Welcome to Chico

With its huge population of students, Chico has the devil-may-care energy of a college kegger during the school year, and a lazy, lethargic hangover during the summertime. Its oak-shaded downtown and university attractions makes it one of Sacramento Valley’s more attractive social hubs, where easygoing folks mingle late in the restaurants and bars, which open onto patios in the balmy summer evenings.Though Chico... Read More

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$1165 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Galapagos Islands Highlights Tour

Day 1: San Cristobal (L) (D)Meet at San Cristobal Island and transfer to the hotel. Visit Loberia Beach: a beautiful beach with great snorkeling. During the snorkel portion, you may find sea turtles, rays, sea lions. There is also a nice hike to a cliff where you can see many marine iguanas and birds.Day 2: Floreana (B) (L) (D) Departure for Floreana Island. The ride lasts for 2.5 hours. You will snorkel and then visit the highlands, a place called “Peace Asylum” where the first colonists of the islands settled. You will also spot Galapagos giant tortoises on the way. Afterwards, you will continue to Isabela Island. Upon arrival, you will reach the flamingo lagoon to spot these beautiful animals.Day 3: Isabela (B) (L) (D) On your third day, you must choose upon booking between a Volcano trekking tour (land tour) or Cabo Rosa (water tour with a supplement). Spaces to Cabo Rosa are very limited and that’s why it has to be booked in advance.Option 1 - Volcano Hike: Early in the morning, you will reach the highlands by bus. You will begin a trekking (6 hours) to the Sierra Negra and Chico volcano. Sierra Negra has the second largest active crater in the world: 10km round. You will continue to Chico Volcano, which is a cone of Sierra Negra. You will walk through moon-like scenery and have great views of nearby Fernandina Island and the north of the island. This gives you an idea of how the islands looked at their creation. Lunch will be served in a local farm. You will end the day with a nice swim and snorkel at Concha de Perla lagoon. Option 2 - Cabo Rosa Tunnel (This option has an additional cost, $140 per person)If you are okay with another boat ride (1 hour each way) you can take the excursion to Cabo Rosa tunnels. This is an amazing place where the volcano activity created lava tunnels going under and over the sea level. You can spot penguins, blue footed boobies, and you will have great snorkeling too. Back to port around 2pm, you will enjoy a late lunch and then meet the other group around 3:30pm to swim/snorkel at Concha de Perla lagoon. Day 4: Isabela - Santa Cruz (B) (L) (D) In the morning, you will visit the Tintoreras Islet, where you can spot penguins. Then, you will depart to Santa Cruz by boat and, upon arrival, hike to the Tortuga Bay to enjoy a last swim into the Galapagos waters and spot a huge iguana colony. Day 5: Baltra (B)In the morning, you will reach the airport passing by a lava tunnel that you will visit going entirely through it. Then, you'll take your departing flight.

$1540 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Galapagos Islands Highlights Tour

Day 1: San Cristobal (L) (D)Meet at San Cristobal Island and head to visit Loberia Beach: a beautiful beach with great snorkeling. During the snorkeling tour, you may find sea turtles, rays, sea lions. There is also a nice hike to a cliff where you can see many marine iguanas and birds.Day 2: San Cristobal (B) (L) (D)Visit Kicker Rock (León Dormido): a great snorkel site and spot many tropical fishes, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, reef sharks, and if lucky, hammerhead sharks. The rest of the afternoon is free. Day 3: Floreana (B) (L) (D) Departure for Floreana to go snorkeling and then visit the highlands, a place called “Peace Asylum” where the first colonists of the islands settled. You will also spot Galapagos giant tortoises on the way. Afterwards, you will continue to Isabela Island. Upon arrival, you will reach the flamingo lagoon to spot these beautiful animals.Day 4: Isabela (B) (L) (D)On your fourth day you must choose upon booking between a Volcano trekking tour (land tour) or Cabo Rosa (water tour with a supplement).Option 1 - Volcano Hike: Early in the morning we will reach by bus the highlands: we will begin a trekking (6 hours!) to the Sierra Negra and Chico volcano. Sierra Negra has the second largest active crater in the world: 10km diameter. We will continue to Chico Volcano, which is a cone of Sierra Negra. We will walk through moon-like sceneries and have great views of nearby Fernandina Island and the north of the island. Lunch will be served in a local farm. You will end the day with a nice swim and snorkel at Concha de Perla lagoon. Option 2 - Cabo Rosa Tunnels (additional cost 140,-$ per person): If you are okay with another boat ride (1 hour each way) you can take the excursion to Cabo Rosa tunnels. This is an amazing place where the volcano activity created lava tunnels going under and over the sea level. We can spot the penguins, blue footed boobies, and we will have great snorkeling too! You'll be back to port around 2pm,have a late lunch and then meet the other group around 3:30pm to swim/snorkel at Concha de Perla lagoon. Day 5: Isabela - Santa Cruz (B) (L) (D) In the morning, you will visit the Tintoreras Islet, where you can spot the penguins. Then, you'll depart to Santa Cruz by boat. Upon arrival, you will hike to Tortuga Bay to enjoy a last swim into the Galapagos waters and spot a huge iguana colony. Day 6: Baltra (B) In the morning you will reach the airport passing by a lava tunnel that you will visit going entirely through it.

