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Active Galapagos

From £2146 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, Active
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: 20th Apr 2019
Returning: 29th Apr 2019
£2,554pp

* Plus $130 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 25th Apr 2019
Returning: 4th May 2019
£2,374pp
£2,146pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Apr 2019
Returning: 6th May 2019
£2,509pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 2nd May 2019
Returning: 11th May 2019
£2,374pp
£2,146pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th May 2019
Returning: 13th May 2019
£2,509pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 9th May 2019
Returning: 18th May 2019
£2,419pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 11th May 2019
Returning: 20th May 2019
£2,509pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 18th May 2019
Returning: 27th May 2019
£2,649pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 23rd May 2019
Returning: 1st Jun 2019
£2,459pp
£2,223pp

* 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: Urban Adventures: If you are interested in any of the Urban Adventures listed you will need to contact your booking agent or  Urban Adventures directly. Urban Adventures information for Quito can be found here: https://www.urbanadventures.com/search?q=quito 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. 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
Urban Adventures: Quito Market Discovery
98 USD
Urban Adventures: Quito Sweet & Culinary Experience
104 USD
Urban Adventures: Condors and Culture in Otavalo
756 USD
Urban Adventures: Quito Legends and Culture Tour
79 USD
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