ENCHANTED GIA 5 Days/4 Nights Option First Class

Galapagos Islands , Ecuador

ENCHANTED GIA 5 Days/4 Nights Option First Class
Galapagos Islands , Ecuador


$2900
Deposit: $250

About this trip

 This tour has been designed for all, to maximize enjoyment of the Galapagos Islands. This is a trip for those people who love nature, adventure and seeing new and exotic places. This program includes the best hotels on Santa Cruz island, with daily tours.

 

Cancellation Policy

 

If the reservation is canceled within 59 days before to trip starts, the tour package will be subject to the following penalty: 

From 59 to 46 days / 20% of the total value
From 45 to 21 days / 50% of the total value 
From 20 to 10 days / 80% of the total value 
From 09 to 01 days / 100% of the total value

In case passengers do not show up to take the tour or cannot travel for any reason, they will be considered NO SHOW and will be subject to a 100% penalty, with no refund of any kind.

PACKING LIST

 

We recommend bringing mostly clothing for warm weather; however, we have included a few items on the packing list for cool weather as well.

While the Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination, some months tend to be slightly cooler or hotter than others. The hottest months are usually February through April and the coolest are August through October.

It’s best to wear neutral tones and use fragrance-free sunscreen while on the islands to avoid attracting wasps.

It is very important to know that on each day of excursion (except the day of your arrival and departure); they will always have two types of activities: hiking and swimming so it is important to take the necessary clothes for each activity on each day of excursion:


For walks:

You have to take into consideration that you will visit dry islands with little shade, high temperatures, so it is essential to bring:

  • Hat
  • T-shirts with sleeves and suitable for protection from the sun, if they are made of a material of quick drying much better
  • Comfortable pants
  • Jacket breaks winds and rain
  • Hiking shoes (Tennis shoes or lightweight hiker,s anti-slip much better)
  • Sunglasses

For swimming;

  • Swimwear
  • Long sleeve bathrobe
  • Slippers or shoes for water (for walking on the beach)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Water Thermos
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sickness pills
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Waterproof bag for your camera or a plastic bag so things do not get wet.
  • Low denomination money to buy drinks during excursions and tips.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Hotel Selection

The hotel selection depends on the category of hotel that you choose. Once you choose the hotel class of preference, we will specify to you which hotels are available for the dates of your trip. Hotels are categorized in the following classes:  Luxury, First Class and Moderate. All the hotels we work with have been carefully chosen by us after close inspection.

Restaurants

The chosen restaurant for each included meal will be specified by your guide at the time. Distances between the hotel and restaurants will be within walking distance, thus cab fare is not included. 

Public Speedboats

We recommend that you take a seasickness pill before each ride between islands if you are prone to seasickness. It is also recommended that you carry small plastic bags with you in case of seasickness. The speedboats are not completely covered so please make sure that valuable objects and electronics are stored in a plastic bag. The guide will not go with you on the speedboats but a new guide will greet you on the other side. There are no services onboard as the speedboat space is limited and the journey is relatively short. A water taxi ride is sometimes required (depending on the tide) from the dock to the speedboat; the cost is 1 USD per person and per ride. Please, make sure you bring cash in small denominations in case this expense is needed. This is a Public service out of our control.

NAVIGABLE TOURS:

Navigable tours taking place either from Santa Cruz Island (Santa Fe, Bartolomé, North Seymour and Plazas), Isabela Island (Cabo Rosa – Los Tuneles) or San Cristóbal Island (Española, Kicker Rock) do not always include a hotel pick-up service. Sometimes these require you to meet with the guide on the dock. The day before the tour, the guide or the person in charge of the navigable day tour will inform you of the exact timing, and if there will be either a hotel pick-up or a meeting point at the dock.

Guides

We work with local and independent guides certified by the Galapagos National Park. We organize excursions with local naturalist guides for each island (and sometimes for each activity). The guides will accompany you throughout all excursions, give explanations of the islands (flora and fauna) and coordinate the activities each day. The guides' responsibility with your group will begin and end with each daily excursion, the guide will not go with you on the speedboats between islands either. Other necessary communication with our guest will be handled by Erika Jaramillo our Customer Service Manager. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    First class Hotel with breakfast.
  • Dinner
    Welcome and Farewell dinner.
  • Lunch
    Lunch specified in programs
  • Excursions
    Excursion led by Naturalist Guide (English - Spanish).
  • Transfers in - out
    All sea and land transfers.
  • Snorkel Equipment
    Snorkel Equipment
  • Wet Suits
    Wet Suits
  • Taxes
    Taxes
  • GIA's photography link
    Photos of the tour HD (land and sea)
  • Airfare
    Airline Ticket
  • GNP Fee
    Galapagos National Park ticket USD $6 (Ecuadorians only).
  • CGG Card
    Immigration Card CGG USD $20 for all passenger (Pay at Guayaquil or Quito
  • GNP Fee
    Galapagos National Park ticket USD $100 (foreigner).
  • Lunch & Dinner
    Lunch and Dinner not specified in programs
  • Drinks
    Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional
    Unspecified expenses like Laundry Service, Phone Calls, etc.
  • Tips
    Tips

