Climb aboard the comfortable Estrella and explore the northern and central islands of the GalÁpagos archipelago. Enjoy included snorkelling gear and the presence of an expert Naturalist Guide, there to make sense of this unique region. After a full day of swimming with unique sea life and walking among wildlife that has no fear of humans, enjoy deck-side drinks before retiring to your air-conditioned cabin. Ocean views come standard. As always with G Adventures, our vessels are exclusive, so you know you’re exploring in good company.
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora (1B)
Fly to Baltra. Meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into the hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to beautiful Tortuga Bay and kayak in the mangrove forest.
Day 3 Puerto Ayora/BartolomÉ Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
Before boarding the vessel have a quick morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon, hike up to the the top of BartolomÉ Island, and see one of the most famous views of the GalÁpagos. Cool off with a swim off the soft sandy beach.
Day 4 Genovesa Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
Take a morning walk up the caldera to see red-footed boobies and other birds before searching for marine life in the protected Bahia Darwin. Enjoy an afternoon hike to the Prince Philip steps to get an amazing view of the island.
Day 5 Islas Plaza/Santa FÉ Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a morning walk around South Plaza islet looking out for marine birds and sea lions swimming in the turquoise waters. Later, explore Santa FÉ keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest.
Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito (1B)
Early morning visit to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands before heading to the airport and flying back to Quito.
Day 7 Quito (1B)
Depart at any time.
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