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8 Day Galapagos Explorer

Duration8 Days
Price From $2.400
Highlights
  • checkSierra Negra VolcanoStimulate your sense of adventure by hiking in the crater of a huge Volcano.
  • checkBiking ExplorationRide around different locations of the Galapagos and watch different species of animals in their habitat.
  • checkSanta Cruz You will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkIsabela islandVisit a local brewery and enjoy an exclusive wine tasting experience.
  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with numerous fishes, sharks and more unique animal species.
Itinerary
  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL DAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Old Town

    The first day will be free of activities for you to be able to explore the beautiful city of Quito on your own, but if you feel like having a guided day tour at extra cost, do not hesitate in contacting us. Please keep in mind that there is a meeting at 18:00 at the hotel’s lobby to meet your guide and the rest of the group and learn what will the itinerary be for the days of your expedition!

    • ActivityActivityQuito Arrival.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDann Carlton or similar.
  • DAY 2 TRAVEL DAY TO GALAPAGOS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    Early in the morning you will be picked up and taken to the airport for a three hour flight to Baltra. At your arrival you will take a bus and water transportation to Isabela Island, one of the youngest islands in the Galapagos. Isabela is mostly uninhabited and remains a sanctuary for wildlife, being home to animals such as iguanas, flamingos, giant tortoises and even penguins. Once you arrive, you will have check in at the hotel and enjoy the sunset on your own

    • ActivityActivityArrival, Sightseeing, Walking.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsCormorant Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 3 BIKING EXPLORATION
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Biking

    After breakfast you will head out on the next day of Adventure- biking along an exclusive road around the side of the island. Each stop on this journey will take you to leisurely walking trails with impressive views of the different landscapes and immerse us in the diverse ecosystem of the island. Highlighting the ride the stops at Playa del Amor and the Tortoise Breeding Center. Playa del Amor, or Love Beach, is home to the largest population of iguanas on the Island. Lounging about, these creatures are exclusive to the Galapagos and are marine animals, having the ability to forage underwater. At the Tortoise breeding center you will learn of the impressive efforts of workers at the National Park in the preservation of the tortoise population. This day finishes after five hours of exploration though richly diverse environments at the Flamingo lagoon. Once back in town you will be able to enjoy the golden sunset amidst the gentle sounds of crashing waves

    • ActivityActivityWalking, Biking.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsCormorant Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 4 LAVA TUNNELS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Los Tuneles

    Enter a world like no other at Los Túneles. Famous for its arch like volcanic formations this is an ecosystem brimming different species of animals is nesting ground for blue- footed boobies. Possible sightings include white-tip reef sharks, penguins, golden and eagle rays, among many others! Explore the area above and below as this day expedition takes us by boat, snorkeling as well as on foot. Lunch will be served on board and after you will travel back to town.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Walking, Wildlife Watching.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsCormorant Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 5 TREKKING SIERRA NEGRA AND SNORKEL TINTORERAS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sierra Negra

    The morning is to explore the Highlands of Isabela, as you will trek the rim of Sierra Negra Volcano for 10 miles total, there you can see fresh volcanic material from the last eruptions of 2018, with clear weather you can also have a nice view of Elizabeth bay, in the Affernoon you will go to Tintoreras, and islet of jagged volcanic rock that form small underwater canyons thriving with wildlife. Be on the look out for feisty penguins and blue-footed boobies! Want to get the view from above and below? Get up close and personal by submerging in serene crystal waters in search of more varieties of fish, turtles, and sea lions

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsCormorant Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 6 CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Tortoise at Charles Darwin Station

    Seize the day with an early rise and boat right two hours to the Island of Santa Cruz home to the Charles Darwin Research Station. Witness the tireless efforts of researchers and conservationist and learn about how they are helping to repopulate the island with different species of tortoise. Although you will see many different types of tortoise at the station’s breeding center, the second stop of the day will take us up to ‘El Chato’ reserve in the highlands for an up close and personal experience to see them in their natural habitat. Explore the lava tunnels that dot the property while watching the gentle giants lounge around in the mud these are truly impressive creatures! This day ends returning to town where you can enjoy the even taking a stroll through Puerto Ayora. Is recommend heading down to the boat docks at night as sharks and rays can be spotted playing in the lights below

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing, Sightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsGalapagos Inn Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 7 RETURN TO QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra

    In the morning you will be transferred back to Baltra for the return flights to Quito. Average time back to the city is 2-3 hours depending on if your flight is direct or with a stop in Guayaquil

    • ActivityActivityDeparture to Quito.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDann Carlton or similar.
  • DAY 8 DEPARTURE DAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Airport

    Today ends our services but if you wish to stay longer, we can help you organize an extension trip to places you did not see during this week. Otherwise if you are ready to go back home after an amazing active expedition. Rebecca Adventure Travel wish you safe travels!

    • ActivityActivityDeparture.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation 1 Hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil
  • Accommodation Accommodation for seven nights.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra Airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide during the activities (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Bus Private transportation.
  • Gear Equipment Paddling gear: Seat on top double kayaks and paddles.
  • Gear Equipment Biking gear: Hybrid bikes, certified helmets and gloves.
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling equipment: fins and life vest.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    +International or domestic flights.
    + 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).
    + Wetsuit for rent (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal expenses.
    +Travel insurance (mandatory).
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

TOUR SUMMARY

The 8-Day Galapagos Explorer is calling for you!
Made famous by Charles Darwin, this volcanic paradise is home to spectacular endemic species of flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth. Take the leap and join us on this island-hopping Activ expedition where you can explore the Archipelago of Galapagos while hiking volcanoes, snorkeling to view turtles, rays, and sharks; paddling in search of playful and blue-footed boobies, which can be seen scampering about. At another moment it’s time to ride a bike and hike in search of giant Tortoises who call these islands home. Take to heart knowing that your travels are directly benefiting local families and sustainable tourism efforts. The 8-Day Galapagos Explorer is a Special Departure for the 25 of December!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • If you want to travel with kids it’s recommended that they are at least 8 years old.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest.$ 3.125 p.p.
2 - 6 guests.$ 2.400 p.p.
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