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Day 1: Arrival in San Cristóbal Island:

Upon your arrival in the small city of Puerto Baquerizo in San Cristobal Island we will transfer you to the Hotel. After lunch we will visit the Interpretation Centre of San Cristobal where our guides would explain about the Galapagos Island, its formation, people and fauna etc. Late in the afternoon we will visit and walk to “Cerro de las Tijeretas” which is a unique site to observe two types of frigates birds nesting in the same colony. The view and the landscape are very beautiful. Afterwards we will enjoy our first snorkelling activity (equipment not included) at Cabo de Hornos area. Return to our Hotel.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 2: Puerto Grande – Kicker Rock (pool basis) - Pto. Ayora (transfer with public speed boat):

In the morning we will navigate north following the coastal line of San Cristobal Island. Our goal will be to visit the beautiful Puerto Grande (Sappho Cove), a paradisiacal place opposite Kicker Rock. This small cove is surrounded by a forest of Opuntia cactus and provides an excellent area for swimming. Later on with our boat we will go for navigation around the Kicker Rock, an impressive solitary sea-girt tower locally known as “Leon Dormido” (Sleeping Lion) due to its characteristic shape. This twin-peaked cathedral has vertical walls on either side of a canal through which small vessels can navigate. Huge colonies of sea birds nest in its vertiginous walls, and it's a popular spot for scuba diving. In the afternoon we will take a 2 hour and a half speed boat ride to Santa Cruz Island, after arrival time to rest.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 3: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands and Tortuga Bay Beach.

After breakfast by car we will be transported to the highlands of the Santa Cruz Island. This is a green lush area where we can observe several species of land and sometimes marine birds and overall observe the Giant Galapagos Turtles in their natural habitat. Later on we make a hike into one of the lava tunnels. In the afternoon return to Puerto Ayora where we will have time for a short rest in the hotel and in the afternoon we will walk to the place known as Tortuga Bay, which has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos. The long beach is composed of fine white sand and is backed by an extensive area of sand dunes. Later on we will encounter a protected beach where we will walk and we can observe a marine iguana colony and observe several marine birds (Pelicans, Finches, seagulls, etc). Here we can also observe the typical red mangroves of Galapagos and an interesting cactus forest. Time to enjoy the beach. Late in the afternoon return to our hotel in Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 4: Galapagos Transfer out.

In the morning transfer to the Airport in Baltra. On the way on we make a visit at the Twin Craters, an interesting geological lava formation. Fly back to Quito or Guayaquil.

Meals included: Breakfast

Gross prices per person US$:

Pax number

2

3

4

5

6

7/8

9/10

11/12

13/14

15/16

SS

Tourist Class Hotels

1465

1219

1071

984

932

892

835

808

781

762

234

Upper Class Hotels

1601

1355

1207

1120

1068

1028

970

944

917

898

250

Included:

All transfers in and out Galapagos, hotels (accommodation in twin bed rooms in good tourist class, comfortable small local hotels), English/Spanish local speaking guides, all the excursions that are mentioned in the program, boat transport between islands, noted meals (B=breakfast; L=lunch; BL=box lunch: D=dinner).

Not included:

International and Domestic flights, entrance fees to the Galapagos National Park and other parks and reserves, airport taxes, extras, tips, personal expenses, other meals, personal travel insurance.

2016 ESTIMATED GALAPAGOS AIR FARES (NET):

 Route  Estimated US$ pp
 uio-gps-uio 610
 gye-gps-uio     580
 gye-gps-gye   540                    
Galapagos Entrance Fee (us$ pp): 100 (this can change without previous advice)
Ingala Transit Card (us$ pp): 20 (this can change without previous advice)

Air fares and Galapagos entrance fees are under government control so they can be modified without previous notification.

Note:

  • Children less than 12 years pay 60% of the normal Air Price. 
  • Children less than 12 years pay 50% of the normal adult entrance fee.

We Provide:

  • Our crew is made up of charming, friendly, experienced professional guides, helpers,etc.
  • Our tours include: all transfers, public & private transportation, 3 star small local hotels (upgrades on request at an extra cost), permanent assistance from our office staff, transportation between islands with small local boats for maximum 16 pax,noted meals.

Tour Grading:

This tour is easy,aimed for those looking for a soft adventure, and families with children so no complicated or difficult situations will be present during the trip. However is important to note that good trekking shoes are necessary as well as a lot of sun protection and drinking water during the walks and navigations.

