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ECUADOR   Galapagos Island Hopper

Explore the Galapagos. This is a unique and unforgettable experience, giving you the opportunity to explore the islands long after the day visitors have left. Walking is a great way to see some of these Islands, a chance to see an amazing wealth of wildlife at close quarters and at a leisurely pace. 

2017 Dates:  May 4,    Aug 31,     Oct 3,       Nov 14

Price:     3479.00 GBP    
Price is per person for 8 nights based on double occupancy without airfare.                Single room supplement  590 GBP  

Walks: Easy part day walks range form 2 - 7 miles.

Included: 
10 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms. All meals.  Al program of guided walks, local tour director, expert naturalist guides, internal flights, park entrance fees..  

Hotels:  We stay in comfortable hotels of mainly 3-star standard, all with en-suite facilities and fantastic locations. All of the hotels have swimming pools. 

Itinerary:

Day 1: arrival in Quito (1 night). A guided walk around the colonial centre gives us an excellent introduction to Ecuador.

Day 2: Drive to Cotopaxi National Park (2 nights). Our lodge is at an altitude of 11,500 ft

Day 3: Walk in Cotopaxi National Park with wonderful views of a snow-capped volcano.

Day 4: Fly to the Galapagos, and the island of Baltra, from where we take a short ferry journey to Santa Cruz (1nt). After lunch visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre for an introduction to his theory of evolution, and the ecology of the islands. We take a short walk to the white sand beaches of Tortuga Bay, where we can snorkel, swim or walk amongst marine iguanas, sharks, and sea turtles.

Day 5 6 : By boat to Floreana (2 nights) for an introduction to the island's windlife.

Day 7- 8: By boat to Isabela (3 nights)   Walk to the giant tortoise breeding centre and a spectacular walk to Sierra Negro, the largest crater of the Galapagos volcanoes.

Day 9:  Explore the Tintoreras Islands, known as Galapagos in miniature. Here we've the chance to snorkel in the clear, turquoise waters accompanied by turtles, rays, penguins, and sea lions. After lunch we walk from the white sandy beach of our hotel, towards the Wetlands Trail, where we wind our way through the mangroves and marine iguana colonies, to the Wall of Tears. These are the most extensive wetlands in the archipelago and have been recognised as a globally important site. (Return to Isabela)

Day 10: we say goodbye to the Galapagos and take a flight from Baltra to Quito (1nt) 

Day 11 : time to explore Quito a little further before transferring to the airport

 


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