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Pre & Post Trips

Everything from diving in the Galapagos to birding in the Ecuadorian cloud forest or visiting the Amazon in Peru can be arranged for you, depending on what your interests are. If you have the time, our 7-day Ecuador tour is a great addition as well. Some of our most popular add-ons and extensions are below. Let us know if you want to book these, or any other activities.

Galakiwi Difference: We include all entrance fees on our day tours and mini-adventures!

Ecuador mainland - quito Options

City Tour of Quito

We visit the new and old town of Quito, Ecuador, including the Independence Square and the Churches of Basilica, La Compañia and La Catedral. After this we go to the Panecillo (a lookout point in the old town), which affords the best view of Quito, then return to the hotel. 

Trip Info: This trip takes about 3 1/2 - 4 hours and can depart everyday at anytime. Entrance fees to the churches and Panecillo are included.

You’ll need to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera, rain jacket, and water bottle.

$117 per person – 1 person

$67 per person – 2 people

$67 per person – 3 people

$67 per person – 4 people or more

Gastronomy City Tour of Quito

A tour for the food lovers! The gastronomic highlight is touring through Mercado Iñaquito, where your guide will treat you to samples of everything from local produce and juices, to a plate of pork meats. There are many strange and interesting fruits and vegetables here to try, while wandering through the rest of the market is a great local experience. We never know what surprises are in store for us on this tour!

After the market, enjoy your Quito city, where you will visit the new and old town of Quito, Ecuador, including the Independence Square and the Churches of Basilica, La Compañia and La Catedral. After this we go to the Panecillo (a lookout point in the old town), which affords the best view of Quito. 

Finally, we'll head over to the church of San Augustin. Here, there are more tasty treats to be had. Ecuadorian humitas, tamales, colaciones (sweet snacks) and the not so enticingly named caca de perro (corn covered in sugar) are some of the items we'll treat ourselves to before ending the tour. 

Trip Info: This is a busy trip that takes about 7 hours and can depart everyday. Departure times range from 8-10am. Entrance fees to the churches and Panecillo are included. On Sundays, San Augustin is closed, so a visit to La Ronda is substituted. All food samples are included, but you are free to buy anything you enjoy trying.

You’ll need to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera, rain jacket, and water bottle.

$191 per person – 1 person

$111 per person – 2 people

$101 per person – 3 people

$91 per person – 4 people or more

City Tour and Equator Line 

After the city tour we go to The Equator line, Mitad del Mundo, located 45 minutes away from Quito to visit the world monument and shops. Here we also visit the Inti Ñan, a local museum where you can see different experiments to prove that you are at the Center of the Earth.

There is an optional visit depending on weather conditions, to The Pululahua crater that is only 10 minutes away from the monument.

Trip Info: This trip takes about 5 hours and can depart everyday at anytime. Entrance fees to the churches, Panecillo, and Equator line museums are included.

You’ll need to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your camera, rain jacket, and water bottle.

$169 per person – 1 person

$96 per person – 2 people

$90 per person – 3 people

$83 per person – 4 people or more

Twilight City Tour of Quito 

Starting at 4pm, the Quito twilight tour is a great way to see the city as it comes alive at night! The tour includes some sampling of sweets as you visit La Ronda Street (Calle la Ronda). A visit to the chocolate shop for some world famous Ecuadorian chocolate kicks things off. After you learn about and watch how chocolate treats are made, how about sampling a traditional Andean drink canelazo, made of cane sugar, cinnamon and cane alcohol (Adults only for this alcoholic treat!) Visiting another shop that specializes in different types of local honey is also on the agenda during the twilight tour. 

After the sampling, the twilight tour continues with an hour long walking tour of the Old Town. You'll get great views of the Basilica, La Compania de Jesus, Independence Square and the Cathedral. As darkness sets in and lights come on, you'll will be driven to El Panecillo Hill, with the huge madonna statue overlooking the city of Quito.

The tour finishes with a nice dinner (cost: $13-18pp) and optional ($7pp) ballet performance, which occurs only on weekends.

Trip Info: This trip takes about 2 1/2 hours and can depart everyday at anytime. Entrance fees are included.

You’ll need to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your camera, rain jacket, and water bottle.

