GALAPAGOS REVEALED (MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ADVENTURE)

Ecuador Galapagos islands

KS
Karina Safari
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May 26 - 30, 2018
Group size: 8-14
GALAPAGOS REVEALED (MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ADVENTURE)
Ecuador Galapagos islands

Karina Safari
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12 reviews

$1375
Deposit: $700
May 26 - 30, 2018
Group size: 8-14

About this trip

Trip highlights:


1) BEST wildlife and active adventure experience on the remote and unique archipelago in the world, a perfect place for an active traveler and photographer


2) Follow the steps of Charles Darwin. Meet and interact with unique Galapagos wildlife, terrestrial and marine creatures can be found only here:


- Take a 500-pound giant tortoise for a walk :-)

- Snorkel in a company of sea lion puppies, colorful reef fish, sea turtles and rays

- Relax and soak in the sun with a family of lazy marine iguanas on a picturesque white-sand beach

- Learn a bridal dance of blue-footed boobies, see how Pacific bird raise their chicks

- Look for Galapagos penguins and pelicans fishing


3) Every single day will be full of ACTIVITIES: 


- Hiking to gigantic volcano crater with the best jaw-dropping panoramic views 

- Snorkeling in the lava tunnels, see abundant marine world

- Exploring pristine white-sand coast, hidden lagoons and mangroves on kayaks

** Swimming and snorkeling in the warm Pacific equatorial waters! Snorkeling equipment provided. Average water temp: +23C/73F, air +26/ 79F


4) This is island-hopping tour. Travel between the islands on a speedboat ferry (2h rides). Overnight on land, in the basic hotels and guest-houses.  You will have a plenty of free time in the evenings for bar-hopping and relaxing and exploring on your own


5) This tour is a great deal for budget conscious travelers and families without spending all their savings! We do not sacrifice on visits, you’ll see the best parts of Galapagos and have a great travel experience! :-)


Just hurry up, flights and hotel rooms are taken up really fast for the Holiday season.

What’s included

* ALL mentioned tours
* Meals (breakfast and lunch)
* Assistance of professional English-speaking local naturalist guides (rangers) certified by Galapagos National Park
* All transportation between islands (regular ferries), land transportation, airport transfers
* Lodging: standard/basic hotels and eco-lodges, clean rooms with private facilities

* Snorkeling equipment is provided for day-tours

Not included

* International flights (from $480 roundtrip)
* Domestic flights to Galapagos from mainland  (~$440 roundtrip)
* Admission fee to Galapagos National Park $120 per adult ($50 per child up to 12 y.o) - paid at the airport immigration office on arrival

* Any optional tours not included in the mentioned itinerary

* Hotel stays on the mainland prior or after Galapagos
* Drinks & alcoholic beverages, dinners
* Travel insurance (~$50)

Before You Go

The trip cost is based on a group of 8 or more participants

Tours are shared or private depending on the number of participants in the group
There is also an option to upgrade hotels for more comfortable category (4*)

DIFFICULTY: EASY/MODERATE


CHILDREN: recommended age 9+
Kids up to 12 y.o get a discount for domestic flights


ECUADOR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:  
* Travel document - valid passport at least 6 months after your planned departure
* Visa is not required for the citizens of the most countries

* VACCINATIONS: NOT required


PACKING LIST AND TRAVEL INFO: will be provided for the registered participants

Available Packages

Early bird
Available until Dec 31st6 left
$1375
Deposit: $700
Count me in!
Available until Mar 31st8 left
$1475
Deposit: $700
Child up to 12 y.o
Available until Mar 31st6 left
$1275
Deposit: $700

Available options

Uninhibited Island day-tour12 left
$260
Single accommodation supplement only 2 left
$200
$1375
Deposit: $700

Early bird
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1.
Santa Cruz highlands: A walk with Giant tortoises

Arrival to Baltra airport, meet with English-speaking local guide, expert in Galapagos wildlife. Drive to hotel, with a stop in Santa Cruz highlands on the way. Watch giant tortoises in free environment, these creatures are the oldest residents of the islands, they live up to 200 years! After lunch continue to the white-sand beach Garrapatero to swim and relax. Evening free to explore a small town of Puerto Ayora,  fisherman market and best sea-food dining at local restaurants,

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
12 reviews
- Experienced adventure travel organizer since 2006 - CEO at Safarika Travel Inc. Legally registered Seller of Travel in CA since 2013 - South American destinations expert. 4 years of living and working as a tour guide in Ecuador and Colombia. I live my passion... I create distinctive handcrafted trips to the most exciting and unique destinations on Earth. This trips are about a priceless life-changing experience (sometimes it's challenging), an inspiration, a recharge of the vital energy for new beginnings and traveling in a team of like-minded travel buddies. Join my tribe and let's make it epic!

Reviews

Amazing experience! I totally recommend this for everyone!
What a great trip! Karina was the best! Even though we did not stay at the Four Seasons Hotels, but the service was far more superior than Four Seasons. Thank you, Karina!
SJ
This trip was an incredible experience. Hiking at high altitude was difficult for me but it was a worthwhile experience. We had two awesome guides with us who were very knowledgeable and kept us motivated every step of the way. Machu Picchu views felt way better after hiking there all the way. This was once in a lifetime opportunity and I highly recommend this trip. The food and lodging was amazing too. I am a vegetarian and they took care of it very well. Karina was always available to answer our questions. She provided us complete list of what we would need for the trip and that was pretty helpful. Thank you Karina!
AP
That was an awesome trip. What I liked most: - everything is taken care of for you: tickets, accommodation, transport, schedule - food: amazing fresh food at campsites and hotels - guides: knowledgable and experienced local guides who know history and are always available for any question/issues - program: different hikes, city tours, bus tours (visiting important inkan sites and other historically important places) Also, thanks Karina for being available 24/7 and resolving all questions
SV
What an amazing unforgettable Journey! The tranquility of the mountains, the immense beauty and peace experienced during the hike was surreal. Blessed to meet an amazing group of people so caring and friendly-- to a new found friendship!! Karina did a fantastic job putting together the tour with just the right amount of hiking. So much care and attention were given to make us comfortable during the hike. Being a vegetarian and wheat resistance the chefs took the utmost care of my diet. From the hot water in the morning to the hot water bottles at night during our hike every detail was meticulous. Our guides were so motivating and supportive-- they got us through this amazing experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking an adventure. Karina is super responsive. I say go for it!!! Go Safrika travels--thank you for everything!!!
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