8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Superior: Kicker Rock, Los Tuneles, Local Flight

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Airport Isla San Cristobal, 39RM+GGC, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
  • Return Details :
    Seymour / Baltra Airport (GPS)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This Classic Galapagos Tour offers a combination of interesting day tours, and time to explore the islands by yourself. You will stay in comfort class hotels next to the beach. This 8 Day Galapagos tour includes: organized day tours with an English speaking guide to uninhibited islands, famous snorkeling places, highlands and more. Transportation is included and you even fly back with a small airplane on your last day to Baltra Airport. This is your ultimate holiday to the Galapagos Islands.

HIGHLIGHTS:
-Bartolome, Plazas, Floreana or North Seymour: day tour to one of the uninhabited islands from Puerto Ayora.
-Los Tuneles: Snorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
-Santa Cruz Highlands: You will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
-Kicker Rock: The favorite place for an array of marine birds, and great underwater life.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

B = Breakfast included;L = Lunch included; BL = Boxlunch;S = Snack included;D = Dinner included; Acc = Accomodation
DAY 1 (L):QUITO SAN CRISTOBAL PLAYA MANN
Our guide will be waiting for you at the San Cristobal airport. If you arrive before 02:00 PM you will get lunch. You will visit The San Cristobal Interpretation Center. Then you will go to Playa Mannfor your first contact with the stunningwaters of these islands.
Acc: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similar.
DAY 2 (B, L):KICKER ROCK
After breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at the famous Kicker Rock; the favorite place for an array of marine birdsand underwater life.In theafternoon you go back to the hotel.
Acc: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similar.
DAY 3 (B, L, D):PUERTO AYORA CHARLES DARWIN STATION SANTA CRUZ ISLAND HIGHLANDS
Around 07:00 AM you will takethe public speedboat from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora. Around 10:30 AM you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can see the memorial site of the last living Galapagos tortoise of itsspecies.Then you will go to theHighlands of Santa Cruz andhave lunch. At night you will have a special diner to show you the gastronomy of the island.
Acc: Hotel Silberstein or similar.
DAY 4 (B):FREE MORNING ISABELA ISLAND FLAMINGO LAGOON
Free morning. Around 1:30 PM, you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island, (2,5 hours). Upon arrival in Isabela, you will visitthe Flamingo Lagoon.
Acc: Hotel The Wooden House or similar.
DAY 5 (B, BL):SIERRA NEGRA ACTIVE VOLCANO TREK CONCHA PERLASNORKEL
Youll take an excursion to the Sierra Negra Volcano, the second largest volcanic crater in the world. Youwill hike to the Sierra Negra (4 hours). After returning to the hotel, you can go snorkeling or swimming by yourself at Concha Perla.
Acc: HotelThe Wooden Houseor similar.
DAY 6 (B, S):LOS TUNELES SNORKELING
Your guide will take you to Los Tuneles. The water is shallow, calm and very clear- a sea sanctuary. You will have lunch on board and then return to Puerto Villamil.
Acc: Hotel The Wooden House or similar.
DAY 7 (B):KAYAK IN PUERTO VILLAMIL TINTORERAS FREE AFTERNOON
The guide will accompany you for a kayak excursion in the bay of Puerto Villamil. After, you have time to enjoy the beautiful beach or do an optional activity.
Acc: Hotel The Wooden House or similar.
DAY 8 (B):TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORT
At 6:00 AM you take the public speedboat to Puerto Ayora (2,5 hours), then you go by taxi to the airport (about 40 minutes).

Inclusions

7x Breakfast

4x Lunch

Accommodation included: 7 nights

Accommodation in a single, double or triple room x 7 nights (based on number of travelers).

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

24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.

Airport pickup at San Cristobal Airport and drop off at Baltra Airport.

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

Entry/Admission - Seymour Ecological Galapagos Airport (GPS)

Exclusions

Flights from and returning to Ecuador.

Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park.

Isabela dock fee $ 10 p.p. cash only.

Water Taxi $1 p.p.

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

Optional tips for the guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.

Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.

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 to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

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

It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.

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

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.

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).

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

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.

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  • 05-Aug-2022

    The islands were beautiful! We saw 3 islands, with the travel agency arranging everything from start to finish. Clean neat hotels, English speaking guides, transfers from island to island. The best part was the fantastic activities every day. Snorkeling at Kicker Rock and Los Tuneles is really a must! But we also went kayaking and paddle boarding. Everything we wanted to do was arranged for us. A super price quality ratio for the trip of our dreams.