Recommend equipment for our Galapagos Hiking Tour:

  • Backpack (25-30lt.) 
  • Wind/rainbreakerjacket 
  • GoodqualityTrekking shoes 
  • Sunglasses, sunblockcream 
  • Widebrim hat 
  • Snorkellinggear 
  • Snacks(powerbars, special vitamins,etc.) 
  • Plastic bag(rainprtection) 
  • Bottle for water,tea,etc. 
  • PhotoCamerawith spare batteries 
  • Shorts 
  • Swimming suit

Day 1: Arrival in Galapagos (San Cristobal Island):

Upon your arrival at the small city of Puerto Baquerizo in San Cristobal Island, we will transfer you to the Hotel. After lunch, we make a walking tour to visit the Interpretation Centre of San Cristobal where our guides would explain about the Galapagos Island, its formation, people etc. Afterwards we continue our tour walking up to “Cerro de las Tijeretas” (Frigate birds Hill) which is a unique site to observe two types of frigates birds nesting in the same colony. The view from the top is spectacular and the landscape is very beautiful. Coming down from Cerro Tijeretas, have two options: a) visit Playa Carola where we find a large sea lions community or b) we can enjoy our first snorkelling activity (equipment not included) at Cabo de Hornos area. Return to our Hotel. Lunch.

 Day 2: San Cristobal – Isabela Island:

In the morning, we transfer you to the airport on San Cristobal Island for your flight (40 minutes) to Isabela Island. Upon arrival, your guide will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel of your choice. Lunch followed for a walking tour to visit the Humedales where we find flamingos, sea gulls, ducks, and other marine birds. Then we continue our walk to the Isabela Turtles Breading Center, a place where we will observe small and big Galapagos turtles. Transport back to the hotel and free time to enjoy the beach. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Isabela Island:

Early in the morning, our transport will take us up to the highlands of Isabela Island. After arriving at the National Park checkpoint, we will start our easy hike up to the rim of the crater of the Sierra Negra volcano. This crater, considered as the second largest in the world (approximately 6miles/11kms diameter), is one of the most impressive examples of the volcanic activity in the Islands. Down in the bottom of the crater we can observe a fresh lava flow of the last eruption of this volcano occurred in 2005. Return to our hike starting point and then by car transport back to Pto. Villamil. In the afternoon after lunch, we go for a visit at the place known as Las Pozas de las Tintoreras (shared tour), a place where we can observe sharks, marine turtles, marine iguanas, and eventually some penguins. The landscape is beautiful and gives us the opportunity to snorkel perhaps with sea turtles and penguins. Transport back to the hotel and free time to rest and enjoy the beach of this tranquil, beautiful Island on the Pacific Ocean. Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 4: Isabela Island – Santa Cruz Island.

In the morning and using a private boat transport, we navigate towards the city of Pto. Ayora where we arrive at about 10 a.m. During our navigation, we have great chances to see dolphins and marine iguanas. Checking in the hotel and free time. In the afternoon and after lunch, we make a walking tour to visit to the well-known Charles Darwin Station where we will find out how the scientists conduct their researches in the Galapagos Islands. Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Santa Cruz Highlands – Tortuga Bay Beach.

After breakfast by car, we transport you up to the highlands of the Santa Cruz Island. This is a green lush area where we can observe several species of land and sometimes marine birds and overall the Giant Galapagos Turtles in natural state. Lunch and return to Puerto Ayora where we will have time for a short rest in the hotel and in the afternoon we will walk to the place known as Tortuga Bay, which has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos. The long beach is composed of fine white sand and is backed by an extensive area of sand dunes. Later on, we will encounter a protected beach where we will walk and we can observe a marine iguana colony and observe several marine birds (Pelicans, Finches, seagulls, etc.). Here we can also observe the typical red mangroves of Galapagos and an interesting cacti forest. Time to enjoy the beach. Late in the afternoon, return to our hotel in Puerto Ayora. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 6: Galapagos Transfer out.

In the morning, transfer to the Airport in Baltra. On the way, we make a visit at the Twin Craters, an interesting geological lava formation. Fly back to Quito or Guayaquil. Breakfast.

Gross prices per person US$:

Pax number
2
3
4
5
6
7/8
9/10
11/12
13/14
15/16
SS
Tourist Class Hotels
2536
1973
1658
1471
1379
1293
1166
1101
1043
1003
309
Superior Class Hotels
2720
2157
1842
1654
1563
1475
1348
1283
1225
1185
450

Included:

All transfers in and out Galapagos, hotels (accommodation in twin bed rooms in tourist superior class, comfortable small local hotels), English/Spanish local speaking guides, all the excursions that are mentioned in the program, boat transport between islands, noted meals (B=breakfast; L=lunch; BL=box lunch: D=dinner).

