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8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Land Tour Including 4 Islands

The Galapagos Island hopping hotel-based tour features an extensive itinerary which allows you to explore 4 different islands moving by small boats, hiking through amazing landscapes and getting close to wildlife. Your tour includes accommodation and a professional guide.

per adult from

$2,475

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 7 nights accommodation (double rooms) in selected class hotels in Galápagos
    • All meals (breakfast – lunch – dinner) as per itinerary (7 breakfasts, 7 lunchs, 7 dinners)
    • All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program
    • Bilingual naturalist guides for each island and activities
    • Excursions and visits during the program as per itinerary
    • Snorkel (mask, tube, fins) equipment as specified by the itinerary
    • Transfer-in from San Cristobal Airport
    • Transfer San Cristóbal – Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) by public speedboat
    • Transfer Puerto Ayora – Isabela – Puerto Ayora by public speedboat
    • Transfer out to Baltra Airport (by truck or by bus depending on group size)
    What's excluded :
    • Air Tickets to/from Galapagos
    • Galapagos National Park Entry Fee (USD $100)
    • Isabela Dock Fee (USD $5)
    • Migratory Control Card (USD $20)
    • Water taxi from dock, speedboat (USD $1 per person/per ride)
    • Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: San Cristobal Island (L-D)

    Pass By: Malecon San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
    Pick up at Santo Cristobal Airport and visit the Interpretation Center. Snorkel and Hike in Frigate Hill and Playa Carola.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 2: San Cristobal Island (B-L-D)

    Pass By: Malecon San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
    Hike in the Highlands. On the return, visit El Progreso and learn and taste a bit of the famous Galapagos coffee. (OR choose Option 2 for an extra cost of $93.00 - subject to availability)

    Option 2: Kicker Rock (this option is subject to availability)

    One-hour boat trip to Kicker Rock, including two snorkeling stops. Afterwards, stop at a deserted beach to observe wildlife and relax. Return time to Puerto Baquerizo is scheduled around 4 p.m .


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 3: Santa Cruz Island (B-L-D)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Transfer from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora. Visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz and see the Galapagos Giant Tortoise and various species of Galapagos birds. Afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 4: Full-Day navigable tour to one of the following islands* (B-L-D)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    *destination depends on availability

    Depending on the navigable site available, pick-up from the hotel will be early on the morning (either 5 a.m. or 8 a.m.) to travel by a small vessel for an experience with wildlife and endemic vegetation. The destination can be either Santa Fe, South Plazas, North Seymour OR Bartolomé. The activities will include hiking, snorkeling, swimming and breathtaking sightseeing.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 5: From Santa Cruz to Isabela Island (B-L-D)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Visit the Charles Darwin Station to meet various species of Giant Tortoise and the colorful Galapagos land iguanas. Afternoon transfer to Isabela Island by public speed boat and there visit the largest coastal lagoon of Galapagos Flamingos.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 6: Isabela Island (B-L-D)

    Pass By: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    Hike for 8 miles (13km) towards Volcan Sierra Negra & Volcan Chico. Hike to the volcano’s crater and then toward still active Volcan Chico to enjoy a view of Elizabeth Bay. In the afternoon, snorkel at Concha Perla, swim with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish, and with luck sea turtles and rays.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 7: Isabela Island (B-L-D)

    Pass By: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    Boat trip towards Tintoreras Islet to see the famous white-tipped-fin Tintoreras Sharks. Hike around the islet; get back on the boat to cool off by snorkeling. Get close to Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins. In the afternoon, visit Humedales Complex which includes the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, Muro de las Lagrimas, various viewpoints and the mangrove forest in Playa del Amor.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 8: Departure

    Pass By: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
    Transfer out from Isabela to Baltra Airport (at 6 a.m.) to catch return flight.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: San Cristóbal Airprot (SCY), San Cristobal IslandDirections: San Cristóbal Airprot (SCY), San Cristobal Island, GalapagosPlease make sure you buy your flights arriving San CristobalDates: Every DayReturn point: Baltra Airprot (GPS), Baltra Island, Galapagos Please make sure you buy your flights departing from Baltra on Day 8IMPORTANT NOTE: A voucher will be sent with the exact place and time to start the tourAirports
    • San Cristobal Airport, Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: Please take into account that air tickets must be purchased arriving to San Cristobal Airport (Day 1) and departing from Baltra Airport (Day 8). Make sure you also pick a late flight for your return on the last day of the tour (best departing later than 12:30pm)
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • On Day 2 - Option 2: Kicker Rock is only arranged upon request, it is subject to availability and it has an extra cost of USD$93.00. Please let the tour operator know if you rather choose Option 2 on this day and we will advise on availability prior to confirmation
    • The visit to the navigable island site on Day 4 is subject to availability as regulated by the Galapagos National Park. We will advise on availability and arrange your trip as best as possible. In case none of the sites are available, an alternative itinerary will be used and a discount applied
    • Itinerary subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control, - no refunds will be applicable in these cases
    • Note: The tour is not private. Accommodations are private, but the guided activities will be shared with other travelers
    • IMPORTANT REMARKS
    • Hotel Selection
    • The hotel selection depends on the category of hotel that you choose (Tour Options). Once you choose the hotel class of preference, we will specify to you which hotels (belonging to the class chosen) are available for the dates of your trip. Hotels are categorized in the following classes: Economic Class, Tourist Class, Tourist Superior Class and First Class. All the hotels have been carefully chosen by us after close inspection.
    • Restaurants:
    • This also depends on the chosen hotel class, as not all hotels have restaurant services. Meals are served in the “meal of the day” style; however, if you choose First Class hotels you will have more variety and gourmet-style meals. By patronizing local restaurants we contribute to the local economy and support sustainable tourism.
    • Guides
    • Guides will accompany you throughout all excursions and visits. They will not go with you on the speedboats between islands either. Guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park - if you feel that their guidance does not meet your expectations, feel free to leave a complaint at the National Park Direction to help improve the quality of service in the islands.
    • Public Speedboats
    • It is recommended that you take a seasickness pill if you are sensitive to sea-sickness before each ride between islands. It is also recommended that you carry on small plastic bags in case of seasickness.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • 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 Nature Galapagos & Ecuador

Activity ID: V-19569P8

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