  • 23-Feb-2022

    El viaje , los guías , los lugares y el tiempo que dedicaron a cada cosa fue perfecto, siempre tuvimos alguien con quien apoyarnos y siempre puntuales , los recomendamos totalmente y si vuelvo a ecuador no dudaría en contratarlos nuevamente

  • 14-Jan-2022

    My wife and I had an amazing time using Rebecca Adventure Travel to book our honeymoon in the Galapagos islands. Prior to the trip we were worried about the planning of activities. As we have never been to the Galapagos Islands, it was challenging to understand the best way to book a trip, especially in the midst of the pandemic. In planning the trip, we were emailed directly by a Rebecca Adventure travel agent (Karina), who was extremely helpful in booking our trip and answering our (many) questions. She also asked us questions to ensure we would have an amazing time in the Galapagos. Our trip consisted of 9 days in the Galapagos. We originally planned for 8, but due to flight timing and COVID testing processes, we added one extra day. Upon arrival in the Galapagos, we were greeted by a local guide (Wendy), who brought us from the airport directly to the hotel. This was a common theme throughout the trip, as we were greeted by local guides to take us to and from our hotel and travel accommodations based on our trip's activities. We also had plenty of time to explore the islands for ourselves which included exploring the various beaches on the islands, renting bikes to trek to the wall of tears, and enjoying the cuisine at the local restaurants. We spent much of the trip at sea on boats, kayaks and yachts. We visited Kicker Rock, Pinnacle Rock, and Los Tuneles where we snorkeled or scuba dived with sea turtles, sea lions, beautiful fish, and sharks! We also travelled to the Santa Cruz Highlands where we saw the amazing Galapagos Turtles. Everything was exactly how we dreamed it would be on our honeymoon. We enjoyed staying at the local hotels, which were clean and the staff was friendly. We especially liked the Hotel Ikala in Puerto Ayora, which offered us breakfast in an enclosed rooftop area where we could view out into the sea. At each hotel, the staff was aware that it was our honeymoon, and offered us complimentary cocktails and/or a bottle of wine. On the final night of our trip, a local Rebecca Adventure Travel guide brought us to one of the best restaurants on the island of Santa Cruz for a celebration dinner. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • 25-Oct-2021

    I cannot even begin to describe the details that Rebecca Adventure Travel remember. Literally it is everything. I have never been taken care of so well and so extensively. The daily tours and activities were fantastic, the individuals greeting me on each island were friendly, helpful, informative and just generally wonderful folks. I am truly impressed with the detail, caring nature and the just general desire to please. Thanks to Rebecca Adventure Travel, I have truly fallen in love with the Galapagos and will be heading back soon.

  • 29-Jun-2021

    Rebecca Travel made our trip to Quito and the Galapagos everything we wanted. Working with Karina was wonderful, she's fast to respond to any questions and great with itinerary details. The hotels we stayed at were all lovely, and the guides (Fernando in Quito especially!) were all great.

  • 15-Feb-2020

    Superbe voyage sue ces îles protegees Des animaux très sympathiques qui ne craignent pas l homme Des fonds sous marins magiques de faune diverse Des gens simples et sympathiques Plein de découvertes uniques

  • 30-Jun-2019

    We took the 8 day Galapagos Island Hopping tour in May 2019 and would highly recommend it! Rebecca Travel gave us an itinerary of planned activities for each day and recommendations for restaurants and other activities to do in the area. The format of the trip fit our travel style really well. Breakfast was provided most days, transportation picked us up from the hotel for activities, and the guides made sure we had a great time and got where we needed. Rebecca Travel was quick to answer my questions via Whatsapp and made sure we were taken care of. The activities were awesome! We went snorkeling multiple times with knowledgeable guides who worked hard to make sure we got to see all the wildlife we could. For the activities we did, the snorkeling gear was provided. We rented wet suits which helped a lot because the water was chillier than expected. We are fair skinned so we made sure to wear sun shirts, long hiking pants, sturdy shoes, water/land sandals, and wide brim hats. Make sure to bring plenty of sun block because it is expensive on the islands. Bring Dramamine for the boat rides between islands, the water can be choppy. Underwater cameras are a great to have but many of our guides took pictures and videos for us.

