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6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget

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6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget

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icon6 days  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Each island in the Galapagos archipelago offers a different experience. Visit several during this all-inclusive island-hopping adventure. By day, travel by speedboat to some of the islands’ most important sights, and at night sleep peacefully at hotels on solid ground. A small group size means you have more time to ask questions of your naturalist guide and observe native wildlife at close range.
  • Most meals, hotels, transportation, and snorkeling gear are all included
  • Chance to spot flamingos, sea turtles, giant tortoises, and more
  • Spend nights on land to help prevent motion sickness
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from the airport in Baltra
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Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra airport at your arrival/departure time.
Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel each way
Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.
Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking)
Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
Lunch (4)
Breakfast (5)
Round trip flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands.
Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park.
Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only)
Isabela dock fee: $ 10 p.p. (cash only)
Water Taxi around $ 1 p.p. (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back)
For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November): $ 5 p.p. per day (cash only)
Personal travel & health insurance.
Optional tips for the guide.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Seymour Ecological Galapagos Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador


Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • 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.
  • If your flight is delayed or canceled and you cannot make it to Puerto Ayora in time to take the last speedboat to Isabela Island, which departs around 14:00, the team assist you with finding accommodation on Santa Cruz Island but this will be on your own expense. You will miss the planned activities.
  • There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • 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.
  • 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 important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • A current, valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operated by multilingual guides, certified by the Galapagos National Park.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (vegetarian options available)
  • The exact amount for the fees mentioned in the 'What's excluded' section will be detailed in the voucher. If you want to know this information beforehand, please contact us through the platform.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rebecca Adventure Travel
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget.

