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Hotel Silberstein

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Start your 10-day Galapagos tour with an educational twist by visiting the Charles Darwin Research Center, here you will learn about the importance of conservation in this sensative region. Next, your adventure may take you to the Santa Cruz Highlands, which is home to a number of giant tortoise subspecies, lava tubes, and craters. Be sure to explore Sante Fe Island, where you can enjoy snorkeling in the clear, radiant green waters or hunting for the Sante Fe land iguanas among the Opuntia Cactus. On Floreana feel free to search for mail from your homeland at Post Office Bay, snorkel in its underwater paradise, or simply watch a solitary flamingo foraging for crustaceans. The Hotel Silberstein and the Galapagos Islands await you!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Quito
Day 2 : Flight from Quito to Baltra (Santa Cruz)
Days 3-8 : Galapagos
Day 9 : Return flight to Quito
Day 10 : Return Home

Highlights

  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Center & learn about local conservation
  • Visit North Seymour to view blue-footed boobies, sea lions & frigrate birds
  • Climb Bartolome Island for magnificent views of the Galapagos Islands
  • Mail a postcard from the Floreana Island "Post Office" once used by pirates

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Floreana Island Can you find the iguana? Lava rock and cactus create a rugged shoreline in the Galapagos Extinct cinder cone in the Galapagos Galapagos Penguins With our favorite tortoise in the Galapagos

Day 1 Arrive Quito

Overnight.

Day 2 Flight from Quito to Baltra (Santa Cruz)

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
A flight from Quito and a bus and ferry from Baltra take you to Puerto Ayora, a small and vibrant community on Santa Cruz Island. Puerto Ayora is dotted with colorful homes and the pangas of local fishermen. It is also home to the renowned Charles Darwin Research Station. The entrance to the Station is literally steps away from the front door of Hotel Silberstein.

In the afternoon you can nap in your air-conditioned hotel room or meander the friendly streets of Puerto Ayora. A walk into the Charles Darwin Research Station allows you to visit with the oldest and largest tortoises in the Galapagos Archipelago. You can also see baby tortoises the size of skipping stones. In the evening dinner will be served at the hotel, starting with a welcome drink.

Day 3-8 Galapagos

  • Hotel
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
The Hotel Silberstein allows you to explore the precious treasures of the Galapagos Islands in many different ways. A variety of island visits will be offered during your stay; choose to investigate this diverse marine environment by partaking in daily yacht excursions to such islands as South Plaza, North Seymour, Bartolome, Santa Fe, or Floreana. Literally delve into the Galapagos’s famous underwater marine world by engaging in snorkeling or scuba diving options.

Land-based tours to the Santa Cruz Highlands or a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Center are sure to captivate even the toughest critic. Come spend an exciting holiday exploring the beauty of this natural paradise with a stay at the unique Hotel Silberstein.

Click here for a sample itinerary during your stay in the Galapagos at the Hotel Silberstein.

Day 9 Return flight to Quito

Today, fly back to Quito and overnight.

Day 10 Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Connect with your flight home or continue onto one of our other adventures in Ecuador. Click here to learn more about them!

Hotel Silberstein

Quito - Hotels

Per person starting at
$3,345

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Shorter itineraries available. Please contact us for details.

Please note: For departures between December 15 - January 5, internal flights must be paid at the time of booking.

Included

  • 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
    • 9 Nights Hotel
  • 7 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Gear Rental
    • Snorkeling gear
  • INGALA Transit Control Card

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $590 Quito-Galapagos-Quito
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $40 Meals not Included
  • $55 Airport Departure Tax
  • $110 Park Entrance Fee
    • $100 Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee, $10 Galapagos Park Tax
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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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