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5 Day Galapagos Budget

You will be welcomed at your arrival at Baltra airport and transported to the harbor of Puerto Ayora. A speedboat will take you to Isabela Island, where you’ll visit the Flamingo lagoon and go snorkeling in Los Tuneles. Besides, you can choose an optional self-guided snorkeling activity in Concha Perla. Back on Santa Cruz Island, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, learn more about his Theory of Evolution and about the history and ecosystems of Galapagos. You’ll have a closer look at the giant Galapagos tortoises and learn about the famous tortoise Lonesome George, who died in 2012 and was the last one of his species. During a day trip you will visit Santa Fe, which is a small island in the center of the Galapagos archipelago.

per adult from

$1,627

AUD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
    • Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra airport at your arrival/departure time.
    • Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel each way.
    • Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.
    • Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking)
    • Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
    • 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
    • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island
    What's excluded :
    • Round trip flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands.
    • Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park.
    • Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only)
    • Isabela dock fee: $ 10 p.p. (cash only)
    • Water Taxi around $ 1 p.p. (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back)
    • For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November): $ 5 p.p. per day (cash only)
    • Personal travel & health insurance.
    • Optional tips for the guide.
    • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island

  • Day 1: Baltra – Santa Cruz Island – Isabela Island – Flamingo Lagoon

    Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    Option 1: Itinerary for flights arriving at Baltra before 11:00 AM

    At Baltra airport, an English speaking guide will pick you up to go to Puerto Ayora to enjoy your lunch. After lunch you’ll take the speedboat to Isabela Island. This can be a bumpy ride so provide yourself a waterproof jacket and motion sickness medication if necessary. Upon arrival on Isabela Island, a driver will pick you up and you’ll visit the Flamingo Lagoon. After that, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Option 2: Itinerary for flights arriving at Baltra after 11:00 AM

    If your flight is scheduled to arrive after 11:00 AM, you’ll stay at Santa Cruz Island on the first day because the last speedboat to Isabela Island leaves around 02:00 PM. You won’t have lunch in this case. The rest of the tour usually looks like this: Day 2: Santa Fe, Day 3 Bahia half day tour & Charles Darwin Station, Day 4 morning boat to Isabela, Los Tuneles, Day 5 morning boat to Santa Cruz and transfer out.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel Fernandina or similar

    Day 2: Snorkeling in los Tuneles

    Stop At: Los Tuneles, SE Isabela Island Nr. La Union Rock, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
    Early in the morning, you will go on boat ride from Puerto Villamil. You will explore the brilliant scenery in Los Tuneles which is considered the most beautiful place to snorkel in Isabela Island. Around the Los Tuneles you will find a highly contrasted color for snorkeling with clear, calm water. You will get the chance to spot large quantities of seabirds and species feedings such as tortoises, swimming iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, Galapagos penguins, lobsters, and sea snakes. This exciting activity takes approximately about 6 hours including the boat rides and a snack before a short hike.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel San Vicente or similar

    Day 3: Charles Darwin Research Station – Bay Tour

    Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    At 06:00 AM you will go to Santa Cruz Island and have breakfast. Then, you’ll go to the Charles Darwin Research Station where the guides will explain more about the famous giant tortoises.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Puerto Ayora, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
    After lunch, you will go on the “Bay Tour” and visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora. The first destination will be La Loberia where you find sea lions. Next you will go to Punta Camaño Islet where you will snorkel with sea lions and a large variety of fish. Your next activity will be a visit to the Channel of Love. Finally Playa de Los Perros. This is a 15-minute walk until you reach the beach where you will observe dog crab colonies, marine iguanas and unparalleled scenic views.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel Fernandina or similar

    Day 4: Santa Fe Island

    Stop At: Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
    After breakfast you will travel to Santa Fe Island which is a small island that lies in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. Among animals, Santa Fe is home to endemic species such as the Barrington Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus). After a 45 minute boat ride, you will arrive to the bay of Santa Fe. There you will have a very nice snorkeling activity, if you are lucky, you can spot some birds on the rocks.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: El Garrapatero, NE of Puerto Ayora 19 km, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    After snorkeling, you will go to Playa Escondida or Garrapatero in Santa Cruz island and have a wet landing there, where you will discover the beach.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel Fernandina or similar

    Day 5: Transfer out to Baltra

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    After breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish speaking driver, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Baltra Airport, Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to the Galapagos Islands and a late departure time from the Galapagos Islands to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. Late arrivals and/or early departures mean you might miss some activities.
    • If your flight is delayed or canceled and you cannot make it to Puerto Ayora in time to take the last speedboat to Isabela Island, which departs around 14:00, the team assist you with finding accommodation on Santa Cruz Island but this will be on your own expense. You will miss the planned activities.
    • You will have a guide during the whole program, except on the boats between the islands.
    • Please try to bring small bags and luggage, The Galapagos public transportation is on average small and it takes more time and space when you bring large baggage.
    • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
    • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
    • The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
    • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
    • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information: flights from and to Galapagos, room type (twin, matrimonial or triple), Whatsapp phone number (in case you use it).
    • For all guests we need: passport numbers, date of birth, nationality, food restrictions, medical restrictions.
    • The exact amount for the fees mentioned in the 'What's excluded' section will be detailed in the voucher. If you want to know this information beforehand, please contact us through the platform.
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour. Transportation: In the Galapagos speed boats, water taxis, and navigation boats, all the crew will use biosafety suits and equipment. Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ecua Horse Rides

Activity ID: V-14070P29

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