The Best of Galapagos Adventure

Activities while on guided adventure tour in Galapagos Islands include scuba diving

The Best of Galapagos Adventure

Prices

From $1,950USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotel

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Highlights

Explore the Galapagos Islands on this multi-sport guided tour

Hike to the stunning Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the best viewpoints in the Galapagos Islands

Explore some of the most incredible wildlife on earth by snorkeling with sea turtles, rays, penguins and sea lions

Kayak to Tintoreras Islet and marvel at the turquoise, crystalline waters and wildlife that call it home.

Explore the amazing Ecuadorian culture, food, drink while you island hop and see different, local communities

Explore the captivating beauty of the Galapagos Islands through this amazing Galapagos travel experience! Join this Galapagos Islands Tour and explore this stunning natural landscape on foot, water and kayak. Island hop to find the best of the Galapagos Islands and some of the most unique species of Ecuador's Wildlife. The Galapagos Islands tour is socially responsible and helps to provide aid to the local communities in the area. Book this tour to explore one of the most protected ecosystems on the planet.

Join this tour in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, before flying to Galapagos Island. Take a speedboat to Isabela Island, where you explore one of the most stunning archipelagos on the Pacific coast. Look out for the dolphins and whales and snorkel through the labyrinths of lava tunnels! And that’s not all!

Then it’s on to one of the most active volcanoes in the region - Sierra Negra! Brush off the volcanic ashes from your hair and jump into a kayak to Tintoteras! Swim in the same waters as white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos Penguins, marine turtles, and sea lions. Then take the opportunity to discover the important preservation work at the Charles Darwin Station.

Don’t miss the opportunity of this wonderful Galapagos Islands guided tour that will provide you with an adventure of a lifetime! Book now.

The Best of Galapagos Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Meet in Quito

Meet your head guide and the group at 6PM.

Accommodation: Hotel in Quito

Meals
none

Day 2 Journey from Galapagos – Isabela Island

Accommodation: Hotel in Puerto Villamil

Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Snorkel at Lava Tunnels

Your guided tour of the Galapagos goes underwater today, with incredible snorkeling in underwater lava formations. Snorkel through this labyrinth of lava arches in pristine, clear water. You’ll get the chance to spot wildlife, such as sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, sharks, and more. If you’re lucky, you will see the curious Galapagos penguins playing around.

Accommodation: Cormorant House or similar

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Hike Sierra Negra – Kayak and Snorkel in Tintoreras

Drive from Puerto Villamil and hike into a young forest ecosystem. The goal of this 9.6km hike is the rim of Sierra Negra Crater - an active volcano that last erupted in June 2018. From the rim of Sierra Negra, enjoy outstanding views and explore the stunning massive, lava-filled crater. If we will have enough energy, we can continue our hike to Volcan Chico, which adds 6.5km of hiking.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puerto Villamil

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Charles Darwin Station

Our Galapagos travel adventure departs Isabela to head to Santa Cruz Island to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. During our island crossing, we will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October).

Accommodation: Hotel in Puerto Ayora

Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Flight back to Quito

Accommodation: Hotel in Quito

Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Quito - Departure

The trip ends, though many guests stay on to explore Quito and other amazing parts of Ecuador.
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Galapagos Guided Tour

Pricing for this guided Galapagos tour depends on the number of guests and whether you want a private tour for your group or to join a group tour. The prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room.

Prices for Private Guided Galapagos Tour:

  • Guided group of 2-3: $2,875USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $2,150USD per person
  • Guided groups of 6: $1,950USD per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: please enquire

Dates and Prices to Join a Group Tour:

Day Of WeekPrice Per Person *
MondayNot Available
TuesdayNot Available
WednesdayNot Available
ThursdayNot Available
FridayNot Available
SaturdayNot Available
Sunday
$1,950USD
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* Single Supplement may apply

Accommodation on The Best of Galapagos Adventure Tour

This tour provides 4-star Hotel accommodation which allows the travelers to comfortably rest and recharge in-between the adventures. While Adventure Journeys does the best to book the hotels listed, in some instances that won’t be possible.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $725USD to have a private room as a solo travelers. In some cases, there may be other solo travelers, and we can match you with participants of the same sex.

Wyndham Garden Quito

Located in the heart of bustling downtown, this hotel is a 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award winner.

Cormorant Beach House

Right in front of Puerto Villamil beach, Cormorant Beach House offers rooms with sea views. The town centre is 100 m away. Rooms at Cormorant Beach House boast panoramic views of the sea and the guests can enjoy splendid sunrises over the ocean and take a stroll along the beach as the sun sets.

