$3480 USD plus $515 local flight per person

Set Departure Dates for 2015: Jan 25-Feb 08, Feb 6-15, 13-22, 27-Mar 08; March 6-15, 13-22, 27-April 05; April 10-19, 17-26, 24-May 03; May 8-17, 22-31; June 5-14, 19-28; July 3-12, 10-19, 17-26, 30-Aug 09; Aug 7-16, 14-23, 28-Sep 06; Sep 4-13, 11-20, 25-Oct 04; Oct 9-18, 16-25, 23-Nov 01; Nov 6-15, 20-29; Dec 4-13, 18-27, 21-30, 23-Jan 01, 2016
Length: 10 Days
Active Rating: • • •
Start: Quito, Ecuador
End: Quito, Ecuador
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Run by our partners Galakiwi, immerse yourself in the wildlife, culture and unique ecosystem the Galapagos has to offer as we hike, bike, kayak, and snorkel our way across the archipelago! Spend the week snorkeling with curious sea lions, grazing sea turtles, majestic rays, and an abundance of tropical fish while visiting each of the 4 inhabited islands. Downhill bike ride through the San Cristobal Highlands learning about the vegetation before taking to the water to snorkel at the amazing Kicker Rock. Hike up an active volcano to one of the biggest calderas in the world on Isabella Island, take a coastal kayak in Isabela's beautiful Bay and dine on a black sand beach in the mysterious Floreana Island. Blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds populate each island and up close encounters are common so have your camera ready!

Included Highlights:

  • Snorkel with sea turtles, playful sea lions and amazing underwater wildlife
  • Hike up an active volcano and one of the biggest calderas in the world
  • Visit the 4 inhabited islands and learn about the rich history & culture
  • See the famous giant tortoises in their natural habitat
Day 1
Quito – Arrive in Quito any time and check into your hotel. This evening you will be met by a representative for a briefing about your upcoming adventure and an opportunity to get know your new travel mates before your first dinner together.
Day 2
San Cristobal – This morning we’ll take a short flight to the one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos archipelago, San Cristobal. We’ll land in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, a coastal town and the administrative capital of the islands.
Day 3
San Cristobal – Today we take to the water to get a glimpse of the underwater world of Galapagos. First we’ll cruise along the coast in our boat identifying shore birds like the Great Frigate and famous Blue-Footed Booby.
Day 4
Floreana – After breakfast, we’ll depart by boat for the least inhabited of the main islands, Floreana. In route, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales and the waved albatross.
Day 5
Isabela – This morning we embark for Isabela, the largest island in the archipelago. Once we arrive in Puerto Vilamil, we’ll take a short walk to a nearby wetland that is home to pink flamingos and pintail ducks.
Day 6
Isabela – Lace up your hiking boots, we’re heading up a volcano! Sierra Negra Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Galapagos; its last eruption was in October 2005.
Day 7
Isabela – We’ll start the morning with a leisurely walk through a coastal lagoon. This mangrove-lined path will lead us to Isabela’s Giant Tortoise Breeding Center
Day 8
Santa Cruz – We’ll wave goodbye to Isabela this morning as we depart for Santa Cruz Island. After checking in, we’ll hop on a bus bound for the Highlands to explore an underground lava tunnel and visit Primicias Ranch.
Day 9
Quito – Get up early for a final hike or savor your last moments on the island for souvenir shopping – the choice is yours. You’ll fly back to Quito early afternoon.
Day 10
Departure Day – Today is the last day of the tour and we’ll be sure to get you to the airport if you have a flight out before noon or arrange a day tour in and around Quito for some additional exploring.

What's included?

  • All accommodation within the itinerary
  • Incoming transfer from Airport to hotel
  • All ground transport and transfers within the itinerary
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Internal flights to and from Galapagos
  • Transportation between and on islands
  • All activities including hiking, mountain biking and snorkeling
  • Drinking water
  • Tips for local support crew
  • Local expert guides

What's not included?

  • International airfare
  • Meals and drinks not indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included above
  • Tips and gratuities
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