  • 25-Apr-2019

    Contratamos la excursión de 8 días por Galápagos, y muy contentos con la experiencia y con las excursiones. Además tuvimos un problema con la compañía de vuelo IBERIA, que no nos llevó las maletas a la Isla Bartra, y nos lo dejaron en Quito, y el seguimiento de gestionar la recogida de maletas hasta llevarlas del aeropuerto de Bartra hasta el hotel donde estábamos hospedados, fue una cortesía de la empresa Rebecca Adventure Travel, que siempre es de agradecer en estos casos desesperados y que no quieres perderte ni un día de viaje. En isla Isabela hicimos amistad con el guía Alfredo, apodado miníno, con el que hicimos la excursión a los Túneles y que fue la mejor experiencia que tuvimos y en la Isla de Santa Cruz con el guía Cesar, que nos enseñó las tortugas como nadie lo había hecho y con un trato muy cariñoso. El tour de bahía que estaba contratado con otra compañía no nos gustó,y la parte alta de isabela fue floja, pero por lo demás fue maravilloso y recomendable a un 100%

  • 24-Apr-2019

    My wife and I have recently been on an 8 day Galapagos Island hop tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel and unfortunately for us the whole experience with this company was very disappointing. The tour was un-coordinated and extremely disorganised. From the various communications we received prior to arriving in the Galapagos (from Rebecca Adventure Travel), our expectation was that this trip was a fully guided group tour with approximately 12 other travelers joining the party. However, from the moment we arrived in Galapagos to the moment we finished the tour (8 days later); at no point in time did we actually see or meet anyone who was employed or worked directly for Rebecca Travel. The whole trip was run and operated by multiple tour agencies, freelancers, and sub-contractors. One sub-contractor (on San Cristobal Island) even told us he did not know who Rebecca Adventure Travel was! Consequently we felt like we were being pushed and pulled in different directions. With this lack of structure and personnel continuity It soon became apparent that no-one had any real knowledge, understanding or interest of our overall itinerary and as Rebecca Travel did not provide a detailed schedule for us to follow, we were often left fending for ourselves and asking hotel personnel to call Rebecca Travel’s office in Quito to provide us with answers to simple questions which should have been covered by local guides. Another disappointment was that this was not a group tour as advertised by Rebecca Travel. We were in fact on our own throughout the trip, and whilst this wasn’t a major issue for us, we were looking forward to interacting with other people, and for someone travelling alone this would not be much fun! In addition, our tour plan included all meals – however, despite the fact that there are numerous reasonably priced restaurants serving great food on all the Galapagos Islands, Rebecca Travel had booked all our evening meals at eating places where there was no atmosphere and the only items available on Rebecca Travel’s meal plan was Chicken and rice or Tuna and rice! Furthermore, on one occasion Rebecca Travel expected us to leave our hotel (which was serving great food) to visit a low-end restaurant (a 15 minute walk away in torrential rain) and sit in a dimly lit room on our own… eating more Chicken and rice! The program of activities offered by Rebecca travel on this trip lacked imagination and creativity. When you read the list of things you will experience in their promotional material it all sounds amazing… but in realty a lot of the activities are no more than a guide walking you 300 - 500 meters from your hotel and pointing to the sea and saying: “here is your snorkel trip” (and example being Concha Perla) or Flamingo Lagoon which is a small pond where I’m told by the guide the most flamingos he’d ever seen there was 12 (we saw one). There were however 3 things on this trip which I consider to be great activities, these being: Kicker rock (snorkel or dive), Los Tuneles snorkel, and Sierra Negra Volcano. The other items on this tour are nice to see but definitely not worth paying a tour company to show you. Finally on a positive note and in the spirit of providing future travellers with some useful information I would say this: The Galapagos Islands are a fantastic destination and there are a lot of amazing things to see and do. Luckily we managed to stay in Galapagos after our disappointing experience with Rebecca Travel and we actually had a fantastic time self-guiding and exploring! So if you are considering or planning a trip to these islands, my advice is to either go self-guided, or choose a different tour company other than Rebecca Travel. It’s very easy to book activities online or simply arrive in Puerto Ayora (on Santa Cruz Island) and arrange everything with one of the many reputable companies based there. The money you will save can be spent on booking some more interesting trips (such as snorkeling and diving on Daphne, Gorden Rocks, and North Seymore) and eating great food at any restaurant of your choice! A great snorkel and diving company I would recommend is Albatross (based in Puerto Ayora). The Albatross staff are amazing, all very professional and friendly! Enjoy your trip!

  • 13-Feb-2018

    An astounding experience! A must see. Would recommend without reservation to anyone interested! The entire trip was well executed with plenty of self guide time and exceedingly knowledge guides. The guide and hotel staff didn't miss a beat, not a flaw in the organization of anything over the entire stay. The hotel staff in both San Cristobal and Isabela could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. A must do trip!!!

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