Hotel Silberstein

A landscaped swimming pool lined with red tiles and a charming wooden bridge surrounded by colonial style balconies can be enjoyed. Wi-Fi is free and all rooms have garden views. At Hotel Silberstein guests are a 20-minute walk from German Beach. Massage sessions can be booked and guests can enjoy tropical cocktails in the bar overlooking the pool.

Wyndham Garden Quito

Located in the heart of bustling downtown, this hotel is a 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award winner.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What's included in The Best of Galapagos Adventure Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 0 dinners. Budget $180 USD for meals not included.

Guiding

Fully licensed, certified English-speaking adventure leader and local guides on all days.

Travel

Travel once in the Galapagos Islands is included. This includes comfortable land and sea transportation.

Also Included

  • Accommodation based on double occupancy: First Class hotel in Quito, 4-star hotels in Galapagos.
  • Activities: Snorkeling in the Lava Tunnels, Trekking to the top of Sierra Negra active volcano, snorkeling, and kayaking in Tintoreras, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, hiking in Santa Cruz highlands.
  • Gear: Snorkeling mask and fins, life vest

Not Included

  • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip (Estimated Budget $525USD)
  • International flights to Quito
  • Airport transfer in Quito
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Meals not described in the itinerary - estimated budget $180 USD
  • INGALA transit card: $20 USD per person, cash only (subject to change)
  • Galapagos National Park fee: $100 USD per person, cash only (subject to change)
  • $10 USD pier-use fee at Puerto Villamil
  • Optional Snorkeling gear (mask and fins) outside existing trips: $8 USD per day per person
  • Optional Wetsuit rental: $10 USD/day
  • Tips for guides and drivers - estimated budget $120 USD

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Quito - $125USD (per person)
  • Airport transfer - $75USD (one-way, per taxi, up to 2 persons)

Optional day tours from Quito

  • Quito City Tour + Equator Line - $75USD
  • Cotopaxi Volcano Day tour - $95USD
  • Quilotoa Crater Lake Day tour - $125USD
  • Mindo Cloud Forest Day tour - $95USD
  • Otavalo Market Day tour - $95USD
  • Papallacta Hotsprings Day tour - $95USD
  • Quito city biking tour - $75USD

Frequenty Asked Questions about The Best of Galapagos Adventure

How hard is this tour?

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. You must enjoy spending time in the water, as you will spend time on boats, kayaks and snorkeling.

Do I need a Visa?

Check with your local country about visa requirements for travel to Ecuador. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included?

6 breakfasts and 2 lunches are included; you will have to purchase the rest of the meals separately. Some of the meals are group meals and some you can go explore on your own.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. You can get travel insurance here.

How do I get to Quito to start this tour?

Make your way to Quito, Ecuador yourself. The transport to Quito, nor from the airport to the hotel is not included. You can book transfers to and from the airport during the booking process.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, there will be a certified English-speaking tour leader and guide.

Where does the tour end?

This Galapagos adventure tour ends in Quito. Many guests stay in Quito to explore this incredible city. There are also many other very good tours in Ecuador, such as mountain biking or hiking tours in the Volcanoes.

Can I rent gear?

The main snorkeling gear will be provided for the events, that are on the itinerary. You will be able to rent extra gear for other attractions and events on site.

Does this cover all the entry costs?

No, there are additional costs to some of the parks and attractions.

Does this cover the flight from Quito to the Galapagos?

No, this tour doesn’t cover air transit. Some guests opt to stay extra time in the Galapagos or journey on to another destination at the end of the tour, for that reason air transport from Quito to the Galapagos is not included. You can add air transport as an add-on during booking.

Adventure Journeys is a Quito-based boutique tour operator, creating tailor-made adventure experiences to connect their guests with all that Ecuador offers. They strive to personalize each trip to offer the most incredible experience possible with upscale delivery.

Run by locals with a love for their country, Adventure Journeys aims to highlight the beauty, environmental significance, and cultural diversity of Ecuador. They create each experience with the word “life” in mind, knowing that their adventures have the power to change their client’s lives, give them new perspectives, and add purpose to their journeys.

From the Ecuadorian mainland to the Galapagos Islands, Adventure Journeys has client happiness at the core of their mission.

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Prices

From $1,950USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotel

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

Rated 4.9 on Google Reviews
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What travellers say

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We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. You must enjoy spending time in the water, as you will spend time on boats, kayaks and snorkeling.

Local guide

Paul

Quito, Ecuador

Get in touch

+1 (587) 327-9828

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