Ecuador Galapagos islands

Karina Safari
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May 26 - 30, 2018
Group size: 8 - 14
Ecuador Galapagos islands

Karina Safari
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20 reviews

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*)


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

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


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

Available Packages

Early bird
Available until Dec 31, 20176 left
Deposit: $700
Count me in!
Available until Mar 31, 20188 left
Deposit: $700
Child up to 12 y.o
Available until Mar 31, 20186 left
Deposit: $700

Available options

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

Early bird
Past Trip


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

Karina Safari
20 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond


One of the best trips I had. Great company, very picturesque hikes and comfortable accommodations. Everything was organized perfectly with a good balance between hikes, sightseeing and free time. Karina took care of all the logistics, which made the trip very relaxing. We covered a lot of places in 12 days - more than it would be possible on my own. Highly recommended!
Amazing trip - great people, well-organized itinerary, and an opportunity to surround yourself with unbelievable nature all day, every day. A truly refreshing change of pace and surroundings. If you are hesitating about whether to sign up, nervous about traveling with people you don't know, doubting your level of physical preparedness, talk to Karina - and then do it! You won't regret it. This trip is a breath of air and an experience to remember for a lifetime.
It was an awesome trip!! Karina created the best agenda that allowed us to experience different places/things. The local crew/guide was professional and took care everything for us, and the food is better than expected. Karina stayed connected with us before and throughout the whole trip and responded quickly to our questions/concerns. Highly recommended!
This was a fantastic trip, with top-notch organization, carefully selected itineraries and a very professional local crew. The food was delicious and we enjoyed comfy accommodations as well. Karina is on every detail, so everything ran smoothly. Highly recommended!
We spent an excellent and adventurous two weeks with Karina in Patagonia this end of "summer". Karina created the perfect itinerary that allowed us to experience so many unique places there. It was a good mix of hiking and more relaxed days. We were hiking up and down the sides of mountains, walking on glacier (even had whiskey in the Ice Bar), had tour to visit penguin’s colony on Isla Magdalena, city tour, Tango Show and tango lesson. The trip was very robust in terms of activity level, and I would classify it (hiking part) as moderate/strenuous due to the long days of hiking. Five stars for Karina’s planning and organizational skills. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends, and I look forward to new adventures with Karina.
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One of the best trips I've done! I am mainly either a solo traveler or prefer to go with my family But 4 days hiking trip to Montana Glacier NP has changed my preferences :) Thank you very much, it's been a pleasure and FUN Met so many interesting intelligent people, would highly recommend if you enjoy active vacations
By Yelena Margulis on Sep 10, 2020
I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory Lyakhovitskiy on Mar 14, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan Toibazarova on Jun 20, 2019