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Galapagos Multisport Adventure Tour

10 Days | From $2,790 per person


Highlights

  • Ocean kayak along the Galapagos coast
  • Hike around an active volcano crater
  • Overnight in our Private Galapagos Camp
  • Snorkel with friendly Galapagos sharks
  • Hang out with sea lions on remote beaches

The Galapagos Multisport tour is a Galapagos land based tour specially designed for the active traveler. An itinerary for travelers looking for a more active Galapagos adventure. Snorkel, kayak, and hike among wildlife unafraid of humans.

Love kayaking and hiking? See other kayaking tours and hiking trips offered by Andean Discovery.

Pricing

  • TRIP LENGTH10 days
  • STARTING AT$2,790
  • DEPARTURE DATES
*Prices based on 4+ travelers

Included
  • Local Andean Discovery guides
  • Accommodations based on double occupancy
  • All activities per itinerary
  • Airport transfers in private vehicle
  • Most meals
  • Andean Discovery U.S. and South American staff assistance from start to finish
Not Included
  • International airfare to and from South America
  • $120 per person Galapagos park fees
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (available upon request)

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Welcome Briefing

Upon arrival to Quito, you will be met by your Andean Discovery guide and transferred to your inn to relax.

Overnight: Sheraton Hotel Quito

Note: Superior lodging is listed. Please contact us for information about Standard lodging.

Birding walk or canopy zip-lining in the Mindo Cloud Forest & Equator line visit

Meet up with your guide this morning and travel by private vehicle to the famous cloud forests of Mindo. Watch the scenery transform as you descend the high slopes of the Andes into the lush green forests below, keeping an eye out for waterfalls and cascades along the way. Located in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, Mindo is home to over 300 different species of tropical birds–including toucans, quetzals, owls, and hummingbirds–and countless other plant and animal species. Catch a birds-eye-view of it all during a thrilling canopy zip-line tour, a series of 13 platforms and lines spanning over two miles across the upper levels of the forest. After lunch, travel to zero degrees latitude and visit the Mitad del Mundo equatorial monument. Stand with one foot in each hemisphere and test out the effect of gravity on the equator through a series of interactive experiments. For example, is it possible balance an egg on the equator? Return to your hotel in Quito. Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Sheraton Hotel Quito (B, L)

Fly to San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos | Coastal Hike

This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to San Cristóbal Island, the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835. Upon arrival in the port town of Baquerizo Moreno, meet your Galapagos naturalist guide and enjoy a hearty lunch before starting your explorations of the island. The first stop this afternoon is the Interpretation Center, where you will have an overview of the human and natural history of the  Galapagos Islands. Learn about the volcanic origins of the archipelago, the islands’ first settlers, and ongoing conservations efforts. Continue on a two-mile walk through the coastal zone to Tijeretas Bay, where it is possible to observe both species of Frigate Birds, Magnificent and Great, in the same bird colony. Return to Mann Beach and cool off with a much-welcomed swim in the Galapagos Marine Reserve as playful sea lions make their way to shore. Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Golden Bay Hotel and Spa (B, L)

Kayaking and Snorkeling on San Cristóbal Island

After breakfast, explore the coast of San Cristóbal Island by sea kayak. The slow pace of the kayaks gliding over the water and the freedom to navigate on your own makes this morning in the Galapagos a special experience. Kayakers often attract curious animals, especially near-sighted sea lions, which tend to approach for a closer look! Keep your eyes out for marine wildlife such as Blue-footed Boobies , sea lions, frigate birds, and brown pelicans whose eight-foot wingspan allows them to dive-bomb for sardines at terrific speeds. Make your way to the port and enjoy some free time on the beach before dinner.

After lunch, proceed on a hike through La Lobería, a resting place for sea lions and home to some of the biggest marine iguanas in the Galapagos. After a hike to El Barranco – The Cliff – return to the beach for a swim and snorkel with marine birds, keeping your eyes out for the greater flamingo. Here it is possible to observe sea lions, rays, sea turtles and multicolored fish.

