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8 days Galapagos Island Hopping Classic

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:

$3018

/ PERSON

Season: year-round
Duration: 8 Days
Group Size: 2
min
Accommodation: Hotel

ecuador - galapagos

STARTING AT:

$3018

/ PERSON

Group Size: 2
min
Season: year-round
Duration: 8 Days
Accommodation: Hotel

Expedition Overview

Experience the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of a cruise expedition! 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 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 an educational and inspirational journey of a lifetime in one of the most fiercely protected marine wilderness’ in the world!

FROM $3018

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Meals included: 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Meals included: 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar

Meals included: 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.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, box 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, the must-see attraction 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

Meals included: breakfast, snack

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

Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

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

What to Expect

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

  • My Own Room supplement: USD $620

  • 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)

  • Isabela dock fee $ 10 p.p. cash only

  • Gear: Wetsuit for rent USD 10

  • Tips: For guides and drivers
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    8 days Galapagos Island Hopping Classic

    Trip Type: Discover
    Location: Galapagos
    Service Level: Comfortable
    Experience the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of a cruise expedition! 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 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 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

    Meals included: 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

    Meals included: 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar

    Meals included: 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.

     

    Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast, box 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast

    After breakfast, the must-see attraction 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    Meals included: breakfast, snack

    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

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    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

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - galapagos
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Baltra Airport
    Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos
    Activity: Kayaking, 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
  • My Own Room supplement: USD $620
  • 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)
  • Isabela dock fee $ 10 p.p. cash only
  • 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 the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of a cruise expedition! 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 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 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

    Meals included: 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

    Meals included: 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar

    Meals included: 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.

     

    Accommodation: Hotel Fiesta or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast, box 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast

    After breakfast, the must-see attraction 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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    Meals included: breakfast, snack

    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

    Accommodation: Hotel Albemarle or similar

    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

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - galapagos
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Baltra Airport
    Trip Type: Island Hopping - Galapagos
    Activity: Kayaking, 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
    My Own Room supplement: USD $620

    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)

    Isabela dock fee $ 10 p.p. cash only

    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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