8day Galapagos 360 Tour “A” – ESSENTIAL

8 Days

Visit Santa Cruz, Isabela and San Cristobal.

On this ESSENTIAL 8-Day Galapagos 360 Island Hopping tour, you will explore the Galapagos with outstanding service on a sustainable tour, for a great price!

If you are looking for an alternative to cruising the Galapagos and don’t want to spend big money, our Galapagos Island Hopping tours are perfect! 

Tour Overview

Starts: Baltra
Ends: San Cristobal

Visit Santa Cruz, Santa Fé, Isabela, & San Cristobal Islands.

Navigate to Santa Fé Island and snorkel in a beautiful turquoise lagoon filled with marine life before relaxing at “Hidden Beach”. Enjoy hiking to an active volcano with amazing views of the second-largest oceanic crater in the world. Kayak to Tintoreras Islet and snorkel with Galapagos penguins, friendly sharks, marine turtles and Sea lions.

Snorkel between a 145-meter-high volcanic rock at “Kicker Rock” and then keep on snorkeling around the best spots of San Cristobal Island. Visit the Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural Habitat and walk inside a petrified lava tunnel.  Snorkel with huge marine turtles and sea lions at “Concha de Perla”, and bike to the Flamingo Lagoon, Humedales and the “Wall of Tears”.

Relax with endemic marine iguanas at the world renowned “Tortuga Bay Beach” and upgrade your experience to explore life underwater searching for Hammerhead Sharks at one of the best diving spots in the world.

Be prepared to be amazed by breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife, this is what makes the Galapagos Islands one of the most fascinating places in the world!

On this 8 Day Galapagos 360 Island Hopping tour, you will explore the Galapagos with outstanding service on a sustainable tour, for a great price!

For each Smart Traveler on this adventure tour, we will plant trees at no additional cost for you!


1) Santa Cruz    2) Santa Fé     3) Isabela       4) San Cristobal    

5) Optional upgrade: North Seymour


We can accommodate to any flights. It is recommended to book an early arrival and a late departure flight to have extra time for more activities.

Inter-Island flights on a private small plane is included.


Young Spirit adventure loving travelers. Adrenaline pumping adventure, people that crave a taste of everything without breaking the bank. Ideal tour for Smart travelers seeking a complete & unique experiences with a SMART minded budget.

*Optional upgrades:

* Enjoy one of the best snorkeling spots at the incredible Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas in Isabela. 

* Diving tour to North Seymour Island. Dive in search for Hammerhead Sharks. (Discovery diving available for those with no previous diving experience)


– Perfect for smart traveler who want to see the best of Galapagos without breaking the bank!
– Must do tours, everyday!
– Nature lovers with a twist of light adventure.

Trip Highlights

  • Walk inside petrified Lava Tunnels.
  • See Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural habitat.
  • Snorkeling tour at Santa Fé Island and "Hidden Beach".
  • Trekking tour to an active Volcano in Isabela Island with amazing views.
  • Visit Humedales and La Galapaguera Breeding center.
  • Snorkel at "Concha de Perla" with huge Marine Turtles.
  • Kayaking tour to Tintoreras Islet and do snorkel with the Penguins.
  • Navigable tour to the amazing Kicker Rock, Sardine Bay and more in San Cristobal Island.

Itinerary - 8 days

Transfer from the airport + Giant Tortoises

After your arrival, we will pick you up at the airport in Baltra Island and cross to Itabaca Channel and then take you to Santa Cruz Island to your selected hotel at the beautiful town of Puerto Ayora. On the way we will make a short visit "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations and a private Ranch where we will see Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural habitat. We will also walk inside a petrified lava tunnel!

Enjoy a special welcome dinner in front of the sea at one of the best restaurants in town!

Accommodation at your selected hotel


Navigable Tour to Santa Fé + Snorkel + "Hidden" Beach (Upgrade Diving)

After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the pier for a great snorkeling day tour to Santa Fé Island. We will snorkel with abundant marine wildlife at a beautiful turquoise lagoon and then head to "Hidden" beach. Lunch on board. Sport Fishing (Catch & release) might be practiced.

