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5-Day Galapagos Expedition

Galapagos
From $1,395 p.p.

Tour Summary

The Expedition Galapagos Island-Hopping Tours are tailored for adventurers who enjoy a blend of curated activities and independent exploration. This dynamic 5-day exploration spans diverse islands filled with exciting activities. Snorkel and hike your way through the unique landscapes of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Floreana, Tintoreras, and Santa Fe. Enjoy Galapagos’ highlights with this comprehensive tour!

Highlights

  • checkSanta Cruz HighlandsYou will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkTintoreras IsletA place where white-tip sharks, known as Tintoreras, come daily to rest.
  • checkSanta Fe IslandExplore one of the oldest islands in Galapagos, located in the center of the archipelago.
  • checkCharles Darwin Research StationKnown for its amazing turtles, born from 3 inches to 4 feet long. You can also see the memorial site of Lonely George.
  • checkPuerto VillamilSnorkel and take a look at the underwater world of Galapagos. With luck, you can even find penguins and blue footed boobies.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 BALTRA AIRPORT – SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Cruz Highlands

    At Baltra Airport, you will meet up with your English-speaking driver who will take you to the port of Puerto Ayora. On the way, you will stop at the highlands of Santa Cruz Island where you will have your first encounter with the stunning nature of the Galapagos. You will get to see the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat. After check-in at your hotel, you will have a well-deserved rest and some time to explore Santa Cruz by yourself, maybe even catch a sea lion sleeping on a park bench.

    • ActivityActivity:Walking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 2 ISABELA ISLAND – TINTORERAS ISLET
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tintoreras Islet

    Early in the morning, at 06:00 AM, you will catch a public speedboat to Isabela Island. After arriving, you will check in at your hotel. Then, you will have some time to get familiar with the area before you go to Tintoreras Islet. The rock formations of Tintoreras are located in front of Isabela Island and are home to two different shark species. Here, you will be able to snorkel and have your first experience with the wonders of Galapagos marine wildlife.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Volcano or similar.
  • DAY 3 ISABELA ISLAND – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Marine Turtle

    Today, you will have a free morning on Isabela Island to walk around Puerto Villamil’s town or enjoy the beach. You will have your snorkeling equipment available all the time, so you get to decide where and what to explore. In the afternoon, you will take a public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island. You will have a free afternoon as well. You can go on a self-guided walk to Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can learn more about the Giant tortoises and other unique species, and visit a beach near Puerto Ayora.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 4 SANTA FE ISLAND OR PINZON ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Fe

    Brace yourself for an encounter unlike any other. Today you will either visit Santa Fe or Pinzon Islands. This will depend on the Galapagos National Park Regulations and will be decided on the day the tour operates.

    If you visit Santa Fe, you will discover a pristine bay with crystal-clear waters for a thrilling snorkeling adventure. Following this, a wet landing awaits at Playa Escondida or the Garrapatero Beach on Santa Cruz Island, giving you ample time to explore this mesmerizing beach.

    Alternatively, the Pinzon Island tour unveils an amazing display of marine iguanas and playful sea lions. La Fe, is a picturesque beach cradled by mangroves and rocky terrain, showcasing an array of captivating marine life from sea turtles to small sharks and colorful fish. During this specific day tour, you will also have the opportunity to experience “Pezca Vivencial” which is translated as “experiential fishing” focused on the enjoyment and personal connection, rather than just the catch.

    Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary beauty of these enchanting destinations.

    * According to Galapagos National Park regulations and availability, a Santa Fe or Pinzon Island visit can be changed to another uninhabited island.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 5 BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    On the last day of your Galapagos Expedition, you will have breakfast, and then, your guide will bring you back to Baltra Airport, so you can catch your flight to Quito or Guayaquil. The tour will end upon arrival at the airport. Bye, Galapagos!

    • TransportTransport:Boat. Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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5 Day Galapagos Expedition Map

5 Day Galapagos Expedition Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 1,922 p.p.
2 or more guests$ 1,395 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra Airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.
  • Bus Transport Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel fee each way.
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
    + 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).
    + Wetsuits for rent (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Please note that the activity sequence depends on your flight schedule and the availabilities of the different tours and transportation. The sequence of your complete tour might change but you won’t miss any tours if you have an afternoon flight back to Ecuador on the last day.
  • 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.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
  • ​​There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • It is suggested to have valid travel and medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Please inform the team of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Essential items to bring include comfortable and lightweight clothing (with a jacket as a precaution), water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Pictures may be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • When flying to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil, we recommend arriving in the city at least 24 hours before your flight, to avoid inconveniences in case of flight delays. Cruise departures have fixed schedules and extra fees may occur for reaching the cruise on another day.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Since cruises have fixed departures, please check dates and itineraries with the team before booking the cruise and flight tickets. Because the Galapagos is a high-demand destination, availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options available at the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises require you to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise, they will charge an extra fee. Please check with the team and they will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight ticket arrangement.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.
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