Tour Start Date: 11 February 2018

Tour End Date: 26 February 2018


SPECIFIC DEPARTURE DETAILS:

Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
Transfer to the Quito airport and catch a flight to the Galápagos. Arrive at Baltra and travel to the hotel in Santa Cruz. Later, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station for an introduction to some of the unique wildlife and history of the area before an evening welcome meeting to meet up with any travellers joining the group.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island
In the morning, walk to "Las Grietas" located across Academy Bay, walk through a rugged cactus forest on the way to this stunning lagoon. In the afternoon, hop on a speedboat to nearby Floreana Island. Stay in the G Adventures-supported community guesthouses and eat meals in the community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island.
Exclusive Inclusions:G Adventures for Good Floreana Community Restaurants|G Adventures for Good Floreana Community Guesthouse
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 4 Floreana Island
Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area's natural history.
Exclusive Inclusions:G Adventures for Good Floreana Community Restaurants|G Adventures for Good Floreana Community Guesthouse
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Day 5 Floreana Island/Isabela Island
Travel to Isabela Island. Hike up the active Sierra Negra Volcano and walk around the rim of the largest volcanic crater in the archipelago.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 6 Isabela Island
Enjoy free time in the morning, opt to take a wildlife boat excursion to 'Islote Tintoreras' to view breeding white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Later, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora
Travel by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island. Later, enjoy a walk to Tortuga Bay, opt for a kayak, surf lessons or swim in the turquoise water.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Puerto Ayora/Quito
Travel back to Baltra to catch the flight to Quito. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the evening in the capital city.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9 Quito
Free Day to Explore the city
Day 10 Quito/Baños
Travel to Baños and enjoy numerous outdoor optional activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking or soaking in the hot springs.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11 Baños
Enjoy free time to experience all this adventurous town has to offer.
Exclusive Inclusions:Carte Blanche
Day 12 Baños/Tena
Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend 2 nights with a local Quichua family at a homestay in a small village. Enjoy nature walks and learn about local culture.
Exclusive Inclusions:Local Living Amazon Jungle Homestay
Meals included: Lunch | Dinner
Day 13 Tena
Spend a full day in the Amazon learning about life at a homestay. Enjoy nature walks and visits with the local shaman.
Exclusive Inclusions:Local Living Amazon Jungle Homestay
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 14 Tena/Otavalo
Travel to Otavalo with a stop at the Equator. Optional activities include visits to Peguche Waterfall and the Cotacachi leather market or a hike around Cuicocha Lake.
Day 15 Otavalo/Quito
Explore the famous Otavalo handicraft market before returning to Quito.
Day 16 Quito
Departure day.
Meals included: Breakfast



  • G Adventures for Good: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island
  • G Adventures for Good: Floreana Community Guesthouse, Floreana Island
  • Charles Darwin Research Centre visit (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Las Grietas
  • Snorkelling at Loberia (Floreana Island)
  • Flamingo Lagoon visit (Isabela Island)
  • Sierra Negra volcano hike with lava fields visit
  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit
  • Tortuga Bay hike (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Local Living: Amazon Jungle Homestay , Tena
  • Otavalo Market visit
  • "Middle of the Earth" equator monument visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Accommodations:
Hotels (11 nts), G Adventures-supported community guesthouse (2 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share).
Meals:
11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners Allow USD 355-465 for meals not included.
Transportation:
Plane, private van, speedboat, public bus, walking
Staff & experts:
CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) for days 10-16, local guides.

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