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Galapagos — West, Central & East Islands aboard the Estrella del Mar

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador

Visit: Quito, Chinese Hat, Playa Espumilla, Punta Espinoza, Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Quito

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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Climb aboard the comfortable Estrella for seven nights of in-depth exploration of the Galápagos, including the less visited western islands. You'll witness a nesting site for the flightless cormorant on Isabela Island, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, and catch great views amidst the largest colony of marine iguanas on Fernandina Island, the youngest in the archipelago. With air-conditioned cabins – all featuring private baths and views to the ocean – and included snorkelling equipment, this will be a trip you'll never forget.

Highlights

    • Seven nights cruising the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella
    • Explore the least visited islands of Isabela and Fenandina to see massive bird colonies and impressive volcanos
    • Relax on Santiago Island's white-sand beach
    • Hike to the top of the Sierra Negra volcano the most recently active volcano in the Galápagos
    • Go snorkelling with sea lions and search for turtles and rays

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 145097
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Plane, motorized yacht (Estrella), van, panga, private bus.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 10 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (7 nts)
    • All meals aboard the Estrella
    • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
    • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Visit to the largest marine iguana colony in the Galápagos (Fernandina Island)
    • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
    • Sierra Negra Hike (Isabela Island)
    • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Hike to Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
    • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (7 nts).
    • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, motorized yacht (Estrella), 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.

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,479 ($348/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

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

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Ecuador Quito, Puerto Ayora, Chinese Hat, Rábida Island, Playa Espumilla, Puerto Egas, Punta Espinoza, Urbina Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Punta Moreno, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

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Tour Operator

G Adventures

G Adventures is a tour operator providing small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. But there's more to it than affordability and product depth – G Adventures is in the business of changing people's lives.  

As the world's largest independent adventure travel company, G Adventures brings curious travellers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore this incredible planet we all inhabit.

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

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