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  • 8 days/7 nights
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Hike, kayak, snorkel and get up close to wildlife on a Galapagos adventure vacation.

  • Family Vacations
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Safari / Wildlife
  • Small Ship
  • Snorkeling / Swimming

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If you’re looking for a land-based Galápagos vacation, this is the one for you. Hike, snorkel, kayak, and sail three of the archipelago’s most exotic islands on this eight-day Galápagos adventure.

  • Ramble through 20-foot Lava Tunnels dripping with stalactites
  • Snorkel with white-tipped sharks, manta rays and colorful tropical fish
  • Swim with penguins and sea lions off a rocky shore
  • Hike into the highlands of Floreana to a natural spring that once attracted pirates, whalers and early settlers
  • Watch as a blue-footed booby dances in courtship
  • Come nose to nose with a 600-pound, 150-year-old tortoise
  • Play hide and seek with a doe-eyed sea lion pup off the nose of your kayak
  • Trek to the caldera of Sierra Negra – at four miles across, it is the second largest in the world
  • Top off the day with a plate of BBQ and warm Galapaguena hospitality before calling it a night in your beautiful island lodge
Cangrejo on the beach
Photo: Cangrejo on the beach

This trip exceeded my expectations on all levels.

Sarah Duffy Pontiac, IL

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8 days/7 nights

Guayaquil, Ecuador or Quito, Ecuador

Day 1: Quito/Guayaquil, Santa Cruz Island, Franklin Bay, Punta Estrada
Day 2: Sante Fe, Light of Day Cove, Floreana Island, Black Beach
Day 3: Floreana Island
Day 4: Floreana Island, Tortuga Island, Isabela Island
Day 5: Isabela Island, Sierra Negra/Volcan calderas
Day 6: Isabela Island, Los Tuneles
Day 7: Isabela Island, Muro de las Lagrimas, Cerro Orchilla, Humedales, Santa Cruz
Day 8: Santa Cruz, Guayaquil/Quito (departure)

Nights 1 & 7: Aventura Lodge

Built in 1995, the Aventura is designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Immerse yourself in the property’s lush mangrove ecosystem and soak up spectacular views of Puerto Ayora's bay.

Nights 2 & 3: Floreana Lodge

Located in Puerto Velasco Ibarra, Floreana Lodge abuts the ocean on a shelf of solidified black lava. Stroll five minutes to town, or three minutes to the "loberia," were you can observe sea lions in their natural environment.

Nights 4-6: Isabela Lodge

Separated from the ocean only by a broad, white-sand, palm-lined beach, this oceanfront Lodge has a beautiful wooden deck by the sea for all to enjoy as well as a rooftop terrace with never-ending ocean vistas.

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  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $3,649 / person

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The Galapagos Islands are a place of beauty and tranquility. There are many different vegetation zones, flora, and fauna. Each island is different and this trip introduces you to the unique beauty of each one!
  • 2. Kayak to Punta Estrada where you can snorkel with manta rays, colorful tropical fish, and white-tipped Galapagos Sharks.
  • 3. The Galapagos is also home to a lot of past volcanic activity. Hike Volcan Sierra Negra’s caldera, which happens to be the second largest in the world at four miles across! You’ll also get to walk along the rippled floors of lava tunnels where molten rock once flowed.

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