Classic: Galapagos Island Hopping (SEIG)
Countries Visited: Ecuador Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
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: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano - the second-largest volcanic crater in the world - and walk on the lava fields, observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon, be amazed at the unique wildlife of the Galapagos, enjoy a G Adventures-supported community guesthouse on Floreana.
Looking for more than a cruise to the islandss A week of touring the less-explored parts of the Galapagos Islands is the answer. We'll start in Santa Cruz, then head to Floreana to stay on a part of the island that sees less visitors than the rest. From there it's on to Isabela for a few days of hiking, snorkelling, and visiting the island's main highlights. Top that off with a hike up Sierra Negra Volcano - the second-largest volcanic crater in the world - along with the Galapagos' typical array of exotic wildlife and prepare to be amazed.
|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Puerto Ayora||Day 1 Puerto Ayora|
As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Floreana Island||Day 2 Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island (1B, 1D)|
In the morning, walk to "Las Grietas" located across Academy Bay, walk through a rugged cactus forest on the way to this stunning lagoon. In the afternoon, hop on a speedboat to nearby Floreana Island. Stay in the G Adventures-supported community guesthouses and eat meals in the community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island. Additional Notes: Please note that travel between islands is done by speedboat. The ride can be quite rough, especially from July to December. Make sure to bring sea sickness medication if you are prone to sea sickness. Included Activities: Swimming at Las Grietas Floreana Community Restaurants Floreana Community Guesthouse Transport: Keep an eye out for dolphins and birds along the way. Speedboat (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Floreana Island||Day 3 Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the areas natural history. Included Activities: Loberia Snorkelling Excursion Floreana Highlands Excursion Floreana Community Restaurants Floreana Community Guesthouse
|Day 4||Isabela Island||Day 4 Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B, 1L)|
Hike to the summit to experience a birds-eye view of this magical landscape. Continue to the lava fields of Volcano Chico admiring views of the surrounding volcanoes and islands. Included Activities: Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion Transport: Speedboat (2.00-2.50 hours)
|Day 5||Isabela Island||Day 5 Isabela Island (1B)|
Explore the surroundings with a short walk to observe pink flamingos in the wetlands and catch a stunning Isabela sunset on the beach. Along the way, stop at a lookout point, and visit natural pools, beaches, and mangrove swamps. In the evening, relax at the bar or on the beach and opt to enjoy a drink at sunset. Included Activities: Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit
|Day 6||Puerto Ayora||Day 6 Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora (1B)|
In the evening, enjoy free time to explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or do a little last minute shopping. Included Activities: Tortuga Bay Hike Transport: Speedboat (2.00-3.00 hours)
|Day 7||Puerto Ayora||Day 7 Puerto Ayora (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:Information Not Available
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.