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Active Galapagos - Intrepid Travel
Active Galapagos - Intrepid Travel
Starts
Quito
Destinations
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Ends
Quito
Age Range
15 to 70 year olds
Excellent
25 reviews
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Highlights

  • Go snorkelling with sea lions
  • Relax on black sand beaches
  • Visit a giant tortoise breeding centre
  • Spot flamingos, penguins & more
Start and end in Quito! With the hiking & trekking tour Active Galapagos, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 4 other destinations in Ecuador. Active Galapagos includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 1
    Written on March 29, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    I have visited Vietnam, Bolivia, Australia and Iceland with Intrepid and all were good tours.I was disappointed that this tour did not have more varied wildlife and I was not able to do a couple of activities like the volcano tour which I enquired about in advance as far as other options, and there was too much time spent snorkelling.The guide was not experienced and often left us too much "free time" which meant he got a break and we had to fend for ourselves.
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  • M
    Written on April 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best trip ever! In the Galapagos you will see giant tortoises wandering on volcanoes and sea lions swimming along side you. It was nice to do a land based trip where you stay on the islands instead of on the boat. We got to see how locals live. Te tour was well organized with lots of included activities but plenty of free time to explore on my own.
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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 3
    Written on December 28, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip. Constant activities, good hotels and excellent marine and land based animal viewing. Volcano hike very worthwhile to do the full 6 hours - If it's raining gum boots for the first hour.
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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 4
    Written on December 9, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • RG
    Written on December 3, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    The holiday was fantastic...guide was excellent and certainly made every effort to ensure we were well looked after and got to know each member of the group well and made the whole thing great fun....lots of energy
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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 6
    Written on October 19, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    The guide was fantastic and although some of the acomodation was basic it was adequate, and didn't go to the galapagos to sit in my room!! We didn't stop and the title active galapagos is very apt, all included meals are least two courses, more often three - even breakfast. Would recommend!!!
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  • A
    Written on December 19, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Rebecca was to contact me before departure to confirm political unrest btwn military and police in Quito had been resolved as a travel warning had been posted. She did not.

  • A
    Written on November 1, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip. Thoroughly recommended

  • A
    Written on September 25, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip to see majority of the animals without spending huge amounts of time on a boat

  • A
    Written on July 23, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A small group of 10. We had a great time.

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Quito
  • Day 2: Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos
  • Day 3: Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos
  • Day 4: Isla Floreana/Isla Isabela, Galapagos
  • Day 5: Isla Isabela, Galapagos
  • Day 6: Isla Isabela, Galapagos
  • Day 7: Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos
  • Day 8: Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos
  • Day 9: Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos/ Quito
  • Day 10: Quito
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    • August 28, 2016

      When are the seas at their calmest in the Galapagos?

      During the warmer season, which runs from January through May, the seas tend to be calmer and warmer during these months. The average temperatures during this season are around 30°C (86°F).

    • August 1, 2016

      What is the lodging like?

      Where we stay ensures we keep our travellers firmly entrenched in a region’s people and culture, and provides them with unique local experiences that benefits the community too. In most locations we stay in simple tourist-class hotels ( 2-3 stars), plus on many trips you'll also get to experience a night with a local family on a homestay or something a little different like a Bedouin camp in the Sahara."

    • August 1, 2016

      When are the seas the calmest?

      In relation to your question regarding the seas, the warm season runs from January to May with an average temperature of 30°C (86°F). The seas are also calmer and warmer during these months.

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      Typhoid
      Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Tuberculosis
      Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Rabies
      Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      Yellow fever
      Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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      Location
      Start and end in Quito.
      Hold my seat
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      Deposit
      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 July 2017 the full payment of $2,528 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2528 for Active Galapagos, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 2,853 km.
      • Quito (Ecuador)
      • 1,219 km
      • Isla San Cristobal (Ecuador)
      • 127 km
      • Floreana (Ecuador)
      • 95 km
      • Isla Isabela (Ecuador)
      • 88 km
      • Isla Santa Cruz (Ecuador)
      • 1,323 km
      • Quito (Ecuador)

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