$123 per person – 1 person

$66 per person – 2 people

$65 per person – 3 people

$63 per person – 4 people or more

Quito’s Museums Tour

Your experienced, local guide will bring the history of Ecuador alive on this day tour of Quito’s most interesting museums. You can expect to visit the impressive San Fransisco Monastery, the Colonial Art Museum, Central Bank Museum and Museo de La Ciudad. Each of these museums house important artifacts from the many different cultures that existed here in the past, and still exist in Ecuador today. These collections are among the largest anywhere in the Americas.

Trip Info: This trip can depart everyday at 10am except Sundays and Mondays (museums are closed) and takes 8 hours. Entrance fees to the museums are included in the price.

You’ll need to wear comfortable shoes, and bring your camera, rain jacket and your water bottle.

$187 per person – 1 person

$107 per person – for 2 people

$97 per person – for 3 people

$87 per person – for 4 people or more

Cotopaxi National Park Hike

Get ready for some adventure! A spectacular 2-hour drive in private transport takes you to Cotopaxi Volcano, 5897m, the second highest active volcano in the world. You will visit a museum in the park and hike around a lagoon at the bottom of the volcano to learn about the flora and fauna found at this altitude. You then continue by car up the volcano to the parking lot, at an altitude of more than 4500m.

From there, your hiking begins. It is approximately 90 minutes to the refuge at 4800m where you can enjoy a coca tea or hot chocolate and take a few pictures. After a short break to enjoy the views of the volcano, you will head back towards Quito in the afternoon, driving along the Pan-American Highway. Lunch is either at a stop on the way back to Quito, or your group may decide to by a boxed lunch to enjoy at the park.

Trip Info: This is a full day trip that departs every morning at 8am. Return to Quito late afternoon. Entrance fee to the National Park is included. Lunch is not included ($15-25 per person).

You’ll need warm clothes, a raincoat, and hiking shoes.

$279 per person - 1 person

$143 per person - 2 people

$122 per person - 3 people

$101 per person - 4 people or more

Note this tour sometimes has a minimum of 4 people.

Otavalo Market 

The market in Otavalo is considered one the biggest and best native markets in South America. It's located a little over 2 hours from Quito and you can find all the handicrafts that are made in Ecuador here. En route on the Pan American Highway, we'll visit the village of Calderon where the famous and decorative manufactures of the bread dough known as 'Mazapán' can be found. After you've explored the Otavalo market, we'll make our way to the leather market at Cotacachi.

Trip Info: This is a full day trip that departs in the morning. Return to Quito late afternoon. Lunch (~$10) is not included.

You’ll need comfortable walking shoes, a raincoat, your camera and water bottle. If you are interested in the shopping bring small and new bills.

$229 per person – 1 person

$123 per person – 2 people

$110 per person – 3 people

$96 per person – 4 people or more

Mindo Day Tour

Located about 2 1/2 hours from Quito, Mindo is a nature lover paradise, with a range of interesting and unique outdoor experiences to enjoy. This full day tour starts with a drive out to Alambi. The Alambi Cloud Forest Preserve is perhaps Ecuador's best place for viewing hummingbirds. Home to 32 species of hummingbirds, plus a great range of other species including many rarely spotted birds, the preserve has plenty of easy pathways and trails to explore during your visit.

From Alambi, you head to Mindo, home to plenty of wildlife as well. The highlight of Mindo is the beautiful scenery. Depending on capabilities and interests, there are hikes of varying difficulty here, visiting waterfalls and showcasing Ecuador's great biodiversity. We recommend hiking out to some waterfalls and taking the scenic gondola ride back for a birds-eye view of the forest.

A hearty lunch nearby ($10 a la carte) splits up your day, as you have decisions to make for the afternoon. With so many things to do around Mindo, you can't possibly do everything in 1 day. The most popular activities for the afternoon are visiting a butterfly farm and orchid garden. But, for those who want more adventure, an optional visit to the Mindo zip lines (extra cost: $25) is possible too. There is time to choose two activities, so it's up to you and your group to decide what the afternoon will include.

Trip Info: This is a full day trip that can depart everyday at 8am and takes about 8-10 hours. Entrance fee to the reserves are included, as is the butterfly farm and orchid garden. Lunch is not included (~$10) and the zip lines are optional.

You need a raincoat, hiking shoes, camera, water bottle, walking stick (optional), and binoculars if possible.

