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5 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic

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Tour Summary

This 5-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic tour gives you a very good impression of the wildlife and charm that the Galapagos Islands have to offer. You will stay in tourist superior class hotels on San Cristobal Island and Santa Cruz Island, and you will have activities by boat, so you can explore the unbeaten path. The activities are all shared, so you can meet other travelers along the way.


  • checkSanta Cruz HighlandsYou will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkBartolome / Floreana / North SeymourVisit one of these uninhabited islands and find lots of endemic species.
  • checkKicker RockExplore the favorite place for an array of marine birds, with a high chance to see different Galapagos sharks.
  • checkCharles Darwin Research StationKnown for its amazing turtles, born from 3 inches to 4 feet long. You can also see the memorial site of Lonely George.
  • checkTwin CratersFormations that were created by the collapse of the surface due to the lava flow hundreds of years ago.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Cruz Highlands

    Your Galapagos Island Hopping Classic tour will start at Baltra Airport, where your guide will pick you up and take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz. First, you will make a stop at the Twin Craters, also know as “Los Gemelos”, which are rock formations located opposite to each other. You will have lunch in the highlands (if your arrival is before 2 PM). Today’s trip includes a visit to the famous Lava tunnels. Then, you will visit Rancho Primicias, located on the top of the Santa Cruz island. This is a humid tropical forest, and offers varied landscapes. Its major touristic attraction are the tortoises that migrate from the park to this property at certain times of the year. Afterwards, you will be brought to Puerto Ayora.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing, Walking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Fiesta or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Snorkeling

    Today, you will visit an uninhibited island by boat. It will be either Floreana, Bartolome or North Seymour Island. You can let us know about your preference and we will do everything we can to get you to that island. Unfortunately, due to availability and National Park regulations, we cannot guarantee the island you have chosen. You will navigate for about 30 minutes up to 2,5 hours to get to the uninhabited island of your trip. Once there, you will have a short hike to get to know the land species, and afterwards, you will go snorkeling. Around 4:00 PM, you will be back in the village.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Fiesta or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Tortoise at Charles Darwin Station

    In the morning, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. This guided activity will show you the history of the Galapagos Islands, and will give you more information about the famous giant Galapagos tortoises. In the afternoon, you will take a public speedboat to San Cristobal. Once here, you will be picked up by the driver who will take you to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free, and you can visit La Loberia beach on your own.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat, Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock

    After breakfast, you will go by boat to snorkel at the famous Kicker Rock, which is composed of two volcanic rocks of 140 meters of height, located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. When it is viewed from the south, the rocks look like a sleeping lion, which is why the Spanish name is León Dormido. From another side, the rocks looks more like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. In this trip, you will see the great underwater life for which this site is famous. The channel formed between the rocks is the ideal habitat for a variety of sharks and rays. After this activity, you will go back to your hotel.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Cristobal

    Today, is the last day of your Galapagos Island Hopping Classic tour. After breakfast, you will have a drop off at San Cristobal Airport (just 5 minutes). In the morning, you usually have some time to enjoy a bit more of the sea lions at Playa Mann, or you can go to the interpretation center by yourself. The tour will end upon arrival to the airport, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.


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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 2099 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 1972 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1530 p.p.
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  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pickup at Baltra Airport and drop off at San Cristobal 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.
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + 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).
    + 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.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Single travelers have a private room. All rooms have a private bathroom.
  • 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.
  • This itinerary is fixed. If you are looking for a customized itinerary, please contact us.
  • There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small. 
  • 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.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves 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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