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Galapagos Islands  a Dream for Naturalists  & Local Encounters - Signature Tours
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Galapagos Islands a Dream for Naturalists & Local Encounters

9 days
5.0
(4)
From Quito to Santa Cruz Island
Tour Operator:
Signature Tours
Max group size:
10
Age range:
1 to 90
Operated in:
English, German, Italian, Portuguese, French, Spanish
Tour id:
216928
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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Itinerary

Start in Quito and end in Santa Cruz Island! With the Explorer tour Galapagos Islands a Dream for Naturalists & Local Encounters, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 3 other destinations in Ecuador. Galapagos Islands a Dream for Naturalists & Local Encounters includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrival to Quito International Airport
  2. Day 2: Visit to the Colonial District in Quito
  3. Day 3: Flight to the Galapagos Islands - Arrival & visit the highlights
  4. Day 4: Visit to the Eco farm and the hidden Route.
  5. Day 5: Full Day Navigation to Española Island
  6. Day 6: Transfer to Santa Cruz Island: Tortuga Bay, Darwin Station
  7. Day 7: Navigation to Floreana Island
  8. Day 8: Excursions around Floreana Island
  9. Day 9: Transfer to the Airport in Santa Cruz Island + Outgoing flight to Quito
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

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Lodge
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Food
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  • 4.9
  • S
    · June 2nd, 2021
    We enjoyed very much my Galapagos trip. Thanks to our guide Andrés.
    Signature Tours commented on this review
    thanks so much Sarah for your comments! we really appreciate them! hoping to see you back soon in our latitudes. thanks and have a great day Gabriela
    Trip date: December 2019
  • S
    · May 29th, 2021
    Amazing trip! I love the Galapagos, Our guide Angie was great!
    Signature Tours commented on this review
    thanks Saro for your comment, much appreciated! hope to see you back in our latitudes sooner than later! have a great day! Gabriela
    Trip date: January 2019
  • Galapagos Islands  a Dream for Naturalists  & Local Encounters reviewer 3
    · May 28th, 2021
    It was an incredible experience! I loved this trip, the guide was spectacular! I want to go back to Galapagos!
    Signature Tours commented on this review
    thanks Angelica for your comment! much appreciated! hope to see you back in our latitudes soon! Gabriela
    Trip date: December 2020
  • W
    · May 19th, 2021
    Our trip was simply perfect. Galapagos is an amazing destination, we have really enjoyed the unique landscapes, the fauna, and all the activities, I did enjoyed swimming with sealions!!!. Everything was prepared to our liking. We spend amazing time with... Show more
    Trip date: November 2020

Dates & Availability

9 days
Galapagos Islands a Dream for Naturalists & Local Encounters
From Quito to Santa Cruz Island
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    Ecuador
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    As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B.

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    Ecuador
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  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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