7 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - ESSENTIAL - SMART23

      Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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      SMART GALAPAGOS
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      Duration: 7 days
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      7 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - ESSENTIAL - SMART23
      Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

      SMART GALAPAGOS
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      Duration: 7 days
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      TRAVELING TO GALAPAGOS WAS EXPENSIVE... WE CHANGED THAT! 


      The ESSENTIAL Galapagos 360 experience! 


      7 DAY GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - ESSENTIAL


      START ANY DAY


      Starts: BALTRA

      Ends: SAN CRISTOBAL


      If you are looking for an alternative to cruising the Galapagos and don't want to spend big money, our Galapagos Island Hopping tours are perfect for you! 

      Ideal for adventure loving travelers who want to experience it all, we've got the "Galapagos 360 Tour " that takes you to enjoy a complete tour around some great spots in Galapagos.  


      Visit Santa Cruz, Isabela, & San Cristobal Islands. 


      Be prepared to be amazed by breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife, this is what makes the Galapagos Islands one of the most fascinating places in the world!


      On this ESSENTIAL 7 Day Galapagos 360 Island Hopping tour, you will explore the Galapagos with outstanding service on a sustainable tour, for a great price!


      For each Smart Traveler on this Adventure tour, we will plant trees at no additional cost for you! 


      ISLANDS:

      1) Santa Cruz        2) Isabela       3) San Cristobal    


      FLIGHTS:

      We can accommodate to any flights. It is recommended to book an early arrival and a late departure flight to have extra time for more activities.

      Inter-Island flights on a private small plane IS INCLUDED.

      IDEAL FOR:

      Young Spirit adventure loving travelers. Adrenaline pumping adventure people that crave a taste of everything without breaking the bank. Ideal tour for Smart travelers seeking a complete & unique experiences with a SMART minded budget.

      TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

      - Walk inside petrified Lava Tunnels.

      - See Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural habitat. 

      - Trekking tour to the volcano. The second biggest oceanic crater in the World.

      - Snorkeling & walking tour to "Las Grietas", "Dog's Beach" and "Channel of Love". 

      - Walk to Humedales and La Galapaguera Breeding center. 

      - Snorkel at "Concha de Perla" with huge Marine Turtles.

      - Navigable 360 tour to the amazing Kicker Rock, Sardine Bay and more in San Cristobal Island.



      *Optional upgrade:

      * Enjoy one of the best snorkeling spots at the incredible Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas in Isabela. 

      * Diving tour to North Seymour Island. Dive in search for Hammerhead Sharks. (Discovery diving available for those with no previous diving experience)

      * Yachting tour to North Seymour Island (Or Bartholomew, Plazas or Santa Fé Islands depending on availability)

      * Diving tour at the breathtaking Kicker Rock in San Cristobal Island

      * Sunset Dinner: Enjoy a special dinner on board our boat to see the sunset while eating Sashimi and Ceviche with wine or beer. 

      * Kayak to Tintoreras Islet and snorkel with Galapagos penguins, friendly sharks, marine turtles and Sea lions. 

      * Navigable tour to Santa Fé Island to enjoy snorkeling on its turquoise lagoon. 




      *Photos include some upgrade spots!

      TRAVEL STYLE

      ESSENTIAL TOUR

      - For smart travelers who want to see experience Galapagos without breaking the bank!

      - Budget minded travelers.  

      - Nature lovers with a twist of light adventure. 

      INCLUDED

      • Smart service & TIPS We provide truly personal service & advise previous and during your tour. Receive our complete SMART TIPS guide for your tour.
      • Guided tours Profesional bilingual guide on tours. As indicated in itinerary
      • Transfers in/out All transfers as in itinerary.
      • Local guide Local guide on visits (transfer from/to airport)
      • Accommodation Hand-picked hotels on Superior or Premium category.
      • Meals Meals as included in itinerary
      • Entrance to Ranch Entrance to private Ranch to see Giant Tortoises (self-guided walk)
      • Snorkel equipment Snorkel equipment during navigable tours
      • Inter Island transport All transportation between islands
      • Ferry Santa Cruz/Baltra included
      • Lobito bus: Lobito Bus to/from Baltra airport to Itabaca Channel
      • CO2 carbon footprint offset. We will plant trees on your behalf for traveling Smart.

