Mother Nature’s zoo lies in the GalÁpagos Islands, where an incredibly diverse array of animals live in harmony. On this ten-day sailing adventure through the north, central and south islands, you’ll have the opportunity to spot the GalÁpagos’ most unique species. See giant tortoises at the El Chato Reserve, marine iguanas on Floreana Island, and the elusive red-footed boobie at El Barranco. Do it all with the Eden, the latest addition to the G Adventures fleet for a trip that doesn’t lack in the comforts you’re familiar with.
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Baltra Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
Take an early flight to the GalÁpagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.
Day 3 Genovesa Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
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.
Day 4 BartolomÉ Island/Sullivan Bay (1B, 1L, 1D)
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.
Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Cerro DragÓn (1B, 1L, 1D)
Search for marine life in the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove by panga, after, spot a variety of birdlife at Cerro DragÓn.
Day 6 Puerto Ayora (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz to try to see giant land tortoises in the wild, then enjoy free time to explore Puerto Ayora.
Day 7 Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo.
Day 8 Punta SuÁrez/BahÍa Gardner (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy the day on EspaÑola Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta SuÁrez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion.
Day 9 San CristÓbal Island/Quito (1B)
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San CristÓbal Island before flying back to Quito.
Day 10 Quito (1B)
Depart at any time.
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