Activities: Hiking, kayaking, biking, snorkeling, swimming, bird watching, wildlife observation, community interaction and local fruit sampling.
Our unique Essential Galapagos Multisport combines the very best of three main islands: San Cristobal, Isabela and Santa Cruz. Sea kayak through marvelous tropical waters with sea turtles, sharks and sea lions surrounded by thousands of colorful reef fish. Hike active volcanoes and relax on white sand beaches with playful sea lions and marine iguanas. Enjoy interaction with local communities and sample local fruits and dishes. This trip is designed for travel enthusiasts, adventure travelers and nature seekers.
*Rates apply for groups of 4 passengers or more. Rates are subject to change
After a morning flight from the Ecuadorian mainland to San Cristobal Island, we meet you at the airport and head to our hotel. In the afternoon, after lunch, we begin our adventure with a visit to the Galapagos Interpretation Center to learn about the unique wildlife, geology, history, and social dynamics of the protected archipelago.
After our visit, we hike to Tijeretas along natural trails formed through lava rocks. Our guides interpret the amazing flora and fauna we encounter as we pass native plants like Galapagos cotton, palo santo, acacia and cacti, spotting blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, pelicans, herons, gulls, warblers, mockingbirds and finches among the vegetation and along the sea cliffs. There are also scenic views of the rugged coastline and the tranquil town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to enjoy.
We cool off from our hike with a refreshing snorkeling session at picture- postcard beautiful Carola Beach, surrounded by sea turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas, and bask in the setting sun. After a gourmet dinner of seafood, Ecuadorian or international dishes, we explore the friendly, laid-back beach town and stroll down the boardwalk to visit the neighboring colony of Galapagos sea lions. (L, D).
DAY 1: Visit El Junco Lake La Galapaguera a free range tortoise breeding center.
DAY 2: Enjoy some of the best snorkeling in Kicker Rock and relax in clear waters of the northern coast.
DIVING: Optional diving for an extra fee. Highly recommended.
DAY 3: Bike though wetlands, pink lagoons and sandy beaches. Visit the breeding center and spy on the giant pink flamingos.
DAY 4: Kayak in Tintoreras to spot penguins, sea lions and more – Snorkel in Concha y Perla searching for rays, sea turtles and reef fish.
DAY 5: Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano.
DAY 6: Visit Tortuga Bay. In the afternoon interact with local artisans and shop owners.
DAY 7: Hike among giant tortoises, enjoy lunch at a local farm in the highlands and spend your afternoon swimming at the beach.
DAY 8: Transfer out from Hotel to the Itabaca Channel.
August 03 – 10
September 01 – 08
October 25 – November 01
November 21 – 28
December 18 – 25
January 19 – 26
February 02 – 09
March 15 – 22
April 20 – 27
May 02– 09
June 01 – 08
July 26 – Aug 02
August 03 – 10
September 20 – 27
October 24 – 31
November 23 – 30
* December 21 – 28
* Holiday Season supplement: $273.oo net per person “Subject to change” from December 18th to January 03rd.