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8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget

Enjoy 8 days on the Galapagos Islands with all the comfort of your hotels, tours and transfers organized. With this 8 day Galapagos Islands Budget tour, you will visit two islands; Santa Cruz and Isabela. This program includes a great mix of activities including snorkeling, hiking and even some kayaking. You can also take a look at our other Galapagos Island Hopping Budget Tours if you are looking for a shorter trip to the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy your Galapagos holiday with us!

per adult from

$2,651

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 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.
    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.

  • 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: 6 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 Tortuga Bay & Charles Darwin Station, Day 4 Santa Cruz highlands, Bahia bay tour, Day 5 morning boat to Isabela, Wetlands & Tintoreras, Day 6 Los Tuneles, Day 7 kayak in Puerto Villamil, visit Isabela highlands, Day 8 morning boat to Santa Cruz and transfer out.
    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 2: KAYAK IN PUERTO VILLAMIL – ISABELA ISLAND HIGHLANDS

    Stop At: Playa Puerto Villamil, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
    After breakfast your guide will accompany you for a relaxing and beautiful kayak excursion in the bay of Puerto Villamil. Here you will be able to spot various endemic animals such as marine iguanas, sea lions, and penguins. After this, you will return to the hotel for lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon, you will make your way to the Highlands of Isabela and visit La Cueva de Sucre, The Mango viewpoint, and Campo Duro, which is another place of giant tortoises.

    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 3: TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS

    Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 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: 6 hours

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


    Day 4: 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 5: CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – TORTUGA BAY

    Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 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: 6 hours

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

    Day 6: 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. 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.

    * This tour is called ´Pesca Vivencial´ which means that you might be able to experience a fishing demonstration according to weather and park regulations.
    * Wet landing: It means that the boat gets close to the beach and from there you will disembark in the see, it is recommended that you bring extra clothing, as you might get wet.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box lunch included
    Accommodation included: Hotel Fernandina or similar.

    Day 7: BAHIA HALF DAY & SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS HALF DAY TOUR

    Stop At: Malecon de Puerto Ayora, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 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: 6 hours

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

    Day 8: TRANSFER OUT – BALTRA

    Stop At: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
    After breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish speaking driver, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.
    End of services.

    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
    • 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 02:00 PM, 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.
    • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
    • 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 possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
    • 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: round trip 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 Rebecca Adventure Travel

Activity ID: V-29628P78

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