APR 24th – Guayaquil (Hampton Inn) or Quito ( Finlandia Hotel) - extra night included
APR 25th –Santa Cruz – Divers Lodge – no Activities (L, D)
APR 26th – Santa Cruz – Divers Lodge – AM.- Tortuga Bay Tour – Free afternoon (B, L, D)
APR 27th – Santa Cruz – Divers Lodge – PM.- Primicias Tour - (B, L)
APR 28th – Santa Cruz – AM.- Kayaking Itabaca Channel– PM.- Transfer to Isabela Lodge – Welcome Drink (B, L, D)
APR 29th – Isabela Lodge – AM.- Sierra Negra Volcano – PM.- Visit to a local farm – Concha Perla (B, L, D)
APR 30th – Isabela –AM.- Tintoreras, Bay Tour – PM.- transfer to Santa Cruz – Charles Darwin Research Station (B, L, D)
MAY 01st - Return to Mainland (B)
From reading in the guidebook, it seems that there will be a Carnival festival while we are in Galapagos.
Would you know what does it mean for the travelers in terms of the accommodation, transportation etc?
What are the best months to visit the Galapagos islands in order to see as much of a variety of wildlife as possible (perhaps including snorkeling)? I was considering beginning of March. Is that a good time?
Best footwear to take to the Galapagos.
Hi, I'm heading to Galapagos with a friend in February and was planning on organising a tour when arriving in Puerto Ayora. Has anyone done this and found it worth their while? We are not rushed for time at all, and are prepared to just hang out on the island for a week or 2 if nedd be. Any hints or tips of things we should look out for when looking for a boat would be great. Cheers, Pete
Hello, I will be in flying from Central America to South America around mid February. I had first thought about flying from San Jose to Lima but I realized that maybe instead of spending a week in Costa Rica, we could try to see the Galapagos instead. At first I was afraid of the cost but I realized that maybe it was worth to skip CR (as Im sure the cost of life there is not that inexpensive) and spend400+ (everything included?) We would be interested in a 4-day tour. Some of you think it's possile to show up in Ecuador and book at the last minute. Does it really work? Won't we be very disappointed if we show up there and everything's booked (cause we won't be able to wait for a week to get a boat?) Otherwise, where should we start our cruise and what are the islands not to miss? Any tour agency you could recommend? Thank you so much for your answers. It will be very much appreciated. Celine
Hi We are planning to go to the Galapagos in September, and are cheking out several offers for dive trips. The range from app. 1200 USD (incl plane from Quito and Scuba gear) to three times this price. If anyone has comments on different companies (to aviod or reccomandations) please post them :o) We don't have much time there, and have to make all arrangements in advance. ------ We are planning om going to Maccu Picchu as well, and wonder if anyone knows how to get there / back from Quito in a time- and money saving way... :o) Thanks
I don't want to dive every day in cold water...so I'm looking to be land base and take dive trips every othre day....did any one donne that? how much is to fly from quito...and what will be a good dive operationI will travel arround november. thanks
hello, i'm planning on going to ecuador and the galapagos at the end of november. i received a quote from a tour operator to the galapagos, and was wondering if anyone has travelled in any of the following boats: Cormorant - 12 passenger cruise double cabin with two shared bathrooms dates 21-25 Nov US$ 400 per person. Poseidon - 10 passenger cruis double cabin with private bathrooms dates 20-24 Nov US$ 450 per person. Yolita - 12 passenger cruise double cabin with private bathroom dates 21-25 Nov US$ 450 per person. these prices seem to good to be true, so i'm just a little weary about the boats... and the tour operator! All other operators have a higher price for the same boats.. if you have travelled in any of these or know someone who has, could you please let me know how the experience was -- would you recommend it, would you have spent more money for a better boat class, etc? Also, what are the chances of me finding a last minute deal on a galapagos cruise, at the end of november, for a total of 4 people? many thanks!~ judy
I will be spending a week in July touring the islands. I am interested in native arts and crafts and jewelry. Any suggestions what are the best buys and where to purchase the items. I love silver jewelry, pottery, and paintings. Thanks for your help.