Sea lion | Galapagos

The Galapagos and Costa Rica - Costa-rica Tour

An extraordinary adventure seamlessly blending the unique wonders of the Galápagos Islands and the enchanting landscapes of Costa Rica. Witness diverse wildlife in both destinations, from the iconic Galápagos species to Costa Rica's vibrant biodiversity, creating an unforgettable, dual-nature expedition.

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival in Quito

Today marks the beginning of your journey as you board your international outbound flight to Quito. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your accommodation at Illa Experience Hotel.

Day 2: Exploring Quito

Embark on a guided tour of the vibrant city of Quito, discovering its cultural treasures and landmarks. 

Day 3: Galapagos Cruise 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival, meet your guide and board the extraordinary vessel, Seaman Journey, where you'll kick off your Galapagos adventure with exciting island excursions.

Day 4: Galapagos Cruise (Isabela Island) 

Explore Moreno Point on Isabela Island, witnessing diverse bird species and the unique marine life. Continue to Urbina Bay, home to land iguanas, giant tortoises, and Darwin finches.

Day 5: Galapagos Cruise (Fernandina Island) 

Visit Espinoza Point on Fernandina Island, observing the largest population of marine iguanas. Cross the Bolivar Channel to Vicente Roca Point for snorkeling amidst sharks, penguins, and diverse fish.

Day 6: Galapagos Cruise (Santiago Island) 

Discover Egas Port on Santiago Island, with its black sand beach and intriguing human history. Explore Rabida Island's red rocks, unique flora, and diverse birdlife.

Day 7 & 8:

Day 7: 

Return to Guayaquil 

Fly back to Guayaquil, where you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight to San José. Upon arrival, head to the San Ramón cloudforest for a two-night stay at the enchanting Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel And Nature Reserve.

Day 9: Cloud Forest Excursion 

Embark on a morning bird watching excursion in the cloud forest. The rest of the day is yours to relax or consider a local zip-lining adventure.

Day 10: Arenal Volcano Adventure

Travel north to the breathtaking Arenal Volcano and settle into the luxurious Arenal Springs Hotel.

Day 11: Arenal National Park Exploration 

Explore the lava fields of Arenal National Park in the afternoon.

Day 12: Tranquil Beach Retreat in Playa Potrero 

Travel from Arenal to Playa Potrero for a serene beach experience. Unwind at the tranquil Bahia Del Sol.

Day 13 & 14: Relaxation in Playa Potrero 

Enjoy leisurely days on the picturesque Playa Potrero, soaking in the sun and the soothing beach ambiance at Bahia Del Sol.

Day 15: Departure 

Transfer by road back to San José for your international return flight home, concluding your unforgettable journey.

Includes

  • All tours and excursions specified with licensed bilingual guide & transportation.
  • Transfers to/from Airport and others where detailed.
  • Accommodation on selected hotel (category) with Breakfast.
  • Entrance fees to visited sites.
  • 24/ assistance when on tour.

Does not Include

  • International and domestic flights in Peru.
  • Lunch and Dinner where not specified.
  • Additional entrance fee, tours & sightseeing besides mentioned.
  • Personal expenses, extras, tips and drinks.
  • Other services not specified in the program
  • Travel, medical and canceling insurance.

Highlights

  • Unique Wildlife Encounters: Witness the largest population of marine iguanas on Fernandina Island, observing them basking in the sun and swimming in clear waters. Experience the thrill of snorkeling among penguins, and various fish at Vicente Roca Point.
  • Diverse Landscapes and Flora: Explore Moreno Point on Isabela Island, where a trail runs along a lava flow into coastal lagoons teeming with birdlife. Visit Espinoza Point on Santiago Island, known for its black sand beach and distinctive red rocks on Rabida Island, shaped by volcanic activity and weathering.
  • Cloudforest Birdwatching: Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the San Ramón cloudforest. Take a morning bird watching excursion to witness a variety of avian species amidst lush greenery, enhancing your appreciation for Costa Rica's incredible birdlife.
  • Arenal Volcano Adventure: Discover the beauty and power of Arenal Volcano. Explore the lava fields of Arenal National Park, where the landscape showcases the geological forces that have shaped the region. The journey to Arenal also offers breathtaking views and diverse wildlife encounters, such as three-toed sloths and capuchin monkeys.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 14 Dinners
  • 15 Lunches
Sea lion | Galapagos
Landscape | Costa rica
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15 Days