Marine: Galapagos - Central, South & East Islands aboard the Yolita (SEV10YB)
Countries Visited: Ecuador All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Seven nights cruising in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Yolita. Explore the beautiful central, south and east Islands to see iguanas and sea lions, relax on the white sandy beaches, enjoy an amazing snorkelling experience at the `Devils Crown', visit Post Office Bay, Cerro Dragon for some excellent birdwatching, and snorkel with the local wildlife.
After seven nights cruising the Galapagos Islands aboard the Yolita, you won't want to leave. Travelling between the central, southern and eastern islands, expect days full of activities you really can't experience anywhere else. Share the beautiful white-sand beaches with sea lions, iguanas, and 100-year-old tortoises, hike Punta Pitt and try to find all three distinct species of booby, then take a trip to the Devils Crown, a snorkeller's paradise. Before you leave, make sure to make a stop at Post Office Bay to drop off a post card, or maybe even bring one home with you.
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|Offer valid through 12/31/2017|
|Day 1||Quito||Day 1 Quito|
There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. A G Adventures representative will greet you at the hotel and brief the group on the various aspects of the tour. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
|Day 2||Seymour Airport||Day 2 Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Take an early flight to the Galapagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island to look out for blue-footed boobies. Included Activities: North Seymour Island Visit Transport: Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galapagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive at the boat in time for lunch on Day 2 before the afternoon activity. Plane (3.00 hour(s)) Yolita
|Day 3||Kicker Rock||Day 3 Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and some of the best snorkelling in the Galapagos. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions. Included Activities: Cerro Brujo Visit Snorkelling (Kicker Rock) Snorkelling (Isla Lobos) Isla Lobos Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 4||Punta Suarez||Day 4 Bahia Gardner/Punta Suarez (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Punta Suarez on the western side of EspaNola Island (also called Hood) is spectacular. Follow the trail through a rookery and learn the geological history of the island from the naturalist, including its dramatic volcanic features, climate, flora, and fauna. Included Activities: Punta Suarez Excursion Gardner Bay Visit Snorkelling (Gardner Bay) Transport: Yolita
|Day 5||South Plaza||Day 5 Santa Fe Island/South Plaza (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas and white tipped sharks. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities. Included Activities: South Plaza Island Visit Santa Fe Island Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 6||Santa Cruz Island||Day 6 Santa Cruz Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
In the morning, arrive in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Santa Cruz is the second biggest island in the Galapagos, and has the largest population. Puerto Ayora is its main town. In the afternoon, there may be the opportunity to visit the highlands and see giant land tortoises in the wild. Included Activities: Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 7||Floreana Island||Day 7 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
This morning, snorkel at Devils Crown, a coral reef surrounded by an eroded volcanic crater, the perfect home for marine life. Look out for small sharks, rays and schools of tropical fish. In the afternoon, make sure you have a postcard to leave behind on a visit to Post Office Bay. Included Activities: Post Office Bay Visit Snorkelling (Corona del Diablo) Transport: Yolita
|Day 8||Cerro Dragon||Day 8 Chinese Hat/Cerro Dragon (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Dragon for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching. Included Activities: Cerro Dragon Visit Chinese Hat Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 9||Quito||Day 9 Black Turtle Cove/Quito (1B)|
Explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove. In the afternoon, transfer for a flight back to Quito for one last night on the town. Included Activities: Black Turtle Cove Excursion
|Day 10||Quito||Day 10 Quito (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights to and from the Galapagos are included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Flights to either of the airports in the Galapagos leave early in the morning on Day 2 and get you into the islands in the early afternoon. Flights back to the mainland depart between 10:00am and 1:30pm arriving in the early evening.
Please note that all flights to and from the Galapagos make a 1 hour refuelling stop in Guayaquil.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.