The Galápagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere, 906 km west of continental Ecuador. The islands are known for their large number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by means of natural selection.
Galapagos with Quito
10 days Quito to Papallacta
Strike a balance between genuine encounters with Mother Nature and the comfort of land accommodations on this 10-day Galápagos tour. Explore Ecuador’s capital, Quito, on your own before hopping on a flight to the Galápagos Islands where an incredible diversity in wildlife awaits. Spot blue-footed boobies on Isla Lobos, visit a sea lion nursery, and go birdwatching in the highlands of Floreana. With upgraded hotels and private speedboat transfers, you’ll be well-rested and ready to take in the unique splendour that these islands offer.
Encounter marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies
Snorkel among volcanic formations
Dip into the Papallacta hot springs
Walk on the black-sand beaches of Floreana Island
Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
Dine at community restaurants
June 6 $3552, July 18, Aug 15 $3697
Sept 12 $3552, Oct 10, 31 $3229
Nov 21, Dec 26 $3552
Jan 16, Feb 13 $3399
Mar 13, April 10, May 8 $3697
June 3 $3552
Book by April 30, 2021
GALÁPAGOS MULTISPORT WITH QUITO
10 days, Quito to Quito
This adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galápagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays, and the Galápagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time, with optional activities abound.
June 5, Sept 11, Nov 20, 27, Dec 11, 25 $3669
July 17, 31, Aug 14 $3779
Oct 23 $3349