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The Galapagos Islands

Feb. 5–12, 2020

Tour Operator: Orbridge


Activity Level: Active

To learn more call: 866-639-0079

Join us as we explore the Galapagos Islands—one of the most biologically unique places on earth. This exciting journey features a day of guided touring in Quito plus an intimate cruise through the archipelago aboard Isabella II with up-close access to endemic species.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a full day tour of Quito
  • Observe the diversity of endemic species such as the Nazca, red- and blue-footed boobies; giant tortoises; marine iguanas; and the famous “Darwin’s finches”
  • Discover the myriad of aquatic wildlife in the clear waters of the world’s second largest marine reserve
  • Snorkel with sea lions, colorful tropical fish and sea turtles—or observe them through a glass-bottom boat
  • Explore secluded inlets and stroll sweeping white sand beaches such as Gardner Bay, where sea lions lounge and Española mockingbirds sing
  • Visit dramatic and historic places, including the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island, the perfect habitat to see the Galapagos Giant Tortoise and Cerro Brujo, one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin

Itinerary

Day 1: En Route from U.S. / Arrive Quito, Ecuador

Day 2: Quito Historic Tour

Day 3: Quito / Flight to Baltra / Santa Cruz Highlands / Puerto Ayora – Embarkation

Day 4: Floreana / Post Office Bay / Punta Cormorant

Day 5: Española / Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Day 6: San Cristóbal / Punta Pitt / Cerro Brujo

Day 7: San Cristóbal – Disembarkation / Flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Day 8: Guayaquil / Depart for U.S.

Optional Pre-Tour Extension:

Spend three nights at the Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador.

Optional Post-Tour Extension:

Spend five nights in Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Cruise rates vary by cabin category. Please see tour brochure for details.

Please consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your trip. Learn more.

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The tour was extremely well organized, and we felt very well looked after from the start to the end.
Hiltrun R., Friend of UW

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