$249 per person – 1 person

$143 per person – 2 people

$130 per person – 3 people

$116 per person – 4 people or more

Bellavista Cloud Forest

If you are a nature lover, this is a day trip designed for you. Head into the Bellavista cloud forest and experience the dramatic changes in the temperature and vegetation compared to back in Quito. Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve is located almost exactly on the Equator (just slightly north), on the edge of Choco, which is among the most diverse ecosystems in the world.

For many people a highlight here is the vast birdlife as 320 species have been recorded in the Tandayapa valley area of the park. You will likely see hummingbirds and some rare species, and you will most definitely hear many more. With a keen eye you’ll spot other forest creatures in the trees and forest cover as well. There is both primary and secondary forest here and you can learn about the flora and fauna of the area from both a naturalist guide and an ornithologist.

Trip Info: This is a full day trip that can depart everyday at 7am and takes about 8 hours. Entrance fee to the reserve is included. Lunch is not included (~$5-$20).

You need a raincoat, hiking shoes, camera, water bottle, walking stick (optional), and binoculars if possible.

$252 per person – 1 person

$145 per person – 2 people

$132 per person – 3 people

$119 per person – 4 people or more

Papallacta Hot Springs

A visit to Ecuador isn’t complete until you’ve soaked yourself in some soothing thermal waters. Only 2 hours drive from Quito is where you’ll find the Termas de Papallacta. These Hot Springs are located on the Cinnamon trail, which is the same route that Francisco de Orellana took in 1542 when he crossed the Andean mountain range in search of spices and gold, subsequently discovering the Amazon River!

Your route to the hot springs takes a short cut, passing by the church of Guapulo. It is a fun day of exploring, including an overland ride across the forest tundra, called paramo. The highest point reached is 4069m before you descend to the spectacular Papallacta Hot Springs at 3300m.

Included things to do:

  1. Soak in the hot springs, which are of varying sizes and temperatures.
  2. Take photos and enjoy views of the Antisana volcano 5750m.
  3. Go trekking up the river.

Optional Activity: Visit and relax in the spa. Cost is $25. Massage services also avaialble at a cost of $25-65.

When you get hungry, the lunch at the restaurant offers a variety of typical dishes, such as trout. You will return to Quito in the afternoon.

Trip Info: This is a full day trip that can depart everyday at 8am and takes about 8 hours. Lunch is not included in prices ($25-45). 

You need warm clothes, hiking shoes, and a raincoat. A bathing suit, towel, and sandals would be ideal to bring if you want to soak in the pools.

$231 per person – 1 person

$125 per person – 2 people

$112 per person – 3 people

$98 per person – 4 people or more

Horseback Riding

You will be transported from Quito to the Green Horse Ranch, inside the National Reserve Pululahua, which is about 25 miles north of Quito. Quiet, sure-footed, mountain horses will take you through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater, the biggest one on the whole American continent, and one of only two inhabited craters in the world. With its constantly changing sceneries and biodiversity, this is a great day trip to a part of Ecuador that many tourists don’t discover.

Guided day tours are available for all standards of riders and if you've never ridden before, don’t worry – the Andes is a great place for your first ride!

Trip Info: Lunch is not included, but is available for an additional cost of $20 per person (vegetarian available).  

You’ll need to wear comfortable closed toe shoes, bring a raincoat, camera, and water bottle.

$145 per person – 2 people minimum

$120 per person – 3 people

$80 per person – 4 people or more

 

ecuador mainland - Guayaquil OPTIONS

City Tour of Guayaquil

This fun day tour will first take you to Parque de las Iguanas. You can probably guess by the name, this is a public park that is home to many, many iguanas! Officially called Parque Seminario, you’ll come across iguanas everywhere here. They lounge on the walking paths, climb trees and are used to being touched and fed. A much different experience than the Galapagos! After the iguana encounters, you will head to the Metropolitan Cathedral, an architectural highlight of the city.

Next stop is a peaceful walk along Malecon 2000. This pedestrian-only area offers a wide promenade beside the Guayas River. Botanical Gardens, important monuments and historical buildings line the other side of the malecon. If you have extra time in the city, your guide will point out some good places for shopping, eating and exploring on your own, such as the Anthropology Museum.

