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Galapagos — South & East Islands aboard the Eden
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Animal lovers have the ultimate vacation ahead with this eight-day tour through the Galápagos. Aboard the Eden, the latest addition to G Adventures' Galápagos fleet, you'll visit islands in the south and east, observing an incredible array of rare animal species along the way. Spot marine iguanas in the lagoons of Floreana Island, reef sharks in an underwater volcanic cone, and friendly sea lions at Isla Lobos. You'll gain a whole new appreciation for Mother Nature by the end of this incredible tour.

Latin America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SEV08DA/230806
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Seymour Airport
  • Floreana Island
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Suárez
  • Bahía Gardner
  • Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
  • Santa Fé Island
  • South Plaza
  • Santa Cruz Island

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Quito/Seymour Airport

Catch an early flight to the Galápagos. In the afternoon, visit the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane).

The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galápagos as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.

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Day 3: Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant

Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo.

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Day 4: Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta Suárez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion.

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Day 5: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Learn about the history of the Islands at the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre then get up close to marine life at Kicker Rock. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

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Day 6: Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

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Day 7: Santa Cruz Island/Quito

In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

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Day 8: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (5 nts)
    • All meals aboard the Eden
    • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
    • Highlands giant tortoises excursion (Santa Cruz)
    • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
    • Isla lobos visit
    • Santa Fé and South Plazas excursions
    • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)
    • Snorkelling at Corona del Diablo and Gardner Bay
    • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths), or double cabins (5 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus
    Group Leader
    • CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito
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Tour Highlights:
  • See giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Spot nocturnal barn owls roosting in volcanic tubes
  • Snorkel in Corona del Diablo
  • Visit contrasting green and white sand beaches on Floreana Island
  • See napping reef sharks at the bottom of Gardner Bay