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Galapagos Discovery - Intrepid Travel
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9 days

Galapagos Discovery

Start and end in Quito
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
48448
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
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US $2,175
+ $130 local payment costs
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Highlights

  • Spectacular animals and plants
  • Walking tour of Galapgos
  • Snorkel with turtles and sharks
  • Meet the Giant Tortoise of Galapagos

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    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

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Itinerary

Start and end in Quito! With the In-depth Cultural tour Galapagos Discovery, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 3 other destinations in Ecuador. Galapagos Discovery 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
  3. Day 3: Isla San Cristobal
  4. Day 4: Isla Santa Cruz
  5. Day 5: Isla Isabela
  6. Day 6: Isla Isabela
  7. Day 7: Isla Santa Cruz
  8. Day 8: Quito
  9. Day 9: Quito
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
8 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Transport
    Good
    3.8
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.5
  • Food
    Good
    3.5
  • 4.6
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  • CK
    · January 1st, 2020
    Our tour guide Isabella B made the trip awesome. Her knowledge, personality, patience, organization, fun demeanor was outstanding.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much for your feedback Cindy - the photos look amazing!
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • Galapagos Discovery reviewer 2
    · December 17th, 2019
    Great experience, I would recommend this tour.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    · August 20th, 2019
    Lots of walking but saw great stuff. Volcano waz awesome
    Trip date: July 2019
  • T
    · May 4th, 2019
    It was quite different.You see a lot of different animals and birds.you also see lots of history and old buildings.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Toby, Thank you for your review. Intrepid Group
    Trip date: April 2019
  • N(
    · January 15th, 2019
    Guide needs to be better at logistics. Thankfully I arranged two extra tours myself. Being taken for an Italian meal on group night isn’t ideal. Local style meals were great. A great group of people in the tour. Guide very knowledgeable about the... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
  • Galapagos Discovery reviewer 6
    · January 9th, 2019
    coming from the airport to the hotel in the early am was difficult. All the flights arrive in the am so we can be there for the 6 pm meeting the same day. No one was there to meet us. we used the bus service at the airport which was a disaster. They... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
  • Galapagos Discovery reviewer 7
    · December 22nd, 2018
    I think leaving $1600. in a hotel room, and not getting it back put more than a damper on this trip for me, which should be understandable. Our places we visited were great. My hope was to deep the tutles of the Gallopagos, and I had that opportunity... Show more
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    Trip date: November 2018
  • AB
    · December 20th, 2018
    All what i wanted. Great people fantastic places delicious food. Nature all around you .Couldn't be better. Best holidays ever!
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    Trip date: December 2018
  • MD
    · October 20th, 2018
    Galapagos is an amazing experience, it went off too soon!
    Trip date: October 2018
  • JK
    · May 18th, 2018
    Animals in galapagos. Islands and beaches
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jane, thanks for sharing your experience with us, glad to hear you had a great time in the Galapagos! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
    Trip date: May 2018

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Galapagos Discovery
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Where and when does this tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day so you can arrive in Quito at any time. The only activity planned for today is a welcome meeting at 5 or 6 pm, the details of which can be found at your hotel lobby. Your specific starting point details can be found in your final tour documents, released a few weeks prior to departure. The usual departure point is as follows, however, please be aware that this may be subject to change:

      Hotel San Francisco de Quito
      Sucre oe3-17 y Guayaquil
      Phone: +593 2 228 7758

    • Where do we meet at the start of the tour?

      The meeting point for this tour is:
      Hotel San Francisco de Quito
      Sucre oe3-17 y Guayaquil
      Quito
      ECUADOR

      You'll receive your Trip Notes where you can review further information related to the meeting point.

    • 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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      Ecuador
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B.

      Type A
      Ecuador
      Type B
      Ecuador
    • 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.
    • Visa
      • 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.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before May 9th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 9th, 2021, 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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