Return to town for a good night sleep at your selected hotel.


*OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Breakfast at your hotel and then we pick you up to take our diving tour to Seymour Island.

If you don't have a PADI diving certificate, you can choose our Discovery Diving tour with our special instructor to experience underwater life up to 12 meters deep (For safety reasons).

If you do have PADI certificate, we do 2 immersions. If you don't have, then we do 1 immersion and 1 snorkeling on the Discovery Diving tour.

Lunch on board.

Return to town for a good night sleep at your selected hotel. (+$70 pp)


Tortuga Bay + transfer to Isabela Island

After a nice breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a free morning 50 minute walk to the world famous white beach of Tortuga Bay beach (a top 5 in the world) until noon. Swim in "Playa Mansa" and enjoy kayaking if you prefer (not included $10 pp). Then return to your hotel before 1pm so we will pick you up and transfer you to the pier to take a fast boat to Isabela Island (the biggest island in the Galapagos).

Upon arrival, we will pick you up from the pier and take you to your hotel. If time allows you can visit the Flamingos lagoon and Galapagos Tortoise Breeding Center. Enjoy the wonderful white beach of Isabela.

A nice dinner at "El Faro" Restaurant will be waiting for you.

Accommodation on your selected hotel.


Trekking to an active Volcano and enjoy wonderful views

After a nice breakfast we will go trekking to an active volcano. This 4-5 hours (16km both ways) hike to Volcán Sierra Negra and Volcán Chico will offer you breathtaking views of the second largest oceanic crater in the world as well as amazing views of northern Isabela Island. Enjoy a Box lunch with this view.

Return to your hotel, and enjoy a free afternoon to walk to Humedales or "La Galapaguera" (Tortoise Breeding center).

Accommodation at your selected hotel.


Kayak to the Penguins - Upgrade: Lava Tunnels

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the pier to start our kayaking tour in search of the penguins at Tintoreras Islet. Snorkel at La Calera or Tintoreras included to see giant marine turtles and friendly sharks.

After kayaking, we will return to our hotel for a free afternoon to enjoy the beauty of Isabela Island.



After breakfast we will pick you up to start our navigable tour to the incredible Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas. Here we will have the chance to snorkel with amazing marine animals such as White Tip (Friendly) sharks, rays, Marine Turtles and even get to see Penguins and Sea Horses. (This Off the Beaten path tour is one of the best hidden gems in Galapagos)

Then we will walk over the tunnels to see land animals such as the beautiful Blue-Footed boobies. Lunch on board before returning to your hotel for a relaxed afternoon at the beach. (+$120 pp)


Fly to San Cristobal Island + Tijeretas and Punta Carola

Breakfast at your hotel and then enjoy your last morning on Isabela's beach. After lunch we take you to the airport for your small plane private flight to San Cristobal Island. 45 minute flight with outstanding views of Galapagos. Upon arrival, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

Enjoy a free afternoon to relax at Playa Mann, snorkel at Tijeretas and walk to Tijeretas Hill before reaching Playa Punta Carola for an amazing sunset surrounded by Sea Lions.

Accommodation at your selected hotel


All day tour around San Cristobal Island + Kicker Rock

After an early breakfast, start our navigable day tour around all San Cristobal Island. This tour consist on going around the island of San Cristobal, where you can see Frigate birds, Boobies, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Hammerhead sharks, Sea-gulls, marine iguanas and many more.

It takes around 7h30.

Visit: Kicker Rock, Cerro Brujo, Bahía Sardina, go around Punta Pitt, Bahía Rosa Blanca.

Snorkel 80% - Walk on the Beach 20%

You can also experience sport fishing on this tour.

After your return, enjoy a nice dinner and then relax at your selected hotel for a good overnight sleep.



