Galapagos multi-sport adventure
Destinations Destinations
Activity Activity
Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, Family
Tour Type Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private tour
Accommodation Standard Accommodation
Superior
Physical Level Physical Level
Moderate
Season Season
January - December

Good to know

  • Year-round departures
  • Guided excursions with local experts
  • Customisable itinerary – change days and activities as required
  • Hassle-free logistics and transfers
  • Quality assured hotels

Enjoy a week of easy-going/family-friendly adventures on the world-famous Galapagos Islands. Kayak with sea turtles, hike active volcanoes, bike along dramatic coastlines, snorkel tropical waters alive with colourful fish, and relax on sandy beaches alongside sea lions and marine iguanas.

This itinerary and all hotels, days or excursions can be customised on request. A Lost World Adventures advisor will be happy to help – get in touch for more information.

Suggested Itinerary

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This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Lost World Adventures travel expert will be happy to advise.

Morning flight to the San Cristobal Airport on San Cristobal Island. You'll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After lunch and a brief introduction, the journey begins at the Galapagos Interpretation Centre to learn about the islands' unique wildlife, geology and history.

After the visit, you hike with your guide to Tijeretas along natural trails formed of lava rocks. The path is surrounded by native plants such as Galapagos cotton, palo santo, acacia, and cacti. Your guide will help you spot and identify blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, pelicans, herons, gulls, warblers, mockingbirds, and finches in the vegetation and sea cliffs.

After enjoying scenic views of the rugged coastline and the tranquil town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno you'll cool off with a refreshing snorkelling session at postcard-worthy Carola Beach, surrounded by sea turtles, sea lions, and marine iguanas, all basking in the setting sun. After dinner, you’ll explore the friendly, laid-back beach town and stroll down the boardwalk to visit the neighbouring colony of Galapagos sea lions.

Includes: lunch, dinner

Your second day begins with a morning of kayaking along the coastal bays and coves of San Cristobal’s north coast, full of blue footed boobies, frigate birds, sea lions, and sea turtles. You may visit Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock), Punta Pitt or Cerro Brujo.

Donning your snorkelling gear you'll swim with sea lions, marine iguanas and countless reef fish including spotted eagle rays, golden rays, Galapagos sharks, starfish, and fish of every shape, size, and colour. With luck, you may even see some menacing-looking but totally harmless hammerhead sharks! After a full day spent exploring the seas, head back to your hotel for a delicious dinner and a well-earned rest.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

After breakfast, say goodbye to San Cristobal and take a short flight by small plane to Isabela Island. Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos and is still being formed by six active volcanoes. In fact, Isabela is one of the most seismically-active spots on the planet.

Upon arrival, you'll set out on a bike ride through a wide variety of environments and ecosystems. Along the way, you’ll pass white sand beaches, mangrove forests and brackish lagoons, and a lava tube cave. As you ride, you’ll spot giant tortoises, flamingos and other wildlife.

The ride ends at el Muro de las Lagrimas (the Wall of Tears). When Isabela was used as a penal colony, prisoners were forced to construct this towering wall of lava rocks for no other reason than to keep them distracted from the madness of isolation. After lunch, explore Tintoreras, a set of small islets filled with hidden coves and beaches.

Here, you will find the peculiar, endemic Galapagos penguin and other marine life. At the end of the day, retire to your hotel. After a gourmet dinner, you can enjoy the well-appointed lounge or wander the idyllic sand streets of Puerto Villamil.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

After breakfast you'll drive up the flanks of the Sierra Negra Volcano to the end of the road before continuing on foot, hiking into a surreal world of geological history. On the hike up, you'll admire incredible views of the surrounding volcanoes and sea, as well as the distinctive highland ecosystem around you. But the real prize is at the top - when you arrive at the rim of the Sierra Negra volcano, you are treated to a truly breathtaking vista.