Available Packages

First Class / Single accommodation

 Our first class hotels are beautiful, with most including pools, waterfront restaurants and water views based upon availability. Being located in Galapagos, your hosts at GIA are very familiar with each hotel and their staff, and will always ensure that our guests receive the best rooms available as well as the most attentive service at all times. 

This is the option for those travelers who are enjoynig themselves while traveling around the Galapagos islands.

$2900
Deposit: $250
First Class / Double accommodation

 Our first class hotels are beautiful, with most including pools, waterfront restaurants and water views based upon availability. Being located in Galapagos, your hosts at GIA are very familiar with each hotel and their staff, and will always ensure that our guests receive the best rooms available as well as the most attentive service at all times. 

This is the option for a double accomodation room.

$2450
Deposit: $250
Moderate Class / Single accommodation

 Guests choosing our Moderate tours enjoy the same exceptional service and itinerary as “First Class” and “Luxury” (including private guide and private transportation), but with cost savings in the hotel accommodation. Our Moderate hotels are still very nice and conveniently located, just a few less bells & whistles (such as water views, pools and waterfront restaurants). 

This is the option for those travelers who are enjoynig themselves while traveling around the Galapagos islands. 

$2200
Deposit: $250
Moderate Class / Double accommodation

 Guests choosing our Moderate tours enjoy the same exceptional service and itinerary as “First Class” and “Luxury” (including private guide and private transportation), but with cost savings in the hotel accommodation. Our Moderate hotels are still very nice and conveniently located, just a few less bells & whistles (such as water views, pools and waterfront restaurants).  

 This is the option for a double accomodation room. 

$1885
Deposit: $250
Luxury Class - Single Accommodation

Our Luxury tours include the same exceptional service and itinerary as “Moderate” and “First Class,” the difference being your accommodation: Galapagos Islands’ most extravagant version of a Resort Hotel. All Luxury class hotels include a pool, hot tub, and oceanfront dining. Ocean views from individual rooms likely but not guaranteed. Luxury hotels may also include elevated decor, amenities, scenery and service. Being located in Galapagos, your hosts at GIA are very familiar with each hotel and their staff, and will always ensure that our guests receive the best rooms available as well as the most attentive service at all times. 

 This is the option for those travelers who are enjoynig themselves while traveling around the Galapagos islands.  

$4050
Deposit: $250
Luxury Class / Double Accommodation
$3608
Deposit: $250

Available options

Children - under 12 ( First Class )
$1100
Children - under 12 ( Moderate Class)
$500
Children - under 12 ( Luxury Class)
$1550
$2900
Deposit: $250

First Class / Single accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1
GALAPAGOS ARRIVAL (FLY TO BALTRA ISLAND AIRPORT) – DARWIN STATION

 DAY 1 - GALAPAGOS ARRIVAL (FLY TO BALTRA ISLAND AIRPORT) – CHARLES DARWIN STATION.

When you arrive at Baltra airport, our guide will be waiting for you to begin the tour. From the airport we will board a transport that will take us to the Itabaca canal (approximately 15 minutes). In Itabaca we will take the public ferry to cross the canal, the trip lasts 10 minutes approx. Then we will take our private transportation to Puerto Ayora - Santa Cruz Island (approximately 1 hour). Arrival at the hotel and check-in. Lunch (not included).  In the afternoon, we will visit CHARLES DARWIN STATION, where we can observe giant tortoises in captivity and learn about the breeding program of this majestic animal.  Return to the Hotel.  Welcome Dinner.

Your Organizer


GI
Galapagos Islands Adventure GIA
Galápagos Islands Adventure S.A. (GIA) is a Galapagueña company founded in 2007 by married couple Erika Jaramillo and José Benavides, permanent residents of the Galapagos Islands. Both are Tourism professionals and certified Naturalist Guides for the Galapagos National Park, each with 15 years of experience leading groups. Their mission at that time was to protect and share the natural beauty of the archipelago, as well as to invest in the Galapagos community. This is how the dream of Erika and José came to life.