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6 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget

Duration6 Days
Price From $1,236
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.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Blue Footed Booby

    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 to 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 Flamingo Lagoon for a short visit, followed by a drop off at your hotel in Isabela.

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

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMealLunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel San Vicente or similar (option 1). Hotel Deja Vu or similar (option 2).
  • DAY 2 TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bird Tintoreras Islet Isabela

    Your Wetlands tour starts early in the morning. First visiting 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 your visit to 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.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Sightseeing, Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel San Vicente or similar.
  • DAY 3 SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Snorkeling

    Early in the morning, you will go on a 30 to 40 minute boat ride from Puerto Villamil. Max group size is 10 pax. The unique lava formations and calm water make Los Tuneles the best site to snorkel in Isabela Island. You will get the chance to spot a wide array of sea birds, marine wildlife, penguins, and the ever playful sea lions. The activity takes about 6 hours. You can also choose to explore Concha Perla by yourself before or after snorkeling.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel 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.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 5 SANTA FE ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Fe Island Sky

    After breakfast you will travel to Santa Fe Island. One of the oldest islands in the archipelago. The vegetation of the island is characteristic. Santa Fe is home to endemic species such as the Barrington Land Iguana. Upon arrival you will partake in a snorkeling activity. After snorkeling you will go to Santa Cruz island and have about an hour of beach time before lunch.

    * This tour may include an activity called “Pesca Vivencial”. You might be able to experience a fishing demonstration according to weather and park regulations.

    * 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.

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Box-Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Deja Vu or similar.
  • DAY 6 TRANSFER OUT – BALTRA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra Airport Transfer

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

    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
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

TOUR SUMMARY

The Galapagos Island Hopping Budget 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, tours up to the hotels, and almost all activities are in groups with other travelers. It is the perfect Galapagos holiday!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • 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.
  • If your flight is delayed or canceled and you cannot make it to Puerto Ayora in time to take the last speedboat to Isabela Island, which departs around 14:00, the team assists you with finding accommodation on Santa Cruz Island but this will be on your own expense. You will miss the planned activities.
  • 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.).
  • 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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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 1770 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 1547 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1236 p.p.
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