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Ultimate Galapagos - Central Islands (Daphne)

From £2187 for 10 days
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Trip Overview

When it comes to encountering wildlife up close and personal, a voyage to the Galapagos Islands really is an adventure unlike any other. Wherever you look, opportunities for witnessing nature in its most unaffected state abound. Head underwater off Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Bartolome or Isla Isabela and you'll be snorkelling with sea lions, white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles and penguins. Look to the skies in North Seymour or Cerro Dragon and you'll spy frigatebirds, boobies, pelicans and more swooping and soaring. Head out for a wander across the volcanic landscapes of Punta Espinosa and you'll likely happen upon land iguanas and flightless cormorants. Prepare to have your expectations of this unique destination more than exceeded.

Essential Info
Starts: Quito
Ends: Quito
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Sailing
Trip Code: IGMDD
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, South America
What's Included

Meals

9 Breakfasts included
8 Lunches included
7 Dinners included

Transport

Boat,Plane,Bus,Zodiac (Panga)

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights),Overnight boat (7 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   If there’s one ultimate Galapagos adventure, this is it. Combining off-the-beaten-track gems with iconic sights like the Pinnacle Rock, this trip is a microcosm of the Galapagos

•   This unique, stand-alone sailing adventure shares its itinerary with no other Intrepid trip. Enjoy minimal contact with other travellers and boats

•   Explore the remote west coast of Isabela on a small Panga boat, and venture to the far-west Fernandino, home of the highest density of marine iguanas

•   Beach-lovers will be in heaven. The turtle-dotted Las Bachas is about as idyllic as they come, and the richly coloured sands of Espumilla on your feet feel like nothing else

•   Volcanically active, steeped in myth and flanked by gorgeous cliffs, the old pirate haunt of Buccaneer Cove has something for everyone, from birdwatchers to geology enthusiasts to history buffs

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 29th May 2018
Returning: 7th June 2018
Quito - Quito
£3,711pp 
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Departing: 29th May 2018
Returning: 7th June 2018
Quito - Quito
£3,841pp 
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1 space
Departing: 29th May 2018
Returning: 7th June 2018
Quito - Quito
£3,956pp 
* Plus $120 USD
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Departing: 29th May 2018
Returning: 7th June 2018
Quito - Quito
£3,956pp 
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Departing: 12th June 2018
Returning: 21st June 2018
Quito - Quito
£3,840pp £2,342pp
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Departing: 12th June 2018
Returning: 21st June 2018
Quito - Quito
£3,970pp £2,420pp
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Departing: 12th June 2018
Returning: 21st June 2018
Quito - Quito
£3,930pp £2,396pp
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Departing: 12th June 2018
Returning: 21st June 2018
Quito - Quito
£4,085pp £2,489pp
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Departing: 26th June 2018
Returning: 5th July 2018
Quito - Quito
£3,730pp £2,276pp
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Itinerary & Notes
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Ecuador. This country might be smaller than its heavyweight South American neighbours, but this audacious land stakes a legitimate claim as the continent's most complete package, blessed with perfect beaches and the remarkable Galapagos Islands. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 5pm or 6 pm on Day 1. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please check with the hotel reception or notice boards for where and when it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel by early evening, 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. If you arrive early, get out and explore Quito (2,850 m), one of South America’s most attractive cities. Stroll around the Old Town, and be sure to visit the majestic Monastery of San Francisco if you have time. Alternatively, check out Cotopaxi volcano, the Cloud Forest, the local hot springs or the Equatorial Monument.
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Fantastic boat, expert and knowledgeable guide, fantastic crew, amazing food and felt safe at all times.
       
The service was fabulous throughout
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