Cruise the Galápagos National Park abord the Daphne, snorkel with sea lions and search for sea turtles in secluded bays, hike the Sierra Negra Volcano – the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos, explore costal lagoons and black lava flows while searching for unique bird life, land on the seldom-visited Fernandina island – home to some of the most diverse ...
Please note, these local payments are not included in the price of this tour.+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)
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Climb aboard the comfortable Daphne for eight days of in-depth exploration of the western islands of the Galápagos. You'll witness a nesting site for the flightless cormorant on Isabela Island, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, and catch great views amidst the largest colony of marine iguanas on Fernandina Island, the youngest in the archipelago. With air-conditioned cabins – all featuring private baths and views to the ocean – and included snorkelling equipment, this will be a trip you'll never forget.
- 7 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Daphne. Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands. Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide. All landings, excursions, and transportation. Snorkelling equipment. Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre.
- 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners. (Allow USD75-100 for meals not included. Drinks and tips while on the yacht are extra. You must pay a USD10 Transit Control Card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galápagos park entry fee immediately upon arrival to the Islands (subject to increase).)
- Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Daphne in twin-share cabins (7 nts).
- Local flight, Daphne motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, private bus.
- Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
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Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Baltra Island & Las Bachas (B,L,D)
Early flight to Baltra. Meet your guide and transfer to the ship. Visit the beach of Las Bachas in the afternoon.
Day 3 North Seymour & Bartolomé Islands (1B,1L,1D)
Land on North Seymour to view the lions, blue-footed boobies, and magnificent frigatebirds. Visit Bartolomé in the afternoon for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 4 Isla Santiago (B,L,D)
Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools. In the afternoon, visit Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, with thick mangroves along with sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.
Day 5 Isabella & Fernandina Islands (1B,1L,1D)
Morning landing at Tagus Cove, where you can follow a trail along Lake Darwin up to a ridge high enough to display amazing views. Later in the day, visit Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest in the Galápagos Islands. Witness the largest colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.
Day 6 Isabela Island (1B,1L,1D)
Morning excursion to Elizabeth Bay for wildlife viewing and opportunities for swimming and snorkelling. Afternoon landing at Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see the lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands
Day 7 Isabela Island (1B,1L,1D)
Visit Las Tintoreras and hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos in the morning. Spend the afternoon exploring the wet lands, the Wall of Tears, and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil.
Day 8 Santa Cruz Island (1B,1L,1D)
Visit Cerro Dragón in the morning on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Afternoon excursion to Punta Carrión for a chance to snorkel with the marine life keeping an eye out for playful sea lions and sea turtles.
Day 9 Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora & Quito (1B)
Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Foundation to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Transfer to Baltra for your late morning flight back to Quito.
Day 10 Quito (1B)
Depart at any time.
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