$2305 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Days Galapagos Islands Highlights Tour

Day 1: San Cristobal (L) (D)Meet your guide and group at San Cristobal Island. Visit Loberia Beach: a beautiful beach with great snorkeling. During the snorkeling tour, you may find sea turtles, rays, sea lions. There is also a nice hike to a cliff where you can see many marine iguanas and birds.Day 2: San Cristobal (B) (L) (D)Visit Kicker Rock (León Dormido): a great snorkel site. You can spot there many tropical fishes, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, reef sharks, and if lucky, hammerhead sharks.Day 3: Floreana (B) (L) (D) Departure for Floreana where you will snorkel and then visit the highlands, a place called “Peace Asylum” where the first colonists of the islands settled. We will also spot Galapagos giant tortoises on the way. Afterwards we will continue to Isabela Island. Upon arrival, you will reach the flamingo lagoon.Day 4: Isabela (B) (L) (D)On your fourth day you must choose upon booking between a Volcano trekking tour (land tour) or Cabo Rosa (water tour with a supplement).Option 1 - Volcano Hike: Early in the morning we will reach the highlands: you will begin a trekking (6 hours!) to the Sierra Negra and Chico volcano. Sierra Negra has the second largest active crater in the world: 10km diameter. You will continue to Chico Volcano, which is a cone of Sierra Negra. You will walk through moon-like sceneries and have great views of nearby Fernandina Island and the north of the island. You will end the day with a nice swim and snorkel at Concha de Perla lagoon. Option 2 - Cabo Rosa Tunnels (additional costs, 140,-$): If you are okay with another boat ride (1 hour each way) you can take the excursion to Cabo Rosa tunnels. This is an amazing place where the volcano activity created lava tunnels going under and over the sea level. You can spot the penguins, blue footed boobies, and you will have great snorkeling too! Then you will meet the other group to swim/snorkel at Concha de Perla lagoon. Day 5: Isabela - Santa Cruz (B) (L) (D) In the morning you will visit the Tintoreras Islet, where you can spot the penguins. Departure to Santa Cruz by boat to then hike to the Tortuga Bay to spot a huge iguana colony. Day 6: Uninhabited Island (B) (L) (D)You will visit some completely uninhabited islands such as Bartolomé, Seymour, Plazas or Santa Fé.Day 7: Uninhabited Island (B) (L) (D)Today you will visit another island: different to the previous day.Day 8: BaltraIn the morning, you will be dropped-off at the Baltra airport.

$280 Tours & Sightseeing

5-Hour Puerto Vallarta City Tour

This 5-hour tour covers the 4 main sections of Puerto Vallarta: North hotel zone, downtown, old town and south hotel zone.As soon as you are picked up, you will head straight towards the 1st stop of the tour: Downtown/Malecon. This is a “must stop” where you will be walking on your own. This is the chance to take pictures of the many different sculptures found along the heart of the city, and its official symbol “the seahorse” and Lady of Guadaluppe’s Church.Once back on your vehicle, the tour will continue through the Old Town where, once you get away from the main street, you’ll see the intimacy of the city with its local people.Then, you will head to the second stop of the tour: Conchas Chinas. This residential area is located on the hillside from the mountains of the south of the bay. It’s a picture stop from where you will see the best views from the north and south side of the beautiful Banderas Bay.After this quick 10 minute stop you will continue driving on the scenic highway 200 towards the 3rd stop: Los Arcos. This 10 minute stop is on the side of the road to admire the National Under Water Park.Just 2 minutes driving from Los Arcos you will make your 4th stop, also quick and on the side of the road, to overlook Mismaloya, the beach where “The Night of the Iguana” was filmed and made Vallarta famous. Here you must decide if you’d like to include a tequila tasting stop before lunch.At the 5th stop, you will leave the coastline behind and drive through the mountains in the south for lunch at Chico's Paradise.You will be able to enjoy an excellent Mexican and seafood menu at their unbeatable location overlooking the water cascading on the natural swimming pools from Los Horcones River and beautiful semitropical rain forest. After lunch you will be taken back to your hotel.