Get a taste of the spectacular volcanic landscapes and mesmerizing wildlife of the Galapagos Islands during this land-based adventure. Go hiking through pahoehoe lava flows to the crater of Sierra Negra volcano, swim alongside friendly sea lions at La Loberia, get up close to Galapagos giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Center and spot Galapagos penguins and frigatebirds while kayaking along the coast.
Offering a shorter alternative to our award-winning Galapagos Unbound adventure, this lodge-to-lodge vacation covers three different islands across six days. Rather than trying to rush through the entire archipelago to discover its incredible wildlife and geological sites, we’ve designed a trip that offers an immersive experience in three of the most fascinating islands - Isabela, San Cristobal and Santa Cruz.
Explore the vibrant hubs of Puerto Ayora and Puerto Villamil to discover the archipelago’s human history. Then bunk down each night in locally-owned lodges to experience the Galapagos culture and hospitality first hand while supporting sustainable travel and tourism in the archipelago. Experience everything that Isabela, San Cristobal and Santa Cruz have to offer while being accompanied by our highly-experienced local guides who will share their unique insights on this fascinating destination.
If you are looking for an even more flexible Galapagos Island Vacation we can still offer 2 Island tours that depart any day. These can be 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 days long.
Note: Custom departures of 1 day or more available upon request. Please call 800-451-6034 for more information.
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Dates & Rates
Daily Departures: If the Sunday departure dates do not work for you please contact us as we can offer daily departures too!
Dates: Every Alternate Sunday, Year-Round.
Price Per Person: $3884 (Internal flights not included - $815 per person)
Trips are guaranteed with 4 guests - Inquire about smaller groups or private departures.
Single Supplement - $599
December Trip Supplement - $352
- 5 nights standard accommodations
- All land and sea transportation in the Galapagos
- Naturalist English speaking guide
- All activities as stated on the itinerary
- All equipment required for activities
- Drinking water
- $100 park entry fee (cash only)
- $20 immigration fee (cash only)
- 3 evening meals (allow around $15 per person)
- Isabela arrival tax $10 (cash only)
- Drinks other than water
Gratuities for guides and support crew
Flights between Quito and the Galapagos
Flight between islands
Row Adventures to the Galapogos Islands - a perfect title!
Have you always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands? Is this on your 'bucket list'? Nadine and I answered, "Yes!" "Yes!" So we looked for the best tour. After some searching on Google (like you) we found dozens of companies. So we checked references and contacted friends. This narrowed the list to a few. Then we reviewed Row Adventures along with 3 or 4 other options. That narrowed the list to 2. We contacted both companies to see how they responded. We also double-checked the reviews on a number of sites. (Some reviews are bogus, from competitors) This took some time, because it was a big investment of time and money. We decided Row Adventures was the best choice. But we had never booked a trip with Row before, so we were still a bit concerned. Would this be the Galapagos trip we dreamed of? The answer: a resounding,"YES!" It is difficult to describe how wonderful our Galapagos trip turned out. Here is one hint; our guide was nominated as one of the Top 10 guides in the world in Adventure magazine. And he was! We submitted a "High Five" recommendation to Adventure magazine. And it wasn't just one person; he was an example of the great Row team in the Galapagos. Everything was amazing and perfect. From skin diving at Kicker Rock (while a few went scuba diving) to the Darwin Center to Floriana Island -- where Orcas followed our boat into the harbor, with beautiful skin diving. (A less frequently visited island,) Everything was as magical as we imagined it might be, before we arrived. Here is a deal-sealer: When we were at Kicker Rock, some of the people in our group were scuba divers -- but my wife Nadine was not experienced with the ocean. The Row guides are very kind and helpful. They guided her slowly into the water and turned this into a great adventure. As a result, Nadine enjoyed skin diving at Floriana Island and Isabella, and saw sea turtles sleeping on the sand underwater. This is a perfect example of the importance of a great team. "But for" their help, we would have missed so much. If you are considering a 'Trip to the Galapagos' as we did, put 'Row Adventures' at the top of your list. Please contact me if you have any questions: MarkAllenHays@Gmail.com Mark
Fantastic family vacation
Traveling with Row Adventures was the perfect way to see the natural wonders of the Galapagos with two teenagers! We loved the variety of activities including kayaking, snorkeling, and nature hikes, all with the benefit of a fantastic naturalist. We had just the right mix of organized activities and downtime to explore the three islands we visited. The Galapagos exceeded our expectations in terms of wildlife that we could see up close, varied activities. fascinating history and delicious meals. This was our second family trip with Row Adventures - so grateful how they put this fantastic itinerary together.
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