Date: November 11 - November 20, 2016

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, snorkel up to twice a day or relax on white-sand beaches. Better yet, do it all. (Sea lions and iguana’s included) .

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.


Day 2: Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the ship.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3: 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4: Isla Bartolomé/Sullivan Bay

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5: Isla Isabela/Isabela Island

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 included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6: Elizabeth Bay/Tagus Cove

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7: Urbina Bay/Punta Espinoza Visit Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Hike the trail to get a view of the caldera and watch for land iguanas along the way. 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8: Isla Rábida/Playa Espumilla

Take a morning excursion to the red sand beaches of Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. in the afternoon, visit Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9: Islas Daphne/Quito

Visit Daphne, a tiny conical island, home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, Darwin's finches, and other wonderful wildlife before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Quito

Depart at any time.

INCLUSIONS:

  • 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
  • Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Yolita in twin-share cabins (7 nts).
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Allow USD130-170 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.
  • Local flight, Yolita motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, private bus.
  • Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International air
  • Applicable Visas
  • Incidentals
  • Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Optional Tours or optional admissions
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