Gal-0040 7-Day Island Hopping Upgraded ✔️

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Gal-0040 7-Day Island Hopping Upgraded ✔️

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Day 1: Arrive in Quito & Walking Tour (-/-/-)
Welcome to Ecuador! There are no activities on this day. In the afternoon you will receive a briefing about your Galapagos upcoming trip.

Leave your Hotel and join your leader on an Orientation Walking tour around the Old Town in Quito. admire the Basilica and if time allows, climb inside it´s towers. Continue on to the Main Square and Achbishop´s Palace. Stroll down and stop at La Compañia before Reaching La Ronda, one of Quito´s most popular neighbourhoods where you can take a break while drinking a warm local Canelazo.

Included Activities
• Quito Walking Tour
Day 2: Fly to Galapagos (B/-/-)
Morning transfer to Quito airport. Flight from Quito to San Cristobal island. Once you arrive in the islands you have to pay $ 100 corresponding to Galapagos National Park entrance fee. Our guide will wait for you ay airport to transfer you to the hotel. Then you will start your Galapagos experience.

Stroll along the promenade of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno the capital of the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy the sound and smell of hundreds of sea lions during your walk which are part of the sea lion colonies of this island.

During the visit in the Interpretation Centre you learn about geological, human and natural history of the Galapagos Islands.

The Loberia is a white sandy beach where you will find great quantities of sea lions bathing in the sun or cooling off in the sea. Snorkeling is a highlight here with chances to spot sea turtles.

Included Activities
• Interpretation Center Visit
• San Cristobal Walking Tour
• Snorkeling at Loberia
Day 3: Isla Lobos Tour (B/L/-)
Due to National Park regulations we are only allowed to board daytours to Kicker Rock up to 12 passengers. Therefore if we have more than 12 passenger on a trip we will be visiting Isla Lobos instead another great option to get close to wildlife. Both of them are great places for snorkeling.

Walk up to Tijeretas Hill also knowns as Frigatebird Hill where you enjoy an amazing view of Kicker Rock and Shipwreck Bay.

Included Activities
• Isla Lobos or Leon Dormido Tour
• Tijeretas Hill Viewpoint Tour
Day 4: San Cristobal to Isla Isabela (B/L/-)
Morning navigation from San Cristobal to Isabela by private speed boat. This will take around 6 hours.

Puerto Villamil is the main town of Isabela island with its laidback lifestyle. On your short introduction walk of you will visit the main square with restaurants and ending at the beautiful beach of Isabela where you might want to enjoy a drink to cool off.

A 20 minutes pathway leading to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre where you will be crossing salty water lagoons to observe flamingos in their natural habitat while they are feeding.

The giant tortoises is the most known endangered species on the Galapagos Island which are raised in the breeding centre to release them later on into the wild. Observe these gentle giants in different ages in the center.

This short visit is worthwhile to observe flamingos feeding in their natural habitat.

Included Activities
• Breeding Center Visit
• Flamingo Lagoon Visit
• Isabela Walking Tour
Day 5: Tintoreras (B/-/-)
Hop on a small boat to reach Tintoreras Islet which is named after the famous ¨tintorera¨ shark which can be found in the small canal where they come for resting. On your way try to spot marine iguanas, sea lions, blue footed boobies, sea turtles. If you are lucky you might even snorkel with a Galapagos Penguin. This tour will be on shared or private basis depending on the number of pax.

The rest of the day you can explore Isabela island.

Included Activities
• Tintoreras Tour
Day 6: Los Tunneles (B/-/-)
Take a 45 min speedboat to Los Tunneles which are famous for its unique underwater world. Get on your snorkelling gear and search for variety of rays, sharks, sea turtles, colourful fish and possibly the highlight of all one of the view spots to see seahorses in the Galapagos.

Included Activities
• Cabo Rosa Day Tour
Day 7: Isla Isabela to Puerto Ayora (B/-/-)
During your kayaking session (approx 1 hours) in Isabela´s bay you might be able to spot the famous Galapagos penguin, variety of seabirds, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies and with a bit of luck sea turtles and the ¨Tintoreras¨ sharks.

Take a private boat to Puerto Ayora. The journey from Isabela to Puerto Ayora takes around 3 hours.

During a short orientation walk through Puerto Ayora town you will stroll along Av. Charles Darwin where you will find lots of restaurants and souvenir shops. Eventually you will make it to the local fishermen market where you might observe how local fishermen bring in the fresh goods and frigate birds, pelicans and sea lions wait for the scrap of fish.

Included Activities
• Kayaking in Isabela
• Puerto Ayora Walking Tour
Day 8: Puerto Ayora (B/L/-)
Explore the highlands of Santa Cruz visiting a local property where the giant tortoises are at home, enjoying them in their natural habitat is a real highlight of your visit in the Galapagos Islands. Walk around the little trails and appreciate the giant tortoises close up.

During a visit to the ¨trapiche¨ you will learn about the antique process of how sugar cane juice and its aguardiente is produced, if you are strong enough maybe even give it a try. Galapagos is also know for its organic coffee production. You are shown the process from the coffee bean being picked until it ends in your cup as a tasty coffee.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Santa Cruz Highands.

Included Activities
• El Manzanillo Trapiche Experience
•Rancho El Manzanillo Visit
Day 9: Flight Back to Quito (B/-/-)
There are no activities planned on this day. We will transfer you to Baltra airport for your flight back to mainland.
Once you arrive in Quito airport we will transfer you to your hotel in Quito.
Day 10: Departure Day (B/-/-)
There are no activities planned on this day. You can leave the hotel at any time.

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