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LAND GALAPAGOS - MULTI-ACTIVITIES

10 Days, Quito to Quito
LAND GALAPAGOS - MULTI-ACTIVITIES

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This adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galapagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore - so your time on the read more...

IS THIS Active TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Want to physically engage with your environment
    • Are looking beyond a mere vacation as you hike, bike and kayak
    • Like exploring the world's greatest vantage points
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 Nights accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Plane, speed boat, van, pickup truck, local bus, Zodiac).
  • Internal flights.
  • Mann Beach visit (San Cristobal).
  • Snorkelling trip to Kicker Rock.
  • Interpretation Center visit.
  • Swimming and snorkelling in Floreana.
  • Highlands excursion.
  • "Wall of Tears" monument (Isabela Island).
  • Biking excursion.
  • Sierra Negra Volcano hike.
  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit.
  • Puerto Ayora town visit.
  • Santa Cruz highlands visit.
  • Tortuga Bay walk and kayaking excursion.
  • Charles Darwin Research Station visit.
  • Isabela Municipal Tax.
  • CEO/naturalist guide while in the Galapagos Islands (certified by the Galapagos National Park Authority), Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 100-150 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Quito
Day 2 Quito/San Cristobal Island
Day 3 San Cristobal Island
Day 4 San Cristobal Island/Floreana Island
Day 5 Floreana Island/Isabela Island
Day 6 Isabela Island
Day 7 Isabela Island/Santa Cruz
Day 8 Santa Cruz
Day 9 Santa Cruz/Quito
Day 10 Depart Quito
Departures
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Quito
  • San Cristobal Island
  • Floreana Island
  • Isabela Island
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • DAY 1 Arrive Quito

    Arrive at any time.

    Located 2850m (9348ft) above sea level, the Ecuadorian capital of Quito enjoys a wonderful spring-like climate, despite the fact that it is only 22km (14 mi) south of the Equator.

    On a clear day, several snow-capped volcanoes, including nearby Pichincha, are visible from the centre of this city nestled in a mountain-flanked valley. Add a rich history and a well-preserved colonial district to its beautiful location, and you can begin to understand why Quito appeals to thousands of tourists every year.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Quito/San Cristobal Island

    Fly to San Cristobal. Visit Mann Beach to see the sea lions and frigatebirds.

    The trip begins with an early morning transfer to the airport and a flight to San Cristobal Island, Galapagos. San Cristobal is the easternmost island of Galapagos and one of the oldest. Its principal town is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos' capital.

    After lunch, head up San Cristobal through the settlements of El Progresso and La Soledad. After arriving at the top, enjoy a stunning panoramic view overlooking the Pacific Ocean toward the islands of Santa Cruz, Floreana, and Santa Fe. Take an exhilarating downhill bike ride back through the lush landscape of San Cristobal, passing again through the village of El Progresso and arriving into the township of Puerto Barequizo Moreno.

    Visit the Interpretation Centre and learn more about the history of the Galapagos, sometimes referred to as "the Enchanted Islands." Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on Mann Beach or swimming with playful sea lions as frigatebirds glide on the thermals. In the evening, opt for dinner and sample some of the island's fresh fish and produce.

    Flight
    Quito - San Cristobal Island3h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Mann Beach Visit
    San Cristobal Island
    Relax on Mann Beach or go swimming with playful and ever-so-friendly sea lions as frigate birds glide overhead on the thermals. Get up close to the wild and wonderful nature that inhabits the Galapagos, and enjoy the views overlooking the magnificent Pacific. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 San Cristobal Island

    Enjoy a snorkeling trip to Kicker Rock to search for marine life like sea turtles, manta rays, and sharks. Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area.

    The day begins with a short boat ride to Kicker Rock, an island also known as "Leon Dormido," which resembles a sleeping lion. It is formed from the remains of an underwater volcano rising 150m (492ft) out of the sea, a truly impressive sight! Enjoy an opportunity to snorkel while you keep an eye out below for sea turtles, manta rays, and maybe the odd harmless Galapagos shark, just to name a few.

    It is quite striking and, if conditions are right, we may be able to sail through a narrow channel which splits Kicker Rock in half. This is a fantastic opportunity to observe the abundant marine life that Galapagos is renowned for. Back on board the boat, sail to the main town and visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon.

    Kicker Rock Snorkeling Trip
    Kicker Rock
    Embark on a snorkeling adventure at Kicker Rock, one of the most stunning landmarks in the Galapagos Islands that's home to an incredibly diverse range of marine life that inhabits the nutrient-rich water. Explore the rock which rises 150m (492 ft) above the ocean's surface, and is divided into two parts by a narrow channel navigable by small vessels. See an array of sharks and fish that are drawn to the rock and provide for an exhilarating unique snorkeling experience.

