10-day Galapagos Multi-sport

10-Day Galapagos Multi-Sport

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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About experience

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day - Quito

Pass By: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
Meet your AJ trip leader and group at 18:00pm.

Welcome to Quito! The largest, best-preserved colonial city of America - declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano. Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area.

ADVENTURE JOURNEYS can help you to organize a day trip (please request in advance). In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel’s lobby for a welcome briefing at 18:00 hours. At this time we will discuss the details and questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an acclimation and information day.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Swissôtel Quito or similar

Day 2: Galapagos - San Cristobal Island / La Loberia - Snorkel

Stop At: La Loberia, Ecuador
Today we get ready to explore the most amazing archipelago on the Pacific coast and the place where Charles Darwin based his theory of the evolution of species. We will board a morning flight from Quito to the island of San Cristóbal. Once arrived, we have a transfer to the hotel in the town of Puerto Moreno and a short briefing about the next days, before the adventure begins. In the afternoon we will head to "La Loberia", which is both a home beach and nursery for large Galapagos sea lions, we can spot them while snorkeling, as they are very curious and approach to swimming next to you underwater. They may also be lazying over rocks or just lazy dozing in the sand. We also get to see yellow warbler birds, frigate birds, and several species of Darwin’s finches along the beach. In between the rocks, we can find marine iguanas, which you can only see in Galapagos. We also have the time to go for a refreshing swim, explore the waters with our snorkel equipment and enjoy the beach.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Blue Marlin Hotel or similar

Day 3: Galapagos - San Cristobal Island / Kicker Rock - Snorkel

Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
In the morning, we will take a boat to Kicker Rock, located off the coast of San Cristóbal, also known as the Sleeping Lion (Leon Dormido) because of some resemblance. This is the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, two vertical rocks rising 500 ft (150 m) above the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. This Galapagos Island’s natural monument has become a spectacular sight due to the many tropicbirds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the sky in this area. Beneath the sea, the crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful fish, such as rainbow fish and sharks, like the hammerhead and white tip. After lunch, we will spend some time on the beach and travel back to the hotel.

Boat ride to the Kicker Rock time: 1 hour each way

Snorkeling time: 2 times of 1 hour each

What to wear today: shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, sandals or tennis shoes, bathing suit, hat or baseball cap, sun cream, mosquito repellent, buff.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Blue Marlin Hotel or similar

Day 4: Galapagos - Isabela Island / Biking

Stop At: The Wall of Tears, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
In the morning, hop to Isabela Island, the largest island in the archipelago, and where the most of the volcanic activity in the Galapagos is reported. The island was formed by six shield volcanoes, Alcedo, Cerra Azul, Darwin, Ecuador, Sierra Negra and Wolf; five of them are still active which makes the island one of the most volcanically active places on earth. During our island crossing, be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October).

In the afternoon, we will explore the beautiful coastline on an exclusive trail on our bikes, taking us through an incredible ecosystem with a wide variety of wildlife including flamingos, marine iguanas and giant tortoises. We start with a visit to the Wall of Tears, a massive wall built with lava rocks. This site dates back to the 1950s, when Isabela was used as a penal colony and prisoners were forced to build the wall to keep them from going mad, because of the isolation they experienced. As we continue our ride along the coast, we will explore pristine, white sand beaches, mangrove forests and lagoons. This area is filled with a plethora of bird life, including American oyster catchers, herons, flamingos, finches and many other shore birds, as well as the ubiquitous sea lions and marine iguanas.

Before dinner we can enjoy a breathtaking sunset on the beach of Puerto Villamil.

Flight time: 1 hour

Biking time: 3 hours total

Biking distance: 10 miles

Elevation gain: 200 feet (60m)

What to wear today: shorts, light t-shirt, sandals or tennis shoes, hat or baseball cap, sun cream, mosquito repellent, buff.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Cormorant Hotel or similar

Day 5: Galapagos - Isabela Island / Snorkel at Lava Tunnels

Stop At: Los Tuneles, SE Isabela Island Nr. La Union Rock, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
Explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island along the seashore. This magical place has historically been filmed by BBC and National Geographic for their documentaries. It is a labyrinth of lava arches comprised of crystal clear water full of sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, sharks and more. The turtles navigate their own highway from the mangroves to the open sea through "Los Tuneles". Here, we will have the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguins playing around.

