GALÁPAGOS — CENTRAL, SOUTH & EAST ISLANDS ABOARD THE YOLITA 10 Days @ reduced price

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.

Now €3295    Was €4119 

Dept 07 Sept – 16 Sept 2019

What’s Included

  • 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

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Yolita in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD120-160 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Yolita), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

 

Quito City Tour and Equator – From €41.00

Enjoy a city tour of Quito. Visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stops at the Basilica del Voto Nacional, La Compañia Church, San Francisco Square, Plaza Grande and the Panecillo, a towering statue of the virgin of Quito who looks out over a stunning view of the city. Drive 25km (16 mi) north of Quito to the Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Stand with one foot in each hemisphere.

 

Physical Rating: 3 – Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Itinerary

Day 1Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2Mariscal 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.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock

Travel to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the morning to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. Continue to Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Bahía 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 nazca and blue-footed boobies. A hike to the top of the cliff makes for spectacular photo opportunities.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Santa 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.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Santa 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.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Punta 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.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Chinese 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.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Black Turtle Cove/Quito

In the early morning, explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove before transferring to the airport for a flight back to Quito. Enjoy a final night out on the town.

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 10Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 
Flights not included – we can organise flights from Dublin on request.
 
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