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Galapagos Island Hopping

Galapagos Island Hopping

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Quito Welcome to Ecuador! Today you can arrive at any time. You’ll be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or join us on a walking city tour of Quito. Tonight we all go out for a first Ecuadorian dinner together and we can explore Quito’s nightlife.

Day 2: Galapagos – Isla San Cristobal A flight takes us from Quito to Isla San Cristobal. We’ll be transferred to our hotel. After lunch we hike up the Frigate Birds Hill and snorkel in Loberia beach with playful sealions.

Day 3: Galapagos- Isla San Cristobal Today we visit the highlands, we’ll get to see the Hatun Sacha Foundation, the beautiful Junco Lagoon and the Galapaguera (tortoise reserve).

Day 4: Galapagos-Isla San Cristobal Today we navigate to Kicker Rock, Lobos Island (no disembarkation possible)and Puerto Grande Beach for great snorkel and bird watching! We?ll get back at the port at around 3 PM and make a short hike to visit the Interpretation Centre.

Day 5: Galapagos-Isla San Cristobal After breakfast we leave San Cristobal island and navegate to Floreana (around 2h30. We´ll have great snorkel at Champions, then visit the highlands of floreana. Our guide will explain you the mysteries of the first colonists of the Galapagos. Beach session in Black Beach and then dinner and overnight in small cabans well equipped on the beach. Great ambiance!

Day 6: Galapagos - Isa Isabela Today we´ll navigate to the biggest island of the archipielago, Isabela. On the way we snorkel at Turtle Islet. At arrival at Isabela we get transferred to our hotel and make an easy hike to the wall of tears and Flamingo lake before lunch. In the afternoon we visit the Tintoreras Islet wher we can observe white tipped sharks, iguanas and surely Galapagos penguins!

Day 7: Galapagos - Isla Isabela
After breakfast we head to the highlands of Isabela, where we can observe the amazing volcanic scenery. Sierra Negra has the second largest crater in the world and is still active. We´ll enjoy our boxed lunch during the hike and we?ll get back t port around 3-4PM, to relax at Concha Perla beach and smorkel.

Day 8: Galapagos - Isla Santa Cruz
After breakfast, we´ll embark again our speedboats to go to Santa Cruz Island. On the way those who wish can snorkel at ?los 4 hermanos?. At arrival in Santa Cruz we´ll go directly to the highlands to enjoy a delicious BBQ in a local ?finca?. Later we visit the twin craters, lava tunnels and tortoise reserve. the rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy the little port and to do some souvenir shopping.

Day 9: Galapagos – Isla Baltra - Quito We visit the Charles Darwin station and transfer out to Baltra for our flight back to the mainland. Be ready for a great last dinner and salsa night in Quito!

Day 10: Departure Transfer to the airport. Hasta luego amigos!

DISCLAMER
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, we reserve the right to make changes to the program itinerary without prior notice, due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, bus or flight arrivals or departure times or any other reasons relevant to the best development of the trip. Such changes will only be done for the comfort, safety and well-being of the group. The dossier 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.



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