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Best of Galapagos  - Intrepid Travel
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10 days

Best of Galapagos

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 $3,420
+ $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

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Itinerary

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
  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
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • 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
    4.2
  • Guide
    Good
    3.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.2
  • 4.6
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  • Best of Galapagos  reviewer 1
    · January 13, 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 2
    · June 16, 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 25, 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 4
    · December 03, 2018
    the national park guide was very very good. He was very informative and knowledgable. great trip
    Trip date: November 2018
  • R
    · November 20, 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 13, 2018
    Just the best tour I ever undertook
    Trip date: November 2018
  • JG
    · January 25, 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 07, 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 9
    · August 04, 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
  • AS
    · May 15, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2017

Dates & Availability

10 days
Best of Galapagos
From Quito to Quito
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FAQs

    • 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

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      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.

      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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      • For any tour departing before September 1st, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 1st, 2020, 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 26 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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