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10-Day Galapagos Multisport Tour from Quito

Tour Code: 323-8689
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Quito, Ecuador
Language:
English
Duration:
10 Days 9 Nights

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Highlights: Experience the famed volcanic Galapagos Islands with this action packed adventure! The islands offer endless opportunities to witness a unique abundance of wildlife in a setting unlike any other on the planet.

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Book the Quito-Galapagos round flight with us - Surcharge Year round $600
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    Add-on Option Date / Date Range Adult
    Book the Quito-Galapagos round flight with us - Surcharge Year round $600
    • Guests must be at least 12 years of age or older.
    Day 1

    Quito

    Welcome to Quito! Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the town of Quito and the surrounding area.
    In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel at 18:00pm for a welcome briefing and there will be plenty of time to discuss details and answer any questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an informational and acclimation day.
    • Quito, ECUADOR

      The capital city of Ecuador sits on the slopes of Pichincha, an active volcano in the northern Andes Mountains. At an elevation of 9,350 feet, it is the highest capital city in the world.
    Standard Hotel: Dann Carlton Hotel or similar
    Day 2

    Quito - Puerto Moreno - La Loberia

    We will board a morning flight from Quito to the island of San Cristobal. Once arrived, we have a transfer to the hotel in the town of Puerto Moreno and a short briefing about the next days, before the adventure begins.

    In the afternoon we will head to "La Loberia", which is both a home beach and nursery for large Galapagos sea lions, we can spot them while snorkeling, as they are very curios and approach to swim next to you underwater. They may also be lazying over rocks or just lazy dozing in the sand. We also get to see yellow warbler birds, frigate birds, and several species of Darwin?s finches along the beach. In between the rocks we can find marine iguanas, which you can only see in Galapagos. We also have the time to go for a refreshing swim, explore the waters with our snorkel equipment and enjoy the beach.

    Standard Hotel: Hotel Blue Marlin
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Kicker Rock

    In the morning, we will take a boat to Kicker Rock, located off the coast of San Cristobal. This Galapagos Island's natural monument has become a spectacular site due to the many tropic birds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the sky in this area. Beneath the sea, the crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful fish, such as rainbow fish and sharks, like the hammerhead and white tip. After lunch, we will spend some time on the beach and travel back to the hotel.

    Boat ride to the Kicker Rock time: 1 hour each way

    Snorkeling time: 2 times of 1 hour each

    What to wear today: shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, sandals or tennis shoes, bathing suit, hat or baseball cap, sun cream, mosquito repellent, buff.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Blue Marlin
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 4

    Isabela Island

    In the morning, hop to Isabela Island. During our island crossing, be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October). In the afternoon, we will explore the beautiful coastline on an exclusive trail on our bikes, taking us through an incredible ecosystem with a wide variety of wildlife including flamingos, marine iguanas and giant tortoises. We start with a visit to the Wall of Tears, a massive wall built with lava rocks. As we continue our ride along the coast, we will explore pristine, white sand beaches, mangrove forests and lagoons. This area is filled with a plethora of bird life, including American oyster catchers, herons, flamingos, finches and many other shore birds, as well as the ubiquitous sea lions and marine iguanas. Before dinner we can enjoy a breathtaking sunset on the beach of Puerto Villamil.
    • Isabela Island, ECUADOR

      This island is the largest of those in the Galapagos chain off the coast of Ecuador. Because of the rich animal life, both on land and sea, Charles Darwin reasearched his theory of evolution here.
    Standard Hotel: Cormorant or Similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Isabela Islands

    Explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island along the seashore. This magical place has historically been filmed by BBC and National Geographic for their documentaries. It is a labyrinth of lava arches comprised of crystal clear water full of sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, sharks and more. Here, we will have the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguins playing around. In the afternoon, we return to Puerto Villamil to go kayaking in Tintoreras to observe sea lions, penguins, turtles and marine iguanas. This will be the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguin playing around. Before or after the trip, you can enjoy some optional activities such as snorkeling at "Concha de Perla", taking surfing lessons, biking or just relax on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island. We recommend you to take some time to visit the giant tortoise breeding center located walking distance from the hotel..

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    • Boat ride to the Lava Tunnels time: 1 hour each way
    • Snorkeling time: 2 times of 1 hour each
    • What to wear today: shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, sandals or tennis shoes, bathing suit, hat or baseball cap, sun cream, mosquito repellent, buff.
    • Isabela Island, ECUADOR

      This island is the largest of those in the Galapagos chain off the coast of Ecuador. Because of the rich animal life, both on land and sea, Charles Darwin reasearched his theory of evolution here.
    Standard Hotel: Cormorant or Similar
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 6

    Lava Tunnels Snorkel

    Explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island along the seashore. Here, we will have the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguins playing around.
    Before or after the trip, you can enjoy some optional activities such as snorkeling at "Concha de Perla", taking surfing lessons, biking or just relax on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island. We recommend you to take some time to visit the giant tortoise breeding center located walking distance from the hotel.
    Boat ride to the Lava Tunnels time: 1 hour each way
    Snorkeling time: 2 times of 1 hour each
    What to wear today: shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, sandals or tennis shoes, bathing suit, hat or baseball cap, sun cream, mosquito repellent, buff.
    • Galapagos Islands, ECUADOR

      The Galapagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species.

