5-Day Galapagos All Inclusive Classic Isabela

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    It is necessary to book flights with an early arrival time to Baltra airport to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. At Baltra airport, an English speaking guide will pick y.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Seymour Airport (GPS)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This Classic Isabela Galapagos Tour is a very interesting program that covers most of your interests. Rebecca Adventure Travel offers a tour with all the highlights of Isabela island. Take a look at Flamingos in their natural habitat, meet the famous Galapagos Giant Turtles, snorkel in the magnificent Tintoreras Islet, relax with beautiful beaches, snorkel in the famous Los Tuneles and kayak along colorful mangroves.
The Classic Galapagos Island Hopping Tours are a combination of interesting day tours and time to explore the islands by yourself, with meals and great service included, for a reasonable price.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

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DAY 1 (L):
QUITO/GUAYAQUIL BALTRA SANTA CRUZ - ISABELA - FLAMINGO LAGOON
It is necessary to book flights with an early arrival timeto Baltra airport to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. At Baltra airport, an English speaking guide will pick you up to go to the port of Puerto Ayora (about 1 hour) where you can enjoy your lunch. Around 02:00 PM, youll take the small public speedboat to Isabela Island (about 2,5 hours). This can be a bumpy, wet ride so provide yourself a waterproof jacket and motion sickness medication if necessary.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 The Wooden House Hotel or similar.
Note:*Please note that if you arrive after 11:00 AM, there might be changes to your itinerary.
DAY 2 (B, L):
TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will have a tour to The Wetlands, here you will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center followed by The Wall of Tears. After lunch, you will have a little break and then you will visit Tintoreras Islet and the pier of Puerto Villamil.
Accommodation in The Wooden House Hotel or similar.
DAY 3 (B, L):
KAYAK IN PUERTO VILLAMIL ISABELA ISLAND HIGHLANDS
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you for a relaxing and beautiful kayak excursion in the bay of Puerto Villamil. Here you will be able to spot various endemic animals such as Marine Iguanas, Sea Lions, and Penguins Isabela. In the afternoon, you will make your way to the Highlands of Isabela and visit La Cueva de Sucre, The Mango viewpoint, and Campo Duro, which is another place of giant tortoises.
Accommodation in The Wooden House Hotel or similar.
DAY 4 (B, S):
SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES
Early in the morning, you will go on a 30 to 40 minute boat ride from Puerto Villamil. You will explore the brilliant scenery in Los Tuneles which is considered the most beautiful place to snorkel in Isabela Island. Depending on when you will go to Los Tuneles, you can choose to explore Concha Perla by yourself before or after this, since it is very close to the dock.
Accommodation in The Wooden House Hotel 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

Itinerary:

DAY 1 (L, D): QUITO/GUAYAQUIL – BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ – ISABELA – FLAMINGO LAGOON
It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to Baltra airport to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. On the first day, there are two options, depending on your arrival time.

Option 1:
Itinerary for flights arriving at Baltra before 11:00 AM. At Baltra airport, an English speaking guide will pick you up to go to the port of Puerto Ayora (about 1 hour) where you can enjoy your lunch. Around 02:00 PM, you’ll take the small public speedboat to Isabela Island (about 2,5 hours). This can be a bumpy, wet ride so provide yourself a waterproof jacket and motion sickness medication if necessary. Upon arrival on Isabela Island, a driver will pick you up and you’ll visit the Flamingo Lagoon (short visit). After that, the driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Accommodation in The Wooden House Hotel or similar.

Option 2:
Itinerary for flights arriving at Baltra after 11:00 AM. If your flight is scheduled to arrive after 11:00 AM, you’ll stay at Santa Cruz Island on the first day because the last speedboat to Isabela Island leaves around 02:00 PM. Please note that you won’t have lunch if you arrive after 02:00 PM. The rest of the tour usually looks like this: Day 2 Santa Fe, Day 3: Sierra Negra – Concha Perla Snorkel, Day 4: Tintoreras & Wetlands, Day 5: Transfer to Baltra Airport.
Accommodation in Hotel Silberstein or similar.

Note: *Please note that if you arrive after 11:00 AM, there might be changes to your itinerary.