    Interpretation Center Visit
    San Cristobal Island
    Learn about the history of the Galapagos Islands from the very beginning of their volcanic origins through to today's conservation efforts. Tour the Human History exhibit to learn about the islands' discovery and colonization, and discover the natural history and variety of flora and fauna that make the Galapagos so fascinating. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 San Cristobal Island/Floreana Island

    Travel by boat to Floreana Island, where there are opportunities to swim and snorkel. Free afternoon in Puerto Velasco Ibarra.

    In the morning, depart San Cristobal Island and head to Floreana Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins and the magnificent albatross along the way.

    Walk along the black sand beach to Loberia to enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Please be sure you are a comfortable swimmer. The water here can be rough and the currents are strong.

    After some great snorkeling, travel to the isolated town of Puerto Velasco Ibarra to the hotel located right on the black sand beach. Take a walk around the museum, or visit the highlands of the island.

    Speedboat
    San Cristobal Island - Floreana Island 3h74km
    Cut swiftly through the surf en route to the next stop (and hang on to your hat).

    Free Time
    Floreana Island Afternoon

    Continue to the isolated town of Puerto Velasco Ibarra to our hotel located right on the black sand beach. Take a walk around the museum, or visit the highlands of the island. Free time is yours to explore!

    Loberia Snorkeling Excursion
    Floreana Island
    Snorkel straight off the beach at Loberia, and get up close to the diverse wildlife in the waters around the Galapagos. Please be sure you are a strong swimmer; the water here can be rough and the currents are strong. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Floreana Island/Isabela Island

    Morning excursion to the highlands of Floreana. Continue by boat to Isabela Island for a visit to the "Wall of Tears" and a nearby lookout point.

    After a tranquil night, head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Hear tales about the pirates, whalers, seal hunters and bucaneers who once lived in this isolated and unique landscape. After lunch, bid farewell to the mysterious Floreana and set sail to Isabela Island.

    Explore new surroundings with a short walk to observe pink flamingos in the wetlands, and catch a stunning Isabela sunset on the beach. Afterwards, head to the "Wall of Tears" built by convicts many years ago. Stop along the way at a lookout point and visit natural pools, walking trails, beaches, and mangrove swamps.

    Floreana Highlands Excursion
    Floreana Island
    Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Hear the tales about the pirates, whalers, seal hunters and buccaneers who once lived in this isolated and unique landscape.

    Speedboat
    Floreana Island - Isabela Island 2h37km
    Cut swiftly through the surf en route to the next stop (and hang on to your hat).

    Wall of Tears Visit
    Isabela Island
    Tour the sombre 'Wall of Tears', a historical site that pays homage to the prisoners of an on-island penal colony, who were forced to build a wall out of huge blocks of lava. Many prisoners died during the wall's construction between 1946 and 1959. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Isabela Island

    Full-day tour to Sierra Negra Volcano to see the second-largest crater in the world and enjoy an exhilarating downhill bike excursion. Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on the way back to town. Opt to take surfing lessons on the nearby beach. Take a full day tour on Isabela Island that includes a trek up the Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Galapagos boasting the second largest crater in the world. Hike to the summit to experience a birds-eye view of the magical landscape. Stop by the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on the way back to town. In the evening, opt for a surfing lesson or relax at the bar or on the beach and enjoy a nice cold beer or cocktail.

    Private Vehicle
    Isabela Island - Sierra Negro 3h55km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion
    Isabela Island
    Lace up your hiking boots to explore Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galapagos. See smoking fumaroles and the "sulphur volcano" (large amounts of sulphur deposited around the fumaroles) along the way. The volcano last erupted in October 2005, making it the most recent eruption in the Galapagos.

    Optional Activities
    Surfing Lesson

    Isabela Island
    Grab your swimsuit and get ready to hang ten! Learn how to find and ride the waves with surfing lessons from local experts. Enjoy the fresh sea air, and try to spot local marine life while enjoying the waters. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Isabela Island/Santa Cruz

    Morning mountain biking around Isabela. Travel by boat in the afternoon to Santa Cruz Island and have a free evening for shopping or exploring the town of Puerto Ayora. Visit "Tintoreras" Shark Alley to observe the white tip reef sharks found swimming in the channels between the rocks. Get a close-up view of pelicans, frigatebirds, and diving blue-footed boobies. Watch for manta rays and rare Galapagos penguins, of which only 800 pairs exist. Set sail for Santa Cruz Island and dock at the town of Puerto Ayora. After a late hotel check-in, enjoy free time to explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or maybe do some souvenir shopping in one of the many shops.

    Speedboat
    Isabela Island - Santa Cruz2h46km
    Cut swiftly through the surf en route to the next stop (and hang on to your hat).

