The enchanting Galapagos Islands

The essential tour of the Galapagos, and the quickest way to get to the islands to discover the wildlife.

Travel Highlights

  • Take our essential Ecuador tour, the easiest way to visit the Galapagos
  • Start with a guided tour around Quito's World Heritage centre
  • Discover the weird and wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos on a seven night cruise
  • Enjoy daily excursions to walk through the islands with expert guides
  • Snorkel with sea lions and colourful marine life

Journey Breakdown

Route Map

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The Darwin Tour
Travel Itinerary

Quito
Days 1 - 2

Day 1 -  Departure from UK

Day 2 - City tour of Quito

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Itinerary Description

Day 1 -  Departure from UK

Take a daytime flight to Quito, arriving the same evening, where you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel for 2 nights. This is also the opportunity for our guide to provide you advice, explain your programme and answer any questions you may have.

 

Day 2 - City tour of Quito

Afternoon tour of Quito, including the old part of the city, San Francisco main square, the Presidential Palace, churches in colonial architecture and a visit to the Gold Museum.

Galapagos Cruise
Days 3 - 10

Days 3-9 - Galapagos cruise with daily guided excursions

Day 10 - End of Cruise & Return to UK

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Itinerary Description

Days 3-9 - Galapagos cruise with daily guided excursions

Transfer to the airport and flight to the Galapagos islands, to board your selected yacht. This is where Darwin observed the wildlife that would lead him to his theory of evolution. Basking marine iguanas, waved albatrosses, blue and red footed boobies, 500lb tortoises, and friendly sea lions abound. Cruise for 7 nights with guided excursions every morning and afternoon: walking, swimming and snorkelling, accompanied by our expert Naturalist guides to see as much friendly wildlife as possible.

 

We offer a selection of expeditionary vessels for exploring the Galapagos that range in size and comfort. Whichever yacht you choose, the group ashore will never exceed 16 passengers per guide and the landings are staggered so that you can explore in small groups. An overview of our vessels can be found below, please contact one of our specialist advisers for further information and prices.

 

Day 10 - End of Cruise & Return to UK

Flight back to Guayaquil to connect with the LAN or IBERIA overnight flight to Madrid and onto London.

Travel Details
Darwin

What's Included

  • 11 Days / 9 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Accommodation, breakfast in Quito and all meals onboard
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 11 Days / 9 Nights
  • Accommodation, breakfast in Quito and all meals onboard
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 11 Days / 9 Nights
  • Accommodation, breakfast in Quito and all meals onboard
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown

Price Breakdown

Prices are per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates No season
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,898 £4,734 £6,174 - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates No season
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €3,777 €4,780 €6,508 - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates No season
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $4,067 $5,154 $7,026 - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Booking Terms & Conditions

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