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Best of Galapagos  - Intrepid Travel
Best of Galapagos - Intrepid Travel
Harvey "We just finished a 7-day Galapagos Intrepid Active Tour aboard the motor yacht Daphne. Excellent overall experience. Yacht has 8 cabins, handles 16 passengers. Crew of 6: Captain, First Mate, chef, cabin boy and server, engineer, and deck hand. All went out of their way to be attentive, helpful, and personable. Food was excellent and varied, help was abundant, from getting on and off the zodia..."
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34 reviews
Starts
Quito
+4 Destinations
Pacific
Ends
Quito
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Highlights

  • Go snorkelling with sea lions
  • Relax on black sand beaches
  • Visit a giant tortoise breeding centre
  • Spot flamingos, penguins and more
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Adventure, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Intrepid Travel
Start and end in Quito! With the adventure tour Best of Galapagos , you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 4 other destinations in Ecuador. Best of Galapagos includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Quito
  2. Day 2: Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos
  3. Day 3: Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos
  4. Day 4: Isla Floreana/Isla Isabela, Galapagos
  5. Day 5: Isla Isabela, Galapagos
  6. Day 6: Isla Isabela, Galapagos
  7. Day 7: Isla Isabela / Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos
  8. Day 8: Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos
  9. Day 9: Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos/ Quito
  10. Day 10: Quito

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Insurance

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34 Reviews

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59%
Good
29%
Average
12%
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  • Best of Galapagos  reviewer 1
    Written on June 16, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tour overall was great. Lots of animals, snorkeling, outdoor time, etc. Group was good and Intrepid was good (this was my first trip with them) but I wouldn't consider this an "adventure" tour. More cultural and animal watching and the activities were not... Read more

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  • M
    Written on May 25, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Could not fault this trip. Scenery and activities excellent and a very excellent and enthusiastic guide. He tended to each and everyone of us. His insructions were clear each day. Just couldn't do enough for his "Intrepid Family". Plus we had an amazing... Read more

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  • R
    Written on November 20, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    4 day/3 night Galapagos Flash - 4**** Hotel tour is really abysmal and a waste of money despite being 'cheap'. My wife and I went on the basis of having only a limited time in the Galapagos, therefore wanting something booked in advance to reduce the... Read more

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  • AF
    Written on November 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just the best tour I ever undertook

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  • JG
    Written on January 25, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Intrepid seems like a pretty good company. They emphasize a low impact, high quality experience that enables the traveler to experience the local culture and people.

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  • HH
    Written on September 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We just finished a 7-day Galapagos Intrepid Active Tour aboard the motor yacht Daphne. Excellent overall experience. Yacht has 8 cabins, handles 16 passengers. Crew of 6: Captain, First Mate, chef, cabin boy and server, engineer, and deck hand. All went... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Harvey, thank you very much for your review - both the positive words and the constructive feedback. Hearing from our passengers is invaluable as it helps us to know where we’re meeting (and hopefully exceeding!) expectations; we always share comments like these with our entire global team and they are very much appreciated. We’re delighted that you had a great time with us, and we hope to see you on another trip with us in future … now that you’ve ticked Galapagos off the bucket list, where’s next? :) Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • Best of Galapagos  reviewer 7
    Written on August 4, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    The place is outstanding but our guide was the worst guide I've ever had and spoiled it a bit. He treated everyone like schoolchildren and ves very arrogant. I wouldn't recommend this tour just incasevyou get him as the guide

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  • AS
    Written on May 15, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    To Whom It May Concern: My husband recently purchased the day-10 Active Galapagos tour with Intrepid. Having conducted research in advance on similar trips, the cost of these excursions was heavily influenced by stay amenities, as well as by the... Read more

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  • Best of Galapagos  reviewer 9
    Written on March 29, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Footnote: I did find that this tour was lacking a well trained guide who needs more organizational skills and training, and at the end we found out that this was his 2nd tour which explained a lot.

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Venetia, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We were disappointed to read that you felt your guide was under qualified on your tour. Venetia, we would love an opportunity to more fully understand your experience as feedback from our passengers is essential towards improving all that we do. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • Best of Galapagos  reviewer 10
    Written on March 29, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    I have visited Vietnam, Bolivia, Australia and Iceland with Intrepid and all were good tours.I was disappointed that this tour did not have more varied wildlife and I was not able to do a couple of activities like the volcano tour which I enquired about in... Read more

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    • When are the seas at their calmest in the Galapagos?

      During the warmer season, which runs from January through May, the seas tend to be calmer and warmer during these months. The average temperatures during this season are around 30°C (86°F).

    • What is the lodging like?

      Where we stay ensures we keep our travellers firmly entrenched in a region’s people and culture, and provides them with unique local experiences that benefits the community too. In most locations we stay in simple tourist-class hotels ( 2-3 stars), plus on many trips you'll also get to experience a night with a local family on a homestay or something a little different like a Bedouin camp in the Sahara."

    • When are the seas the calmest?

      In relation to your question regarding the seas, the warm season runs from January to May with an average temperature of 30°C (86°F). The seas are also calmer and warmer during these months.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    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
    Start and end in Quito.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 September 2019 the full payment of $3,164 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3164 for Best of Galapagos , but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,853 km.
    • Quito (Ecuador)
    • 1,219 km
    • Isla San Cristobal (Ecuador)
    • 127 km
    • Floreana (Ecuador)
    • 95 km
    • Isla Isabela (Ecuador)
    • 88 km
    • Isla Santa Cruz (Ecuador)
    • 1,323 km
    • Quito (Ecuador)

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