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Magical Galapagos: Wonders of Evolution

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Overview

Magical Galapagos: Wonders of Evolution

Continent

South America

Days

8 days

Nights

7 nights

Group Size

14 people

Activity

Moderate

Interest

Wildlife & Nature

Highlights

  • Experience the magnificent beauty of one of the world’s most celebrated destinations.
  • Meet the giant tortoises, penguins & sea lions that inhabit these exotic islands.
  • Snorkel through turquoise waters spotting rays, sea turtles & multi-colored fish.
  • Glimpse blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and other incredibly rare birds.
  • Spot whales and dolphins on boat rides around the islands.
Ecuador 8 days 7 nights

Darwin's legacy, snorkeling, volcanic landscapes & conservation insights.

Day 1

Welcome to Ecuador

A view of Quito.
A view of Quito.

Day 2

Snorkelling Iconic Kicker Rock

Birds Flocking Over Kicker Rock.
Birds Flocking Over Kicker Rock.

Day 3

Wildlife & Wild Scenery

The Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus).
The Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus).

Day 4

Floreana Snorkeling & Black Sand Beaches

Galapagos tortoise in motion
Galapagos tortoise in motion
  • Special note

Day 5

The Volcanic Beauty of Isabela

Landscape of the Lava tunnels of Isabela Island
Landscape of the Lava tunnels of Isabela Island

Day 6

Shark Alley

Galapagos Finch Bird
Galapagos Finch Bird

Day 7

Rare Birds and Island Artisans

Handicrafts, artisanal souvenirs (small figures of the blue-footed booby ) from the Galapagos Islands.
Handicrafts, artisanal souvenirs (small figures of the blue-footed booby ) from the Galapagos Islands.

Day 8

Charles Darwin & A Farewell To Paradise

Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)
Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)

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Additional info

Pricing & Trip Deposit

Deposit to book your trip: $250 USD.

Balance due 90 days prior to departure.

The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

 

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company.

Opt for a Private Room to yourself, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $1,230USD.

Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. 

If you don’t opt for a Private Room, you'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Activity Level

Participants should be comfortable walking 2 to 4 miles over the course of a day. You should also be prepared to participate in the itinerary’s various water activities, which include swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, as these are a highlight of the trip and some of the best ways to observe the local wildlife and geology. Please contact us directly if you have further questions about health and fitness level for this trip.

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive by 1 p.m. on Day 1. For departure, we recommend a post night in Quito.  Quito International Airport (UIO) connects to a range of flight hubs in North America and Europe. The best flight connections to Quito are offered by American Airlines and Avianca Airlines.

*Airport transfers are only provided if arriving & departing on the trip dates, or if pre/post arrangements have been made through Atlas Obscura. 

Internal Flight

As part of the trip, we will have a domestic flight on Day 2 from Quito to the Galapagos Islands and on Day 8 from the Galapagos Islands to Quito. The flight is approximately 2 1/2 hours in duration and may include a stop in Guayaquil depending on the flight. 

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