      Sierra Negra Volcano

      Sierra Negra is a large shield volcano at the southeastern end of Isabela Island in the Galapagos that rises to an altitude of 1124m. It is one of the most active of the Galapagos volcanoes with the most recent historic eruption in June 2018.

      Tintoreras Islet

      Tintoreras Islet, located at a short distance from Puerto Villamil and home to a great variety of wildlife. Its turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos Penguins, marine turtles and sea lions. One of its beaches, surrounded by mangroves, is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully.
    Standard Hotel: Cormorant or Similar
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 7

    Isabela Islands - Santa Cruz Island (17 km)

    In the morning, traverse from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island. During our island crossing, we will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October). Once we arrive, we will check in at the hotel. We will then visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to Learn more about many of the endemic species seen in the wild, as well as the ongoing conservation and management efforts on the Galapagos Islands. In the afternoon, we will head to the 'El Chato' reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz, home to the famous Galapagos tortoises. Hiking through El Chato's beautiful landscape with these lumbering giants is an unforgettable experience! We will also see other highland wildlife such as pintail ducks, egrets, flycatchers, finches and frigatebirds, which gather to wash the salt off their feathers at a fresh water lake. Afterwards, return to Puerto Ayora to spend the evening in Galapagos' most populous town..

    Remark:

    • What to wear today: shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes or sandals, hat, rain jacket (for the boat ride), sun cream.
    • Santa Cruz Island, ECUADOR

      The second largest of the Galapagos Island chain in the pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz is home to the settlement of Puerto Ayora, the most populous town on the islands. The island itself is a dormant volcano.
    Standard Hotel: Silberstein Hotel or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Santa Cruz Island Free Day

    Today, you can experience the Galapagos at your pace to your own desire, whether that be scuba diving or just time to relax on the beach! As an option, you can go on a self-guided exploration walk through a dry forest to Tortuga Bay (3.5 mi/ 5.6 km), a beautiful white sand beach and a nesting site to thousands of marine turtles. This beautiful place invites for swimming or snorkeling. Alternatively, you can join any of the optional activities (at an extra cost), such as a trip to Floreana Island, Bartolome Island or a scuba-diving day trip, just to mention a few.
    • Santa Cruz Island, ECUADOR

      The second largest of the Galapagos Island chain in the pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz is home to the settlement of Puerto Ayora, the most populous town on the islands. The island itself is a dormant volcano.
    Standard Hotel: Silberstein Hotel or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 9

    Santa Cruz Island - Baltra Island - Quito

    After our final breakfast in the Islands and the last photos taken with the sea lions, we will transfer to Baltra's airport in time to catch the flight back to the Ecuadorian mainland.
    • Santa Cruz Island, ECUADOR

      The second largest of the Galapagos Island chain in the pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz is home to the settlement of Puerto Ayora, the most populous town on the islands. The island itself is a dormant volcano.
    Standard Hotel: Dann Carlton Hotel or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 10

    Quito

    Today our trip will end and you will have your International departures. Take with you your memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a "buen viaje"!
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Please take the taxi or other transportation on your own between airport and the hotel. Or guests can contact with us with a fee of $70 per way for the the group of 1 person or 2 person and $90 per way for the group up to four people.
    • Price Includes

    • Activities: Snorkeling in Kicker rock, La Loberia and the Lava Tunnels, Biking to the Wall of Tears, Trekking to the top of Sierra Negra active volcano, snorkeling and kayaking in Tintoreras, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, hiking in Santa Cruz highlands.
    • Accommodation based in double occupancy: First Class hotel in Quito, 4-star hotels in Galapagos
    • Transportation: Airport transfers (for domestic flights), Interisland flight from San Cristobal to Isabela, sea transportation Santa Cruz - Isabela islands round trip, comfortable land transportation
    • Gear: Snorkeling mask and fins, life vest.
    • Meals: 9 Breakfasts & 3 lunches. Allow USD 280 for meals not included.
    • Trip Leader: Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park
    • Price Excludes

    • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip
    • INGALA transit card: $ 20 USD per person, cash only (subject to change)
    • Galapagos National Park fee: $ 100 USD per person, cash only (subject to change)
    • Pier-use fee at Puerto Villamil: $ 10 USD
    • Snorkeling gear (mask and fins) for optional activities: $ 8 USD per day per person
    • Wetsuit for rent: $ 10 USD
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