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Galapagos Express

The Galápagos Islands aren't just all about cruising! Over a week’s time and beginning and ending right in the heart of the action (the islands, of course), you’ll stay active by snorkelling, hiking, and exploring the diverse terrain before slowing things down with wildlife exploration in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. With plenty of options to stick around after the trip’s done (or show up early for some independent adventuring beforehand), this is the perfect express trip for a most excellent Galápagos experience.

Latin America
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SEGB/225556
  • Starts: San Cristóbal Island, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • San Cristóbal Island
  • Isabela Island
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Puerto Ayora

Itinerary

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Day 1: San Cristóbal Island

Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area. Explore the trails around the centre and opt to snorkel at nearby Las Tijeretas.

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Day 2: San Cristóbal Island

Enjoy a free day to explore San Cristóbal Island, where the sea lion population rivals the human one. Opt to snorkel at Kicker Rock, visit Playa Mann, or La Lobería.

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Day 3: San Cristóbal Island/Isabela Island

Travel by speedboat to Isabela Island. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the way and enjoy a stop for lunch on Floreana Island. Stretch your legs and enjoy a meal at the G supported-community restaurant to support the local community before continuing on to Isabela.

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Day 4: Isabela Island

Hike the Sierra Negra Volcano for spectacular views from above. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to go snorkeling, visit the giant Tortoise breeding centre or the Flamingo lagoon.

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Day 5: Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island

Transfer by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and enjoy a night in the town of Puerto Ayora.

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Day 6: Santa Cruz Island

Enjoy free time to explore Santa Cruz Island. Opt to visit the highlands, hike out to the stunning Tortuga Bay, or explore the otherworldly Las Grietas freshwater lagoon.

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Day 7: Puerto Ayora

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island
    • Interpretation Centre Visit (San Cristóbal Island)
    • Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano (Isabela Island)
    • Isabela Highlands Camping
    • Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Isabela Municipal Tax
    • Opportunities for snorkelling, swimming, and incredible wildlife encounters
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Multi-share hostel (4 nt), camping (2 nts)
    • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Speedboat, pickup truck, public bus, and private vehicle
    Group Leader
    • CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority)
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Tour Highlights:
  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Travel by public speedboats around the Galápagos Islands
  • Camp in the middle of it all to stay closer to nature
  • Visit Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Hike Sierra Negra Volcano.