Not included:

International and Domestic flights, entrance fees to the Galapagos National Park and other parks and reserves, airport taxes, extras, tips, personal expenses, other meals, personal travel insurance.

2016 ESTIMATED GALAPAGOS AIR FARES (NET):

Route
US$PP
uio-gps-uio
620
gye-gps-uio
580
gye-gps-gye
540
uio-gps-gye
580
FlightSanCristobal–Isabela:
200.- pp
GalapagosEntranceFee(us$pp):
100(thiscanchangewithoutpreviousadvice)
IngalaTransitCard(us$pp):
20(thiscanchangewithoutpreviousadvice)
 
Airfares and Galapagos entrance fees are under government control so they can be modified without previous notification.

Note:

  • Children less than 12 years pay 60% of the normal Air Price.  
  • Children less than 12 years pay 50% of the normal adult entrance fee.

We Provide:

  • Our crew is made up of charming, friendly, experienced professional guides, helpers, etc. 
  • Our tours include: all transfers, public & private transportation, small local hotels,permanent assistance from our office staff , transportation between islands with small local boats for maximum 16 pax, noted meals.

Tour Grading:

This tour is easy, aimed for those looking for a soft adventure, and families with children so no complicated or difficult situations will be present during the trip. However is important to note that good trekking shoes are necessary as well as a lot of sun protection and drinking water during the walks and navigations.

Recommend equipment for our Galapagos Hiking Tour:

  • Backpack (25-30) 
  • Wind/rain breaker jacket 
  • Good quality Trekking shoes 
  • Sun glasses, sun block cream 
  • Wide brim hat
  • Snorkelling gear 
  • Snacks(power bars, special vitamins,etc.) 
  • Plastic bag(rain prtection) 
  • Bottle for water,tea,etc. 
  • Photo Camera with spare batteries 
  • Shorts 
  • Swimming suit

Ecoandes Travel and Unigalapagos offer these exclusive soft adventure programs on the world famous Galapagos Islands. These tours are designed for those families or adventurers looking for a close contact with nature while enjoying and wondering about the fantastic landscapes and marvellous fauna and flora of the Galapagos Islands. First, we  will  visit  San  Cristobal  Island,  Kicker  Rock  and  Isla  Lobos,  then  the  legendary Floreana Island. On Isabela Island, we will walk up to the rim of the impressive crater (the 2nd  largest crater in the world) of the Sierra Negra Volcano. Finally, we visit the famous Charles Darwin Station and other interesting places on Santa Cruz Island. These tours we can combine with extension tours in Ecuador, Peru or Bolivia. We will overnight in small charming hotels and give us the opportunity to share the life of the locals.

Day 1: Arrival in Galapagos (San Cristobal Island):

Upon your arrival at the small city of Puerto Baquerizo in San Cristobal Island, we will transfer you to the Hotel. After lunch, we make a walking tour to visit the Interpretation Centre of San Cristobal where our guides would explain about the Galapagos Island, its formation, people etc. Afterwards we continue our tour walking up to “Cerro de las Tijeretas” (Frigate birds Hill) which is a unique site to observe two types of frigates birds nesting in the same colony. The view from the top is spectacular and the landscape is very beautiful. Coming down from Cerro Tijeretas, have 2 options: a) visit Playa Carola where we find a large sea lions community or b) we can enjoy our first snorkelling activity (equipment not included) at Cabo de Hornos area. Return to our Hotel. Lunch.

Day 2: Puerto Grande – Kicker Rock - Pto. Baquerizo (shared tour with private guide):

At about 8 a.m. pick up from your hotel and walk to the pier where we will board a local small yacht, which will take us along the coastal line of San Cristobal Island. Our goal will be to visit the beautiful Puerto Grande (Sappho Cove) (or can be Playa Ochoa), a paradisiacal place opposite Kicker Rock. This small cove, surrounded by a forest of Opuntia cactus, provides an excellent area for swimming. Later on with our boat, we will go for navigation around the Kicker Rock, an impressive solitary sea-girt tower locally known as “Leon Dormido” (Sleeping Lion) due to its characteristic shape. This twin-peaked cathedral has vertical walls on either side of a canal through which small vessels can navigate. Huge colonies of sea birds nest in its vertiginous walls, and it is a popular spot for scuba diving. Navigation back to Pto. Baquerizo where we will arrive at about 1:30 p.m. Hotel. Breakfast, Pic-Nic Lunch.

