Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. It begins in the high elevation capital of Quito, Ecuador. You will have time to explore this scenic and historic city, situated at 9350 feet above sea level on your first and last days of this vacation. Whether you decide to check out some of the local history, enjoy the more modern atmosphere of the new parts of town, or even check out the UNESCO World Heritage Site, your ROW adventure consultant will be able to assist you in making the most of your time here.
Days 2 through 9 will be spent exploring the archipelago that is the Galapagos Islands. Hiking, snorkeling, biking, kayaking and hanging out with the amazing wildlife… San Cristobal, Floreana, Isabela, and Santa Cruz islands are all populated by an incredible variety of unique wildlife as well as the human inhabitants who will play host to different nights of your trip. But don’t worry, there are plenty of truly wild spaces waiting here as well! Not only are there incredible opportunities waiting to be discovered around the towns you will be staying, but there will also be plenty of small group excursions to discover the unique wildlife of these islands made so famous by Charles Darwin.
Prepare yourself to encounter marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, and even penguins in their natural habitat. Some very inquisitive sea lions are among the other marine animals that will fill your days with wonder. You will be walking and kayaking around some of the least developed and visited lands on planet Earth. There is a planned hike up the active volcano of Sierra Negra! There are ancient sites, like the Wall of Tears, to take in! There is modern day dining and culture, Galapagos Islands coffee on Santa Cruz, inviting you in an immersive experience that will never be forgotten. You'll even have time to relax on some of the most glorious beaches on Earth.
This is the trip that keeps the excitement coming. You will have plenty of opportunity to choose your own unique set of experiences from island to island. ROW helps bring together like-minded adventurers while at the same time allowing for individual explorations to create the best trips possible, beginning to end. But does a trip that cannot be forgotten ever really end? You will be reliving this Galapagos Island adventure for the rest of your life!