Sierra Negra is the second largest active caldera on the planet, over six miles at its widest point. You’ll hike the rim of this enormous crater and, if you feel energetic, continue on to the caldera of Volcan Chico, an otherworldly landscape of vibrant hues created by sulphur deposits.

Here you can explore spectacular lava formations and fumaroles. After a stop at an idyllic tortoise reserve for lunch, you’ll head back to the lowlands in time to spend your last afternoon on Isabela, relaxing on the idyllic beaches and soaking up the island-life atmosphere.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Wake up with the sea breeze, enjoy breakfast, then travel by speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, keeping an eye out for whales and dolphins along the way. After checking in at your hotel you'll head to El Chato in the Santa Cruz Highlands to find the famous giant tortoise in its natural habitat. It is truly an honour to walk in the stately presence of these gentle giants, who can live to be over 175 years old. Here you will see pintail ducks, Darwin’s finches, frigate birds, egrets, and the vermillion flycatcher.

The next stop is the incredible lava tunnels, which formed an ideal hideout for the pirates that once frequented the Galapagos. Legend has it that they were also used to hide Inca gold stolen from Spanish ships. You then hike on to Los Gemelos, two deep volcanic sinkholes at the top of the island, with rocky cliffs surrounding the huge pits of empty magma chambers. The path takes you through a forest of endemic Scalesia trees, where you will be on the lookout for the elusive short-eared owl. The trees are covered with ferns and epiphytes and lend the forest a quiet, eerie feel.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

This morning, you’ll head back to sea in kayaks to explore the unique landscape of Punta Estrada and Divine Bay. As you paddle through channels beneath towering lava walls, you can see rays and white-tipped reef sharks below in the serene, clear water. You can paddle right up to the fearless blue-footed boobies, lava gulls, herons, sally lightfoot crabs and marine iguanas perched along the cliffs.

After lunch, you’ll take a short hike through a distinctive dry forest to Tortuga Bay. Along the hike, you will find many interesting birds and plants. You emerge from the forest onto Tortuga Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, with soft, fine sand and pristine turquoise waters, perfect for a relaxing afternoon.

As evening comes, you’ll return to your waterfront hotel to celebrate a wonderful trip and celebrate your last evening in the Galapagos. If time permits you’ll stop for a visit at the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn from local scientists about the ongoing conservation efforts on these enchanted islands. The Research Station rears endemic plants, land iguanas, and giant tortoises for educational, scientific, and conservation purposes. Here, you can learn more about the diverse evolutionary paths and characteristics of the animals and plants that we just met.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

After a final breakfast in your hotel you'll be collected by a Lost World Adventures driver for the transfer to Baltra airport and your onward connection.

More time? You can extend your trip to mainland Ecuador, or even make the short connection to Peru! Contact a Lost World Adventures travel advisor who will be happy to customise this itinerary.

Includes: breakfast

What people are saying

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Lisa L
01/02/2018

Thank you Lost World Adventures for being so patient and putting so much time and effort into creating a trip for us...You have gone above and beyond to accommodate us and hopefully we will do this trip (or another one) in the future. I am so glad that we connected and we will hopefully be in touch in the future!

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Alan G
01/10/2016

The trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos was spectacular. The trip to the Galapagos went extremely well. The service in Quito and aboard the Eclipse was exceptional. The care and service on the boat were exemplary. Lost World Adventures was very attentive and professional in all communications. Your attention and consideration are appreciated.

Galapagos multi-sport adventure

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Six nights in premium class hotels, carefully selected for comfort and service.

Included Guided excursions

All biking, hiking, snorkelling and kayaking excursions accompanied with an expert, bilingual Galapagos naturalist guide. All necessary equipment and safety gear provided.

Included All meals

All hotel breakfasts and dinners, and all boxed lunches.

Included Ground transfers

All sea and land transportation throughout the journey, plus all hotel/airport transfers.

Included International flights

Galapagos internal flights are included.

Not included International flights

Flights to and from the Galapagos from the mainland are not included but can be arranged on request.

Days

7

From only

$4,195 pp

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