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- Children’s discount (ages 8-17) - $400
Accommodations and meals as noted in the daily itinerary; private transfer to the Amazon Basin; one group airport transfer on international flights in and out of Quito on Day 1 and Day 10; airport transfers Quito-Galapagos-Quito; Galapagos transit card; boat transfer (or internal flight) from Santa Cruz-Isabela Island-Baltra Island; equipment necessary for itinerary including white water rafting, sea kayaks, bikes, snorkel/mask/fins; services of a skilled bi-lingual guide/naturalist throughout the trip.
International airfare to and from Quito; roundtrip airfare from Quito to Galapagos (mandatory—subject to change); Galapagos National Park Fee (to be paid in U.S. dollars, cash, at the airport on arrival in the Galapagos Islands); 3 dinners; cost of medical immunizations as needed; insurance of any kind; cost of optional activities; optional wetsuit for snorkeling; excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any); alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional gratuities to your guides; items of a personal nature.
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Special Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy
In addition to the required $400 deposit to reserve your space on this trip, the cost of the internal flight to the islands (Quito-Galapagos-Quito) is also due at the time of registration. The deposit and flight fee are non-refundable and non-transferable 90 days prior to departure. If you needed to cancel your participation on this trip for a reason covered by your optional Travel Insurance plan, this flight cost would be reimbursable by that plan.
Families will be roomed together unless any family members request single accommodations, in which case they will be asked to pay a single supplement fee.
- Single supplement 2018 - $1,399
- Single supplement 2019 - $1,499
Galapagos National Park Fee
The National Park Fee is payable on arrival; it helps fund organizations that manage and preserve the islands. National park fees are subject to change.
During periods of peak demand, a holiday surcharge will be applied to the trip cost.
Quito is at 9,200 feet above sea level and maintains a spring-like climate year round. The temperature ranges from 55° at night to 70° at midday, with the average temperature being in the mid-60s. The average temperature in the Amazon Basin is in the low 80s with daily highs reaching the low 90s and nightly lows in the upper 60s. An occasional cold front during the "dry" season (May-October) can occur, bringing daytime temperature down into the upper 60s. You are in the tropics and in a jungle rainforest – showers are always a possibility. The Galapagos have two seasons. The warm and rainy season lasts from January to June, and the average air temperature ranges from the low 80s to the low 90s with the average water temperature around 75°. There are many warm, often hot, sunny periods interspersed by rain showers. From July to December, the cooler and dryer months, the average air temperature is in the 70s with an average water temperature hovering between 64-68°. There may be occasional mist and overcast skies due to the garúa (fog) that sometimes pervades the islands at this time of year. A sweater or jacket is often needed at night. Note that at any time of year, the highlands on the islands are often enveloped in mist and fog keeping them much greener than areas near their shores.
This trip requires that one or more internal flights be booked separately by REI. Our travel specialists will collect payment and make reservations for all confirmed group members for these required internal flights. Because airfare prices can change without notice, all flight prices are subject to change.
In order to purchase airline tickets from Quito to the Islands on your behalf, we must have all family members' valid passport numbers as soon as possible after your initial trip sign-up and no later than 45 days prior to departure. Any delays in submitting your passport information may result in our inability to procure airline tickets for you on the trip dates. Standard trip cancellation penalties apply if your passport information is submitted after the deadline and airline tickets cannot be purchased.
This trip is subject to the booking information set forth in the current REI Adventures Reservation Information. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. Additional trip information will be provided upon sign up. We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance through REI Adventures. If coverage is purchased at the time of your initial reservation, the 'Pre-existing Conditions Exclusion' is waived (certain exclusions apply).
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