      NOT INCLUDED

      • Flights International and national flights
      • National Park Entrance Galapagos National Park Entrance fee ($100 foreigners). Must be paid in cash at the airport (No ATM machines)
      • GALAPAGOS (TCT) INGALA $20 transit control card
      • Credit card fee 2.9% 2.9% credit card fee. US bank transfer is free
      • Alcoholic drinks & tips Alcoholic drinks and tips not included
      • Travel Insurance Medical or travel insurance is not included. Guests must get their own travel insurance 

      HOTELS

      -Beautiful hand-picked Hotels on every island with private rooms with A/C and private clean bathrooms with hot water. 24/7 filtered water, coffee and tea. Great location and service. 



      COMFORT HOTELS INCLUDED ON TOUR: 2 & 3 * Hotels. 

            Cozy, comfortable, clean and great location!  The Smartest option for for adventure loving travelers looking for a clean room, good breakfast and a smart service!. Perfect for couples and families!


      PREMIUM HOTELS (UPGRADE AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COST): 3 & 4 * Hotels.

             Charming & elegant! Close to everything, these classy hotels offer great location, views and service! Our hand-picked selection of Premium hotels are the Smartest option for those seeking a Superior hotel. 

      MEALS

      According to itinerary

      B = Breakfast 

      BL = Box Lunch

      L = Lunch 

      D = Dinner

      Available Packages

      4 or more travelers
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Price in USD per person based on double or triple rooms


      $1,518
      Deposit: $600
      2 or 3 adults
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Price in USD per person based on double or triple room

      $1,598
      Deposit: $600
      Child from 2 to 11 years
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Kids accompanied by minimum one adult

      20% DISCOUNT

      $1,278
      Deposit: $400
      Toddlers under 2 years
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Toddler under two years of age accompanied by one adult 

      70% discount


      $479
      Deposit: $200
      Single Traveler
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Single traveler

      50% SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

      $2,397
      Deposit: $800

      Available options



      Itinerary

      D1) S. Cruz + Baltra
      Transfer from the airport + Giant Tortoises

      After your arrival, we will pick you up at the airport in Baltra Island and cross to Itabaca Channel and then take you to Santa Cruz Island to your selected hotel at the beautiful town of Puerto Ayora. On the way we will make a short visit "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations and a private Ranch where we will see Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural habitat. We will also walk inside a petrified lava tunnel!


      Enjoy a special welcome dinner in front of the sea at one of the best restaurants in town!


      Accommodation at your selected hotel


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      Your Organizer


      SG
      SMART GALAPAGOS
      32 reviews
      Smart Galapagos is a local sustainable DMC (Destinations Management Company) specialized in the Galapagos Islands. We've lived in Galapagos and love these islands. We know every spot in the Islands and every hotel and supplier. For every Smart traveler we plant trees, many trees at no additional cost for you! Best price/quality guarantee!

