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6 Day Galapagos Express (Miami Special) 2018 Itinerary tour
Galapagos Guayaquil 6 Day Galapagos Express (Miami Special) 2018 Itinerary Trip

6 Day Galapagos Express (Miami Special) 2018 Itinerary

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 2,399 $ 400 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Embark on a journey to the beginning of time in the Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands
  • Tour the Charles Darwin Research Center to learn about their preservation goals
  • View the iconic Pinnacle Rock, a towering lava structure in Bartolomé Island
  • Explore areas with blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and sea lions

Short Description

2 Guayaquil, 3 Galapagos

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

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Cities & Attractions

Galapagos Guayaquil

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Trip Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-Guayaquil, Guayaquil-Miami
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Guayaquil-Baltra & Baltra- Guayaquil
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Guayaquil
  • 3 nights Galapagos Islands
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • All transfers
  • 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Services of English-speaking naturalist guides in the Galapagos
  • Shore Excursions
  • Galapagos National Park Fee of $100
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card fee of $20
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    Itinerary

    DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ecuador
    Depart for Ecuador. Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador's sprawling and vivacious port city; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax or, explore the city’s many museums and botanical gardens
    Overnight: Guayaquil

    DAY 2, Sunday - Galapagos Islands, Baltra, Charles Darwin Research Station
    Embark this morning on a journey to the "beginning of time" as you transfer to the airport for the flight to the astonishing Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands, five million years in the making. Arrive at Baltra Airport, meet your naturalist guides and transfer by ferry to Santa Cruz. Continue by bus to El Chato Tortoise Reserve and see their natural habitat - a once in a lifetime experience! Tortoises can be seen grazing on the vegetation, wallowing in muddy banks or in the small red ponds. The area is teeming with wildlife - woodpecker finches, mockingbirds, flycatchers, as well as ducks, herons, and gallinules. After a stop for lunch, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Fausto Llerena Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Gain insight into the huge efforts being made by scientists, guides, rangers and park managers to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to your hotel for an evening at leisure
    Overnight: Galapagos
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 3, Monday - Bartolomé Island
    Travel by boat to the golden beaches of Bartolomé Island, dominated by the iconic Pinnacle Rock, an impressive towering lava structure that rises from the ocean's edge. View an astonishing array of wildlife including Galapagos penguins, sea lions, turtles and a huge variety of fish. After snorkeling and swimming, option for a steep hike to the summit of this diminutive island with fantastic panoramic views of the archipelago
    Overnight: Galapagos
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 4, Tuesday - North Seymour Island
    Head by boat to North Seymour Island, that was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event. Cliffs that are only a few feet high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit perched on ledges and a tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stand just above the landing. This island is teeming with life! You might have to give right-of-way to a passing sea lion or a marine iguana. Along the way, perhaps you may see the famous Galapagos blue-footed booby nesting beside the trail or, spot flocks of pelicans in a feeding frenzy. Keep on the lookout for the magnificent frigate bird, with its puffed-up scarlet throat sack, perched in low bushes watching over their chicks. Enjoy a visit to an isolated beach for a refreshing swim or, snorkel along the coast
    Overnight: Galapagos
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 5, Wednesday - Flight to Guayaquil
    This morning, on your way to Baltra, stop at Los Gemelos (twin sinkholes) to view the great depressions of volcanic material formed by a long process of the sinking ground, and the exceptional view of Scalesia trees, ferns, mosses and orchids. Then, proceed to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil. Afternoon arrival in this city considered to be the economic capital of Ecuador. Transfer to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Stroll along the beautiful riverfront promenade Malecon 2000, that spans the Guayas River. This area boasts museums, malls, gardens, restaurants and the first IMAX theatre in South America. In the evening, be sure to sample the local cuisine at some of the city's fabulous restaurants
    Overnight: Guayaquil
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 6, Thursday - Depart Ecuador
    Morning is at leisure to further explore this vibrant city. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
    Meals: Breakfast

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    This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from Miami via Avianca and may only be purchased with these flights.

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