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Journey Through the Galapagos- June 2025

11 Days | Quito, San Cristobal Island, Santa Cruz Island, and Isabela Island

Amanda's bucket list trip is here. People asked and we are delivering. Home to the blue-footed booby and swimming iguanas, we are finally heading to the Galapagos Islands!

On mainland Ecuador, experience the local culture in Quito, where Independence Plaza and the Intiñan Museum Museum provide social context to the biological wonders of this fascinating country. Offshore, the Galápagos are home to an assortment of marine species—making it the perfect destination for viewing wildlife before you experience Mindo Cloud Forest’s otherworldly climate.

Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

  • Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 2: Quito

  • Take a tour of Quito. With your Tour Director you will see: Independence Plaza and the Government Palace.

  • Visit the Church of la Compañía de Jesús

  • Take an excursion to the equatorial line

  • Visit the Intiñan Museum and witness the natural forces at work near the equator

Day 3: Quito • San Cristóbal Island

  • Fly to San Cristóbal Island

  • Go snorkeling at La Loberia Beach

Day 4: San Cristóbal Island • Santa Cruz Island

  • Hike Tijeretas Hill

  • Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center

  • Travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island • Isabela Island

  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

  • Visit the Twin Craters and the Lava Tunnels

  • Visit the Santa Cruz highlands to see wild tortoises

  • Travel by boat to Isabela Island

Day 6: Isabela Island

  • Hike along Los Humedales trail

  • Visit a pink flamingo habitat

  • Visit a tortoise breeding center

  • Take a boat excursion to the Tintoreras Lava Islet

  • Go snorkeling

Day 7: Isabela Island • Santa Cruz Island

  • Travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island

  • Hike to Tortuga Bay

  • Enjoy some relaxation time on Playa Mansa

  • Visit the Playa de los Alemanes Beach

  • Go swimming at Las Grietas canyon

  • Visit the Playa de los Alemanes Beach

Day 8: Santa Cruz Island • Baltra Island • Quito

  • Enjoy free time in the morning on Santa Cruz Island

  • Fly to Quito

Day 9: Quito • Mindo Cloud Forest

  • Take a day trip to the Mindo Cloud Forest

  • Enjoy a hike through the Cloud Forest

  • Visit a butterfly garden

Day 10: Quito • Otavalo • Depart for home

  • Take a day trip to Otavalo

  • Enjoy a demonstration from a local artisan

  • Explore the local market

  • Visit a waterfall in Cotacachi

Day 11: Arrive home

Here's the link to Enroll! Email Ally Monroe or Amanda Wilson with any questions.

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