DAY 2 (B, BL, D): SIERRA NEGRA ACTIVE VOLCANO HIKE – CONCHA PERLA SNORKEL
After breakfast, you will take a guided excursion to the Sierra Negra Volcano (1.490 m); the second largest volcanic crater in the world, 9 km wide and 90 m deep. You’ll drive for about 45 minutes to the starting point of the hike of about 4 hours. You’ll ascend from 870 m of altitude to 1.040 m at the top of the crater. A lunch box will be provided. Afterwards, you’ll go back to the hotel for a brief rest. Around 03:30 PM you can go snorkeling or swimming at Concha Perla where you can observe the colorful fishes, sea urchins, starfishes, sea lions, or even sea turtles.
Accommodation in The Wooden House Hotel or similar.

* Upgrade option: Los Túneles snorkeling
This day you can also take a snorkeling tour to Los Túneles instead of hiking to Sierra Negra and snorkeling at Concha Perla: + $ 105 p.p.

DAY 3 (B, L, D): TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will have a tour to The Wetlands, here you will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, where you will spot small and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The next activity is a visit to The Wall of Tears. From 1946 to 1959, Isabela was designated as a penal colony by the Ecuadorian government and prisoners were obligated to build a wall with enormous blocks of solid lava. Due to the arduous labor and hard conditions prisoners lived in, this site is known as El Muro de Lagrimas (The Wall of Tears).
Additionally, you will visit a small lava tunnel. Tunel del Estero, a 75m path with adequate lava plates ending in a staircase inside a lava tunnel. Above the tunnel, you can see the intertidal landscape that offers a tapestry of Galapagos Sesuvium between El Túnel del Estero and Love Beach.
* Please have in mind that the total length of the walk in The Wetlands area is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

After lunch, you will have a little break and then you will visit Tintoreras Islet. It is called like this due to a large crack, in which white-tip sharks known as Tintoreras come daily to rest at the bottom. You will have a transport which will take you to the pier of Puerto Villamil, here you will
board a boat for 10 minutes to cross to the islet which is located across the bay. It will be necessary for passengers to use walking shoes or sneakers (closed shoes) to cross the volcanic rocks. You can also observe penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and you can go snorkeling with
colorful tropical fish while enjoying the beaches of Isabela.
Accommodation in The Wooden House Hotel or similar.

DAY 4 (B, L, D): KAYAK IN PUERTO VILLAMIL – ISABELA ISLAND HIGHLANDS
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you for a relaxing and beautiful kayak excursion in the bay of Puerto Villamil. Here you will be able to spot various endemic animals such as Marine Iguanas, Sea Lions, and Penguins Isabela. After this, you will return to the hotel for lunch and a
short rest. In the afternoon, you will make your way to the Highlands of Isabela and visit La Cueva de Sucre, The Mango viewpoint, and Campo Duro, which is another place of giant tortoises.
Accommodation in The Wooden House Hotel or similar.

DAY 5 (B): TRANSFER TO BALTRA AIRPORT
Early in the morning you leave the hotel and start your trip to Baltra airport. The boat from Isabela to Santa Cruz leaves at 06:00 AM. The program ends with the drop off at Baltra airport, please note that your flight cannot depart earlier than 1:00 PM due to the long travel from Isabela.

B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included
D = Dinner included

Inclusions

Meals as described in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L = lunch/lunchbox, S = snack)

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)

All activities as described in the itinerary.

24/7 assistance in English, Dutch, and Spanish.

Exclusions

Return flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands.

Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary

Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only)

Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only)

Isabela dock fee: $ 10 p.p. (cash only)

Water Taxi (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)

For rent: rain boots (recommended for Sierra Negra hike between June - September): $ 2 p.p. per day (cash only)

Personal travel & health insurance.

Personal expenses.

Optional tips for the guide.

Additional Info

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 02:00 PM, 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.

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.).

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

Operated by a multilingual guide

Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

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

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

The operator reserves the right to change the hotel to a similar hotel

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Return flights from and to Galapagos

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Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Jan-2018

    First let me tell you all the people we can in contact with were very gracious. From the hotel staff to the cook and the people that meet us at the airport and Isabel were wonderful. Most all the guides did a bang up job and for the most part the excursions were pretty good.

    Now, let me also tell you the Island Hopping was not really Hopping. The hopping consisted of transfer from the island of Santa Crews to the island of Isabel. We DID NOT visit any other islands including Santa Crews other than driving to the dock with a brief stop for lunch. All the experiences and excursions were on the island of Isabel. This is a very rustic place with no paved streets and not much activities outside of the twice daily excursions. We did not receive an itinerary until the day we arrived and we had to ask for it then. Also no times were ever published. The staff at the hotel told us daily when and were we needed to be.

