Complete Galapagos 17 daysAboard: Yolita
This really is the ultimate Galapagos itinerary, taking in all the main islands with unlimited opportunities for wildlife viewing and encounters and enjoying the beautiful and dramatic scenery. Flights from and to Quito plus pre and post hotels are also included.
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- Spectacular wildlife encounters
- Excelent birding
- Snorkelling, Hiking
- Beautiful and varied scenery
- Galapagos National Park Guide travelling with you
- Informal lectures on regions & wildlife
- Arrival transfer
- Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
- Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita (14 nights)
- All meals aboard the Yolita
- Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
- Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
- Sierra Negra Hike (Isabela Island)
- Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
- Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
- Snorkelling at Kicker Rock, Devil's Crown, Lobos Island and Gardner Bay
- Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
- Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
- Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard the Yolita
- Internal flights Quito to Galapagos
- Two nights' hotel accommodation in Quito
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities. Does not include your final transfer to Quito Airport on your last morning
So much to experience
Our popularitinerary Suggestions
All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable
Arrive at any time and transfer to city centre hotel. 1 Night B&B
Baltra, Santa Cruz
Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the ship. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.
Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.
Bartholemew and Santiago Islands
Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island's dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.
Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, explore the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.
Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. Visit Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Hike the trail to get a view of the caldera and watch for land iguanas along the way.
Isabela & Fernandina Islands
Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.
Take a morning excursion to the red sand beaches of Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. in the afternoon, visit Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites.
Daphne & North Seymour Islands
Visit Daphne, a tiny conical island, home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, Darwin's finches, and other wonderful wildlife. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island to look out for blue-footed Boobies.
Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal 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 and some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.
Sail in to Gardner Bay, an excellent swimming and snorkelling site. Head to Punta Suarez on Española Island. The southernmost island in the Galápagos 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.
Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands
Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas and white tipped sharks. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.
Santa Cruz Island
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.
This morning, snorkel at Devil's Crown, a coral reef surrounded by an eroded volcanic crater, the perfect home for marine life. Look out for small sharks, rays and schools of tropical fish. In the afternoon, make sure you have a postcard to leave behind on a visit to Post Office Bay.
Chinese Hat & Cerro Dragon
Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Dragón for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching.
Black Turtle Cove & Quito
Explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove. In the afternoon, transfer for a flight back to Quito for one last night on the town.
On day 17, depart at any time. Transfer can be arranged but not included in the price
A view from Above
Yolita is a newly renovated addition to the Galápagos fleet, and she’s more than just a pretty name. This attractive 16-passenger ship boasts surprisingly spacious cabins for its size, and the large upper deck with couches and lounge chairs allows you to soak up as much of the Ecuadorian sun as you need. There are 8 spacious cabins with queen or twin side-by-side beds all with en suite, A/C, TV & DVD players and large windows, and there is also an elegant dining room, lounge and bar for meals and briefings. Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, and beach towels are included at no extra charge. Comprehensive breakfast and gourmet Ecuadorian and international cuisine is prepared fresh daily, and all meals on board are included.
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