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5-Day Luxury Galapagos

Galapagos
From $1,820 p.p.

Tour Summary

The Galapagos Luxury Tours are designed for travelers who love comfort and service. The hotels are first class and the excursions all include an English-speaking guide. You have all the transportation arranged. In this 5-day Luxury Galapagos, you will stay in the best hotels of the Galapagos; Hotel Finch Bay in Puerto Ayora, and Hotel Casita de la Playa in Isabela. The excursions are also top-notch Luxury Galapagos with Kicker Rock, Isabela, and the highlands of Santa Cruz.

Highlights

  • checkSanta Cruz HighlandsYou will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkBay TourYou will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat, snorkel with seal lions and spot sharks and blue footed boobies.
  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
  • checkDay Tour Uninhabited IslandVisit one of the uninhabited islands of the Galapagos.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Giant Tortoise Santa Cruz

    This is the first day of your luxury Galapagos tour. At the Baltra Airport (GPS), you meet up with our English-speaking guide who will take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz. If you arrive before 02:00 PM you have lunch in the highlands. If you arrive later you will only visit the highlands. In the highlands, you visit a privately owned farm where you will find the giant tortoises. The Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living tortoise species, weighing up to 250 kg (550 lb). After this visit, you will be dropped off at your hotel where you can rest.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala or similar.
  • DAY 2 DAY TOUR TO UNINHABITED ISLAND (BARTOLOME, NORTH SEYMOUR, SOUTH PLAZA OR SANTA FE)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Beach

    Today you will go by boat to one of the islands around Santa Cruz. Depending on the availability you go to either North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plazas, or Santa Fe. After breakfast, you leave the island with a beautiful small yacht. Depending on the islands it is 20 min – 2 hours to navigate to get there. Lunch is served on board.

    North Seymour was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, and its origins as a seabed give the island its low, flat profile. Cliffs are only a few meters high from the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit among the ledges and rocks. Usually, you find here the frigate birds. Sometimes you are even lucky to find a frigate bird with their beautifully colored inflated red sack.

    Bartolome is famous for Pinnacle Rock, a towering spearheaded obelisk that rises from the ocean’s edge and is the best-known landmark in the islands. Galapagos penguins—the only species of penguin found north of the equator—walk precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at its base. There is a chance that you will see white-tip and black-tip sharks resting in the shallow waters around the beaches of Bartolome. Upon arrival at the island, you will climb up the stairs to go to the viewpoint where you have the best views of Bartolome.

    South Plaza is a small island full of fascinating wildlife, both along its shore and along its dramatic, wind-swept cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti, and vegetation that changes colors according to the season. South Plazas is one of Galapagos’ most impressive visiting sites.

    Santa Fe offers one of the most beautiful and sheltered coves on the islands. Its turquoise lagoon is protected by a peninsula of tiny islets forming an ideal anchorage. The island lies to the southeast of Santa Cruz within sight of Puerto Ayora. Like North Seymour, Santa Fe has been uplifted seismically, and you can see underwater lava formations.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Box-Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala or similar.
  • DAY 3 BAY TOUR – ISABELA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Bay Tour

    In the morning you go on the Bay Tour, where you visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat. The first destination will be La Loberia where you find sea lions. Next, you will navigate to Punta Caamaño Islet. Here you will snorkel with sea lions and a large variety of fish. Furthermore, you will go on a channel where you can spot tintorera sharks and blue-footed boobies. Your next activity will be a visit to the Channel of Love. Finally, Playa de Los Perros. This is a 15-minute walk until you reach the beach where you will be able to observe lots of dog crabs colonies and lots of large marine iguanas. In the afternoon you take the public speedboat to Isabela.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casita de la Playa or similar.
  • DAY 4 LOS TÚNELES
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Snorkeling Los Tuneles Isabela

    At 11:00 AM you will go by boat to Los Túneles. Los Túneles is considered the most beautiful place to do snorkeling activities in Isabela. Here you will find various marine species and beautiful flora vegetation. You will go on an exciting snorkeling activity inside an area with an extension of 800 meters and an average temperature of 20 °C. There are large quantities of seabirds such as flamingos, blue-footed boobies, and the magnificent frigatebird. Also, you can find species such as tortoises, sea lions, manta rays, Galapagos penguins, sea snakes, and white-tipped sharks.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casita de la Playa or similar.
  • DAY 5 TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra Port

    This is the last day of your 5-Day Luxury Galapagos Tour. After breakfast, you take a short transfer to Isabela Airport (5 min) from where you take a small airplane (capacity of 9 people) to Baltra Airport. The flight time is about 40 minutes. The tour will end upon arrival at Baltra Airport.

    • TransportTransport:Airplane, Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 2,631 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 1,902 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1,820 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 between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel each way.
  • Bus Transport Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.
  • 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

    + Round trip 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 each way (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal expenses.
    + 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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