After your tour, in the afternoon, enjoy a navigable sunset dinner. Go on a private tour to see the sunset on board our boat and enjoy Sport Fishing (Catch and release) with some wine and beer. Then enjoy a nice ceviche and sashimi prepared on spot for you. The perfect way to finish your Galapagos Experience. (+$90 pp)



Breakfast and then go to our Diving shop to start our diving tour to the magnificent Kicker Rock. 2 dives included in search for sharks, rays, turtles and more. This amazing 145meter high volcanic rock is one of the best diving spots in Galapagos. Then we have lunch on board and relax at a beautiful white sand beach (+$80 pp)


Free morning + Pick up to go to the airport

Breakfast + Free morning to enjoy San Cristobal Island + Transfer out to the airport




4 or more travelers


Deposit: $650

Price per person in USD, based on double or triple rooms.

2 or more adults


Deposit: $650

Available until 30 days before departure

Price per person in USD

Children from 2 to 11 years


Deposit: $450

Available until 30 days before departure

Kids accompanied by a minimum of one adult


Toddlers under 2 years


Deposit: $250

Available until 30 days before departure

Toddlers under two years of age accompanied by one adult

70% discount


Single Traveler


Deposit: $900

Available until 30 days before departure

Single traveler


Available options

– Service Tips to your travel assistant $30
Premium hotel with oceanfront Rooms.
*Please check availability.

Discovery Diving or Scuba Diving is available

UPGRADE D7) Sunset Dinner $100

Snorkel at Santa Fé & Hidden Beach. 


Comfort Yacht to North Seymour. 

Or Bartholomew, Plazas, or Santa Fé Islands


Extra tour  *RECOMMENDED*


Scuba diving 

What's included


  • Smart service & TIPS: We provide truly personal service & advise previous and during your tour. Receive our complete SMART TIPS guide for your tour.
  • Guided tours: Profesional bilingual guide on tours. As indicated in itinerary
  • Transfers in/out: All transfers as in itinerary.
  • Local guide: Local guide on visits (transfer from/to airport)
  • Accommodation: Hand-picked hotels on Superior or Premium category.
  • Meals: Meals as included in itinerary
  • Entrance to Ranch: Entrance to private Ranch to see Giant Tortoises (self-guided walk)
  • Snorkel equipment: Snorkel equipment during navigable tours
  • Inter Island transport: All transportation between islands
  • CO2 carbon footprint offset: We will plant trees on your behalf for traveling Smart.


  • Flights: International and national flights
  • National Park Entrance: Galapagos National Park Entrance fee ($100 foreigners). Must be paid in cash at the airport (No ATM machines)
  • INGALA: $20 transit control card
  • Credit card fee 2.9%: 2.9% credit card fee. US bank transfer is free
  • Alcoholic drinks & tips: Alcoholic drinks and tips not included
  • Travel Insurance: Medical or travel insurance is not included. Guests must get their own travel insurance
  • Lobito bus & Water taxis: Lobito Bus to/from Baltra airport to Itabaca Channel ($5 pp). Water taxis ($0.80 pp)


Beautiful hand-picked Hotels on every island with private rooms with A/C and private clean bathrooms with hot water. 24/7 filtered water, coffee, and tea. Great location and service.

Comfort Hotels

INCLUDED ON TOUR: 2 & 3 * Hotels.

Cozy, comfortable, clean, and great location!  The Smartest option for adventure-loving travelers looking for a clean room, a good breakfast, and a smart service!. Perfect for couples and families!

Our Galapagos Tours include in the price all Comfort Hotel.

Premium Hotels


You can upgrade your experience, and choose one of our premium hotels!

Charming & elegant! Close to everything, these classy hotels offer a great location, views, and service! Our hand-picked selection of Premium hotels is the Smartest option for those seeking a Superior hotel.

From $1,764.00
/ 2 or 3 adults
From $1,411.00
/ Children
From $2,646.00
/ Single Traveler
From $1,675.00
/ 4 or more adults
  • 8 Days
  • Santa Cruz, Santa Fé, Isabela, & San Cristobal Islands.
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