Day 3: San Cristobal Island – Floreana Island

After breakfast, we will navigate (2h: 30min) towards the small town of Velasco Ibarra on the legendary Floreana Island.  Accommodations in a local small hotel (very few simple hotels are available for lodging. After lunch, we will take the local “chiva” (kind of open bus) transport up to the highlands of Floreana Island. The valley is green with farms belonging to the locals and with plantations of bananas, different kind of fruits, sugar cane and cattle.  Part of our visit will be a hike to the Caves located on the side of one of the volcanoes. Here our guide will explain us about the history of the first Germans who settled in the island. Here we also find a colony of giant Galapagos Tortoises in natural state. Transport back to the town and then we will go to enjoy the beach known as La Loberia where we find a colony of sea lions. Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 4: Floreana Island - Isabela.

In the morning, we will go for snorkelling to a place where we have great chances to observe Galapagos sharks and marine turtles. On the rocks, we can also observe several kinds of marine birds. In the afternoon after lunch, we will navigate towards Isabela Island, the biggest on the Archipelago of Galapagos. After 2 h: 30 min. of navigation, we will arrive at the town of Pto. Villamil. From the pier, we transfer you to the hotel of your choice. Lunch followed for a walking tour to visit the Humedales where we find flamingos, sea gulls, ducks, and other marine birds. Then we continue our walk to the Isabela Turtles Breading Center, a place where we will observe small and big Galapagos turtles. Transport back to the hotel and free time to enjoy the beach. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 5: Isabela: Trekking Volcano Sierra Negra and Chico Volcano.

In the morning, our transport will take us up to the highlands of Isabela Island. After arriving at the National Park checkpoint, we will start our easy hike up to the rim of the crater of the Sierra Negra volcano. This crater,  considered as the second  largest  in  the world  (approximately 6miles/11kms diameter), is one of the most impressive examples of the volcanic activity in the Islands. Down in the bottom of the crater we can observe a fresh lava flow of the last eruption of this volcano occurred in 2005. Return to our hike starting point and then by car transport back to Pto. Villamil. In the afternoon after lunch, we go for a visit at the place known as Las Pozas de las Tintoreras (shared tour):, a place where we can observe sharks, marine turtles, marine iguanas, and eventually some penguins and do some snorkel activities. Transport back to the hotel and free time to rest and enjoy the beach of this tranquil, beautiful Island on the Pacific Ocean. Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 6: Isabela Island – Santa Cruz Island.

In the morning and using a private boat transport, we navigate towards the city of Pto. Ayora where we arrive at about 10 a.m. During our navigation, we have great chances to see dolphins and marine iguanas. Checking in the hotel and free time. In the afternoon and after lunch, we make a walking tour to visit to the well-known Charles Darwin Station where we will find out how the scientists conduct their researches in the Galapagos Islands. Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 7: Santa Cruz Island: Santa Cruz Highlands – Tortuga Bay Beach.

After breakfast transport up to the highlands of the Santa Cruz Island. This is a green lush area where we can observe several species of land and sometimes marine birds and overall the Giant Galapagos Turtles in natural state. Lunch and return to Puerto Ayora where we will have time for a short rest in the hotel and in the afternoon we will walk to the place known as Tortuga Bay,  which  has  one  of  the  most  beautiful  beaches  in  the  Galapagos.  The  long  beach  is composed of fine white sand and is backed by an extensive area of sand dunes. Later on, we will encounter a protected beach where we will walk and we can observe a marine iguana colony and observe several marine birds (Pelicans, Finches, seagulls, etc). Here we can also observe the typical red mangroves of Galapagos and an interesting cacti forest. Time to enjoy the beach. Late in the afternoon, return to our hotel in Puerto Ayora. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 8: Galapagos Transfer out.

In the morning, transfer to the Airport in Baltra. On the way, we make a visit at the Twin Craters, an interesting geological lava formation. Fly back to Quito or Guayaquil. Breakfast.

Gross prices per person US$:

Pax number

2

3

4

5

6

7/8

9/10

11/12

13/14

15/16

SS

Tourist Class Hotels

4663

3509

2902

2538

2383

2207

1958

1815

1705

1631

419

Superior Class Hotels

4893

3742

3136

2773

2618

2443

2194

2051

1941

1867

480

Included:

All transfers in and out Galapagos, hotels (accommodation in twin bed rooms in tourist superior class, comfortable small local hotels), English/Spanish local speaking guides, all the excursions that are mentioned in the program, boat transport between islands, noted meals (B=breakfast; L=lunch; BL=box lunch: D=dinner).

Not included:

International and Domestic flights, entrance fees to the Galapagos National Park and other parks and reserves, airport taxes, extras, tips, personal expenses, other meals, personal travel insurance.

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