5 Day Galapagos Budget - Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Baltra Airport, Ecuador
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to Seymour Airport in Baltra (GPS)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You will be welcomed at your arrival at Baltra airport and transported to the harbor of Puerto Ayora.A speedboat will take you to IsabelaIsland, where youll visit the Flamingo lagoon and go snorkeling in Los Tuneles.Besides, you can choose an optional self-guided snorkeling activity in Concha Perla. Back on Santa Cruz Island,you will visit theCharles Darwin Research Station,learn more about his Theory of Evolution and about the history and ecosystems of Galapagos. Youll have a closer look at the giant Galapagos tortoises and learn about the famous tortoise Lonesome George, who died in 2012 and was the last one of his species. During a day trip you will visit Santa Fe, which is a small island inthe center of the Galapagos archipelago.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Multi-Day Trip

Know More about this tour

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; S = Snack
DAY 1 (L):BALTRA SANTA CRUZ ISLAND ISABELA ISLAND FLAMINGO LAGOON
It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival timeto Baltra airport to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour.
Option 1: Flights arriving before 11:00 AM. An English speaking guide will pick you up to go to the port of Puerto Ayora where you can enjoy your lunch. Around 02:00 PM, youll take the small public speedboat to Isabela Island. Upon arrival on Isabela Island, a driver will pick you up and youll visit the Flamingo Lagoon(short visit). After that, the driver will drop you off at your hotel.Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.
Option 2: Flights arriving after 11:00 AM. Youll stay at Santa Cruz Island on the first day because the last speedboat to Isabela Island leavesat2 PM. You wont have lunch if you arrive after 02:00 PM. The rest of the tour usually looks like this: Day 2: Santa Fe, Day 3 Bahia half day tour & Charles Darwin Station, Day 4 morning boat to Isabela, Los Tuneles, Day 5 morning boat to Santa Cruz and transfer out.Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar.
DAY 2 (B, S):SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES
In the morning, you will go on a boat ride from Puerto Villamil. You will explore Los Tuneles which is considered the most beautiful place to snorkel in Isabela Island where you can find many species such as tortoises, iguanas, manta rays. This activity takes approximately 6 hours including the boat rides, a snack and a short hike. You can also choose to explore Concha Perla by yourself, since it is very close to the dock. Youcan do optional snorkeling there and spot even more animals.Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar
DAY 3 (B, L): CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION BAY TOUR
At 6 AM you will takethe public speedboat to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island where you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. After lunch you will do the Bay Tour. You will go snorkeling and might find swimming tortoises and white tip sharks. Overnight in Hotel Fernandina or similar.
DAY 4 (B, L): SANTA FE ISLAND
After breakfast, board a small speedboat for a day tour to visit Santa Fe island. After 1.5- 2 hours of navigating, you willsnorkel around the islandto observe the marine life. After that you will go back to Santa Cruz and visit Playa Escondida or Garrapatero and you will have a wet landing there. Enjoy lunch on board, and go back to Puerto Ayora. Overnight in Hotel Fernandina or similar.
DAY 5 (B):TRANSFER OUT BALTRA
After breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish speaking driver, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.End of tour

Inclusions

4x Breakfast

3x Lunch

Accommodation included: 4 nights

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.

Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station

Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island

Exclusions

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.

Entry/Admission - Isabela Island

Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not wheelchair accessible

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.

You will have a guide during the whole program, except on the boats between the 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, dont eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).

The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.

It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information: flights from and to Galapagos, room type (twin, matrimonial or triple), Whatsapp phone number (in case you use it).

For all guests we need: passport numbers, date of birth, nationality, food restrictions, medical restrictions.

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.

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour.Transportation: In the Galapagos speed boats, water taxis, and navigation boats, all the crew will use biosafety suits and equipment. Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Oct-2019

