Best of the Galapagos Adventure

Best of the Galapagos Adventure

by Slow and Steady Adventures

Coming in 2024

Multisport, Wildlife

7 days, 6 nights

4-star hotels


Explore the captivating beauty of the Galapagos Islands through this amazing travel experience! Join the Best of the Galapagos Adventure and explore this stunning natural landscape on foot, water, and kayak. Island hop to find the best of the Galapagos Islands and some of the most unique species of Ecuador’s Wildlife. The Galapagos Islands tour is socially responsible and helps to provide aid to the local communities in the area. Join this tour in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, before flying to the Galapagos Islands. Take a speedboat to Isabela Island, where you explore one of the most stunning archipelagos on the Pacific coast. Look out for the dolphins and whales and snorkel through the labyrinths of lava tunnels. Then it’s on to one of the most active volcanoes in the region, Sierra Negra. Next, you’ll go kayaking, then you’ll swim in the same waters as white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, turtles, and sea lions. Finally, take the opportunity to discover the important preservation work at the Charles Darwin Station.
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Slow and Steady Adventure Company

Slow and Steady Adventures was formed in 2016 to educate new hikers. Preparation, safety and basic skills in all seasons are key topics we teach. Also motivation and acceptance of all, no matter your skill or ability. We want you to have a safe and fun experience. To believe in yourself and say ” Wow I did that.”


Your guided Galapagos Islands tour begins in Quito, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is viewed as the Cultural Capital of South America and is situated on the equator in a valley in the lower regions of the Pichincha Volcano. Depending on your arrival time, you can either explore the city and the old town of Quito or get a guided day tour. At night, one of the head guides will meet you at the reception for a briefing.

Meals: Dinner

Today you begin your epic journey to the remote Galapagos. Get up early for a morning flight to the island of Baltra. Then, travel to Puerto Ayora, the biggest town in the Galapagos Islands. After that, enjoy a boat crossing to the biggest island in the Galapagos archipelago, Isabela Island. During the island crossing, watch out for dolphins and whales (July to October). Once in Puerto Villamil, check-in at your oceanfront hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Your guided tour of the Galapagos goes underwater today with incredible snorkeling in underwater lava formations. Snorkel through this labyrinth of lava arches in pristine, clear water. You’ll get the chance to spot wildlife like sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, sharks, and more. If you’re lucky, you will see the curious Galapagos penguins playing around. After the trip, you can enjoy some optional activities like snorkeling at “Concha de Perla,” taking surfing lessons, biking, or just relaxing on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island. We highly recommend you take some time to visit the giant tortoise breeding center located within walking distance of the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Begin today with a drive from Puerto Villamil and hike into a young forest ecosystem. The goal of this 9.6km hike is the rim of Sierra Negra Crater, an active volcano that last erupted in June 2018. From the rim of Sierra Negra, enjoy outstanding views and explore the stunning massive, lava-filled crater. In the afternoon, kayak to the spectacular Tintoreras Islet for a snorkeling adventure. The beautifully clear waters here are inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, marine turtles, and sea lions. A nearby beach is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Depart Isabela and head to Santa Cruz Island to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. During the island crossing, you will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales. Once you arrive on Santa Cruz, visit the Research Station to learn more about the history and natural history of the Galapagos. In the afternoon, head to the ‘El Chato’ reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz, home to the famous Galapagos tortoises. You will have the opportunity to trek through El Chato’s beautiful landscape with these lumbering giants. You will also be able to spot highland wildlife such as pintail ducks, egrets, flycatchers, finches, and frigate birds.

Meals: Breakfast
Today you’ll fly back to Quito. Spend the day at leisure in this amazing city. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The trip ends today, though many guests stay on to explore Quito and other amazing parts of Ecuador.

Meals: Breakfast



In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Nights 1 and 6

Wyndham Garden Quito

Located in the heart of bustling downtown, this hotel is a 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award winner.

Cormorant Beach House

Nights 2, 3 and 4

Cormorant Beach House

Right in front of Puerto Villamil beach, Cormorant Beach House offers rooms with sea views.

Hotel Silberstein

Night 5

Hotel Silberstein

A landscaped swimming pool lined with red tiles and a charming wooden bridge surrounded by colonial style balconies can be enjoyed.


  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches are included
  • Accommodations for 6 nights are included
  • Personal transfers during the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers
  • Licensed, certified guide for all activities
  • All mentioned activities
  • Snorkelling mask and fins, life vest

Not included

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses or gratuities
  • Flights
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees where required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optionals extras

  • Single room supplements where available
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • INGALA transit card
  • Wetsuit rental
  • Various detours in Quito and Galapagos Islands