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19-Day Colombia & Galapagos Family Tour

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Tour Summary

This tour weaves together Colombia‘s vibrant culture with the Galapagos Islands‘ pristine natural beauty. Begin your adventure in Bogotá’s historic center, venture into vibrant coffee regions next, then embrace the vivid lifestyle at Medellín and Guatapé. Transitioning from Colombia’s lively ambiance to the otherworldly Galapagos, nature takes center stage. Isabela’s unique wildlife and volcanic beauty, and Santa Cruz’s rich marine life are just some of the highlights that await you. Designed for those eager to merge cultural insights with biodiversity, this tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Colombia and the Galapagos. You’ll be exploring some of the planet’s most remarkable ecosystems, so get ready for an exceptional adventure!

Highlights

  • checkAdventures in the Coffee TriangleExperience the heart of Colombia's coffee country, visiting traditional farms and learning about coffee production.
  • checkGuatapé and El PeñolClimb the iconic El Peñol rock for magnificent views and explore Guatapé, a town famous for its colorful zócalos.
  • checkBiodiversity at San Luis ReserveVenture into the wild at San Luis Reserve for a unique safari experience, observing Colombia's rich biodiversity.
  • checkQuito's Historical Center Immerse yourself in Ecuador's capital, exploring its UNESCO-listed old town and the intriguing phenomena around the equator.
  • checkCotopaxi Volcano AdventureHike around the stunning Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, and explore the surrounding national park.
  • checkGalapagos Island HoppingFrom Santa Cruz's lush landscapes to the pristine beaches of Isabela, engage with the unparalleled biodiversity of the Galapagos.
  • checkGalapagos Wildlife EncountersSnorkel with sea lions and turtles at Santa Fe or Pinzón Islands. Observe unique species on various islands, including the famed Galapagos giant tortoises.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Bogotá
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 1 - Bogota

    Welcome to the start of your incredible Colombia & Galapagos Vacation! Today begins with your airport pick-up, which takes you to your hotel in Bogotá’s historic center. The day is yours to explore and soak in the unique charm of this Andean capital. Get ready to dive into the rich culture and beauty of Bogotá!

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Deco or similar.
  • DAY 2 Ciclovía Tour in Bogotá
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Biking Colombia

    Dive into the heart of Bogotá with an exciting bike tour that lets you experience the city’s vibrant culture and architecture up close. Cycle through the historic La Candelaria neighborhood, admire Plaza Bolivar and explore diverse districts like the English neighborhood and Teusaquillo.

    Along the way, marvel at the city’s rich street art, visit a local coffee roasting factory for an authentic taste of Colombian coffee, and enjoy a fruit sampling at a bustling market. If you’re here on a Sunday, join the Ciclovia movement, where over 75 mi (120 km) of roads are transformed into a cyclist’s paradise, complete with a visit to the lively handicraft market in Usaquén.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Biking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Deco or similar.
  • DAY 3 San Luis Reserve
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Luis Reserve - Yopal

    Your day begins when we pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the Bogotá airport for your next flight. Upon arrival at Yopal Airport, a transfer takes you to the San Luis Nature Reserves. We’ll start our wildlife safari on the way to your lodging, keeping an eye out for the diverse species that inhabit the region.

    In the afternoon, we’ll explore the savannah and forest edges on foot or by jeep. This exploration will introduce you to the Llanos’ (plains) diverse wildlife and ecosystems and provide grounding experiences. Your search will span from small critters to large felines, offering a profound connection with nature.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Plane. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hato Montana Natural Reserve or similar.
  • DAY 4 4X4 Jeep Safari
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Safari Tour

    After breakfast, embark on a classic 4WD safari across part of the nature reserve. You’ll see hundreds of capybaras, deer, spectacled caimans, tortoises, and an array of interesting birdlife. Enjoy lunch at the farm’s main house, followed by a restful period in a hammock to take in the scenery.

    In the late afternoon, you continue your photo safari in a different area of the reserve to enjoy the atmospheric golden hour, leading to one of the mesmerizing prairie sunsets. The day concludes with a nocturnal drive back to the lodge to uncover nighttime species such as maikongs, anteaters, and night hawks.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Jeep.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hato Montana Natural Reserve or similar.
  • DAY 5 Medellín
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Medellin Transfer in

    Today you’ll transition from the natural allure of San Luis Reserve back to the urban vibrancy of innovative cities. An English-speaking guide will accompany you back to Yopal Airport for your next flight. Welcome to Medellín! Upon landing at José María Córdova International Airport, a friendly guide will be ready to welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the hotel of your choice.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer.
    • TransportTransport:Plane. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Zocalo Campestre or similar.
  • DAY 6 Guatapé & El Peñol Rock
    Rebecca Adventure Travel El Peñol

    Today’s excursion through the Eastern Highlands of Antioquia includes climbing the iconic El Peñol boulder, enjoying a traditional Colombian lunch by the Guatapé reservoir, and a leisurely boat ride on the lake. There’s also time to explore Guatapé’s vibrant streets, making for a day full of adventure, culture, and breathtaking scenery. The 200-meter-high monolith near Medellín features a 740-step ascent to a summit that rewards with 360˚ views of Guatapé’s beautifully decorated houses and charming church.

