12 DAY GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION

Duration12 Days
Price From $2,259
Highlights
  • checkKicker RockThe favorite place for an array of marine birds, and great underwater life.
  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
  • checkEl Junco VolcanoThe only place on the Galapagos with natural fresh water.
  • 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 sea lions and spot sharks and blue footed boobies.
  • checkLa LoberiaA beautiful beach where you can find plenty of sea lions interacting with each other.
  • checkSanta FeOne of the oldest islands which lands in the center of the Galapagos archipelago.
  • checkTintoreras IsletA place where white-tip sharks known as Tintoreras come daily to rest at the bottom.
  • checkFlamingo LagoonThe largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos, surrounded by pink flamingos.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 SAN CRISTOBAL – FREE AFTERNOON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Cristobal beach

    Today, your Galapagos Islands Ecuador Expedition tour begins. You will arrive to the airport of San Cristobal, one of the Galapagos Islands. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred by private transport with an English speaking contact person to your hotel in the town Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Here you will have a meet & greet with one of out staff members who will explain the rest of the itinerary to you. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town, or walk to the interpretation center, the beaches or Tijeretas.

    • TransportTransportCar.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar
  • DAY 2 KICKER ROCK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock

    Today you will have a day tour to Kicker Rock, with lunch and snorkeling equipment included. Afterwards the boat will anchor and you will jump of the boat to snorkel the canal in between the rock formation. Here you will be able to spot different shark species (sometimes even hammerheads), turtles, rays, and more. In some seasons you might encounter jellyfish which can sting, however a wetsuit will be provided when this is the case. After snorkeling you will continue to Manglecito or a similar beach. This white coral beach offers the opportunity to walk around and relax and swim in shallow waters before returning to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

    *It is also possible to dive at Kicker Rock (two immersion) if you have your PADI certificate (+ $ 80) including equipment.

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 3 SAN CRISTOBAL HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Cristobal Highlands

    Today you will have a half day tour to the highlands of San Cristobal. Your driver brings you to your first stop: El Junco Crater Lake, the only freshwater lake on the Galapagos Islands. Afterwards you continue driving to Puerto Chino, a beautiful white sanded beach. Here you can make a small walk passing the lazy sea lions that sleep on the beach, towards the blue footed boobies on the rocks. Furthermore you will go to La Galapaguera, a breeding center with very nice wooden walkways and clear indications. Along the way you might have to step over a tortoise, as they walk around loose in the area! 

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 4 SAN CRISTOBAL FREE DAY 
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sea Lion

    Today you have a day off to enjoy San Cristobal by yourself. 

    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 5 SANTA CRUZ  – BAY TOUR – LA LOBERIA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sea Lions on the Beach

    In the morning you will be transferred to the harbor to take the public speedboat to go to Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival there you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will have a meet & greet with a staff member. In the afternoon after lunch, you have a Santa Cruz Bay tour included. During the tour you are going with a boat to Academy Bay, where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions and all kind of colorful fish, also known as La Lobería. From that spot you can walk to Playa de los Perros were many sea iguanas are resting in the sun.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Coloma or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 6 SANTA FE / PINZON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    A day to discover the wonderful underwater world of Galapagos. Depending on the day of the week, your snorkeling tour will take you either to the waters around the island Santa Fe or Pinzon. After taking a boat there, you will have to chance to snorkel and swim with sea lions, tropical fish, white tipped reef sharks and more of the fauna that is present in Galapagos. Lunch will be had aboard, after which you can enjoy time at a beach and snorkel from here again. Return in the afternoon to Puerto Ayora.

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Coloma or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 7 SANTA CRUZ – ISABELA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Flamingo

    The morning you have time to relax, visit Tortuga Bay or other places in Puerto Ayora. In the afternoon you take the public speedboat to Isabela where you will arrive around 4:30 PM. You can visit the wetlands, explore the “Wall of Tears” and go past the Flamingo Lagoon.

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Volcano or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Albemarle - Ocean View or similar.
  • DAY 8 TINTORERAS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sea Lions playing

    Today you will have a half day tour to Tintoreras Islet. It is called like this due to a large crack, in which white-tip sharks known as Tintoreras come daily to rest at the bottom. You will have a transport which will take you to the pier of Puerto Villamil, here you will board a boat for 10 minutes to cross to the islet which is located across the bay. It will be necessary for passengers to use walking shoes or sneakers (closed shoes) to cross the volcanic rocks. You can also observe penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and you can go snorkeling with colorful tropical fish while enjoying the beaches of Isabela.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Volcano or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Albemarle - Ocean View or similar.
  • DAY 9 LOS TUNELES
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Los Tuneles

    Today you will have a tour to Los Tuneles. Together with your bilingual guide you will walk through this incredible landscape and you will have the opportunity to see blue footed boobies, sea lions, penguins and the landscapes. Then you will head to El Finado, just 10 minutes from Los Tuneles. Here is an islet that for many years has been used by local fisherman to rest from their journeys in the ocean. El Finado is one of the most spectacular places for snorkeling in Isabela as the water is shallow, clear and calm, giving us chance to see sea horses, parrot fish, hog fish, wrasses, in their mysterious habitat. In the early afternoon you will return to Puerto Villamil.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Volcano or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Albemarle - Ocean View or similar.
  • DAY 10 ISABELA FREE DAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Isabela beach

    On the tenth day of your Galapagos Islands Ecuador Expedition tour, you will enjoy a free day to explore Isabela. You have a full day (7 hours) bicycle at your disposal to cycle the island.

    • ActivityActivityBiking, Exploring.
    • TransportTransportBike.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Volcano or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Albemarle - Ocean View or similar.
  • DAY 11 SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Cruz Highlands

    Today you will have a very early transfer to catch the 06:00 AM speedboat back to Santa Cruz. Here you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken, with a Spanish speaking driver, up to the highlands of Santa Cruz, to the private finca to El Chato, where it is possible to see the Galapagos Tortoises in its natural habitat.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsTourist class: Hotel Coloma or similar. Tourist Superior class: Hotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 12 TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    This is the last day of your Galapagos Islands Ecuador Expedition tour. In accordance with your flight schedule, we will program you transfer out to Baltra Airport, with a Spanish speaking driver.

    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Plane Transfer in from San Cristobal Airport, and transfer out to Baltra Airport.
  • Bus Transport Transportation on and between the islands as described in the itinerary.
  • Bus Transport Transportation fee between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel.
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Gear Equipment Snorkel gear.
  • 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.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information
  • For children under 12 years old we can offer a discount of 10%.
  • The price listed corresponds to Tourist Superior Class. Tourist Class option is also available for this tour. If you would like to know more about this option, please contact us.
  • If you would like to read a review of one of our happy guests about a similar experience on the Galapagos Islands, check this link.
  • 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.
  • You will have different guides during the day tours of the program, there are no guides on the transportation between islands. There are coordinators on the different islands.
  • Please try to bring small bags and luggage, The Galapagos public transportation is on average small and it takes more time and space when you bring large baggage.
  • It is important to have a valid medical and travel insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottles or purified water is always recommended.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands always before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruit, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • Rebecca Adventure travel serves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
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