Galapagos Island Hopping

Designed for travellers who prefer a land experience rather than cruising the Galapagos Islands, this tour encompasses all the beauty that Galapagos Islands offer, based on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Baltra

On arrival at Baltra you will be met and transferred to Puerto Ayora.

Visit to the highlands of the Santa Cruz observing the giant Galapagos Tortoise, and Charles Darwin research station. Overnight at your hotel in
Puerto Ayora.

Day 2: Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz)

Today enjoy a boat trip to Loberia for a swim with sea lions. Continue to Punta Estrada while observing the abundant wildlife including iguanas and sea-birds. Snorkell in a natural pool of crystalclear water. Afternoon walk to Tortuga Bay white-sand beach.

Day 3: Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz)

Day at leisure to explore the surroundings. Optional tours to visit Seymour or Plazas islands are available.

Day 4: Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) – Isabela Island

Ferry transfer to Isabela Island. Afternoon visit to Laguna de los Flamingos.

Day 5: Isabela Island

Morning boat trip to ‘Tintoreras’ where you can see penguins, pelicans and sharks. Snorkell at Concha y Perla beach and enjoy some relaxation time.

Day 6: Isabela Island – Puerto Ayora ( Santa Cruz) – Depart Baltra 

Early morning ferry back to Puerto Ayora and transfer to Baltra airport for your flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Tourist Class Hotels:$1,957.00$3,750.00
Tourist Superior Hotels:$2,338.00$5,257.00
First Class Hotels:$3,110 .00$7,303.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport:Airport & Ferry Transfers, land transportation & boat excursions on a shared basis
Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation
Guide: Bilingual guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Ecuador: Galapagos by Land

Welcome to the boutique lodge, Pikaia, headquarters for discovering nature’s headline act: the Galapagos Islands. Cruise between islands on a luxury yacht and meet the real-life inspiration behind Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Marvel at dramatic evidence of the area’s volcanic provenance. And when you think you’ve seen everything on terra firma, head beneath the waves for a whole new treasure trove.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Guayaquil

Welcome to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s main port and a bustling city. Upon arrival into the gateway to Galapagos Islands, your A&K representative will accompany you to your boutique accommodation. Ease into local time and get your first taste of the country with a chocolate experience like no other. Pick your own cacao pods and watch as they are transformed into decadent chocolate.

Hotel: Hotel del Parque

Day 2: Guayaquil – Galapagos Islands

Journey to the airport for your flight to Baltra in the Galapagos archipelago. Leave the city behind and take your front-row seat for nature’s dizzying showcase of evolutionary magic in the Galapagos. Your A&K Guardian Angel will welcome you at the VIP Lounge area of Baltra Airport before accompanying you on board your private cruise along Itabaca Canal to Santa Cruz Island. Here, a private vehicle whisks you towards your luxurious lodge, your base for discovery of the Galapagos and its incredible wildlife. Originally discovered by the Spanish Bishop of Panama in March 1535 when his ship was blown off course en route to Peru, the islands were put on the map after Charles Darwin visited in 1835 whilst serving as a naturalist on HMS Beagle.

Hotel: Pikaia Lodge, 5 nights

Day 3: Galapagos Islands

Step aboard your luxury yacht for a whole day dedicated to discovering exactly what inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Head first to North Seymour Island, where prickly pear cactus and Palo Santo trees stand out in an arid wilderness. Spy great frigatebirds, swallow-tailed gulls and blue-footed boobies. And get up close to Galapagos sea lions and iguanas. Next, cruise to Bachas Beach and seek out small flamingo ponds overflowing with iguanas, black-necked stilts, whimbrels, Darwin’s finches, mockingbirds and gulls. Spend time with nesting sea turtles on the coral beach. Then, back on the yacht, plunge into the steaming water of the Jacuzzi and watch dolphins play below.

Day 4: Galapagos Islands

Explore your island paradise, your way. Soak up the laid-back vibe of Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the Galapagos. Lose yourself in the fascinating world of the ‘Father of Evolution’ at the Charles Darwin Research Station and stop by the giant tortoise-breeding programme. Trek deep into the Scalesia Forest and encounter Darwin’s finches – possibly the most famous birds in the archipelago. Snorkel amongst sea turtles moving dreamily underwater or embark on your own wildlife-spotting tour by bike or on foot.

Day 5: Galapagos Islands

Back on board your luxury yacht for a cruise to Bartolomé Island, the tip of an underwater volcano. Climb to the summit for sweeping views of James Bay and Santiago, your next stop. Cool off with swimming and snorkelling amongst Galapagos penguins, marine turtles and a kaleidoscope of fish. Marvel at sea lions curled up on rocks and watch flamingos stalking through the water of beachside saline lagoons. Journey onwards to Sullivan Bay and step back in time to the volcanic beginnings of the Galapagos. Experience the surreal and starkly beautiful environment of white coral sand beach and lava, as spy hawks, finches and mockingbirds soar overhead.

Day 6: Galapagos Islands

Continue your island adventure this morning, your way. Choose from a menu of included activities depending on the weather and tidal conditions. Join your A&K Guardian Angel this afternoon, on a revealing tour of Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the Galapagos. Wander past humble dwellings and shops and be introduced to some of the descendants of the Norwegian, Swiss and German families that originally settled here four generations ago. Return to your lodge and seek out your favourite spot to enjoy nature’s show before dinner.

Day 7: Galapagos Islands – Guayaquil

Rise early this morning to soak up your final taste of the Galapagos, before you meet with your A&K Guardian Angel who will assist you with your private transfer by road and ferry to the airport for the return flight to Guayaquil where your journey ends.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Guayaquil daily:$13,635.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, Modern air-conditioned vehicle & luxury yacht
Flights:Air Ticket: Guayaquil – Galapagos Islands – Guayaquil
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Ecuador is rich in natural beauty and boasts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the city of Quito, the Galapagos Islands, the historic centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca and Sangay National Park. From mangrove coastlines to sweeping beaches lining the Pacific coast to cloud forest and to some of the highest peaks in the South American Andes, Ecuador will captivate you with diverse scenery and a fascinating and colourful culture. Discover Quito, the urban jewel of the mainland with its wonderful colonial architecture and its stunning setting amidst the Andean Mountains.

Travel to the eastern part of Ecuador and the Amazon rainforest area, one of the most bio diverse regions on the planet. This is where shamans in remote settlements still rely on traditional medicines. Take an Ecuador tour to discover the wonders for yourself.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.



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Designed for travellers who prefer a land experience rather than cruising the Galapagos Islands, this tour encompasses all the beauty that Galapagos Islands offer, based on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands.



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