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Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps - Exodus Travels
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Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps

From Quito to Guayaquil
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Easy
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33562
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Itinerary

Start in Quito and end in Guayaquil! With the Adventure tour Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 8 other destinations in Ecuador. Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Quito.
  2. Day 2: Quito city tour.
  3. Day 3: Fly to San Cristobal; visit the Galapagos Interpretation Centre.
  4. Day 4: Snorkel Leon Dormido and walk along one of three white sand beaches.
  5. Day 5: San Cristobal highlands walk; snorkelling at Puerto Chino.
  6. Day 6: Boat to Floreana; visit highlands of Floreana.
  7. Day 7: Visit Sea lion colony on Floreana; sail to Isabela and visit the historical 'Wall of Tears'.
  8. Day 8: Sierra Negra Volcano trek
  9. Day 9: Trek to the Sulphur Volcano
  10. Day 10: Snorkelling excursion in the area of Cabo Rosa
  11. Day 11: Visit Las Tintoreras; afternoon free to relax.
  12. Day 12: Sail to Santa Cruz; optional visit to Charles Darwin Research Centre; visit Tortuga Bay.
  13. Day 13: Explore Bartolome, North Seymour or Plazas Island.
  14. Day 14: Fly to Guayaquil; end Guayaquil.
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Good
    3.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Good
    3.5
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.5
  • Food
    Good
    3.5
  • 4.4
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  • CB
    · March 19th, 2020
    The tour group was only 6 and we got on well. A great start. Saw almost everything we wanted to, including a group of Orcas on our personal boat going from Floreana to Isabell. Great snorkelling. So 6 people plus one experienced guide going around the... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • P
    · October 16th, 2018
    I am writing this review some time after our trip as I have been waiting to resolve the issue with Exodus. I dont normally write reviews but I feel I should on this occasion so that if something like this happens again, nobody can claim that this has... Show more
    Exodus Travels commented on this review
    We remain very sorry that Peter had such an incredibly unpleasant experience during his time in the Galapagos and we have been in touch with him on an individual basis. The situation was thoroughly investigated and additional safety measures have been... Show more
    Trip date: May 2018
  • A
    · August 22nd, 2013
    An amazing experience. Full of wonderful wildlife encounters and beautiful scenery. It is hard to pick one superlative to describe it. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Every day brought a new inspirational moment and it is hard to... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017
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  • A
    · June 17th, 2013
    A real "trip of a lifetime". It was a tremendously varied and active trip, and I enjoyed everything: amazing wildlife, geology and scenery, history, swimming and snorkelling, walking....What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Snorkelling... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017
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  • A
    · June 5th, 2013
    I have travelled with Exodus on several wildlife/discovery trips and this has to be the best ever. Sensory overload most days. Unique wildlife, plantlife and unreal scenery. Despite the evidence of human impact you can surely see why Darwin was so... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017
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  • A
    · June 2nd, 2013
    This holiday was the best thing I have done in my life. It was just fabulous on every level. Each day was action packed, exciting and very rewarding the whole trip is very well thought through I would have preferred one more day in the Galapagos instead... Show more
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  • A
    · January 22nd, 2013
    The holiday was everything we expected - and more!  Really good balance of activities and islands visited. Excellent group leader who worked well with the whole group. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? The proximity, variety and... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017
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  • A
    · January 2nd, 2013
    The trip had much to live upto-I'd wanted to visit the Galapagos since first learning of Darwin's time spent there.The trip more than fulfilled hopes.When we booked I hadn't realised that we would be there at about the same time of year as Darwin's... Show more
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  • A
    · December 6th, 2012
    A wonderful trip that came up to all my expectations.  I chose this trip as I wanted to be land based and it gives you more time for exploration in places that sea based trips will not visit.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Swimming... Show more
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  • A
    · October 11th, 2012
    This trip is an experience of a life time! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Sitting on a bench to check the view then realising there is a sea lion under your seat. Swimming and a sea lion comes over to play with you. Bobbing in the... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017
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Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps
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