Galapagos Multi-Sport Adventure

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With our Galapagos Islands Multi-Sport itinerary, we’ve replaced your typical cruise ship with charming hotel stays on the islands. Leave the crowds of visitors and well-worn paths behind and spend time with your family actively exploring the islands.

The extra time will be used to maximize opportunities for wildlife viewing and exploration. Your family will discover wildlife as you navigate the small volcanic island of Tintoreras, swim with sea lions at Loberia Chica and meet giant tortoises up close at private conservation farms. You’ll snorkel around mangroves teeming with marine life at Whale Bay, and hike and bike around Sierra Negra Volcano, the Wall of Tears and the bay of El Garrapatero. At every turn, this itinerary offers something to keep your family active and interested.

This trip is for the adventurous family that is eager to trade the comforts of a cruise ship for a quaint bed and breakfast in order to discover the flora and fauna of the Galapagos in a unique way. If it's luxury that you're looking for, you may want to see about joining one of our cruises.

2014 Dates
Dates 10 or more
travelers
4 to 9
travelers
Internal Air Special
Features
04/19 - 04/27 $3,990 $4,590 $700

Reverse Itinerary

06/21 - 06/29 $4,990 $5,590 $700

*Families of 4 or more save $750 per person

07/19 - 07/27 $4,990 $5,590 $700

*Families of 4 or more save $750 per person

08/23 - 08/31 $4,990 $5,590 $700

*Families of 4 or more save $750 per person

11/22 - 11/30 $4,990 $5,590 $700
12/20 - 12/28 $5,290 $5,890 $700
2015 Dates
Dates 10 or more
travelers
6 to 9
travelers
4 to 5
travelers
Internal Air
02/13 - 02/21 $6,090 $6,440 $6,790 $700
03/28 - 04/05 $5,790 $6,140 $6,490 $700
04/18 - 04/26 $5,790 $6,140 $6,490 $700
06/27 - 07/05 $5,790 $6,140 $6,490 $700
12/19 - 12/27 $6,990 $6,590 $6,190 $700

Book your 2015 adventure before June 30th, 2014 and receive a $350 discount per person for groups of 4 to 5; a $700 discount per person for groups of 6 or more. 

Child Discount:$200 per child under 12

Triple Discount: $500 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices

Price includes: All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

Prices are based on the number of people in your booking party.

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Day 1 – Depart U.S. / Arrive Guayaquil

Our Galapagos Multi-Sport Adventure itinerary offers you and your thrill-seeking family a totally complete experience of the Galapagos Islands. Dedicate your whole trip to hiking, biking, snorkeling and kayaking your way through the biological hub of the world. You’ll be welcomed with open arms – or wings and flippers – by the islands’ blue-footed boobies and friendly sea lions, joined by so many more precious creatures… marine iguanas, sting rays, tropical fish, giant Galapagos tortoises, all kinds of shorebirds, and maybe even the Galapagos penguin!

Days 2-4 – Isabela Island

Though located on the equator, the weather in the Galapagos isn’t as warm as one would expect most of the year; it's mid to low 70s, thanks to the Humboldt Current. Bringing cold water up from Antarctica, the current dominates the surrounding ocean from May through December. Low temperatures and a near-constant mist around the tops of the mountains are known as “garua.”

 

  • Wall of Tears mountain bike trip
  • Sierra Negra Volcano hike
  • Surf lessons
  • Hike on Tintoreras, with marine iguanas and reef sharks
  • Loberia Chica swimming and snorkeling
  • Frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, flamingos, and other birds
Days 5-7 – Santa Cruz Island

The island of Santa Cruz, the second largest in the Galapagos, harbors several different vegetation zones: coastal, arid, transition, scalesia, and miconia. With the largest population of all the islands in the Galapagos, Santa Cruz is home to the bustling port city of Puerto Ayora.

 

  • See giant tortoises up close
  • Encounter friendly sea lions
  • Sea kayaking
  • El Garrapatero bike ride
  • Bahía Ballena (Whale Bay) hike
  • Bahía Ballena snorkeling
Day 8 – Galapagos Islands / Guayaquil

After breakfast, we'll head to Baltra's airport to catch our flight back to Guayaquil.

Day 9 – Guayaquil / Arrive U.S.
Hilton Colon Guayaquil
The Hilton Colon Guayaquil Hotel is conveniently located a 5 minute drive from the airport. Each of the hotel's 294 rooms features broadband and wireless internet, plasma TV, air conditioning, coffee maker and hair dryer. Other highlights of the hotel include 5 restaurants, fitness center, spa and an outdoor pool.
Hotel La Casa de Marita

Hotel La Casa de Marita is a charming boutique hotel on the island of Isabela, surrounded by white sand beaches, dazzling turquoise waters, and lush vegetation and gardens. The serene hotel is the perfect place for quiet reflection and relaxation, with inviting tropical colors and decorations, and hammocks and parasols on the beach to enjoy the golden sunshine. 

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 Galapagos Islands, one of the most unique places in the world. The inn was built using lava rocks and drift wood for that authentic Galapagos feel, and each spacious room is equipped with cable television, air conditioning, 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. 

Why Ecuador and the Galapagos?

Galapagos Islands geography
When you think of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands surely come to mind. Stunning beauty and an abundance of wildlife are the trademarks of these volcanic islands. For years to come, you and your children will reminisce about all of the wonderful species you saw on these islands – many of which are found nowhere else on earth.
Galapagos Islands wildlife
The Galapagos Islands are home to more than 25,000 species of plants, 6,000 species of butterflies and 1,600 species of birds. On Santa Cruz Island, enormous tortoises find refuge at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Tiny Rabida Island is home to pelicans, pink flamingos and pintail ducks in its shallow, salt water lagoons and red sand beaches. On San Cristobal, the incredible wildlife includes iguanas and the rare Chatham mockingbird. Walking on lovely, remote Española Island, your family may encounter sea lions, blue-footed boobies or sea turtles as you stroll past lava cliffs where sea water jets high in the air.
Darwin’s Theory
Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835 on his return to England after repatriating the Fuegians. He collected various birds, which he took back to John Gould, a famous ornithologist, in England. While Darwin initially thought the birds were not closely related, Gould concluded that the birds were in fact, "a series of ground Finches which are so peculiar" as to form "an entirely new group, containing 12 species." This story made the newspapers and formed the basis for Darwin’s groundbreaking theory.
Seclusion
We take family vacations to get away from the daily grind of our normal lives and just be with our families. The Galápagos Islands offer the perfect opportunity to leave it all behind and enjoy each other’s company. Many of the islands you’ll visit are virtually uninhabited by humans, because they are protected lands of delicate ecological splendor, so you will be far away from any kind of hustle and bustle.

Why Ecuador and the Galapagos with Thomson?

Get the most out of the Galapagos Islands
With our Galapagos Islands Multi-Sport itinerary, we’ve replaced your typical cruise ship with charming hotel stays on the islands. Leave the crowds of visitors and well-worn paths behind and spend time with your family actively exploring the islands.The extra time will be used to maximize opportunities for wildlife viewing and exploration.This trip is for the adventurous family that is eager to trade the comforts of a cruise ship for a quaint bed and breakfast in order to discover the flora and fauna of the Galapagos in a unique way.
Abundant activity  
This family adventure is packed to the brim with activity; spend your days mountain biking, hiking, surfing, swimming and snorkeling, sea kayaking and exploring some really cool landscapes and wildlife habitats.