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Active Galapagos

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Cost/day $249
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Active Galapagos - Intrepid Travel
Active Galapagos - Intrepid Travel
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31 reviews
Starts
Quito
+4 Destinations
Pacific
Ends
Quito
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Highlights

  • Go snorkelling with sea lions
  • Relax on black sand beaches
  • Visit a giant tortoise breeding centre
  • Spot flamingos, penguins and more
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Adventure, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Quito! With the adventure 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.

31 Reviews

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Good
33%
Average
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  • AF
    Written on November 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just the best tour I ever undertook

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  • JG
    Written on January 25, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Intrepid seems like a pretty good company. They emphasize a low impact, high quality experience that enables the traveler to experience the local culture and people.

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  • HH
    Written on September 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We just finished a 7-day Galapagos Intrepid Active Tour aboard the motor yacht Daphne. Excellent overall experience. Yacht has 8 cabins, handles 16 passengers. Crew of 6: Captain, First Mate, chef, cabin boy and server, engineer, and deck hand. All went... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Harvey, thank you very much for your review - both the positive words and the constructive feedback. Hearing from our passengers is invaluable as it helps us to know where we’re meeting (and hopefully exceeding!) expectations; we always share comments like these with our entire global team and they are very much appreciated. We’re delighted that you had a great time with us, and we hope to see you on another trip with us in future … now that you’ve ticked Galapagos off the bucket list, where’s next? :) Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 4
    Written on August 4, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    The place is outstanding but our guide was the worst guide I've ever had and spoiled it a bit. He treated everyone like schoolchildren and ves very arrogant. I wouldn't recommend this tour just incasevyou get him as the guide

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  • AS
    Written on May 15, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    To Whom It May Concern: My husband recently purchased the day-10 Active Galapagos tour with Intrepid. Having conducted research in advance on similar trips, the cost of these excursions was heavily influenced by stay amenities, as well as by the... Read more

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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 6
    Written on March 29, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Footnote: I did find that this tour was lacking a well trained guide who needs more organizational skills and training, and at the end we found out that this was his 2nd tour which explained a lot.

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Venetia, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We were disappointed to read that you felt your guide was under qualified on your tour. Venetia, we would love an opportunity to more fully understand your experience as feedback from our passengers is essential towards improving all that we do. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 7
    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... Read more

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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... Read more

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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 9
    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 10
    Written on December 9, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

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

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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).

    • 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."

    • 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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    About the countries

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    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 space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 January 2019 the full payment of $2,492 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2492 for Active Galapagos, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    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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