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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
07/25/2014 07/25/2014 08/04/2014  
09/05/2014 09/05/2014 09/15/2014  
10/17/2014 10/17/2014 10/27/2014  
11/28/2014 11/28/2014 12/08/2014  
12/26/2014 12/26/2014 01/05/2015 Holiday Departure
01/09/2015 01/09/2015 01/18/2015  
02/06/2015 02/06/2015 02/15/2015  
03/20/2015 03/20/2015 03/29/2015  
04/03/2015 04/03/2015 04/12/2015  
04/17/2015 04/17/2015 04/26/2015  
05/01/2015 05/01/2015 05/10/2015  
05/29/2015 05/29/2015 06/07/2015  
06/26/2015 06/26/2015 07/05/2015 Family Galapagos Adventure Aboard the Nemo II
07/10/2015 07/10/2015 07/19/2015  
07/24/2015 07/24/2015 08/02/2015 Family Galapagos Adventure Aboard the Nemo II
11/13/2015 11/13/2015 11/22/2015  
11/27/2015 11/27/2015 12/06/2015  
12/25/2015 12/25/2015 01/03/2016 Holiday Departure
 
Pricing
2014 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$4,995 (11 - 12 travelers)
$5,395 (9 - 10 travelers)
$5,995 (8 or fewer travelers)

2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$5,295

Deposit: $500 (non-refundable)

Other Fees
Cabin 1 or 2 Surcharge: $200 (these two cabins are larger than other cabins on board)
Mainland Single Supplement:
2014: $210; 2015: $300
Holiday Departure Surcharge: 2014 & 2015: $200
Internal Flights: 2014: Adults: $540; Children 11 & under: $340; 2015: Adults: $550; Children: $350
Galapagos Park Fee & Transit Card: Adults: $110; Children 11 & under: $60

Singles and Roommate Matching
Singles are not available on the boat due to space restrictions. If you are traveling alone, we will attempt to match you with a roommate during your stay on the boat. If one is not available, you will not be charged a single supplement for the boat portion of the trip, but you will be required to pay the supplement for the land portion of the program ($210 for 2014 and $300 for 2015).

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2014 departures are on a tiered pricing structure; please note you will be charged at the highest rate listed above, for either double or single occupancy, upon booking. We will adjust your price based on the number of travelers booked on the trip at approximately 45 days prior to departure. You will be refunded any applicable amount at this time. Dates for 2016 will be similar to 2015 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-serve basis. 2016 dates and fees may change slightly.
Location of Adventure
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Group Size Limit
12 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.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
 
Our Private Leaders
 
Included
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 $110, added to your invoice), items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), travel insurance, optional activities.
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.
Physical Requirements
Moderate to Difficult
General physical fitness and mobility are required to participate in this trip. If you do not have prior experience with kayaking, we ask that guests are prepared to learn and that they sign on knowing that their participation may be limited if they cannot meet minimum abilities. Activities include mainland and island hiking, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. Our island hikes in the Galapagos are 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 while in the Galapagos will be from 1-2 miles in length with one walk that's roughly 5 miles long over very gentle terrain. When weather and conditions permit, our trip will include 5 opportunities for sea kayaking, each outing about 2 hours in length with some excursions in the early morning. A couple 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 while in the islands. Travelers are not required to participate in every activity but there may not be alternate activities provided.
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.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrival: You are free to arrive in Quito anytime on Day 1.
2014 Departure: You are free to depart from Quito anytime on Day 11.
2015 Departure: You are free to depart from Quito after 9 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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