8 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Basic

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Enjoy 8 days on the Galapagos Islands with only some amazing organized trips and the rest you can organize by yourself. This trip is a good base with your hotels arranged, so you can enjoy the Galapagos Islands. You stay in tourist class hotels and the airport transfers are arranged. Getting to the docks for the tours and boats is something you do by yourself. This tour is designed for the independent travelers who are...
Enjoy 8 days on the Galapagos Islands with only some amazing organized trips and the rest you can organize by yourself. This trip is a good base with your hotels arranged, so you can enjoy the Galapagos Islands. You stay in tourist class hotels and the airport transfers are arranged. Getting to the docks for the tours and boats is something you do by yourself. This tour is designed for the independent travelers who are familiar getting around in South America but do prefer to have the basic organized like hotels, airport transfers, Los Tuneles tour, the Bay tour and Kicker Rock.  
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Day 1: SAN CRISTOBAL – FREE AFTERNOON

Stop At: Malecon San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
Today you will arrive to the airport of San Cristobal, one of the Galapagos Islands. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred by private transport with an English speaking contact person to your hotel in the town Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town, or walk to the interpretation center, the beaches or Tijeretas.

Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar

Day 2: KICKER ROCK

Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today you will have a day tour to Kicker Rock, your first activity in the Galapagos Multisport adventure. Here you will be able to spot different shark species (sometimes even hammerheads!), turtles, rays, and more. In some seasons you might...
Itinerary

Day 1: SAN CRISTOBAL – FREE AFTERNOON

Stop At: Malecon San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
Today you will arrive to the airport of San Cristobal, one of the Galapagos Islands. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred by private transport with an English speaking contact person to your hotel in the town Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town, or walk to the interpretation center, the beaches or Tijeretas.

Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar

Day 2: KICKER ROCK

Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today you will have a day tour to Kicker Rock, your first activity in the Galapagos Multisport adventure. Here you will be able to spot different shark species (sometimes even hammerheads!), turtles, rays, and more. In some seasons you might encounter jellyfish which can sting, however a wetsuit will be provided when this is the case. After snorkeling you will continue to Manglecito or a similar beach. This white coral beach offers the opportunity to walk around and relax and swim in shallow waters before returning to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You will have a box lunch on board.

* It is also possible to dive at Kicker Rock (two immersion) if you have your PADI certificate (+ $ 80) including equipment.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box lunch provided
Accommodation included: Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar

Day 3: PM BOAT TO SANTA CRUZ

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
In the morning you have time to discover San Cristobal by yourself. In the afternoon at 3 PM you take the public speedboat to Puerto Ayora, where you will arrive around 5.30 PM. Please note this is a basic program so the transfers from and to the dock are not included, you have to get there by yourself and whenever you arrive in Puerto Ayora you have to walk yourself to Hotel Coloma or you can take a taxi (about 5 blocks). 

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Coloma or similar

Day 4: BAY TOUR

Stop At: Malecon de Puerto Ayora, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
Today you have a tour of about 3-4 hours going by boat to the highlights around Puerto Ayora. One of the visited places will be Las Grietas and Playa Alemanes. There will be some hiking and some snorkeling. The rest of the day you can discover Puerto Ayora by yourself.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Coloma or similar

Day 5: FREE DAY

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Today you have a free day to discover the island by yourself or you can take an optional tour by boat to one of the uninhabited islands around.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Coloma or similar

Day 6: SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES

Stop At: Los Tuneles, SE Isabela Island Nr. La Union Rock, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
Early in the morning, you will go on boat ride from Puerto Villamil. You will explore the brilliant scenery in Los Tuneles which is considered the most beautiful place to snorkel in Isabela Island. Around the Los Tuneles you will find a highly contrasted color for snorkeling with clear, calm water. You will get the chance to spot large quantities of seabirds and species feedings such as tortoises, swimming iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, Galapagos penguins, lobsters, and sea snakes. This exciting activity takes approximately about 6 hours including the boat rides and a snack before a short hike.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Snack provided
Accommodation included: Hotel San Vicente or similar

Day 7: ISABELA FREE DAY

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
Today you can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Isabela by yourself. You can also take an optional tour to the volcano, to go kayaking, go to Tintoreras, go to Wetlands or just bike around the island.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel San Vicente or similar

Day 8: TRANSFER OUT - BALTRA

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Today your Galapagos Island Hopping Tour comes to an end. At 6 AM you take the public speedboat the get to Puerto Ayora and from here a Spanish speaking taxi takes you to the Itabaca channel, from here you take the ferry and Lobito bus by yourself to get to the airport.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Important Details

Included
  • Pickup at San Cristobal airport and drop off at Baltra airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.
  • 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Accommodation in a double or triple rooms.
  • Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel.
  • Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • 2x Lunch
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
Not Included
  • Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. cash only.
  • Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal travel & health insurance.
  • Return flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands.
  • Isabela dock fee: $ 10 p.p. cash only.
  • Optional tips for the guide.
  • For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May - November)
  • Water Taxi around $ 1 p.p. (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
  • Transfers from hotels to docks for tours and public speedboats.
  • Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. cash only.
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • San Cristobal Airport, Ecuador


9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to the Galapagos Islands (SAN CRISTOBAL AIRPORT SCY) and a late departure time from the Galapagos Islands (BALTRA AIRPORT GPS) 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.
  • Note that you don’t have assistance going from and to the dock for the tours and for the public speedboats.
  • 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.).
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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