Galápagos — Central, South & East Islands aboard the Yolita
10 days from Quito to Quito
From $ 5599
Duration10 days

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.

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  • Duration: 10 days
    Service level: Upgraded
  • Starts in: Quito
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Quito
    Ages: 12+
Galápagos — Central, South & East Islands aboard the Yolita - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

Start place: Quito

There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. A G Adventures representative will greet you at the hotel and brief the group on the various aspects of the tour.
Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included. Opt to pre-book the "Quito City Tour & Equator Line" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.

End place: Quito

Day 2: Mariscal 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: B, L, D
Day 3: Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock

Start place: Cerro Brujo

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: B, L, D
Day 4: Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Start place: Bahia Gardner

Punta Suarez on the western side of Española Island (also called Hood) is spectacular.
Follow the trail through a rookery and learn the geological history of the island from the naturalist, including its dramatic volcanic features, climate, flora, and fauna.
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.

End place: Punta Suarez

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Start place: Isla Santa Fe

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

End place: Isla Plaza Norte

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Santa Cruz Island

Start place: Santa Cruz

In the morning, arrive in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Santa Cruz is the second biggest island in the Galápagos, and has the largest population. Puerto Ayora is its main town. In the afternoon, there may be the opportunity to visit the highlands and see giant land tortoises in the wild.
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.

End place: Santa Cruz

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

Start place: Punta Cormorant

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.

End place: Floreana Island

Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Chinese 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: B, L, D
Day 9: Black 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.

End place: Quito

Meals: B
Day 10: Quito

Start place: Quito

Depart at any time.

End place: Quito

Meals: B

Inclusions

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
  • Transport

    Plane, Motorized yacht (Yolita), Van, Panga, Private bus
  • Accommodation

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

Dates & availability: Galápagos — Central, South & East Islands aboard the Yolita

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Departing Sat, 11/28/2020 Finishing Mon, 12/07/2020 Catalog Price $ 5399 Sale Price $ 5399 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/12/2020 Finishing Mon, 12/21/2020 Catalog Price $ 5399 Sale Price $ 5399 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/26/2020 Finishing Mon, 01/04/2021 Catalog Price $ 5499 Sale Price $ 5499 16 Book

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