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5-Day Galapagos Island-Hopping

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Tour Summary

The Galapagos Island-Hopping Tours are specially crafted for budget-conscious travelers eager to experience the highlights and engage in diverse activities. This affordable 5-day tour focuses on exploration. Enjoy activities like snorkeling, wildlife observation, and hiking, while exploring Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Floreana.

Highlights

  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
  • checkBay TourYou will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat, snorkel with seal lions and spot sharks and blue footed boobies.
  • checkCharles Darwin StationKnown for its amazing turtles, born from 3 inches to 4 feet long, you can also see the memorial site of Lonely George.
  • checkFlamingo LagoonThe largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos, surrounded by pink flamingos.
  • checkSanta Fe IslandOne of the oldest islands which lands in the center of the Galapagos archipelago.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Giant Tortoise Galapagos

    Today your Island Hopping Galapagos tour starts. 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’ll take the speedboat to Isabela Island. This can be a bumpy ride so provide yourself a waterproof jacket and motion sickness medication if necessary. Upon arrival on Isabela Island, a driver will pick you up and you’ll visit the Flamingo Lagoon. After that, your driver will drop you off at 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’ll 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. The rest of the tour usually looks like this: Day 2: Santa Fe, Day 3 Bahia half-day tour & Charles Darwin Station, Day 4 morning boat to Isabela, Los Tuneles, Day 5 morning boat to Santa Cruz and transfer out.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, 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 SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Snorkeling Los Tuneles Isabela

    Early in the morning, you will go on a boat ride from Puerto Villamil. You will explore the brilliant scenery in Los Tuneles which is considered the most beautiful place to snorkel in Isabela Island. Around the Los Tuneles, you will find a highly contrasted color for snorkeling with clear, calm water. You will get the chance to spot large quantities of seabirds and species feeding such as tortoises, swimming iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, Galapagos penguins, lobsters, and sea snakes. 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, Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel San Vicente or similar.
  • DAY 3 CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – BAY TOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Iguana Charles Darwin Research Station

    At 06:00 AM you will go to Santa Cruz Island and have breakfast. Then, you’ll go to the Charles Darwin Research Station where the guides will explain more about the famous giant tortoises. After lunch, you will go on the “Bay Tour” and visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora. The first destination will be La Loberia where you find sea lions. Next, you will go to Punta Camaño Islet where you will snorkel with sea lions and a large variety of fish. 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 observe dog crab colonies, marine iguanas, and unparalleled scenic views.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Sightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat, Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 4 Santa Fe or Pinzon "Snorkeling and Fishing Tour"
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Fe Island Sky

    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.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat, Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Box-Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 5 TRANSFER OUT – BALTRA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra 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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5 DAY GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPING BUDGET MAP

5 DAY GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPING BUDGET MAP

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 1,649 p.p.
2- 5 guests$ 1,197 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1,129 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room with private bathroom.
  • 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.
  • 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 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

  • Please note that the activity sequence depends on the availabilities of the different tours and transportation and your flight schedule. 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.
  • On day four, you will have an activity called ‘Pesca Vivencial‘ which means that you might be able to experience a fishing demonstration according to weather and park regulations.
  • Wet landing (on day 4) 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.
  • 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.
  • ​​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.
  • It is possible that pictures will 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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