SUP GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR 2020

DATE: 2-11 June 2020
DURATION: 10 days / 9 nights

The Galapagos Islands are usually found at the very top of most people’s Bucket Lists. They are located in a region that's so remote, that the wildlife remains largely undisturbed by humankind.

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LOCATION OVERVIEW

Reading Charles Darwin’s works, it’s easy to see the enormous impression that the Galapagos left on the young naturalist. His brief visit in 1845 provided the young scientist with the proof he needed to back up his Theory of Evolution.

A trip to the Galapagos Islands is arguably the journey of a lifetime as the archipelago is located 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian mainland. Straddling the equator, there are 13 major islands in total; 5 of which are inhabited by humankind.

Despite - or perhaps because of - this isolation, an astounding variety of wildlife can be observed in their natural environment. It is this spectacle that has fascinated scientists since Darwin’s time, and continues to lure conservationists, photographers, divers and lovers of nature, who migrate here from every corner of the globe.

Snorkelling with sea lions

ITINERARY

DAY ONE
Arrive to Quito at any time and check into hotel. Meet at 6:30 pm for welcome dinner and briefing.

DAY TWO
Morning flight to San Cristobal. Check in to the hotel, then get kitted up for the first paddle in the bay. Afternoon visit to the Interpretation Center.

DAY THREE
SUP to stunning Tijeretas for a snorkel at Kicker Rock with all manner of marine life. After a picnic lunch, we continue our paddle along the coast to a spectacular beach.

DAY FOUR
We catch a boat to Floreana after breakfast to visit the Highlands and Pirate Caves. The day is closed with a Sunset SUP & sip session on the water.

DAY FIVE
We visit La Loberia in the morning and take a boat to Isabela. We then drop in to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center before returning for another wonderful paddle on the bay (most likely joined by sea lions)

DAY SIX
Today we hike Sierra Negra Volcano and the Volcan Chico Lava Fields; learning about the natural history as we stop to take in astounding views.

DAY SEVEN
One of the most highly regarded snorkel spots in the islands is Los Tuneles. Today, we take our time encountering the wildlife there and filling the memories of our cameras and minds. Afterwards, those who care to can head to a local surf spot to try their hand at SUP Surfing.

DAY EIGHT
Another day on the water, as we take the boat to Santa Cruz , We observe Giant Tortoises in the wild and check out the lava tunnels, After lunch, we’ll paddle within the lava channels at las Grietas; which makes for incredible photos.

DAY NINE
Our final paddle will be at Tortuga Bay. The afternoon is then at your leisure.

DAY TEN
Our time together comes to an end as we bid you farewell when you board your flight from Santa Cruz back to Quito.

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NOT INCLUDED:

Flights & departure taxes
Visas
Excess baggage
Travel medicine & insurance
Food & beverages where not stated
Park fees & permits (approx USD130/ person)
Tips/gratuities

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Tortoise conservation centre

TRIP BASICS

Trip style: SUP travel, small group travel, soft adventure travel, conservation, wildlife photography
Activities: stand up paddleboarding/ kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving (optional extra), swimming, island-hopping, wildlife encounters, hiking.

Group size: Min 6 pax/ Max 12 pax
Minimum age: 8 years
Fitness level: Moderate

Commences: Quito
International arrivals to/ from: Quito, Ecuador

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
Entry to San Cristobal is via Quito in Ecuador. We will arrange flights on your behalf. The cost of Approx $595 is additional.

PRICE

Au$9420/ USD6391/ person

BOOKING

A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

INCLUDES

ACCOMMODATION (twin share)
1 night in Quito, Ecuador

8 nights in the Galapagos Islands

FOOD & BEVERAGES
9 breakfasts

8 lunches

6 dinners
Welcome drink

ACTIVITIES
Paddle lava channels, bays and coastal regions

Surf SUP rugged coastline

Observe Giant Tortoises in the wild

Hike a live volcano

Hike lava fields

Snorkel with marine iguanas, sea lions, turtles, sharks and rays

Walk through lava tunnels

Visit pirate caves

Island-hop by boat

Learn about conservation efforts at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre

Learn about natural and human history from accredited guides

Stay in quaint boutique hotels

Spot an enormous number of migratory birds and watch flamingos feed in the wetlands

Experience nature picnics in the wilderness

Enjoy a SUP & sip session at sunset.

TRANSPORT
All land and boat transfers while on trip

Domestic airport transfers

TEAM

Approved naturalist guide (English / Spanish speaking)

GIFTS

SUP Wilderness Adventures t-shirt, cap & comfort pack

GEAR

Boards and/or kayaks and wet suits will be supplied on location at no extra charge.