6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Santa Fe, Santa Cruz And Los Tuneles

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Seymour Ecological Galapagos Airport (GPS), Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, HP4J+4C3, Seymour, Ecuador
  • Return Details :
    Seymour Airport (GPS) in Baltra
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The 6 day Galapagos Island Hopping budget tour takes you to some of the best places of the Galapagos Islands; Los Tuneles, Santa Fe, the Charles Darwin Station and Tintoreras. Everything is arranged; from transfers, tours up to the hotels and almost all activities are in groups with other travelers. It is the perfect Galapagos holiday!

Highlights:
Los Tuneles: Snorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different animal species.
Wetlands and Tintoreras: Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, Wall of Tears and Tintoreras islet.
Charles Darwin Research Station: Known for its turtles, born from 3 inches to 4 feet long.
Bay Tour: You will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat.
Santa Fe: Explore one of the oldest uninhabited islands of the Galapagos.

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Airport transfer
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included

Know More about this tour

B = Breakfast included; L = Lunch included; S = Snack included
DAY 1 (L):BALTRA SANTA CRUZ ISLAND ISABELA ISLAND FLAMINGO LAGOON
It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival Baltra airport to enjoy all of the activities of the tour.
Option 1: arriving before 11:00 AM
You will be picked up by an English speaking guide and transferred to Puerto Ayora for lunch.Then, you will take the speedboat to Isabela. Upon arrival you will head to Flamingo Lagoon for a short visit, followed by a drop off at your hotel in Isabela.
Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.
Option 2: arriving after 11:00 AM
Youll stay at Santa Cruz Island on the first day. Please note that you wont have lunch if you arrive after 02:00 PM.
Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar.
DAY 2 (B, L):TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS
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. After lunch you will visit Tintoreras Islet.
Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.
DAY 3 (B, S):
SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES
In the morning, you will go on a boat ride from Puerto Villamil. Max group size is 10 pax. The unique lava formations and calm water make Los Tunelesthe best site to snorkel in Isabela Island.You will get the chance to spot a wide array of sea birds, marine wildlife, penguins, and sea lions. The activity takes about 6 hours. You can also choose to explore Concha Perla by yourself before or after snorkeling.
Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.
DAY 4 (B, L): CHARLES DARWIN STATION - BAY TOUR
At 06:00 AM you will go to Santa Cruz Island where youll have breakfast. Then youll go to the Charles Darwin Research Station where scientists, educators, and volunteers provide scientific knowledge and assistance to ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity of Galapagos. After lunch, you will do the Bay Tour, where you will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat.
Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar.
DAY 5 (B, L):SANTA FE ISLAND
After breakfast, you will travel to Santa Fe Island. You will enter the bay of Santa Fe in a curious panga ride, depending on the conditions, and you will start the trip with a snorkeling activity, here you will be able to see beautiful wildlife and majestic cliffs. You have a wet landing here which means there is no dock in Santa Fe.
Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar.
DAY 6 (B):
TRANSFER OUT BALTRA
After breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish speaking driver, to depart to Quito or Guayaquil.
End of tour

Inclusions

5x Breakfast

4x Lunch

Accommodation included: 5 nights

Accommodation in a single, double or triple room x 5 nights (based on number of travelers).

Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.

24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.

Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary.

Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra Airport.

Entry/Admission - Las Tintoreras

Exclusions

Round trip flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands.

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

Water Taxi around $ 1 p.p.

For rent: wetsuit $ 5 p.p. per day (cash only)

Optional tips for the guide.

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

Entry/Admission - Isabela Island

Entry/Admission - El Tunel del Estero

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 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, dont 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.

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

Accommodation is based on number of travelers, if you are traveling with a group, you will be sharing rooms (single rooms require an extra fee).

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.

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  • 01-Nov-2022

    We used Rebecca Adventure Travel company for our Galapagos vacation (6-Day Island Hopping Budget Tour). We enjoyed staying on the islands (as opposed to doing a cruise-style vacation), to stay at local hotels and eat at local restaurants. We opted for a budget-friendly vacation. We did a speed-boat transfer between islands twice. One of the boats we had was an extremely rough ride for about 2.5 hours (a couple of passengers got sick. Although the other transfer we did was with a different boat and was quite smooth (people were sleeping comfortably during the trip). So, if you are someone who gets seasick, we would recommend to be prepared for the possibility of a rough boat trip and to be prepared with motion-sickness tablets. Another thing you could do is to mention to the company that you would prefer a smoother boat transfer if possible (not entirely sure how the schedules work). We were prepared and it all worked out fine for us! We stayed a few nights on Isabela Island, and a few on Santa Cruz. The hotels were very nice and the activities were great! We saw so much wildlife! We highly recommend using Rebecca Adventure Travel! The company was highly responsive to our questions prior to our trip and during the trip as well!

  • 18-Sep-2022

    Well organized from start to finish. Good service during orientation and booking (in Dutch, Spanish and English). When we arrived at the airport, the guide was already waiting for us. All guides were friendly and knew a lot about the Galapagos Islands. Hotels were fine. Rebecca Adventures Travel was also easily accessible during the tour. We will definitely book our next holiday through Rebecca!

