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Tour Details

If you want to have the opportunity to explore all the highlights of some of the wonderful Galapagos Islands. This 5 day galapagos island hopping budget tour is your best option to enjoy a vacation with friends, family or partner and have unforgettable experiences. 

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Flamingo LagoonA spectacular lagoon that is home to fifty percent of the Galapagos flamingo population.
  • Los TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species
  • Bay tourVisit the highlights around Puerto Ayora, snorkel with sea lions and spot sharks and blue footed boobies.
  • Charles Darwin Station Enjoy the opportunity to learn about Galapagos conservation in action.
  • Santa Fe islandThe Galapagos island with the highest degree of endemism.

Departure & Return Location

Quito / Guayaquil

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Airport pickup 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.
  • 24/7 assistance in English and Spanish.

Price Excludes

  • Round trip 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).
  • Personal travel & health insurance.
  • For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November).
  • Optional tips for the guide.
  • Personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON

On the first day of your luxury Galapagos tour. At the Baltra Airport (GPS), you meet up with our English speaking guide who will take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz. If you arrive before 02:00 PM you have lunch in the highlands. If you arrive later you will only visit the highlands. In the highlands you visit a privately owned farm where you will find the giant tortoises. The Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living tortoise species, weighing up to 250 kg (550 lb). After this visit you will be dropped off at your hotel where you can rest.

 

Activity.- Exploring, Sightseeing. Wildlife Watching.

Transport.- Boat, bus, car

Meal.- Lunch

Accommodation.- Hotel San Vicente or similar.

Day 2SNORKELING IN LOS TÚNELES

After a delicious breakfast, you will go on a boat ride from Puerto Villamil. This day you will enjoy the wonderful scenery in the Tunnels, considered one of the most beautiful places to snorkel on Isabela Island. And where a large number of marine fauna species take refuge, such as turtles, marine iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, Galapagos penguins, lobsters and sea snakes. This activity will last approximately 6 hours, including boat rides and a snack before a short walk.

 

Activity.- Exploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.

Transport.- Boat, car

Meal.- Breakfast, snack

Accommodation.- Hotel San Vicente or similar.

Day 3CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – BAY TOUR

This day your activities will start very early in the morning, so you should be 100% energized. At 06:00 AM you will go to Santa Cruz Island and have breakfast. Then you will visit the famous biological station, Charles Darwin Research Station where the guides will explain more about giant tortoises. After a delicious lunch, you will go on the “Bay Tour” and visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora. The first destination will be La Loberia where you find sea lions. The next stop will be the islet of Punta Camaño, where you will snorkel with sea lions and a great variety of fish. Then you will visit the Canal del Amor. Finally, you will take a 15 minutes walk to La Playa de los Perros where you will observe colonies of crayfish, marine iguanas and unparalleled panoramic views.

 

Activity.- Hiking, Sightseeing, Wildlife Watching.

Transport.- Boat, car

Meal.- Breakfast, lunch

Accommodation.- Hotel Fernandina or similar. 

Day 4SANTA FE ISLAND

Your first activity of the morning will be a 45-minute boat ride to Santa Fe Island. Santa Fe is a small island located in the center of the archipelago of enchanted islands. It is known for being the refuge of endemic species such as the Barrington’s land iguana (Conolophus pallidus). Once in the place, you will do the exciting activity of snorkeling. Finally you will head to Playa Escondida or Garrapatero in Santa Cruz, where you will make a wet landing. 

 

*Note: A wet landing means that when you get to the beach, you will have to enter the surf, where there is the possibility of getting wetter.

 

Activity.- Exploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.

Transport.- Boat, car

Meal.- Breakfast, Box-Lunch.

Accommodation.- Hotel Fernandina

 

Day 5TRANSFER OUT- BALTRA

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

Transport.- Boat, bus, car

Meal.- Breakfast

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