6 Day Galapagos Islands Classic - Group Tour

6 Day Galapagos Islands Classic - Group Tour

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: SAN CRISTOBAL

Stop At: La Loberia, Ecuador
The guide will pick you up at the San Cristobal airport and take you to the hotel. After a nice Ecuadorian lunch you will visit Loberia: a beautiful beach with a great snorkeling spot! During this activity you may spot some sea turtles, rays, sea lions and many species of colorful fishes. After that you will do a nice hike to a cliff where it is possible to observe many marine iguanas and birds such as blue footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and frigate birds. In the afternoon you will go back to the hotel and get ready for dinner.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Pimampiro or similar.

Day 2: ESPAÑOLA ISLAND

Stop At: Punta Suarez, . Ecuador
Departure by boat to Española island, it takes about 1,5 hour each way. At 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 and rays. You will be back at the San Cristobal harbor in the end of the afternoon. Please note: Albatrosses are not on the island from late December until the beginning of April. Don’t worry because there will still be plenty of wildlife to observe during the other months. After the tour you will have a bit of free time and then you will meet with the group for dinner where the guide will give you the details for the next day.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Pimampiro or similar.


Day 3: SAN CRISTOBAL – FLOREANA – ISABELA

Stop At: Asilo de la Paz, Ecuador
Breakfast will be served in your hotel. After breakfast you will be picked-up to go to the pier where you depart around 7AM to Floreana island. By private boat it takes about 2,5 hours to get there. Upon arrival, you will visit the highlands, a place called “Peace Asylum”, where the first colonists of the islands settled. The guide will tell you all about the mysteries of this island. During the short hike you will be able to spot Galapagos giant tortoises.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Puerto Velasco Ibarra (Insel Floreana), Galapagos, Puerto Velazco Ibarra, Ecuador
After lunch in the small village “Puerto Velasco Ibarra” you will go snorkeling at a beautiful, black sanded beach nearby the pier. Afterwards you will continue on the boat to Isabela Island (±1,5 hour). Isabela is one of the youngest islands which still has moderate volcanic activity. It’s a beautiful island with a long white sandy beach and a clear bay. When you arrive you will be driven to the flamingo lagoon in a taxi, bus or chiva to spot these beautiful animals (if time allows, otherwise it will be re-scheduled throughout the stay in Isabela). After that, you will get a transfer to the hotel to get ready for dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Beach House or similar.


Day 4: ISABELA

Stop At: Sierra Negra, Ecuador
OPTION 1 – VOLCANO HIKE (included in the price)

Early in the morning you will be picked-up and driven towards the highlands. You will start a 16km (6 hours!) to the Sierra Negra and Chico volcano. The first stop of the hike is the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the second largest active crater in the world with a diameter of 10km. The second part of the hike takes you to Chico, a cone of Sierra Negra with moon-like sceneries. This gives you an idea of how the islands looked at their creation. After you return from the volcano, you will be transported to a local farm where lunch will be served. Finally you will be back at the hotel around 3:30 PM.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Aeropuerto de General Villamil, Ecuador
OPTION 2 – CABO ROSA TUNNELS (Extra $140 dollar)

If you prefer snorkeling over hiking this tour will be a better fit for you. Cabo Rosa (45 minutes boat trip each way) is a place where lava has flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. At this place you may see penguins, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles, however the highlight of this tour is snorkeling. You have the chance to swim with sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, seahorses and many tropical fishes. The tour to Cabo Rosa takes about 5 hours.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Concha de Perla, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
The rest of the day you can explore the Isabela island yourself. It is possible to enjoy the beautiful beach in Isabela or you can snorkel in the Concha de Perla Lagoon.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Beach House or similar.


Day 5: ISABELA – SANTA CRUZ

Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
In the morning you will visit the Tintoreras Islet near the pier, where you have a short hike and snorkel. At Tintoreras Islet you can spot small Galapagos penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and often you can even spot white-tipped sharks in one of the channels. Afterwards you will continue with our private boat to Santa Cruz (±2 hours). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel to get ready for lunch and change for the afternoon program.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, 200350 Ecuador
After lunch you will take a boat to the Tortuga Bay beach (20min), where you will be able to spot a huge marine iguana colony. Returning from Tortuga Bay it is a 3km hike back to Puerto Ayora, passing through a giant endemic cactus forest.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Villa Laguna or similar.


Day 6: SANTA CRUZ – BALTRA AIRPORT

Stop At: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
In the morning you will be transferred to the Baltra airport with a stop to visit a lava tunnel. Sometimes you can spot a Galapagos owl in this tunnel. You will be accompanied by the guide until the check-in point at the airport.

Duration: 2 hours

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

$2,781.37 Per Person