    Las Tintoreras (Shark Alley) Excursion
    Santa Cruz
    Tour the "Tintoreras" Shark Alley to watch manta rays and white tip reef sharks swim in the channels between the rocks. Get up close to pelicans, frigatebirds, and diving blue-footed boobies, and keep an eye out for rare Galapagos penguins, the only species found in Galapagos and north of the Equator.

    Free Time
    Santa Cruz Evening
    Explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or maybe do some souvenir shopping in one of the many shops. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 8 Santa Cruz

    Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the giant tortoise's natural habitat and the lava tunnels. Afternoon walk to Tortuga Bay for a kayak excursion to explore the mangroves.

    Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to observe the Galapagos giant tortoise in its natural surroundings. The area is also famous for amazing lava tunnels, some of which are more than 1km (.6 mi) long! From this elevation, the panoramic views of the other islands are stunning.
    Later in the day, head to Tortuga Bay, a beautiful beach with fine white sand to visit marine iguanas, do some kayaking, or soak up some sun.

    Santa Cruz Highlands Excursion
    Santa Cruz
    Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz and see the Galapagos giant tortoise in its natural surroundings. Explore the area and its incredible underground lava tunnels - some are more than 1km (.6 mi) long! Wander along the volcanic tubes and keep an eye out for the (mainly) nocturnal barn owls that sometimes roost here.

    Tortuga Bay Kayaking
    Isla Santa Cruz
    Grab a life jacket and go for a kayak adventure in the mangroves of Tortuga Bay. Keep an eye out for a wide variety of marine life, including colorful reef fish, rays, and sea turtles, as you paddle the blue waters. Relax after on a beautiful fine white sand beach, and soak up some sun - you may spot some iguanas also trying to catch some rays on the shore. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 9 Santa Cruz/Quito

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station before transferring across Santa Cruz Island to Baltra. Fly back to Quito.

    Before bidding farewell to the Enchanted Islands, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Inaugurated in 1964 and based in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, the Charles Darwin Research Station is the one place where visitors can easily see the famous Galapagos tortoises, which can live up to two hundred years. This is a great opportunity to observe many species of tortoises and land iguanas in captivity, brought back from the brink of extinction.

    After a transfer over the island of Santa Cruz, arrive at Baltra Island for our return flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel for one last night on the town. Our representative in Quito will be able to advise on and help with some of the many day tours available in and around Quito.

    Charles Darwin Research Station Visit
    Puerto Ayora
    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, a science organization initiated in 1964, which works to preserve the Galapagos' ecosystem through the conservation efforts of scientists, researchers, and volunteers. It also provides a study location for international scientists and training for naturalist guides. Tour the exhibition centre to see photo displays of recent volcanic eruptions, charts outlining geological formations, and drawings of the evolutionary development of endemic species.

    The station is also a great place to observe many species of tortoises and land iguanas in captivity, brought back from the brink of extinction. See the famous Galapagos tortoise up close - a corral houses adult tortoises, and a nursery cares for the young until around age three when their shells have hardened.

    Ferry
    Santa Cruz - Baltra Ferry Terminal
    Take a private van to the ferry terminal on Santa Cruz island, before taking a short ferry to Baltra. Once there, a short ride on a public bus will take you to the airport.

    Plane
    Baltra Airport - Quito3h970km
    Once arriving back in Quito, a private van will transfer you to the hotel for the evening. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Depart Quito

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 100-150 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 15 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. ITINERARY CHANGES: The itinerary is subject to further changes dependent upon new regulations made by the Galapagos National Park or seasonal points of interest.


  10. CONFIRM YOUR DETAILS: G Adventures requires your passport number, full name and date of birth at the time of booking. Please make sure you give this information to your travel agent.

  11. Once you have confirmed your booking please give us your international flight details and advise us if you have any important issues such as allergies, special diets, etc.

  12. GALAPAGOS ISLAND PARK ENTRY FEE: The Ecuadorian government currently levies a Galapagos Islands Park entry fee of $100 USD per person. This is payable at the airport upon arrival in the park. It is not included in the cost of the tour, and must be paid in CASH. This fee funds Park maintenance and supervision in Galapagos, as well as ecological study, conservation and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.

  13. TRANSIT CONTROL CARDS: The Galapagos National Park authorities have implemented a system of Transit Control Cards at a fee of $20 USD per person. This card is to be purchased in CASH at a counter in the Quito airport before boarding the flight to the Galapagos. Please retain this card along with your passport as you will be required to present this upon arrival to the Galapagos Islands. Please note that this applies to all tourists entering the Galapagos Islands and is a supplement to the existing entry fee to the National Park and is not controlled by tour operators or travel agencies. It is the first of a number of initiatives to track, control and maintain the sustainable tourism targets set out by the Galapagos National Park and the Ecuadorian government in an attempt to preserve the fragile environment of the archipelago.

  14. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Ecuador. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights


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