Galápagos Land & Sea — North & Central aboard Estrella

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+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)+20.00 USD (Transit Control Card)
7 days,Quito to Quito

1 night in Puerto Ayora, enjoying an afternoon hike to Tortuga bay along with a kayak. 3 nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Estrella Del Mar. Snorkel in the caldera of a collapsed volcano and search for marine life on Genovesa, hike over the dramatic volcanic rock formations on Bartolomé, search for land iguanas on Santa Fe

Climb aboard the comfortable Estrella Del Mar 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.

What's Included

  • 2 nts hotel in Quito, 1 nt hotel in Puerto Ayora, 3 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella Del Mar
  • Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All landings, excursions, and transportation
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD100-150 for meals not included. Drinks and tips while on the yacht are extra. Not included is USD20 Tourist Transit card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galapagos park entry fee upon arrival to the Islands.)
  • Local flight, Estrella Del Mar motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, private bus.
  • Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito and G Adventures CEO in Puerto Ayora
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
  • Hotel (2 nts), hotel in Puerto Ayora (1 nt) aboard the Estrella Del Mar in twin-share cabins (3 nts).
Map of the route for Click to enlarge
Places Visited


Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Quito/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 Tortuga Bay along with a kayak ride.

Day 3Puerto Ayora/Isla Bartolomé(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 pinnacle 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 4Isla Genovesa/Bachas Beach(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 5Bachas Beach/Isla Santa Fe(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a morning walk along the glorious Bachas Beach looking out for flamingos before taking to the water to search for sea turtles. Later, explore Santa Fe keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest.

Day 6Puerto 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 7Quito(1B)

Depart at any time.

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