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5 – Day Galapagos Multisport Adventure Tour


Our Galapagos multisport adventure tour allow you to explore the islands from a completely different perspective.

This active 5-Day Galapagos adventure travel  itinerary was especially designed for adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts. Activities include kayaking, hiking, biking and snorkeling in 2 different islands in the Galapagos Archipelago.

You can also customize it with diving or horseback riding. Check it out and suit yourself!

Start Date:  Every day
Visiting: Isabela & Santa Cruz.
Activities:   Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling & Wildlife Viewing.
Trip Style:   Adventure – Multisport.
Wildlife to See: Galapagos Pinguins, Galapagos Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, Blue-Footed Boobies, Flamingos, Frigate Birds, Pelicans, Darwin´s Finches, Galapagos Fly-Catchers, Galapagos Mockingbirds, and more.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Am: Arrive in Baltra Island Airport (GPS) – Pm: Transfer to Isabela Island
Day 2: Isabela Island: Am: Sierra Negra Volcano hike or Am: Tunnels of Cabo Rosa.
Day 3: Isabela Island: Am: Kayaking in Puerto Villamil – Pm: Biking in Humedales Complex.
Day 4: Isabela Island: Am: Speedboat to Santa Cruz – Pm: Charles Darwin Station. 
Day 5: Am: Transfer out to Baltra Island airport (GPS).

For the complete itinerary click on the tab Itinerary above .


Essential Trip Information

 
Important Remarks
DEPARTURE LOCATION Baltra Island Airport. (GPS)
RETURN LOCATION Baltra Island Airport. (GPS)
DEPARTURE TIME You must arrive before 11:00 AM. *Ask for more details.
RETURN TIME Approximately after 11:00 AM. *Ask for more details.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED  Accommodation in selected hotels (double rooms).
 All meals in Galapagos (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
 All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program.
 Bilingual naturalist guides for each island and all activities.
 Excursions and visits during the program.
 Snorkeling Equipment (mask, fins, tube).
 Transfer Puerto Ayora – Isabela – Puerto Ayora by Public speedboat.
 Transfer Baltra – Puerto Ayora – Baltra (by truck or by bus depending on group size)
NOT INCLUDED  Air Ticket.
 Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – $100.00 US per person.
 Isabela Dock Fee – $10.00 US per person.
 Migratory Control Card – $20.00 US per person.
 Transportation Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
 Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
 Cost of the transfer between the hotels and the restaurants designated for the meals in each island.
 Water taxi from dock to speedboat (depending on the tide) – $ 1.00 US per person per ride
 Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages.

 Tips.

NOTE: Galapagos Multisport itinerary is subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances  beyond our control (force majeure).

Day 1

Arrive in Baltra - Tranfer to Isabela Island: Flamingos Lagoon

 

After arriving Baltra Island Airport, our English speaking guide will be waiting for you and then take you to the port of Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island) for lunch. Afterwards, at 2:00pm (subject to change) you will start the journey to Isabela Island via public speedboat (approximately 2.5 to 3 hours). Another guide will be waiting at Puerto Villamil to take you to the hotel and to a visit to the Flamingos Lagoon, a natural breeding site for this creatures. Return to the hotel to rest and eat dinner at a local restaurant in. Accommodation in the hotel class of your choice

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 2

Isabela Island: (Sierra Negra Volcano OR Tuneles).

 

OPTION 1: Sierra Negra Volcano

Early in the morning (8:00 am), after breakfast, get ready for the Sierra Negra Volcano hike (comfortable clothes, walking shoes and a light rain jacket are recommended). Make sure your camera is stored in waterproof bags, wear some sunscreen, bring water, and a hat! Yourself will prepare your box lunch at the hotel with the foodstuff of your choice.

We will then travel approximately 45 minutes by truck or bus to begin the 12 km hike (approx. 4 hours). The hike is long in terms of distance, but not very difficult as the inclines and declines are quite gradual. (There is an option to ride horses for an additional cost, if interested please let us know beforehand).

Sierra Negra Volcano has the second largest crater in the world, measuring approximately 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. We will then reach Volcan Chico, which should provide a spectacular view of the islands.

Once we get back to the hotel we will take a short break to rest. In the afternoon, get to do some fine snorkeling in Concha Perla. Swim with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish and, with luck, sea turtles and rays. Return to the hotel to rest before heading to dinner at a local restaurant indicated by the guide.

OPTION 2: (Los Tuneles – extra cost)

There are two departure times for this tour, one at 08:00 am with return time at 13:00 pm approx., and one at 11:00 am, with return time at 16:00 pm. approx. The chosen departure time for your tour might vary; hence, you will be notified on the departure time for this day trip on the night before the tour.

