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GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPING – EXPEDITION TOURS

The Expedition Galapagos Island Hopping Tours are designed for travelers who like a combination of organized activities and explore other parts of the Galapagos Islands by themselves. You will explore the Galapagos Islands with a combination of organized day tours with an English speaking guide and time to explore by yourself with our self-guided packages (a document full of information, walking routes and tips). You’ll stay in local tourists or standard tourist superior class hotels with a private room and bathroom. All tours include some meals, transportation on and between the islands and activities mentioned in the tour itinerary. Here you can find more information about the Galapagos Islands.


8 DAY GALAPAGOS ADVENTURE 3 ISLANDS (59GPH8EX)

On this 8 day individual island hopping program, you will experience the highlights of the Galapagos with Punta Carola, Playa Mann, Las Tijerertas, Kicker Rock/Punta Pitt/Española, Flamingo Lagoon, Puerto Chino, Concha Perla, the Charles Darwin Research Station, Tortuga Bay, Los Tuneles, Lava Tunnels and the Twin Craters. You will stay in tourist class hotels – Hotel Opuntia in San Cristobal, Hotel Fiesta on Santa Cruz and La Laguna in Isabela. In all three hotels, you will stay in a private double room with private bathroom. You will have different guides during your tours and you could be joined by other travelers on your day tours.

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Giant Tortoises Charles Darwin Station


ITINERARY

B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included
D = Dinner included

DAY 1
SAN CRISTOBAL PUNTA CAROLA, LAS TIJERETAS – PLAYA MANN
At arrival, a guide from the Galapagos Planet Hotel will be waiting for you to bring you to your hotel. At your first day, you can do a self-guided program to Punta Carola, Playa Mann, Las Tijeretas and the Galapagos Interpretation Center. It is possible to visit this with a guide, with extra costs depending on the number of people.
Accommodation in Hotel Galapagos Planet or similar.

DAY 2 (B, L):
SAN CRISTOBAL PUNTA PITT/KICKER ROCK/ESPAÑOLA
Today you will have a day tour with English speaking guide to either Kicker Rock, with snorkeling; a day tour to Punta Pitt with snorkeling and hiking; or a day tour to Española, with snorkeling as well. The departures depend on the Galapagos National Park regulations, so we have to check which one is possible. If you are going to Punta Pitt you will pass by Kicker Rock so you can take pictures, but you won’t stop there.
Accommodation in Hotel Galapagos Planet or similar.

DEPARTURES:
Kicker Rock: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Punta Pitt: Every Friday and Sunday (+ $25 per person)
Española: Every Monday and Thursday (+ $115 per person)


Rebecca tested the Kicker Rock snorkeling tour, you can see her adventure in the video below:

DAY 3 (B, L):
SAN CRISTOBAL HIGHLANDS
Today you will have a private highlands tour by car with an English speaking guide. You will visit Puerto Chino, La Galapaguero, El Junco volcano and the Otoy hacienda, including a short hike. Puerto Chino is a beautiful white beach, where you can enjoy the Pacific Ocean. You have to hike for about 10 minutes to get there. The Galapaguero is a breeding centre for the San Cristobal giant tortoises. They have feeding days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but they are open 7 days a week. After these activities, you go to Hacienda Otoy in the San Cristobal highlands. This ecological hacienda produces the giant tortoises food Otoy and other fruits and vegetables. You have a delicious lunch here and after lunch you can walk around the hacienda. On the way back you can hike up to the top of the El Junco volcano.
Accommodation in Hotel Galapagos Planet or similar.

DAY 4 (B):
SANTA CRUZ – CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION – TORTUGA BAY – BAY TOUR
Early in the morning, you will go to Santa Cruz by public speedboat (07:00 AM), which will take about 2,5 hours. At 02:00 PM you have a tour that goes around the bay of Puerto Ayora, where you will walk some parts and snorkel. You will see white-tip sharks, sea lions and hopefully a swimming tortoise. In between, you can do optional visits to the Charles Darwin Station and Tortuga Bay. This is a harmonic destination on Santa Cruz island, with subtle and soft white sand, captivating blue waters, marine iguanas and flamingos. On this day it’s possible to do an optional kayaking activity (please ask the guide).
Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or Deja Vu Hotel.

