The Galapagos Island Hopping Budget Tours are designed for travelers on a budget, who want to see the highlights of the Galapagos Islands, enjoy lots of activities and to enjoy an all-inclusive package. You can have different English speaking guides every day and the groups (sizes, guides, and travelers) can vary. You’ll stay in a standard tourist class hotels with a private room and bathroom. All tours include three basic meals (local Ecuadorian food) a day, transportation on and between the islands and activities mentioned in the tour itinerary. Departure is possible every day of the year with a minimum of 1 guest.
The first step in your itinerary will be the arrival at Baltra Island, where you will be welcome and transported to Puerto Ayora. Then travel by speedboat to Isabela Island. In here you will visit the Flamingo lagoon and hike to the huge Sierra Negra Volcano. Then head to the Concha Perla’s bay for snorkeling. Back at Santa Cruz Island, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.The next Island, Santa Fe, here you will snorkel and observe beautiful wildlife and majestic cliffs.
DAY 1 (L, D):
BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON
It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to Baltra airport to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour.
At Baltra airport, an English speaking guide will pick you up to go to the port of Puerto Ayora (about 1 hour) where you can enjoy your lunch. Around 02:00 PM, you’ll take the small public speedboat to Isabela Island (about 2,5 hours). This can be a bumpy, wet ride so provide yourself a waterproof jacket and motion sickness medication if necessary. Upon arrival on Isabela Island, a driver will pick you up and you’ll visit the Flamingo Lagoon (short visit). After that, the driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.
If your flight is scheduled to arrive after 11:00 AM, you’ll stay at Santa Cruz Island on the first day because the last speedboat to Isabela Island leaves around 02:00 PM. Please note that you won’t have lunch if you arrive after 02:00 PM. If you have time you have an activity, either Tortuga Bay or Charles Darwin Station.
Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar.