7 days
Group Size
Up to 16 passengers
ecuador - galapagos
Meeting Point
San Cristobal Airport
You'll need to have medium physical condition to walk and snorkel in the islands.
  • Tintoreras
  • Lava Tunnels
  • Encounter with wild giant tortoises
  • Bay tour
  • Tortuga Bay



Sea transportation Santa Cruz – San Cristobal islands, comfortable land transportation.


Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.


All described in the itinerary 


Snorkeling mask and fins, life vest


Certified expert English-speaking adventure leader and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park

Not included


Single Supplement


Airfare Quito – Galapagos – Quito round trip

Airport transfers

National & international flights


Travel & health insurance (mandatory)


Not described in the itinerary

Additional fees

INGALA transit card: USD 20 per person, cash only (subject to change), Park fee USD 100 per person, cash only (subject to change)


Wetsuit for rent: USD 10


For guides and drivers



***Conditions: Inspiring Ecuador reserve all rights to modify the itinerary according to availability and convenience. 


-> Starts

Baltra’s airport
Upon arrival on Day 1

-> Ends

Quito’s international airport
Upon arrival on Day 7


Your adventure begins upon arrival at Baltra airport in the Galapagos Islands on Day 1 when your host will meet you at national arrivals. On the final day of the trip, your trip will end at Baltra airport. On the mainland, Quito’s airport is around a 45min journey to downtown Quito.

To make your own way from Quito airport to and from the accommodation, you have a few options. You can request a private transfer from the host. Please see Optional Extras for prices. You can take a public bus for just $2USD, however, this isn’t overly straight forward as you need to change buses at Quitumbe bus terminal. A metered taxi will cost you between $25-35USD. You can save some money by taking an ‘Aeroservicio’ – a privately operated bus service connecting the airport with the city center. This cost is USD 8.

Day 1

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 2

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 3

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 4

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 5

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 6

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 7

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Departure Day

What is the food like?

Throughout the adventure, you’ll be fueled by delicious local food, such as seafood with plenty of local fresh fruits. Lunch usually consists of soup, main dish and juice, a warm and filling meal after a big day of adventure.

What is the accommodation like?

Galapagos Islands

Hotels are based on the concept of “Local hotels.” They create an environment of absolute comfort and local taste with complete standards of hygiene and presentation, uniting a familiar amiability with “Galapagueña” soul.

Day 1


Flamingo Lagoon
Flamingo Lagoon

Today begins your Galapagos active expedition tour. It is important to buy your plane ticket with an early arrival time at the Baltra airport to enjoy all the activities. Once you have arrived a native guide will take you to Puerto Ayora.

After a delicious lunch, you will go to Isabela Island. We recommend bringing a waterproof jacket and sickness medication in case of be necessary. At Isabela Island, a driver will take you to Flamingo Lagoon. After that, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

*Note: Please be aware that if you arrive after 11:00 AM, there might be changes to your itinerary.


Meals included: Lunch 

Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar.


Day 2


Blue Footed Booby in Tintoreras Islet
Blue Footed Booby in Tintoreras Islet

Early in the morning, your first attraction to visit is the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center. The next activity will be a visit to an iconic site of the islands, the Wall of Tears, followed by a visit to a small lava tunnel. Here you will enjoy the incredible scenery that offers a tapestry of Galapagos Sesuvium between El Túnel del Estero and Playa del Amor.

The hike in the Wetlands area is approximately 3 to 4 hours. After enjoying a delicious lunch, your destination will be Tintoreras Islet, named after the white tip sharks, known as Tintoreras.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar.


Day 3


After breakfast, you will depart by boat to Puerto Villamil to visit the Tunnels, considered one of the most beautiful places for snorkeling on Isabela Island, thanks to its clear and calm waters. You will have the opportunity to see lots of sea birds and species such as turtles, marine iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, Galapagos penguins and more. This exciting activity lasts approximately 6 hours, including boat rides and a snack before a short walk.


