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Opuntia Walking Journey, 7 Days

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Days: 7
From: $ 3001
Effort: Easy to moderate. No experience required.

Activities: Hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and wildlife interaction.

Opuntia Walking Journey, 7 Days

Hike into an incredible world of natural history! Our walking tour is focused on world-class hikes through the diverse ecosystems of the Galapagos. Head off the beaten path through landscapes of lava rock, picturesque coastlines, endemic forests, and volcanic highlands. Along the way, you’ll meet the famous wildlife of the Galapagos, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, and endemic plants. In addition to hiking, we’ll snorkel the vibrant seas and relax on the pristine white sand beaches of these enchanted islands. Our naturalist guide will be your liaison with nature and make sure every activity is fun and safe. At the end of the day, retire to our boutique Opuntia Hotels to rest in comfort and enjoy gourmet cuisine. Hike the wonders of the Galapagos and get in touch with amazing wildlife with the Opuntia walking tour!

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Trip Highlights

  • Get off the beaten path on remote trails to discover incredible places most tourists miss
  • Unique hikes take you into an incredible variety of environments and ecosystems
  • Hike the rim of a massive, active caldera and discover amazing lava formations
  • Stroll down sandy beaches filled with sea lions and marine iguanas
  • Walk through endemic Scalesia and Miconia forests unlike anywhere else on earth
  • Watch frigate birds bathe in the only permanent freshwater lake in the Galapagos
  • Learn about the evolutionary history of endemic wildlife from native naturalist guides
  • Protect the environment – we value sustainable practices in all aspects of our tours
  • Support the local economy and get in touch with the local vibe with our land-based tours
  • Flow between islands and activities with minimal transit time and maximum contact
  • Enjoy the exceptional service, facilities, and dining of the finest hotels in the Galapagos


DAY 1: Interpretation Center, Hike Frigate Hill – San Cristobal Island
DAY 2: Highland Hike & North Coast Snorkeling – San Cristobal Island
DAY 3: Hike The Coastline & Explore Tintoreras – Isabela Island
DAY 4: Active Volcano Trek in Sierra Negra – Isabela Island
DAY 5: El Chato, Lava Tunnels, & Volcanic Sinkholes – Santa Cruz Island
DAY 6: Hike Cerro Crocker and Tortuga Bay – Santa Cruz Island
DAY 7: Charles Darwin Research Station – Santa Cruz Island

Rates for Private tour if:
Number of Guests 1 2 3 4 5 and More
Rate per person in double accommodation $9790 $5439 $4027 $3405 $3001
Single Supplement: $1018

Private trips may be confirmed at the date of your choice... contact us to check availability!

Note: rates are valid until December 31/2016.


Accommodations in the premium Opuntia Hotels, all meals as listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), bilingual Galapagos naturalist guide, all sea, land, and inter-island air transportation.


Flights to and from Galapagos, entrance fee to Galapagos National Park, Galapagos transit card, tips, hotel and restaurant beverages.


This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, inclement weather conditions, and adjustments of Galapagos National Park policy.


HIKE DURATION: Two to four hours per hike
SEASON: Year-round
ALTITUDE: 0 – 3,688 feet (1,124 meters) above sea level
WEATHER: During the warm season from January to May, air temperature is around 77 to 83 F (25 to 28 C) at sea level. During the cool season from June to December, air temperature is around 70 to 75ºF (21 to 24 C) at sea level. Temperature decreases with altitude.
WATER TEMPERATURE: During the warm season from January to May, water temperature hovers around 77 F (25 C). During the cool season from June to December, average water temperature is about 72º F (22 C). Water temperature also varies significantly by location.
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO PACK: Hiking shoes, rain jacket, water bottle, non-cotton trekking clothes, sunblock, sun hat, and repellent.