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7-Day The Best of Galapagos Adventure provided by Adventure Journeys

7-Day The Best of Galapagos Adventure

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover the enchanted Galapagos Islands through this island-hopping tour! The islands offer endless opportunities to witness a unique abundance of wildlife in a setting unlike any other on the planet. Due to it’s isolation, the Galapagos formed a natural sanctuary that preserves species, allowing them to evolve over countless millennia. This is one of the few places on earth that allows such close and intimate contact with the 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’ in the world! "Unique Experiences" Snorkel through lava formations with sea turtles, penguins, sea horses, sea lions and sharks at Lava Tunnels Hike to the top of Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela Island and admire the surrounding moon-like landscapes
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8 stops
Day 1
Arrival Day - Quito
Day 2
Galapagos - Isabela Island
Day 3
Galapagos - Isabela Island/...
Day 4
Galapagos - Isabela Island/ Hike...
Day 5
Galapagos - Santa Cruz Island/...
Day 6
Flight back to Quito
Day 7
Quito - Departure
Important Information
Departure Point
Swissôtel Quito, Avenue 12 De Octubre 1820, Quito 170143, Ecuador
7 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Airport shuttles (Domestic flights)
  • Accommodation based in double occupancy
  • Activities
  • Gear: snorkeling mask and fins, life vest
  • Certified expert English-speaking Adventure Naturalist local guides
  • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island
  • Entry/Admission - Los Tuneles
  • Entry/Admission - Sierra Negra
  • Entry/Admission - Las Tintoreras
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
  • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip
  • Single Supplement
  • International flights
  • Airport transfer (international flights)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • INGALA transit card Fee
  • Galapagos National Park Fee
  • USD$10 pier-use fee at Puerto Villamil
  • Wetsuit for rent: USD $10
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • Flight time: 2h 45 min each way from Quito to Galapagos. Regular size aircraft. About 140 passengers
  • Speed Boat time: 2 hours each way from Isabela to Santa Cruz
  • 45 minutes each way - Lava Tunnels
  • 15 minutes each way - Tintoreras
  • Driving time: 45 minutes Airport transfers in Quito
  • 45 minutes Airport transfers in Galapagos
  • 45 minutes each way in Sierra Negra
  • Snorkeling time: Tintoreras: 1 hour.
  • Lava Tunnels: 2 times of 1 hour each.
  • Hiking Time: Sierra Negra: 30 minutes easy uphill; 1 and a half hours on flat terrain; 30 minutes downhill; 2 hours same way back
  • Temperature: December to May: 80ºF to 90ºF / 25ºC to 30ºC. June to September: 60ºF to 70ºF / 15ºC to 20ºC. October to December: 70ºF to 80ºF/ 15ºC to 25ºC
  • The water Temperature of the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm and cold water, ranging between 65ºF and 85ºF
  • Altitude in Galapagos: From sea level to 600m (1900ft)
  • Level of Activity: Moderate to Challenging the hiking in Sierra Negra is moderate but long and muddy during the wet season (from July to November); snorkeling is easy.
  • Food: 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.
  • Hotels: All prices are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling 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.
  • Guides: All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips. In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service. In the Galapagos Islands, minimum 4 participants for the AJ trip leader service are required.
  • Clients receive a conservationist interpretation of the ecology of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands with the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both Local People cultural identity and their environment. Your visit will encourage them to support responsible ecotourism. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage.
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Rebekah Staples wrote a review Jan. 5
3 contributions
We had an amazing time on this trip! Paul was our guide in Quito and he was AWESOME. Paul’s service was unmatched. Galapagos was amazing and I would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2021
Marie G wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution
I went on this trip in February 2020 with my partner and 3 friends. With the other folks who also came on the trip, the group total was 15. This was the first time I had ever been on a group tour, and I had a blast. Adventure Journeys had everything planned out and was great
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sheryl W wrote a review May 2019
Winston Salem, North Carolina3 contributions3 helpful votes
We traveled with Adventure Journeys on a 5 day trip to the Galapagos. We were a group of four with a dislike of tour group travel based upon previous experiences. Adventure Journeys made us love tour travel! Everyone we met with was extremely personable, knowledgeable,
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Zach Lord wrote a review Mar. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I went to the Galapagos on a family (all adults) trip in March of 2019. It was such a phenomenal trip. We all had the time of our lives and our guide Giovanni made everything go smoothly. The wildlife is unbelievable. It's a must!!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Cindy M wrote a review Aug. 2018
Winnipeg, Canada35 contributions10 helpful votes
This tour to the North, Central and South islands was life changing. We saw half of the islands and all the wild life!! The crew lead by captain Freddy and CEO guide Edwin definitely ensured a memorable and amazing experience. Swimming with the sea turtles and snorkeling with a
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Date of experience: August 2018
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Adventure Journeys
Kristen H
I am a solo female traveler in my mid-30's, love to hike and be outdoors, and was between two jobs in December 2020
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Amazing time in Ecuador
Just finished with an amazing multi sport tour with adventure journeys. The trip was planned from start to finish
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Ecuador Multisport Review
The tour was excellent and our guide, Paul, was extremely knowledgeable about every facet of Ecuador. It felt like
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Once in a lifetime trip with exceptional service
For our honeymoon, my wife and I wanted to go to the Galapagos. Since the trip was going to be right after our wed
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Ariana looked after our group in the Galapagos and Rodrigo looked after us on the mainland tour. I've got to say bo
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A little taste of everything
We arrived in Quito a few days prior to the tour start to help acclimate to the elevation and to see Carnivale. Boo
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Laguna Quilotoa with guide Alfonso and driver Santiago
Had a great day hiking down to the lake. Incredible views. Alfonso and Santiago made sure we were comfortable the w
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Incredible Trip! Highly Recommend!
Our trip with Adventure Journeys was absolutely incredible, and beyond what I had imagined. The views were stunning
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I never thought Ecuador can be this much beautiful. nature music culture and so many other things are amazing and u
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Incredible Experience - exceeded all expectations
We just completed the 8 day multi sport trip and it was by far one of our favorite vacations ever. This trip is a p
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Disappointing experience
10 day tour of Galapagos over Christmas / New Year. Definitely will not use this company again. Booked a year in ad
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Laura F
Highlight of our 10 day trip!
My family added this day tour out of Quito before our trip to the galapagos islands and it ended up being one of ou
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Laura F
Amazing Last Min Family Vacation for 7 Adults
Adventure Journeys was fabulous to work with. We decided to take this trip over Christmas time with 7 adults. With
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Fantastic Ecuador package, Superb tour guide
My friend and I just returned from an unforgettable trip in Ecuador. I can only say that this tour has exceeded our
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Best of Ecuadorian Andes
In November, I travelled to Ecuador with a group of friends. Adventure Journeys ran a stellar tour for us. Paul, ou
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Key Details
  • Quito, Isabela Island, and 7 more
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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