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12 Day Galapagos Expedition (Tourist Superior Class)

By Rebecca Adventure Travel
Price is AU$7,367per traveller*

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12 Day Galapagos Expedition (Tourist Superior Class)

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Price is AU$7,366.42 per ticket, price for 1 Traveller is AU$7,366.42
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Price is AU$7,366.42
* Select 6 travellers to get the lowest price of AU$4,232.94
This activity is non-refundable
If you choose to change or cancel this booking you will not be refunded any of the payment

What's included, what's not

  • 11x Breakfast
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room in Tourist Superior Class hotels.
  • Snorkel gear.
  • English speaking naturalist guide (local Galapagos guide)
  • Transfer in from San Cristobal airport and transfer out to Baltra airport.
  • Transport between the Islands.
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island
  • Round trip flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands.
  • Entrance fee Galapagos National Park.
  • Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p. (cash only)
  • Isabela dock fee: $10 p.p. (cash only)
  • Water taxi (a small boat that takes you from the Speedboat to the Harbour and vice versa)
  • Transport between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel fee ($5 p.p. each way)
  • Wet-suits rent: $5 p.p. (recommendable between May-November)
  • Personal health & travel insurance.
  • Optional tips for the guide.

Know before you book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • You will have different guides during the day tours of the programme, there are no guides on the transport between islands. There are coordinators on the different islands.
  • Please try to bring small bags and luggage, The Galapagos public transport is on average small and it takes more time and space when you bring large baggage.
  • It is important to have a valid medical and travel 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, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information: return 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 number, date of birth, nationality, food restrictions, medical restrictions
  • Inform yourself about food safety when travelling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands always before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruit, etc.).
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottles or purified water is always recommended.
  • The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
  • 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 transport
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • Travellers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour. Transport: In the Galapagos speed boats, water taxis, and navigation boats, all the crew will use biosafety suits and equipment. Medicine: Travellers should bring their medications from their countries.
  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary

Day 1: SAN CRISTOBAL - FREE AFTERNOON

Stop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Centre, 2 km Southwest of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today you will arrive to the airport of San Cristobal, one of the Galapagos Islands. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred by private transport with an English speaking contact person to your hotel in the town Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Here you will have a meet & greet with one of out staff members who will explain the rest of the itinerary to you. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town, or walk to the interpretation centre, the beaches or Tijeretas.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 2: KICKER ROCK

Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today you will have a day tour to Kicker Rock, with lunch and snorkelling equipment included. With a small boat you set for the lava formation in the middle of the ocean called Kicker Rock (or León Dormido in Spanish as they say it looks like a sleeping sea lion). First you will circle around the rock formation to observe the difference bird species that use the rock formation as a resting or nesting place. Afterwards the boat will anchor and you will jump of the boat to snorkel the canal in between the rock formation. Beware that the currents can be strong and that you will be snorkelling in open waters without being able to see the bottom. Here you will be able to spot different shark species (sometimes even hammerheads!). turtles, rays, and more. In some seasons you might encounter jellyfish which can sting, however a wetsuit will be provided when this is the case. After snorkelling you will continue to Manglecito or a similar beach. This white coral beach offers the opportunity to walk around and relax and swim in shallow waters before returning to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You will have a box lunch on board.
* It is also possible to dive at Kicker Rock (two immersion) if you have your PADI certificate (+ $ 80) including equipment.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Boxed Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 3: SAN CHRISTOBAL HIGHLANDS

Stop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Centre, 2 km Southwest of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today you will have a half day tour to the highlands of San Cristobal. In about 30 minutes your driver brings you to your first stop: El Junco Crater Lake, the only freshwater lake on the Galapagos Islands. Afterwards you continue driving to Puerto Chino, a beautiful white sanded beach (watch fo horseflies). Follow a path that leads you passing the typical Opuntia cactuses until you get to the white sandy beach of Puerto Chino. Here you can make a small walk passing the lazy sea lions that sleep on the beach, towards the blue footed boobies on the rocks. From the top you have an amazing view and you might see some sea turtles in the turquoise seawater. You will walk back to the car so you can continue to La Galapaguera, a breeding centre with very nice wooden walkways and clear indications. To get to the station your driver brings you to the entrance, from where you can walk towards the incubation centre. Along the way you might have to step over a tortoise, as they walk around loose in the area! After the tour you will have lunch and the the driver brings you back to your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 4: SAN CRISTOBAL FREE DAY

Stop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Centre, 2 km Southwest of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today you have a day off to enjoy San Cristobal by yourself.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 5: SANTA CRUZ – BAY TOUR – LA LOBERIA

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
In the morning you will transfer to the harbour to take the public speedboat to go to Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival there you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will have a meet & greet with a staff member. In the afternoon after lunch, you have a Santa Cruz Bay tour included. During the tour you are going with a boat to Academy Bay, where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions and all kind of colourful fish, also known as La Lobería. You can see the blue footed boobies who are resting at the edge of the cliffs. If you climb to the viewpoint and if you are lucky, you can see white-tipped reed sharks swimming. From that spot you can walk to Playa de los Perros were many sea iguanas are resting in the sun. The enormous cacti, the red colour of the rocks and the turquoise colour of the ocean make a great scenery for landscape pictures.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Fiesta or similar

Day 6: SANTA FE / PINZON

Stop At: Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
A day to discover the wonderful underwater world of Galapagos. Depending on the day of the week, your snorkelling tour will take you either to the waters around the island Santa Fe or Pinzon. After taking a boat there, you will have to chance to snorkel and swim with sealions, tropical fish, white tipped reefsharks and more of the fauna that is present in Galapagos. Lunch will be had aboard, after which you can enjoy time at a beach and snorkel from here again. Return in the afternoon to Puerto Ayora.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Fiesta or similar

Day 7: SANTA CRUZ - ISABELA ISLAND

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
The morning you have time to relax, visit Tortuga Bay or other places in Puerto Ayora. In the afternoon you take the public speedboat to Isabela where you will arrive around 4.30 PM. You can visit the wetlands, explore the “Wall of Tears” and go past the Flamingo Lagoon.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Albemarle – Ocean View or similar


Day 8: TINTORERAS

Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
Today you will have a half day tour to 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 trainers (closed shoes) to cross the volcanic rocks. You can also observe penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and you can go snorkelling with colourful tropical fish while enjoying the beaches of Isabela.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Albemarle – Ocean View or similar


Day 9: LOS TÚNELES

Stop At: Los Tuneles, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
Today you will have a tour to Los Tuneles. Together with your bilingual guide you will walk through this incredible landscape and you will have the opportunity to see blue footed boobies, sea lions, penguins and the landscapes. Then you will head to El Finado, just 10 minutes from Los Tuneles. Here is an islet that for many years has been used by local fisherman to rest from their journeys in the ocean. El Finado is one of the most spectacular places for snorkelling in Isabela as the water is shallow, clear and calm, giving us chance to see sea horses, parrot fish, hog fish, wrasses, in their mysterious habitat. In the early afternoon you will return to Puerto Villamil.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Snack provided
Accommodation included: Hotel Albemarle – Ocean View or similar


Day 10: ISABELA FREE DAY

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
Free day to explore Isabela. You have a full day (7hours) bicycle at your disposal to cycle the island.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Albemarle – Ocean View or similar


Day 11: SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Today you will have a very early transfer to catch the 06:00 AM speedboat back to Santa Cruz. Here you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will take a transfer with a Spanish speaking driver up to the highlands of Santa Cruz, to the private finca to El Chato, where it is possible to see the Galapagos Tortoises in its natural habitat.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Fiesta or similar


Day 12: TRANSFER OUT

Stop At: Seymour Ecological Galapagos Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will programme you transfer out to Baltra, with a Spanish speaking driver

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitised between use

Social distancing

  • Contactless payment for service charge and add-ons
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Activity Location

  • Galapagos Islands San Cristobal

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Traveler pickup is offered Airports San Cristobal Airport, Ecuador
    • Galapagos Islands San Cristobal

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