The charming, bohemian neighborhood of Las Peñas is your final stop on the day tour. Colorful and full of history, this area is home to many restored buildings. Historically important, it is also an area that offers some of the best photography opportunities in the city.

Trip Info: This trip takes about 3 hours and departs every day at 9am. Entrance fees are included; note that the cathedral is sometimes closed to the public. As always, the prices below do not include tips for your guide.

You’ll need to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera, rain jacket, and water bottle.

$117 per person – 1 person

$67 per person – 2 people

$67 per person – 3 people

$67 per person – 4 people or more

City Tour of Guayaquil & Henry Morgan Pirate Ship

This tour begins with our Guayaquil walking tour to see the Iguana Park, Cathedral, Malecon 2000 and Las Peñas neighborhood. After a few hours of exploring the cultural and historical highlights of the city, you’ll enjoy the best views of Guayaquil – by heading out on the water!

As a port city, Guayaquil is the city of commerce for all of Ecuador. As such, the coastline here varies greatly, with picturesque buildings and hills creating an ever-changing landscape. Once aboard the Henry Morgan Pirate Ship (named after Captain Morgan, of course!) you will head out past Santay Island and the Caraguay Market. The timing of this cruise is late-afternoon / early evening, the perfect time for sunset photos and capturing the beauty of Guayaquil at night.

The replica pirate ship was built from Ecuadorian wood and materials, honoring the pirate history of Ecuador’s largest city. Food and drink are available for you to buy aboard the boat, which is the perfect way to cruise along the Guayas River.

Trip Info: This trip takes about 6 hours and departs at 2pm. Not available on Tuesdays. Entrance fees and Morgan Boat ticket are included; note that the cathedral is sometimes closed to the public. As always, the prices below do not include tips for your guide.

You’ll need to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera, rain jacket, and water bottle.

$169 per person – 1 person

$96 per person – 2 people

$90 per person – 3 people

$83 per person – 4 people or more

City Tour of Guayaquil and Historic Park

This comprehensive day tour can take place in either the morning or afternoon. First stop is the Parque de las Iguanas. You can probably guess by the name, this is a public park that is home to many, many iguanas! Officially called Parque Seminario, you’ll come across iguanas everywhere here. They lounge on the walking paths, climb trees and are used to being touched and fed. A much different experience than the Galapagos! After the iguana encounters, you will head to the Metropolitan Cathedral, an architectural highlight of the city, then walk along the impressive Malecon 2000. This pedestrian-only area offers botanical gardens, important monuments and historical buildings. The bohemian neighborhood of Las Peñas provides a colorful and architectural contrast to what you’ll see earlier in the day. It is home to many notable Ecuadorians and is perhaps the most photogenic area of the city.

Continue on to explore Parque Histórico. Between Las Peñas, Santa Ana Hill and the Historic Park, you may feel like you’ve been transported to the Caribbean. At the historic park buildings have been restored or rebuilt to what they were like in the early 20th century. This allows visitors to appreciate what life was like in Guayaquil back then.

Divided into architectural, traditional and natural sections, the Parque Histórico also boasts examples of native flora and fauna (including a small zoo). The traditional section showcases the rich history of cocoa production and industry that gave way to the initial growth of Guayaquil. Together the three tell a story of how this coastal area came to become the largest metropolis, and commercial lifeblood, of the Ecuador.

Trip Info: This trip takes about 5 hours and departs every day at 8:30am or 1:30pm. Entrance fees are included; note that the cathedral is sometimes closed to the public. As always, the prices below do not include tips for your guide.

You’ll need to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera, rain jacket, and water bottle.

$169 per person – 1 person

$96 per person – 2 people

$90 per person – 3 people

$83 per person – 4 people or more

ECUADOR MAINLAND - mini-adventures

Mindo Mini-Adventure

We take our popular Mindo day tour and make it even better, by packing in more great nature experiences and enjoying an overnight stay in Mindo. Extra highlights include a frog symphony and tubing down the Mindo River! Mini-Adventures can be booked directly on our website.

View full details about this Mini-Adventure.