      Reviews

      The best trip of my life! I was hesitant at first as I didn't know where to start with planning my trip or the best places to visit etc. And having never heard of this company I was a bit dubious as the price is so much cheaper than other companies. But it paid off massively and is honestly the best thing I have ever done. Juan Pablo the organizer was incredible from start to finish. He made the whole process so smooth for me, I really didn't have to worry about anything the whole time, he even ensured I received the most beautiful vegetarian meals for the duration of my stay. He even helped when my phone broke on one of the islands and I needed extra assistance/ advice which I was so grateful for. I actually can't believe how much I saw/ did for the price I paid compared to the nearly double the price if not more of most cruise based tours I'd seen. I saw every animal I'd been hoping to, multiple times. There was always someone to pick me up and take me to my destination, they were always on time and super helpful considering I was by myself and couldn't speak any spanish! It really was the trip of a lifetime and I'd recommend this company to anyone, you won't regret it!!
      By Amber F for T. Amber EU x 1 - 8 Day "Galapagos Wisdom" Tour - ESSENTIAL on Jan 29, 2024
      The most amazing/ perfect trip that I ever could have imagined. The staff were incredibly friendly/ welcoming/ helpful. The site and chalet I stayed in were way better than I imagined, the food was gorgeous and freshly cooked for every meal, catering so well for a veggie diet in the middle of nowhere. The guide went out of his way to make everyone's experience there incredible and tailor it to anything you specifically wanted where possible. We saw the river dolphins 6 times in the 4 days, as well as a tonne of other wildlife. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience and I'd recommend it to anyone, the value for money in my opinion was phenomenal.
      By Amber F for 4 DAYS - CUYABENO AMAZON COMFORT TOUR - ENG on Jan 29, 2024
      My family (wife and two grown children) and I just returned from our trip to the Galapagos and I wanted to share our experiences. We booked our trip through Smart Galapagos after inquiring with several other companies. The service that was provided by Juan Pablo once we booked through him was beyond phenomenal! I can honestly say that through this experience I consider Juan Pablo a friend, which I do not say lightly. From the first time I communicated with him, he impressed me with his knowledge, friendliness, attention to detail, passion for the Galapagos and his resourcefulness, however, the most impressive thing of all was his ability to deliver! What separates him from others is that he is genuinely interested in your Galapagos experience and strives to accommodate you at every step of your trip. You can't find a better person to assist you in making your dream trip a reality. This is one of those cases where you can truly believe all of the wonderful things that other customers have written about Juan Pablo and Smart Galapagos, he is absolutely the BEST!!!! Now about our experience: First, the Galapagos is an amazing destination with an abundance of wildlife, activities and very friendly people; we were impressed with their commitment to preserving their unique ecosystem. We did a combination 4-day cruise (4 islands) with a 6-day land (2 islands) tour. I would highly recommend a combination tour because of the diversity of the islands and the fact that you get to see so much. We liked aspects of every island we visited, but there were certainly some that we enjoyed more. Our family particularly enjoyed Isabella (3 nights); you must do the Lava Tunnel tour and if up to it, I highly recommend biking to the Muro de las Lágrimas (Wall of Tears). The actual Wall of Tears is not the attraction, it is the wildlife, specifically the giant tortoises which I saw many of, including a faceoff between two large males; it was incredible. The city of Puerto Villamil is quaint and very enjoyable. We also had a great visit to Isla Floreana while on the cruise and saw flamingos, many sea turtles on the beach resting after nesting, and a great snorkeling experience. Our experience at Kicker Rock (San Cristobal) was not as good as many people report due to poor visibility, but that was simply Mother Nature. As towns go, we really liked Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) and I highly recommend Posada del mar Galápagos hotel; the rooms are very cozy, and the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. They also have a common room with a kitchen and if you are into cooking, go buy a Red Scorpion Fish at the local fish market and cook a nice meal! I could go on and on about our visits, but the bottom line is that the Galapagos is a great place to visit and we highly recommend that you book through Smart Galapagos!
      By Kevin B for T. BULLOCK x 4 - Custom-Made tour Land & Sea on Jan 07, 2024
      Words cannot express what an incredible experience we had in the Galapagos! Juan and his team were so incredibly helpful, beginning several months prior to our trip and through our last-minute indecision over activities and itinerary. We did a 6 day trip and spent time on both Santa Cruz and Isabella Islands. Cesar, our guide/driver for our first and last days, picked us up from the airport and rooms us to a tour of the giant tortoises before dropping us off at our hotel. Cesar is from the islands and shared a lot of interesting information about the public land and some of the flora and fauna, which we heard again from our various tour guides. For our other days we snorkeled nearly each morning, with sea turtles, sharks, sea lions, and many beautiful fish. Throughout the trip Juan communicates with us daily to make sure we had everything we needed, knew where to go for dinner, and to offer suggestions for activities during our unscheduled time. Cannot recommend Juan and his team enough!
      By Naomi K for T. NAOMI x 2 - 6 Day "Galapagos Wisdom" Tour - IDEAL - SMART23 on Nov 20, 2023
      This was an amazing trip. Incredible organization for a group of 26 people. We had various activities and a great overview of the Galapagos island. I highly recommend Smart Galapagos to fully enjoy the experience of this beautiful islands.
      By Manon C for UPGRADES - T. Cora y Juan Fernando on Nov 13, 2023
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      CM
      Juan Pablo of Smart Galapagos organised a fantastic 8 day Galapagos experience for my group of 4 friends. It could not have been better organised. The hotels were all comfortable with lovely, helpful staff and great views. The restaurants were always the best in town. We saw all the major sights on the three main islands and it all ran like clockwork. He got us great prices and made sure we had a lot of extras. He kept in touch with us constantly, making sure everything was perfect. Thank you, Juan Pablo ! What a great experience ! All ' of us would highly recommend Smart Galapagos.
      By Catherine M on 12 Dec, 2023