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Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps - Exodus Travels
Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps - Exodus Travels
Excellent
17 reviews
Starts
Quito
+9 Destinations
Pacific
Ends
Guayaquil
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Highlights

Start in Quito and end in Guayaquil! With the adventure tour Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Quito to Guayaquil and through Quito, Ecuador and 9 other destinations in Ecuador. Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
15
Physical Rating
Easy
Travel style
Adventure, Wildlife, Discovery, Hiking & Trekking
Operator
Exodus Travels

Itinerary

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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: Start Sierra Negra Volcano trek.
  9. Day 9: Continue trek and camp on the rim of the crater.
  10. Day 10: To Puerto Villamil via Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre.
  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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17 Reviews

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  • P
    Written on October 16, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    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 never... Read 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 put in place; we therefore have no reason to believe that a situation like this would recur. Our local operator have been working with the Wittmer Lodge on Floreana for 19 years and this is the first time that an incident like this has occurred; the dogs are tied up in an area of the property not intended for guests’ access. We nonetheless remain very sorry for the understandable distress and pain that Peter suffered. Lucy Crabb – Exodus’ Customer Services Manager
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  • DS
    Written on August 22, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 pick a... Read more

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  • PB
    Written on June 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 through... Read more

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  • JF
    Written on June 5, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 inspired.... Read more

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  • SM
    Written on June 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 of... Read more

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  • CP
    Written on January 22, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 abundance... Read more

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  • RS
    Written on January 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 visit... Read more

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  • SJ
    Written on December 6, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 with... Read more

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  • DH
    Written on October 11, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • JJ
    Written on June 25, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing wildlife on land and sea, fascinating islands, pristine beaches, interesting walking – the Galapagos has it all! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? So many wonderful experiences to choose from! Swimming with sea lion pups off San... Read more

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  • Is the single supplement compulsory on this tour?

    The single supplement is completely optional. You are not required to pay a single supplement to join the tour. The tour price advertised is based on a twin share basis, if you are a single traveller you will be roomed with a passenger of the same gender. The single supplement optional cost is if you would like your own room on the tour.

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Vaccinations

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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Location
Quito is the starting point and Guayaquil is the endpoint.
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 29 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 29 December 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,832 km.
  • Quito (Ecuador)
  • 1,219 km
  • Isla San Cristobal (Ecuador)
  • 125 km
  • Floreana Island (Ecuador)
  • 90 km
  • Isla Isabela (Ecuador)
  • 88 km
  • Isla Santa Cruz (Ecuador)
  • 42 km
  • Isla Bartolome (Ecuador)
  • 32 km
  • Seymour (Ecuador)
  • 23 km
  • Isla Plaza Sur (Ecuador)
  • 22 km
  • Isla Santa Cruz (Ecuador)
  • 22 km
  • Isla Baltra (Ecuador)
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