Galapagos Islands Hopping. Evolution Discovery

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

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Karina Safari
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May 16 - Dec 23, 2017
Group size: 1-16
Galapagos Islands Hopping. Evolution Discovery
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Karina Safari
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3 reviews

$1640
Deposit: $500
May 16 - Dec 23, 2017
Group size: 1-16

About this trip

I invite you to Galapagos Islands Hopping adventure!

Join our international group and have fun! :-)


You will spend 6 days at this unique and untouched destination on Earth, located 600 miles (1000km) away from Ecuadorian mainland in the Pacific Ocean.


You will see abundant wildlife and marine creatures of Galapagos at their natural habitat, and they don't afraid of you, they interact with you!

Sunbath with marine iguanas, swim with sea lion puppies, watch giant tortoises mating and endemic galapagos birds fishing at the sunset...


You will have a plenty of snorkeling, swimming in the warm ocean, hikes and wildlife watching EVERYDAY.


Galapagos is not a typical tropical paradise, as most of the islands are volcanic origin and look like the surface of Moon.


This trip is not a relaxing beach vacation, this is a life-time adventure (but no extreme sports activities or risks involved :-)


Don't miss this chance to see Galapagos, the world natural wonder, and the most desired destination for all ambitious travelers!


You can choose from guaranteed scheduled departures every month & all year round 2017:


JANUARY 17-22

FEBRUARY 14-19

MARCH 14-19

APRIL 11-16

MAY 16-21

JUNE 13-18

JULY 18-23

AUGUST 22-27

SEPTEMBER 19-24

OCTOBER 17-22

NOVEMBER 21-26

DECEMBER 19-24 ($100 holiday surchage)

What’s included

- ALL Airport transfers

- ALL meals on the islands (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

- Daily tours with English speaking naturalist guide licensed by the National Park

- All transportation (speed-boat, bus transfers) 

- Snorkel gear and short wetsuit

- Lodging on islands in double or triple rooms (basic hotels/ guest houses)

- Isabela port fee on arrival

Not included

- International flights to/from Quito or Guayaquil

- Domestic flights from/to mainland Ecuador (~$400-460)

- Admission fee to Galapagos National Park $120 per adult ($50 per child up to 12 y.o.) paid on arrival to Galapagos

- Travel insurance ($1-2 per day)

- Optional: hotel stays in Quito before/after tour, upgrades/ additional days of stay/activities not mentioned in the itinerary

- Drinks & alcoholic beverages at the bar

Before You Go

This tour offers a good option for budget conscious travelers and families wanting to visit the Galapagos without spending all their savings! We do not sacrifice on visits, you’ll see plenty of endemic/native species and have great snorkel excursions. 


Our guides are English speaking and licensed by the national park, and our hotels are clean and welcoming, all rooms with private bathrooms. 

There is also an option to upgrade hotels for a bit more comfortable options. 

You can stay 6 days, or extend your stay for more days.

We provide the snorkel equipment and wetsuits, so there are no hidden costs, just bring extra cash for after tour beers and some souvenirs to bring home! 


Travel in a fun group of international travelers and enjoy the Galapagos as its best, don't hesitate to join us!


DIFFICULTY: EASY TO MODERATE

(swimming in the open water will be required)


CHILDREN are OK on this tour, recommended age 9+


ECUADOR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

- Travel document - passport valid no less than 6 months after your entrance to Ecuador with at least 1 blank page for visa stamp.

- Travel insurance for all period of stay

- On departure from Ecuador non-US citizens have to represent a proof of residence (valid green-card or US visa in their passport).  


You DON'T need vaccinations for this trip


WEATHER/CLIMATE:

The weather conditions in the end of November will be very comfortable. 

Air Temp (Max / Min): +26/21C, 79/70F

Average Water Temperature: +23C/ 73F


Detailed "travel tips" and "what to bring" list will be provided to the registered travelers.

