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Galapagos at a Glance: Southern Islands (Daphne)

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador

Visit: Quito, Isla Baltra/Santa Cruz Highlands, Isla Floreana, Isla Espanola, Isla San Cristobal, Quito

Tour Type: Group Tour

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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Welcome to the Galapagos Islands, guaranteed to fill even the most well-travelled adventurers with a sense of awe and wonder. Be enchanted by pink flamingos in the lagoons of Isla Floreana, sunbathe with sea lions along Gardner Beach, hike along the spectacular green shoreline of Punta Cormorant and snorkel, well, everywhere. This active 6-day tour is a short and sweet introduction to the famed archipelago, the perfect addition to any South American adventure.

Highlights

    • Pink flamingos, red-throated frigates and blue-footed boobies will have you craning your neck, snapping photos and contemplating a career in ornithology.
    • Snorkel through the underwater wonderland of Devil’s Crown, the formerly volcanic crater that is now home to turtles, rays and sharks.
    • Have an up-close encounter with the lumbering gentle giant that is the Galapagos tortoise, both captive and in the wild.
    • This 6-day tour is a short and sweet introduction to the famed archipelago, the perfect addition to any South American adventure.
    • An itinerary that strikes the perfect balance between active adventure on land and relaxing evening on Le Grande Daphne, our brand-new motor yacht.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 145911
Tour Type: Group Tour
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: User Defined##Boat,Plane,Bus,Zodiac (Panga)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 6 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (5), Lunch (3), Dinner (3)
Accommodation: Hotel (2 nights) Overnight boat (3 nights)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,086 ($348/day)

Deposit:

$400 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Ecuador Quito, Isla Baltra/Santa Cruz Highlands, Isla Floreana, Isla Espanola, Isla San Cristobal
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Vicki D.  

Pack very lightly, you don't need much as long as you take quick dry travel clothes. There is a drying rack for clothes. The lower deck rooms are small so a small bag is best. The food on the Daphne is very good and there is a post activity snack provided. You will be well fed. If you tend to get seasick take the medicine right before you board because it can get rocky. Keep your money safely on your person the entire time you are in Quito. Don't trust the key safes at the hotel. On the boat, it is fine. The short cruise was great and we felt like we saw a good sampling of what there is to see on the Galapagos and under water.

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Mandar J.  

Great trip. Tour guide was excellent. Would definitely like to leave from Quito at a later time (9 am flight instead of 6 am), considering that there are not many activities planned on first day.

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Geoff and Lesley C.  

Amazing! Love holidays they look after you in every way. Galapagos at a Glance was everything we expected, beautiful beaches, lots of wild life a holiday we will never forget.

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Kathy M.  

If doing the Galapagos take sea sick pills. We had some rough weather and the boat certainly rolls a bit. We did 6 days which is really only 3-4. They need to look at this. Sometimes it would have been good to start in the morning rather than the evening as it often meant more waiting around than necessary and the last day is often nothing. I would recommend a bit longer here if you are able as it is such a beautiful spot.

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Tracy Keith-M.  

Was amazing and was really an experience of a lifetime. Worth every dollar and was really fun. Words really do not do the rip justice. Being able to stay on the boat was an amazing experience and island hopping to see all the amazing wild life was fantastic!!

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Laurence B.  

A very memorable trip. Guide was excellent. Food was excellent. Crew was helpful. The guide and crew took great care to make sure our landings, especially the dry landings, were safe. Bird and animal books aboard the boat were helpful. I'd definitely recommend it to others.

Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year. Intrepid Travel is part of PEAK’s Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Geckos, Peregrine Reserve, Adventure Tours and The Adventure Company. Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning. On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:Integrity – Doing the right thingResponsible – Think global, act localGrowth – Stakeholders in our own successInnovation – Thriving on new ideas and embracing changeFun – It’s engrained into who we are and what we doPassion – We are inspired by the work we do and the trips we offer

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