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Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure 5D/4N

Discover the incredibly diverse marine life endemic to the Galapagos Islands on this 5-day island hopping adventure with included flights.

Take a boat ride to nearby islands to see native birds and get the opportunity to swim next to seals and turtles.

Tour Highlights

  • Go snorkelling among sea lions, rays and turtles
  • Spot blue footed boobies and frigate birds
  • Relax on beautiful white sandy beaches
  • Swim in crystalline turquoise waters
Price from

$2,950.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 4 nights budget, standard or superior accommodation
  • - Airport pick-up/drop-off, tour transport
  • - 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • - Snorkelling & wildlife-spotting
  • - English-speaking guides on tours
  • - Basic snorkelling gear

Departures:

Every Monday

Itinerary

Day 1: Baltra Island - Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

Upon arrival to the Baltra Island, you will get picked up from the airport and transferred to the harbour in Puerto Ayora.

You will be met by your contact person who will explain the programme for the coming days and you will receive recommendations on restaurants and things to do on Santa Cruz.

In the afternoon you have free time to explore different sites of Santa Cruz. You can walk through the beautiful dry tropical forest leading up to Tortuga Bay, visit the Charles Darwin Station to learn about the Galápagos’ ongoing conservation efforts, or rent a mountain bike to go up to the highlands of Santa Cruz on your own.

Day 2: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

Today is an early rise for a day tour of Santa Fé Island.

Enjoy snorkelling among abundant marine life and relax on board the boat taking in the beautiful surrounding views.

Explore the islands to try and spot land iguanas, and go bird watching.

Your day tour includes a lunch on-board.

Santa Fe Island has an interesting volcanic composition, where a forest of giant Opuntia Cactus grows over volcanic rocks. The island is located southeast of Santa Cruz and is an island with an area of 24 Km², with a maximum height of 259 meters.

After a boat ride to the island, visit two snorkel sites around the coast of Santa Fe. They are generally great places to snorkel with the playful Galapagos sea lions. You can also see many reef fish, and sometimes turtles, reef sharks and rays.

Then we will disembark and spend some time on the beach ‘Playa Escondida’.

If you’re lucky you could spot some of the wildlife that inhabits Santa Fé: land iguanas, Galapagos hawk, finches, doves, mockingbirds, endemic rice rat and the harmless Galapagos snake.

Day 3: Santa Cruz Island - San Cristobal Island, Ecuador

You will have a free morning today.

Take advantage of it to visit the sites of Santa Cruz that you did not visit on the first day. Then make your way to the harbour from where the ferry to San Cristobal Island leaves at 14:00 pm.

You will arrive around 16:00 – 16:30 pm at San Cristobal where you will be met by your contact person at the harbour and will be taken to your accommodation.

Your contact person will explain your programme on San Cristobal and you will receive recommendations on restaurants and things to do on San Cristobal.

During the rest of the afternoon, you can stroll the boulevard and watch the many sea lions that sleep there or go relax on one of the nearby beaches.

Day 4: San Cristobal Island, Ecuador

Today you will go on a day tour to either Isla Lobos or Kicker Rock, depending on availability.

Lunch is included on this day tour.

Return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno at 16:00 pm.

Isla Lobos:

You will have the opportunity to walk around this wonderful little island. There, marvel at the sea lion colonies, seabirds such as: blue footed boobies, migratory birds, frigates nesting or courting with that impressive red balloon, and Nazca boobies also can be found.

Go to Canal Lobos, a great place for snorkelling or swimming in turquoise waters with sea lions, tropical fish, rays, sea turtles.

After this amazing experience, we sail to Playa Ochoa or Manglesito (according to the tide) where we have our box lunch and relax ourselves on a beautiful white sandy beach.

Kicker Rock:

The boat will transport us to the beautiful rock in the middle of the ocean, which according to the “isleños” looks like a sleeping sea lion.

The boat will take you around the rock to spot different nesting seabirds and will stop at the entrance of the canal from where you will snorkel. During this snorkel adventure you can spot sharks (white tipped, Galapagos and hammerhead), sea turtles, rays and more.

After this wonderful experience we sail to Playa Ochoa or Manglesito (according to the tide) where we have our box lunch and relax ourselves on a beautiful white sandy beach.

Day 5: San Cristobal Island, Ecuador

Enjoy your free morning before departing the Galapagos Islands.

You will be transferred to the San Cristobal Airport 1.5 hours before departure.

We wish you safe travels.