Galapagos Multisport Adventure 5 Days Tour, Essential

Days: 7

EFFORT: EASY TO MODERATE

ACTIVITIES: Wildlife interaction, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, and relaxing on the beach.

This weeklong adventure takes you kayaking with sea turtles, sharks, and sea lions, hiking active volcanoes, mountain biking along coastlines, snorkeling tropical waters alive with beautiful fish and relaxing on sandy beaches next to sea lions and marine iguanas. After long days of fun, return to our eco-friendly hotels for superb hospitality. Your adventure is led by local certified naturalists and the best adventure guides in the world. Our Multisport Adventure is the ultimate combination of adventure, comfort, and wildlife interaction

Learn about the most compelling reasons to choose a Galapagos land-based tour.

Trip Highlights

  • Sea kayak with sharks, marine iguanas, sea turtles, and sea lions.
  • Walk among giant Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat.
  • Snorkel with tropical fish, rays, sea lions, and sharks.
  • Hike the rim of an enormous, active caldera and discover extraordinary lava formations.
  • Self-guided Biking excursion along pristine coastline.
  • Relax on beautiful beaches with playful sea lions and countless marine iguanas.
  • Enjoy exceptional service, comfort, and cuisine at quality hotels in Galapagos.
  • Protect the environment and support the local communities with our eco-friendly activities and green
  • Travel at ease with our top technical safety standards and liability insurance coverage.

Itinerary

DAY 1: TRANSFER IN AND TIJERETAS KAYAK ADVENTURE

After a morning flight to San Cristobal Island, we’ll greet you at the airport and head to our hotel. Explore nearby facilities and lunch arrangements by your own.  Early in the afternoon quick introduction to the island, we head towards the coast line where our kayaks will be waiting for us at Tijeretas. We continue paddling along the coastal bays and coves of San Cristobal’s north coast, full of blue footed boobies, frigate birds, sea lions, and sea turtles. We may see occasional rays and marine iguanas perching on lava rocks. Dinner arrangements free.

DAY 2: SNORKEL THE NORTHERN COAST OF SAN CRISTOBAL

Today we explore the northern coast in a shared basis. We either visit Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock), Punta Pitt or Cerro Brujo. The visiting site depends on the week day and the Galapagos National Park regulations. On our exploration trip we make sure to search the nearby coves and cliffs for sea turtles, sea lions, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, and Nazca boobies. Here we have the chance to get up close and personal with sea lions in their favorite playground. As we snorkel, we might see eagle rays, golden rays, Galapagos sharks, starfish, clams, and thousands of tropical fish. If we’re lucky, we may even come across hammerhead sharks.

As the sun sets on our day under the waves, we return to the hotel to for a relaxed evening. (B, Box Lunch).

DAY 3: DISCOVER ISABELA’S BEACHES, LAGOONS, AND ISLETS

After breakfast, we say goodbye to San Cristobal and take a quick small-plane ride to Isabela Island. Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos and is still being formed by six active shield volcanoes. In fact, Isabela is one of the most volcanically active spots on the planet.

Upon arrival, we explore Tintoreras by Kayak, a set of small islets filled with hidden coves and beaches. Here, we will find the peculiar, endemic Galapagos penguin, as well as reef sharks, sea turtles and sea lions.

Lunch arrangements will be free by guests account and in the afternoon, our local guest experience coordinator will provide instructions and gear for a self-guided biking ride that will take us through a wide variety of environments and ecosystems. Along the way, we’ll pass through white sand beaches, mangrove forests and brackish lagoons, we may be able to reach el Muro de las Lagrimas (the Wall of Tears). When Isabela was used as a penal colony, prisoners were forced to construct this towering wall of lava rocks for no other reason than to keep them distracted from the madness of isolation and will come back to hotel bordering the coastline.  Dinner arrangements free (B).

DAY 4: SANTA CRUZ BAY TOUR – CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION

After a public speed boat ride to Santa Cruz, we’ll greet you at Puerto Ayora and head to your hotel. Later on, we´ll take Puerto Ayora Bay shared basis tour. We start at Lobería, after navigating for 15 minutes, we make a stop on an islet called Punta Camaño, where we´ll snorkel and spot different kinds of fauna such as sea lions and a variety of fish. We´ll go through Canal del Amor, Playa de los perros, and after a 10 minute walk we´ll see iguanas on their natural habitat. In the afternoon, we will go for a self-guided visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station where we will spot the famous giant tortoises. Free lunch and dinner arrangements. (B)

DAY 5: TRANSFER OUT

Finally, it’s time bid a fond farewell as we leave Isabela by public boat and a transfer to the Canal for our return flight to the mainland. (B).

INCLUDED

Accommodations in comfort class hotels, meals as listed (B = breakfast), bilingual Galapagos naturalist guide/adventure guide, all sea and land transportation during the tour.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights to and from Galapagos, entrance fee to Galapagos National Park, Galapagos transit card, tips, hotel & restaurant beverages.

NOTE

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, inclement weather conditions, and adjustments of Galapagos National Park policy.

The Weight restriction per person for the Inner Island flight from San Cristobal to Isabela is 25 pounds in one piece of luggage.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

BOAT TRAVEL TIME: Two hours

SMALL AIRCRAFT FLIGHT TIME: 40 minutes

SEASON: Year-round

ALTITUDE: 0 – 3,688 feet (1,124 meters) above sea level

WEATHER: During the warm season from January to May, air temperature is around 77 to 83 F

(25 to 28 C) at sea level. During the cool season from June to December, air temperature is around 70 to 75 F (21 to 24 C) at sea level. Temperature decreases with altitude.

WATER TEMPERATURE: During the warm season from January to May, water temperature hovers around 77 F (25 C). During the cool season from June to December, average water temperature is about 72 F (22 C). Water temperature also varies significantly by location.

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO PACK: Walking shoes, rain jacket, water bottle, non-cotton trekking clothes, sunblock, sun hat, and repellent.

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Revised September /2017

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