Galapagos Camping Adventure

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Galapagos Islands
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

The Galápagos Islands isn’t just all about cruising – try a camping experience on for size! 

This one-week trip keeps you close to the action – and trust us, there’s always plenty of action on the archipelago – while keeping costs lower than you’d expect for a sweet island adventure. Plus, there’ll be no lack of activities to keep you moving, with everything from snorkelling to a volcano hike in Sierra Negra to exploring lava tunnels. At the end of the day, you’ll camp out surrounded by the sounds of island wildlife, giving new meaning to the word “paradise.”

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Floreana
Fly to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Free time to explore the town before taking a speedboat to Floreana Island in the afternoon. Get settled into camp and opt to swim, rent kayaks, or relax. Included snorkelling in Loberia and visit to the highlands.

Day 4-5 Isabela
Take a boat over to Isabela Island, and enjoy visits to Flamingo Lagoon and the Tortoise Breeding Centre. The next morning, hike the Sierra Negra Volcano for views from above, then enjoy some free time. Opt to go snorkelling, surfing or hit the beach.

Day 6-7 Santa Cruz
Transfer by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island, where home is a camp in the highlands. Enjoy an included visit to Charles Darwin Station. Hike to beautiful Tortuga Bay, and opt to go kayaking or just lounge on the beach. Visit the lava tunnels and see giant tortoises in the highlands. Enjoy an evening in town with the group.

Day 8 Quito
Say goodbye to the Galápagos Islands, and take a morning flight back to Quito. Enjoy a final night out in Quito.

Day 9 Quito
Depart at any time.

 

What's Included

  • Full-day hike of Sierra Negra Volcano (Isabela)
  • Highlands visit (Floreana)
  • Loberia snorkelling excursion (Floreana)
  • Visit Flamingo Lagoon and Tortoise Breeding Centre (Isabela)
  • Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)
  • Hike to Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz)
  • Visit to lava tunnels (Santa Cruz)
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • Opportunities for snorkelling, swimming and incredible wildlife encounters
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD255-340 for meals not included. Not included is USD10 Tourist Transit card fee (From March 1st 2015, this will be USD20) at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galapagos park entry fee upon arrival to the Islands.)
  • Plane, public speedboat, van, pickup truck, public bus
  • Local naturalist guide for included activities in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park), local G Adventures representative in Quito.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
  • Camping (6 nts), simple hotels (2 nts).

 

Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £999 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Start/Finish: Quito
  • Code: SEQC

 

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