Meals included: Breakfast, lunch. 

Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar.


Day 4


Giant Tortoises
Giant Tortoises

This day you will have to be full of energy. Early in the morning you will take the speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then you will go to the Charles Darwin Research Station.

After lunch, you will visit Tortuga Bay. A place to be captivated by wildlife and marine life. To get to Tortuga Bay, there is a 2.5 km (30-45 minutes) walk along a paved road from Puerto Ayora. It is also possible to return from Tortuga Bay to Puerto Ayora by boat. This costs $10 p.p. + $10 for the guide’s boat ride. Departure time is 05:30 PM


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Accommodation: Hotel Deja Vu or similar. 


Day 5


Today your destination will be Santa Fe Island. It is a small island located in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. This island is special because it is home to endemic species such as the Barrington’s land iguana (Conolophus pallidus). You will snorkel at Santa Fe Island.

Then you will head to Playa Escondida or Garrapatero on Santa Cruz Island, and have a wet landing there. Here, you will have some time to discover the beach.

* Today you will have an activity called ‘Pesca Vivencial’ which means that you will be able to experience a fishing demonstration according to weather and park regulations.

* Wet Landing means that the boat will approach the beach, and from there, you will disembark in the sea. It is recommended to bring extra clothes, as you might get wet.


Meals included: Breakfast, lunch. 

Accommodation: Hotel Deja Vu or similar. 


Day 6


This day you will take a boat tour of the highlights of Puerto Ayora. Your first stop will be La Lobería, where you will be surprised by the large number of sea lions.Next, you will go to Punta Camaño islet. Here you will snorkel with more sea lions and a great variety of fish. Your next activity will be a visit to the Canal del Amor and finally, to finish the Bay Tour, you will go to Los Perros Beach.

In the afternoon you will go to the highlands of Santa Cruz, where you will take a short hike on a privately owned ranch.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch. 

Accommodation: Hotel Deja Vu or similar. 


Day 7


Galapagos Penguin
Galapagos Penguin

It’s time to say goodbye. Your Galapagos Island Hopping Budget tour has come to an end. After breakfast, you will travel to the Baltra airport, where you will depart for Quito or Guayaquil.


Meals included: Breakfast. 


What’s included:
  • Snorkeling equipment
What do I need to Bring?
  • Passport
  • Travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Fleece top
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Pair of short
  • Pairs of long trousers
  • Sport sandals
  • Watch or alarm clock,
  • Quick dry clothing
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof binoculars,
  • Bug spray
  • Sun cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Waterproof camera if possible
  • Swimming suit
  • Water bottle
  • Tennis shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Money belt
  • Sunglasses
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, antihistamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
Pre-Post Trip Accommodation in 5* hotel 

Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Twin/ Double) – USD 100 Per Night
Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Single) – USD 100 per Night


Private airport transfer – USD 38 per person

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How much should I tip?

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:

Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

Staff: Drivers and Assistance: USD 3- USD 5 per day

Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality – a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

What Do I Do about drinking water?

The tap water in the Galapagos Islands is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two.

What’s the weather like?

The Galapagos Islands lie directly on the Equator, so you can expect it to be warm for most of the year. However, it’s not always tropical and Caribbean-like: wind and rain are definitely possible at certain times of year. It’s wise to know these weather patterns before planning your trip so you know when to visit and what to expect.

The hottest season is generally from December to April with average temperatures ranging from a low of 70 F to a high of 84 F (22 – 31 C). It’s also the rainy season.

May to November is considered the “cool” season with average temperatures ranging from a low of 68 F to a high of 82 F (19 – 27 C) and frequent overcast skies.

What vaccinations do I need?

For the Galapagos Islands, Covid vaccination is required.

What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

What is the currency?

US American Dollars

What is the minimum age for this trip?

8 years old as a minimum age.

price per person:

USD 1,359.00

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