GALAPAGOS

9 DAY GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPING

APRIL 20-28, 2024
Total Price: $3150 p/p

Join us for a Galapagos Islands tour!  This 9-day itinerary starts and ends in Quito with visits to San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Bartolome islands. Home to over 400 species of fish, some of the most unique birds on the planet, and a famous collection of Galapagos tortoises, exploring the islands can feel like experiencing a National Geographic-style documentary in person.

This trip starts and ends in Quito, Ecuador. 

Flights to/from the islands are not included but Legit Trips will provide the exact flights to buy so we can all fly together.

April 20-28, 2024

*Do Not book your flight without verifying arrival & departure times/airports with a Legit Trips team member.

DEPOSIT $650 

TOTAL $3150

All trips are priced as double occupancy. When available, solo supplements may be offered.  If you are traveling solo, it doesn’t mean you need to pay for a solo supplement, we’re happy to pair you with a roommate whenever possible.

After you pay your deposit, you may pay the balance anytime up to 90 days prior to trip departure, or we can set up equal monthly installments.  Email us for payment options.

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Interpretation center, Tijeretas Hill & Mann beach half day tour
  • Espanola island full day tour
  • Visit to the highlands and Tortuga Bay in Santa Cruz
  • Bartolome Island excursion
  • Quito food tour
  • Quito full day city tour
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers (4) for international and domestic flights
  • All ground transportation between domestic destinations, to tours, etc.
  • Local, experienced guide for all tours
  • Legit Trips tour leader with you 24/7

Not included – flights to/from the islands
CASH ONLY for Transit Control Card (TCC): $20 USD per person and for Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee: $100 USD per adult.

Deposits are non-refundable (but are transferable to another person or Legit Trip). Any additional payments can be refunded if canceled more than 90 days prior to the trip start date.  Deposits may only be transferred one time and incur a $100 rebooking fee.

Please be sure to read the complete booking terms and conditions at checkout. https://legittrips.com/booking-terms/

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Fun Facts About GALAPAGOS

National Park

97% of the islands land mass has been declared a national park, and the surrounding waters have been named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Volcanoes

Since the Galapagos Islands are located where three tectonic plates meet. The Pacific, Cocos and Nazca plates have resulted in 13 volcanic eruptions in the last 100 years.

Stars

Unobscured by light pollution, the night skies over the islands are some of the most beautiful on the planet. With its unique position to the Equator, it offers a rare opportunity to view the constellations of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the same time.

Marine Iguanas

The iguanas on the islands are the only known lizards that can swim. Scientists believe that land-dwelling iguanas from South America drifted out to sea millions of years ago on debris such as logs and eventually ended up in the Galapagos.

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN QUITO

Transfer to our hotel.

Meet and greet with our group and hosts.

O/N at Holiday Inn Quito Airport Hotel

Day 2

SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

Today we’ll all fly together to San Cristobal. 

Half day tour to learn more about the history of the Galapagos Islands. Then on to Tijeretas Hill and Playa Mann.

O/N at Casa Opuntia Lodge

Day 3

SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

Full day ESPAÑOLA island excursion. Explore the island with bird watching, beach time, and checking out the lava rocks, and then snorkel in Gardner Bay

O/N at Casa Opuntia Lodge

Day 4

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island.

We will visit the Highlands and Tortuga Bay on the way to the hotel.

O/N at Villa Laguna Hotel

Day 5

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Day at Leisure.

Options include Tortuga Bay beach, Charles Darwin Research Station, Garrapatero beach, or Scuba diving.

O/N at Villa Laguna Hotel

Day 6

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Bartolome island day trip to see penguins, sea lions, rays, hawks, and so much more!

Then we’ll visit Bahia Sullivan which has the biggest and longest lava flow.

O/N at Villa Laguna Hotel

Day 7

BALTRA – QUITO

Transfer to Baltra airport to fly back to Quito together.

Afternoon food tour of the Guapulo and La Floresta neighborhoods.

O/N at Finlandia Hotel

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DAY 8

QUITO

Historic Old Town Quito city tour complete with temples, plazas, and palaces.

We’ll visit the middle of the world to put one foot in each hemisphere, then ride the famous cable car, and enjoy the volcano and city views from 13,000′

Evening farewell group drinks.
O/N at Finlandia Hotel

Day 9

QUITO

Transfer to Quito airport.

Say “see you again” to your travel buds and start sharing photos and memories!

 

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