This Luxury Safari tour in the Galapagos Islands is a tour for travelers looking for a blissful adventure. The incredible tour has been featured in the National Geographic Luxury Collection and other high-profile magazines. This tour will allow you to discover the uniqueness of its endemic animal species. Explore the underwater world in Kicker Rock where you can find sharks, rays, and colorful fish. Walk among giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Highlands and go to one of the best snorkeling places in the world, Los Tuneles. Nature and wildlife will allow your friends and family to disconnect from the world for a moment and let you enjoy safely a once in a lifetime experience.
Explore the beauty of the Enchanted Islands with our 7-Day Luxury Safari tour!
Kicker RockThe favorite place for an array of marine birds, and great underwater life.
Los TunelesSnorkel in clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
Santa Cruz HighlandsYou will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and singular volcanic features.
Kayak Puerto VillamilGo kayaking while you spot penguins and blue-footed boobies.
Bartolome, Floreana or North SeymourUninhabited islands with beautiful landscapes of the archipelago.
DAY 1 TRANSFER IN – SAN CRISTOBAL
At the arrivals area of San Cristobal Airport, your driver will be waiting to get you to your hotel located in the village of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The drive will take about 5 minutes.
Accommodation:Hotel Golden Bay or similar.
DAY 2 KICKER ROCK
After breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at Kicker Rock, one of the most spectacular landmarks in the Galapagos Islands. It is composed of two volcanic rocks 140 meters tall, located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. Viewed from the south, the rocks look like a sleeping lion, which is why the Spanish name is “León Dormido” (sleeping lion). On the other side, it looks like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. This tiny island is the favorite place for an array of marine birds and great underwater life. The natural erosion of this ancient cone has created a channel between the rocks that provides the ideal habitat for a variety of sharks and rays. In the afternoon, you go back to the hotel.
Early in the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and dropped off at the airport of San Cristobal (about 5 minutes driving). You then will take a small airplane to Isabela Island. This flight will take about 45 minutes. After arriving, you will be picked up at the airport and brought to your hotel in Puerto Villamil. This drive takes about 7 minutes. After breakfast, the guide will accompany you for a kayak excursion in the bay of Puerto Villamil. You might see nice fish, penguins, and even sharks during this activity.
Activity:Exploring, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching.
Accommodation:Scalesia Lodge or similar.
DAY 4 LOS TUNELES
After breakfast, your guide will take you to what is said to be one of the best snorkeling places in the world, Los Tuneles. The water is shallow, calm, and very clear- a sea sanctuary. Lava flows have produced unique geological formations: a series of arcs and tunnels underneath and above the water which make an ideal habitat for many local Galapagos Species. The entrance to the site is shallow and the waves can be strong, for this reason, the access can be complicated. You will have a snack on board and then return to Puerto Villamil.
You will be picked up at your hotel and brought to Isabela Airport for your flight to Baltra. This short flight will give you the chance to experience Galapagos from the air. The flight time is about 45 minutes. Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, you go by private transportation to the village of Puerto Ayora which will take about 45 minutes more. Later in the day, you will visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz to make closer contact with the giant Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat. You will find yourself surrounded by the endemic vegetation of the Galapagos. You will have lunch here.
Activity:Sightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
Accommodation:Finch Bay or similar.
DAY 6 BARTOLOME / FLOREANA / NORTH SEYMOUR
Today you will visit an uninhabited island by boat. It will either be Floreana, Bartolome, or North Seymour. You can tell us your preference and we try to get you to that island. Unfortunately due to availability, we cannot guarantee the island. You will navigate for about 30 min up to 2,5 hours to get to the island. 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 and you might have time to visit the Charles Darwin Station by yourself or you can be dropped off at your hotel.
About 3 hours before the departure of your flight, you will start the journey back to Baltra Airport. You will need to take a car, a boat, and a bus, and after a little more than one hour, you will get to the airport.
Pickup at San Cristobal Airport and drop off at Baltra Airport at your arrival/departure time.
Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.
Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
All activities as described in the itinerary.
Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins, and life vest.
Welcome kit with masks, anti-bacterial gel & gloves.
24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
+ 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.
Single travelers have a private room. All rooms have a private bathroom.
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 toEcuador 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.
Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
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.
Pictures may be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
Inform yourself aboutfood 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 byRebecca, 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 theTravel 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.