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Essential Galapagos  - Intrepid Travel
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9 days

Essential Galapagos

From Quito to Quito
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US $2,039
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Start and end in Quito! With the wildlife tour Essential Galapagos , you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 3 other destinations in Ecuador. Essential Galapagos includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Quito
    Start point Adventure begins, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 17:00 - 18:00
  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
    End point Quito, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay


Customer Reviews

  • Essential Galapagos  reviewer 1
    · April 20, 2017
    First the good things: Galapagos is an amazing! Everyone should visit to see what makes this a uniquely special place on the planet. Also, our guide (Juan Martin) was excellent! Bad things: It's expensive - but most people already understand this.... Show more
    Trip date: April 2017
  • Essential Galapagos  reviewer 2
    · May 12, 2015
    Great and enlightening trip! Loved the islands and the culture there. This trip encompassed all of what I wanted to see. The weather did not cooperate for the first 2-3 days of the trip, however we made the most of it and still enjoyed what there was to... Show more
    Trip date: April 2015

Dates & Availability

9 days
Essential Galapagos
From Quito to Quito
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    • Why is this trip only for young people? Why not for anyone who wants to go?

      Unfortunately, this tour addresses only people between 18 and 29. If this trip isn't quite what you were looking for, we still have plenty of fantastic tours. Get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

    • Can you tell me the difference between the galapagos evolution and a taste of the galapagos tour?

      The Galapagos Evolution tour has 6 nights included in a hotel instead of 4 offered in A Taste of Galapagos, as well there are 3 breakfasts included other than two.

    • What time does your tour depart and what time does it return to Quito? Also, is the flight from Quito to Galapagos Island included?

      Day 1 is an arrival day, there will be a Welcome Meeting at 6pm at the starting hotel. The tour ends on Day 9 after breakfast.

      A flight (approx 2.5-3 hours) from Quito to Baltra Island is included. The departure time will be between 8.20am and 10.30am depending on flight schedule time.

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    • About the country



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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.


      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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 1 July 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 1 July 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 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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