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6-Day Galapagos Complete Island Hopping

Galapagos
From $1,810 p.p.

Tour Summary

If you are not a fan of snorkeling but still want to see the Galapagos, then this holiday is perfect for you and others who are non-swimmers. This complete island-hopping tour of the Galapagos is designed for travelers who love a mix of adventure, family hotels, and good food. These tours are a combination of interesting day trips with time to explore the Galapagos Islands by yourself. The hotels are comfortable and in the tourist-superior class. This 6-Day Galapagos Island-Hopping Classic tour doesn’t have any snorkeling activities.  However, if you do want to discover the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands, take a look at this trip.

Highlights

  • checkSan Cristobal HighlandsYou will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including Giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkPuerto VillamilKayak while you spot wildlife including penguins and blue footed boobies.
  • checkCharles Darwin Research StationDiscover groundbreaking biodiversity research and conservation initiatives in enchanting Galápagos.
  • checkIsabela WetlandsExplore Isabela's lush wetlands on a thrilling bike ride, immersing in nature's wonders and stunning landscapes.
  • checkSierra Negra VolcanoStimulate your sense of adventure by hiking in the crater of the huge Volcano crater.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 TRANSFER IN – SAN CRISTOBAL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sea Lions

    Upon your arrival at San Cristóbal Airport, you will be taken to Hotel Casa Opuntia. After a nice Ecuadorian lunch, you have time to visit many highlights of the island on your own, at your leisure. You can choose from Playa Mann, Las Tijeretas, or La Loberia where sea lions sometimes gather and at each visit, you can swim, hike, and snorkel.

    OPTIONAL: You can also add another authentic experience to your first day by participating in a ceviche cooking class with a local expert. The price of the Ceviche Cooking Class is not included.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 2 SAN CRISTOBAL HIGHLANDS – EL JUNCO – PUERTO CHINO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel El Junco Lake

    Today, you will visit the highlands of San Cristobal. Your driver will take you to the first stop in about 30 minutes which is El Junco Crater Lake, the only freshwater lake on the Galapagos Islands. Then, you will continue to Puerto Chino, a beautiful white-sanded beach. You will follow a path that leads you along Opuntia cacti until you reach the white sandy beach of Puerto Chino. Here, you can take a short walk along the lazy sea lions that lie on the beach, towards the blue-footed boobies on the rocks. You will walk back to the car, and you will be taken to the last stop, La Galapaguera, a breeding ground with very nice wooden walkways and clear indications.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 3 FLIGHT ISABELA – BIKING SELF GUIDED – KAYAK PUERTO VILLAMIL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Kayak

    In the morning you will take a flight from San Cristóbal to Isabela Island. The flight can take about 45 minutes. After you have been to your hotel, you will have the opportunity to take a bike and visit the Arnaldo Tupiza Giant Tortoise Breeding Center and other highlights like the Wall of Tears and the wetlands complex with mangroves and native species. In the afternoon, you will be accompanied by a guide who will accompany you on a relaxing and beautiful kayak excursion in Puerto Villamil. You’ll be able to see endemic species like marine iguanas, sea lions, and perhaps even Galapagos penguins.

    • ActivityActivity:Biking. Kayaking. Sightseeing. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Volcano or similar.
  • DAY 4 SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sierra Negra

    Today you will be picked up in the morning to begin a drive into the highlands for your trek to Sierra Negra Volcano. It has the second-largest crater in the world with a diameter of 10 km. The hike will take you to the rim and also to Volcano Chico, a cone of the Sierra Negra with moonlike landscapes. The experience allows you to imagine how these islands once formed and how they were created. The rest of the afternoon after the hike is free for you to enjoy at your leisure.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Relaxing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Volcano or similar.
  • DAY 5 SPEEDBOAT - CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION - SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Iguana Charles Darwin Research Station

    You will be picked up in time to board the speedboat leaving Isabela at 6:00 in the morning for the return to Santa Cruz Island. You will be provided a boxed breakfast for the departure. Later in the morning, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. It is an incredible visit known for its efforts in conservation and park interpretation of the islands. Later, you’ll be taken to the Santa Cruz highlands where you can view Giant tortoises in their natural habitat as you walk the trails on the ranch.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 6 TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    After breakfast, you will be given a transfer from your hotel to the Baltra Airport. You will be taken to the Itabacca Channel, assisted with crossing, and taking the bus back to the airport. Once you arrive at the airport, you have reached the end of the tour.

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

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6 Day Galapagos Complete Island Hopping Map

6 Day Galapagos Complete Island Hopping Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 3,138 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 2,071 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1,810 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 at San Cristobal Airport 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.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Optional ceviche cooking class on San Cristóbal Island.
    +Flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
    + Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee: $100 per person (cash only).
    + Migratory Control Card (TCT): $ 20 per person (cash only).
    + Isabela Entrance Fee: $10 per person (cash only)
    + Water taxis: $1 per person (small boats that take you from speedboat to pier and vice versa.).
    + Snorkeling Equipment: Snorkel, mask, fins, and life vest.
    + Wet suits are available for rent.
    + Personal medications and travel insurance.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guides and drivers.

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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