Action-Packed Galapagos


Action-Packed Galapagos


10 Days / 9 Nights

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Experience the world-famous volcanic Galapagos Islands with this 10 day action-packed adventure! The islands offer countless opportunities to witness abundant wildlife in a spectacular setting. This is one of the few places on the planet that allows us to get so close to the wildlife. This tour provides many benefits to the native communities and is socially and environmentally responsible in all of the regions we travel. Be part of an inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most pristine marine habitats in the world!

Special features of our 10 day Action-Packed Galapagos Adventure: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Biodiversity, Adventure

Places to Visit:  Quito, Galapagos, Sierra Negra, Isabela Island

Duration:  10 Days and 9 Nights. 

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation:  3 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today is arrival day to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. This well preserved colonial city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano. You can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area if you arrive early. In the evening, the guide will meet you at the hotel’s lobby for a welcome briefing at 6 pm. We will discuss the details and questions you may have abou...

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    Today we will head to the Quito airport for our flight to the San Cristobal Island. In the afternoon we will visit "La Loberia", the home of the Galapagos sea lions. We can see them while we are snorkelling, and these curious creatures will come up close and personal as you are swimming, you can also see them basking on the rocks or just napping on the sandy shores. We can also see many bird species such as the yellow warbler birds, frigate birds, and several species of Darwin’s...

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      After breakfast we will take a boat to Kicker Rock, just off the coast of San Cristóbal. Kicker Rock is a lava cone eroded by the waves, with 2 vertical rocks rising high above the ocean. This natural monument has become a highlight of the Galapagos, due to the many tropical birds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the sky.  Under the ocean, the crystal clear waters offer the spectacle of brightly coloured fish, such as rainbow fish and sharks, like the hammerhead and wh...

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        Today we will take a trip to the largest island in the archipelago with the Galapagos' most volcanic activity. The island was formed by six volcanos, Alcedo, Cerra Azul, Darwin, Ecuador, Sierra Negra and Wolf; five of these are still active making the island one of the most volcanically active places on the planet. In the afternoon, we will head out on bicycles along the stunning coast, riding through an incredible ecosystem, home to many bird and animal species such as flamingos, gia...

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          Today we will explore the amazing lava formations along the shore, left by the island's last volcanic eruptions. National Geographic and the BBC have filmed a number of documentaries on this impressive island. This labyrinth of lava arches and crystal clear water is replete with sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, sharks and other sea creatures. The turtles navigate their way from the mangroves to the open sea through "Los Tuneles". This is where we will have the best snorkelling on t...

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            After breakfast, we will head out on a hike to the Sierra Negra. From the trailhead, we will hike through a young forest ecosystem to the rim of the Sierra Negra Crater, an active volcano which last erupted in June 2018. From the crater, we can appreciate spectacular views and explore the massive 10 km wide, lava-filled crater. We will continue our hike to the Volcan Chico, a secondary crater that has a wild landscape of smoky fumaroles and colourful lava formations. In the afternoon ...

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              Today we will take the boat to the Santa Cruz Island, the home of the Charles Darwin Research Station. We can learn all about the endemic species found on the islands, as well as the ongoing conservation work on the Galapagos Islands. 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 picturesque landscape with these giant creatures is an unforgettable experience! We will also see o...

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                Today is a free day to explore this spectacular island. Go scuba diving or just take the time to relax on the beach. Walk through a dry forest to Tortuga Bay, a spectacular white sandy beach and marine turtles' nesting site. This beautiful beach is perfect for swimming or snorkelling. Alternatively, you can join any of the optional activities available, such as a trip to Floreana Island, Bartolome Island or a scuba-diving day trip are just some of the available options for your free day.

                  Today we will leave these amazing Islands to head back to the capital. There will be a final opportunity to take some photos of the sea lions before we fly back to the mainland. After we arrive at the hotel, we will prepare for our final evening of the tour.

                    Today is the final day of this spectacular Galapagos tour.  We will collect you from the hotel to head to the airport for your flight back home or to your next exciting destination!

                      WHAT'S INCLUDED

                      • Transportation: Airport transfers (for domestic flights)
                      • Intra-flight from San Cristobal to Isabela included (personnel baggage allowance of 25 lbs.) (20 lbs. for check in baggage and 5 pounds for carry-on baggage equals 25 pounds total) (Extra baggage USD 2,00 per extra pound - it can be paid directly)
                      • Speed boat from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island
                      • Comfortable land transportation.
                      • Accommodation based in double occupancy: 4+* hotels in Quito, and in the Galapagos.
                      • Meals: 9 Breakfasts & 3 lunches.
                      • Activities: Snorkelling in Kicker rock, La Loberia and the Lava Tunnels, Biking to the Wall of Tears, trekking to the top of Sierra Negra active volcano, snorkeling and kayaking in Tintoreras, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, hiking in Santa Cruz highlands.
                      • Gear: Snorkelling mask and fins, life vest.
                      • Trip Leader: Certified expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park.

                      WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                      • International flights.
                      • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip USD 495 per person
                      • My Own Room supplement USD 1 869
                      • Airport transfer (international flights).
                      • Travel insurance (mandatory).
                      • Meals not described in the itinerary
                      • INGALA transit card: USD 20 per person
                      • Galapagos National Park fee USD 100
                      • Pier-use fee at Puerto Villamil: USD 10
                      • Tips for guides and drivers

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