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6 Day Galapagos Classic Expedition

You’ll need to have medium physical condition to walk and snorkel in the islands.
Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos

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STARTING AT:

$2247

/ PERSON

Season: year-round
Duration: 6 Days
Group Size: 16
Accommodation: Hotel

ecuador - galapagos

STARTING AT:

$2247

/ PERSON

Group Size: 16
Season: year-round
Duration: 6 Days
Accommodation: Hotel

Expedition Overview

Experience 6 day Galapagos classic expedition from the comfort of a land-based! The islands offer endless opportunities to witness a unique abundance of wildlife in a setting unlike any other on the planet. This is one of the few places on earth that allows such close and intimate contact with wildlife.

The Galapagos form a natural sanctuary that preserves species, this allowed them to evolve their unique features for countless millennia. This vacation also provides flexible time to spend on your own and explore the sand beaches, trails in the Galapagos Forest, and wildlife. Be part of this Galapagos classic expedition, an educational and inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most fiercely protected marine wilderness in the world!

FROM $2247

Itinerary

Today begins your adventure in the Galapagos Islands. Once you arrive at the San Cristobal airport, a driver will take you to your hotel. After a welcome lunch, you can visit Playa Mann, Las Tijeretas or Punta Carola on your own.

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Lunch.

Early in the morning, your first attraction to visit will be the El Junco Crater Lake. This is the only freshwater lake in the Galapagos Islands. Your next stop will be Puerto Chino, where you can take a walk and observe the beautiful sea lions lying on the white beach. Your last destination will be La Galapaguera, the sanctuary of the giant tortoises.

 

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.

On the third day of your adventure, you should start with all your energy. After breakfast, you will go to visit Isabela Island on a flight of approximately 40 minutes. Here, you can take a bike ride to the breeding center or walk to the Wall of Tears.

In the afternoon, you will do a fun activity, kayaking in Puerto Villamil; here you will see marine iguanas, sea lions, and the famous Galapagos penguins. Afterward, you will go to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

 

Meals included: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel Volcano or similar.

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.

After a refreshing breakfast, your destination will be the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the second-largest active crater in the world. Inside the site you will hike to Chico, a Sierra Negra cone with lunar landscapes. Your return will be around 14:00 PM. The rest of the afternoon will be free for you to explore on your own.

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.

This day will start very early, at 06:00 hours, you will take a public speedboat to the island of Santa Cruz. Here, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then, you will be taken to the famous Charles Darwin Research Station.

Afterward, you will take a 40-minute trip to the highlands of San Cruz. Here, you will see a large number of giant tortoises.

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.

Today your tour is over. After a farewell breakfast, a driver will take you to Baltra Airport for your flight to Quito or Guayaquil.

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.

What to Expect

Accommodation: Hotel
Location: ecuador - galapagos
Season: year-round
Meeting Point: San Cristobal Airport
Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos
Activity: Hiking, Climbing, Wildlife

What´s Included

✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Transportation
  • Interisland fligh from San Cristobal to Isabela, sea transportation from Isabela to Santa Cruz


  • Accommodations
  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.


  • Meals
  • All described in the itinerary 


  • Gear
  • Snorkeling mask and fins, life vest


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


  • Equipment
  • Snorkeling equipment

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • Single Supplement


  • Flights
  • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip


  • Airport transfers
  • National & international flights


  • 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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    Experience 6 day Galapagos classic expedition from the comfort of a land-based! The islands offer endless opportunities to witness a unique abundance of wildlife in a setting unlike any other on the planet. This is one of the few places on earth that allows such close and intimate contact with wildlife. The Galapagos form a natural sanctuary that preserves species, this allowed them to evolve their unique features for countless millennia. This vacation also provides flexible time to spend on your own and explore the sand beaches, trails in the Galapagos Forest, and wildlife. Be part of this Galapagos classic expedition, an educational and inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most fiercely protected marine wilderness in the world!

    Today begins your adventure in the Galapagos Islands. Once you arrive at the San Cristobal airport, a driver will take you to your hotel. After a welcome lunch, you can visit Playa Mann, Las Tijeretas or Punta Carola on your own.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Lunch.

    Early in the morning, your first attraction to visit will be the El Junco Crater Lake. This is the only freshwater lake in the Galapagos Islands. Your next stop will be Puerto Chino, where you can take a walk and observe the beautiful sea lions lying on the white beach. Your last destination will be La Galapaguera, the sanctuary of the giant tortoises.

