Start and end in Quito! With the adventure tour GuideGalapagos Outdoors 9 Days Tour, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 5 other destinations in Ecuador. GuideGalapagos Outdoors 9 Days Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
GUIDEGALAPAGOS OUTDOORS TOUR
Let yourself captivated by one of the natural wonders in world , well known as The Galapagos, enjoy the sound of birds, the flight of frigates and blue-footed boobies. Also get ready to discover the marine life with all its protected species like sea lions , dare to snorkel with the Marine Iguanas, Penguins, Manta Rays and of course sharks.
And if this were not enough, we will discover the great mysteries of the Galapagos Turtles and Land Tortoises and their charms.
Also enjoy with a delicious gastronomy and fresh products directlty from the sea, as well as relax and enjoy beautiful landscapes. This and much more is what the Galapagos Islands has to be visit.
Visits of 4 Islands in this program
Outdoor activities such as: MTB down trough the highlands of Isabela Island , Hiking, Snorkel
Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience
QUITO ORIENTATION MEETING & BRIEFING
This is the arrival day for all of our tour participants, depending of your flights you can have a day exploring one of the UNESCO heritage sites in the world (Quito’s Old Town) or simply rest at the Hotel before our Tour Guide meet you at the Lobby at 6:30 pm for our orientation meeting and briefing before the starting of the tour. During this meeting you can clarify everything as you might be concerned or curious to know about the overall tour. For the day, we can also assist you arranging a full day in Quito or surroundings if you let us know in advance.
THIS TOUR NORMALLY OPERATES FROM QUITO , HOWEVER YOU CAN ALSO START IN GUAYAQUIL, IF SO PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE.
FLIGHT TO GALAPAGOS ( BALTRA AIRPORT )
Early depart to Quito’s International Airport for your local flight to the Galapagos Islands , this flight takes 3 hours ( with an stop in Guayaquil ). Upon your arrival at Baltra’s Airport , clear customes and ready to meet your Naturalist Guide from Galapagos , who will conduct to trough the other part of the trip towards Puerto Ayora town at Santa Cruz Island. while in town you can have a quick snack or something to drink before , the speed boat towards Isabela Island ( public boat navigation 2 hours.) Finally we will check in at the hotel in Puerto Villamil , then you can enjoy a nice walk around the beach to admire the Galapagos sunset.
Today you will have 3 activities in once as follows: Early bus ride for 30 minutes towards Volcan Sierra Negra , hike up to the Volcano Caldera , along the way you can observe some plants and birds endemic from the Galapagos Islands and off course if the wheather allows you will have a great Volcano View. This volcano erupted on July 2018 , so you will see the reminds of the last eruption. Once we returned back to the Park control , you have two options #1 to take the transportation back to the hotel and get an snack before the next activity start #2 Take a Biking down hill trough the island crops to and a famous Sucre Cave in the way down to town. ( THIS ACTIVITY IS NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM , HOWEVER YOU CAN DECIDE IT RIGHT ON THE DAY OF THIS TOUR , PRICE PER PERSON FOR MTB TOUR USD 70 box lunch included )After you return , you will have some time for rest , then we will take to you to another fantastic tour well known as TINTORERAS ISLET At this tour, you will visit a next door islet full of babbie marine iguanas , sea gulls , sea lions, blue footted bobbies , frigatte birds and some Galapagos Penguins. Also depending of the sea tide you will be able to see the TINTORERAS or The White Tip Reef Shark , who rest during day time at the Islet canals. Then you will go for a magic snorkel at La Calera area , where you will swim together with marine iguanas , sea turttles , sea lions and a great number of colorful fish. Finally you will return back to hotel.
Today you will visit the famous TUNELES , located 1 hour away from town by speed boat. In our Intinerary the depart to this tour is at 11:30 am , but before this tour we will take you towards to the Tortoises breeding center and the famous wetlands where you can identify number of birds such a: Flamingos ,Finches and marine iguanas. This excursion you will do by bike , so get ready for this adventure!!! Then it is time for a speed boat ride towards the south western side of Isabela Island , along the way you will see another volcano that are also part of the Island such as: Cerro Azul and also Union Rock Upon arrival you will do a short walk around the lava formations flotting above the sea , that are nestting places for many bobbies , pelicans and frigatte birds too. Then you will enjoy a typical lunch on board . After this you will go again in water for more amazing snorkel , this place in particular is more diverse in fauna , if you are lucky , you will see a lot of sea turttles , sea horses , marine iguanas , sea lions and much more… Finally you will return back to the hotel in Town.
SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND
This morning you will fly to San Cristobal Island ( 35 minutes approx.) Then you will arrive to the hotel for check in , after you will visit the Interpretation Center and hike up to Tijeretas hill ( Darwin’s first Landing) at Tijeretas hill you can admire the all Bay also Frigatte birds and Blue Footted Bobbies fliying aroubd the clifs. Then some time to relax near by the sea lions at Playa Mann. In the afternoon , you will visit la Loberia for some more snorkel and just enjoy the landscapes from the beach with a nice sun. Finally back to the hotel.
SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND
Today includes some of the best snorkeling in Galapagos, a day trip to Kicker Rock! After breakfast, a comfortable speed boat navigates along the coast of San Cristobal, boasting views of the birds and landscape from a different angle. At the rock formation, we’ll snorkel thru the channel in search of a variety of sharks, fish, turtles, rays, sea lions, and more! Enjoy a box lunch on the boat afterward, and some quiet beach time to relax before returning to town.
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
Today you will take a speed boat towards Puerto Ayora , Santa Cruz Island ( it will take 2 hours approx.) Then you will get to the hotel for check in , after the guide will take you to Charles Darwin Research Station ( this is the most important research center of the entire Galapagos ) Then you will have some time to enjoy the town and have a quick lunch before the next activity. Later in the afternoon you will go to visit a Tortoise Ranch in the highlands of Santa Cruz , where you will see a very big land wild tortoises in natural state. Finally you will return back to town for overnight… Tonight Advise : Don’t miss eating at the QUIOSKOS street a very fresh lobster and many different tipe of sea food caught in the morning. Also go at night to the Pier , where you can see babbie sharks , rays and many other animals very close.
This tour will start early from twon , then a bus ride towards Itabaca Canal where you will board the yatch for this excursion. This program includes sightseeing , hike , snorkel , snorkel equiptment , lunch on board and much more. Finally you will be taken back to Puerto Ayora for your last night at the Galapagos Bartolome: The little island Bartolome is very small and 114m high situated close to Santiago Island. When the volcano that formed Bartolomé erupted, there was not any water present resulting in large amounts of basalt on this island (when water is present in an eruption tuff is created). The basalt hardened together with air creating very light rocks. Bartolome’s surface is covered with volcanic ash, which is suposed to be blown over from Santa Cruz Island. The island consists of an extinct volcano and volcanic formations in a variety of red, orange, green, and glistening black.
Pinnacle Rock is the eroded remains of a tuff cone. This large partially eroded lava formation was created when magma expelled from the volcano reached the sea. When the seawaters cooled, the hot lava caused an explosion. The exploded particles eventually fasten together forming a rock composed of thin layers. Bartolome’s Pinnacle Rock has become one of the most photographed sights in the islands. On the northern one (wet landing) you are allowed to swim and snorkel. Don’t miss that!
FLIGHT BACK TO QUITO
Free morning , 10:00 am check out and transportation to Baltra’s Airport to take a flight to Quito late in the afternoon , then transportation to the Hotel in Quito Unfortunately we have to say good bye after we arrive in Quito and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Ecuador Mainland and Peru Tours.. However if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT FOR TOMORROW CHECK OUT IS AT 11 am TRANSFER OUT IS NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
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THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
- 9 Days / 8 Nights hotel accommodations (Tourist Superior CATEGORY rooms) DBL / TWIN Ask for single supplement
- Welcome to Ecuador Orientation meeting
- Breakfast every day of the tour , Lunch specified in program
- Transfers and transportation provided by GUIDECUADOR
- Private Spanish/English speaking guide
- Entrance fees according to itinerary mentioned as INCLUDED
- One way ticket Isabela – San Cristobal Island
- All Sightseeings according itinerary
- Travel Assistance
- All hikes mentioned in program
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM
- International airfare to Guayaquil or Quito
- Round Trip ticket to Galapagos
- Galapagos Park fee USD 100 pp
- Galapagos Control Card ( Galapagos ID ) 20 usd pp
- Isabela Dock Fee usd 10 pp
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Any personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Any activity not specified in program
- Any hotel nights before or after our Tour Program , if you would like to add ons please let us know in advance
AGE RANGE : 10 to 80 year olds
MIN GROUP SIZE : 2 ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)
MAX GROUP SIZE : 15
TRANSPORTATION : Coach / Bus, Plane
PHYSICAL RATING :Easy
TRAVEL STYLE: Adventure , Multisport