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Day 1: TRANSFER IN – TWINS – HIGHLANDS

Stop At: Los Gemelos, Ecuador
Your Galapagos Island Hopping Classic tour will start at Baltra airport (GPS) where the guide will pick you up and will take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz. First, you will make a stop at the Twin Craters, also know as “Los Gemelos”, which are located opposite to each other. You will have lunch in the highlands (if your arrival is before 2 PM). This trip includes a visit to the famous Lava tunnels.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Rancho Primicias, El Chato Area, 200350 Ecuador
Then, you will visit Rancho Primicias, located on the top of the Santa Cruz island. This is a humid tropical forest, and offers varied landscapes. Its major tourist attraction are the tortoises that migrate from the park to this property at certain times of the year. Afterwards, you will be brought to Puerto Ayora.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Silberstein Hotel or similar

Day 2: BARTOLOME / FLOREANA / NORTH SEYMOUR

Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
Today, you will visit an uninhibited island by boat. It will either be Floreana, Bartolome or North Seymour. You can tell us your preference, and we will do everything we can to get you to that island. Unfortunately, due to availability, we cannot guarantee the island you have chosen. You will navigate for about 30 minutes up to 2,5 hours to get to the uninhabited island of your trip. Once here, you will have a short hike to get to know the land species, and afterwards, you will go snorkeling. Around 4 PM you will be back in the village.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Boxed lunch provided.
Accommodation included: Silberstein Hotel or similar


Day 3: CHARLES DARWIN STATION – SAN CRISTOBAL – LA LOBERIA SELF-GUIDED

Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
In the morning, you will visit the Charles Darwin research station. This guided activity will show you the history of the Galapagos Islands, and will give you more information about the famous giant tortoises.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: La Loberia, Ecuador
In the afternoon, you take the public speedboat to San Cristobal. Once here, you’ll be picked up by the driver who will take you to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free, and you can visit La Loberia beach on your own.
Duration: 2 hours

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

Day 4: KICKER ROCK

Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
After breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at the famous Kicker Rock, which is composed of two volcanic rocks of 140 meters tall, located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. When it is viewed from the south, the rocks look like a sleeping lion, which is why the Spanish name is León Dormido (sleeping lion). From another side, it looks more like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. In the trip, you will see the great underwater life for which this site is famous. The channel between the rocks is the ideal habitat for a variety of sharks and rays. In the afternoon, you will go back to your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

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

Day 5: TRANSFER OUT

Stop At: San Cristobal, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
Today is the last day of your Galapagos Island Hopping Classic tour. After breakfast, you will have a drop off at San Cristobal Airport (just 5 minutes). In the morning, you usually have time to enjoy a bit more of the sea lions at Playa Mann, or you can go to the interpretation center by yourself. The tour will end upon arrival to the airport, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.
End of services
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Airport pickup at Baltra airport, and drop off at San Cristobal airport at your arrival/departure time.


Airports

  • Baltra Airport, Ecuador
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Airport pickup at Baltra, and drop off at San Cristobal airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Transportation on and between the islands as described in the itinerary.
  • Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Entry/Admission - Rancho Primicias
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
Exclusions
  • Round trip flights between mainland Ecuador and Galapagos Islands.
  • Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
  • Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
  • Water Taxi (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back)
  • For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November): $ 5 p.p. per day (cash only).
  • Personal travel & health insurance.
  • Optional tips for the guide.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 02:00 PM, we assist you with finding accommodation on Santa Cruz Island but this will be on your own expense. You will miss the planned activities.
  • 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, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory 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.
  • If you choose to take this tour on June 16th, July 14th, November 17, or December 27th, you will have the same guide during the whole tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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By: Rebecca Adventure Travel
444 reviews
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651steffeng
20
Relaxing and active vacation
This trip was beyond expectations ... from organization, booking, communication with the hosts, accommodations,
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crosscountry511
stuttgart
2815
Wonderful Honeymoon, and Rebecca Adventure Travel took care of everything!
My wife and I just returned from a great honeymoon experience in the Galapagos. Angelica at Rebecca Adventure
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YaRoo_64
New York City, New York
1219
Good introduction to the Galapagos
These guys are expensive for what they offer, but for first time travelers to the Galapagos, they are a good
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eagleirb
Richfield, Minnesota
60
Unbelievable
Patricio is an excellent guide. explain things very well and told us the time we needed for each walk and he was
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Budfishflowermusic77
10
12 day, two islands, SCUBA, snorkeling, ecology
All compliments to Rebecca Adventure Tours for a fantastic experience. The seamless connections from place to
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Mark D
10
Quito City tour
Well worth the price. We were visiting Quito on the way to the Galapagos Islands and had 1 1/2 days in Quito.
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happyhour212
New York City, New York
21
4 nights/5 days Galapagos cruise
I went on a 4 nights/5 days Galapagos cruise and used Rebecca to coordinate it. I believe all activities were
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Mountionlion6
New York City, New York
20
Private Quito Tour
I had an amazing private tour of Quito with Maria Jose from Rebecca Adventure Travel ! Maria Jose taught me so
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Thailand72
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
498
Horsebackriding at Cotopaxi
We booked a one day horseback riding tour around Cotopaxi with Rebecca Adventure Travel. We stayed in Quito and is
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Orla D
166
Whistle Stop Tour Of Quito Old Town , Equator Line ,Pululahua Crater and El Panecillo
This was a great day out . It was a private tour and was expensive but was worth every penny. Our guide Ximena
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rusk2
Houston, Texas
4017
Overall a pretty good trip
We truly enjoyed our trip that was custom tailored by Angelica at Rebecca Adventure travels. We started off with a
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DrieCon
10
three weeks equador; we loved it
We are impressed by the way our trip is organized by Rebecca Adventuretravel. Everything arranged to perfection;
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Fei P
11
Best Experience Ever
It was the best traveling experience so far in my life. Big thanks to Rebecca's team, everything has been
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aftereffectsclass
San Francisco, California
144
5 day Galapagos budget tour
The budget tour allowed us to get a good impression of Galapagos without breaking our bank. All pick up and
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willoski
21
Excellent service, puntuality and professionality
My experience with this company was just great! The itinerary was to the point and actually being more than I
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