Active: Galapagos Multisport with Quito (SEGL)
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 10
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Encounter incredible wildlife, snorkel and swim with sea turtles and manta rays, Cycle around Isabela Island, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station
This adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galapagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays, and the Galapagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time, with optional activities abound.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Quito||Day 1 Quito|
Located 2850m (9348ft) above sea level, the Ecuadorian capital of Quito enjoys a wonderful spring-like climate, despite the fact that it is only 22km (14 mi) south of the Equator. On a clear day, several snow-capped volcanoes, including nearby Pichincha, are visible from the centre of this city nestled in a mountain-flanked valley. Add a rich history and a well-preserved colonial district to its beautiful location, and you can begin to understand why Quito appeals to thousands of tourists every year. Additional Notes: Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the city and take advantage of the many optional activities available. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
|Day 2||Santa Cruz Island||Day 2 Quito/Santa Cruz Island (1B, 1L)|
Fly to Santa Cruz. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Inaugurated in 1964 and based in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, the Charles Darwin Research Station is the one place where visitors can easily see the famous Galapagos tortoises, which can live up to two hundred years. This is a great opportunity to observe many species of tortoises and land iguanas in captivity, brought back from the brink of extinction. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Transport: Flight (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Santa Cruz Island||Day 3 Santa Cruz Island (1B, 1L)|
Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to observe the Galapagos giant tortoise in its natural surroundings. The area is also famous for amazing lava tunnels, some of which are more than 1km (.6 mi) long! From this elevation, the panoramic views of the other islands are stunning. Included Activities: Santa Cruz Highlands Excursion Kayaking (Itabaca Canal) Snorkelling (Itabaca Canal)
|Day 4||Floreana Island||Day 4 Santa Cruz Island/Floreana Island (1B, 1D)|
After a free morning, depart Santa Cruz and head to Floreana Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins and the magnificent albatross along the way. Enjoy an introduction to snorkelling directly off Black Beach on the island. After, head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Hear tales about the pirates, whalers, seal hunters and bucaneers who once lived in this isolated and unique landscape. Additional Notes: Please note that travel between islands is done by speedboat. The ride can be quite rough, especially from July to December. Make sure to bring sea sickness medication if you are prone to sea sickness. Included Activities: Black Beach Snorkelling Floreana Highlands Excursion Floreana Community Restaurants Transport: Speedboat (2.00-3.00 hours)
|Day 5||Floreana Island||Day 5 Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Walk along the black sand beach to Loberia to enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Please be sure you are a comfortable swimmer. The water here can be rough and the currents are strong. Included Activities: Loberia Snorkelling Excursion Floreana Community Restaurants
|Day 6||Isabela Island||Day 6 Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B, 1L)|
Take a morning speedboat journey to Isabela Island. Visit Tintoreras to kayak and observe the whitetip reef sharks found swimming in the channels between the rocks. Get a close-up view of pelicans, frigatebirds, and diving blue-footed boobies. Watch for manta rays and rare Galapagos penguins, of which only 800 pairs exist. Included Activities: Las Tintoreras Excursion Snorkelling Transport: Speedboat (2.00 hour(s), 37km)
|Day 7||Isabela Island||Day 7 Isabela Island (1B, 1L)|
Take a full day tour on Isabela Island that includes a trek up the Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Galapagos boasting the second largest crater in the world. Hike to the summit to experience a birds-eye view of the magical landscape. Stop by the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on the way back to town. In the evening, opt for a surfing lesson or relax at the bar or on the beach and enjoy a nice cold beer or cocktail. Included Activities: Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 55km)
|Day 8||Santa Cruz Island||Day 8 Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island (1B)|
Enjoy a day free for activities in Isabela Island, where how much activity is involved is up to you. In the afternoon, set sail for Santa Cruz Island and dock at the town of Puerto Ayora. After a late hotel check-in, enjoy free time to explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or maybe do some souvenir shopping in one of the many shops. Transport: Speedboat (2.00 hour(s), 46km)
|Day 9||Quito||Day 9 Santa Cruz Island/Quito (1B)|
After a transfer over the island of Santa Cruz, arrive at Baltra Island for the return flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel for one last night on the town. Our representative in Quito will be able to advise on and help with some of the many day tours available in and around Quito. Transport: Take a private van to the ferry terminal on Santa Cruz island, before taking a short ferry to Baltra. Once there, a short ride on a public bus will take you to the airport. Ferry Once arriving back in Quito, a private van will transfer you to the hotel for the evening. Plane (3.00 hour(s), 970km)
|Day 10||Quito||Day 10 Quito (1B)|
Depart at any time. To fully experience this charming city, booking pre- or post-accommodation is highly recommended. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.