Ecuador (Galapagos)

Galapagos Multi Sport Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $7890

    Duration.

    9 days

    Activity Level

    Active

    Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
    Meals

    8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

    Leave the crowds, cruise ships, and well-worn paths behind and spend time with your family actively exploring the Galapagos Islands. Snorkel around mangroves teeming with marine life at Whale Bay, hike Sierra Negra Volcano and visit the Wall of Tears. Looking for something leisurely? The calm beaches at the bay of El Garrapatero await.

    See Giant Tortoises in the Wild

    Quite possibly the most famous inhabitant of the Galapagos, you’ll find the Giant Tortoise lumbering around protected fields looking for food to snack on.

    Hike and Snorkel on Santa Cruz Island

    Keep an eye out for blue-footed boobies, magnificent frigatebirds, sally lightfoot crabs, and albatrosses on land and snorkel with marine iguanas, sea lions, and fur seals in the water.

    Surf the Island’s Swells

    Jump onto a board and into the water for a surfing lesson in the calm, serene waters of the Galapagos Islands— the perfect place to learn.

    Explore Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands

    Spend your entire trip on these two islands to discover the fauna and flora in-depth, gaining a real understanding of the two largest islands in the Galapagos.

    Kayak in Academy Bay and Hike the Santa Cruz Highlands

    Kayak across Academy Bay in Puerto Ayora alongside sea lions and hike in the Highlands sharing trails with the giant tortoises.

     

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Quito


    Days 2-3

    San Cristobal Island

    Hike to Tijeretas

    After lunch, we’ll embark on a hike to Tijeretas, a scenic viewpoint showcasing the beautiful coastline. Keep your eyes open for frigatebirds as often a frigatebird nesting colony can be found here.

    Manglecito Beach Camping

    Located about one hour northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by catamaran boat, the campsite at Manglecito will be our home as we explore the nearby attractions of Kicker Rock and Isla Lobos (Sea Lion Island). Our attentive staff will greet us with refreshments and guide u to our cozy tents equipped with cots, mattresses, and lights. This is ideal for the family that enjoys camping and wants to get off the beaten path and discover the Galápagos in a different fashion.

    Kicker Rock Snorkeling

    Take a trip out to Kicker Rock, the remains of a volcanic lava cone eroded by seawater over thousands of years. We’ll snorkel between the steep vertical cliffs for an unforgettable experience!

    Free Afternoon at Campsite

    Returning in the afternoon, you’ll have the option to relax on the beach, indulge in leisurely walks, delve into a good book, or partake in kayaking and paddle boarding in the bay.


    Days 4-6

    Isabela Island

    Wetlands & Tortoise Breeding Center

    You will visit the Tortoise Breeding Center, an initiative of the National Park for the conservation of Isabela’s tortoises.

    Explore Puerto Villamil

    After lunch in a local restaurant, explore all Puerto Villamil has to offer. It boasts stunning white sanded beaches to watch the sunset from – a memory the whole family will cherish.

    Sierra Negra Volcano Hike

    You’ll hike to Isabela’s enormous Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the most active in the Galapagos Islands. Sierra Negra has the earth’s second-largest active volcanic caldera whose rim can be seen, and its imposing presence is a stunning reminder of the Galapagos Islands’ volcanic formation.

    Friends Across Borders (FAB)

    This is an opportunity for the whole family to get involved! American kids become acquainted with new Ecuadorian friends and learn some Spanish or play a rousing game of “futbol” (soccer). Ecuadorians have great rhythm so ask your “amigos” to teach you the tomato dance!

    Chocolate Tasting

    Get ready to taste the final product of thew best chocolate on Earth. Ecuador raises some of the best beans in the world, and your tour leader will share with you their knowledge about history and other intriguing facts about chocolate. During this tasting, you will try different types of this delicacy produced in different origins and will notice the difference among them.

    Surf Lessons

    Learn how to ride the waves on one of Isabela’s most beautiful beaches.


    Days 7-8

    Santa Cruz Island

    Giant Tortoise Sanctuary

    Drive to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island and stop at a private farm that conserves pristine, native, and endemic vegetation for the habitat of the giant Galapagos Tortoise

    Lava Tunnel

    To continue exploring the volcanic origins of the island, you’ll take a 10-minute drive to the entrance of an immense lava tunnel. The tunnel measures over 1,300 feet, and you can walk through the full length of it to the other side.

    Navigate the sea with a local fisherman

    See the Galápagos from the unique perspective of a local fisherman! First visit the sandy beaches of Bahia Ballena, an ocean inlet where Galapagos sea lions and marine iguanas bask on lava rocks. Depending on sea conditions and your interest in fishing, the crew can practice catch and release fishing from these rich waters.

    Whale Bay (Bahia Ballena) Snorkeling

    You’ll enjoy a unique snorkeling adventure near the beaches of Bahia Ballena. Swim around mangroves that provide food for king angel fish, damselfish, barberfish and surgeonfish.


    Day 9

    Depart

    Depart Santa Cruz for Quito

    In the morning, head back to Baltra for your flight back to mainland Ecuador. Once in Quito, connect with your international flight home.


  • Dates & Prices

    2025 Dates


    02/22-03/02

    Adult $7890
    Teen $7890
    Child $7690
    Internal Air $800

    03/22-03/30

    Adult $7890
    Teen $7890
    Child $7690
    Internal Air $800

    04/19-04/27

    Adult $7890
    Teen $7890
    Child $7690
    Internal Air $800

    06/28-07/06

    Adult $7890
    Teen $7890
    Child $7690
    Internal Air $800

    07/19-07/27

    Adult $7890
    Teen $7890
    Child $7690
    Internal Air $800

    08/09-08/17

    Adult $7890
    Teen $7890
    Child $7690
    Internal Air $800

    12/20-12/28

    Adult $8090
    Teen $8090
    Child $7890
    Internal Air $900

    Additional Info

    Small Group Supplement

    A supplement may apply to smaller groups. Please contact a Travel Consultant for more information.

    Single Supplement

    Single supplement starts at $1,800.

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Travel Insurance

    We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Guard – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.

    Price Includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water and snacks in the vehicle.

    Guaranteed departure. Small group surcharge may apply. Call us to discuss age recommendations for each destination. Prices are subject to change.

  • Hotels

    Wyndham Guayaquil

    The Wyndham Hotel in Guayaquil is located on Babahayo River and steps from Santa Ana Hill, its lighthouse and the Malecon 2000. The hotel has a fitness center, heated out door pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, a restaurant, lounge, digital safe and a satellite TV.

    Hotel La Casa de Marita

    Hotel La Casa de Marita is a family-run hotel on Isabela Island. Amenities include hair dryers, air conditioning, a restaurant, lounge, Wi-Fi (poor signal) and room service.

    Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

    The Angermeyer Waterfront Inn offers top-notch comfort and all the necessary amenities amid constant reminders that you’re still in the Galápagos Islands, one of the most unique places in the world. The inn was built using lava rocks and drift wood for that authentic Galápagos feel, and each spacious room is equipped with cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box, and a private bathroom. Located just a 2-minute water taxi ride from the bustling Puerto Ayora, the property has its own dock and a waterfront restaurant prime for observing sea lions, sea turtles, and marine iguanas. Amenities include laundry service, air conditioning, mini-bar/refrigerator, safety deposit boxes, Wi-Fi, and a bar and cafe. Note that Angermeyer Inn does not have connecting rooms and that hair dryers are available upon request at the reception desk.

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

  • Extend Your Trip

Starts at

$3590

Duration

8 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
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