Beach Views at Hotels in Galapagos National Park

Galapagos Multisport Adventure 5 Or 7 Days Tour | Essential

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Challenge yourself to explore Galapagos with an intensity and variety that few will have the chance the experience. Hike and bike through volcanic landscapes, kayak over crystal seas teeming with marine life and snorkel among extraordinary endemic species, in the islands we figured out three decades ago are ripe for adventure and brought our expertise – and top-of-the-line equipment – to make the most of them. m.

Itinerary

DAY 1: SAN CRISTOBAL KAYAK ADVENTURE

After a morning flight from the Ecuadorian mainland to San Cristobal Island, you will arrive at the airport and head to your hotel. You can explore the town and have lunch by yourself. Early in the afternoon, we give you a quick introduction to the island before heading to the coast, where our kayaks will be waiting for us at for our first taste of Galapagos magic: we paddle along the coastal bays and coves of San Cristobal’s north coast, a world of comic-looking blue footed boobies, frigate birds, sea lions and sea turtles. If we’re lucky, we may see rays underwater, marine iguanas perching on lava rocks. Back at the hotel, you’re free to enjoy some island seafood specials in the port of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on your own. (-)

DAY 2: SNORKEL THE NORTHERN COAST OF SAN CRISTOBAL

A whole day to snorkel amid the underwater wonders of the Galapagos! In the company of our experienced guide as part of a shared group, we search the nearby coves and cliffs for sea turtles, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, and Nazca boobies. There’s also the chance to get up close and personal with sea lions – the young pups are ever-curious and playful. As we snorkel, we might spot eagle rays, golden rays, Galapagos sharks, starfish, clams, and thousands of tropical fish. With luck, we may even come across hammerhead sharks. As the sun sets on our day under the waves, we return to the hotel for a relaxed evening at the coastal town. (B, Box Lunch).

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

After breakfast, we say goodbye to San Cristobal to board our small plane for a thrilling flight across the archipelago’s azure waters and volcanic landscapes to Isabela Island. Amazingly, it is still in the throes of creation, formed by six active shield volcanoes. In fact, Isabela is one of the most volcanically active spots on the planet.

Upon arrival, we head to the visitor site known as Tintoreras to explore this beautiful marine world by kayak, weaving between a set of small islets filled with hidden coves and beaches. Here, meet an unexpected denizen of the Tropics: the endemic Galapagos penguin. Spot reef sharks, sea turtles and sea lions as we paddle.

Seafood, Ecuadorian and international cuisine are all available in the small beach town of Puerto Villamil and you’re free to try them by yourself. You can grab a quick dip in the ocean, or a swing in a hammock, before our local guest experience coordinator briefs you on your next adventure: a self-guided bike ride through a succession of Isabela’s white sand beaches, mangrove forests and brackish lagoons. The ride is fun and easy, and as ever in Galapagos, there are plenty of birds to spot and wonders to take in. Your evening is free and easy. (B).

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

We leave Isabela early aboard a public speed boat, for our ride east to Santa Cruz Island and Puerto Ayora, the archipelago’s largest settlement. We meet you at the dock and head to the hotel.

Visit the heart of scientific research and conservation in the Galapagos on your own: the famous Charles Darwin Research Station and the National Park’s tortoise breeding program.
Following lunch on your own in Puerto Ayora – where there are options aplenty for you to choose from – we join a naturalist guide and shared group to make our way west from the port, stopping by the Lobería where sea lions can be observed. We come to an islet called Punta Camaño, a great place to don our snorkels, masks and fins to meet sea lions and schools of fish.

Passing through the romantically-named Canal del Amor, we disembark at Playa de los Perros, where, after a short walk, groups of jet-black marine iguanas bask beneath the sun’s rays, occasionally slipping off into the sea to feed.

Once back on land, you’re free to wander on your own through the port’s streets with its shops, restaurants and bars in the evening. (B)

DAY 5: TRANSFER OUT

Finally, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to the Galapagos. Accompanied by a guide, you board a transport to take you north over Santa Cruz Island to the Itabaca Channel. At this point we leave you to continue your journey alone: all that remains is a hop on a ferry and a short bus ride to take you to Baltra Island’s airport. (B)

Quick Facts

Destination
Galapagos Islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela

Dates & Prices
5 Days from $1516

7 Days from $2179

Category
Essential

Expedition Type
Multi-sport

 

Expedition Level
Easy hikes, snorkeling, and kayaking

Accommodations: Choose your  hotel category.

Comfort Hotels: Casa Opuntia, Casita de la Playa, Isla Sol or Similar

Select Hotels:
Iguana Crossing, Angermeyer, Golden Bay, Casa Baronesa

Flights
Arrive to San Cristobal (SCY) Depart from Baltra (GPS) Book: Avianca, LATAM or TAME from Quito or Guayaquil We can arrange your flights from $565 – or do your own

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PRICES

5 DAYS 2019 PRICE PER PERSON FROM $1516

Ask us about additional activities and experiences we can organize for you.
Upgrade to premium hotels: $558
Only hotel & transfer package, without excursions/activities: $1040 

7 DAYS 2019 PRICE PER PERSON FROM: $2179

 Ask us about additional activities and experiences we can organize for you.
Upgrade to premium hotels: $809
Only hotel & transfer package, without excursions/activities $1,284

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 Holiday Season supplement: $288.00 net per person “Subject to change” from December 18th to January 3rd.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodations in comfort class hotels, meals as listed (B = breakfast), (BL = Box Lunch), shared services throughout the program, bilingual Galapagos naturalist guide/adventure guide, all sea and land transportation during the tour, 24-hour telephone assistance, coordinator staff in San Cristobal and Isabela islands.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

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

NOTES

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 inter-island flight from San Cristobal to Isabela is 25 pounds in one piece of luggage.

  • BOAT TRAVEL TIME: Two hours
  • SMALL AIRCRAFT FLIGHT TIME: 40 minutes
  • ACTIVITY DURATION (PADDLE, GHIKE, BIKE, SNORKEL): Two to four hours per activity
  • 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 8 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: Hiking shoes, rain jacket, water bottle, non-cotton trekking clothes, sunblock, sunglasses, sun hat, and repellent.

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