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Galápagos Land & Sea — North & Central aboard Estrella del Mar
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Ecuador

Galápagos Land & Sea — North & Central aboard Estrella del Mar

Climb aboard the comfortable Estrella 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.
Colour, culture and Incas - get ready for feisty, fiery and variety-filled adventures in Ecuador & Peru. Get ready to explore the legacy of the Incas in Machu Picchu, and take in the cultural highlights of its intriguing modern cities such as Lima and Cusco. Adventurers can further venture into the Amazon rainforest or go on to trek the Incan Trail, which is a must for any hiker.
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  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,839
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Ecuador: A stunning package!
Highlight #1
Ecuador: A stunning package!
There's plenty to do in Ecuador for all kinds of travellers. You can see whales offthe coast, birds in the cloud forest, and caimans' eyes gloating red in the waters of the Amazon.
Galapagos - Biodiversity at its best
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Galapagos - Biodiversity at its best
Each island boasts its own unique landscape with extraordinary species such as sea lions, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and a variety of coastal birds such as herons, tattlers, plovers, turnstones, and whimbrels, are commonly seen.
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Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.

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Itinerary

Quito

Arrive at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Quito/Puerto Ayora

Fly to Baltra. Meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into the hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to beautiful Tortuga Bay and kayak in the mangrove forest. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Puerto Ayora/Bartolomé Island

Before boarding the vessel have a quick morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon, hike up to the the top of Bartolomé Island, and see one of the most famous views of the Galápagos. Cool off with a swim off the soft sandy beach.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Genovesa Island

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.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Enjoy a morning walk around South Plaza islet looking out for marine birds and sea lions swimming in the turquoise waters. Later, explore Santa Fé keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Puerto Ayora/Quito

Early morning visit to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands before heading to the airport and flying back to Quito. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Quito

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Overnight on Santa Cruz Island

  Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (3 nts)

  Hike and kayak excursion to Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)

  Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)

  Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock

  Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)

  Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)

  Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits

  Internal flights

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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