Travel 2 Touring 18/19

SOUTH AMERICA

Santiago

Bartolomé

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North Seymour

Quito

Santa Cruz

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Monsserat Ship Cruise 4

Isabela

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Floréana

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Swim and snorkel with sea lions, turtles and sharks • Close-up encounters with giant tortoises • Idyllic beaches of Santiago Island • Hike the Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela Island 1 1 LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND A R NIGHTS STAYED 1 L ND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND NIGHTS STAYED LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

SMALL GROUP TOUR

PRICES FROM £2199pp

7 day Galápagos West & Central Islands Quito • Mosquera Island • Isabela Island • Bartolomé Island • North Seymour

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TOUR DETAILS

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PRICES INCLUDE • 6 nights’ accommodation as specified • Meals as specified: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners • Shared touring by plane, motorised yacht, panga and private vehicle • Services of a Chief Experience Officer (CEO), Naturalist Guides in Galápagos and local G Adventures Rep in Quito • Use of snorkelling equipment and wetsuits • Internal flights, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary PRICES EXCLUDE • US$120 Galápagos National Park & Tourist Card (subject to change, payable locally) DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 5, 19; Feb 2, 16; Mar 2, 16, 30; Apr 27; May 11, 25; Jun 8, 22; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17; Sep 14, 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 23; Dec 7, 21 1 1 1 1 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Day 1: Arrive Quito Upon arrival in Quito you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some time at your leisure before attending a welcome meeting in the evening with your fellow travellers. Hilton Colon Day 2: Quito – Galápagos Islands Set off early for your transfer to the airport and flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival in Baltra, you’ll be met and transferred to the Monserrat. After lunch on board you’ll begin your exploration of the Galápagos with a snorkelling trip to Mosquera Islet. (B) Monserrat small ship (4 nights) Day 3: Isabela Island In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra Volcano which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. As you hike, see smoking fumaroles and the ‘sulphur volcano’. In the afternoon, visit Las Tintoreras, a small island in front of Puerto Villamil. The bay in front is known to be home to a colony of white tip sharks. You’ll also see the Wall of Tears and visit the tortoise breeding centre to see some of the famous giant Galápagos tortoises. (BLD) Day 4: Chinese Hat & Rábida Island Start the day with a visit to Chinese Hat, a small island off the sourthern tip of Santiago. During a guided hike you’ll also see a large sea lion colony, marine iguanas and it may even be possible to see Galápagos penguins. Later in the afternoon, make your way to Rábida Island and land on a red-sand beach. Follow a trail to a salt-water lagoon and to an area where palo santo trees grow. Back on the beach see prehistoric- looking pelicans nesting. (BLD) Day 5: Santiago Island Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater, a dark sand beach and a colony of Fur Seals. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos, with thick mangroves and sea turtle nesting sites. Then head to Buccaneer Cove to see the towering cliff wall rock formations. (BLD) Day 6: North Seymour - Baltra - Quito Set sail for North Seymour, home to sea lions, marine iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, magnificent frigate birds and blue-footed boobies. After, transfer to the airport on Baltra Island for your flight back to the mainland. (B) Hilton Colon

Day 7: Depart Quito The tour ends with an independent transfer (own expense) to the airport for your return flight. (B)

TOUR STYLE: Small Group (Marine)

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Quito, ask about a mainland Ecuador extension or even twin this itinerary with another iconic destination Machu Picchu in Peru. Please call for details.

GROUP SIZE: 20 max

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Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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