9-Day Galápagos Adventure

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This tour has multiple departures

9-Day Galápagos Adventure by International Nature and Cultural Adventures (INCA)

Our 9-Day Galapagos Adventure was created as an all-encompassing journey of excitement, education, and everlasting memories. International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA) has been providing curated excursions to the Galapagos Islands for almost 50 years.

Your journey begins with your arrival in Ecuador and a night at a mainland hotel. Choose between Quito, the vibrant capital of Ecuador, or Guayaquil, a bustling city along the coast. International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA) provides a variety of accommodations, ranging from 3- to 5-star hotels.

After a night on the mainland, you will fly to the Galapagos Islands. When you arrive, you will be met by our local guide.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore the island of Santa Cruz
  • Visit the tortoise reserve
  • Explore the town of Puerto Ayora, and discover the incredible conservation efforts of the Charles Darwin Research Station.
  • Spend the next seven nights board the luxury yacht, Integrity, cruising through the Galapagos Islands.
  • While exploring the Islands, you will be led by one of our renowned Naturalist Guides.
  • Your guide will be by your side for your daily excursions, sharing expert insights and showing you all the little beauties the archipelago has to offer.

During your weeklong cruise, you will have ample opportunities to snorkel and kayak with sea lions, turtles, penguins, and even marine iguanas!

International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA) offers two cruising routes: the Western & the Eastern

The Western Route features the younger, volcanically active islands of the Galapagos. Some of the stops include Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina & North Seymour. Floreana Island is home to the iconic Post Office Bay, where you can continue the “postmaster” tradition that’s been going on since the 18th century. Walk amongst the skeletal coral garden of Isabela Island. If you’re an avid birdwatcher, North Seymour is a must-see, with an abundance of Blue-Footed Boobies and Magnificent Frigate Birds nesting all around.

The Eastern Route focuses on the geologically older islands such as Española, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, and Genovesa. Enjoy the beaches of Española, strewn with lounging sea lions and marine turtle nests. Walk amongst the migrant birds of San Cristobal and snorkel with fish of all colors in the turquoise bay of Santa Fe.

On your last day, you will disembark the Integrity yacht and fly back to mainland Ecuador. From here, you can fly home or continue your adventure with one of our many Trip Extensions.

Spend a few nights in the tranquil Ecuador Highlands, take a river cruise through the Amazon Jungle, or hike under the canopy of the uniquely biodiverse Cloud Forest. We can customize and curate the perfect itinerary for you.

Whatever your venturesome heart desires, International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA) promises to provide an unforgettable and unparalleled experience.

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