Galápagos — South & East Islands aboard the Eden

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Overview

Animal lovers have the ultimate vacation ahead with this eight-day tour through the Galápagos. Aboard the Eden, the latest addition to G Adventures' Galápagos fleet, you'll visit islands in the south and east, observing an incredible array of rare animal species along the way. Spot marine iguanas in the lagoons of Floreana Island, reef sharks in an underwater volcanic cone, and friendly sea lions at Isla Lobos. You'll gain a whole new appreciation for Mother Nature by the end of this incredible tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Quito/Seymour Airport

Catch an early flight to the Galápagos. In the afternoon, visit the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane).

The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galápagos as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's 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.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant

Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta Suárez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: San Cristóbal Island

Travel to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the morning to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. Later, learn about the history of the Islands at the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Santa Cruz Island/Quito

In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: Quito

Depart at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

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