Tour Number: 1516900WN
Group Leader's Name: Andrew Hamilton
Departure Date: 5/20/2015
Return Dates: 5/27/2015
Departure Gateway: Houston
8 days
This active adventure through the natural world is one of our Blue Ribbon tours

Known as “that land of craters” to Darwin, the Galápagos surpass expectations on first sight.

The views you’ll get descending upon Baltra by plane offer a glimpse of our Earth at its geological extremes, with Pinnacle Rock cutting into the horizon. On the ground, this kaleidoscope of landscapes becomes real, and the black rock becomes your pathway to a new understanding of the world.
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Arrive in Quito

  • Day 2: Quito

    Take a guided tour of Quito

    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace

    Visit Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

  • Day 3: Baltra + Santa Cruz

    Fly to Baltra

    Continue to Santa Cruz Island

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

  • Day 4: San Cristóbal island

    Enjoy a boat excursion to San Cristóbal Island

  • Day 5: Floreana Island

    Enjoy a boat excursion to Floreana Island

  • Day 6: Santa Cruz + Quito

    Return to Baltra

    Visit the Twin Craters

    Fly to Quito

  • Day 7: Cotopaxi

    Travel to Cotopaxi

    Visit Cotopaxi National Park

    • Cotopaxi Volcano

    Return to Quito

  • Day 8: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Arrive in Quito

  • Day 2: Quito

    Take a guided tour of Quito

    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace

    Visit Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

  • Day 3: Baltra + Santa Cruz

    Fly to Baltra

    Continue to Santa Cruz Island

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

  • Day 4: San Cristóbal island

    Enjoy a boat excursion to San Cristóbal Island

  • Day 5: Floreana Island

    Enjoy a boat excursion to Floreana Island

  • Day 6: Santa Cruz + Quito

    Return to Baltra

    Visit the Twin Craters

    Fly to Quito

  • Day 7: Cotopaxi

    Travel to Cotopaxi

    Visit Cotopaxi National Park

    • Cotopaxi Volcano

    Return to Quito

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • On-tour transportation

    We arrange all travel details so professors, chaperones and students can enjoy the tour to the fullest. That means we take care of flights, buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries, and subways.

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast; 5 lunches; 4 dinners or 7 with extension

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business; Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges

  • Guided sightseeing

    Quito; Equatorial Line

  • Entrances

    Santo Domingo Monastery; Intinan Museum; Charles Darwin Research Station; Cotopaxi National Park

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person; We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed

Total Price

$3,609 $879*
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