- Price from:
- 1770 USD /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 7 days
- Location Start:
- Quito, Ecuador
- Location Finish:
- Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Start time:
- 06.00 am
- End time:
- 08.00 pm
- We Speak:
- Spanish, English
Last updated: 06/19/2009
Discover the beauty of the Galapagos Islands. This exciting 7 day multisport adventure enjoy hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and more! Prices from $1770 USD per person
Fly to Quito Ecuador upon arrival transfer to your hotel for the night
Travel to Galapogos, visit the Charles Darwin station and snorkel with sea lions
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos. Upon arrival in the Galapagos your guide will be waiting to meet you and transfer with you to the island of Santa Cruz. Once in Puerto Ayora you will have time to relax and unpack before lunch and your afternoon tour of the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Your afternoon is completed with a spectacular tour of Academy Bay. Heading out on a small speed boat you will discover the plethora of wildlife that lives in Academy Bay and neighboring Devine's Bay. Frequent wildlife sightings include blue-footed boobies, lava gulls, frigatebirds, brown pelicans, marine iguanas, golden rays, and sharks to name a few. The bay tour is an excellent opportunity to test your snorkeling skills and perfect your sea lion rolls as you swim and snorkel with the fun loving sea lions that live on the island at the head of the bay.
Known as one of the best dive and snorkel spots in Galapagos our visit to Floreana allows us to snorkel in a virtual fish tank of colorful tropical fish, play and play with sea lion pups! We kayak around the island viewing nesting boobies and frigate birds. Your day continues with a journey into the highlands for a breathtaking view and to view the caves which were once home to some of the islands first inhabitants.
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Lava tubes, tortoises in the wild and travel to Isabela
You begin your morning with a trip up to the highlands of Santa Cruz where you begin by literally traveling into the heart of the island. An underground hike through one of the islands lava tubes provides you with a unique view of the volcanic forces that formed the islands.
Departing the lava tubes your hike continues through the scalesia forests for some bird watching. Here in this ancient looking forests the brilliant red vermillion flycatcher, bright yellow warblers and a variety of other songbirds make there home. As we make our way towards the lagoon home of wild giant tortoises. We return to Puerto Ayora for lunch and our afternoon boat ride to the island of Isabela.
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Isabela: Snorkeling & wildlife walk
You begin your discovery of the island of Isabela by vising the Sierra Negra Volcano. The Sierra Negra Caldera is the second largest in the world and the volcano itself is one of the world's most active (the last eruption was in 2005). The journey to Sierra Negra provides us with a variety of birds not seen near the coast as well as some breath taking views of the islands and their dramatic origin.
Returning to the coast your guide takes you on a stroll along the brackish lagoons to view a variety of flamingos, whimbrels and other migratory birds. You finish your days exploration of Isabela with a short boat ride out to the islets in front of the main dock. Once ashore a short hike offers you the chance to explore this region known as Los Tintorares where you can view piles of marine iguanas, Galapagos penguins, pelicans, boobies, sea lions and sleeping white tip reef sharks.
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Los Gemelos & return to Guayaquil
Your final day in Galapagos begins with a boat ride back to the island of Santa Cruz where we transfer via road back to the Baltra airport. One last visit before we go to the twin craters of Los Gemelos. Here in the walls of this deep ravine live a variety of birds including yellow warblers, vermillion flycatchers, owls and birdlife.
Having completed your visit, your guide escorts you back to the airport for your departing flight to the continent. As you arrive in Guayaquil a transfer takes you to your hotel for the night.
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Depart for home
*Please note the itinerary may vary due to changes in air schedules, weather, national park regulations, local conditions, safety or unforeseen emergencies.
- Inclusions -
- English speaking Naturalist Guide
- Exclusions -
- local taxes and fees
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