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4 Days Galapagos Island Hopping - Budget

You’ll need easy physical conditions for easy walking and exploring the sites in this journey.
Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos

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STARTING AT:

$1096

/ PERSON

Season: year-round
Duration: 4 Days
Group Size: 2
min
Accommodation: Hotel

ecuador - galapagos

STARTING AT:

$1096

/ PERSON

Group Size: 2
min
Season: year-round
Duration: 4 Days
Accommodation: Hotel

Expedition Overview

Get ready to experience a land-based expedition in the Galapagos Islands. A true natural paradise offering you the opportunity to get up close with the impressive wildlife. Thus, being a natural life sanctuary that preserves native and endemic species. The Galapagos Islands are a once in a lifetime destination! Imagine seeing the famous giant tortoises up close, swimming with sea lions, photographing the cute blue footed boobies, watching the mythical marine iguanas bask in the sun. All while enjoying amazing and unique landscapes. Join us and be part of this great Galapagos on budget adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

FROM $1096

Itinerary

Today begins your Galapagos Islands tour. We recommend you to book your flights with early arrival times to the islands, so you can enjoy all the activities.

Option 1: Itinerary for flights arriving to Baltra before 12:00 PM

Once at the Baltra airport, a guide will take you to Puerto Ayora to enjoy a delicious lunch. At 15:00 PM you will head to Isabela Island, here you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon, where you will observe a large number of the famous pink flamingos.

Option 2: Itinerary for flights arriving to Baltra after 12:00 PM

If your flight arrives after 12:00 PM, you will stay on Santa Cruz Island the first day because the last speedboat to Isabela Island leaves around 03:00 PM. Please note that you will not be able to have lunch if you arrive after 03:00 PM. The rest of the excursion is usually like this: Day 2: half-day excursion to Bahia and Charles Darwin Station; Day 3: morning speedboat to Isabela, Los Tuneles; Day 4: morning speedboat to Santa Cruz and departure transfer.

Meals included: Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

Your day will start early in the morning, after a revitalizing breakfast. You will go by boat to Puerto Villamil. Your first stop will be Los Tuneles, considered one of the best places for snorkeling because of the great amount of marine life. Departure time to Los Tuneles is between 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM, and depends on availability and National Park regulations. So, depending on the time you go to Los Tuneles, you might have the opportunity to explore Concha Perla on your own, either before or after Los Tuneles, as it is very close to the pier.

Meals included: Breakfast, Snack

Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

You will have to start this day recharged. At 06:00 AM, you will take a public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, where you will have breakfast.

Your first stop will be the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious lunch to continue with the next activity called Bay Tour, an excursion that will allow you to visit the highlights of the surroundings of Puerto Ayora by boat.

The first attraction will be the Loberia, here you will see a large number of sea lions lying on the beach. Then you will head towards Punta Camaño. Next, you will visit the Canal del Amor and finally Los Perros Beach.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Déjà Vu or similar

Your trip to the Galapagos Islands has come to an end. After a farewell breakfast, you will travel to the Baltra airport with a Spanish-speaking driver, where you will depart for Quito or Guayaquil. Here your tour concludes.

Meals included: Breakfast

What to Expect

Accommodation: Hotel
Location: ecuador - galapagos
Season: year-round
Meeting Point: Baltra
Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos
Activity: Snorkeling, Wildlife

What´s Included

✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Airport pickup 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

  • Meals as described in the itinerary

  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room

  • Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking)

  • Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest
  • 🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights: Airfare Quito – Galapagos – Quito round trip

  • Insurance: Travel & Health insurance (mandatory)

  • Meals: 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)

  • Gear: Wetsuit for rent USD 10

  • Tips: For guides and drivers
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    Get ready to experience a land-based expedition in the Galapagos Islands. A true natural paradise offering you the opportunity to get up close with the impressive wildlife. Thus, being a natural life sanctuary that preserves native and endemic species. The Galapagos Islands are a once in a lifetime destination! Imagine seeing the famous giant tortoises up close, swimming with sea lions, photographing the cute blue footed boobies, watching the mythical marine iguanas bask in the sun. All while enjoying amazing and unique landscapes. Join us and be part of this great Galapagos on budget adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Today begins your Galapagos Islands tour. We recommend you to book your flights with early arrival times to the islands, so you can enjoy all the activities.

    Option 1: Itinerary for flights arriving to Baltra before 12:00 PM

    Once at the Baltra airport, a guide will take you to Puerto Ayora to enjoy a delicious lunch. At 15:00 PM you will head to Isabela Island, here you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon, where you will observe a large number of the famous pink flamingos.

    Option 2: Itinerary for flights arriving to Baltra after 12:00 PM

    If your flight arrives after 12:00 PM, you will stay on Santa Cruz Island the first day because the last speedboat to Isabela Island leaves around 03:00 PM. Please note that you will not be able to have lunch if you arrive after 03:00 PM. The rest of the excursion is usually like this: Day 2: half-day excursion to Bahia and Charles Darwin Station; Day 3: morning speedboat to Isabela, Los Tuneles; Day 4: morning speedboat to Santa Cruz and departure transfer.

