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

      Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

      SG
      SMART GALAPAGOS
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      Duration: 8 days
      Group size: 1 - 12
      8 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - ESSENTIAL - SMART23
      Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

      SMART GALAPAGOS
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      38 reviews

      Duration: 8 days
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

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


      The ESSENTIAL Galapagos 360 experience! 


      8 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 8 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.

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

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



      *Optional upgrades:

      * 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. 

      * 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


      $1,675
      Deposit: $650
      2 or 3 adults
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Price in USD per person based on double or triple room

      $1,764
      Deposit: $650
      Child from 2 to 11 years
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Kids accompanied by minimum one adult

      20% DISCOUNT

      $1,411
      Deposit: $450
      Toddlers under 2 years
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Toddler under two years of age accompanied by one adult 

      70% discount


      $529
      Deposit: $250
      Single Traveler
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Single traveler

      50% SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

      $2,646
      Deposit: $900

      Available options

      Service Tips to your travel assistant
      $30
      UPGRADE TO PREMIUM HOTEL IN ISABELA
      $216
      UPGRADE TO PREMIUM HOTELS 3 ISLANDS
      $498

      Premium hotel with ocean front Rooms. 

      *Please check availability.

      UPGRADE D2) SNORKEL AT SANTA FE ISLAND
      $140

      Snorkel at Santa Fé & Hidden Beach. 


      UPGRADE D2) DIVING NORTH SEYMOUR
      $195

      Discovery Diving or Scuba Diving available

      UPGRADE D2) YACHT TO NORTH SEYMOUR
      $260

      Comfort Yacht to North Seymour. 

      Or Bartholomew, Plazas or Santa Fé Islands

      UPGRADE D4 or D5) LAVA TUNNELS ISABELA
      $120
      EXTRA TOUR DAY 6) LAVA TUNNELS
      $160

      Extra tour 

      *RECOMMENDED*

      UPGRADE D7) Sunset Dinner
      $100
      UPGRADE D7) DIVING KICKER ROCK
      $80

      Scuba diving 



      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
      38 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

      What an incredible trip! Juan Pablo organized so many fun activities for me - the itinerary was full of snorkeling, biking, and great dinners! He even managed to squeeze in a diving trip for me. He communicated with me every day to make sure I knew the plan. Overall a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this tour! Thank you so much for a fantastic trip!
      By Yasmin M for T. Yasmin x 1 - 8 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - ESSENTIAL - SMART23 on Jun 09, 2024
      Although this part of the trip was not what is should have been - it was still wonderful. Juan Pablo was amazing to help out when my hubs was suffering with altitude sickness. Instead of going to the farm - we had to have a last minute change and Juan Pablo got us a hotel in the valley to help ease the altitude sickness. We really enjoyed that hotel. Sadly we did not get to see the condors - the fog came in and the visibility disappeared but we did see a ton of hummingbirds. The hot springs were to die for!!!! I did a chocolate wrap in the spa that was quite relaxing. I highly recommend working with Juan Pablo to figure out what will work best for you and your group!!!!
      By Dawne L for Andes Tour - 4 Day Tour - Quito+Farm+Condors+Papallacta on May 13, 2024
      Juan Pablo planned our trip and he was so patient and kind during the whole process. I always have a ton of questions - and he always responded very quickly with detailed information. ANYTHING he recommended was wonderful. It was such a blessing to work with him! He reached out every day of the trip to see how things were going and if he could help out in any way. Each day on this adventurous trip we encountered another magical thing!!! We cannot say we loved one island more than the next or one day trip more than the next but we can easily come up with 3 of the most incredible things per day. The wildlife was amazing, the color of the water was so vivid, wonderful sunsets, and many of the beaches had the finest powder sand. It was also super refreshing to be somewhere that was not jam packed busy, huge buildings, and having advertisements in your face all day. We had one picky eater and he did not complain about any of the meals. We absolutely loved this trip. Thank you so much for your input, help, and incredible tips Juan Pablo! You will be hearing from me again for my next Galapagos adventure!!
      By Dawne L for T. DAWNE x 2 - 11 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - IDEAL - CUSTOM on May 10, 2024
      Excellent trip that met or exceeded all our expectations throughout!
      By Ashley A for 6 Day "Galapagos Wisdom" Tour - ESSENTIAL - SMART23 on Apr 10, 2024
      IS
      I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the exceptional service you provided during my recent travel planning experience. Your dedication and attention to detail truly made all the difference, and I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful trip you helped arrange. From our initial consultation to the final booking, you exhibited a level of professionalism and expertise that exceeded my expectations. Your extensive knowledge of destinations, accommodations, and travel logistics ensured that every aspect of my trip was seamless and enjoyable. Your recommendations were spot-on, and I appreciated the personalized touch you brought to the planning process. Your responsiveness and willingness to address all my million questions and concerns promptly made me feel valued and well taken care of. It's evident that you are deeply committed to providing exceptional service to your clients, and it certainly did not go unnoticed. Thanks to your efforts, I was able to embark on a memorable journey filled with unforgettable experiences. Whether it was arranging transportation, booking accommodations, or suggesting local restaurants, your expertise guided me every step of the way, allowing me and my husband to relax and truly immerse in the adventure. I wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone seeking a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience. Your professionalism, attention to detail, and genuine care for your clients set you apart in the industry, and I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you. Once again, thank you for your outstanding service. You have not only earned my trust and loyalty as a client but also my highest recommendation to friends and family seeking travel assistance.
      By Izabella S for T. BELLA x 2 - 9 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - IDEAL - SMART23 on Mar 19, 2024
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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