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Galapagos Hiking & Kayaking Adventure

Our Exclusive Catamaran-Based Odyssey is the Most Unique & Exciting Way to See the Islands!
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Departure Return Notes
12/25/2015 12/25/2015 01/03/2016 Aboard the Nemo II | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
01/15/2016 01/15/2016 01/24/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
01/22/2016 01/22/2016 01/31/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo *
02/12/2016 02/12/2016 02/21/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
03/11/2016 03/11/2016 03/20/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
04/08/2016 04/08/2016 04/17/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
04/22/2016 04/22/2016 05/01/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
05/06/2016 05/06/2016 05/15/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
05/20/2016 05/20/2016 05/29/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
05/27/2016 05/27/2016 06/05/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo *
06/03/2016 06/03/2016 06/12/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo
07/01/2016 07/01/2016 07/10/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
07/15/2016 07/15/2016 07/24/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
07/29/2016 07/29/2016 08/07/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
08/05/2016 08/05/2016 08/14/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo *
08/12/2016 08/12/2016 08/21/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
11/18/2016 11/18/2016 11/27/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
12/16/2016 12/16/2016 12/25/2016 Aboard the Nemo III | Las Palmeras in Otavalo
* Departures denoted with an asterisk will follow a different itinerary in the Galapagos Islands than what is listed on our Itinerary page.

Private Charters & Independent Departures:
Natural Habitat Adventures offers a selection of various vessels for private charters for families and friends. Also, for those travelers whose schedules require travel at a time when NHA does not have a scheduled departure, we can book you on similar ships on alternate dates. Trips generally begin in Quito every Thursday, Friday or Saturday depending on the ship chosen. The fees are similar and dependent on ship and date selected. Inclusions may vary. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917 for availability.
2015 Nemo II Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Cabin 1 or 2 Surcharge: $200 (these two cabins are larger than other cabins on board)

2016 Nemo III Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Category 1: $5,795
Category 2: $6,095

Deposit: $500 (non-refundable)

Other Fees
Internal Flights: Adults: $550; Children 11 & under: $350 (2015 & 2016)
Galapagos Park Fee & Transit Card: Adults: $120; Children 11 & under: $70
Holiday Surcharges: $200 (2015); $400 (2016)

Single Supplement
If available, 1.5 times regular rate on a first-come, first-served basis on our scheduled trips on the Nemo III only (singles are not available on the Nemo II due to space restrictions). If requested, we can also match you with a roommate during your stay on the boat. If one is not available, you will not be charged the single supplement for the boat portion of the trip, but you will be required to pay the supplement for the mainland portion of the program ($300 for 2015 and 2016).

Triples and Roommate Matching
Triple cabins are available on the Nemo III in Category 2 rooms only (there is one lower double bed and one raised single bed). All 3 passengers receive a $500 per person discount. In order to accommodate roommate matches for single guests interested in sharing a room, we may upgrade cabins at no charge to our guests.

Child Pricing
Children 14 and under will receive a $500 discount off all departures upon receipt of a valid passport copy. NHA recommends a minimum age of 12 years old given the demands of the activities and nature of the boat.

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2017 will be similar to 2016 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 2017 dates and fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Group Size Limit
Approximately 14 Travelers
A very important feature of our Galapagos kayaking and hiking trip is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with a small group of travelers. Trips in 2015 have a maximum of 12 guests.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 10, overnight at NHA's Wild Tortoise Camp, safe drinking water, services of a Natural Habitat Expedition Leader, boat crew, some gratuities, airport transfers, use of wetsuits and snorkel gear (limited sizes available), permit fees.
Not Included
Travel to and from Quito, R/T air Quito to Galapagos (added to your invoice and subject to change through day of departure), most gratuities, alcohol, Galapagos tax and transit card (currently $120, added to your invoice), items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), travel insurance, optional activities.
Physical Requirements
Moderate to Difficult
General physical fitness and mobility are required to participate in this trip. If you have no prior experience with kayaking, we ask that you are prepared to learn and sign on knowing that your participation may be limited if you cannot meet minimum abilities. Activities include mainland and island hiking, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. Island hikes often on trails that are rough and uneven, sometimes traversing lava fields and navigating sharp or slippery rocks. Constrained by the nature of the park trail systems and the size of the islands, most of our hikes will be a mile or two long with one walk that's roughly five miles over very gentle terrain. When weather and conditions permit, our trip will include five opportunities for sea kayaking, each outing about two hours in length with some excursions taking place early in the morning. A couple of outings require some technical knowledge to navigate through breaking waves and rough water. Most activities on this trip will range in length from 1-3 hours, and we will often have several activities in one day. Travelers are not required to participate in every activity, but there may not be alternate activities provided if you opt out.
Important Information About This Trip
There is perhaps no more appropriate destination for nature travelers than the Galapagos Islands. With rare and friendly wildlife in abundance, the islands exhibit the wonder and intricacies of nature in a remarkable setting. Our highly trained Expedition Leaders are on hand to help bring it all alive in a personalized manner. The key to the success of our Galapagos adventures is our small group size – we boast one of the lowest guide-to-guest ratios of any operator in the islands. The Nemo II, our intimate sailing catamaran, accommodates just 12 guests plus our Expedition Leader and sailing crew. This trip is the most unique Galapagos experience available for travelers who are interested in (and physically capable of) getting "out there" on foot and by kayak. In addition to land-based and paddling excursions, we'll have the opportunity to snorkel almost every day while in the islands – a major part of any comprehensive Galapagos experience. It will be a top highlight, for certain!

Please note: The itinerary provided is meant as a guideline and is subject to change without notice. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to deviate from our regular itinerary for reasons beyond our control. In these instances we will provide the best available alternative.
Age Limit on Galapagos Trips
We welcome children ages seven and older on scheduled departures. However, while some seven-year-olds are well suited for our Galapagos adventures, others may not be ready for the requirements of group travel. We believe it's best to consider this minimum age limit a guideline – you, as a parent or guardian, are best qualified to decide whether your child would enjoy the experience without compromising the comfort of others. We strongly encourage you to speak with one of our Adventure Specialists about the specific requirements of the trip so you can make an informed decision. We do not permit children younger than seven on our scheduled departures due to safety regulations, physical limitations and concerns regarding group dynamics.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrival: Please arrive in Quito no later than 4 pm on Day 1 in order to attend a welcome/orientation dinner at 7 pm.
Departure: You are free to depart from Quito after 8 pm on Day 10.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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