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    star-5
    Great experience and well organized
    lumeti
    , Nov 2019
    This trip was just amazing. I am a single traveller and this programm was great for me. They took so good care of me and i had to think of nothing. Really enjoyed it!
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    star-5
    Exciting Galapagos
    arneyngvesson
    , Sep 2019
    Interesting views, bird and animal life, excellent guides and a climate perfect for vacations also for retired people.
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    Good and Very Bad
    Gregory R
    , Sep 2019
    While I wish I could just write raving reviews about this trip, there were alot of great guides and experiences, but we also had our credit card numbers stolen while we were on one of our snorkeling tours, so I thought it would be good to offer a word of warning to other travelers to be cautious of the tour guides. The company (Rebecca adventures) was very organized and we always had rides to and from the airport and our tours were all scheduled and went as planned. But during one of the snorkeling trips, a guide on the boat took our wallet out of our backpack and took pictures of 4 of our credit cards and proceeded to charge (literally) thousands of dollars to all 4 of the credit cards the next day. So while it wasn't the Rebecca adventures who took advantage of us, they put us on a tour with someone who did take advantage of us. I would hope that they would be better at making sure that the people they are sending us out on tours with aren't going to steal our information while we are out in the water snorkeling. it really put a damper on what was an otherwise good trip.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
    Hi Gregory, first great to see the team of Rebecca Adventure Travel did a great job and you had a wonderful time at the Galapagos Islands! But of course it is very annoying that pictures have been taken of your credit cards. We are of figuring this out to the bottom. The Rebecca Adventure Travel team is trying to contact you directly by phone with some of important questions. Because this has happened a few years ago, we have since been advising our guests not to take credit cards on this type of day tour during which diving or snorkeling is possible. If we can assist you further from Rebecca Adventure Travel, we would like to hear from you. Hope to see you again, best regards Willem
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    star-4
    The islands are beautiful! The...
    kylee.m.cramer
    , Mar 2018
    The islands are beautiful! The accommodations are very basic - if you like nice hotels, not the place for you. I would suggest not getting the food package... the food is very basic and repetitive. Same meal almost every time.
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    star-4
    The Galapagos is amazing! Go! I...
    Mev419
    , Jan 2018
    The Galapagos is amazing! Go! I believe this tour company farms out to local tour groups. My day tours were great and I LOVED snorkeling and hiking each day. But communication on the 2nd part of my tour wasn't always the best. And dinner is at the same 2 places. I would have liked a variety of restaurants instead of 1/ island you stay on. I'd do it again in a heartbeat! My only regret is not spending more time there!
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    star-5
    We were very impressed at the way...
    Paul D
    , Nov 2017
    We were very impressed at the way they kept all the various people going to their various activities! Food was simple and plentiful. Rooms were roomy and comfortable, but don't expect five star by American standards, plumbing, etc. is NOT the same. All the staff went out of their way to make sure we were well cared for. Even though we booked English speaking the accents can be tough, but remember they are doing you a favor speaking a foreign language so you don't have to learn Spanish! We thought they were great!
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    star-5
    For a first time trip to the...
    Garrick S
    , Jul 2017
    For a first time trip to the Galapagos, the tour could not have gone smoother. The itinerary was accurate and the tour handlers and guides were prompt, attentive, polite, courteous, and incredibly helpful. Our contact, Theo, was there to greet us at the airport and made sure we made it to Puerto Ayora. Our hotel in Puerto Ayora was the Hotel Fernandina. The hotel was quiet, clean, and comfortable. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The meals were tasty and filling. Our first tour to the Charles Darwin Research Station was on our first day. Our guide, Cesar, was very friendly and informative. He pointed out all the various flora and fauna along the way and made sure we got to see everything we could. The Charles Darwin Research Station was a great introduction to the islands. We got to see the various baby tortoise populations -- the younger ones age 1-2 were all in covered pens for their safety and the older ones age 2-4 all had their color coded numbers on them and were roaming around their habitats. There were several older tortoises there too as part of the breeding center. Make sure to get your passport stamped at the interpretive center. The tour consisted of just my wife and I and Cesar. Day 2 - snorkeling at Santa Fe-our tour guide, Wlison, met us at the tour shop where we got wet suits and snorkels. We boarded the boat with a group of 8 adults, 3 children, and 3 crew. It took us about 45 minutes to get out to the island. The seas were a bit rough, so if prone to seasickness, take medicine. We cut the motors near the shore and we drifted past several of the native birds that nest on the rocks: blue footed boobies, Galapagos gulls, and a few others. We dropped anchor and snorkeled just off shore. The rocks near shore were teeming with all sorts of fish. It was like swimming in an aquarium. Amazing. We stayed there about 45 minutes or so, got back on the boat and moved to the bay on the island. This tour didn't have a permit to go ashore, but we were able to snorkel in the bay near seal lions. We ate grilled tuna on board before heading back. The seas were too rough to dock at the hidden beach, so we returned to Puerto Ayora. We explored the city with our free time before dinner. The Laguna de las Ninfas was a hidden gem! Day 3 - Tortuga Bay - Cesar was our guide again for the trek down to the beach. It's about a 30-40 minute walk through the dry forest to the beach. The initial beach is ocean facing with rough waves. There were several abandoned sea turtle nests. At the end of the beach there was a big population of marine iguanas. Just through the mangroves was the beach in the bay -- calm waters and soft sand! A sea lion swam parallel to the beach about 10 meters off shore. Very pleasant. After lunch we took the boat to Isla Isabela. Again, take medicine if you get sea sick. This was a rough ride due to the winds and sea end of June. We arrived in Puerto Villamil and we were greeted by our guide, Josef. We dropped off our luggage at La Laguna Hotel and went over to the Flamingo Lagoon on the west edge of town. Lots of other birds were there too: moor hens, stilt birds, various ducks, as well as several flamingos. La Laguna Hotel was very nice - again the staff was wonderful, and the room was clean and comfortable. Day 4 - a bit of sea sickness caused us to skip the volcano hike. We revisited the flamingo lagoon and hiked all the way back to the tortoise breeding center 1km Here were several species of tortoises from Isabela -- breeding pairs, babies, and adolescent tortoises were there - covered pens for the 1-2 year olds, and large open air enclosures for the others. After lunch we snorkeled with Josef in the Concha de Perla lagoon. Saw marine iguanas swimming, sea lions, rays, and several species of fish. Mostly calm, some areas of currents fun! and some really deep areas. Day 5 - Wetlands -- a slight mix up with another set of travelers getting on the wrong tour caused a slight delay, but all good. We drove out west of town and hiked out towards the Wall of Tears. Several stops along the way for beaches, marine iguanas, and lava tunnels before we got to the tortoises. Saw 2 in the wild! After lunch, we took a boat out to the Tintoreras Islet. On the way we saw penguins swimming with sea turtles and sea lions, and a colony of blue footed boobies close to the harbor. On Tintoreras, we hiked to the fissure where the white tipped sharks were relaxing. Tiny fissure, but filled with sharks! More than a dozen just floating around. Around the corner, we came across a beach with several adolescent sea lions and their parents. Snorkeling on the way back was in the bay and saw several sea turtles and a sea lion. Day 6 - Back to the airport with a stop at Los Gemelos -- cool collapse craters overgrown with lush greenery. Saw a Galapagos owl here! Overall, a great introduction to the Galapagos!!
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    star-5
    A great way to visit the islands if...
    Scott S
    , Jun 2017
    A great way to visit the islands if you are on a budget. A very active itinerary, which I loved, allows you to maximize your time and see a lot in 6 days. Rebecca Adventure Travel does a great job and your guides help you every step of the way during your trip. You won't be disappointed!
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