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Galapagos exploring 5 islands
8 Days / 7 nights

Category / Acommodation Hotels in Galapagos Net price per person (SGL) Net price per person (DBL) Net price per person (TPL)
Touristic Class
Santa Cruz: Hotel Deja Vu or similar
Isabela: Hostal Las Fragatas
San Cristóbal: Hotel Casa de Nelly or Cabañas Pimampiro
$350 USD
$1.998 USD
$1.959 USD
Standard Class
Santa Cruz: Hotel Villa Laguna or similar
Isabela: Hotel La Casa De Marita or similar
San Cristobal: Hotel Galapagos Sunset or Casa Playa Mann
$595 USD
$2.579 USD
$2.455 USD
Comfort Class
Santa Cruz: Hotel Solymar or Albermale
Isabela: Hotel Iguana Crossing
San Cristobal: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similar
$1.650 USD
$3.599 USD
$3.485 USD

  • Lodging for 07 nights at selected hotels + breakfast.
  • Transportation: Galapagos airport transfers, land transportation, and sea transportation.
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary (7 breakfast, 3 menu lunch, 4 box lunch).
  • Certified English / Spanish speaking guides.
  • Personal assistance.
  • Guided activities.
  • Snorkeling Equipment (mask, fins, tube).

  • Air tickets to Galapagos Islands.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Galápagos National Park Fee USD $100.
  • Transit control Card USD $20.
  • Wetsuit.
  • Tips.
  • Drinks and not specified meals.
  • Single supplement solo travelers.
  • Transportation Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
  • Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
  • Water taxi from dock to speedboat (depending on the tide) – $ 1.00 US per person per ride.

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Itinerary

Day 1: San Cristóbal – Carola Beach – Tijeretas

Welcome to Galapagos Islands! Arrive at San Cristobal’s airport, your guide picks you up at the airport and will take you to the hotel. After your lunch, with the guide, you will visit the Interpretation Center, where the guide will talk to you about the formation, colonization, and actual situation of the islands. Then you will follow the trail to the Frigate bird hill, a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view over the island. You will be able to snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas Bay or Carola beach (according to the tide your guide will take you to the best spot), where you can see sea lions, various tropical fishes, and turtles. Your small hike will finish at Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel. Overnight in San Cristobal.

Day 2: Kicker Rock or Lobos Island

Breakfast at the hotel. We give you the option of going to one of these two excursions, please let us know by booking your trip!

Option one: Lobos Island – hiking. On a 30 minutes boat ride from the port, you arrive on Lobos Island, as its name implies a home to a large sea lion colony. But that’s not the only thing you’ll find while you’ll hike and snorkel on the island on this half-day tour. During the hike, you hopefully spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and frigate birds, while during snorkeling you can often see the marine iguanas eating, as well as rays and turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal. This tour includes a stop at Playa Ochoa.

Option two: Kicker Rock – snorkel. You will visit the famous Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a volcanic formation amid the ocean. There you will be able to snorkel with sharks, rays, turtles, and if you are lucky also with hammerhead sharks! After lunch on the boat, you will go to a beautiful, pristine beach, where you will have time to relax. In the afternoon you will be back at the port. Overnight in San Cristobal.

Day 3: Española island

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by boat to Española island. The boat ride takes 1h30 each way approx. On arrival you will disembark at Punta Suarez where you will begin a hike, looking for Nazca and blue-footed boobies. After the hike, you will go back on board for lunch and then reach a snorkel spot where those who want can enjoy a snorkel session and look for tropical fishes, rays..back to San Cristobal port at the end of the afternoon. Please note: Albatrosses are not on the island.

Day 4: Santa Cruz – El Chato – Charles Darwin

Breakfast at the hotel. At 6:30 pick you up and take you to the harbor 7:00 speedboat to Santa Cruz (approx. 2-hour ride). A local guide will receive you at the harbor. Your guide drives up to the ranch in the highlands to see giant tortoises in their native environment! After lunch, stop at Charles Darwin Station which is an international scientific research station situated on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. You will be taken to the visitor center to learn about geology, climate, natural history, and the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. Overnight in Santa Cruz.

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Day 5: Full day navigable tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the dates and/or navigable site available, pick-up from the hotel will be early in the morning (6-or 7:00 am) to take you to the small vessel at the embarkation point in Puerto Ayora for a unique experience with Galapagos wildlife and endemic vegetation. The destination can be either Santa Fe, South Plazas, North Seymour, Pinzon, or Floreana. The activities will include hiking, snorkeling, swimming, and breathtaking sightseeing. After land and sea excursions, we will return back to the hotel in Santa Cruz where you can relax and later on have dinner at the restaurant specified by the guide. Overnight in Santa Cruz.

Day 6: Isabela - Tintoreras

At 6:30 am, you will take the speed boat to Isabela, (2 hours). On arrival, a guide will transfer you to your hotel and you will have the rest of the morning free. If you want, you can walk to the nearby flamingo lagoon to spot these graceful birds or visit (entrance free) the tortoise breeding center. In the afternoon, we will visit “Las Tintoreras”, a chain of small islets full of the cove and hidden beaches. The islet of Tintoreras is situated in the south of Puerto Villamil. It has a bay where it is possible to see sea lions, marine turtles, iguanas, manta rays, etc. This bay is connected by a superficial crack with crystalline water which is closed off during low tide. In this crack, it is possible to see the sharks from Blanca Point swimming with the rest of the tropical fish and sea lions (snorkel). Overnight in Isabela.

Day 7: Isabela - Cabo Rosa tunnels

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by boat to Cabo Rosa (45 min by boat), where lava flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. There you will see penguins, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles. However, the highlight is diving. You have the opportunity to see sharks, turtles/sea lions, sea lions, rays, seahorses, and much tropical fish. The tour to Cabo Rosa lasts approximately 5 hours. The rest of the day is free. You can enjoy the beautiful beach of Isabela or snorkel in the Laguna de la Concha de Perla. Overnight in Isabela.

Day 8: Isabela - Transfer to Baltra

At 6:00 am a guide will pick you up from the hotel and transferred you to the pier to take the 6:30 boat to Santa Cruz. At Puerto Ayora, you will have breakfast and departure for Baltra to catch your flight back to the mainland – your flight shall depart at 11:30 am minimum, not before. Board on the flight to Quito or Guayaquil. Arrival and connection with international flight.

Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, last-minute weather conditions, and adjustment of Galapagos National Park policies.

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