Available options

Single supplementSold Out
$200
Accomodation upgrade (hotels 2,5*)Sold Out
$250
Day visit to Bartolome or Seymour Norte IslandSold Out
$265

Itinerary

SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND
DAY 1
Arrival to San Cristobal island in the morning. Meet at the airport with your local guide and transfer to hotel. Get settled and enjoy a nice Ecuadorian lunch. Visit Loberia Beach: a beautiful beach with great snorkeling! You may spot sea turtles, rays, sea lions and many species of colorful fish. A nice hike to a cliff to see endemic birds such as blue footed boobies and frigate birds. Back to hotel to get ready for dinner.

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
3 reviews
I'm originally from Moscow (Russia) and I reside in San Francisco bay area since 2012 . I'm registered as official seller of travel in CA. Before moving to United States I lived 4 years in Ecuador and Colombia, where I dedicated myself to traveling and worked as a travel guide. Later, I opened my local tour operator agency in Quito (Ecuador). But my passion for tourism started long time before that, in my hometown, when in 2006 I decided to quit my comfortable and well-paid office job in search for adventure. I joined a Traveler Club, where we created exclusive expeditions around the Globe with well-known leaders of Russian Geographic society. Having 10 years of expertise in adventure tourism, I could build an exceptional and reliable team of guides and partners in every destination I work. All connections are proven by years of successful cooperation. But no matter how many years I’ve been in the industry, I’m a constant student of the best practices and always ready to adapt new ways of creating the best travel adventures for you! Let's connect and go travel together! My favorite travel experiences: - Hiking the "Avenue of volcanoes" in Ecuador - See the sunrise over Machu Picchu - Dancing with locals at Latin American festivals - Everest Base camp trek, Nepal - Snorkeling with lea lions and iguanas at Galapagos

Reviews

MB
Short version: great trip, do it with Karina for the ultimate experience. Longer version: Both my wife and I are avid travelers and don't trust our vacations to anyone lightly. We did good trips with REI and Active Adventures in the past, so we were on the fence about this one. But once we met Karina in person, we were completely sold by her knowledge of the area and its culture as well as Karina's outpouring positive energy. All the communication during the preparation was timely and informative. The hiking guide operators were excellent. All transitions between hikes and hotels were problem free. The food was better than expected. It also helps to have good like-minded group members and that's where we got really lucky. Already miss my new friends! But again, kudos to Karina as good leaders attract good people.
IM
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Visiting Peru was a huge dream of mine for quite some time and I was thrilled to join this tour. Simply Flawless experience all the way! From the moment I called Karina (Safarika Travel) to get more information about the tour till the moment I returned home, exhausted but so-so happy and full of incredible emotions and precious memories! Amazing-amazing time! Usually I plan and organize my own trips, joining a group tour was a new thing for me, exciting yet unknown. What a great decision I’ve made! Not for a single moment I had any doubts about Karina’s professionalism. Not even once throughout the trip I have looked at any of my flight/transportation details or hotel bookings. Karina was on top of everything! Always very caring and kind, informative and professional. Karina provided us with all the necessary information way in advance before the trip and while we were on the journey. Everything was very well organized. We were only responsible for enjoying Peru and ourselves! What’s even more, Karina was able to gather a great group of like-minded and very interesting people who became a vital part of this fantastic experience. It was so hard to say our Good Byes. Truly blessed with this trip and hope to be able to join Karina in her many other wonderful adventures.
YL
Travel is about new experiences, mesmerizing vistas, incredible new friends, rewarding challenges, and just ... fun. All that and much more was in the Karina's trip to Peru. Karina's planning and organizational skills are exceptional. Her professionalism and knowledge can please anyone. Peru is amazingly beautiful and so versatile country that eight days are not enough to cover it all, but with Karina I got the flavor of the country and know for sure I will be back someday. If you are longing for breathtaking views, interesting people and experiences, challenging summits, uplifting energy, and gourmet food - that trip is for you!