WHY THIS TRIP
One of the very best multisport trips possible in the Galapagos Islands, this land-based multisport combines comfortable 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.
When people think of traveling to the Galapagos, they often picture cruising between Islands and doing slow-paced walks. For travelers who want more action and adventure, there is a much more appealing alternative: the land-based multisport tour. You stay overnight in comfortable hotels. The Premium hotels kicks things up a notch so that while you work hard during the day, you can truly relax at night in luxurious lodges and travel in comfort between the Islands.
A multisport tour combines several different activities in one trip so that you never get bored and you experience each area a bit differently. The local operator,NeoTropic Expeditions (formerly Ecuador Adventure), was the first in the Galapagos to run such an adventurous trip and over the years they’ve only perfected the formula. You’ll be kayaking alongside sea lions, hiking up towering volcanoes, snorkeling to spot hammerhead sharks, biking through foggy hills to a Giant Tortoises reserve; and swimming in turquoise waters where Galapagos Penguins live.
Other wildlife highlights include magnificent frigate birds inflating their red chests; green sea turtles swimming and grazing for sea grass; blue-footed boobies dancing and whistling for one another; and enormous land iguanas crowding together on sun-warmed rocks. Of course, there are no guarantees with wildlife, but the itinerary is designed in such a way to maximize your chances of seeing all the wildlife that make the Galapagos famous.
Your guides are all adventure specialists, trained to both interpret the natural wonders of the Galapagos and safely guide you on each adventurous activity. Unlike many other trips with the word “multisport” in the title, this trip delivers true adventure and the trained guides to make sure you get the most out of your experience. Since this is also a land-based tour, you have a bit more flexibility with the itinerary (even more so if you do a private tour) and you can really go the pace that suits your group.
Of course, the point of the Galapagos is to see how animals and plants evolved uniquely on each different Island, so you’ll be staying on three different Islands to really get a feel for the archipelago’s diversity. San Cristoba, Isabela, and Santa Cruz Islands each have their own highlights and their own special appeal. By staying on the Islands overnight, you’ll also get a feel for the local culture and vibe of each place as well.
The lodges used on this trip reflect Island sensibilities while providing very comfortable accommodations. You can choose between comfortable standard hotels or Premium Hotels that are located on the waterfront of each Island, you can soak up the views and even do some wildlife viewing from the lodges as well.
Altogether, this tour would suit any traveler who loves to explore on their own, stay active, and would prefer to see the Galapagos in a unique way.
LOCAL PROVIDER: NeoTropic Expeditions
A pioneer of the multisport experience in the Galapagos, Quito-based NeoTropic Expeditions (formerly Ecuador Adventure) provides meaningful, fun and safe eco-adventure experiences reflecting the company’s strong commitment to sustainable eco-tourism in Ecuador.