Galapagos Encounter - Archipel I (Itinerary D)

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 12-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-22726
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Guayaquil, Ecuador
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spend seven nights aboard Archipel I exploring the Galapagos Islands
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals
  • Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful sea lions and turtles
  • High chance of spotting Galapagos giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, great and American frigatebirds, marine iguanas, waved albatrosses, Galapagos sea lions and green sea turtles
  • Enjoy fantastic on-board service with experienced naturalist guide
Starting in Quito and ending in Guayaquil, the tour "Galapagos Encounter - Archipel I (Itinerary D)" is a guided wildlife tour that takes 10 days. You will travel through Bartolome Island, Guayaquil, Tagus Cove and 8 other destinations in Ecuador. "Galapagos Encounter - Archipel I (Itinerary D)" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This eight-day southeastern tour aboard the catamaran Archipel I cruises along the oldest islands in the Galapagos. Visit three of the four inhabited islands – San Cristobal, Floreana and Santa Cruz – and learn about the history of colonisation here. Land at two untouched islands: extraordinary Santa Fe and not-to-be-missed South Plaza. Also see the lively wildlife on Española and exclusive Pitt Point. Additionally, Lobos Islet provides the unforgettable opportunity to snorkel with playful sea lions.
  • Day 1: Start Quito
  • Day 2: Discover Quito at your leisure
  • Day 3: Fly to Baltra Airport on the Galapagos & Highlands (Santa Cruz)
  • Day 4: Tintoreras Islet & Isabela Island
  • Day 5: Isabela Island
  • Day 6: Isabela & Fernandina Islands
  • Day 7: Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) & North Seymour
  • Day 8: Genovesa Island
  • Day 9: Bartolome & Santiago
  • Day 10: Disembark Santa Cruz; fly Baltra to Guayaquil and end
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes US$120, paid locally
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Galapagos Encounter - Archipel I (Itinerary D) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 04 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 June 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Galapagos Encounter - Archipel I (Itinerary D) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Galapagos Encounter - Archipel I (Itinerary D) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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