Boat ride to the Lava Tunnels time: 1 hour each way

Snorkeling time: 2 times of 1 hour each

What to wear today: shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, sandals or tennis shoes, bathing suit, hat or baseball cap, sun cream, mosquito repellent, buff.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Concha de Perla, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
Before or after the trip, you can enjoy some optional activities such as snorkeling at "Concha de Perla", taking surfing lessons, biking or just relax on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island.

We recommend you take some time to visit the giant tortoise breeding center located within walking distance from the hotel.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Cormorant Hotel or similar

Day 6: Galapagos - Isabela Island / Hike Sierra Negra - Kayak & Snorkel at Tintoreras Islet

Stop At: Sierra Negra, Ecuador
After driving up from Puerto Villamil to the trailhead, we will prepare our backpacks for the hike into a young forest ecosystem, a world of recent geological history. Our destination is the rim of Sierra Negra Crater, an active volcano that last erupted in June 2018. Upon arrival, we take in breathtaking views and explore the circumference of the massive, lava-filled crater, a caldera that is over six miles across at its widest point. If we feel energetic enough, we can continue our hike to Volcan Chico, a secondary crater that has a wild landscape of puffing fumaroles and colorful lava formations; great examples of the dramatic geological events that have formed the Galapagos Islands over millennia.

Hiking time: 4 hours both ways

Hiking distance: 6 miles (9.6 km) (10 miles -16 km- optional to Volcan Chico)

Hiking elevation gain: 950 feet (289.5 meters)

Maximum elevation while hiking: 3687 feet (1124 meters)
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
In the afternoon we will visit Tintoreras Islet by kayak, located at a short distance from Puerto Villamil and home to a great variety of wildlife. Its turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos Penguins, marine turtles and sea lions. One of its beaches, surrounded by mangroves, is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully.

Kayaking time: 2 hours

Snorkeling time: 1 hour

What to wear today for kayaking and snorkeling: sandals, shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, bathing suit, hat, sun cream, mosquito repellent.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Cormorant Hotel or similar

Day 7: Galapagos - Santa Cruz Island / Charles Darwin Station - Hike with Giant Tortoises

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
In the morning, traverse from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. During our island crossing, we will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October).

Once we arrive, we will check-in at the hotel. We will then visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about many of the endemic species seen in the wild, as well as the ongoing conservation and management efforts on the Galapagos Islands.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
In the afternoon, we will head to the 'El Chato' reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz, home to the famous Galapagos tortoises. Hiking through El Chato's beautiful landscape with these lumbering giants is an unforgettable experience! We will also see other highland wildlife such as pintail ducks, egrets, flycatchers, finches and frigatebirds, which gather to wash the salt off their feathers at a freshwater lake. Afterward, return to Puerto Ayora to spend the evening in Galapagos' most populous town.

What to wear today: shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes or sandals, hat, rain jacket (for the boat ride), sun cream.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: La Casa de Judy Hotel or similar

Day 8: Galapagos - Santa Cruz Island/ Free Day - Optional Diving

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Today, you can experience the Galapagos at your pace to your own desire, whether that be scuba diving or just time to relax on the beach! As an option, you can go on a self-guided exploration walk through the dry forest to Tortuga Bay (3.5 mi/ 5.6 km), a beautiful white sand beach and a nesting site to thousands of marine turtles. This beautiful place invites for swimming or snorkeling.

Alternatively, you can join any of the optional activities (at an extra cost), such as a trip to Floreana Island, Bartolome Island, or a scuba-diving day trip, just to mention a few.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: La Casa de Judy Hotel or similar

Day 9: Flight back to Quito

Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
After our final breakfast on the Galapagos Island and the last photos taken of sea lions, we have a transfer to Baltra's airport in time to catch the flight back to the mainland.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Swissôtel Quito or similar

Day 10: Quito - Departure

Stop At: Quito Airport Shuttle, Suiza 227 y Eloy Alfaro, Quito 170150 Ecuador
Today our trip will end and you will have your International departures. Take with you your memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a "Buen Viaje"!

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Quito

Capital of Ecuador, declared World Heritage by the Unesco. One of its main features is the baroque architecture of the site. It has beautiful natural landscapes where the snowy volcanoes abound, one of the most famous is Cuicocha.

$3,370.00 Per Person