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Galapagos Hiking & Kayaking Adventure

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Departure Return Notes
01/25/2019 02/03/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
02/08/2019 02/17/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
02/22/2019 03/03/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
03/08/2019 03/17/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
03/22/2019 03/31/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
04/05/2019 04/14/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
04/19/2019 04/28/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
05/03/2019 05/12/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
05/17/2019 05/26/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
06/14/2019 06/23/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
06/28/2019 07/07/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
07/12/2019 07/21/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
07/26/2019 08/04/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
11/22/2019 12/01/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days *
12/20/2019 12/29/2019 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days *
*This departure follows our Northern Itinerary in the Galapagos Islands.

Private Charters & Custom Trips: For travel on dates not listed above, please call us at 800-543-8917.

Learn more about the seasonal variations of Galapagos weather and wildlife viewing.
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01/24/2020 02/02/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
02/20/2020 02/27/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
03/19/2020 03/26/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
04/16/2020 04/23/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
05/01/2020 05/10/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
06/26/2020 07/05/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
07/09/2020 07/16/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
07/24/2020 08/02/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
08/20/2020 08/27/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
11/20/2020 11/29/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days *
12/18/2020 12/27/2020 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days *
*This departure follows our Northern Itinerary in the Galapagos Islands: Nov 20, Dec 18

Private Charters & Custom Trips: For travel on dates not listed above, please call us at 800-543-8917.

Learn more about the seasonal variations of Galapagos weather and wildlife viewing.
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Departure Return Notes
01/22/2021 01/31/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
02/18/2021 02/25/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
03/18/2021 03/25/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
04/01/2021 04/08/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
04/09/2021 04/18/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days *
04/29/2021 05/06/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
05/14/2021 05/23/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days
06/24/2021 07/01/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
07/22/2021 07/29/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 8 Days
11/19/2021 11/28/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days *
12/17/2021 12/26/2021 Aboard the Nemo III | 10 Days *
*This departure follows our Northern Itinerary in the Galapagos Islands: Apr 9, Nov 19, Dec 17

Private Charters & Custom Trips: For travel on dates not listed above, please call us at 800-543-8917.

Learn more about the seasonal variations of Galapagos weather and wildlife viewing.
Trip Pricing
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Internal Air Cost: $550 per person for adults, $400 per person for children 11 years old and younger.
Permit Fees: $120 per person for adults, $70 per person for children 11 years old and younger.
Single Occupancy: For single room add 50% to the trip price. If requested, we can also match you with a roommate. If we are unable to find you a match, you will not be charged for a single room.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Other Notes: Triple cabins are available on the Nemo III in Category 3 rooms (one lower double bed and one raised single bed) at a $500 discount per person. Cabin categories are confirmed in advance, but the exact cabin numbers are not guaranteed prior to arrival. This enables us to retain flexibility in assigning travelers to different cabins or decks based on the makeup of our group. Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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Internal Air Cost: $550 per person for adults, $400 per person for children 11 years old and younger.
Single Occupancy: For single room add 50% to the trip price. If requested, we can also match you with a roommate. If we are unable to find you a match, you will not be charged for a single room.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Make It Private: View pricing for just you and your select travel companions on our 8-Day Itinerary or 10-Day Itinerary.

Other Notes: 
Triple cabins are available on the Nemo III in Category 3 rooms (one lower double bed and one raised single bed) at a $500 discount per person. Cabin categories are confirmed in advance, but the exact cabin numbers are not guaranteed prior to arrival. This enables us to retain flexibility in assigning travelers to different cabins or decks based on the makeup of our group. Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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Internal Air Cost: $550 per person for adults, $400 per person for children 11 years old and younger.
Single Occupancy: For single room add 50% to the trip price. If requested, we can also match you with a roommate. If we are unable to find you a match, you will not be charged for a single room.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Other Notes: 
Triple cabins are available on the Nemo III in Category 3 rooms (one lower double bed and one raised single bed) at a $500 discount per person. Cabin categories are confirmed in advance, but the exact cabin numbers are not guaranteed prior to arrival. This enables us to retain flexibility in assigning travelers to different cabins or decks based on the makeup of our group. Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
Group Size
Limited to ~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, for a more intimate experience and a lighter footprint on the environment. And with two Expedition Leaders, we divide into even smaller groups for excursions to suit varied interests and abilities.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Included
  • Trip price includes: Accommodations including the Nemo III, Nat Hab's deluxe private Tortoise Camp and hotel on the mainland, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leaders, all meals from breakfast on Day 2 through breakfast on final day, local beer and house wine with dinner aboard the Nemo III, snorkeling gear and wetsuit, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes and service fees.
  • Internal air cost includes: Round-trip flights between Quito and the Galapagos
  • Permit fee includes: Galapagos National Park permit and transit card fees, through 2019. Starting in 2020, the Galapagos National Park permit and transit card fees are included in the trip price.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, some alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate to Difficult
This is a very active trip with early mornings and long days filled with varied activities. General physical fitness and mobility are required to participate in this trip. All guests should have no problem walking at least 3 miles over uneven terrain. 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 walking, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. Snorkeling is a big component of this trip, with excursions offered nearly every day, sometimes twice a day. Travelers should be comfortable swimming in moderate currents and in deep water where you can see the bottom but cannot stand up. We strongly recommend practicing beforehand if you have limited experience. Our Expedition Leaders will also offer instruction for those in need of additional snorkeling guidance.

Island hikes often take place on trails that are rough and uneven, sometimes traversing lava fields and navigating sharp or slippery rocks. Constrained by the limited nature of the park trail systems and the size of the islands, most hikes will be a mile or two long, with one walk that's roughly 5 miles over very gentle terrain. When weather and conditions permit, our trip will include three to five opportunities for sea kayaking, each outing about two hours in length with some excursions taking place early in the morning. The double kayaks we use have a suggested weight limit of approximately 450 pounds total for two people. Some kayak outings may require breaking through waves and rough water, though instruction will be provided, and all outings will be supervised by two guides and accompanied by a follow boat for safety. Most activities will range in length from one to two hours, and we will 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.

Elevation: Please note that the first two nights of this adventure are spent in Quito at an elevation of 9,400 feet. The relative lack of oxygen at this elevation may manifest in altitude-sickness symptoms that can include headaches, dizziness, tiredness and nausea. Hydration and rest usually help symptoms to resolve, though participants may wish to talk with their doctor about taking along a prescription for a medication such as Diamox to better manage potential physical reactions to high altitude.
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 III, our intimate sailing catamaran, accommodates approximately 14 guests plus our Expedition Leaders 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 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 Kayaking Trips

NHA recommends a minimum age of 12 years old given the demands of the activities and nature of the boat. We believe it's best to consider this age recommendation 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 you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat Adventures' medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrival: Arrive in Quito any time on Day 1.
Departure: You are free to depart from Quito after 9 pm on the final day.

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 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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