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5 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic

This 5-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic tour gives you a very good impression of the wildlife and charm that the Galapagos Islands have to offer. You will stay in tourist superior class hotels on the San Cristobal island and Santa Cruz island, and you will have activities by boat, so you can explore the unbeaten path. The activities are all shared, so you can meet other travelers along the way.

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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 at Baltra, and drop off at San Cristobal airport at your arrival/departure time.
    • 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 - Rancho Primicias
    • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
    What's excluded :
    • Round trip flights between mainland Ecuador and Galapagos Islands.
    • Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park.
    • Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
    • Water Taxi (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.


    Stop At: Los Gemelos, Ecuador
    Your Galapagos Island Hopping Classic tour will start at Baltra airport (GPS) where the guide will pick you up and will take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz. First, you will make a stop at the Twin Craters, also know as “Los Gemelos”, which are located opposite to each other. You will have lunch in the highlands (if your arrival is before 2 PM). This trip includes a visit to the famous Lava tunnels.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Rancho Primicias, El Chato Area, 200350 Ecuador
    Then, you will visit Rancho Primicias, located on the top of the Santa Cruz island. This is a humid tropical forest, and offers varied landscapes. Its major tourist attraction are the tortoises that migrate from the park to this property at certain times of the year. Afterwards, you will be brought to Puerto Ayora.
    Duration: 2 hours

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


    Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
    Today, you will visit an uninhibited island by boat. It will either be Floreana, Bartolome or North Seymour. You can tell us your preference, and we will do everything we can to get you to that island. Unfortunately, due to availability, we cannot guarantee the island you have chosen. You will navigate for about 30 minutes up to 2,5 hours to get to the uninhabited island of your trip. Once here, you will have a short hike to get to know the land species, and afterwards, you will go snorkeling. Around 4 PM you will be back in the village.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Boxed lunch provided.
    Accommodation included: Silberstein Hotel or similar


    Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    In the morning, you will visit the Charles Darwin research station. This guided activity will show you the history of the Galapagos Islands, and will give you more information about the famous giant tortoises.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: La Loberia, Ecuador
    In the afternoon, you take the public speedboat to San Cristobal. Once here, you’ll be picked up by the driver who will take you to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free, and you can visit La Loberia beach on your own.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.

    Day 4: KICKER ROCK

    Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
    After breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at the famous Kicker Rock, which is composed of two volcanic rocks of 140 meters tall, located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. When it is viewed from the south, the rocks look like a sleeping lion, which is why the Spanish name is León Dormido (sleeping lion). From another side, it looks more like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. In the trip, you will see the great underwater life for which this site is famous. The channel between the rocks is the ideal habitat for a variety of sharks and rays. In the afternoon, you will go back to your hotel.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.


    Stop At: San Cristobal, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
    Today is the last day of your Galapagos Island Hopping Classic tour. After breakfast, you will have a drop off at San Cristobal Airport (just 5 minutes). In the morning, you usually have time to enjoy a bit more of the sea lions at Playa Mann, or you can go to the interpretation center by yourself. The tour will end upon arrival to the airport, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.
    End of services
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airport pickup at Baltra airport, and drop off at San Cristobal airport at your arrival/departure time.Airports
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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 02:00 PM, we assist you with finding accommodation on Santa Cruz Island but this will be on your own expense. You will miss the planned activities.
    • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
    • 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.).
    • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
    • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
    • If you choose to take this tour on June 16th, July 14th, November 17, or December 27th, you will have the same guide during the whole tour.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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.
    • 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.


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Organised by Ecua Horse Rides

Activity ID: V-14070P43

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