Otavalo Mini-Adventure

An extremely popular day tour is made even better by staying the night in Otavalo and enjoying some of the nearby attractions. You’ll have extra time to explore Otavalo by night, and then visit San Antonio de Ibarra, known to have many of the best wood carvers. A visit to the Condor Park for a birds of prey demonstration is also included, giving you a close up experience with eagles, hawks, condors and other birds. You can book this tour directly on our website.

View full details about this Mini-Adventure.

Galapagos Options

Diving in the Galapagos

Known around the world as a top diving destination, we have helped many travelers experience the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands. Diving is an option on our custom tours, as well as on our 6-day and 10-day Galapagos Adventure tours. Be aware that diving in the Galapagos is for experienced divers only. This is not a destination for novice or new divers (for example: some dive destinations in the Galapagos require 30+ dives logged). Our diving partners will likely refuse to let you dive if they are not confident you can handle the sometimes challenging dive conditions in the Galapagos.

Trip Info: Diving is available from either San Cristobal or Santa Cruz Island, with trips to Kicker Rock and Gordon Rocks respectively, however other destinations may be available. Diving must be requested in advance. Diving options are run by our qualified partners in the Galapagos.

You’ll need to bring your diving certification with you, all equipment provided.

$200 per person, for 2 dives

Los Tuneles Snorkel Tour, Isabela Island

If you think sleeping sharks, sea horses, sea turtles and strange lava tunnel formations sound intriguing then you’re going to need your mask, snorkel and flippers, because you get all that and more at Los Tuneles.

Also called Cabo Rosa, this area about one hour from town was created when lava flows reached the ocean, forming tunnels, arches and sheltered bays perfect for snorkeling. They also happen to be perfect feeding grounds for sea turtles and resting places for other species like Galapagos sharks! Even the cute Galapagos penguins have been known to visit this area at times. It is one of the most diverse snorkel spots in the entire archipelago, and also home to some birds, such as nesting blue-footed boobies.

The ride to get here can be a bit rough, and because of the lava formations, safe access is only possible at certain tides. If you want to maximize the time you spend in the water in the Galapagos, Los Tuneles should be on your list! We haven’t even mentioned that sea lions, eagle rays, octopus and plenty of tropical fish, sea stars and sea urchins are also spotted in these crystal clear waters! One of our all-time top things to do in the Galapagos.

Trip Info: This day tour is available as an optional excursion on Isabela Island only, as a replacement to the Volcano Hike. Subject to availability and tide conditions. Must be requested in advance, or as part of a custom tour. It is at least a 1 hour boat ride to get here from the pier in town. Expect to have at least a few hours of time for snorkeling in the water. This is a full day tour.

You’ll need to bring comfortable hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, camera, and a bathing suit.

$150 per person

Day trip to Bartolome Island

One of the most picturesque landscapes of the Galapagos is from the top of Bartolome Island. The hiking trail here brings you above a sandy beach with coves on both sides, and views of the famous Pinnacle Rock formation. Beach snorkeling here allows you to often get close to sea lions, turtles and perhaps penguins.

Trip Info: This day tour is available as an extension from Santa Cruz Island only, and is subject to availability. Must be requested in advance, or as part of a custom tour. It is a 2 hour boat ride to get here from Santa Cruz Island. Expect to have at least a few hours of time for snorkeling in the water. This is a full day tour.

You’ll need to bring comfortable hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, camera, and a bathing suit.

$250 per person 

Day trip to North Seymour Island

If you want boobies, this is a great island to take a day trip to! Blue-footed boobies are in abundance, as are frigate birds and sea lions. Other birds you may find here include the red-billed tropicbird and swallow tailed gulls. This is an island rich in wildlife, presenting many great photo opportunities. This island is up near Baltra, and visits often include a stop along the coast of Santa Cruz. A special species you may observe here, that you may not see on other tours, is the Galapagos land iguana. There is great snorkeling here as well at a place called Bacchus beach, which happens to be on the north tip of Santa Cruz island.

Trip Info: This day tour is available as an extension from Santa Cruz Island only, and is subject to availability. Must be requested in advance, or as part of a custom tour. Your time will be split equally on land and in the water. This is a full day tour.

You’ll need to bring comfortable hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, camera, and a bathing suit.

$250 per person 

Day trip to South Plaza Island

Sea lions and land iguanas are the big draw for visitors to Plazas Island. One of the largest sea lion colonies is found here. The interactions between mothers and their pups, and the ever-present dominant bull protecting his territory create great photo opportunities as well as some entertainment.