Overnight: Golden Bay Hotel and Spa (B, L)

Boat to Santa Cruz Island and observe giant Galapagos tortoises in the Highlands

After an early rise and breakfast, board a small, outboard motorboat and navigate approximately 2 hours to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, the largest port town in the Galapagos. Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz. As you ascend by private vehicle, you will travel through several different vegetation zones and witness the landscape become increasingly lush and green by the minute. Here you’ll have the opportunity to view the islands’ most famous reptile in its wild habitat: the giant Galapagos Tortoise. It’s a real treat to see an endangered species roving in this lush environment! Birds such as the vermilion flycatcher will delight everyone with its scarlet feathers against an emerald green forest. Explore an amazing network of lava tubes, underground tunnels formed by hot liquid rock, and return to the port. This afternoon Enjoy a guided visit of the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you will learn about current scientific research and conservation efforts in the Galapagos Archipelago. Later embark on a short trek to Las Grietas, a wonderful swimming hole surrounded by volcanic cliffs. Cool off with an exhilarating swim in the deep blue waters.

Overnight: Angermeyer Waterfront Inn (B, L)

Coastal hike to Tortuga Bay and Boat to Isabela Island

This morning we hike 45 minutes through a dry coastal forest and white sand beach to Tortuga Bay, a secluded cove surrounded by mangrove forests. Keep your eyes out for shore birds like Whimbrels, Ruddy Turnstones, Great Blue Herons and endemic Lava Gulls. This afternoon enjoy a guided visit of the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you will learn about current scientific research on the islands and the Station’s mission to ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity in the Galapagos Archipelago. The Station is also a tortoise breeding and rearing center. Observe how tortoises of different subspecies are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. Later this afternoon, board a speedboat for the two-hour journey to Isabela Island. Finish the day with a refreshing swim in turquoise waters as the sun sets on the horizon. Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel (B, L)

Sierra Negra Volcano hike and snorkeling

This morning transfer 13 miles inland to the highlands of Isabela to Sierra Negra, one of the largest volcano craters in the world, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 1,000 feet deep. Steaming fumaroles and the charcoal-black landscape are proof of its recent eruption and ongoing volcanic activity. Embark on a hike around the crater rim and witness lava remains from the eruption in 2005. Opt to extend your hike and visit Chico Volcano, a neighboring crater with lunar-like landscapes, including various formations of petrified lava. (The full hike is 9 miles and takes about 4 hours, and can be tailored to your desired length.) This afternoon opt for a snorkel excursion at Concha de la Perla or relax on your at the beach. Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel (B, L)

Visit Tintoreras Island | Bike along mangrove forests and lagoons

After breakfast, board a small dingy with your guide and travel across the bay to Tintoreras Island. The island is called Tintoreras because it’s a resting place for white-tip reef sharks, Tintoreras in Spanish. On the way, keep your eyes out for Galapagos penguins, which are the smallest species of penguins in the world and endemic to the Galapagos. A short hike allows you to observe one of the largest colonies of marine iguanas in Galapagos, white-tip sharks, sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and Blue-footed Boobies. Return to the bay for some spectacular snorkeling with sea lions, rays, and many different species of tropical fish. After lunch, explore an area know as the Los Humedales, a series of coastal pools, lagoons, and endemic mangroves that boast an abundance of birds and native plants. You may choose to either walk or ride mountain bikes through this area. Keep your eyes out for herons, black-necked stilts, Galapagos pintails, and be careful for marine iguanas crossing the road. Make your way to the Wall of Tears, the remains of an old penal colony, and learn about the fascinating human history of the Galapagos. Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Angermeyer Waterfront Inn (B, L)

Fly to Quito

Earl rise and departure by boat for Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. From here, you will be transferred to the Baltra Island airport in time for your mid-morning flight to Quito or Guayaquil. A light lunch/snack will be served on the flight. Additional lunch and dinner not included. Upon arrival in mainland Ecuador, you will be met by Andean Discovery staff and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Sheraton Hotel Quito (B)

Depart

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)



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