     

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Selvario 36 Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 7 Graffiti Experience
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Medellin Art

    Medellín, a city renowned for its dynamic urban transformation, is now celebrated for its vibrant street art. Explore Comuna 13‘s expressive graffiti, which serves as a powerful medium for political dialogue and cultural expression. Led by local artists, this tour offers deep insights into the community’s history, daily life, and the pivotal role of street art in fostering social communication and identity.

    This concludes your Colombia experience and marks the start of the Ecuador leg of your trip. Upon arrival at Quito International Airport, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your chosen hotel in Quito, setting the stage for the next chapter of your adventure.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Plane. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Ilatoa Lodge or similar
  • DAY 8 Quito - Historical Center, Equator and Pululahua Crater
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 8 - Colombia Galapagos - Mitad del Mundo

    Dive into the essence of Quito with a one-day tour that showcases the enchanting beauty and historical depth of Ecuador’s capital. Start at the historical center, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, visiting celebrated landmarks like El Panecillo hill, the Basílica church, and the San Francisco Church. Meander through the quaint streets and squares of the Old Town, soaking up the atmosphere that tells tales of its rich past.

    After enjoying a local lunch, embark on a scenic drive to the Intiñan Equator Museum, located a stone’s throw from the Middle of the World Monument. Delve into the intriguing exhibits that highlight the significance of the equator. Cap off your exploration with a visit to the breathtaking Pululahua Crater, offering a picturesque conclusion to your day’s adventures in and around Quito.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Ilatoa Lodge or similar.
  • DAY 9 Cotopaxi Hiking
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 9 - Colombia Galapagos - Cotopaxi

    Located just two hours from Quito, the entrance to Cotopaxi National Park marks the start of your adventure. Begin with a visit to the serene Limpiopungo Lagoon, nestled amidst the majestic Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui volcanoes. Hiking around the mirror-like waters offers stunning views of the towering Cotopaxi and the unique flora and fauna of the páramo (moorland) ecosystem. Finally, you’ll hike to the Jorge Rivas refuge at 4,800 m.a.s.l.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Ilatoa Lodge or similar.
  • DAY 10 San Cristobal Island - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 1 - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

    Today is the start of your Galapagos adventure! A transfer will take you from your hotel in Quito to the airport in time for your departing flight. Upon landing at San Cristóbal Airport, a driver will greet you and take you on a brief drive to your selected hotel in the village of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. This leg of your trip promises new adventures and unforgettable memories in one of the world’s most pristine biodiversity hotspots.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Galapagos Planet or similar.
  • DAY 11 Kicker Rock
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 11 - Kicker Rock

    Start your day with a thrilling snorkeling trip to Kicker Rock, an iconic landmark off the coast of San Cristóbal Island. Known as León Dormido for its lion-like shape, this volcanic rock rises 140 meters above the sea, attracting diverse marine life and birds. Snorkeling in the water channel allows you to see sharks and manta rays, among other aquatic wildlife. After a day of marine exploration, you’ll head back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and return to your hotel, enriched with the natural splendors of the Galapagos.

    • ActivityActivity:Snorkeling.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Galapagos Planet or similar.
  • DAY 12 San Cristóbal Highlands
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 12 - Junco Lagoon

    Your adventure begins with a drive to El Junco, the only freshwater lagoon in the Galapagos, spanning 270 meters in diameter. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the lagoon before driving to La Galapaguera, a haven for native Galapagos plants and tortoises. The tour concludes at the serene beach of Puerto Chino, where you have the opportunity to snorkel and explore the vibrant marine life. This half-day tour is a perfect blend of natural exploration and relaxation in the enchanting highlands of San Cristóbal.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Galapagos Planet or similar.
  • DAY 13 Santa Cruz Island
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 13 - SAnta Cruz - Colombia Galapagos