DAY 5 (B, L, D): ­
SANTA CRUZ – ISABELA – FLAMINGO LAGOON
In the morning (06:00 AM), you will take the public speedboat to Isabela. Upon arrival, you will check in at your hotel and explore a bit of the surrounding. In the afternoon you have enough time to visit the beautiful beaches and the Flamingo Lagoon by yourself. This lagoon is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galápagos and is one of the main reproductive sites for the majority of flamingos.
Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or Hotel La Laguna.

DAY 6 (B, L, D):
SNORKELING IN LOS TÚNELES
On this day, our guide will take you to what is said to be one of the best snorkeling places in the world, Los Túneles. The water is shallow, calm and very clear – a sea sanctuary. A series of lava flows have produced unique geological formations, a series of arcs and tunnels underneath and above the water- a habitat for many local Galapagos Species. The entrance to the site is shallow and the waves can be strong, for this reason, the access can be complicated. You will have lunch on board on the way back to Puerto Villamil. Click here for more information about the Los Túneles snorkeling tour.
Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or Hotel La Laguna.

 Sea lions Galapagos Island. Rebecca Adventure Travel

DAY 7 (B, L)­:
SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
In the morning, you will take the public speedboat back to Santa Cruz (at 06:00 AM) and in the afternoon you will go the highlands of Santa Cruz. Here you will find the giant tortoises. You will also stop at the Lava Tunnels of the highlands. This place has been shaped with lava flows over centuries. It is a 30-minute walk where you can perceive intact stands of vegetation zones, including dense scalesia forest and miconia.
Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or Deja Vu Hotel.

DAY 8 (B):
TWIN CRATERS – TRANSFER OUT
Before you will be brought back to the airport, you will get to visit the Twin Craters on your way. These are no real craters, but they look like it. They were formed by a collision in the earth. After taken stunning pictures of this view, you will continue your way to the airport.

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Twin Craters


INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in double or single private rooms at standard tourist class hotels.
  • Meals included as described (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch/lunchbox, D =  Dinner).
  • English speaking naturalist guide (local Galapagos guide).
  • Transfer in from San Cristobal airport and transfer out to Baltra airport.
  • Transportation between the Islands.
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.

NOT  INCLUDED

  • Return flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands.
  • Entrance fee Galapagos National Park: $100 p.p.cash only.
  • Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p. cash only.
  • Isabela dock fee $10 p.p. cash only.
  • Water taxi $1 p.p. each way (this is a small boat that takes you from the Speedboat to the Harbor and vice versa).
  • Wet-suits rent $5 p.p. (recommendable between May-November).
  • Food and drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional tips for the guide.

TRAVEL STYLE

All the Galapagos Island Hoppings are Shared Group Tours. This means you have a different guide every day and a different coordinator on every island. It will be a mix of group day tours and individual private day tours. You will be with different guests during the group tours. Click here if you want more information about our different travel styles.


PRICE

$1.710 p.p. based on 4 or more guests
$1.830 p.p. based on 2 or 3 guests

* For children under 12 years old we can offer a discount. Please contact us for the exact amount.
* Optional: dinner outside of the hotel: discount of $ 10 p.p./per day.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please note that the food during the tour is basic local Ecuadorian food, if you prefer to dine outside your hotel, please let us know and we can give you a discount of USD 10 per day per person. 
  • You will have different guides during the day tours of the program, there are no guides on the transportation between islands. There are coordinators on the different islands.
  • 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.
  • Please try to bring small bags and luggage, The Galapagos public transportation is on average small and it takes more time and space when you bring large baggage.
  • This itinerary is fixed, it can’t be changed. If you are looking for a customized itinerary, please send us an email.
  • It is mandatory to have a valid medical and travel insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
    Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottles 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 always before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruit, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • Rebecca Adventure travel serves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
  • Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
  • 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
  • Insurances: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all mandatory insurances for tour operators.

When you book (the moment you sign the registration form or submit a booking request through Anyguide) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree to the following terms and conditions: https://www.rebeccaadventuretravel.com/conditions/

 

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