7 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic

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Tour Details

You want to have a magical vacation in the Islands, discovering extraordinary places that will leave you really impressed. This 7 day galapagos island hopping tour is for you. Come and see all the wildlife and marine life in all its splendor.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Kicker RockEnjoy one of the most famous diving hot spots in Galapagos, its unique ecosystem makes it an underwater paradise.
  • Santa CruzThe Highlands of Santa Cruz is one of the largest green areas of the archipelago. You will be impressed by its flora and fauna.
  • Charles Darwin StationEnjoy the opportunity to learn about Galapagos conservation in action.
  • 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
  • Risus Malesuada Tellus Porta Commodo

Departure & Return Location

Quito

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 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.
  • Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel.
  • Tour GuideLocal naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • Assistance 24/7 assistance in English and Spanish.

Price Excludes

  • 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 expense.
  • Optional tips for the guide.
Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL DAY SAN CRISTOBAL

Today begins your first day of adventure. Once you arrive at the airport in San Cristobal a guide will take you to your hotel for the respective check in. Please note that if you arrive before 02:00 PM you will have lunch. If you arrive later lunch will not be included. This day will be free, you can visit the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal and Playa Mann. It will be your first approach to the beauties of the islands. 

Activity.- Exploring, Sightseeing

Transport.- Car

Meal.- Lunch

Accommodation.- Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 2KICKER ROCK

After your first breakfast on the islands, you will go by boat to Kicker Rock, two volcanic rocks 140 meters high. Seen from the south, the rocks resemble a “Leon Dormido” (Sleeping Lion), which is their name in English. Seen from another angle it looks more like a boot, hence its name in English: Kicker Rock. This place is perfect for snorkeling and observing all the marine life in its maximum splendor. After the great activity you will return to your hotel for a well deserved rest.

Activity.- Exploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.

Transport.- Boat, car

Meal.- Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation.- Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 3PUERTO AYORA – CHARLES DARWIN'S STATION – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

On this day, your visit will be to Puerto Ayora, to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. A place where you can learn about the history of the islands and learn more about the giant tortoises. In the afternoon your stop will be in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch. 

Activity.- Wildlife Watching, Sightseeing.

Transport.- Boat, car

Meal.- Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation.- Hotel Fiesta or similar

Day 4SANTA FE ISLAND

Your day will start very early in the morning, you will travel to Santa Fe Island. This island is known for being home to endemic species such as the Barrington’s land iguana (Conolophus pallidus). Once you arrive at Santa Fe Bay, you will snorkel and observe a large number of marine species. In the afternoon you will visit Playa Escondida or Garrapatero on Santa Cruz Island, where you will make a wet landing. 

*Wet landing means that the boat approaches the beach and from there disembarks into the sea. It is recommended to bring extra clothes, as you might get wet.

Activity.- Wildlife view, Snorkeling.

Transport.- Boat, car

Meal.- Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation.- Hotel Fiesta or similar

Day 5FREE MORNING – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON

On the fifth day of your adventure, you will have the morning free to visit attractions of your choice. Around 1.30 PM, you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island, which will take approximately 2.5 hours. In Isabela the attraction to visit will be: Flamingo Lagoon. This place is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and is one of the main breeding sites for most of the flamingos.

Activity.- Exploring, Sightseeing.

Transport.- Boat, car

Meal.- Breakfast 

Accommodation.- Hotel Volcano or similar

Day 6SNORKELING LOS TUNELES

After breakfast, the attraction to see are the famous Tunnels. They are lava formations created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island along the seashore. Because of this, the Tunnels are an important spot for snorkeling. After the exciting activity, you can kayak in Tintoreras, take surfing lessons, ride a bike or just relax on the exotic white sand beaches. 

 

Activity.- Exploring, snorkeling, Wildlife Watching

Transport.- Boat, car

Meal.- Breakfast, snack

Accommodation.- Hotel Volcano or similar

Day 7TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA

This day ends your tour of the enchanted islands. After a farewell breakfast, you will head to Isabela airport, where you will take a small plane to Baltra airport. It is here where the tour will conclude. 

 

Transport.- Boat, Bus, car

Meal.- Breakfast

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