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

The Galápagos Islands all have one thing in common: beautiful landscapes and incredible wildlife. (Okay, that’s technically two things, but you get the idea). Travelling aboard the Yolita, this tour takes you to some of the lesser-visited islands like Genovesa in the north and Isabela in the west. Expect to witness an amazing concentration of birdlife and massive bird rookeries, including the largest nesting colonies of red-footed boobies and frigatebirds. Hike right to the top of the Sierra Negra, Galápagos’ most recently active volcano, relax on the white-sand beaches, or snorkel with sea lions. Better yet, do it all.

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  • Duration: 10 days
    Service level: Upgraded
  • Starts in: Quito
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Quito
    Ages: 12+
Galápagos — North, West & Central 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. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and marine iguanas.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Genovesa Island

Start place: Isla Genovesa

Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

End place: Isla Genovesa

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Start place: Isla Bartolome

Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island's dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

End place: Bahia Sullivan

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Isabela Island

Start place: Isla Isabela

Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, explore the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Elizabeth Bay/Urbina Bay

Start place: Bahia Elizabeth

Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. Visit Urbina Bay, located at the base of the Alcedo Volcano. Hike the trail for a chance to see land tortoises in the wild, watching for land iguanas along the way.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza
Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.


End place: Punta Espinosa

Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Rábida Island/Santiago Island
Enjoy a morning panga ride in Buccaneer Cove, watch for sea lions, shorebirds, and interesting lava formations. Take an afternoon excursion to the red sand beaches of Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. Enjoy snorkelling nearby with schools of tropical fish and sea lions.

End place: Isla San Salvador

Meals: B, L, D
Day 9: Islas Daphne/Quito

Start place: Islas Daphne

View Daphne from the boat, the tiny conical island is home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and Darwin's finches, after, fly back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

End place: Quito

Meals: B
Day 10: Quito

Start place: Quito

Depart at any time.

End place: Quito

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • 7 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita
  • Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All landings, excursions, and transportation
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • 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 — North, West & Central Islands aboard the Yolita

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Departing Sat, 12/05/2020 Finishing Mon, 12/14/2020 Catalog Price $ 5399 Sale Price $ 5399 16 Book
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