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Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure

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5 Based on 32 Reviews
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-95 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-38054
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Quito, Ecuador
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Meet giant tortoises and iguanas
  • Swim with turtles and rays at Kicker Rock
  • Snorkel with reef sharks at Floreana Island
  • Optional Galapagos diving
  • Cycle on San Cristobal Island
  • Hike Sierra Negra volcano and Santa Cruz Island
  • Explore lava tunnels
  • Visit pirate caves on Floreana Island
  • Kayak Isabela Island
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Start and end in Quito, the "Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure" tour is a guided natural landmarks sightseeing tour that takes 10 days. You will travel through Isla Santa Cruz, San Cristobal Island and Quito in Ecuador. "Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport and others.

The 'Tortuga' is a fantastic way to discover several of the Galapagos Islands, especially for landlubbers.In a relaxed and active manner, you’ll snorkel, dive, hike and cycle, and cruise between the multitude of stunning islands in our comfortable dive boat, the ‘Pacific’ while staying on dry land each night. Starting with a short flight to San Cristobal Island, highlights of this incredible trip include snorkelling with turtles, rays and tame reef sharks, kayaking in a beautiful calm bay and hiking up an island volcano with one of the largest active calderas in the world.You’ll get up close to some of the most intriguing and docile wildlife on the planet, with visits to tortoise breeding grounds and iguana colonies, and even sharing the beach with inquisitive sea lions. We explore amazing lava tunnels, cycle through local townships and learn the mysterious history of Floreana Island.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive Quito
  • Day 2: Fly to the Galapagos, cycle San Cristobal highlands
  • Day 3: Snorkel with sea lions, turtles and sharks at Kicker Rock
  • Day 4: Snorkel and hike Floreana Island
  • Day 5: Journey to Isabela, Kayak Isabela Bay, Walk and Snorkel Tintoreras
  • Day 6: Hike Sierra Negra volcano, Volcan Chico lava fields
  • Day 7: Free Morning OR Snorkel Los Tuneles, Wetlands Walk to Breeding Center
  • Day 8: Hike Santa Cruz highlands and Tortuga Bay, visit giant tortoises
  • Day 9 : Visit Los Gemelos, return to Quito
  • Day 10: Quito, depart for home
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • This is a land-hopping tour so you'll stay in charming hotels on each island.
Meal
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, except days three and six where you'll be free to eat dinner where you choose.
Transport
  • All transportation is included. Airport pickup (Up to 2 days before tour)
Guide
  • You'll have an experienced guide with you for the entire duration, as well as local specialist guides for some activities - the perfect mix!
Included activities
  • Most people who visit the Galapagos Islands spend their entire time on or in the water. Not us! Kayaking and snorkelling is of course a big part of it, but in true Active style you'll also hike and bike. Diving is also an option (add US$250).
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Quito are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
  • Jay
  • On Jan 27 2022
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This was a wonderful trip. From the moment we landed on San Cristobal, the adventure began. After a wonderful meal and introduction to the week ahead, we were off biking and then snorkeling with sea lions and sea turtles. The... Read more
  • Goranka
  • On Jan 12 2022
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Traveling in Covid times is definitely difficult. But, this trip made all the problems, covid tests, hoops to jump trough worth it. We could not have asked for better guides in Pepo and Paolo. Their passion, knowledge, love of... Read more
  • Donna
  • On Dec 23 2021
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Wow. Wow. Wow!! Bucket list destination for sure. We expected to see wildlife. Boy did we see more than we thought!! Rookeries of blue-footed boobies with their young. Snorkelled over at least 8 hammerheads. Nursing sea lions on... Read more
  • Lillian
  • On Dec 21 2021
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Our trip was fantastic! Pepo & Paolo were very knowledgeable, fun, friendly, caring and attentive. We were very pleased to have the variety from and experience of both land and sea activities.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 92 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 91 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 05 March 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 March 2023, a deposit of 500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 91 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Thorough hygiene practices and general health & safety measures has been implemented on this trip to protect against COVID-19.
  • This tour requires all traveler over 12 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Travelers under 12 will need to show a negative test result done within 72 hours before departure day.
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