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Galapagos Multi Activity Adventure

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 14 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Scuba Diving  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2995 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2995 US Dollar (USD)

From the heights of the second largest volcanic crater in the world on horseback, to the depths of the enriched and unexplored waters of Galapagos, our carefully planned Adventure tour is a must for all lovers of outdoor adventure. Whether you are diving with harmless sharks, playful sea lions, or giant manta rays, or just enjoying the company of the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, our 10-day Adventure-tour is guaranteed to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour Highlights:

- Diving or snorkeling with harmless sharks and playful sea lions
- Kayaking (Kayaking is temporarily suspended due to park policies)
- Hiking and horse riding around the second largest volcanic crater in the world
- Mountain biking through local villages
- Seeing the amazingly diverse wildlife and ecosystems of each island

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival day, Quito. Welcome to one of the highest capital cities in the world, Quito. You are free arrive anytime you wish and take in some of the many sites of Quito. There will be a welcome letter waiting for you at the hotel plus an information pack with a list of things to do and see, in and around Quito. That evening there will be a full briefing on the week ahead and logistics of your Adventure tour in Galapagos. Evening welcome dinner. Includes: (D)

Day 2: San Cristobal Island. The trip begins with an early morning transfer to the airport and a flight to San Cristobal Island, Galapagos. Here you will be meet by our friendly staff and transferred to your hotel. After lunch will we make our way to the top of San Cristobal through the settlement of El Progresso, to La Soledad from where we will have panoramic views out over the Pacific towards Santa Cruz, Floreana and Santa Fe. After we jump on the bikes for an exhilarating down hill through the lush highlands of the island, through El Progresso down to the township of Puerto Barequizo. We will pay a visit to the Interpretation Center and learn the mysterious history of Galapagos, “The Enchanted Islands”. Later we hit Mann Beach for a swim where we can observe playful Sea lions and Frigates birds, gliding on the thermals. That evening we will have a welcome dinner of some of the islands fresh fish and produce. Includes: (B, L, D)

Day 3: San Cristobal Island. The day begins with a short boat ride in the Christine to Kicker Rock, observing along the way, the abundant marine life that Galapagos is renowned for. On the way we stop off at Isla de Lobos to observe nesting Frigate birds and Blue Footed Boobies, and swim/snorkel with playful young Sea lions. A real highlight of the trip! We then continue onto Kicker Rock, the remains of an underwater volcano rising vertically 150m out of the sea. A truly impressive sight! Here we can dive and snorkel keeping an eye out below for Sea Turtles, Manta Rays and maybe the odd harmless Galapagos shark, just to name a few. After we head to Cerro Brujo Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the islands and return to port late in the afternoon. Includes: (B, L). Optional diving, please inquire.

Day 4: Floreana and Isabela Islands. This morning we depart San Cristobal Island to Floreana Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins and the magnificent albatross along the way. Here will be experience some of the best diving and snorkeling in the islands at Enderby Islet or Champions bay and Devils Crown. We depart Floreana to Isabela Island after a full day of snorkeling and diving. Includes: (B, L, D). Optional diving, please inquire.

Day 5: Isabela. A full day tour takes us up Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Galapagos, and with the second largest crater in the world. Either hiking or on horseback, you can experience a birds eye view of this magical landscape. After taking in the incredible views from the volcano we visit the Breeding Centre of the Giant Tortoise, the largest in Galapagos. That evening we can kick back at the bar on the beach and enjoy a nice cold beer or cocktail. Includes: (B, L)

Day 6: Isabela. By pick up truck and on foot we make our way the wall of tears, built by convicts many years ago. Along the way we’ll pop in and visit Pink flamingos, also stopping at the lookout and one of the many natural pools, short walking trails, beaches and mangrove swamps along the way. After lunch we jump in the kayaks. (Note: Kayaking temporarily suspended by national park), where you can observe up close, the only penguins found close to the equator. Includes: (B, L, D)

Day 7: Santa Cruz. Today is an early morning departure to the Island of Santa Cruz. We will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz, observing The Galapagos Giant tortoise in natural surroundings, and the amazing lava tunnels, some over 1km long while taking in panoramic views of the islands. Later in the day we head to Tortuga Bay, a stunning beach with fine white sand to see marine iguanas or try you hand at some body boarding or surfing. Includes: (B, L, D). Optional diving, please inquire)

Day 8: Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, San Cristobal. Today we pay a visit to Lonesome George at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Here we can observe many species of tortoises and Land Iguanas in captivity, brought back form the brink of extinction. After some last minute shopping we depart Santa Cruz for Santa Fe Island for a nice dive/snorkel in a beautiful bay where we can observe the marine iguanas feeding off the rocks and schools of surgeon fish just below the surface. Return to San Cristobal. Evening group dinner to celebrate a great trip. Includes: (B, L, D). Optional diving, please inquire)

Day 9: San Cristobal Island. We bid farewell to the Enchanted Islands with a quick optional visit to La Loberia or last minute souvenir shopping! We depart San Cristobal Island and return to Quito and get transferred to the hotel. Our representative in Quito will be able to advise you and help with some of the many day tours available in and around Quito. Includes: (B, L, D)

Day 10: Quito, departure day. Includes: (B)

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 9 nights accommodation in single, double or triple rooms
- Private bathroom, clean and comfortable
- Meals daily as specified in tour (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Airport transfers to and from accommodation in Galapagos and Quito
- International transfers in and out
- Full pre departure briefings and logistical support in Quito
- All land and sea transport
- Sea kayaks
- Mountain bikes
- Snorkeling equipment
- Naturalist guides authorized by national park of Galapagos
- Airfare Quito-Galapagos-Quito

Excludes Galapagos Park entry fee of US$110 payable upon arrival at the Islands.

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Location: New Zealand
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Our tours are all about traveling with a small group of like minded people, where you really feel that you are part of the countries and cultures you are visiting. At M17167 we endeavor to create this unique style of travel where great friendships are formed, and memories of a lifetime are taken away. Come with us as...

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