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Active Galapagos

From £2065 for 10 days
Trip Overview

Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Tour the Galapagos' outstanding natural beauty and interesting history by foot and boat on this active adventure. Trace Darwin's theory of evolution, spot colourful, bizarre and beautiful creatures and have an experience that is completely out of this world as you discover the incredible Galapagos Islands.

Essential Info
Starts: Quito
Ends: Quito
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery, Wildlife
Trip Code: IGGTF
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
What's Included

Meals

9 Breakfasts included
4 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Plane,Speed Boat,Private Vehicle,Taxi,Public bus

Accommodation

Hotel ( 9 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Get acquainted with the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito, Ecuador's capital

•   Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers

•   The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth

•   Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isabela Island, and kayak in beautiful Isabela Bay

•   Get up close and personal with giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island. These nearly extinct creatures are one of the greatest drawcards to the Galapagos

•   This is a land based Galapagos trip, we use locally owned hotels on the islands. On this trip you will have more opportunities to interact with the locals as opposed to staying on a boat.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 23rd Feb 2019
Returning: 4th Mar 2019
£2,414pp

* Plus $130 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 2nd Mar 2019
Returning: 11th Mar 2019
£2,284pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 9th Mar 2019
Returning: 18th Mar 2019
£2,284pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 16th Mar 2019
Returning: 25th Mar 2019
£2,459pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 23rd Mar 2019
Returning: 1st Apr 2019
£2,394pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 30th Mar 2019
Returning: 8th Apr 2019
£2,284pp
£2,065pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Apr 2019
Returning: 15th Apr 2019
£2,459pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 11th Apr 2019
Returning: 20th Apr 2019
£2,304pp
£2,083pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Apr 2019
Returning: 22nd Apr 2019
£2,349pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Quito, Ecuador. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 2 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America, sitting at an altitude of 2,850 metres with a view of Volcan Pichincha on the horizon. On day 1 there is a city tour to show the beautiful Colonial style buildings and help you explore the nooks and crannies of cosy Old Town. We’ll be back in Quito at the end of the trip, giving you a chance to further experience the city. Notes: Due to the high altitude of many of places we visit, the air is thinner and some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. Please see the 'Is This Trip Right For You?' and 'Health' sections in the trip notes for more information. Optional Activities in Quito: Quito is an incredible city with loads to see and do. This trip doesn’t include much time in Quito, so a few extra days to explore it is recommended. Great activities are available through our local office – just email quitodaytours@peakdmc.com before departing or, once you’re in Quito, give our office a call +593 9 94014877 and they will happily assist you. Urban Adventures: If you are interested in any of the Urban Adventures listed you will need to contact Urban Adventures directly. For more information on the activities mentioned below and contact information for Quito please visit: http://www.urbanadventures.com/contact-us Otavalo Market, a full day tour of the biggest Indian market in South America in the northern town of Otavalo, full of local handicrafts to take home for your friends, and the Cotacachi leather market. Cotopaxi Volcano, for something more active, head out to the 5,897 metre high Cotopaxi Volcano – drop by the National Park museum, then hike for around 2 hours and visit the picturesque Limpiopungo Lagoon. Quilotoa Lagoon, if you’re into lagoons, maybe take a full day trip to the stunning Quilotoa Lagoon. Early in the morning, drive 3 hours south through the local communities and Andes views of the Avenue of Volcanoes. Then hike (2 hours return) to the beautiful Quilotoa volcano crater lagoon, before returning to Quito. Something more chill is a full day at the Papallacta Hot Springs – take a scenic drive, reaching heights of 4,150 metres, and then relax in springs with views to the towering Antisana Volcano. Cloud Forest, maybe get in touch with the region’s incredible nature with a shared services trip to the Cloud Forest – take a guided hike through a reserve on the edge of the Choco Bio-region, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world, and get acquainted with the exuberant vegetation, bird life, and the fascinating adaptations to life in this special environment. Papallacta-Something more chill is a full day at the Papallacta Hot Springs – take a scenic drive, reaching heights of 4,150 metres, and then relax in springs with views to the towering Antisana Volcano. Please note, the prices listed below include entrance fees, however these are paid separately by you during the tour. Some tours require a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. (Please note prices listed are subject to change)

Additional Activities

Quilotoa - Quilotoa Lagoon (Full day)
100 USD
Quito - Papallacta Hot Springs (Full day)
70 USD
Cotopaxi - National Park Hiking Tour
95 USD
Quito - Sweet & Culinary Experience - Urban Adventures
103 USD
Quito - Old Town & Gastronomic- Urban Adventures
99 USD
Quito - Otavalo Indian Market (Full day)
70 USD
Quito - Bellavista Cloud forest (Full day)
110 USD
Quito - Total Quito Tour: Quito Old Town, Panecillo Hill, Equator line & Intiñan Museum - Urban Adventures
92 USD
Quito - Sites by night - Urban Adventures
55 USD
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