Help, Learn & Discover | HLD – Galápagos
Help, Learn & Discover is an organization offering educational programs in Ecuador, South America. We strive to offer a fulfilling life experience which combines volunteering with those less fortunate while learning about a specific academic area of interest, and discovering the paradise of different ecosystems that Ecuador has to offer.
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GALAPAGOS TOUR

Day 1 | Isla Isabela

Students will arrive in the Galapagos in the early morning and take a two-hour boat ride to Isla Isabela. Once in Isabela, students will have time to walk around an amazing white beach, swim in the ocean and walk through a flamingo lagoon. The long sandy beach which runs along the town is perfect for viewing seabirds, iguanas, crabs and resting sea lions.

Day 2 | Sierra Negra

An amazing hike will take you to Sierra Negra, the second biggest volcano in diameter in the world. The active Sierra Negra has a diameter of 18 miles and you can see the different paths that the lava has created. The students will hike up to Volcano Chico, an active crater from which you can see the whole Island, have a box lunch and admire the nature of the Galapagos.

Day 3 | Kayak to Tintoreras

In the morning, students will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre where they will be able to observe tortoises of all ages and sizes. After lunch, students will kayak to the Tintoreras. The Tintoreras is a colony of white-tip sharks that can often be seen resting in a lava canal. Nearby, hundreds of marine iguanas can be observed since the Tintoreras is one of their main breeding sites. From the surface, students can easily view dozens of sea turtles, penguins and rays swimming in the water.

Day 4 | Los Tuneles

Los Tuneles is a large area in the western part of Isabela where lava formed arcs in the ocean and is one of the best snorkeling spots in the world. It is a great place to spot huge manta rays, turtles, sharks, penguins, blue footed boobies and sea horses while snorkeling.

Day 5 | Tortuga Bay

Students will walk to Tortuga Bay, one of the most beautiful and well-conserved white sand beaches in the Galapagos Islands. The bay is home to sharks, marine iguanas, pelicans, flamingos and other seabirds. Students will then have the opportunity to kayak or snorkel at this spot.

Day 6 | Goodbye Santa Cruz!

We take one more look at Santa Cruz and take the bus back to Baltra from where you will depart to Quito.

Dates

Galápagos Extra Week 1
May 28th – June 2nd

June 3rd, 2017 – International departure

Galápagos Extra Week 2
July 3rd – July 8th

Galápagos Extra Week 3
Aug 27th – Sep 1st

September 2nd, 2017 International departure

  • Galápagos Extra Week

  • US$1,4996 Days / 5 Nights
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Please note: We require a 5-student minimum in order to operate this tour. Students wishing to participate in the Galapagos extra week will have this experience either a week prior to, or the week after their pre-medical program experience.

How expensive is the Galapagos?

Prices for dinners will be comparable to North America at an average of $10 – $15 per meal.

How is the accommodation at the Galapagos?

You will be staying at both hostels and hotels, depending on the island you are visiting.

What is not included in the Galapagos Tour?
  • Dinners
  • Mandatory Park Permit fee: $100
  • Mandatory National airport fee: $20
  • Mandatory Isla Isabela Entrance fee: $6
  • Travel insurance
What kind of experience can I get at the Galapagos Islands?

It will provide both an educational and recreational experience. Students will participate in tours led by expert naturalist guides that will provide informative insight about the various islands in the Galapagos.

How expensive is the Galapagos?

Prices for dinners will be comparable to North America at an average of $10 – $15 per meal.

How is the accommodation at the Galapagos?

You will be staying at both hostels and hotels, depending on the island you are visiting.

What is not included in the Galapagos Tour?
  • Dinners
  • Mandatory Park Permit fee: $100
  • Mandatory National airport fee: $20
  • Mandatory Isla Isabela Entrance fee: $6
  • Travel insurance

Price Includes

  • Airline ticket (Quito to Galapagos, Galapagos to Quito)
  • 4 star hotel in Santa Cruz and a hostel in Isla Isabela
  • Tours and activities
  • Goodbye dinner
  • Breakfast and Lunch every day
  • All transfers
  • Two extra nights accommodation in Quito
  • Service of bilingual guides

Price Does Not Include

  • Dinners
  • Mandatory Park Permit fee: $100
  • Mandatory National Airport fee: $20
  • Mandatory Isla Isabela Entrance fee: $6
  • Travel insurance

Note: Ecuaexperience is not responsible for any complications that may arise with airlines.