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Top Galapagos Islands Attractions

Amazing wildlife

Isabela Island

Santa Cruz Island

Santiago Island

Isla Santa Fe

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Top Activities in Galapagos Islands

Sailing

Snorkeling

Wildlife viewing

Photography

Scuba Diving

Kayaking

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Classic Galapagos Islands Itineraries

Galapagos in 1 Week

Day 1-2, Quito: Take a tour of “Colonial Quito”, see La Compania church and the city of San Juan

Day 3-4, San Cristobal Island: Visit the Interpretation Center to learn the history of the islands. Playa Mann, spot the famous blue footed boobie and other indigenous bird species in Punta Pitt. Take zodiac rides around the island.

Day 5, Isla Espanola: See more rare and significant bird species including Darwin Finches. You’ll also see sea lions in Gardner Bay, and have the opportunity to go sea kayaking and snorkeling to view wildlife under the water’s surface.

Day 6-7, Santa Cruz Island: Las Primicias tortoise reserve, visit the Darwin Research Station. Spend some time in Puerto Ayora.

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Galapagos in 2 Weeks

Day 1-2, Quito: Explore Quito’s old town and discover the colonial history. See La Compania church and the city of San Juan. Visit the nearby cloud forest

Day 3, Isabela Island: take in the volcanic structures, explore Tagus Cove, observe marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, and sea lions. Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center.

Day 4-5, Isla Floreana: Green Beach with it’s olivine crystals, snorkel with sea turtles, visit the “highlands”.

Day 6-7, Santa Cruz Island: Las Primicias tortoise reserve, visit the Darwin Research Station. Spend some time in Puerto Ayora.

Day 8, Isla Santa Fe: More snorkeling and wildlife viewing! Take a hike to see the prickly pear cactus forest.

Day 9, Punta Morena: See amazing lava formations, observe Galapagos penguins

Day 10, Isla Espanola: See more rare and significant bird species including Darwin Finches. You’ll also see sea lions in Gardner Bay, and have the opportunity to go sea kayaking and snorkeling to view wildlife under the water’s surface.

Day 11, Santiago Island: Puerto Egas, wildlife viewing

Day 12-13, San Cristobal Island: Visit the Interpretation Center to learn the history of the islands. Playa Mann, spot the famous blue footed boobie and other indigenous bird species in Punta Pitt. Take zodiac rides around the island.

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Galapagos & Machu Picchu in 2 Weeks

Day 1-2, Cuzco: Take a walking tour, and use this time to acclimate to the altitude. Visit Plaza de Armas and take a Sacred Valley tour.

Day 3-4, Machu Picchu: Take the VistaDome train to Machu Picchu and explore the town of Agua Calientes. Get a good night sleep before the dawn bus up to the ruins for an all day tour learning the history of the famous site. Climb Huayna Picchu for spectacular views.

Day 5, Lima: Tour this colonial-era city

Day 6, Quito: Explore Quito’s old town and discover the colonial history. See La Compania church and the city of San Juan. Visit the nearby cloud forest.

Day 7, Santa Cruz Island: Las Primicias tortoise reserve, visit the Darwin Research Station. Spend some time in Puerto Ayora.

Day 8, Isla Espanola: See more rare and significant bird species including Darwin Finches. You’ll also see sea lions in Gardner Bay, and have the opportunity to go sea kayaking and snorkeling to view wildlife under the water’s surface.

Day 9, Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove, incredible rock formations

Day 10, Bartholomew Island: Penguins, lava lizards, and beautiful white beaches

Day 11-12, San Cristobal Island: Visit the Interpretation Center to learn the history of the islands. Playa Mann, spot the famous blue footed boobie and other indigenous bird species in Punta Pitt. Take zodiac rides around the island.

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Reviews of Galapagos Islands Tours
97% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 68 Great 13 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 2
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.7 Meals
4.7

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Recommends

Great team August 2019

5.0

Andean Summit Adventure Company Reviews

ASA is a great team with Eli on the backup side and Jaime on the field with us. Eli followed us with all the administrative and paper work, and make everything clear and easy, on the other hand Jaime was our guide, and we could not feel any safer especially as the conditions were a bit rough out there!

I definitely highly recommend the team in all mountaineering activities.

