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Ecuador & Galapagos Quest 10 Days

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2016

  • October, 20-29
  • November, 12-21
  • December, 03-12
Contact us for Ecuador & Galapagos Quest 10 Days
Days: 10
From: $ 3500
Effort: Moderate


Activities: Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting, Hiking, Ocean Kayaking, Snorkeling, Beach Exploration, Indigenous Encounters and Wildlife Seeking.

Ecuador & Galapagos Quest 10 Days

Discover astonishing diversity of flora and fauna, landscapes and Andean towns. Experience the thrill of nature cycling down the highest active volcano on the planet, raft the warm waters of a lush jungle river, sea kayak and snorkel with sea turtles, sea lions, and Galapagos sharks.

Be part of this adventure ride that includes rafting, biking, kayaking and trekking. Certified naturalist and adventure guides will lead your journey with the highest quality adventure gear.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore a whole country in just 10 days.
  • Adrenaline-charged jungle rafting down one of Ecuador´s best one-day river run (class III-III+).
  • Immerse in Andean hot springs for incredible relaxation.
  • Learn the secrets of textile weaving from Otavalo Indians.
  • Galapagos Kayak and Snorkel with turtles, rays, sea lions, marine iguanas, and other amazing sea creatures.
  • Walk among Giant Galapagos Tortoises in their natural habitat.
  • Relax on stunning beaches among sea lions and marine iguanas.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Quito – Cuicocha Lake Trek – Otavalo Market

DAY 2: Papallacta Hot Springs Trek – Rain Forest

DAY 3: Jungle Rafting on the Jatunyacu River

DAY 4: Baños and Waterfall Exploration

DAY 5: Hike at Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge

DAY 6: Fly to Galapagos – Hike And Snorkel at San Cristobal Island

DAY 7: Sea Kayak and Snorkel the Coast

DAY 8: Mountain Bike the Coastline And Explore Tintoreras in Isabela Island

DAY 9: Volcano Hiking in Isabela´s Highlands

DAY 10: Flight to Baltra & Return to Quito

Optional 2 Day Extension at Santa Cruz Island

DAY 10: Hike with Giant Tortoises; Explore Los Gemelos and Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

DAY 11: Sea Kayak in Punta Estrada and Hike to Tortuga Bay – Santa Cruz

DAY 12: Transfer to Baltra and return Flight

Lodging: Tourist superior hotels.

INCLUDED: Accommodations in tourist superior hotels; meals as described; all adventure and protective equipment (including front-suspended 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 transportation.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Galapagos; INGALA Transit Card, Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee; hotel and restaurant beverages, tips, gratuities and personal expenses.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TRAVEL TIME: 1 to 5 hours per day

PADDLE, HIKING, OR ACTIVITY DURATION: 2-4 hours per activity

SEASON: All year

ALTITUDE: 1,500 to 15,500 feet (500 to 4,800 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 85ºF / 18ºC and 30ºC

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO PACK: Water sandals, walking shoes, rain jacket, water bottle, non-cotton trekking gear, bathing suit, sun block, hat, and mosquito repellent.