The island itself is quite small and relatively flat. There is a hiking trail of about 2 miles in length that takes you over the gently sloping landscape. Many prickly pear cacti are found on the island, a favorite food of land iguanas, which are also common here, and are among some of the more colorful orange/yellow iguanas you’ll find in the Galapagos.

Numerous other bird species are frequently seen here, such as tropicbirds, swallow-tail gulls and frigate birds. The island has a very large cover of Galapagos carpet weed, a type of colorful low-lying flowering plant. Depending on the time of year the island may appear to have either a lush green or vibrant red, blanket of vegetation.

Trip Info: This day tour is available as an extension from Santa Cruz Island only, and is subject to availability. Must be requested in advance, or as part of a custom tour. You time will be mostly spent on land, with a snorkel opportunity usually at the end of the tour. This is a full day tour.

You’ll need to bring comfortable hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, camera, and a bathing suit.

$250 per person

Day trip to Sante Fe Island

If you want a Galapagos Day Tour with plenty of snorkel time and encounters with sea lions, this may be the island for you. In fact, the sea lions can sometimes make it challenging for us to get to the trailheads on land as they’re blocking the way! Sante Fe is one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos. The attraction here is a great, isolated beach with many sea lions, and the chance to possibly see a unique land iguana species.

The Sante Fe land iguana (or Barrington land iguana) is considered a unique species endemic to Sante Fe. While they are found across the island, they are not always easily spotted. Vegetation-wise, compared to some other islands, the prickly pear cacti here are tall, creating a forest-like environment in places. Palo Santo trees are also very common here. A great way to see first-hand how even the plant life in the Galapagos can vary from island to island, just like the wildlife.

After some exploring around the island by walking path, most of your free time will be for snorkeling off the beach or hanging out with the sea lions.

Trip Info: This day tour is available as an extension from Santa Cruz Island only, and is subject to availability. Must be requested in advance, or as part of a custom tour. You time will be split almost equally on land and in the water. This is a full day tour.

You’ll need to bring comfortable hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, camera, and a bathing suit.

$250 per person

Day trip to Espanola Island

To many Galapagos visitors, Espanola Island is a must-visit, largely in part because it is the only place where Waved Albatross come to land to nest. In addition to these huge, impressive birds, Espanola also boasts great up-close encounters with Blue-footed Boobies and Nazca Boobies. The booby birds are often found nesting right along the trails, forcing visitors to take “detours”.

Galapagos Doves and Galapagos Hawks are also possible to spot on Espanola Island. While you may need to be lucky to see them, you will surely see many of the most colorful red and green hued marine iguanas. Espanola marine iguanas seem to have their brightness levels turned up an extra notch or two! Only the ones on Floreana Island seem to get as bright.

Gardner Bay is the beach highlight on Espanola. It is a long, white sandy beach - perfect for easy access to the water for snorkeling. You’ll also find more than enough sea lions here to keep you amused and keep you camera clicking!

Trip Info: This day tour is available as an extension from San Cristobal Island only, and is subject to availability. Must be requested in advance, or as part of a custom tour. It is a 2 hour boat ride to get here from San Cristobal Island. Waved Albatross are only on the island from about April - December each year. You time will be split almost equally on land and in the water. This is a full day tour.

You’ll need to bring comfortable hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, camera, and a bathing suit.

$250 per person

Camping at Casa del Ceibo

Away from the typical tourist path, El Progresso is a small community on San Cristobel Island. Two of our Galakiwi guides grew up here, and their family built a great treehouse for them to play in. Today, the treehouse, known as El Ceibo, is a rustic adventure open to travelers who want something different. Complete with running water, a shower and electricity, it’s a unique experience to be sure. While the treehouse has beds and all the comforts you would need to sleep, it is no longer available to sleep in. Instead, visitors are allowed to explore during the day and camp on the ground at the property.

Trip Info: You can request to have breakfast included in your stay at the treehouse. Transportation is not included (short taxi ride or bike ride from Puerto Baquerizo). Should be booked well in advance.

$10-25 per person, per night.

Peru Options

Musical Cuzco

The sounds of the Andes will get you moving. Music is such a big part of Andean culture, with lively sounds and colorful costumes this is a fun way to get to learn more about the folklore and traditional dances of Peru. Expect charrangos, flutes and other instruments from the Andes to get you into the groove.

