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Andes Amazon and Galapagos Premium Multisport Adventure 10 Days

Contact us for Andes Amazon and Galapagos Premium Multisport Adventure 10 Days
Days: 10
Effort: Moderate


Activities: Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting, Hiking, Ocean Kayaking, Horseback Riding, BeachExploration, Indigenous Encounters, Wildlife Seeking

Andes Amazon and Galapagos Premium Multisport Adventure 10 Days

The ultimate Ecuador nature and adventure tour explores the very best of the Andes Mountains, Amazon Jungle & Galapagos Islands! Discover a land of extraordinary diversity, friendly wildlife and ancient cultures. No other country can offer so much diversity and amazement in such a small place; nor so much quality rafting, biking, kayaking and trekking.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore a historical Andean hacienda as a Chagra cowboy
  • Zipline across a stunning cloud forest canyon
  • Mountain bike on the world´s highest active volcano
  • Raft Ecuador´s best one-day river run (class III+)
  • Discover the spiritual world of the Kichwa Indians
  • Immerse in mineral-rich curative hot springs
  • Learn the ancient significance of Latitude zero
  • Sea kayak with sea lions and marine turtles
  • Snorkel with  Galapagos sharks, rays, and thousands of tropical fish
  • Get up close and personal with the friendliest wildlife on earth
  • Relax on picture-perfect white sand beaches
  • Highly rated, knowledgeable and friendly guides
  • Stay in fine eco hotels, historic haciendas, and wilderness lodges

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: Hike in the Pasochoa Wildlife Reserve and Horseback Riding in Cotopaxi National Park

DAY 2: Mountain Biking at Cotopaxi Volcano & Explore Baños

DAY 3: Patate Mountain Biking & Rain Forest Hike

DAY 4: Jungle Rafting & Papallacta Hotsprings

DAY 5: Continental Divide Hike & Otavalo Indian Market

DAY 6: Galapagos Transfer & Hike in San Cristobal Island

DAY 7: Sea Kayak & Snorkel on the Northern Coast

DAY 8: Mountain Bike & Kayak on Isabela Island

DAY 9: Volcano Discovery Hike in the Isabela Highlands

DAY 10: Isabela – Baltra and Return to Quito

14INCLUDED: Accommodations in first class and ocean front hotels; all meals (B-breakfast, L-lunch, and D-dinner) as indicated; all adventure and protective equipment including Deore mountain bikes, expedition kayaks, rafting equipment, gloves, helmets, water bottles, and dry bags; professional English-speaking guide; professional Galapagos naturalist guide; land, sea, and inter-island air and boat transportation.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Galapagos (subject to change); Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (subject to change); other Migration Control Card, Park Entrance Fees; hotel & restaurant beverages, guide tips, or other gratuities.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TRAVEL TIME: 1 to 3 hours per day

PADDLE, HIKING, OR ACTIVITY DURATION: 2-4 hours each day

SEASON: All year

ALTITUDE: Sea Level to 14,000 feet (0 to 4,200 meters)

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE – ANDES: DAY 46-75ºF / 8-24ºC, NIGHT 41-53ºF / 5-12ºC

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE – CLOUDFOREST: DAY 60-86ºF / 16-30ºC, NIGHT 60-68ºF / 16-20ºC

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE – AMAZON: DAY 68-95ºF / 20-35ºC, NIGHT 64-71ºF / 18-22ºC

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE – GALAPAGOS: 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.

GALAPAGOS WATER TEMPERATURE: The waters in the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm & cold water, ranging between 65ºF and 80ºF / 18ºC and 25ºC.

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO PACK: Water sandals, rain jacket, flashlight, water bottle, non-cotton trekking gear, sun block, mosquito repellent.