    Start your morning with a quick transfer from your hotel to the San Cristóbal passenger pier, followed by a speedboat ride to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. The 2-hour journey across the sea may be choppy, so if you’re susceptible to motion sickness, consider taking precautions like medication or acupressure bands for a more comfortable trip. Upon arriving at Santa Cruz, a brief drive will take you from Puerto Ayora pier to your hotel.
    *Water taxis are not included.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 14 Santa Fe or Pinzón Islands - Snorkeling and Fishing Tour
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 14 - Santa Fe - Colombia Galapagos

    Prepare for an unforgettable day as you head to either Santa Fe or Pinzón Island, depending on the Galapagos National Park’s regulations on the day of your tour. Should your adventure take you to Santa Fe, look forward to snorkeling in a bay of crystal-clear waters, followed by a wet landing at either Playa Escondida or Garrapatero Beach on Santa Cruz Island.

    If Pinzón Island is your destination, get ready to be greeted by marine iguanas and playful sea lions. La Fe Beach, nestled among mangroves and rocky landscapes, provides a spectacular backdrop for spotting sea turtles, small sharks, and vibrant fish. This tour might also include a local fishing experience, adding an authentic touch to your day.

    • ActivityActivity:Snorkeling. Fishing.
    • TransportTransport:Car. Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 15 Isabela Island
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 15 - Isabela Island

    Today, you’ll transition from Santa Cruz to the enchanting Isabela Island. Upon arriving at Puerto Villamil, you’ll be required to pay a USD 10 tourist tax at the pier and present your passport. Then, meet your guide or driver at the end of the pier for a brief 10-minute transfer to your selected hotel. Please note that water taxis to and from the pier are not included in the transfer service.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer.
    • TransportTransport:Car. Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel La Laguna or similar.
  • DAY 16 Kayaking at Puerto Villamil
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kayaking in Galapagos

    After breakfast, join your guide for a kayak tour in Puerto Villamil’s bay, a perfect way to discover Isabela’s coastline. Glide through the water, encountering tropical fish, sharks, sea turtles, Galapagos penguins, and blue-footed boobies, among other fascinating marine life and birds.

    • ActivityActivity:Kayaking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel La Laguna or similar.
  • DAY 17 Free Day
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Isabela Beach Itinerary Day

    This day is yours to spend as you please! Cycling around Puerto Villamil is another excellent way to get to the beautiful Concha Perla Lagoon, renowned for its crystal-clear waters filled with sea lions, penguins, and tropical fish. You can snorkel here before heading to the Wall of Tears for a poignant historical perspective. Just outside of Puerto Villamil, Isabela’s wetlands house a variety of unique bird species across lagoons, swamps, and mangroves. Spot common stilts, whimbrels, white-cheeked pintails, and gallinules.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel La Laguna or similar
  • DAY 18 Los Túneles
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 18 - Tuneles Snorkeling

    Set off for a remarkable snorkeling trip at one of the world’s top snorkeling destinations, where calm, clear waters await. This unique landscape, shaped by ancient lava flows, features underwater tunnels and arcs, offering a haven for diverse marine life. Be prepared for shallow entries and follow your guide’s safety instructions. Depending on your tour time, enjoy a snack or a boxed lunch. After exploring this underwater paradise, you’ll head back to Puerto Villamil and your hotel, enriched by the day’s discoveries.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel La Laguna or similar.
  • DAY 19 Farewell - Transfer out
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra Transportation Port

    On your final day, begin with an early transfer from your hotel to the Isabela pier for a speedboat ride to Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival in Puerto Ayora, you’ll proceed with a transfer to Baltra Airport. This sequence of transfers marks the conclusion of your remarkable journey through the Galapagos, filled with unforgettable experiences and encounters with the archipelago’s unique wildlife and landscapes.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel La Laguna or similar.

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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport Private transportation.
  • Tour Guide Bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights (possible to include upon request when the exact travel dates are confirmed).
    + Food and drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Personal travel and health insurance.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for guides, drivers, etc.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • Please, note that departure dates are subject to change due to availability.
  • Kids under the age of 12 get a 10% discount.
  • Tap water in Colombia and the Galapagos might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • To fully enjoy your cruise, we advise booking flights that arrive early in the Galapagos Islands and depart late. Arriving late or leaving early could result in missing out on some activities.
  • The hotels mentioned in the itinerary are preferred hotels, if the described hotel is not available we reserve another hotel of the same level.
  • Anti-Malaria Treatment: It is advised to take it if you will stay for long periods in these regions.
  • Zika: Special attention for pregnant women, consult your doctor.
  • Essential items to bring include comfortable and lightweight clothing (with a jacket as a precaution), water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
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