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6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure

6 Days
Galapagos
From $1,298 p.p.

Tour Summary

The Best way to visit the Galapagos 

The Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure Tours are designed for travelers on a budget who want to see the highlights of the Galapagos Islands and enjoy plenty of activities. The 6-day Galapagos Island Hopping budget tour takes you to some of the best places of the Galapagos Islands; Los Tuneles, Santa Fe, the Charles Darwin Station, and Tintoreras. Everything is arranged, from transfers to tours to the hotels, and almost all activities are in groups with other travelers. It is the perfect Galapagos holiday!

Highlights

  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different animal species.
  • checkWetlands and TintorerasVisit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, Wall of Tears and Tintoreras Islet.
  • checkCharles Darwin Research StationKnown for its turtles, born from 3 inches to 4 feet long.
  • checkBay TourYou will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat.
  • checkSanta FeExplore one of the oldest uninhabited islands of the Galapagos.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 13 - SAnta Cruz - Colombia Galapagos

    It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to Baltra Airport to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour.

    Option 1: Itinerary for flights arriving at Baltra before 12:00 PM
    Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, you will be picked up by an English-speaking guide and transferred to Puerto Ayora for lunch. After lunch, you will take the speedboat to Isabela (approx. 2.5hrs). Upon arrival, you will head to your hotel in Isabela.

    Option 2: Itinerary for flights arriving at Baltra after 12:00 PM
    If your flight arrives after 12:00 pm, you will stay in Santa Cruz on your first day. If you arrive before 2:00 pm you will receive lunch. The order for the tour will be changed, but rest assured that you will do all the activities included in the tour.

    * Please note that the activity sequence depends on your flight schedule, transportation, and the availabilities of the different activities. If your flight to Baltra arrives after 12:00 pm on day 1, the sequence of your complete tour might change a bit, but you won’t miss any activities if you have an afternoon flight back to Ecuador on the last day.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel San Vicente or similar (option 1). Hotel Deja Vu or similar (option 2).
  • DAY 2 WETLANDS AND TINTORERAS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 15 - Isabela Island

    Your Wetlands tour starts early in the morning. First visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center and then the Wall of Tears, a historic site. After this visit, you will head to Tunel del Estero where you will experience a Lava Tunnel and take in glorious sites. Please keep in mind that the total length of the walk-in The Wetlands area is approximately 3 to 4 hours. After lunch, you will have a short break before you visit Tintoreras Islet. Named for the white-tip sharks known as Tintoreras which rest at the bottom of the site. Transfer to Puerto Villamil for a trek on volcanic rocks where you can spot a variety of wildlife. Snorkeling and beach time after the trek.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing. Wildlife Watching. Snorkeling.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel San Vicente or similar.
  • DAY 3 SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 18 - Tuneles Snorkeling

    Depending on the availability of the tour, you will either begin the tour at 7 a.m. or 11 a.m. The duration of the tour is 6 hours. You will depart Puerto Villamil and navigate for about 30-40 minutes. The unique lava formations and calm water make Los Tuneles one of the best sites to snorkel on Isabela Island. You will have the chance to spot a wide array of sea birds, marine wildlife, penguins, and the ever-playful sea lions. When you return from the day tour, you can enjoy the nearby beaches or you can do even more snorkeling at Concha Perla at your leisure.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel San Vicente or similar.
  • DAY 4 CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – BAY TOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Iguana Charles Darwin Research Station

    At 06:00 AM you will take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island where you will have breakfast. Then you will visit the renowned Charles Darwin Research Station. After lunch, you will go on a Bay Tour. With this tour, you visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat. Including; La Loberia, Punta Camaño Islet, two channel crossings, and finally Playa de Los Perros.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 5 Santa Fe or Pinzon "Snorkeling and Fishing Tour"
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 14 - Santa Fe - Colombia Galapagos

    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.

    *Wet landing means that the boat gets close to the beach and from there you will disembark in the sea, it is recommended that you bring extra clothing, as you might get wet.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Box-Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 6 TRANSFER OUT – BALTRA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra Transportation Port

    After breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish-speaking driver, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.

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

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6 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget Map

6 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 1,858 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 1,624 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1,298 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.
  • assistance Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • 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 (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + For rent: wetsuit (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.
  • When you book a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree to its terms and conditions.

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