Trip Info: Choice between an afternoon or evening tour, which lasts 3 1/2 - 4 hours. Depending on choice a lunch or dinner will be provided.

$70 per person, minimum 2 people

Bike Tour of Lima

A fun way to get around the exciting city of Lima. This is a tour of the Barranco and Chorrillos areas of Lima, which are often overlooked by most day tours of Lima. In Barranco, there are parks and churches, as well as impressive estate houses we’ll ride by. Over in Chorrillos it is more about beaches and fishing piers. You’ll stop at many points of interest to learn about the art history of Lima and Peru, as well as the war history of this great country. Some of the top restaurants and bars of Lima will be pointed out to you, in case you want to indulge a bit after your tour!

Trip Info: This is a half day tour, lasting up to 5 hours depending on the biking skill level of the group. 

$80 per person, minimum 2 people

NEW ZEALAND OPTIONS 

Options Available by Request

We feel our New Zealand tour is pretty inclusive, but we’re happy to work with you to add-on any extras before or after your trip. Perhaps you want to visit the penguins in Dunedin or spend some time in Wellington? Let us know and we’ll add a little extra Kiwi experience to your trip.

Trip Info: Each NZ extension is handled on a case-by-case basis, dependent on your personal interests. Contact us for prices and options.

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  • Alison Gray, New Zealand - 6-day Land Galapagos Tour, March 2016
    We had a great land-based trip with Galakiwi -it as fun being ashore at night and wandering among the wildlife and with the locals in the street. And staying on an extra couple of days gave us time by ourselves but with full support from the Galakiwi team when we wanted it. The best of both worlds with a great professional approach. Thanks heaps as they say in NZ!
    Alison Gray, New Zealand
    6-day Land Galapagos Tour, March 2016
  • Chris Urquhart, Canada - 10-day Galapagos Adventure Tour, June 2016
    We spent a month in South America and our time in the Galapagos was the highlight. There were new delightful surprises multiple times a day. Our guide, Pablo, shared his enthusiasm with us and kept us entertained with great stories and fascinating information each and every day. The land based tour from Galakiwi was definitely the right choice. We have spoken to others that took ship based tours and we feel that we made a great choice with Galakiwi. It was the trip of a lifetime!
    Chris Urquhart, Canada
    10-day Galapagos Adventure Tour, June 2016
  • Duly Lee, USA - Custom Galapagos Family Tour
    I had been planning a trip with my family for ages, and when the idea to go to Galapagos emerged, I thought what a better place to reunite with family and induce some very needed bonding opportunity. The fantastic natural setting was super conductive to this goal, but if it wasn't for GALAKIWI's immaculate service and attention it wouldn't have happened. So thanks to you guys for everything!
    Duly Lee, USA
    Custom Galapagos Family Tour
  • Jamie Jacobs, November 2015 - 10-day Galapagos Adventure Tour
    While I knew I would enjoy the Galapagos, the trip with Galakiwi became for me the highlight of our South American travels.
    Jamie Jacobs, November 2015
    10-day Galapagos Adventure Tour
  • Chi & Jay, New Zealand - Custom Ecuador & Galapagos Wedding Tour
    We just wanted to write a quick note to say a massive thank you to everyone in Galakiwi who have helped make this trip so memorable for us. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed it.
    Chi & Jay, New Zealand
    Custom Ecuador & Galapagos Wedding Tour
  • Rachel Mundy, New Zealand - Galapagos Biking Tour
    The Galapagos mountain biking adventure trip was an amazing experience. Having to dodge a giant tortoise in the middle of the road is not something that happens every day. A great way to see these beautiful and unique islands in a slightly more detailed way.
    Rachel Mundy, New Zealand
    Galapagos Biking Tour
  • Larry Katz, USA - 10-day Galapagos Adventure Tour, December 2015
    We are three couples with different interests and abilities, but the trip was great for all of us. The activities were a blast, our guide was top-notch and everything went just as we had hoped. We really loved it and would highly recommend Galakiwi to anyone thinking of a land-based Galapagos trip.
    Larry Katz, USA
    10-day Galapagos Adventure Tour, December 2015
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