Enjoying Galapagos Multisport Tour

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Traversing three islands in only five days, this tour offers a top Galapagos land-based experience that
highlights the best of San Cristobal, Isabela, and Santa Cruz, each with its own distinct personality and wildlife. Experience the unique evolutionary paths of endemic species as you move between islands quickly and comfortably. 

Itinerary

DAY 1: INTERPRETATION CENTER, HIKE AND SNORKEL TIJERETAS

After a morning flight from the mainland to San Cristobal Island, we continue to our hotel for an energizing
lunch, introductions, and a short overview of our trip. Our Galapagos adventure starts with a visit to the
local Interpretation Center where we learn about the unique wildlife, geology, natural history, and social
dynamics of the Galapagos.
Now that we know a little more about the islands we make our way to our first stop, Frigate Hill, where
we might spot many of the unique avian species of the Galapagos. As we hike over natural lava rock
trails our guides tell us all about the Galapagos cotton, palo santo, acacia, and cacti surrounding us, as
well as blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, pelicans, herons, gulls, warblers, mockingbirds and finches
that we spot in the vegetation and sea cliffs. In addition to the diverse wildlife, this walking tour provides
marvelous views of the rugged coastline and the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno below us.
During the return trip we stop at beautiful Carola Beach for a dip, where we snorkel and swim with sea
turtles and sea lions while enjoying a lovely sunset on the beach. We return to the hotel for a gourmet
seafood dinner after which you can set out to explore the friendly, laid-back town and visit the colony of
endemic Galapagos sea lions next door. (L, D).

DAY 2: SNORKEL THE NORTHERN COAST OF SAN CRISTOBAL

Today we explore the northern coast. We either visit Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock) or Punta Pitt. 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, L, D).

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

Our journey continues to Isabela, the largest island in the Galapagos. It´s constantly changing and evolving
due to the six shield volcanoes, rendering it one of the most volcanically active spots on the planet. After a
short small aircraft flight we settle into our hotel.
We then set out on a one-of-a-kind hike that will take us through an incredible variety of coastal ecosystems,
along the way we spot giant tortoises, flamingos, and other wildlife as we pass through white sand beaches,
the alluring poison apple forest, a gaping lava tube, dark mangroves and brackish lagoons.
After a nourishing lunch we set out to explore Tintoreras, a group of small islets filled with hidden coves and
isolated beaches. Here we find the endemic Galapagos penguin, as well as reef sharks, sea turtles and sea
lions. At the end of the day, we retire to our hotel.
We finish the evening with a delicious dinner and an optional stroll down the expansive beach and the sand
streets of idyllic Puerto Villamil. (B, L, D).

DAY 4: EXPLORE THE SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS

Early in the morning, we board a speed boat or internal flight to Santa Cruz Island. Along the way we keep
an eye out for whales and dolphins in the ocean around us. After checking in we head to El Chato nature
reserve in the Santa Cruz highlands, home to the Galapagos giant tortoise. It is an honor to hike among
these fascinating, gentle giants, who on average live to be over 175 years old. El Chato is also home to
many pintail ducks, finches, frigate birds, egrets and the beautiful vermillion flycatcher.
Our hike continues through some incredible lava tunnels created by flowing magma. Legend has it that
the buccaneers who once frequented the Galapagos used these deep caves to hide Inca gold plundered
from Spanish ships! After some pirate stories from our guides we head up to Los Gemelos, a pair of deep
volcanic sinkholes at the high point of Santa Cruz. The path takes us through a forest of endemic Scalesia
trees covered in ferns and epiphytes where we’ll keep a lookout for the resident short-eared owl.
If there is enough time we may visit the Charles Darwin Research Station where local scientists rear endemic
plants and animals for educational, scientific, and conservation purposes. We’ll learn about the ongoing
conservation efforts to protect the future of the Galapagos.
In the late afternoon, we get ready to celebrate our once-in-a-lifetime trip with a delicious farewell dinner.
We soak up the ambiance of our last night

DAY 5: TRANSFER OUT

Finally, it’s time bid a fond farewell to the Galapagos. We board a transport to take you north over Santa Cruz Island to the Itabaca Channel, where a short hop on a ferry and a short bus ride takes us to Baltra Island’s airport. (B).

Quick Facts

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

Dates & Prices
5 Days from $2735 Per guest (based on double room)

Category
Premium

Expedition Type
Wildlife

 

Expedition Level
Easy hikes, snorkeling, and wet landings

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

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 TOUR 2018 PRICE PER PERSON FROM: $2735  (Rates vary according to the number of guests)

Minimum Age: 7 years

Accommodation: 4 nights in comfort class hotels.

Deposit: A deposit of 20% of the total cost of the

trip is required immediately upon confirmation.

Full payment 60 days prior to your trip, except for last-minute sales.

All our rates are in US Dollars. 2019 Rates

Additional Costs: Flights to and from Galapagos, entrance fee to Galapagos National Park, Galapagos transit card, Meals not described, tips, hotel & restaurant beverages. Travel insurance.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

2019

January 29 – February 02
February 26 – March 02
March 18 – 22
April 04 – 08
May 01 – 05
June 11 – 15
July 09 – 13
August 27 – 31
September 25 – 29
October 23 – 27
November 06 – 10
December 22 -26                                                                                                                                                                                              

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

Also Daily departures, subject to Availability, please request more information Here

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

INCLUDED

Accommodations in comfort or premium class hotels, meals as listed (B = breakfast, L = lunch, BL = box lunch, D = Dinner), bilingual Galapagos naturalist guide/adventure guide, all sea, land, and inter-island air transportation.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 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, sun hat, and repellent.

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