Thank you for your help on the Cotopaxi slopes :)
Take care guys.
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Operator Andean Summit Adventure

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Does Not Recommend

Horrible Customer Experience and Agency with Complete Lack of Any Expertise August 2019

1.0

Galapagos Islands Family Adventure

Shame on Andean Discovery. When one chooses a travel agency it is for their “craft”, or expertise if you will, on knowing and recommending ALL things for the desired location. My family used them for the first time to travel to Galapagos islands. They sorely disappointed and beyond failed with the transportation from Santa Cruz island to Isabella island. This was the most atrocious life altering experience on the ocean my family has ever had and we grew up on the ocean and we both have boats on a lake and the gulf of Mexico, so we are very experienced with the seas. There were so many issues and wrong doings with this, my words will not do it justice. It was a small speed boat packed to the gizzards with people and only a few life jackets that I could see. I was alarmed by that but knew it was going to be a problem when the man handed out black vomit bags. This entire set up was not only unsafe and should be illegal, the waves and swells were larger than the boat during this time of year. I had my 74 year old mother and sister throwing up the entire miserable 2 hour ride where I had to change their vomit bags by bear crawling on the floor of the boat. There were others vomiting as well, and the worst travel experience of my life and I travel all over the world.
Again shame shame on Andean for not knowing what that experience was like and what the ocean was like during that part of their season & more importantly for not providing their clients with OPTIONS. Option to fly between the islands which we found out were available after we got off, thank god alive, that horrific speed boat. And our tour guide knew all of this and he even agreed how rough and awful the ocean and boat experience is during this time and that Andean should be made aware, which is appalling as that is their job!

I challenged the members of Andean, to go, and go now, and experience the boat ride (provided them the boat named the “GLADEL”) for themselves from Santa Cruz to Isabella for a whopping $30. I would never want one person to ever experience what my family and I had to endure.

They were the worst travel agency I have ever experienced, they were rude, unprofessional and not empathetic at all. They never even reached out after they knew we were taking the plane back between the islands because their travel guide had to fly with us. Never waste your time looking into this disaster of an agency.
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Operator Andean Discovery

A

Recommends

Fantastic planning and experienced guides August 2019

5.0

Andean Summit Adventure Company Reviews

Fantastic planning and experienced guides. This group gets it right! I felt safe, secure and well looked-after in this fun-filled adventure in the Andes! Highly recommend!

Operator Andean Summit Adventure

SoAD

Does Not Recommend

Overall Awful Experience with Andean Discovery July 2019

1.0

Galapagos Islands Family Adventure

Shame on Andean Discovery. When one chooses a travel agency it is for their “craft”, or expertise if you will, on knowing and recommending ALL things for the desired location. My family used them for the first time to travel to Galapagos islands. They sorely disappointed and beyond failed with the transportation from Santa Cruz island to Isabella island. This was the most atrocious life altering experience on the ocean my family has ever had and we grew up on the ocean and we both have boats on a lake and the gulf of Mexico, so we are very experienced with the seas. There were so many issues and wrong doings with this, my words will not do it justice. It was a small speed boat packed to the gizzards with people and only a few life jackets that I could see. I was alarmed by that but knew it was going to be a problem when the man handed out black vomit bags. This entire set up was not only unsafe and should be illegal, the waves and swells were larger than the boat during this time of year. I had my 74 year old mother and sister throwing up the entire miserable 2 hour ride where I had to change their vomit bags by bear crawling on the floor of the boat. There were others vomiting as well, and the worst travel experience of my life and I travel all over the world.
Again shame shame on Andean for not knowing what that experience was like and what the ocean was like during that part of their season & more importantly for not providing their clients with OPTIONS. Option to fly between the islands which we found out were available after we got off, thank god alive, that horrific speed boat. And our tour guide knew all of this and he even agreed how rough and awful the ocean and boat experience is during this time and that Andean should be made aware, which is appalling as that is their job!

I challenged the members of Andean, to go, and go now, and experience the boat ride (provided them the boat named the “GLADEL”) for themselves from Santa Cruz to Isabella for a whopping $30. I would never want one person to ever experience what my family and I had to endure.

They were the worst travel agency I have ever experienced, they were rude, unprofessional and not empathetic at all. They never even reached out after they knew we were taking the plane back between the islands because their travel guide had to fly with us.
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Operator Andean Discovery

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Recommends

I had great time enjoying my trip. March 2019

5.0

Andean Summit Adventure Company Reviews

Spent two weeks in Ecuador, exploring and climbing and want to recommend Andean Summit Adventure as a tour operator!
Everything was meticulously planned and perfectly carried on.
All small details were taken care of and I had great time enjoying my trip.
Special thanks to Elizabeth for organizing all details and to Jaime for taking care of me high out there!
Highly Recommend and hope to be back soon for more !
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Operator Andean Summit Adventure

M

Recommends

We had a wonderful experience March 2019

5.0

Andean Summit Adventure Company Reviews

My father and I traveled to Ecuador with my family (wife and two young children) for a mixed mountaineering and family trip. We emailed two guiding services but once we found Andean Summit Adventure and started "talking" with Elisabeth the owner we didn't remotely consider another company. She was very quick and thorough to response to all our questions and concerns (of which there were many!). Also, our trip was unusual since we had to go climb a couple of mountains, meet up with my family, then climb another couple of mountains. We even changed our plans twice DURING the trip! And the company (guides and owner) were completely accommodating and understanding. We had a wonderful experience and would recommend other potential mountaineers to look no further. Read more

Operator Andean Summit Adventure

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