  • 01-Aug-2022

    Our group of seven took the 6 day Budget trip and had a great time. We added an additional day so we could visit the Highlands and see the tortoises. Rebecca’s travel provided great communication from beginning to end. This trip was originally planned for July 2020 and we had to postpone twice. Email with the company was easy and they provided quick responses. Fast forward to July 2022 and now half the group is in the Galapagos and half still in the US due to flight cancellations. Rebecca’s Travel came to the rescue and made sure the half arriving late were still taken care of, picked up at the airport and transported to meet up with the rest of the group. During the trip, we were able to keep in contact with the company via What’s App. They texted daily see how everything was going and to let us know the plan for the next day. They even texted when they learned one in our group was sick. I will recommend Rebecca’s Travel again. They are a great company to work with and provide a great service.

  • 23-May-2022

    Kind of unorganized for a solo traveler with dates that don’t align along their schedule? Maybe they cater better to couples or groups? Pick up was strange (I was told I would have a sign with my name on it…this guy was wandering the arrival area whispering my name for a good 10 mins…then claimed no paper was used on the islands…your argument doesn’t hold much weight when everyone else was holding dry-erase boards…), the process of getting to the main nexus of Puerto Ayora/Santa Cruz is as follows: plane-bus-boat-car (about an hour ten minutes), rarely was anyone friendly or ever a bona-fide “you’re with me or us and it’s nice to meet you!” guide; they were all from various agencies per wherever you landed as you’re scattered to the winds of third parties, and for the activities it was literally every single day snorkeling with not a lot of variety - a HIKE to a volcano would’ve been appreciated, something! Even give us a list to cater to our preferences. To boot an older man was put on some of these treks and he was borderline handicapped….send out a survey, a questionnaire, something because he not only inconvenienced people in the tour but it was hard to watch him struggle. Breakfast and lunch were also extremely bland and, say, one meal being bland, ok fine, but to return to the SAME restaurant, TWICE, when there are tons of interesting fusion takes around..? You’re not getting what they’re charging to be honest and you can show up to Puerto Ayura/Santa Cruz for a week or two and do everything (Isabela, Santa Fe, etc etc) for about $1,000 or under consulting with the pop-up shops along the main drag of Darwin Street.

  • 28-Jul-2021

    Rebecca Travel was an absolutely amazing company to go through. They had everything scheduled and ready to go from start to finish and the tours were amazing. My fiance and I were living in Quito at the time we visited the Galapagos. My parents came down to Ecuador to visit us and experience this once in a lifetime trip. If you are on a budget (and get motion sick and want to stay on land at night like we did) this is the trip for you! The food was amazing and the experiences are some that we will cherish forever. **The ferry can be VERY ROUGH so it is worth arriving early to get a good seat in the back as well as taking LOTS of dramamine. The ferry ride is worth it though.

  • 09-Jul-2021

    What an amazing experience!!! I rarely book full tours and instead, prefer to customize my own itinerary, but originally booked my trip with relatively short notice so took a chance on the 6 day tour around the Galapagos. Then it had to be rescheduled due to covid. The staff at Rebecca’s was great to work with through all of the uncertainty. Very responsive and knowledgeable as we worked through the date changes and requirements for travel. Once we arrived, we were met by the BEST tour guide in all of the Galapagos, Cesar. From the get go, he gave us great information about the history, the animals and various plants found on the island. If you research the trip in advance, believe the hype about the boat ride to Isabella from Santa Cruz. It is ROUGH. Take Dramamine, sit toward the back..say a prayer or 2..and just get through it. Once that’s over, the next couple days are filled with absolutely amazing experiences. The snorkeling is unbelievable. The water is so clear to see all of the oceanic wildlife. Swimming with the sea turtles is incredible. The sea lions are completely adorable and so playful, they really make the trip! The food is fantastic with a ton of variety. At some point, you sadly have to get back on the boat to head back to Santa Cruz. Still a rough ride. Oy But the snorkeling experience off of Santa Fe, one of the excursions from Santa Cruz, will be worth any seasickness you may experience. It’s beyond gorgeous. So so so clear. Swimming with sea lions, turtles, rays…incredible. The bay tour was the only excursion that if you felt like skipping, you wouldn’t be missing much. Way too crowded for what you get…but everything else was absolutely phenomenal. Not having to worry about transportation, finding guides, deciding and the best tours…if you’re considering this tour through Rebecca’s…DO IT! You won’t regret it.

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Angelica at Rebecca Travels planned the perfect Ecuadorean adventure for us. She listened to what we like to do and incorporated all of our wishes. We got to ride horses around Cotopaxi, take a cooking class in Quito, explore the Napo River on a wonderful cruise and spend time in the Galapagos on another wonderful cruise. All came off without a hitch and we would definitely recommend Angelica!!

  • 25-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!

  • 24-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!

  • 12-Nov-2019

    It was the best traveling experience so far in my life. Big thanks to Rebecca's team, everything has been perfectly arranged, the guides, hotels, and the staff are all so kind and professional. I will definitely recommend everyone to take the tour from Rebecca since it's totally worth it.

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