WHY THIS TRIP
Kayak, snorkel, hike, and bike your way through the four inhabited islands of the Galapagos, getting up close and personal with the incredible wildlife, learning about the natural history from your expert guide, experiences the local way of life. This trip includes a day in Quito on either end and roundtrip Galapagos flights, so everything you need for your Galapagos Islands adventure is set to go!
Immerse yourself in the wildlife, culture and unique ecosystem the Galapagos has to offer as you hike, bike, kayak, and snorkel your way across the archipelago. You’ll spend the week snorkeling with curious sea lions, grazing sea turtles, majestic rays, and an abundance of tropical fish while visiting each of the 4 inhabited islands: San Cristobal, Floreana, Isabela, & Santa Cruz.
You’ll start with a downhill bike ride through the San Cristobal Highlands learning about the vegetation before taking to the water for a first snorkel at the amazing Kicker Rock. You’ll hike up an active volcano to one of the biggest calderas in the world on Isabela Island, take a coastal kayak in Isabela’s beautiful bay, and dine on a black sand beach in the mysterious Floreana Island. Blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds populate each island and up close encounters are common so have your camera ready!
Each island has historical and educational sites you’ll visit along the way to learn about the human history and the many programs in place to maintain this delicate environment through research, education and sustainable tourism. You’ll be staying in quaint hotels and dining in local restaurants that get you off the beaten path and into the amazing culture. No trip would be complete without an opportunity to observe giant tortoises in their natural habitat which we do just before strolling through an ancient lava tunnel.
Experience Galapagos amidst the animals, the locals, and the landscapes in this unforgettable 10 day adventure.
LOCAL TRIP OPERATOR: GALAKIWI
Galakiwi understands that visiting the Galapagos Islands is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most and they continually strive to make their trips a truly unforgettable experience. They offer trips that are not only fun, intriguing and challenging but also educational and intellectually stimulating. You will learn about the cultural and environmental uniqueness of the islands and understand what makes them more delicate than any other place on our planet. Galakiwi’s aim is to provide the highest standards of operational safety, program quality and service reliability possible. Their knowledge, experience, and commitment ensure that you will have an unforgettable experience from start to finish.
Becky Tuuk –
Trip of a lifetime! This trip was fantastic! There was a great variety of activities that allowed us to see MANY animals on 4 different islands. While snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and biking kept us active, our very knowledgeable guide filled our heads full of interesting information while at the same time making sure we had everything we needed. Nights in waterfront hotels provided relaxation, and heaping plates of delicious food kept our stomachs full. Add all these together and you have the trip of a lifetime!