8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic

This Classic Galapagos Tour offers a combination of interesting day tours, and time to explore the islands by yourself. You will stay in comfort class hotels next to the beach. This 8 Day Galapagos tour includes: organized day tours with an English speaking guide to uninhibited islands, famous snorkeling places, highlands and more. Transportation is included and you even fly back with a small airplane on your last day to Baltra Airport. This is your ultimate holiday to the Galapagos Islands.

HIGHLIGHTS:
-Bartolome, Plazas, Floreana or North Seymour: day tour to one of the uninhabited islands from Puerto Ayora.
-Los Tuneles: Snorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
-Santa Cruz Highlands: You will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
-Kicker Rock: The favorite place for an array of marine birds, and great underwater life.

per adult from

$3,228

USD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
    • Airport pickup and drop off at San Cristobal and Isabela airport at your arrival/departure time.
    • Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.
    • Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking)
    • All activities as described in the itinerary.
    • Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
    • 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
    • Entry/Admission - Seymour Airport
    What's excluded :
    • Flights from and returning to Ecuador.
    • 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 (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.
    • Optional tips for the guide

  • Day 1: QUITO – SAN CRISTOBAL – FREE AFTERNOON

    Stop At: Malecon San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
    Our English speaking guide will be waiting for you at the San Cristobal airport. If you arrive before 02:00 PM you will get lunch. If you arrive later, lunch is not included. This day will be self-guided. Optional activities: You can visit The San Cristobal Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the islands, evolution of their species, fauna, migration, and how humans came to live here. Then you can go to Playa Mann for your first contact with the stunning waters of these islands.
    Duration: 6 hours

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


    Day 2: KICKER ROCK

    Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
    After breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at Kicker Rock, one of the most spectacular landmarks in the Galapagos Islands. Two volcanic rocks of 140 meters tall, located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. 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 like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. This tiny island is the favorite place for an array of marine birds and great underwater life. The natural erosion of this ancient cone has created a channel between the rocks that provides the ideal habitat to a variety of sharks and rays. In the afternoon, you go back to the hotel.

    Duration: 6 hours

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


    Day 3: FREE MORNING – PUERTO AYORA

    Stop At: Puerto Ayora, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
    You have the morning for yourself where you can visit Playa Mann, La Loberia or just to relax in your hotel. At 14:00 PM, you take the public speedboat to Puerto Ayora (about 2,5 hours). Upon arrival you will be taken to your hotel.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Silberstein or similar.

    Day 4: BARTOLOME, PLAZAS, FLOREANA, OR NORTH SEYMOUR

    Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
    Today you go on a full day tour by speedboat to one of the uninhabited islands Bartolome, Plazas, Floreana or North Seymour. All the trips include some snorkeling and hiking. The chosen island you will visit depend on availability and Galapagos National Park regulations. You can let us know your preference.
    Duration: 8 hours

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



    Day 5: SANTA CRUZ ISLAND HIGHLANDS – ISABELA ISLAND

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    In the morning you will go to the Highlands of Santa Cruz to make closer contact with the Giant Galapagos Tortoises in their natural habitat. You will be surrounded all the excursion by the endemic vegetation of the Galapagos.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    Around 1:30 PM, you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island, which takes approximately 2,5 hours. Upon arrival in Isabela, you will be taken to your beach front hotel. You can walk around or visit by yourself the Flamingo Lagoon (10 min walking). This place is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and is one of the main reproductive sites for the majority of flamingos.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    Day 6: LOS TUNELES SNORKELING

    Stop At: Los Tuneles, SE Isabela Island Nr. La Union Rock, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
    After breakfast, your guide will take you to what is said to be one of the best snorkeling places in the world, Los Tuneles. The water is shallow, calm and very clear- a sea sanctuary. A series of lava flows have produced unique geological formations, a series of arcs and tunnels underneath and above the water- a habitat for many local Galapagos Species. The entrance to the site is shallow and the waves can be strong, for this reason, the access can be complicated. You will have a snack on board and then return to Puerto Villamil.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Snack provided on board
    Accommodation included: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    Day 7: KAYAK IN PUERTO VILLAMIL – FREE AFTERNOON

    Stop At: Playa Puerto Villamil, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
    After breakfast the guide will accompany you for a kayak excursion in the bay of Puerto Villamil. The afternoon you have time to enjoy the beautiful beach or to do another optional activity.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    Day 8: FLIGHT TO BALTRA AIRPORT

    Stop At: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
    After breakfast you take a flight from Isabela airport to Baltra airport (about 45 minutes). Your tour ends on Baltra Airport.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Airport Isla San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 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 recommended for travelers with back problems
    • 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.).
    • The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
    • 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.
    • It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • 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.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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-29628P13

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