17-Day Ecuador and Galapagos Multi-Sport Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Departure from your selected hotel to Dropp off at your confirmed hotel

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Jump right into action with this adrenaline filled tour around Ecuador and the Galapagos! Discover Ecuador mainland diversity as you bike down the slopes of an active volcano, horseback ride across colorful Andean fields, climb up waterfalls in the Amazon rainforest, fight large waves by rafting on the Jatunyacu River, trek to the rim of Cuicocha Crater Lake and soak in Papallacta volcanic hot springs. Share time with 2 local indigenous communities in the Andes and Amazon regions. Hop on a plane to reach the fascinating Galapagos, where you will hike, bike, kayak and snorkel among sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises, birds and tropical fish. "Unique Experiences:"Organic cooking lesson with traditional fresh ingredients, side by side with local people in the heart of the AndesSnorkel with sea turtles, sea lions and hummer head sharks at Kicker Rock, the best site in the Galpagos islands.
D1 Quito ArrivalWelcome briefing at 18:00. Transfer In not included. D2 Cotopaxi National Park Baños (B,L) TREKKING ADVENTURE ON THE HIGHEST ACTIVE VOLCANO D3 Baños Biking Llanganates National Park (B) BIKING Trough the cloud forest D4 Amazon - Canyoning (B,L,D) ROAD OF WATERFALLS AND CANYONING IN THE AMAZON D5 Amazon - Jatunyacu River Rafting - Papallacta hot springs (B,L) JATUNYACU RIVER RAFTING AND VOLCANIC HOT SPRINGS D6 Cloud Forest - Otavalo Indian Market (D) HIKING THE CLOUD FOREST & OTAVALO INDIGUENOUS MARKET D7 Trekking Cuicocha Crater Lake - Quito (B,L) TREKKING THE LOOP OF CUICOCHA CRATER LAKE D8 Quito (B) Colonial city Tour D9 TRAVEL DAY TO GALAPAGOS ISLANDS -SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND (B)  D10 Kicker Rock - San Cristobal (B, L) SNORKEL AT KICKER ROCK AND VISIT TO CERRO BRUJO  D11 Isabela Island (B)  EXPLORING ISABELA ON TWO WHEELS  *short flight to Isabela Island.    D12 Isabela Island (B,L)  HIKING TO SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO AND KAYAKING IN TINTORERAS  D13 Lava Tunnels - Isabela (B,L)  We explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the Volcanic Island along the seashore. It is a labyrinth of lava arches inside the breakers with crystal clear water full of huge sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, fish, white tipped reef sharks and more.  D14 Santa Cruz Island (B)  SANTA CRUZ, CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION AND HIGHLANDS  *fast boat from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island. D15  FREE DAY IN SANTA CRUZ (B)  D16 TRANSFER TO BALTRA AIRPORT - FLIGHT BACK TO QUITO (B)  D17 Quito - Departure (B)  Transfer OUT not included

What’s included

  • Transportation: Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip, airport transfers (national flights), one way flight San Cristobal-Isabela, sea transportation Santa Cruz - Isabela islands, private and comfortable land and sea transportation.
  • Accommodations based in double occupancy: First Class hotel in Quito, 4-star hotel in Baños, home stay in the jungle, 5-star Spa Resort in Papallacta, home stay in San Clemente, 4-star hotels in Galapagos
  • Meals: 15 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Gear: In Ecuador mainland: hiking sticks, high-quality MTB (disc brakes, front suspension), helmets, gloves, rubber boots, ropes, 7-people- rafts, life jackets, paddles. In Galapagos: snorkeling mask and fins, life vest, mountain bikes, helmets, kayaks and paddles.
  • Trip Leader: Certified EPL expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader (minimum 4 people for this service) and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park

What’s not included

  • My Own Room supplement $805
  • International flights
  • Airport transfer (international flights)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Meals not described in the itinerary - estimated budget USD $360
  • INGALA transit card: USD $20 per person, cash only (subject to change)
  • Galapagos National Park fee: USD $100 per person, cash only (subject to change)
  • USD $10 pier-use fee at Puerto Villamil (subject to change)
  • Snorkeling gear (mask and fins) for optional activities: USD $8 per day per person
  • Wetsuit for rent: USD $10
  • Tips