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Galapagos — Central, South & East Islands aboard the Yolita
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After seven nights cruising the Galápagos 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 Devil's 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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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SEV10YB/155084
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport
  • Seymour Airport
  • Cerro Brujo
  • Kicker Rock
  • Bahía Gardner
  • Punta Suárez
  • Santa Fé Island
  • South Plaza
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Floreana Island
  • Chinese Hat
  • Cerro Dragón
  • Black Turtle Cove

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.
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.

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Day 2: Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island to look out for blue-footed boobies.

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Day 3: Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock

Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal 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 Galápagos. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

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Day 4: Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Sail in to Gardner Bay, an excellent swimming and snorkelling site. Head to Punta Suarez on Española Island. The southernmost island in the Galápagos archipelago is home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. A hike to the top of the cliff makes for spectacular photo opportunities.

Punta Suarez on the western side of Española 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.

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Day 5: 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 6: Santa Cruz Island

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.
In the morning, arrive in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Santa Cruz is the second biggest island in the Galápagos, 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.

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Day 7: Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

This morning, snorkel at Devil's 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.

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Day 8: Chinese Hat/Cerro Dragón

Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Dragón for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching.

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Day 9: Black Turtle Cove/Quito

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.

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Day 10: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
    • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita (7 nts)
    • All meals aboard the Yolita
    • Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
    • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock, Isla Lobos, Gardner Bay and Corona del Diablo
    • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
    • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Yolita in twin-share cabins (7 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, motorized yacht (Yolita), 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:
  • Seven nights cruising in the Galápagos 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 ‘Devil's Crown’
  • Visit Post Office Bay
  • Cerro Dragón for some excellent birdwatching
  • And snorkel with the local wildlife.