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$2,705$2,905

Families who love to recreate outdoors will love the Galapagos Family Adventure. It is designed for family members of all ages to experience the Galapagos islands' famous wildlife while paddling, hiking, biking, and snorkeling on three different islands together. Travel with other families to make sure everybody, kids and parents alike, has somebody to play with. Trip Length: 9 Days Destination: San Cristobal Island, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: Mid-range (3-star) lodges Activities: Family kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, snorkeling

$2,250

This is a fantastic short Galapagos adventure that explores 3 different islands in five days. Kayak, SUP, snorkel, hike and travel by boat to a remote island to explore the iconic wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, while spending two nights in a private tortoise reserve in the Santa Cruz highlands, and two nights in a secluded beach lodge on remote Floreana Island. Trip Length: 5 Days Destination: Santa Cruz, Bartolome, and Floreana Islands Lodging: Remote private lodge and permanent tented camp in a private tortoise reserve Activities: Wildlife viewing, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$3,188$3,613

One of the very best active trips possible in the Galapagos Islands, this land-based multisport adventure combines nice accommodations with great guides and equipment and a well-planned itinerary designed to maximize recreation while seeing as much wildlife as possible. This trip is ideal for private groups or families, too. Trip Length: 7 Days Destination: San Cristobal, Isabela, & Santa Cruz Islands, Galapagos Lodging: First-class, beachfront Optunia Lodges Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing

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*While Many Galapagos Trips Claim To Be Multisport Adventures, Only a Few Are True Adventure Trips.  Most so-called multisport adventures are just land-based trips with a bit of kayaking or biking thrown in so they can call it a multisport. We offer trips that were designed from the ground up to be true multisport adventures, with read adventure guides, great adventure equipment, and itineraries designed to maximize the experience of being in the Galapagos.

*Detour Provides Expert Unbiased Advice to Get A Great Trip.  Detour's Travel Experts understand which trips are true multisports, and what makes one different from another so we can help you get the trip that is right for you. Our goal is to get you the trip that is best for you as we have no incentive to sell one trip over another.

*Snorkel, sea kayak, hike, SUP, and bike with your naturalist guides amidst the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. You will still see the same wildlife you'd see on a yacht trip while recreating, playing, and learning new sports on a Galapagos Multisport Adventure. Now you can even Stand Up Paddle (SUP) in the Galapagos! Detour and our partners took the sport of Stand Up Paddling to the Galapagos!

*We focus on responsible travel in the Galapagos Islands. Overdevelopment is a big threat in the Galapagos, but so are overfishing and farming. We focus on responsible trips that aim to provide good jobs in tourism for local people who would otherwise fish or partake in other harmful industries.

To learn more about traveling to the Galapagos Islands, read our Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

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Rated 5.00 out of 5
$3,188$3,613

One of the very best active trips possible in the Galapagos Islands, this land-based multisport adventure combines nice accommodations with great guides and equipment and a well-planned itinerary designed to maximize recreation while seeing as much wildlife as possible. This trip is ideal for private groups or families, too. Trip Length: 7 Days Destination: San Cristobal, Isabela, & Santa Cruz Islands, Galapagos Lodging: First-class, beachfront Optunia Lodges Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$2,268$5,503

A land-based, 3-Island tour focused on hiking and snorkeling; less strenuous than a multisport but more active than a land-based naturalist tour. Trip Length: 7 Days Destination: San Cristobal, Isabela, & Santa Cruz Islands, Galapagos Lodging: First-class, beachfront Optunia Lodges Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, wildlife viewing

$3,525$3,850

An adventurous exploration of the vast ecosystems and highlights of Ecuador's Andes, Cloudforest & the Galapagos Islands. Trip Length: 10 Days Destination: Galpagos Islands & Ecuador: Otavalo Market, Papallacta Hot Springs, Cloudforest, Baños & Cotopaxi National Park Lodging: First class and tourist superior hotels Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Whitewater Rafting, Sea Kayaking, and Snorkeling

$4,094$6,157

Ecuador has incredibly diverse ecosystems, each with its own landscape, culture, and wildlife, and this journey explores 3 of the best: the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon jungle, and the high Andes. A mix of adventurous activities and cultural interaction make this a fantastic way to experience the best of Ecuador's diversity. Trip Length: 14 Days Destinations: Galapagos Islands, Andes, & Rainforest, Ecuador Lodging: 1st-Class to Simple Lodges Activities: Wildlife viewing, cultural interaction, hike, snorkel, standup paddle, kayak

$2,182$2,560

A lodge-based naturalist trip in the Galapagos that visits and explores 3 different Islands. An ideal option for those who don't like boat travel, but still want a full itinerary, wildlife-viewing opportunities, and comfortable accommodations. Trip Length: 5 Days Destinations: San Cristobal, Isabela, & Santa Cruz Galapagos Islands Lodging: First-class, ocean-front lodges Activities: Wildlife viewing, naturalist walks, snorkeling

$3,239$5,365

Ecuador is a small but incredibly diverse nation, making it easy to explore some of the most unique ecosystems on the planet in one trip. On the Andes, Amazon & Galapagos Premium Multisport you will explore all three of these amazing ecosystems by hiking, biking, rafting, sea kayaking, and snorkeling, while staying in comfortable lodges at night. Trip Length: 10 Days Destination: Galápagos Islands and Ecuador: Otavalo Market, Papallacta Hot Springs, Cloud forest, Baños & Cotopaxi National Park Lodging: First class haciendas & hotels Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Whitewater Rafting, Sea Kayaking, and Snorkeling

