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Monday-Friday, 7 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time
Accommodations and meals as noted in the daily itinerary; private transfer in Otavalo highlands; airport transfers Quito-Galapagos-Quito; inter-island transfers; sea kayaks and necessary paddling gear, bikes/helmets, snorkel/mask/fins; services of a skilled bi-lingual guide throughout.
International airfare to and from Quito; airport transfers on international flights in and out of Quito; round trip airfare from Quito to Galapagos, Galapagos Islands transit card (mandatory add-on cost & subject to change); Galapagos National Park entrance fee; 2 dinners; travel/evacuation insurance; optional activities; optional wet-suit for snorkeling; excess baggage charges; airport taxes; 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 and the Galapagos Transit Fee is also due at the time of registration. The deposit, flight and transit fee are non-refundable 90 days prior to departure; the flight fee is also non-transferrable at 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.
There is no single supplement fee for those willing to share accommodations with a same-gender roommate. If you are willing to share but we are unable to pair you with a same-gender roommate, you will not be charged the single supplement fee. If you do not wish to share and request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single accommodations available. For more details about traveling solo, see our Solo Travelers page.
- Single supplement 2017 - $1,399
- Single supplement 2018 - $1,499
Galapagos National Park Fee
The National Park Fee helps fund organizations that manage and preserve the islands.
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. In the Highlands, the average temperatures range in the mid-50s to upper 60s/low 70s year round. Be prepared for some rain at any time of year. In cloudy and/or rainy conditions temperatures may feel cooler. 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.
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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