From colonial Quito, head to the natural splendour of the Galapagos Islands – a modern-day Eden with an unmatched trove of exotic endemic wildlife. Here, you will spot sea lions sharing the beach with marine iguanas, explore ancient volcanic tunnels and, yes, cross paths with giant tortoises. This inimitable adventure is sure to provide you and your family with memories to treasure.
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You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to Casa Gangotena, where you’ll spend the first evening. Depending on your flight’s arrival time, you may have a chance to explore Quito on your own.
After a short flight to the Galapagos Islands, you'll board your vessel, where you'll be welcomed with an introductory briefing and lunch. This afternoon set sail for Santa Cruz's Black Turtle Cove.
Journey to Rábida Island, a small island with red volcanic rocks surrounding a beautiful red sand beach, where there's a colony of sea lions and a pelican nesting site!
Explore Tagus Cove on Isabela Island, historically used as an anchoring place for pirates, buccaneers and whalers. Go kayaking or for a panga ride where you'll see blue-footed boobies perched on cliffs, dolphins and whales!
Head to Urbina Bay, known for its penguin and flightless cormorant sightings.
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the famous Galapagos tortoises! Search for these giant tortoises in their natural surroundings.
Visit Genovesa Island, where coralline white sand is only the beginning! A trail from the beach takes you into lush mangroves where red-footed boobies nest. Other locals include sea lions, swallow-tail gulls, frigates and more. Snorkelling is a must here as sharks, colourful reef fish, rays and tortoises are common.
Explore Bartolome Island today! Snorkel around Pinnacle Rock, where penguins are usually seen. This afternoon, climb to the highest point on the island for incredible views of Sullivan Bay.
Enjoy Las Bachas Beach, its soft white sand is a favourite nesting site for sea turtles. After, enjoy the VIP Lounge at the Baltra Airport while you wait for your flight back to Quito.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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