Galápagos Island Highlights

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Day 1 Hola Quito
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Day 2 Quito landmarks
Quito guided sightseeing tour
Independence PlazaGovernment PalaceSan Francisco Church visitMitad del Mundo visit
Details: Quito guided sightseeing tour
Explore Ecuador's beautiful capital on this guided tour of Quito's downtown. Visit sites dating back to Spanish colonization, and continue to Panecillo where you will find an impressive panoramic view of the city and the surrounding valleys. Jump from the southern to northern hemisphere in an instant at Mitad del Mundo - the Equator Monument that marks the equinoctial line.
Details: Mitad del Mundo visit
Stand at the place where the northern and southern hemispheres meet, see the Equatorial Monument marking the spot.
Day 3 Quito--Galápagos
Fly to Santa Cruz
Highlands of the Island visit
View lava tunnels
Details: Twin Craters visit
Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. After a moderate hike, you'll be rewarded with a view that is breathtaking.
Day 4 Santa Cruz Island to Isabela Island
Transfer to Isabela Island via boat
Wetlands visit
Playa del Amorestuary tunnelsWall of Tears visit
Giant Tortoise Breeding Center guided visit
Details: Wall of Tears visit
A historic site commemorating Isabela Island's history as a penal colony.
Details: Flamingo Lake walk
To the west of Puerto Villamil there are various salt and brackish lagoons which house an impressive variety of coastal and sea birds. Here, visitors can also find the largest concentration of flamingos in Galápagos.
Day 5 Sierra Negra Volcano excursion
Full-day guided Sierra Negra Volcano hike
Puerto Villamil beach time
Day 6 Isabela Island--Santa Cruz Island
Las Tintoreras visit
See marine iguanas, Galápagos penguins & Sally Lightfoot crabs
Snorkling adventure in Las Tintoreras
Transfer to Santa Cruz Island via boat
Darwin Research Station guided visit
Day 7 Santa Cruz Island--Quito
Transfer to Baltra Island via Itabaca Canal
Fly to Quito
Day 8 End tour
Details: Fly home
In most cases, your flight home is overnight. You will return home on Day 9.
Day 9 Return home
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • 7 overnight stays in hotel with private bathrooms
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
  • Guided sightseeing and city walks as per itinerary
  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
  • Changes in the regulations of the Galapagos National Park may result in changes to the itinerary
  • Tour Diary™
  • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
  • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.
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