6-day Galapagos Wisdom Tour – ESSENTIAL

6 Days

¨Visit Santa Cruz, Baltra and Isabela. OPTIONAL) Santa Fé & North Seymour

This ESSENTIAL 6-DAY GALAPAGOS WISDOM TOUR will take you to enjoy some unique spots of untouched uninhabited Islands with outstanding service on a sustainable tour. 

Tour Overview

TOUR START ANYDAY
Starts / ends: Baltra

FLIGHTS:

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

ISLANDS VISITED

1) Santa Cruz    2) Baltra     3) Isabela

OPTIONAL) Santa Fé  or North Seymour

IDEAL FOR:

– Light Adventure travelers who don’t want to miss on the best spots and experiences in Galapagos.

– Budget friendly travelers

OPTIONAL UPGRADES:

– Navigable tour to the beautiful torquoise lagoon at Santa Fé Island to do great snorkeling and then relax at “Hidden Beach” +$130pp

– Diving or Discovery Diving at North Seymour Island with friendly sharks. +$150pp

– Snorkel at the unique “Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas” in Isabela (One of our favorite spots) +$130

TRAVEL STYLE

ESSENTIAL MULTI-SPORT ADVENTURE

– Essential Galapagos tours!

–  Nature lovers with a twist of light adventure and multi-sport fun!

Trip Highlights

  • Walk inside petrified Lava Tunnels.
  • See Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural habitat.
  • Beach time at the world famous white sand beach of Tortuga Bay.
  • Relax on white sand beaches away from the crowds.
  • Kayak tour to the penguins.
  • Trekking to an active volcano in Isabela and enjoy amazing views.

Itinerary - 6 Days

Pick up from airport + Lava Tunnels + Galapagos Tortoise Visit We will meet you at the airport at Baltra Island and transfer you to Santa Cruz Island. Then we will visit "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations and a private ranch where we will visit the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises on their natural habitat. Also, we will see the volcanic reality of the Galapagos walking inside a petrified Lava tunnel. At night, enjoy a Premium welcome dinner and a good night sleep at your hotel. Accommodation at your selected hotel (-/-/D)
Bay Tour (Lobos Island, Las Grietas & Dog's Beach) After a nice breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel and go to the pier to start a 3-hour bay tour. Snorkeling and walking guided tour to "Lobos Island", Love Channel, "Las Grietas" and "Playa de los Perros" (Dog's Beach). Return to your hotel and to then enjoy a free afternoon walking to the famous white beach of Tortuga Bay (a beautiful beach, top 5 in the world). Swim in "Playa Mansa" and enjoy kayaking if you'd like (not included $10 pp). At night, you can go eat at the "Kioskos Street" where you can find a huge selection of street food and delicious local dishes. Accommodation on your hotel. (B/-/-) *Optional Upgrade: Navigate to Santa Fé Island (Or Pinzón Island) and practice snorkel with abundant marine life such as Sea Lions, Sharks, Rays, colorful fish and much more. Lunch on board included and then relax at the gorgeous white beach of "Hidden beach". (+$130pp) (B/L/-) *Optional Upgrade 2: Diving or Discovery Diving tour to North Seymour Island and Mosquera Islet. Perfect diving spot to explore the magic of Galapagos Marine life. If you don't have previous diving experience, our Discovery Diving experience is perfect for you! (+$150pp)
Tortuga Bay beach + Transfer to Isabela Island Breakfast + free morning to visit the World renowned white sand beach of Tortuga Bay (return to your hotel at 1pm). Swim at Playa Mansa and enjoy the iguanas + transfer to Isabela Island on a fast boat (2 hours). Pick up from the Pier in Isabela Island and transfer to your hotel. At night, enjoy a nice dinner included in "El Faro" restaurant. Accommodation at your selected hotel (B/-/D)
Trekking to an active Volcano in Isabela Island Breakfast and then we go trekking to an active volcano. This 4-5 hours (16 km 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 relax on the white beach of Isabela. At night, enjoy a nice sleep at your selected hotel. (B/BL/-) *Optional upgrade: Navigable tour to the amazing Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas (one of our preferred spots in Galapagos for animal lovers). Snorkel with friendly White-Tip Sharks, rays, penguins, Marine Turtles, colorful fish and even Sea-Horses. Lunch on board and then a short walk to see Blue-Footed Boobies, Penguins and more. Highly recommended ($130 pp) (B/L/-)
Kayak to the Penguins + Ferry to Santa Cruz Island 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 return to our hotel for check out, and then we take you to the pier to take our transfer ferry to Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival, go to your hotel to check in and enjoy the afternoon in this beautiful small town. (D/-/-) *OPTIONAL FREE TOUR: Change your kayaking tour for a walking tour to Tintoreras Islet. Visit colonies of marine iguanas and see many sharks from land. Ideal tour for families! Snorkel at La Galera. (+$0)
Transfer out to the airport After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport in Baltra Island. The tour ends at Itabaca Channel from where you cross to Baltra Island (Where the airport is located) to take your flight back to mainland Ecuador. On the way to the airport, we will make a short visit "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations (We might also visit them on Day 1) UNTIL NEXT TIME GALAPAGOS! WE WILL MEET AGAIN! THANK YOU FOR TRAVELING WITH SMART GALAPAGOS :)

Price

4 or more Adults

$1,081

Deposit: $500
Available until 40 days before departure

 

2 or more adults

$1,138

Deposit: $500
Available until 30 days before departure

Price per person in USD

Children from 2 to 11 years

$910

Deposit: $300
Available until 30 days before departure

Kids accompanied by a minimum of one adult

20% DISCOUNT

 

Toddlers under 2 years

$341

Deposit: $150
Available until 30 days before departure

Toddlers under two years of age accompanied by one adult

70% discount

FREE HOTEL AND ACTIVITY UPGRADES INCLUDED

 

Single Traveler

$1,707

Deposit: $700
Available until 30 days before departure

Single traveler

50% SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

 

Available options

Service Tips to your travel assistant  $25
UP. D2) Diving or Discovery Diving  $185
PREMIUM HOTEL ISABELA-Per person $167
PREMIUM HOTELS 2 ISLANDS $398
UP. D2) Navigable tour to Santa Fé Is. $145
UP. D4) Lava Tunnels Isabela $135

Day 4 Upgrade

PREMIUM HOTEL S. Cruz -Per person $239

 

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Smart service & TIPS: We provide truly personal service & advise previous and during your tour. Receive our complete SMART TIPS guide for your tour.
  • Accommodation: Hand-picked hotels
  • Meals: Meals as included in itinerary
  • Breakfasts: All breakfasts are included
  • 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)
  • Snorkel equipment: Snorkel equipment during navigable tours
  • Inter Island transport: All transportation between islands
  • Lobito Bus & ferry: Lobito Bus to/from Baltra airport to Itabaca Channel & Ferry

Excludes

  • Flights: Internations 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% to 3.9% fee. US Bank account transfer is 1%
  • 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
  • Isabela tax: Isabela tax ($10 foreigners, $5 Nationals)
  • Ranch entrance: Entrance to private Ranch to see Giant Tortoises (self-guided walk)

Hotels

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

(UPGRADE AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COST): 3 & 4 * 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 $1,138.00
/ 2 or 3 adults
From $910.00
/ Children
From $1,707.00
/ Single Traveler
From $341.00
/ Toodlers
From $1,081.00
/ 4 or more adults

Trip Facts

  • 6 days
  • Santa Cruz, Baltra, Isabela, optional: Santa Fé or North Seymour Island.
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