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8 Day Galapagos Island Hopping

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:

$2562

/ PERSON

Season: year-round
Duration: 8 Days
Group Size: 16
Accommodation: Hotel

ecuador - galapagos

STARTING AT:

$2562

/ PERSON

Group Size: 16
Season: year-round
Duration: 8 Days
Accommodation: Hotel

Expedition Overview

Experience this 8 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic, you will have 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 the 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 the lots of wildlife. The tour also provides many benefits to local communities and is socially and environmentally responsible. Be part of this 8 Day Galapagos Island Hoping Classic, an educational and inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most fiercely protected marine wilderness’ in the world!

FROM $2562

Itinerary

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.

Food & Accommodation

Meals included: Lunch 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar. 

Hotel – Twin or Double
Lunch.

 

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.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar. 

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.

On your third day you can visit Playa Mann, the Loberia or the surroundings on your own. At 2:00 pm you will board a boat to Puerto Ayora, once you arrive you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

Meals included: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar. 

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.

The adventure of your fourth day will be to visit one of the uninhabited islands Bartolome, Plazas, Floreana or North Seymour. No matter which one you visit you will be able to snorkel and hike. The island you choose to visit depends on availability and Galapagos National Park regulations. You can let us know your preference and we will do our best to take you there.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar. 

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.

 

In the morning you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz, where you will be able to see the Giant Tortoises of Galapagos in their natural state, as well as appreciate the endemic vegetation of the islands.

In the afternoon around 13:30 you will be transported to the largest island of the archipelago, Isabela. This ride lasts about 2.5 hours. Once you arrive you will be taken to your hotel. You will be able to go on your own to visit the Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and one of the main breeding grounds for most of the flamingos.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar. 

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.

After breakfast, the must-see attractions to see are the famous Tunnels. They are lava formations created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island along the seashore. Thus, the Tunnels are an important snorkeling spot. The entrance to the site is shallow and the waves can be strong, for this reason, the access can be complicated. You will have a snack on board and then return to Puerto Villamil.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch. 

Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar.

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.

On your last but one day, get ready to enjoy a great adventure. After a revitalizing breakfast, your guide will take you to the bay of Puerto Villamil for kayaking. In the afternoon you can visit the beach or do another optional activity.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar. 

Food & Accommodation

Hotel – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.

 

On your last day in the Galapagos Islands, after a delicious breakfast, you will take a flight from Isabela airport to Baltra airport. The flight takes about 45 minutes.

Once at Baltra airport, you will say goodbye and head to Quito or Guayaquil.

Meals included: Breakfast. 

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
  • Sea transportation Santa Cruz – San Cristobal – Isabela, comfortable land transportation.


  • 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) Isabela fee port: 10 USD per person


  • Gear
  • Wetsuit for rent: USD 10


  • Tips
  • For guides and drivers

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    Experience this 8 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic, you will have 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 the 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 the lots of wildlife. The tour also provides many benefits to local communities and is socially and environmentally responsible. Be part of this 8 Day Galapagos Island Hoping Classic, an educational and inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most fiercely protected marine wilderness’ in the world!

    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.

    Food & Accommodation

    Meals included: Lunch 

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar. 

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Lunch.

     

    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.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    On your third day you can visit Playa Mann, the Loberia or the surroundings on your own. At 2:00 pm you will board a boat to Puerto Ayora, once you arrive you will be transferred to your hotel.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.

    The adventure of your fourth day will be to visit one of the uninhabited islands Bartolome, Plazas, Floreana or North Seymour. No matter which one you visit you will be able to snorkel and hike. The island you choose to visit depends on availability and Galapagos National Park regulations. You can let us know your preference and we will do our best to take you there.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

     

    In the morning you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz, where you will be able to see the Giant Tortoises of Galapagos in their natural state, as well as appreciate the endemic vegetation of the islands.

    In the afternoon around 13:30 you will be transported to the largest island of the archipelago, Isabela. This ride lasts about 2.5 hours. Once you arrive you will be taken to your hotel. You will be able to go on your own to visit the Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and one of the main breeding grounds for most of the flamingos.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    After breakfast, the must-see attractions to see are the famous Tunnels. They are lava formations created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island along the seashore. Thus, the Tunnels are an important snorkeling spot. The entrance to the site is shallow and the waves can be strong, for this reason, the access can be complicated. You will have a snack on board and then return to Puerto Villamil.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    On your last but one day, get ready to enjoy a great adventure. After a revitalizing breakfast, your guide will take you to the bay of Puerto Villamil for kayaking. In the afternoon you can visit the beach or do another optional activity.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

     

    On your last day in the Galapagos Islands, after a delicious breakfast, you will take a flight from Isabela airport to Baltra airport. The flight takes about 45 minutes.

    Once at Baltra airport, you will say goodbye and head to Quito or Guayaquil.

    Meals included: Breakfast. 

    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
  • Sea transportation Santa Cruz – San Cristobal – Isabela, comfortable land transportation.

  • 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) Isabela fee port: 10 USD per person

  • 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 this 8 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic, you will have 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 the 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 the lots of wildlife. The tour also provides many benefits to local communities and is socially and environmentally responsible. Be part of this 8 Day Galapagos Island Hoping Classic, an educational and inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most fiercely protected marine wilderness’ in the world!

    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.

    Food & Accommodation

    Meals included: Lunch 

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar. 

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Lunch.

     

    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.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    On your third day you can visit Playa Mann, the Loberia or the surroundings on your own. At 2:00 pm you will board a boat to Puerto Ayora, once you arrive you will be transferred to your hotel.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.

    The adventure of your fourth day will be to visit one of the uninhabited islands Bartolome, Plazas, Floreana or North Seymour. No matter which one you visit you will be able to snorkel and hike. The island you choose to visit depends on availability and Galapagos National Park regulations. You can let us know your preference and we will do our best to take you there.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

     

    In the morning you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz, where you will be able to see the Giant Tortoises of Galapagos in their natural state, as well as appreciate the endemic vegetation of the islands.

    In the afternoon around 13:30 you will be transported to the largest island of the archipelago, Isabela. This ride lasts about 2.5 hours. Once you arrive you will be taken to your hotel. You will be able to go on your own to visit the Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and one of the main breeding grounds for most of the flamingos.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    After breakfast, the must-see attractions to see are the famous Tunnels. They are lava formations created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island along the seashore. Thus, the Tunnels are an important snorkeling spot. The entrance to the site is shallow and the waves can be strong, for this reason, the access can be complicated. You will have a snack on board and then return to Puerto Villamil.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar.

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

    On your last but one day, get ready to enjoy a great adventure. After a revitalizing breakfast, your guide will take you to the bay of Puerto Villamil for kayaking. In the afternoon you can visit the beach or do another optional activity.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar. 

    Food & Accommodation

    Hotel – Twin or Double
    Breakfast.    Lunch.

     

    On your last day in the Galapagos Islands, after a delicious breakfast, you will take a flight from Isabela airport to Baltra airport. The flight takes about 45 minutes.

    Once at Baltra airport, you will say goodbye and head to Quito or Guayaquil.

    Meals included: Breakfast. 

    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

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

    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) Isabela fee port: 10 USD per person

    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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