Cabo Rosa aka. Los Tuneles is perhaps one of the most beautiful sights in the archipelago. Continuous volcanic eruptions petrified into tunnel-like lava formations right in the middle of the sea, and crystal clear turquoise water allows an amazing view of marine vegetation and playful sea lions. The tour begins early at 8:00am via speedboat and the first stop is a small islet in the middle of the ocean, home to pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions. Finados snorkeling site is the next stop, where you can swim next to sea turtles, Tintoreras sharks (endemic to the islands), trumpet fish and surgeonfish. With some luck, eagle and golden rays will come to this site too. Getting to Los Tuneles will take around 1 ½ – 2 hrs. Once there, the speedboat will navigate through various spots in and around the Lava Tunnels. Here you get the chance to do some more snorkeling and enjoy some short walks while observing the landscape and wildlife inhabiting the area. A box lunch on board will be provided for this day. Dinner will be served at the local specified restaurant.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 3

Isabela Island: Kayaks in Puerto Villamil - Biking Humedales Complex

 

After breakfast and depending on the tide, we will make our way to the dock for a kayaking excursion. After listening to the instructions and safety precautions, and once equipped with lifejackets and oars, you will begin rowing along Puerto Villamil bay.

You will reach Tintoreras Islet, great site to observe Penguins, Blue-footed Boobies, and Marine Iguanas from our kayaks. You will make it way up to El Faro before heading back to shore (appx. 2 hours).

Return to the hotel for a well-deserved lunch at the restaurant specified by the guide. In the afternoon we will grab our bikes again and head for the Humedales Complex. Our first stop is the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center of Isabela refugee to a variety of giant tortoises.

We will mount on our bikes to a lava tunnel, as well as visits to Mirador Orchilla, Estero de Isabela, and Playa del Amor. After a short hike we will then reach the 100 meters long and 7 meters high Wall of Tears (Muro de las Lagrimas) and learn a about its construction and local stories. We will get back on our bikes and return to the hotel for dinner. Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 4

Transfer to Santa Cruz Island: Hike in Chato Reserve (Tortoises) / Charles Darwin Station

 

We will take the public speedboat at 6:00 a.m. (subject to change) towards Puerto Ayora (2 hours approx). After breakfast we will take you to the Highlands of Santa Cruz for a great hike along Cerro Chato Reserve (2 hours approx.). The adventure starts at Santa Rosa through endemic vegetation, rocks, and some mud lagoons.

You will also spot the Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Galapagos Finches, Bird Wizards before returning to Puerto Ayora for lunch. Afterterwards, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, and meet a group of tortoise species as representants of each island on the archipelago. After an explaination on the conservation labors achieved on the islands, we can make a short visit at the Art Galleries and then have lunch. ** You can also change the afternoon activity for a 45 minute hike to Tortuga Bay

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 5

Transfer out Baltra

 

On the final day we recommend waking up at 6:00 am to get ready and have breakfast before the transfer out to Baltra Island Airport where you will catch your return flight to either Quito or Guayaquil The last visit to the Twin Craters on the way out will depend on the departure time of your flights and the general timings of the tour.

 

NOTE: Hotels depend on availability, we may not always use hotels listed below, but we will always stick to the class you selected.

First Class Hotels

On-site water purification plant
Wireless internet
Air-conditioning and hot water
Located on a pristine white-sand beach
Large double glass doors in every room with spectacular ocean views
Most luxurious hotel in Isabela

Swimming pool and jacuzzi on terrace
Air-conditioning and hot water
Wireless internet
Located new Charles Darwin Research Station
Completely remodeled in 2006
Private bathroom

Tourist Superior Hotels

Air-conditioning and hot water
Wireless internet
BBQ area
Rooftop jacuzzi and terrace
Located next to Flamingo Lagoon
Private bathroom

Swimming pool and jacuzzi
Air-conditioning and hot water
Internet
Relaxing garden
Private bathroom

Tourist Class Hotels

Air-Conditioning and hot water
Private bathroom
Wireless Internet
Jacuzzi
Located 3 blocks from the pristine white sand beach

Swimming pool and jacuzzi
Air-conditioning and hot water
Internet
Relaxing garden
Private bathroom

Economy Class Hotels

Private rooms
Private bathrooms
Clean and comfortable
Located near the beach

Private rooms
Private bathrooms
Hot water and air-conditioning
Centrally located with a charming garden area

Galapagos Multisport Adventure Tour
Flamingos Lagoon Galapagos - Tour View
Volcan Sierra Negra Galapagos - Tour View
Cabo Rosa Galapagos - Tour View
Kayaking in Puerto Villamil Galapagos - Tour View
Humedales - Tour View
Twins Galapagos - Tour View
El Chato - Tour View

Please be aware that the prices vary consistently due to promotions and Galapagos last minute deals, so in order to GET THE BEST PRICE for the dates you desire please fill out the request form below. After doing so, we will send you the absolute best prices for the dates that you indicate.

Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
August 15, 2016

Guillermo, our guide was kind! My husband and i enjoyed this honey moon tour!

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