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7-Day Galapagos Island-Hopping Adventure

7 Days
Galapagos
From $1,447 p.p.

Tour Summary

Explore the Galapagos in one week! This 7-Day Galapagos Itinerary offers a detailed plan for an unforgettable week-long adventure. Explore the best of what Santa Cruz and Isabela islands have to offer over seven days by boat or car, encountering blue-footed boobiessea lionsflamingos, and giant tortoises. Stay in comfortable tourist-class hotels and enjoy shared activities with fellow travelers. Our one-week Galapagos itinerary includes must-see spots and hidden gems for an ideal 7-day tour of the islands.

Highlights

  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of fish, sharks, and more unique animal species.
  • checkSanta Cruz HighlandsBe surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkTintoreras IsletVisit a place where white-tip sharks, known as Tintoreras, come daily to rest at the bottom.
  • checkBay TourExplore the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat. You will get the chance to snorkel with seal lions and spot sharks and blue-footed boobies.
  • checkTortuga BayRelax on a beach with subtle, soft white sand, captivating blue waters, and the endemic marine iguanas.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 15 - Isabela Island

    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
    At Baltra Airport, an English-speaking guide will pick you up to go to Puerto Ayora to enjoy your lunch. After lunch, you will take the speedboat to Isabela Island. This can be a bumpy ride, so provide yourself with a waterproof jacket and motion sickness medication, if necessary. Upon arrival on Isabela Island, a driver will take you to your hotel.

    Option 2: Itinerary for flights arriving at Baltra after 12:00 PM

    If your flight is scheduled to arrive after 12:00 PM, you will stay at Santa Cruz Island on the first day because the last speedboat to Isabela Island leaves around 03:00 PM. *You won’t have lunch in this case. If you have time, you will have an activity, either a visit to Tortuga Bay or Charles Darwin Station.

    • 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 TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Isabela Beach Itinerary Day

    Your 7-Day Galapagos itinerary begins with a morning tour of The Wetlands (“Humedales”). You will visit first the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, and spot small and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. And you will visit Flamingo Lagoon. The next activity will be a visit to The Wall of Tears, followed by a visit to a small lava tunnel. Above the tunnel, you can see the intertidal landscape that offers a tapestry of Galapagos Sesuvium between El Túnel del Estero and Love Beach. Please keep in mind that the total length of the hike in The Wetlands area is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

    After lunch, you will have a little break and then you will visit Tintoreras Islet. Here you will find white-tip sharks, known as Tintoreras, which come daily to rest at the bottom. To reach this place, you will go to the pier of Puerto Villamil, to board a boat to cross the bay to get to the islet. It will be necessary for passengers to use walking shoes or sneakers (closed shoes) to cross over the volcanic rocks.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Sightseeing. Wildlife Watching.
    • 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

    Early morning, you will go on a boat ride from Puerto Villamil. You will explore the brilliant scenery in Los Tuneles, considered one of the most beautiful places to snorkel on Isabela Island. Around Los Tuneles, you will find a highly contrasted color for snorkeling with clear, calm water. You will spot large numbers of seabirds and species feeding, such as tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, Galapagos penguins, and more. This exciting activity takes approximately about 6 hours, including the boat rides and a snack before a short hike.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel San Vicente or similar.
  • DAY 4 CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – TORTUGA BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Cruz - Colombia Galapagos

    You’re halfway through your 7-day Galapagos itinerary! At 06:00 AM, you will take the speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, where you will have breakfast. Then, you will go to the Charles Darwin Research Station, where the guides will explain more about the famous giant tortoises. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit Tortuga Bay. Imagine, enjoying the white sand, and captivating blue water while observing marine iguanas, pelicans, and flamingos. You can also swim here. To reach Tortuga Bay, there is a 2.5 km (35-45 minutes) walk over a paved path from Puerto Ayora. It is also possible to return from Tortuga Bay to Puerto Ayora by boat. This service costs $ 10 p.p. + $ 10 for the boat ride of the guide. The return departure time is at 05:30 PM.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing. Swimming. 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 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 will get 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:Hiking. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 6 BAY TOUR & SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kayaking Galapagos

    With the Bay Tour, you will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat. The first destination you will visit is La Loberia, where you find many sea lions. Next, you will go to Punta Camaño Islet. Here you will snorkel with more sea lions and a large variety of fish. Your next activity will be a visit to the Channel of Love, a formation by a fissure that results in a beautiful sleepy water channel with scenic beauty. Finally, you will go to Playa de Los Perros to end this Bay Tour.

    In the afternoon, you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz with its famous Galapagos giant tortoises. You will do a small hike on a privately owned ranch, and you can see these huge tortoises in their natural habitat. This is the last active day on your island-hopping tour.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 7 TRANSFER OUT – BALTRA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra Transportation Port

    Your 7-day Galapagos itinerary is coming to an end today. 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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7-Day Galapagos Island-Hopping Adventure Map

7-Day Galapagos Island-Hopping Adventure Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 2,143 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 1,810 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1,447 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).
    + 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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