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7-Day Galapagos Bike And Sup

Discover the enchanted Galapagos Islands through this island-hopping tour! The islands offer endless opportunities to explore a unique abundance of wildlife in a setting unlike any other on earth. The Galapagos form a natural sanctuary that preserves species, allowing them to evolve since countless millennia. This is one of the few places on earth that allows such intimate contact with so much wildlife. The tour also provides many benefits to local communities and is socially and environmentally responsible. Be part of an educational and inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most fiercely protected marine wilderness areas in the world!

per adult from

$2,355

AUD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Santa Cruz, Snorkeling in Santa Cruz, Snorkeling in Kicker rock, SUP in San Cristobal, biking to Garrapateros Beach.
    • Accommodation based in double occupancy: First Class hotel in Quito, 4-star hotels in Galapagos
    • Transportation: Airport transfers (for domestic flights), sea transportation Santa Cruz – San Cristobal, comfortable land transportation
    • Gear: Snorkeling mask and fins, life vest, SUP gear, Trek bikes Marlin 7 with rock shock suspension and hydraulic brakes, bontrager helmets.
    • Trip Leader: Certified AJ expert English-speaking Adventure Trip Leader and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Entry/Admission - Kicker Rock
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip
    • My Own Room supplement
    • Airport transfer (international flights)
    • Travel insurance (mandatory)
    • Meals not described in the itinerary
    • INGALA transit card Fee
    • Galapagos National Park Fee
    • Snorkeling gear (mask and fins) for optional activities: $ 8 USD per day per person
    • Wetsuit for rent: $ 10 USD
    • Tips for guides and drivers

  • Day 1: Arrival in Quito City

    Stop At: Adventure Journeys, Quito Ecuador
    Welcome to Quito! The largest, best-preserved colonial city of America - declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano. Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area. ADVENTURE JOURNEYS can help you to organize a day trip (please request in advance). In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel’s lobby for a welcome briefing at 18:00 hours. At this time we will discuss the details and questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an acclimation and information day.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Swissôtel Quito or similar

    Day 2: Biking in Santa Cruz Island

    Stop At: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
    Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the island of Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to Santa Cruz a nearby island, crossing the narrow Itabaca channel by ferry. From here we will continue by car to our first stop in the highlands of Santa Cruz. The highlands are home to the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises. Here you will visit a private ranch where you will enjoy lunch before heading out for a walk in search of the giant tortoises. During this visit, you will also visit some lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies. Afterward, we will continue on bikes to the other side of the island to Garrapateros beach, in route, we will stop at the Trapiche to learn about the process of making sugarcane liquor.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: La Casa de Judy or similar

    Day 3: Bay Tour and Snorkeling

    Stop At: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
    Today after breakfast you will enjoy a half-day tour of Academy Bay. Be sure to pack everything you need for this trip. Optional snorkel equipment will be provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to use it. During the tour, you will take a boat to Academy Bay where you can swim and snorkel with all kinds of exotic fish and marine life, as well as the famous sea lions; they are very curious animals and like to approach swimming next to you underwater. Here you can also see the sought after blue-footed boobies. Afterward, climb to a nearby viewpoint, and if you are lucky, you can see white-tipped reef sharks swimming in the ocean below. Afterward, take a walk along the Playa de Los Perros, where many sea iguanas are found basking in the sun. The enormous cacti, the deep, red color of the rocks and the turquoise, sparkling ocean make for great photo opportunities.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: La Casa de Judy or similar

    Day 4: Stand Up and Paddle

    Stop At: San Cristobal, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
    This morning, after breakfast, we will take a boat to San Cristobal Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago, this ride will take about 2 hours. Along the way, be on the lookout for dolphins and other marine life. Lunch will be on your own, and in the afternoon you will meet your guides to embark on Stand Up and Paddle in these waters. While exploring the bay of this charming island we will be searching for wildlife such as sea lions, rays, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies and other beautiful species from the Galapagos, there will also be chances for swimming and snorkeling.

