6 Day Private Galapagos Island Hopping Tour
Day 1 - Arrival in Ecuador
You will be greeted at the airport by our representatives and taken to your hotel to settle in before your flight to the Galapagos the following morning.
Day 2 - Galapagos Arrival & Tortoise Excursion
In the morning you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos. Upon arrival in Baltra, 600 miles from the mainland, you will be met by your guide and taken to the highlands to be welcomed by Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat. You will also visit lava tunnels found in this region created by volcanic activity. Lunch is served at a local restaurant before heading to your hotel to settle in.
Day 3 - Tortuga Bay & Academy Bay Kayak
In the morning enjoy a brisk 40min walk to Playa Brava, a long, beautiful white sand beach with incredible surf. Near the far end is a gorgeous bay with marine iguanas and amazing snorkeling and swimming. You’ll return to town for lunch by speed boat and then head out to Playa Los Alemanes to kayak along the coast near mangroves looking out for sting rays and turtles. Following route to Punta Estrada you will enter little canals where you can observe Pelicans, Blue Footed Boobies and Lava Gulls. You can also snorkel near a small beach here to see colorful fish, Stingrays, White Tip Sharks, Sea Lions and Sea Turtles.
Day 4 - Boat to Isabela Island, Concha Perla & Las Tintoreras
In the morning you will head to the dock for a windy 2hr island crossing by boat. On arrival you will enjoy an excursion (by car or bike) to the local semi-salty lagoon to search for flamingos and endemic birds. For here you will continue on to see Giant Tortoises in the local breeding center before snorkeling in Concha Perla, a natural sea-water lagoon with penguins, sting rays, sea lions, sea turtles and more. After lunch at a local restaurant you will embark on a shared boat tour (privately guided) to an islet to visit the Tintorera sharks with the opportunity for more snorkeling.
Day 5 - Los Tuneles
Enjoy a boat tour (privately guided) 45min to naturally formed lava tunnels created by the eruption of the Cerro Azul Volcano. Enjoy a trail walk on the lookout for blue-footed boobies and sea lions, then you will have a chance to snorkel among sea horses, penguins, sting rays and white tipped sharks. Headed back around the bay you may see sea turtles and snorkel again. Box lunch is served aboard.
Day 6 - Return to Mainland Ecuador
After breakfast, you will return by boat 2hrs to Santa Cruz Island and head to the airport on Baltra for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.
Experience the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos Islands while enjoying the benefits of a land-based program which provides more flexibility and spacious accommodation at charming hotels
1 night in Quito/Guayaquil, 4 nights on Galapagos Islands
- Exploring the magical Galapagos Islands from a land-based program
- Observe Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat
- Snorkeling in Concha Perla, a natural sea-water lagoon with penguins, sting rays, sea lions, sea turtles and more.
6 Day Tour from $4,890 per person
- 5 nights in our preferred properties hand selected for comfort, convenience and quality
- Privately guided tours with your own personal Naturalist guide
- All private airport transfers with English speaking assistance in mainland Ecuador
- All meals in the Galapagos Islands
- All required entrance fees
- All breakfasts
- 24hr support
- All taxes
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