Galapagos Islands Adventure Tours

   
 

Galapagos Islands Adventure Tours

BY ROW - LEWIS & CLARK CANOE TOURS
www.ROWadventures.com

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2 months ago

DURATION

10 Days

SEASON

Year Round

RATES

USD 4,399.00 per person

EXPIRES

Dec 31, 2017
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ROW's Galapagos Islands Adventure Tour, "Galapagos Unbound," is a unique land-based program that includes a wide variety of activities. It is the only Galapagos Islands vacation that includes two nights camping on the islands. It provides a holistic view of the Galapagos Ecosystems including the human element that is very much a part of the landscape. The trip includes sea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and amazing wildlife viewing.

Because we stay in small, local hotels, eat most meals at local restaurants, use local transport and services and buy all our supplies on the Islands, this trip represents the best in responsible, sustainable tourism to the Galapagos.

The Galapagos Islands are one of a few places on earth that allow for such intimate contact with a dazzling array of wildlife. Most Galapagos Islands tours are cruise-based and carry between 20-100 people.

ROW’s journey, the only one of its kind, allows a small 12-14 person group to visit sites that are not on the main tourist routes. And our multisport trip travels in an environmentally-friendly manner–by your own power. You'll leave the crowds of visitors and well-worn paths behind to enjoy the peace of walking, snorkeling and paddling your way through this island paradise.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Rates from $4399.00 per person. Rates are subject to change, please click the above link to visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

ITINERARY

Day 1:
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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Depart home, arrive Quito, UNESCO World Heritage city, capital of Ecuador. Most flights arrive in the evening and a representative will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2:
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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With an expert guide, enjoy a guided walking tour of Quito’s Colonial City Center followed by a taste of local cuisine at a traditional restaurant. After a free afternoon to explore further or to do some last minute shopping join your trip leader for a group orientation meeting.

Day 3:
San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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Along with your ROW Adventures Guide, take a morning flight from Quito to San Cristobal, the first of the Galapagos Islands on our trip.

This is also our first chance to get in the kayaks and meet some local wildlife. Next we take a catamaran to our beach camp to settle in and enjoy watching Sea Lions, Blue Footed Boobies and more as the sun sets.

Day 4:
Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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After breakfast we head for Cerro Brujo, Kicker Rock and finally Isla Lobos, this is an amazing day of snorkeling when we see Galapagos and White Tipped Reef Shark, Eagle Rays and swim with the ever playful Sea Lions. After lunch we take a kayak trip before returning to relax on the beach and enjoy our last night of camping.

Day 5:
Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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This morning we take an early morning walk before heading to the airport to fly to the Island of Isabela and check into our beachfront hotel.

After lunch we spend the afternoon visiting the Tortoise Breeding Center and the marshlands where the mangroves are home to many migratory birds and beautiful Pink Flamingos. Enjoy a stroll along the spectacular white sandy beach before dinner.

Day 6:
Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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Today we see a very different view of the Galapagos when we drive to the highlands and begin our hike of Isabela’s Sierra Negra. This active volcano last erupted in 2005 and has the second largest caldera in the world with a diameter of approximately six and a half miles.

The hike can vary from 8-14 miles and includes viewing the spectacular caldera and incredible lava formations. After the hike enjoy some time on the beach or in town relaxing.

Day 7:
Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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In the morning, we will visit Estuary Beach where the fresh water artesian springs flow into the sea providing a perfect opportunity to swim among the mangroves. After this we head to Campo Duro half way up the slopes of Sierra Negra where we meet the Giant Galapagos Tortoise. Some of them are over 120 years old.

After lunch in the beautiful organic gardens we head to Tintoreras, a unique volcanic island, home to young marine iguanas and white tipped reef sharks.

Day 8:
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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After an early breakfast we take a two and a half hour boat ride to Santa Cruz Island and check into our waterfront hotel. When we arrive in Puerto Ayora we will immediately set out on a spectacular wildlife tour.

A short boat ride, 8 nautical miles northwest of here we land on a sandy beach and take a short hike to view the lounging Sea Lions and the unique Galapagos Marine Iguanas basking in the sun on the lava rocks or the Succulent Sesubium Plant (commonly known as carpet weed).

Finally today we take a trip to Tortuga Bay and kayak along the west side of the beach hopefully seeing the sea turtles that give the bay its name!

Day 9:
Santa Fe Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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A short 1 hour boat trip takes us to the island of Santa Fe, home of one of the most beautiful coves in all of the Galapagos. Feral Goats were eradicated from Santa Fe in 1971 and a number of endemic species have thrived since then including the Galapagos Wawk, Galapagos Snake, Rice Rats, numerous Finches and the Galapagos Mocking Bird.

We take the opportunity to snorkel here and are often joined by the playful Sea Lion Pups. The fluorescent fish make for great snorkeling as do the submerged rocks where the Sea Turtles and Manta Rays hang out.

Day 10-11:
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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Our last day on the Islands takes us to the Galapagos Highlands to visit again with perhaps the islands’ most famous resident; the Giant Galapagos Tortoise.

Weighing up to 500 pounds these gentle giants are scattered all over the Islands. In the afternoon we take our flight back to Quito for overnight and a final dinner with the group.


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