    Mir fällt es schwer eine richtige Bewertung abzugeben. Ich habe 5 Tage Galapagos gebucht. Die Organisation vor dem Urlaub mit all den entsprechenden Information war super und ich wusste genau auf was ich mich einlasse. Am Flughafen muss man jeweils 20$ für die Einreise und nochmal weitere 100$ (6$ mit ecuadorianischen Pass) für den Nationalpark. Am Flughafen wurde ich abgeholt in einem Bus vom Abholer der Agentur. Anschließend ging es weiter auf einer Fähre (50cent) und anschließend rund eine Stunde in einem Taxi zum Hotel. Das Taxi muss man nicht zahlen und auch das anschließende Essen im Hotel bzw. Restaurant auch nicht. Anschließend geht es rund 2-3 Stunden in einem Speedboot zur Insel Isabella. Es kann feucht werden und einem wird schlecht bei der Bootsfahrt... Nach Ankunft auf der Insel Isabella habt ihr einen neuen Mitarbeiter der euch abholt mit dem Taxi. Das weitere Programm ist Standard 2 Tage Isabella und 2 Tage Santa Cruz. Wichtig ist dass es wirklich andere Preise wie auf dem Festland sind. Ihr habt kein Abendessen erhalten und müsste daher essen gehen. Frühstück ist übrigens ein Witz... Warum ich mich so schwer tue eine positive Bilanz zu ziehen ist der Preis. Ihr müsst das Programm so durchziehen wie es vorgegeben ist und habt keine Freizeit und seid am Ende des Tages platt. Ihr habt jederzeit Service und es ist alles organisiert, sodass man echt nicht wirklich denken muss. Ich habe für die Tour 1300€ gezahlt exklusive Flug und Abendessen ... Theoretisch braucht ihr wirklich nur den Flug machen und man muss sich bisschen erkundigen wegen den Speedboot, da das nur morgens um 6 Uhr fährt und noch einmal mittags. Auf der Insel Santa Cruz wie auch Isabella bekommt ihr die gleiche Tour und Hotels von ganz vielen Reisebüros angeboten. Ihr könnt auch einzelne Tours buchen wie los túneles zum Beispiel ( 150$). Jetzt kommt das erschreckende ich hatte kein wirkliches Frühstück und kein Abendessen und man bekommt diese 5 Tage für die Hälfte angeboten mit allem drum und dran ..... Das Speedboot kostet 30$ und die wassertaxis zum Speedboot ( ein muss) 1$ Fazit: Spart euch das Geld und erkundigt euch lieber und ihr seht viel mehr als eine so durch geplante Tour. Es gibt viel bessere Hotels, welche günstiger sind.

  • 14-Jun-2016

    The galapagos are amazing! We loved our time on the islands. I cannot say enough nice things about the overnight accommodations Hotel Tintorera on Isabela and the Galapagos Pearl on Santa Cruz were very accommodating, clean, and welcoming. We had great experiences in the hotels, and the staff went above and beyond to be helpful, even helping us snorkel and see Tintorera while we were on Isabela our favorite thing along with hiking the Sierra Negro. The experiences themselves within the days were also pretty good. The thing that threw us off a little was that this wasn't much of a tour, because we were passed off from one person to another throughout the trip. We did enjoy doing many of these things on our own with little supervision that was involved with this trip, but this Tour is definitely not a group tour with the same guide with you the whole time. If you're looking for a little more independence though, this would work for you. Doing things through this tour enabled us to see more than as if we had done them on our own within the same time period but was more expensive. We chose to do a different tour than Floreana based on some suggestions we had received but really wished we had done Floreana instead, especially since the other tour turned out to be much less expensive and we had paid for Floreana through this. Overall a good trip and the people were helpful we were always taken care of. It was just less organized than we expected.

  • 14-Jun-2016

    The galapagos are amazing! We loved our time on the islands. I cannot say enough nice things about the overnight accommodations Hotel Tintorera on Isabela and the Galapagos Pearl on Santa Cruz were very accommodating, clean, and welcoming. We had great experiences in the hotels, and the staff went above and beyond to be helpful, even helping us snorkel and see Tintorera while we were on Isabela our favorite thing along with hiking the Sierra Negro. The experiences themselves within the days were also pretty good. The thing that threw us off a little was that this wasn't much of a tour, because we were passed off from one person to another throughout the trip. We did enjoy doing many of these things on our own with little supervision that was involved with this trip, but this Tour is definitely not a group tour with the same guide with you the whole time. If you're looking for a little more independence though, this would work for you. Doing things through this tour enabled us to see more than as if we had done them on our own within the same time period but was more expensive. We chose to do a different tour than Floreana based on some suggestions we had received but really wished we had done Floreana instead, especially since the other tour turned out to be much less expensive and we had paid for Floreana through this. Overall a good trip and the people were helpful we were always taken care of. It was just less organized than we expected.