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Best of Galapagos - Intrepid Travel

Best of Galapagos

10 days
4.4
(36)
Start and end in Quito
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4117
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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US $3,340
+ $130 local payment costs
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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

Itinerary

Start and end in Quito! With the Active Adventure tour Best of Galapagos, you have a 10 days 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
  4. Day 4: Isla Floreana/ Isla Isabela
  5. Day 5: Isla Isabela
  6. Day 6: Isla Isabela
  7. Day 7: Isla Isabela / Isla Santa Cruz
  8. Day 8: Isla Santa Cruz
  9. Day 9: Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos/ Quito
  10. Day 10: Quito
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
9 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Good
    4.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.6
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  • Best of Galapagos reviewer 1
    · June 4th, 2022
    The trip was amazing. Our guide Cesar was incredible. I enjoyed the food, the snorkeling, the companions on my trip and all accomodations were excellent.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your feedback Debbe! We are so pleased to hear that Cesar took such good care of you, and that you enjoyed your trip with us. We hope to travel with you again on your next adventure!
    Trip date: May 2022
  • Best of Galapagos reviewer 2
    · January 13th, 2020
    Highly recommended! We had a fantastic group leader Katty, she was keeping us informed about all the activities and extra things to do all the times as well as had a great enthusiasm with regards to animals and uniqueness of Galapagos islands. Program... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Irina, thank you for the great feedback! We are really happy to hear you had a great time and that Katty was fantastic. We are pretty proud of our leaders. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon, Intrepid.
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • Best of Galapagos reviewer 3
    · June 16th, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • M
    · May 25th, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • Best of Galapagos reviewer 5
    · December 3rd, 2018
    the national park guide was very very good. He was very informative and knowledgable. great trip
    Trip date: November 2018
  • R
    · November 20th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
  • AF
    · November 13th, 2018
    Just the best tour I ever undertook
    Trip date: November 2018
  • JG
    · January 25th, 2018
    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.
    Trip date: January 2018
  • HH
    · September 7th, 2017
    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... Show 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... Show more
    Trip date: September 2017
  • Best of Galapagos reviewer 10
    · August 4th, 2017
    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
    Trip date: July 2017

Dates & Availability

10 days
Best of Galapagos
From Quito to Quito
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • What is the galapagos transit card fee for?

      This fee is imposed by the local authorities and is necessary for you to receive the Galapagos Transit card, which the government requires to keep track of visitors and protect the Galapagos Islands.

    • What is the Isla Isabela port fee for?

      This fee is imposed by the local port authorities who require all vessels to pay a port tax upon arrival to the port. Its a mandatory cost and needs to be paid upfront before the tour departs

    • What is galapagos national park fee?

      The national park fee covers entry into the Galapagos National Park area and needs to be paid upfront before the tour departs.

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      • 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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      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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      • For any tour departing before February 8th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after February 8th, 2023, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. 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 60 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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