in SanCristóbal, Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

7-Day Classic Island Hopping


SanCristóbal, Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

2,466.44 USD

1 - 15

7 days


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Overview
  • The Classic Galapagos Islands Hopping Tours are a combination of day tours and time to explore the islands by yourself. In this 7 Day Galapagos tour, you’ll see the highlights of the islands with an English speaking guide. You’ll stay in very comfortable hotels with a private room and bathroom. The tours includes some meals, transportation on and between the islands and the activities mentioned in the tour itinerary. This 7 day Galapagos tour also includes a local flight between Isabela and Baltra to optimize the time.

Location
  • Around:
    • SanCristóbal, Ecuador
    • Quito, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered

    Airports

    • San Cristobal Airport, Ecuador



Categories
  • Water Tours
  • Cultural Tours
  • Multi-day Tours
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 9:00 AM
  • Duration: 7 days

Additional
  • Price per person: $2,466.44
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • 6x Breakfast.
    4x Lunch.
    Accommodation included: 6 nights.
    Accommodation in a single, double or triple room..
    Airport pickup at San Cristobal airport and drop off at Baltra airport..
    Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary..
    Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
    Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest..
    24/7 assistance in English, Dutch, and Spanish.

Exclusion
  • Round trip flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands..
    Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park..
    Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card $ 20 p.p. – cash only..
    Isabela dock fee $ 10 p.p. cash only..
    Water Taxi $ 1 p.p. (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel fee ($5 p.p.) each way.
    For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November) $ 5 p.p. per day – cash only..
    Optional tips for the guide

Cancellation
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties

7-Day Classic Island Hopping

Itinerary

Day 1: QUITO/GUAYAQUIL – SAN CRISTOBAL

Stop At: Malecon San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
On the first day of your 7 day Galapagos Classic tour, your will start at San Cristobal Airport (SCY) where the guide will pick you up at the airport and will drop you off at your hotel. If you arrive before 02:00 PM you will get lunch. If you arrive later, lunch is not included. This day will be self-guided. Optional activities: you can visit The San Cristobal Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the islands, evolution of their species, fauna, migration, and how humans came to live here. Then you can go to Playa Mann for your first contact with the stunning waters of these islands.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.


Day 2: KICKER ROCK

Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
After breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at the famous Kicker Rock. Two volcanic rocks of 140 meters tall, located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. When viewed from the south the rocks look like a sleeping lion, which is why the Spanish name is León Dormido (sleeping lion). From another side it looks more like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. In the sea, you see the great underwater life wherefore the site is that famous. The channel between the rocks is the ideal habitat to view a variety of sharks and rays. In the afternoon you go back to the hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box lunch provided
Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.


Day 3: PUERTO AYORA – CHARLES DARWINS STATION – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND HIGHLANDS

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
In the morning you will take the speedboat from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora, where your guide will be waiting for you. You will have breakfast and drop your luggage at the hotel. Around 10:30 AM you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can see the memorial site for the last living Galapagos tortoise of its species. In the afternoon you will go to the Highlands of Santa Cruz to make closer contact with the Giant Galapagos Tortoises. You will have lunch here.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Silberstein or similar

Day 4: SANTA FE ISLAND

Stop At: Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
After breakfast you will travel to Santa Fe Island which is a small island that lies in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. Among animals, Santa Fe is home to endemic species such as the Barrington Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus). After a 45 minute boat ride, you will arrive to the bay of Santa Fe. There you will have a very nice snorkeling activity, if you are lucky, you can spot some birds on the rocks. After snorkeling, you will go to Playa Escondida or Garrapatero in Santa Cruz island and have a wet landing there, where you will discover the beach.

*This tour is called ´Pesca Vivencial´ which means that you might be able to experience a fishing demonstration according to weather and park regulations.

*Wet landing: It means that the boat gets close to the beach and from there you will disembark in the sea, it is recommended that you bring extra clothing, as you might get wet.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box lunch provided
Accommodation included: Hotel Silberstein or similar.

Day 5: FREE MORNING – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
This morning you have to explore by yourself. Around 1.30 PM, you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island, which takes approximately 2,5 hours. Upon arrival in Isabela, you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon. This place is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and is one of the main reproductive sites for the majority of flamingos.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Hotel Volcano or similar.


Day 6: LOS TUNELES SNORKELING

Stop At: Los Tuneles, SE Isabela Island Nr. La Union Rock, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
Today, you will explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the Volcanic Island along the seashore. Over here, you will have the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguin playing around. After the trip, you can enjoy some optional activities such as kayaking in Tintoreras, taking surfing lessons, biking or just relax on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island. We recommend you to take some time to visit the giant tortoise breeding center.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Hotel Volcano or similar.


Day 7: TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORT

Stop At: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
This is the last day of your 7 Day Galapagos Classic tour. After breakfast you take a short transfer to Isabela Airport (5 min) from where you take a small airplane (capacity of 9 people) to Baltra Airport. The flight time is about 40 minutes. The tour will end upon arrival to Baltra Airport.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to the Galapagos Islands and a late departure time from the Galapagos Islands to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. Late arrivals and/or early departures mean you might miss some activities..
There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands..
Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small..
Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended..
Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.)..
The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness..
It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have..
The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances..
It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB..
Near public transportation.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
The exact amount for the fees mentioned in the 'What's excluded' section will be detailed in the voucher. If you want to know this information beforehand, please contact us through the platform..
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Face masks provided for travelers.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour. Transportation: In the Galapagos speed boats, water taxis, and navigation boats, all the crew will use biosafety suits and equipment. Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.

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