$2,250

This is a fantastic short Galapagos adventure that explores 3 different islands in five days. Kayak, SUP, snorkel, hike and travel by boat to a remote island to explore the iconic wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, while spending two nights in a private tortoise reserve in the Santa Cruz highlands, and two nights in a secluded beach lodge on remote Floreana Island. Trip Length: 5 Days Destination: Santa Cruz, Bartolome, and Floreana Islands Lodging: Remote private lodge and permanent tented camp in a private tortoise reserve Activities: Wildlife viewing, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding

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$2,887$5,148

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) with penguins, sharks, marine iguanas, turtles, and playful sea lions on this active Galapagos Islands adventure. Led by expert adventure and naturalist guides, you'll come face to face with the iconic wildlife of the Galapagos by the human powered actives of hiking, snorkeling, and stand up paddling. Trip Length: 7 Days Destination: San Cristobal, Isabela, & Santa Cruz Islands, Galapagos Lodging: First-class, beachfront Optunia Lodges Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, and stand up paddle boarding

$2,250

You will have a complete Galapagos Islands' experience and see the iconic species on this quick adventure that explores Santa Cruz, Isabela, and South Plazas Islands. Upon arrival to the Galapagos you will immediately get to the know the famous Galapagos wildlife as you go on a kayaking / Stand Up Paddleboarding / Snorkeling excursion straight from the airport. You then will spend 2 nights in a private tortoise reserve in the Santa Cruz highlands, and two nights in a beach front hotel on idyllic Isabela Island, known as a "mini-Galapagos" for its abundance of wildlife and species. Trip Length: 5 Days Destination: Santa Cruz, South Plaza, and Isabela Islands Lodging: Permanent tented camp in a private tortoise reserve, and beach front hotel Activities: Wildlife viewing, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding

$4,000$4,350

For those who want to see and do a lot, but don't have a ton of time, this adventure combo is perfect.  Hike, SUP, bike, kayak and snorkel your way across 3 diverse islands in the Galapagos Islands on this action packed 5-day multisport adventure, checking out the Galapagos' iconic wildlife all along the way. Then explore the history of the Incas in Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas  by whitewater rafting, hiking, and mountain biking before finally hiking the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot through the Gate of the Sun. Trip Length: 12 Days Destination: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru & the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: 3-Star Hotels Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins, whitewater rafting, biking, sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and snorkeling

$4,699$4,999

This is the ultimate active Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu adventure for the adventurous families. In 14 days you will experience the very best of Machu Picchu and the Cusco area with an itinerary built for families, including hiking, biking, chocolate making, participating in traditional barbecues, and visiting remote Inca ruins, including arriving on foot into Machu Picchu on the 1-Day Inca Trail trek. Next, you fly to the Galapagos Islands and the Machu Picchu to hike, bike, sea kayak and snorkel your way across 3 different islands. Trip Length: 14 Days Destination: San Cristobal Island, Isabela Island and Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, and Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and the 1-day Inca Trail in Peru Lodging: 3- and 4- Star Hotels Activities: Day hikes, sea kayaking, biking, snorkeling, Inca ruins, SUP'ing

$2,705$2,905

Families who love to recreate outdoors will love the Galapagos Family Adventure. It is designed for family members of all ages to experience the Galapagos islands' famous wildlife while paddling, hiking, biking, and snorkeling on three different islands together. Travel with other families to make sure everybody, kids and parents alike, has somebody to play with. Trip Length: 9 Days Destination: San Cristobal Island, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: Mid-range (3-star) lodges Activities: Family kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, snorkeling

$3,950$4,250

Explore three unique islands in the Galapagos by kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard, snorkel, and hiking on a 5-day land-based Galapagos adventure. Combine that with hiking the best trails around Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, plus a hike to Machu Picchu on the 1-Day Inca Trail Trek, while overnighting in comfortable lodges, and you have a perfect 12-day Galapagos and Machu Picchu adventure. Trip Length: 12 Days Destination: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru, & the Santa Cruz, South Plazas, and Isabela Islands, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Lodging: 3- and 4- Star Hotels and Rustic Lodges and Permanent Tented Camp Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins, wildlife viewing, biking, sea kayaking and snorkeling

$4,599$4,849

Kayak, snorkel, hike, and bike your way through the four inhabited islands of the Galapagos, getting up close and personal with the incredible wildlife, learning about the natural history from your expert guide, experiences the local way of life. This trip includes a day in Quito on either end, and domestic flights & entrance fees, so everything you need for your Galapagos Islands adventure is set to go! Trip Length: 10 Days Destinations: Quito, San Cristobal Island, Floreana Island, Isabela Island, & Santa Cruz Island Lodging: basic but comfortable 3-star hotels Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, biking, optional Scuba diving, optional stand up paddle boarding

$6,193$6,548

The Galapagos Multisport and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a fantastic active adventure exploring both of these incredible destinations in a 16-day journey. Trek the Inca Trail in style, with high-comfort camping, great food, and top guides on a 5-day Inca Trail itinerary that gives you extra time to explore ruins along the trail and at Machu Picchu, before experiencing three distinct islands in the Galapagos to walk, bike, snorkel, and paddle with all of the Galapagos' iconic wildlife. Trip Length: 16 Days Destinations: Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, & Machu Picchu Accommodations: 3-star hotels in the Galapagos, 3-star plus hotels in Peru, & comfortable tent camping on the Inca Trail Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, hiking, optional surfing or boogie boarding, optional Scuba diving, optional kayaking, optional stand up paddle boarding, multi-day trekking, Inca ruins