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Galapagos Islands Island Hopping

  • Sport and adventure
Follow the very currents Darwin sailed on the HMS Beagle and discover for yourself the natural beauty and unmatched biodiversity of the Galapagos! Escape to nature, swim with seals and walk among marine iguanas. From the highlands of San Cristóbal to waves crashing against endless volcanic rock formations you may have a hard time formulating words to de...

Follow the very currents Darwin sailed on the HMS Beagle and discover for yourself the natural beauty and unmatched biodiversity of the Galapagos! Escape to nature, swim with seals and walk among marine iguanas. From the highlands of San Cristóbal to waves crashing against endless volcanic rock formations you may have a hard time formulating words to describe your experience. That's ok, we're used to it. Speak to our Local Agency in the Galapagos and let us tailor-make a once in a lifetime adventurejust for you.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Volcano
    Volcano
  • Island
    Island
  • Bird watching
    Bird watching
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to the Galapagos!

Arrival in San Cristobal...

• Be welcomed by your tour leader upon arrival at San Cristobal Airport
• Learn about the archipelago during a visit to the interpretation center
• Free evening to explore Puerto Boquerizo Moreno

Visited:
San Cristobal

Day 2: San Cristóbal by boat

•Discover the natural highlights of the island by boat tour
•Observe the sea birds inhabiting the volcanic rock island León Dormido 
Swim and snorkel at the white beach in Puerto Grande bay

Note: on Thursdays and Sundays the destinations Punta Pitt o Española will be visited. This has an extra charge.

Visited:
San Cristobal, Léon Dormindo

Day 3: San Cristóbal Highlands: Galapaguera & Puerto Chino

•Explore the highlands of San Cristobal
•Visit the volcanic landscape of El Junco lagoon
•Drive to “Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado,” home of the famous giant tortoises
Swim with sea lions at Puerto Chino beach

Visited:
San Cristobal, Galapaguera , Puerto Chino

Day 4: Tour de Bahia

• Rise early in the morning and journey to Santa Cruz by speed boat
• After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the coastline with opportunities to visit sea lions, flocks of birds and whitecap sharks
• Enjoy the island’s diversity while hiking, swimming and snorkeling

Visited:
San Cristobal, Santa Cruz
Accommodation
Night im Hotel Mainao (Santa Cruz)

Day 5: First day of Island Hopping

• Spend the day island hopping around Plaza, Seymour, Bartolomé or Santa Fé, depending on conditions
• Embark on a nature walk and discover the immense biodiversity of the surroundings
• Go snorkeling and experience rich marine life of the islands
• Enjoy lunch on the boat before returning to Santa Cruz in the late afternoon

Visited:
Santa Cruz
Accommodation
Night im Hotel Mainao (Santa Cruz)

Day 6: Second Day of Island Hopping

• Second day of island hopping around Plaza, Seymour, Bartolomé or Santa Fé, depending on conditions
• Embark on a nature walk and discover the immense biodiversity of the surroundings
• Go snorkeling and experience rich marine life of the islands
• Enjoy lunch on the boat before returning to Santa Cruz in the late afternoon

Visited:
Santa Cruz
Accommodation
Night im Hotel Mainao (Santa Cruz)

Day 7: Departure Day

• Journey through the scenic highlands of Santa Cruz towards the airport of Baltra for departure
• Board your flight towards the Ecuadorian mainland
• We hope you’ve enjoyed discovering the magic of the Galapagos!

Visited:
Santa Cruz, Baltra Island

San Cristobal Léon Dormindo Galapaguera Puerto Chino Santa Cruz Baltra Island

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,070 / 7 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price per person$2,040

Included in price:

  • Transport according to itinerary
  • Galapagos Islands Roundtrip Flights
  • Qualified guiding according to itinerary
  • Accommodation according to itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • All activities and excursions in accordance with the itinerary
  • Customization of the itinerary with our Local Agency in the Galapagos Islands

Not included in price:

  • International Flights
  • Beverages and meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • All activities that are not listed in the itinerary or are optional
  • Galápagos Island National Park Entrance Fee (100 USD per person)
  • Galápagos Transit Card (20 USD per person)
  • Bus from Baltra Airport to Itabaca canal (5 USD per person per way)
  • Harbor tax on Isabela (10 USD per person)
  • Water taxis on the Galapagos Islands (1 USD per way)

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