GALAPAGOS – Islands Hopping with Ecuador

GALAPAGOS
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7 Days
Availability : Pick your date
Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Max People : 12
Overview

The seven-day tour of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador begins with the arrival at Quito. Explore the Galapagos archipelago in the Pacific Ocean and marvel at the exotic wildlife too which had inspired Darwin to study about the evolution of species. Go bird-watching at Frigate Hill. Check out the colorful Christmas Iguanas, and take a look at the cute sea lion pups too. Enjoy the scenic drives and go hiking at the Highlands in La Loberia. Enjoy the thrilling cable car ride, shop for souvenirs, and take hundreds of photos, before bidding farewell to Galapagos and Ecuador.

Highlights
Visited Places:

• Quito

• San Cristobal

• Frigate Hill

• La Loberia

• Playa Carola

• Leon Dormido or Kicker Rock

• Laguna del Junco

• Playa de Puerto Chino

• Espanola Island

Travel Experience:

• Sightseeing tours at Quito

• Hiking, swimming and snorkeling

• Wildlife and marine life of Galapagos like Galapagos Tortoise, Penguin, Frigate bird, Christmas Iguana, Blue footed boobies and more

• Learn about the evolution of species at Galapagos

• Cable car riding

• Stand on the equator line

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

5. Group Leader –  Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes
Tour Start

Quito

Tour End

Quito

Destination

Ecuador

Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 7pm 
  • Return: Day07 anytime after 7pm
Airport:Mariscal Sucre Intl. airport (UIO)
Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
Availability
  • Seat available till the booking is open!
  • Balance due 2 months before the tour departure date!
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Itinerary
Day01

Quito

Description:

The grand tour of the Galapagos Islands to Ecuador begins with the arrival at the airport of Quito. You can reach Quito at any hour before 8pm. Get transferred to the hotel and meet fellow travelers in the hotel lobby. Get introduced to the tour rep, who will brief you about the daily itinerary. (This could be on Day02 as it will depend on group arrival time and availability). There are no activities planned for the day. So, if you arrive before the evening, then you can venture out on your own to explore the city. Stay at the hotel for the night and sleep off the jet lag before setting out on tour the next day.

Activities Included:
  • N/A – Free time
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Quito
Day02

Quito – San Cristobal

Description:

Have an early breakfast at the hotel in Quito and then set to catch the flight from the Quito Airport to San Cristobal of Galapagos Islands. Meet the tour guide at the airport of San Cristobal island and let the grand tour begin. Check into the hotel and then have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before heading over to the San Cristobal Interpretation Center. Learn about the formation of the Galapagos archipelago, the migration of animals, the settlement of humans, and the evolution of species in the Galapagos. Make your way to the Frigate Hill to spot the Frigate Birds. Snorkel with the colorful fishes in the glossy water and then take photos of the sunset at Playa Carola before heading back to the hotel.

Activities Included:
  • Guided sightseeing & hike at San Cristobal Island
  • Snorkeling
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in San Cristobal (Galapagos)
Day03

Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock)

Description:

Set out on a navigation tour to Leon Dormido for excellent snorkeling and swimming session near the Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido or the Sleeping Lion. You can either go snorkeling in the morning or the afternoon. Relish the box lunch on the boat before taking a plunge into the crystal clear waters. Head over to the deserted beach to explore the wildlife of Galapagos and relax in the sun. Make your way back to San Cristobal by boat after a few hours. You will return to Puerto Baquerizo at around 4pm. Evening free to walk and explore the San Cristobal island.

Activities Included:
  • Kicker Rock Snorkeling
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in San Cristobal (Galapagos)
Day04

Highlands / La Lobería

Description:

Begin the day with a delicious breakfast and then take a ride the bus or a truck to reach the jagged Highlands of San Cristobal. Stop to enjoy the fabulous view of the island at Mirador de la Soledad en route to La Loberia. Watch out for frigate birds at the next stop, Laguna del Junco, and then stop again at Playa de Puerto Chino. Prepare for an adventurous excursion of La Loberia in the afternoon. Drive towards the north-west after the excursion to take a look at the sea lions, iguanas, yellow warblers, lava lizards, and other creatures of the Galapagos at the beach. Go snorkeling next with the Galapagos turtles, fishes, and sea lions before returning to the hotel.

Activities Included:
  • La Loberia
  • Snorkeling
  • Highlands
  • Wildlife spotting
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in San Cristobal (Galapagos)
Day05

Espanola Island

Description:

Set out on an exploratory tour of the Espanola Island after breakfast. Meet the tour guide at Puerto Baquerzo Dock and board the boat to reach Espanola Island. Disembark at Punta Suarez and start on the most exciting hike of two hours. Watch out for the Christmas Iguanas, Galapagos Albatross, blue-footed boobies, and other creatures of the Galapagos Islands during the hike. Board the boat after the hike to reach the picturesque Gardner Islet. Snorkel with the sea lions at Gardner Bay and return to San Cristobal at the end of the day. Spend the night at the hotel of San Cristobal.

Activities Included:
  • Espanola Island
  • Wildlife
  • Snorkeling
  • Gardner Bay
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in San Cristobal (Galapagos)
Day06

San Cristobal – Quito

Description:

Drive to the airport after breakfast at the hotel to catch the flight to Quito. Explore the city of Quito, a guided walking tour in the evening. Spare a few hours to marvel at the brilliant nightlife of the city. Take in the panoramic night view of the city from atop the Panecillo Hill. Marvel at the colonial attractions of Quito glittering in the night lights. The tour of Quito begins at the Parliament Building. Take a trip to the colonial part of the town for a walk amid the monasteries and temples. Check out the Independence Plaza, the El Sagrario church, the Cathedral, the President Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipal Building, and more.

Activities Included:
  • Guided sightseeing of Quito city (evening)
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Quito
Day07

Quito

Description:

The last day at Quito will be the most exciting day of the tour. Drive through Occidental Avenue to the foot of Mount Pichincha to ride the Teleferico Cable Car and disembark at Cruz Loma. Enjoy hiking, and then travel to the site of the Middle Of The World, where you can catch a glimpse of the Equatorial Line. Visit the Inti Nan Museum and then drive to Volcan Puluahua for impressive views of the city. Do a little bit of last-minute souvenir shopping before heading back to the airport.
It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and the guide as the tour ends today with a breakfast at the hotel. Check out is usually by 11am so book your return flight accordingly. Hoping that you have captured the best moments on camera and packed in a host of travel memories to carry back home with you.

Activities Included:
  • Guided sightseeing of Quito
  • Hiking
  • Cable Car ride
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Inclusions

Price Includes

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation (double or triple occupancy) – (Galapagos & Quito)
  • 6 breakfast, 4 lunch
  • All ground and water transportation (shared)
  • Local – Tour leader / Bilingual nature guide
  • Programmed visits
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Return flight ticket : Quito – Galapagos island
  • Evening tour Quito (app. 3 hrs)
  • Day tour Quito (app. 6 hrs)
  • Migratory Control Card + Dock fee

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Meals (other then mentioned above)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Neoprene wetsuite
  • Tips for guide
  • Travel insurance
  • $100 – Admission fee into Galapagos National Park
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FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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