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SEV17YA - Complete Gal pagos - Yolita

For those looking to spend more time in the Gal pagos, this 17-day itinerary includes visits to several islands and loads of opportunities to observe unique wildlife. From colonies of marine iguanas, to blue-footed boobie nesting sites and the coolest acting giant tortoises in the Western Hemisphere, the Gal pagos are so much more than a collection of islands; they're a lesson in evolution itself (and a fun one, at that!).


Arrival transfer
Certified Gal pagos National Park Service Guide
Cruise the Gal pagos Islands aboard the Yolita (14 nts)
All meals aboard the Yolita
Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
Hike to the Bartolom Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
Sierra Negra Hike (Isabela Island)
Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
Snorkelling at Kicker Rock, Corona del Diablo, Isla Lobos and Gardner Bay
Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard the Yolita
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $10,639
Start Location
Quito, Ecuador
End Location
Quito, Ecuador
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
19 Jan 201904 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
02 Feb 201918 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
16 Feb 201904 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
02 Mar 201918 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
16 Mar 201901 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
30 Mar 201915 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
13 Apr 201929 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
27 Apr 201913 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
11 May 201927 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
25 May 201910 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $10,639 
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Day 1 - Quito
Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport
Take an early flight to the Gal pagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and marine iguanas.
Day 3 - Genovesa Island
Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.
Day 4 - Bartolom Island/Sullivan Bay
Visit Bartolom for a guided tour to see the island's dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.
Day 5 - Isabela Island
Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Gal pagos. In the afternoon, explore the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.
Day 6 - Elizabeth Bay/Urbina Bay
Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. Visit Urbina Bay, located at the base of the Alcedo Volcano. Hike the trail for a chance to see land tortoises in the wild, watching for land iguanas along the way.
Day 7 - Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza
Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Gal pagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.
Day 8 - R bida Island/Santiago Island
Enjoy a morning panga ride in Buccaneer Cove, watch for sea lions, shorebirds, and interesting lava formations. Take an afternoon excursion to the red sand beaches of R bida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. Enjoy snorkelling nearby with schools of tropical fish and sea lions.
Day 15 - Chinese Hat/Cerro Drag n
Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Drag n for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching.
Day 14 - Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island
This morning, snorkel at Devil's Crown, a coral reef surrounded by an eroded volcanic crater, the perfect home for marine life. Look out for small sharks, rays and schools of tropical fish. In the afternoon, make sure you have a postcard to leave behind on a visit to Post Office Bay.
Day 13 - Santa Cruz Island
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Gal pagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.
Day 9 - Islas Daphne/North Seymour
Enjoy a panga ride around Daphne, a tiny conical island, home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, Darwin's finches, and other wonderful wildlife. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island to look out for Blue-footed Boobies.
Day 11 - Bah a Gardner/Punta Su rez
Sail in to Gardner Bay, an excellent swimming and snorkelling site. Head to Punta Suarez on Espa ola Island. The southernmost island in the Gal pagos archipelago is home to several wildlife species, including nazca and blue-footed boobies. A hike to the top of the cliff makes for spectacular photo opportunities.
Day 10 - Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock
Travel to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the morning to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in the Gal pagos. Continue to Cerro Brujo on San Crist bal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.
Day 16 - Black Turtle Cove/Quito
In the early morning, explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove before transferring to the airport for a flight back to Quito. Enjoy a final night out on the town.
Day 12 - Santa F Island/South Plaza
Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.
Day 17 - Quito
Depart at any time.