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Marine: Complete Galapagos - Queen of Galapagos (SEV17GA)
Countries Visited: Ecuador
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Upgraded
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
    Meals Included: 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    14 nts cruising and exploring the Galapagos National Park aboard the Queen, snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, find colonies of frigatebirds and boobies, gain deeper insight from your Galapagos National Park Guide into the ecology of the Galapagos Islands.

    Description
    This itinerarys got 15 days for you to get up close and personal with the amazingly welcoming creatures of the Galapagos Islands. (Thats what happens when you evolve away from humans.) From South Plaza, home to the worlds largest population of land iguanas, to an afternoon at Chinese Hat to see the birds and sea lions, to mind-blowing Genovesa, an imploded volcano that hosts millions of boobies and seabirds. Sun, sea lions, beaches, and birds mean its time to get ready for the Galapagos.
  • Call (215) 572-5255 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13252736
    Tour OperatorG Adventures
    OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    17 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    Itinerary
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1QuitoDay 1 Quito
    A G Adventures representative will greet you at the hotel and brief everyone on the various aspects of the tour. Additional Notes: If you are not able to attend the welcome meeting, a representative will leave all important information at the hotel's reception indicating what time to be ready on Day 2 of the trip. If there is any confusion on arrival, please do not hesitate to call the contact number listed in this dossier. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 2Isla LobosDay 2 Quito/Isla Lobos (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Upon arrival in San CristObal, meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Queen. After an orientation and lunch, sail to Isla Lobos home to a large sea lion colony and abundant marine life. Additional Notes: Flights from Quito to San Cristobal depart between 8:10am and 10:10am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galapagos between 10:40am and 12:40pm with a refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive onto the boat in time for lunch before the afternoon activity. The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galapagos, as well as ecological study, conservation and infrastructure development in Ecuadors other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage. Included Activities: Snorkelling (Isla Lobos) Isla Lobos Visit Transport: Plane Queen of Galapagos
    Day 3North SeymourDay 3 South Plaza/North Seymour (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Morning landing at South Plaza, home to the largest population of land iguanas, for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Included Activities: South Plaza Island Visit Seymour Island Visit Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 4Bachas beachDay 4 Chinese Hat/Bachas Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
    In the morning, the boat arrives to a small little island off the southern tip of Santiago called Chinese Hat, named for its unique shape. Visit Bachas Beach in the afternoon, located on the northeastern tip of Santa Cruz Island. Included Activities: Chinese Hat Visit Bachas Beach Landing Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 5Puerto AyoraDay 5 Puerto Ayora (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz to try to see giant land tortoises in the wild, then enjoy free time to shop and explore Puerto Ayora. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 6Floreana IslandDay 6 Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
    In the morning, head towards Punta Cormorant on the northern part of Floreana. This is a perfect spot to go snorkelling from the boat as the waters are home to a multitude of colourful fish and sea lions. Please make sure you are a comfortable swimmer. Despite the protection from the open sea provided by the "crown," the water here can be rough and the currents strong. In the afternoon, visit Post Office Bay, which has an older and less mysterious history. A short hike up past the post barrel takes you to an interesting lava cave. Included Activities: Punta Cormorant Visit Post Office Bay Visit Lava Cave Excursion Snorkelling (Corona del Diablo) Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 7Bahia GardnerDay 7 Punta Suarez/Bahia Gardner (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Head to Punta Suarez on EspaNola Island. The southernmost island in the Galapagos archipelago is home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. A hike to the top of the cliff makes for spectacular photo opportunities. Punta Suarez on the western side of EspaNola Island (also called Hood) is spectacular. Follow the trail through a rookery and learn the geological history of the island from the Naturalist, including its dramatic volcanic features, climate, flora, and fauna. Sail in the afternoon to Gardner Bay, an excellent swimming and snorkelling site. Included Activities: Punta Suarez Excursion Gardner Bay Visit Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 8Kicker RockDay 8 Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San CristObal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean. Included Activities: Cerro Brujo Visit Snorkelling (Kicker Rock) Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 9Puerto Baquerizo MorenoDay 9 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Learn about the history of the Islands at the San CristObal Interpretation Centre. In the afternoon, visit a small breeding centre for giant tortoises. Included Activities: Interpretation Center Visit Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center
    Day 10Black Turtle CoveDay 10 Santa Fe Island/Black Turtle Cove (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Land on the tiny island of Santa FE and take a guided walk through the prickly pear forest searching for land iguanas. After navigating to Santa Cruz island, take a panga ride through the mangroves to look for bird and marine life. Included Activities: Santa Fe Island Visit Black Turtle Cove Excursion Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 11Puerto EgasDay 11 Playa Espumilla/Puerto Egas (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools. Included Activities: Playa Espumilla Excursion Puerto Egas Visit Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 12Genovesa IslandDay 12 Genovesa Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Land at Genovesa, an old imploded volcano, to observe the massive colonies of frigatebirds, boobies, and other seabirds as well as striking volcanic cliffs rising from the ocean. Visit the sites of Darwin Bay and El Barranco. Included Activities: Darwin Bay Visit El Barranco Visit Snorkelling (Darwin Bay) Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 13Sullivan BayDay 13 Isla Bartolome/Sullivan Bay (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Visit Bartolome for a guided tour to see the islands dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach. Included Activities: Bartolome Island Hike Snorkelling (Bartolome Island) Sullivan Bay Visit Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 14Puerto AyoraDay 14 Rabida Island/Puerto Ayora (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Take a morning excursion to the red sand beaches of Rabida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. Continue to Cerro Dragon on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to observe land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Included Activities: Rabida Island Excursion Cerro Dragon Visit Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 15Puerto AyoraDay 15 Puerto Ayora (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Spend the day on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz highlands to see the giant tortoises in the wild. Free time for shopping or exploring the town of Puerto Ayora. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit Transport: Queen of Galapagos
    Day 16QuitoDay 16 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito (1B)
    Visit the San CristObal Interpretation Centre on the island before flying back to Quito. Included Activities: Interpretation Center Visit Transport: Plane
    Day 17QuitoDay 17 Quito (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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    Disclaimer

    Local Flights: All local flights to and from the Galapagos aare included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

    Flights to either of the airports in the Galapagos leave early in the morning on Day 2 and get you into the islands in the early afternoon. Flights back to the mainland depart between 10:00am and 1:30pm arriving in the early evening.

    Please note that all flights to and from the Galapagos make a 1 hour refuelling stop in Guayaquil.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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