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$3,999$4,299

For those who want to see and do a lot, but don't have a ton of time, this land-based Galapagos adventure is perfect.  Hike, SUP, bike, kayak and snorkel your way across 3 diverse islands in the Galapagos Islands on this action packed 6-day multisport adventure, checking out the Galapagos' iconic wildlife all along the way. Trip Length: 6 Days Destinations: Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island Lodging: 3-Star Hotels in the Galapagos Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, hiking, optional surfing or boogie boarding, optional Scuba diving, optional kayaking, optional stand up paddle boarding

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$3,355$3,803

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

$4,999$5,374

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 roundtrip Galapagos flights, so everything you need for your 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

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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
$2,212$2,988

Hike, sea kayak, bike and snorkel your way through the Galapagos. By joining onto shared tours (but with your own top-notch guide) you save on logistics while not skimping on quality. This trip offers an ideal mix of active excursions into the park and chill time to explore on your own. Trip Length: 7 Days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: Mid-range (3-star) lodges Activities: Kayaking, biking, hiking, snorkeling

Rated 5.00 out of 5
$3,355$3,803

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
$2,692$5,213

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

$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

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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

$3,999$4,299

For those who want to see and do a lot, but don't have a ton of time, this land-based Galapagos adventure is perfect.  Hike, SUP, bike, kayak and snorkel your way across 3 diverse islands in the Galapagos Islands on this action packed 6-day multisport adventure, checking out the Galapagos' iconic wildlife all along the way. Trip Length: 6 Days Destinations: Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island Lodging: 3-Star Hotels in the Galapagos Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, hiking, optional surfing or boogie boarding, optional Scuba diving, optional kayaking, optional stand up paddle boarding

$5,357$6,884

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-star and 3-star plus hotels Activities: Day hikes, sea kayaking, biking, snorkeling, Inca ruins, stand up paddle boarding, wildlife viewing

$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

$4,999$5,374

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 roundtrip Galapagos flights, so everything you need for your 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

$6,898$7,848

The Galapagos Adventure and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a fantastic active adventure exploring both of these incredible destinations in a 16-day journey. Experience three distinct islands in the Galapagos to walk, bike, snorkel, and paddle with all of the Galapagos' iconic wildlife. Then 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, and helps you avoid the crowds. 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

$6,098$7,048

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 6-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: 13 Days Destinations: Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Royal Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Lodging: 3-Star Hotels in the Galapagos, 3-Star Plus Hotels in Peru Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, hiking, optional surfing or boogie boarding, optional Scuba diving, optional kayaking, optional stand up paddle boarding, Inca ruins, markets, cultural experiences

$600$2,699

This is the perfect trip for divers to get in a day or more of Scuba diving before joining a naturalist cruise, multisport adventure, or other trip in the Galapagos Islands. You'll have daily excursions to fantastic diving sites with loads of incredible wildlife, and nights in a comfortable hotel in the lively town of Puerto Ayora. Trip Length: 3, 4, 5, or 6 days Destination: Galapagos Islands Lodging: Budget, Tourist Superior, or First Class Hotel Activities: Scuba Diving

$6,098$7,048

Explore three unique islands in the Galapagos by kayak, stand up paddle board (optional), snorkel, bike, and hiking on a 6-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 13 Day Galapagos and Machu Picchu adventure. Trip Length: 13 Days Destination: Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Royal Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Lodging: 3-Star Hotels in the Galapagos, 3-Star Plus Hotels in Peru Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, hiking, optional surfing or boogie boarding, optional Scuba diving, optional kayaking, optional stand up paddle boarding, Inca ruins, markets, cultural experiences