Explore Galapagos 8 days/7 Nights

San Cristobal, Ecuador

KM
Kelly Mamo
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Jul 9 - 16, 2021
Group size: 2 - 12
Explore Galapagos 8 days/7 Nights
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Kelly Mamo
  • Email address verified

Jul 9 - 16, 2021
Group size: 2 - 12

About this trip

Explore the Galapagos Islands! Have you ever wanted to travel to an exotic location, but did not think you could afford it? This 8 day trip allows you to experience The Galapagos Islands,  located off the coast of Ecuador, in an affordable, yet exciting way- through daily tours while staying on the beautiful island of San Cristóbal! 


This island hosts a variety of unique animals and birds including sea lions, frigate birds giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, tropic birds, marine iguanas dolphins, and swallow-tailed gulls. Its vegetation includes Calandrinia galapagos, Lecocarpus darwinii, and trees such as Lignum vitae. The largest freshwater lake in the archipelago, Laguna El Junco, is located in the highlands of San Cristóbal. The capital of the province of Galapagos is  Puerto Banquierzo, Moreno which lies at the southern tip of the island, and is close to San Cristobal Airport.   

What’s included

  • Hotel Accommodations
    8 days/7 nights at Hotel Blue Marlin : incl. Free WiFi , swimming pool, jacuzzi, Rooms are equipped with TVs, private bathrooms, and air conditioning (or comparable hotel)
  • Daily Breakfast
    Breakfast is served at the hotel every morning with organic juice / fruits / coffee / tea.
  • 5 lunches
    Lunch is included on day of arrival and all scheduled tour days.
  • Tours
    Walking city tour, Highlands of San Cristobal, Isla Lobos, Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock, & Espanola Island
  • Salvoconducto form
    This confirms your Galápagos itinerary and accommodations within the islands – this form will be provided to our travelers
  • International Flights
    Book your international flights to San Cristóbal Airport (SCY) which may require you to stay one night in Quito or Guayaquil. We can offer a list of hotels.
  • Travel&Health Insurance
    Sometimes this can be purchased through the airline. Otherwise there are many companies that will provide this service for as little as $3 per day.
  • Dinners
    We will provide a list of nearby restaurants including seafood, sushi, pizza, burgers or traditional Ecuadorian food.
  • Covid tests
    All guests, even ones fully vaccinated will need to bring a negative covid test to Galapogos within 96 hours of travel. We can assist you in obtaining a test before your return to the states.
  • Galapagos Transit Card
    A $20 tax per person is payable at the Quito or Guayaquil airports. Please look for the counter before checking your bags.
  • Galapagos National Park
    Upon arrival to San Cristobal Airport, all guests will need to pay a $100 per person National park fee

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to San Cristobal- Galapagos

Upon your afternoon arrival from Guayaquil or Quito, you will be met by Ashley, an English speaking resident of the island at the San Cristobal Airport.  She will accompany you to the hotel after you retrieve your luggage and clear customs. 


After checking into the hotel, guests will be given a briefing during  lunch (included with organic juice) followed by a walking tour of the Malecon (city boardwalk) where guest will become familiar with the amenities available in the city. 


After the tour, guests can choose to relax at Playa Mann- a nearby beach, swim in the hotel pool, or shop in the local markets.


Evening:  


Ashley and I will return to discuss any optional tours. These are not included in the package price and can be purchased upon arrival during the first night.  Options include:


Stand Up paddle boarding

Kayaking

Deep Sea Fishing

Surf or surfing lessons

Biking

Diving

Hiking

Yoga 

Galapagos endemic beer tasting 

Exotic fruit tasting 


 

A complete list with prices will be emailed to you. 


Your Organizer


KM
Kelly Mamo
I am a teacher that loves to travel! I have been to Galapagos many times and met Ashley there. We became great friends and wish to make Galapagos more obtainable to others and to help the local people recover from the pandemic.