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7-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget

This 7 day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget tour shows you the best of Santa Cruz & Isabela island. You will have different (day) trips by boat, or with the car. You will probably see blue-footed boobies, sea lions, flamingos, and tortoises. You stay in tourist class hotels and all the activities are shared with other travelers. In these 7 days you will be amazed by all the beauty the Galapagos Islands have to offer, making it a perfect Galapagos holiday!

per adult from

$2,413

AUD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 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 - Santa Cruz Island
    • Entry/Admission - Las Tintoreras
    • Entry/Admission - Los Tuneles
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Fe Island
    What's excluded :
    • Return flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands.
    • Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • 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.
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island

  • Day 1: BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, 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: 6 minutes

    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. If you have time you have an activity, either Tortuga Bay or Charles Darwin Station. The rest of the tour usually looks like this: Day 2: Santa Fe, Day 3 Bahia half day tour & Tortuga Bay / Charles Darwin Station, Day 4 Santa Cruz highlands, afternoon boat to Isabela, Day 5 Wetlands & Tintoreras, Day 6 Los Tuneles, Day 7 morning boat to Santa Cruz and transfer out.
    Duration: 6 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel San Vicente or Similar

    Day 2: TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS

    Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
    In the morning, you will have a tour to The Wetlands where you will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center to spot small and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The next activity is a visit to The Wall of Tears.

    Additionally, you will visit a small lava tunnel. Above the tunnel you can see the intertidal landscape that offers a tapestry of Galapagos Sesuvium between El Túnel del Estero and Love Beach.
    * Please have in mind that the total length of the walk in The Wetlands area is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

    After lunch, you will have a little break and then you will visit Tintoreras Islet, where white-tip sharks known as Tintoreras come daily to rest at the bottom. You will go to the pier of Puerto Villamil, to board a boat to cross to the islet which is located across the bay. It will be necessary for passengers to use walking shoes or sneakers (closed shoes) to cross the volcanic rocks.
    Duration: 8 minutes

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

    Day 3: 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 4: CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – TORTUGA BAY

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    At 06:00 AM you will take the speedboat to Santa Cruz Island where you’ll have breakfast. Then you’ll go to the Charles Darwin Research Station where the guides will explain more about the famous giant tortoises. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit Tortuga Bay. Think: white sand, captivating blue water and observing marine iguanas, pelicans and flamingos. It is a 2.5 km (30-45 minutes) walk over a paved path from Puerto Ayora. You can swim here. It’s possible to return from Tortuga Bay to Puerto Ayora by boat. This costs $ 10 p.p. + $ 10 for the boat ride of the guide. The departure time is at 05:30 PM.
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 5: 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 including 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. 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: 6 hours

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

    Day 6: BAHIA HALF DAY & SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS HALF DAY TOUR

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    With the Bay Tour you visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat. The first destination will be La Loberia where you find sea lions. Next you will go to Punta Camaño Islet. Here you will snorkel with sea lions and a large variety of fish. Your next activity will be a visit to the Channel of Love. This is another formation by fissure that results in a beautiful sleepy water channel with excellent scenic beauty. Finally Playa de Los Perros, a 15-minute walk until you reach the beach. In the afternoon you visit the highlands of Santa Cruz with the giant tortoises. You will do a small hike on a privately owned ranch and you can see the big tortoises in their natural habitat.

    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 7: TRANSFER OUT – 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

    No meals included on this day.
    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
    • 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 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.
    • There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
    • 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 mandatory 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.
    • It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
    • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Rebecca Adventure Travel

Activity ID: V-29628P128

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