     

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    On the third day of your adventure, you should start with all your energy. After breakfast, you will go to visit Isabela Island on a flight of approximately 40 minutes. Here, you can take a bike ride to the breeding center or walk to the Wall of Tears.

    In the afternoon, you will do a fun activity, kayaking in Puerto Villamil; here you will see marine iguanas, sea lions, and the famous Galapagos penguins. Afterward, you will go to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hotel Volcano or similar.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.

    After a refreshing breakfast, your destination will be the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the second-largest active crater in the world. Inside the site you will hike to Chico, a Sierra Negra cone with lunar landscapes. Your return will be around 14:00 PM. The rest of the afternoon will be free for you to explore on your own.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    This day will start very early, at 06:00 hours, you will take a public speedboat to the island of Santa Cruz. Here, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then, you will be taken to the famous Charles Darwin Research Station.

    Afterward, you will take a 40-minute trip to the highlands of San Cruz. Here, you will see a large number of giant tortoises.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    Today your tour is over. After a farewell breakfast, a driver will take you to Baltra Airport for your flight to Quito or Guayaquil.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - galapagos
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: San Cristobal Airport
    Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos
    Activity: Hiking, Climbing, Wildlife
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Transportation
  • Interisland fligh from San Cristobal to Isabela, sea transportation from Isabela to Santa Cruz

  • Accommodations
  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.

  • Meals
  • All described in the itinerary 

  • Gear
  • Snorkeling mask and fins, life vest

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

  • Equipment
  • Snorkeling equipment

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Single Supplement

  • Flights
  • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip

  • Airport transfers
  • National & international flights

  • 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

    Experience 6 day Galapagos classic expedition from the comfort of a land-based! The islands offer endless opportunities to witness a unique abundance of wildlife in a setting unlike any other on the planet. This is one of the few places on earth that allows such close and intimate contact with wildlife. The Galapagos form a natural sanctuary that preserves species, this allowed them to evolve their unique features for countless millennia. This vacation also provides flexible time to spend on your own and explore the sand beaches, trails in the Galapagos Forest, and wildlife. Be part of this Galapagos classic expedition, an educational and inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most fiercely protected marine wilderness in the world!

    Today begins your adventure in the Galapagos Islands. Once you arrive at the San Cristobal airport, a driver will take you to your hotel. After a welcome lunch, you can visit Playa Mann, Las Tijeretas or Punta Carola on your own.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Lunch.

    Early in the morning, your first attraction to visit will be the El Junco Crater Lake. This is the only freshwater lake in the Galapagos Islands. Your next stop will be Puerto Chino, where you can take a walk and observe the beautiful sea lions lying on the white beach. Your last destination will be La Galapaguera, the sanctuary of the giant tortoises.

     

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    On the third day of your adventure, you should start with all your energy. After breakfast, you will go to visit Isabela Island on a flight of approximately 40 minutes. Here, you can take a bike ride to the breeding center or walk to the Wall of Tears.

    In the afternoon, you will do a fun activity, kayaking in Puerto Villamil; here you will see marine iguanas, sea lions, and the famous Galapagos penguins. Afterward, you will go to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hotel Volcano or similar.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.

    After a refreshing breakfast, your destination will be the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the second-largest active crater in the world. Inside the site you will hike to Chico, a Sierra Negra cone with lunar landscapes. Your return will be around 14:00 PM. The rest of the afternoon will be free for you to explore on your own.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    This day will start very early, at 06:00 hours, you will take a public speedboat to the island of Santa Cruz. Here, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then, you will be taken to the famous Charles Darwin Research Station.

    Afterward, you will take a 40-minute trip to the highlands of San Cruz. Here, you will see a large number of giant tortoises.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    Today your tour is over. After a farewell breakfast, a driver will take you to Baltra Airport for your flight to Quito or Guayaquil.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - galapagos
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: San Cristobal Airport
    Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos
    Activity: Hiking, Climbing, Wildlife
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Transportation

    Interisland fligh from San Cristobal to Isabela, sea transportation from Isabela to Santa Cruz

    Accommodations

    Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.

    Meals

    All described in the itinerary 

    Gear

    Snorkeling mask and fins, life vest

    Guides

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

    Equipment

    Snorkeling equipment

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    Accommodation

    Single Supplement

    Flights

    Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip

    Airport transfers

    National & international flights

    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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