7 DAY GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPING CLASSIC

Duration7 Days
Price From $1,749
Highlights
  • checkKicker RockThe favorite place for an array of marine birds, and great underwater life.
  • checkSanta Cruz HighlandsYou will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
  • 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, and if you are lucky, surrounded by pink flamingos.
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Itnerary
  • DAY 1 QUITO/GUAYAQUIL – SAN CRISTOBAL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Cristobal Beach

    On the first day of your 7 day Galapagos Classic tour, your will start at San Cristobal Airport (SCY) where the guide will pick you up at the airport and will drop you off at your hotel. If you arrive before 02:00 PM you will get lunch. If you arrive later, lunch is not included. This day will be self-guided. Optional activities: you can visit The San Cristobal Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the islands, evolution of their species, fauna, migration, and how humans came to live here. Then you can go to Playa Mann for your first contact with the stunning waters of these islands.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealLunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 2 KICKER ROCK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock

    After breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at the famous Kicker Rock. Two volcanic rocks of 140 meters tall, located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. When viewed from the south the rocks look like a sleeping lion, which is why the Spanish name is León Dormido (sleeping lion). From another side it looks more like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. In the sea, you see the great underwater life wherefore the site is that famous. The channel between the rocks is the ideal habitat to view a variety of sharks and rays. In the afternoon you go back to the hotel.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 3 PUERTO AYORA – CHARLES DARWINS STATION – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Giant Tortoise

    In the morning you will take the speedboat from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora, where your guide will be waiting for you. Around 10:30 AM you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can see the memorial site for the last living Galapagos tortoise of its species. In the afternoon you will go to the Highlands of Santa Cruz to make closer contact with the Giant Galapagos Tortoises. You will have lunch here.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 4 SANTA FE ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sea Lions

    After breakfast you will travel to Santa Fe Island which is a small island that lies in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. Among animals, Santa Fe is home to endemic species such as the Barrington Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus). After a 45 minute boat ride, you will arrive to the bay of Santa Fe. There you will have a very nice snorkeling activity, if you are lucky, you can spot some birds on the rocks. After snorkeling, you will go to Playa Escondida or Garrapatero in Santa Cruz island and have a wet landing there, where you will discover the beach.

    *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.

    • ActivityActivitySnorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 5 FREE MORNING – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Flamingo Lagoon

    This morning you have to explore by yourself. Around 1.30 PM, you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island, which takes approximately 2,5 hours. Upon arrival in Isabela, you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon. This place is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and is one of the main reproductive sites for the majority of flamingos.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Volcano or similar.
  • DAY 6 LOS TUNELES SNORKELING
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Marine Turtle

    Today, you will explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the Volcanic Island along the seashore. Over here, you will have the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguin playing around. After the trip, you can enjoy some optional activities such as kayaking in Tintoreras, taking surfing lessons, biking or just relax on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island. We recommend you to take some time to visit the giant tortoise breeding center.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Volcano or similar.
  • DAY 7 TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    This is the last day of your 7 Day Galapagos Classic tour. After breakfast you take a short transfer to Isabela Airport (5 min) from where you take a small airplane (capacity of 9 people) to Baltra Airport. The flight time is about 40 minutes. The tour will end upon arrival to Baltra Airport.

    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pickup at San Cristobal Airport 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

    + 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 the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • In the visit to Santa Fe island, 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.
  • 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 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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