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Footprints of Life - Galapagos Islands

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 8 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Boating and Sailing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3334 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4120 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1: Arrival to Quito. Welcome to Ecuador! Check in and take a well earned rest at your Quito home.

Day 2: Can shop for local crafts and handmade handicrafts and sweaters in Latin America’s second largest indigenous market. Later we will pay a visit to several nearby craft villages where weavers, hatters, and musical instrument-makers ply their crafts. We return to Quito for dinner. Includes: Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3: Quito/Galapagos. After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport to take our Galapagos flight. Disembark on the island of San Cristobal, visiting the Interpretation center and boarding your Galapagos Cruise. This afternoon, visit Ochoa Beach. Includes: (B,D).

Days 4-6: Galapagos Cruise. Cruise Spend the next three days cruising through the incredible Galapagos Islands. Wind your way past tide pools where swallow-tailed and lava gulls gather. Catch a glimpse of marine iguanas as they feed on exposed green algae. Watch for great blue herons, lava herons, oyster-catchers and yellow-crowned night herons. Enter a forest of mangroves where colonies of great frigate birds nest.

Find storm petrels and the elusive short-eared owl, and watch the famous red footed boobies nesting in palo santo trees. Observe sea lion harems with resident bulls carefully guarding their territory. Experience the seven vegetation zones found in Galapagos. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where scientists from all over the globe conduct biological research. Afterwards, catch your return flight to Quito. In Quito transfer to our hotel. Tonight, reminisce about your trip over a Farewell dinner. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7: Homeward journey. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. Includes: (B).

Islands you may visit:
- Espanola: the southernmost and oldest island is a breeding site for 12,000 pairs of waved albatross.
- Santa Cruz: home to Charles Darwin Station, a center for tortoise research and breeding.
- Genovesa: home to Darwin’s Bay red-footed boobies, great frigate birds.
- San Cristobal: the site of the Galapagos National Park Interpretation Center.

Unique and Must-see:
- Visit Quito, a Cultural Heritage Sites
- Straddle both sides of the equator
- Travel in a pangas to examine seals and turtles
- Make dry and wet landings on the islands
- Enjoy the comforts of M/V Galapagos Legend or the Galapagos Explorer II.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Airfares from Quito to the Galapagos are included in the price.
- This tour also available in December-January.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2006
Client Request Served: 13

M14857 promotes intergenerational bonding through exciting small-group travel experiences designed to enrich and entertain. We created M14857 out of a desire to help families connect with each other and the fascinating world in which we live. M14857 tours are designed with family and loved ones in mind. M14857 is a...

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