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Active Galapagos - Intrepid Travel
Active Galapagos - Intrepid Travel
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27 reviews
Starts
Quito
+4 Destinations
Galapagos Islands
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 & 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
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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  • 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 out of their way to be attentive, helpful, and personable. Food was excellent and varied, help was abundant, from getting on and off the zodiacs to putting on and taking off wet suits. Boat was spotlessly clean, and cabin was made up twice daily. Itinerary and activities were excellent and varied, and definitely active. Tour guide, Jacinto, was excellent. Downsides: Hotel in Quito for use night before and night after the tour was crummy: old, very tiny room (#4), small double bed, not heat or air, small bathroom, only one working electrical outlet. We were supposed to have a "box breakfast" provided, b/c we had to leave for the airport at 4:30 AM. It turned out to a plastic bag with two cold pieces of bread, a piece each of cheese and ham, and a small container of yogurt. You also have to pay extra for wet suits: $20 for half week, $40 for full week. I had previously called Intrepid in Australia to enquire about wet suits and cost, and I was told that they were provided for no extra cost. We skipped our final hotel night and booked in a very decent hotel 5 minutes from the original one. Finally, Quito-based Intrepid woman responsible for our pre-trip "briefing", gave us quite a bit of misinformation. Would rate this experience as 4-star out of 5
    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 2
    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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  • Active Galapagos reviewer 3
    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 5
    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 6
    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 8
    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

Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Quito
  • Day 2: Isla San Cristobal
  • Day 3: Isla San Cristobal
  • 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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  • Meals

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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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      Vaccinations

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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.
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      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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      Start and end in Quito.
      Hold my space
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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 17 December 2017 the full payment of $2,844 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 $2844 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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