    SUP time: 2 hours
    What to wear today: shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, sandals or tennis shoes, bathing suit, hat or baseball cap, sun cream, mosquito repellent, buff.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Blue Marlin or similar

    Day 5: Snorkel at Kicker Rock

    Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
    In the morning, we will take a boat to Kicker Rock, located off the coast of San Cristóbal, also known as the Sleeping Lion (Leon Dormido) because of some resemblance. This is the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, two vertical rocks rising 500 ft (153 m) above the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. This Galapagos Island’s natural monument has become a spectacular sight due to the many tropicbirds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the sky in this area. Beneath the sea, the crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful fish, such as rainbow fish and sharks, like the hammerhead and white tip. After lunch, we will spend some time on the beach and travel back to the hotel.

    Boat ride to the Kicker Rock time: 1 hour each way
    Snorkeling time: 2 times of 1 hour each
    What to wear today: shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, sandals or tennis shoes, bathing suit, hat or baseball cap, sun cream, mosquito repellent, buff.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Blue Marlin or similar

    Day 6: Free morning - Flight back to Quito

    Stop At: San Cristobal, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
    Enjoy some more free time this morning before going to the airport of San Cristóbal and taking a flight back to Quito.

    What to wear today: Pants, t-shirt, fleece top, tennis shoes, hat.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Swissôtel Quito or similar

    Day 7: Departure Day - End of Services

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    International departures, end of services. Take with you memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a “Buen Viaje”!
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Swissôtel Quito, Avenue 12 De Octubre 1820, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described; however, due to our travel style, on occasions it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. Weather conditions and unpredictable local circumstances may lead us to make alterations to the route and/or travel times. Hotels and flight schedules might change according to availability. Any mention to specific wildlife in the itinerary or trip details is not a guarantee that it will be seen during the trip.
    • 1 hour for airport transfers both in Ecuador and The Galapagos
    • All year
    • Pichincha and Galápagos.
    • Quito the Capital of Ecuador, and The Galapagos National Park
    • Quito: 2.810 m (9.186 ft.
    • Galapagos: sea level
    • Day 15-34ºC / 59-93ºF - Night 12-17ºC / 53-62ºF.
    • Easy.- All activities are very easy, both on the water and on land, in case you do not feel very comfortable with the water, ask your guide to provide you a life jacket or a floater to make your snorkeling experience more pleasant. For the bike tour is mostly on roads of dirt and asphalt, and there is always a car support.
    • NOTE.- For specific details of activities please view the Full Itinerary.
    • All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are travelling solo, you will be matched with another participant of your same sex. If you prefer to have a single room, please contact AJ prior to your departure to arrange your accommodation at an extra cost, it is very important to notice that the hotels listed on the Itinerary description may change according to availability so we do not guarantee you stay there, but we will make sure you will stay in a similar one of the same category.
    • Travelling with Adventure Journeys you will have the possibility to experience and taste local food and snacks. Your guide will help you identify typical food and suggest the best places to enjoy it. Some meals are not included in order to give you some flexibility about where, what and with whom to eat. You have the option to share these meals with the group, however there is no obligation to do this. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform AJ prior to your departure.
    • Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten Free people are very welcome in our trip, our guides are always ready to coordinate with chefs and restaurants fantastic meals for them, as Ecuador is very well known for its great diversity of gastronomy.
    • All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed from the Tourism University to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders, they all have approved several extra training courses for kayaking, rafting, biking and horse riding, besides this they all are Ecuadorian and have an amazing personality.
    • In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service and make sure we practice sustainable tourism involving local indigenous people in our operation.
    • Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands, and learn about the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both local people cultural identity and the environment. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage and we prefer to work with local suppliers. Your visit will encourage the local communities to support responsible eco-tourism as a sustainable alternative for their living.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Adventure Journeys

Activity ID: V-59685P9

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