Galapagos Island-Hopping 8-Day Boat and Land Tour of 4 Islands

Multi-day & Extended Tours, San Cristóbal Airprot (SCY), San Cristobal Island to Baltra Airprot (GPS), Baltra Island, Galapagos Please make sure you buy your flights departing from Baltra on Day 8

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The Galapagos Island hopping hotel-based tour features an extensive itinerary which allows you to explore 4 different islands moving by small boats, hiking through amazing landscapes and getting close to wildlife. Your tour includes accommodation and a professional guide.
Day 1: San Cristobal Island (L-D) Pick up at Santo Cristobal Airport and visit the Interpretation Center. Snorkel and Hike in Frigate Hill and Playa Carola. Day 2: San Cristobal Island (B-L-D) Hike in the Highlands. On the return, visit El Progreso and learn and taste a bit of the famous Galapagos coffee. (OR choose Option 2 for an extra cost of $93.00 - subject to availability)  Option 2: Kicker Rock (this option is subject to availability)  One-hour boat trip to Kicker Rock, including two snorkeling stops. Afterwards, stop at a deserted beach to observe wildlife and relax. Return time to Puerto Baquerizo is scheduled around 4 p.m . Day 3: Santa Cruz Island (B-L-D) Transfer from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora. Visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz and see the Galapagos Giant Tortoise and various species of Galapagos birds. Afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay.  Day 4: Full-Day navigable tour to one of the following islands* (B-L-D) *destination depends on availability  Depending on the navigable site available, pick-up from the hotel will be early on the morning (either 5 a.m. or 8 a.m.) to travel by a small vessel for an experience with wildlife and endemic vegetation. The destination can be either Santa Fe, South Plazas, North Seymour OR Bartolomé. The activities will include hiking, snorkeling, swimming and breathtaking sightseeing.  Day 5: From Santa Cruz to Isabela Island (B-L-D) Visit the Charles Darwin Station to meet various species of Giant Tortoise and the colorful Galapagos land iguanas. Afternoon transfer to Isabela Island by public speed boat and there visit the largest coastal lagoon of Galapagos Flamingos.  Day 6: Isabela Island (B-L-D) Hike for 8 miles (13km) towards Volcan Sierra Negra & Volcan Chico. Hike to the volcano’s crater and then toward still active Volcan Chico to enjoy a view of Elizabeth Bay. In the afternoon, snorkel at Concha Perla, swim with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish, and with luck sea turtles and rays. Day 7: Isabela Island (B-L-D) Boat trip towards Tintoreras Islet to see the famous white-tipped-fin Tintoreras Sharks. Hike around the islet; get back on the boat to cool off by snorkeling. Get close to Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins. In the afternoon, visit Humedales Complex which includes the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, Muro de las Lagrimas, various viewpoints and the mangrove forest in Playa del Amor.  Day 8: Departure Transfer out from Isabela to Baltra Airport (at 6 a.m.) to catch return flight.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation (double rooms) in selected class hotels in Galápagos
  • All meals (breakfast – lunch – dinner) as per itinerary (7 breakfasts, 7 lunchs, 7 dinners)
  • All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program
  • Bilingual naturalist guides for each island and activities
  • Excursions and visits during the program as per itinerary
  • Snorkel (mask, tube, fins) equipment as specified by the itinerary
  • Transfer-in from San Cristobal Airport
  • Transfer San Cristóbal – Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) by public speedboat
  • Transfer Puerto Ayora – Isabela – Puerto Ayora by public speedboat
  • Transfer out to Baltra Airport (by truck or by bus depending on group size)

What’s not included

  • Air Tickets to/from Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park Entry Fee (USD $100)
  • Isabela Dock Fee (USD $5)
  • Migratory Control Card (USD $20)
  • Water taxi from dock, speedboat (USD $1 per person/per ride)
  • Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Led by a local guide
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Itinerary

Day 1: San Cristobal Island (L-D) Pick up at Santo Cristobal Airport and visit the Interpretation Center. Snorkel and Hike in Frigate Hill and Playa Carola.
Day 2: San Cristobal Island (B-L-D) Hike in the Highlands. On the return, visit El Progreso and learn and taste a bit of the famous Galapagos coffee. (OR choose Option 2 for an extra cost of $93.00 - subject to availability)  Option 2: Kicker Rock (this option is subject to availability)  One-hour boat trip to Kicker Rock, including two snorkeling stops. Afterwards, stop at a deserted beach to observe wildlife and relax. Return time to Puerto Baquerizo is scheduled around 4 p.m .
Day 3: Santa Cruz Island (B-L-D) Transfer from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora. Visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz and see the Galapagos Giant Tortoise and various species of Galapagos birds. Afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay. 
Day 4: Full-Day navigable tour to one of the following islands* (B-L-D) *destination depends on availability  Depending on the navigable site available, pick-up from the hotel will be early on the morning (either 5 a.m. or 8 a.m.) to travel by a small vessel for an experience with wildlife and endemic vegetation. The destination can be either Santa Fe, South Plazas, North Seymour OR Bartolomé. The activities will include hiking, snorkeling, swimming and breathtaking sightseeing. 
Day 5: From Santa Cruz to Isabela Island (B-L-D) Visit the Charles Darwin Station to meet various species of Giant Tortoise and the colorful Galapagos land iguanas. Afternoon transfer to Isabela Island by public speed boat and there visit the largest coastal lagoon of Galapagos Flamingos. 
Day 6: Isabela Island (B-L-D) Hike for 8 miles (13km) towards Volcan Sierra Negra & Volcan Chico. Hike to the volcano’s crater and then toward still active Volcan Chico to enjoy a view of Elizabeth Bay. In the afternoon, snorkel at Concha Perla, swim with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish, and with luck sea turtles and rays.
Day 7: Isabela Island (B-L-D) Boat trip towards Tintoreras Islet to see the famous white-tipped-fin Tintoreras Sharks. Hike around the islet; get back on the boat to cool off by snorkeling. Get close to Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins. In the afternoon, visit Humedales Complex which includes the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, Muro de las Lagrimas, various viewpoints and the mangrove forest in Playa del Amor. 
Day 8: Departure Transfer out from Isabela to Baltra Airport (at 6 a.m.) to catch return flight.
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