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Quito and Galapagos

Quito and Galapagos

Quito and Galapagos Overview

​Explore the city of Quito before heading off to Galapagos Islands for an unforgettable wildlife cruise.

If you just want a really good wildlife cruise in the Galapagos Islands, without much time on mainland Ecuador, this is perfect for you. 

We have chosen to price this holiday based on a yacht called the Beluga, which is a superior tourist class yacht, however we can swap this yacht for a different one of your choice without any problem. There is a big choice of yachts on Tribes website to choose from.

Ecuador is a long way to come from Europe though, so a couple of days here is worth it before you head off to the islands. Flying about 4 hours from Quito to the Galapagos, you then join your chosen yacht for your week cruise.

The islands are of course a unique wildlife spectacle, with all manner of birds, mammals and reptiles which have almost no fear of man. Take walks on the islands, swim with sea lions, meet giant tortoises, watch the courting displays of waved albatrosses at close range … really, where else is there like it? Nowhere.

Summary Itinerary

DAY 1: QUITO
DAY 2: QUITO
DAY 3: QUITO TO THE GALAPAGOS
DAY 4: PUNTA CORMORANT AND POST OFFICE BAY
DAY 5: ISABELA - TINTOREAS AND SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO
DAY 6: ISABELA - PUNTA MORENO & ELIZABETH BAY
DAY 7: ISABELA - URBINA BAY & TAGUS COVE
DAY 8: FERNANDINA & ISABELA
DAY 9: SANTIAGO & BARTOLOME
DAY 10: BACK TO THE MAINLAND

If you are interested in more details of this trip, or are looking for a holiday, please go to Tribes website.

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Reviews of this holiday

Quito and Galapagos by RobH, 27 Nov 2017
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I had a wonderful trip to the Galapagos with Tribes, 2 days in Quito first, then an 8 day boat trip which was simply sensational... read more

Quito and Galapagos by gallivanting grandma, 24 Oct 2016
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Mainland Ecuador was incredible with its volcanoes, its history and the equator to boot. However, the Galapagos Islands ... read more

Quito and Galapagos by Ms A S 15, 8 Mar 2015
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It was a privilege to be there. read more

Quito and Galapagos by Mrs j p 14, 3 Sep 2014
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fantastic, we had 2 nights in Quito 7days on the Beluga ship,and 1 Night in Guaquil read more

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Quito and Galapagos by RobH, 27 Nov 2017
Traveller rating:

I had a wonderful trip to the Galapagos with Tribes, 2 days in Quito first, then an 8 day boat trip which was simply sensational... read more

Quito and Galapagos by gallivanting grandma, 24 Oct 2016
Traveller rating:

Mainland Ecuador was incredible with its volcanoes, its history and the equator to boot. However, the Galapagos Islands ... read more