    This was a once in a life time trip. If we were to design this over we would have chosen a different itinerary so we could see more of the Galapagos islands. The object of going there was to see more of what the islands had to offer.

    Review the tour descriptions carefully.

  • 14-Jan-2017

    One of the best trips in my life. Timely and efficient

  • 02-Jan-2017

    It was a great trip in the Galapagos if you like the ocean, wild life and tranquility.

    Dont like the arrangement of the tour as they are actually sending us on different local tours each day with different tour guides and some of whom dont even speak English. There are lots of hidden costs such as the entrance fee to the National Park, water taxi fares and speedboat fares. One day they switched our schedule and told us to take out swimsuit from the luggage to go swimming in short notice of 10 minutes without even having a hotel room ready for us to change !!! Another day, a substitute guide just drew us a crude map and told us to walk and tour to the Charles Darwin station by ourselves from the hotel.

    Not happy with the tour booking agent at all. I have knee problem. On booking, they already advised me not to go to the Sierra Volcano on Isabella Island but to go on a snorkeling trip at Los Tuneles instead, but I had to pay 60 USD more. Correspondences had been made via email several times to confirm that i was going on the Los Tuneles snorkelling tour. How could they forgot totally to make the arrangement ??? When I arrived at Isabella, I was told that nobody there knew of my knee problem and they had to put me on a second floor room in the hotel which had steep stairs. No one had arranged the snorkelling tour for me and the Los Tuneles tour was already fully booked and the only option I had left was either to climb the volcano or to go to the Tintoreas with an additional charge. Also even written that snorkelling equipment rental fee was included , they were asking us to pay. Some of the tourists are very upset with the hidden costs, but the guide was showing this bad attitude saying you could well go ahead to complain if you wish !!!

    I would not recommend joining this tour at all.

  • 24-Jul-2016

    the islands are amazing, but the organisation wasn and #39;t the best! we payed for all inclusive, but this includes a lot of free tours you could do by your own. the food is every day the same, because the go only in cheap local restaurants. they change the plans every day. no clear informations:-/

  • 06-Jun-2016

    Excellent tour, perfect organization. Changed schedule based on weather conditions or national park times. Hotels were really good as well. Really liked the food. Would do it definitely again.

  • 01-May-2016

    Misscommunication between Viator with agency in Quito Ecua Horse Tours and hotel in Galápagos. Did not get picked up at airport and had to chase people to remind them to fo their job . Will never again book tour with Viator, nor recommend it to anyone. Go local for tours, that's my advice.

  • 28-Jan-2016

    I have taken other Viator tours and been happy with most of them. The five day Galapagos tour, however was a disappointment. The hotels were fine, the food was good, and the guides were excellent, but the experience over all was disappointing. We were expecting to see Giant tortoises in natural settings of desert islands with volcanic cinder cones as a back drop. None of the pictures we took would give the viewer the impression that we had actually been to the Galapagos but looked as though they could have been taken in a zoo or wildlife park anywhere in the world.

    People should be made aware of the situation regarding the boat ride between islands. I had envisioned being on a reasonably large boat, able to walk around and enjoy the sights and take some pictures. This was far from the case. Instead there were about 16 people crammed in a small cabin cruiser for two and a half hours of gut wrenching pitching and yawing and pounding we were told these were normal conditions. When I stood to take a picture I was told to stay seated. A fellow passenger who was feeling ill asked to use the toilet and was told he could not because it was not working. The poor man eventually became violently ill and spent the rest of the voyage on his knees vomiting into a plastic bag he was given or lying on the deck in misery to the unsympathetic gaze of the crew one guy. The trip was so miserable that my wife and I refused to return on that boat The New Brithany The captain of that boat should not have left port for a 2 ½ hour trip with 16 or so people aboard and no working toilets. Or if, as I suspect, the toilet was working and the crew one guy just did not want to clean it he should be fired. I would strongly urge Viator to investigate the situation with the New Brithany and see that this miserable situation does not happen in the future. And to those contemplating a Galapagos trip do not expect the crossing from Santa Cruz to Isabela to be pleasant.