    Meals included: Lunch

    Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

    Your day will start early in the morning, after a revitalizing breakfast. You will go by boat to Puerto Villamil. Your first stop will be Los Tuneles, considered one of the best places for snorkeling because of the great amount of marine life. Departure time to Los Tuneles is between 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM, and depends on availability and National Park regulations. So, depending on the time you go to Los Tuneles, you might have the opportunity to explore Concha Perla on your own, either before or after Los Tuneles, as it is very close to the pier.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Snack

    Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

    You will have to start this day recharged. At 06:00 AM, you will take a public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, where you will have breakfast.

    Your first stop will be the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious lunch to continue with the next activity called Bay Tour, an excursion that will allow you to visit the highlights of the surroundings of Puerto Ayora by boat.

    The first attraction will be the Loberia, here you will see a large number of sea lions lying on the beach. Then you will head towards Punta Camaño. Next, you will visit the Canal del Amor and finally Los Perros Beach.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Accommodation: Hotel Déjà Vu or similar

    Your trip to the Galapagos Islands has come to an end. After a farewell breakfast, you will travel to the Baltra airport with a Spanish-speaking driver, where you will depart for Quito or Guayaquil. Here your tour concludes.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - galapagos
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Baltra
    Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos
    Activity: Snorkeling, Wildlife
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pickup 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
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room
  • Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking)
  • Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest
  • 🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights: Airfare Quito – Galapagos – Quito round trip
  • Insurance: Travel & Health insurance (mandatory)
  • Meals: 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)
  • Gear: Wetsuit for rent USD 10
  • Tips: For guides and drivers
  • What to bring?

    What is the minimum age for this trip?

    8 years old as a minimum age.

    What is the currency?

    US American Dollars

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

    What vaccinations do I need?

    For Ecuador Highlands, Covid vaccination is required.

    What’s the weather like?

    Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.

    Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler and depend of the altitude mainly, the higher the colder, The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius). But the average temperature by the snow-cover volcanos can be mid-50s Fahrenheit (10 – 13 degrees Celsius).

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in Ecuador 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. There will also be water in the transportation.

    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

    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

    Get ready to experience a land-based expedition in the Galapagos Islands. A true natural paradise offering you the opportunity to get up close with the impressive wildlife. Thus, being a natural life sanctuary that preserves native and endemic species. The Galapagos Islands are a once in a lifetime destination! Imagine seeing the famous giant tortoises up close, swimming with sea lions, photographing the cute blue footed boobies, watching the mythical marine iguanas bask in the sun. All while enjoying amazing and unique landscapes. Join us and be part of this great Galapagos on budget adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Today begins your Galapagos Islands tour. We recommend you to book your flights with early arrival times to the islands, so you can enjoy all the activities.

    Option 1: Itinerary for flights arriving to Baltra before 12:00 PM

    Once at the Baltra airport, a guide will take you to Puerto Ayora to enjoy a delicious lunch. At 15:00 PM you will head to Isabela Island, here you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon, where you will observe a large number of the famous pink flamingos.

    Option 2: Itinerary for flights arriving to Baltra after 12:00 PM

    If your flight arrives after 12:00 PM, you will stay on Santa Cruz Island the first day because the last speedboat to Isabela Island leaves around 03:00 PM. Please note that you will not be able to have lunch if you arrive after 03:00 PM. The rest of the excursion is usually like this: Day 2: half-day excursion to Bahia and Charles Darwin Station; Day 3: morning speedboat to Isabela, Los Tuneles; Day 4: morning speedboat to Santa Cruz and departure transfer.

    Meals included: Lunch

    Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

    Your day will start early in the morning, after a revitalizing breakfast. You will go by boat to Puerto Villamil. Your first stop will be Los Tuneles, considered one of the best places for snorkeling because of the great amount of marine life. Departure time to Los Tuneles is between 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM, and depends on availability and National Park regulations. So, depending on the time you go to Los Tuneles, you might have the opportunity to explore Concha Perla on your own, either before or after Los Tuneles, as it is very close to the pier.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Snack

    Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

    You will have to start this day recharged. At 06:00 AM, you will take a public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, where you will have breakfast.

    Your first stop will be the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious lunch to continue with the next activity called Bay Tour, an excursion that will allow you to visit the highlights of the surroundings of Puerto Ayora by boat.

    The first attraction will be the Loberia, here you will see a large number of sea lions lying on the beach. Then you will head towards Punta Camaño. Next, you will visit the Canal del Amor and finally Los Perros Beach.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Accommodation: Hotel Déjà Vu or similar

    Your trip to the Galapagos Islands has come to an end. After a farewell breakfast, you will travel to the Baltra airport with a Spanish-speaking driver, where you will depart for Quito or Guayaquil. Here your tour concludes.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - galapagos
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Baltra
    Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos
    Activity: Snorkeling, Wildlife
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Airport pickup 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

    Meals as described in the itinerary

    Accommodation in a single, double or triple room

    Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking)

    Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    Flights: Airfare Quito – Galapagos – Quito round trip

    Insurance: Travel & Health insurance (mandatory)

    Meals: 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)

    Gear: Wetsuit for rent USD 10

    Tips: For guides and drivers

    What to bring?

    What is the minimum age for this trip?

    8 years old as a minimum age.

    What is the currency?

    US American Dollars

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

    What vaccinations do I need?

    For Ecuador Highlands, Covid vaccination is required.

    What’s the weather like?

    Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.

    Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler and depend of the altitude mainly, the higher the colder, The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius). But the average temperature by the snow-cover volcanos can be mid-50s Fahrenheit (10 – 13 degrees Celsius).

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in Ecuador 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. There will also be water in the transportation.

    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

    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

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