ISABELA– SANTA CRUZ – SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND HOPPING
8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS

OVERVIEW

 Isabela- Santa Cruz – San Cristobal Island Hopping is an unforgettable experience, where you can experience the animal and island world of the Galapagos Islands up close.

You will spend the night in hotels on the inhabited islands  and make trips every day. Crossings take place in small speed boats, which are only permitted for a maximum of 16 passengers.

This type of tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the islands in perfect harmony with people, flora and fauna.I

Tour factors

Difficulty 50%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%

Itinerary

Flight to Galapagos (not included, will be listed separately). Once there, you are already expected by your driver (Spanish speaking) and drive to the town of Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz.

Then it goes directly to the harbor and you will take the speedboat to Isabela at 14:00 (please be prepared if you are prone to seasickness, the ride can be very shaky). Arrived at Isabela, transfer to the hotel.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, Spanish-speaking driver transfers, speedboat ticket, accommodation in a double room

Take a boat ride along the Isabela coast to Los Tuneles, approximately 45 minutes (ride may be a bit shaky in rough seas), where you will visit a labyrinth created by the interaction of lava flows and ocean currents.

You can walk on lava vaults and bridges and admire a variety of marine life while snorkeling.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Visit the Concha de la Perla bay at the end of the harbor or just relax on the beautiful white sandy beach of Puerto Villamil.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, lunch on board, activities with English-speaking guide in small international group, snorkeling equipment, accommodation in a double room

This day is at your leisure. For example, take a walk to the lagoon Villamil just outside the village, where you can watch a whole series of flamingos in the shallow water. Passing waterbirds, the path goes through dry terrain until you reach the Centro de Crianza, also a breeding station for giant tortoises.

Again, all ages are represented from juveniles to adult giant tortoises.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, accommodation in a double room

Already in the early morning take the public speedboat from Isabela to Santa Cruz (Note: Especially in rough seas, the crossing can be very uncomfortable.) If you are prone to seasickness, please take care of it).

At the port you will be met by your guide and can bring your luggage to the hotel (check-in is only possible from 14: 00) before you drive to the highlands of Santa Cruz.

There the turtles live almost under natural conditions. See the twin craters Los Gemelos and climb through underground lava tubes.

Lunch in the reserve. Then drive back to Puerto Ayora, capital of Santa Cruz.

Accommodation: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, transfer hotel – port, speedboat ticket, English speaking guide and transport, lunch, overnight in double room

To the Galapagos archipelago a total of 13 islands are counted,  only four are inhabited of them. You have the opportunity to explore the untouched islands.

To protect the unique microsystems, the National Park, in collaboration with the Charles Darwin Station, designs weekly schedules for the day’s cruise ships and always reserves the right to change itineraries without notice. You can visit one of four uninhabited islands (subject to availability): Seymour Norte is known for the large frigatebird colony.

Plazas Sur has a particularly large sea lion colony and in the cliff walls breed various species of birds such as fork-tailed gulls, frigate birds, tropic birds and masked boobies.

Bartolome is better known for its landscape and the typical photo motif, the Pinnacle Rock. And Santa Fe is best known for its endemic Land Iguana species (Santa Fe – Drusenkopf).

The small island is within sight of Puerto Ayora. In the afternoon you will return to Puerto Ayora.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, lunch on board, activities with English-speaking guide in small international group, snorkeling equipment, accommodation in a double room

The morning you have at leisure. In the afternoon, take the public speedboat from Santa Cruz to the island of San Cristobal (note: especially in rough seas, the crossing can be very uncomfortable.) If you are prone to seasickness, please take care of it).

On arrival transfer to the hotel and you can freely arrange the rest of the afternoon.

Accommodation: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, transfer hotel – port, speedboat ticket, accommodation in a double room

Your day starts early in the morning at the port of Baquerizo Moreno. The journey goes along the western coast of San Cristobal, so you have the opportunity to observe frigate birds and marine iguanas. With good luck you can also see manta rays and dolphins.

The first stop is in Puerto Grande with a stay of two hours. Here you can snorkel or relax on the beach. After lunch on the ship, the 45-minute drive continues to Kicker Rock.

There is much to discover here: The rock is inhabited by blue-footed boobies and other seabirds. The high rock has separated by erosion, and you can swim between the two rocks. Underwater seals, various fish, rays, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and much more can be discovered.

After about two hours staying here, it’s time back to San Cristobal, it will take about an hour.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, box lunch on board, activities with English-speaking guide in small international group, snorkeling equipment, accommodation in a double room

Breakfast in the hotel. Today you will be transferred to the airport in San Cristobal and will return via Guayaquil to the mainland.

Hotel: –

Included: breakfast, transfer with driver

*In the Island Hopping tours we can plan a diving day.

PRICE PER PERSON FROM 1 :

1.422,00 EUR

Included in the price

Not included in the price

  • International and national flights
  • Admission to the Galapagos National Park ($ 100, – per person)
  • Migration Card Galapagos ($ 20, – per person)
  • Isabela Port Tax (about $ 10, – per person)
  • Unlisted meals
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Optional excursions and additional programs
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Water taxis (each approx $ 1 p.P.) * wetsuit
  • Travel and health insurance

Travel Insurance

To protect your travel investment, we strongly recommend that you acquire your own travel insurance. Travel insurance covers medical expenses, interruption and cancellation of travel, theft and other damages incurred when traveling at home or abroad.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (valid for at least 6 months). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the latest visa requirements.

¹ All prices without guarantee. Please note that these are guideline prices and they may change.

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