Galapagos 2023: The Galapagos Islands Explorer for Women

Galapagos, Ecuador

108 reviews
Jul 19 - 30, 2023
Group size: 10 - 14
Galapagos 2023: The Galapagos Islands Explorer for Women
Galapagos, Ecuador

108 reviews

Jul 19 - 30, 2023
Group size: 10 - 14

About this trip

Ladies, join us on an unforgettable journey on our Galapagos women’s trip. This is a fun, educational, active adventure for women to explore the Galapagos with new adventure buddies and future life-long friends.

Daily excursions include snorkeling trips, birding, and nature walks will introduce you to various habitats from humid highland forests, to lowland marine desert, and white sand beaches. Wildlife we anticipate to see include: 2 species of giant tortoises, marine iguanas, land iguanas, various sea turtles, white tipped sharks, eagle rays, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, Darwin’s finches, and possibly penguins.

No previous experience required. Our Galapagos women’s trip is designed for the beginner in mind. It is the perfect balance between land and water actives, and outdoor adventure and R&R. The Galapagos Explorer adventure for women is based in Santa Cruz and includes several day trips by catamaran to the islands of North Seymour, The Plazas, and Bartolome Island. Mid way through, we move to Isabela Island to spend 2 nights exploring above and below the waterline.

As a land-based trip, you will have the freedom and flexibility to explore, shop, and people watch in Puerto Ayora at the end of each day. The hotel in Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz is located conveniently within walking distance of Tortuga Bay, the Charles Darwin Research Station, the fishing port, markets, and other cultural points of interest. There is also the option to hang out by the pool, too.

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit 4 different islands in the archipelago to learn about how species have adapted to survive in these extreme environments.
  • Hike trails through other-worldly habitats like the Scalesia Forest, these trees are giant Daisies, and they are so abundant in the highlands, they have an eco-zone named after them.
  • Snorkel a variety of sites on different islands with amazing marine life like schools of fish, sea turtles, marine iguanas, white tipped reef sharks, sea lions, and possibly manta rays or penguins.
  • See giant Galapagos Tortoises in their nature habitat.
  • See a variety of bird species like Blue-footed Boobies, Magnificent Frigate Birds, Flamingos, and all of the species of finches Darwin researched to help him write Origin of Species.
  • Guided city tour of the historic district of Quito to learn about the architecture, culture, and history of the city.
  • Visit the Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) exhibit and participate in experiments that can only be done at the Equator.


Early Bird Price is $5345

After January 15th $5445

After March 15th $5645

A non-refundable $650 deposit per person is due to reserve your space.   


What’s included

  • All Guided activities
    and equipment
  • Airfare
    from Quito to Galapagos
  • Double occupancy rooms
    3 star hotels
  • Most Meals
    Minus 1 dinner, 1 lunch
  • Purified drinking water
  • Local Guide
  • Trip Leader
  • Tourist Transit Card
  • Galapagos Entrance Fee
  • Airfare
    to Quito
  • Meals
    1 dinner, 1 luch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal spending money
  • Bottled beverages
  • Travel Insurance

Available Packages

14 left

Early Bird Price until January 15, 2023

Deposit: $650


Galapagos Island Explorer

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Green Edventures Eco Tours & Safaris
108 reviews
Fun, active, and educational nature-based group eco-adventures for people to connect with wild places and animals in extraordinary environments. Specializing in women's adventure travel groups, and teacher-led student groups. Inquire about custom and co-ed trips.


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