ISLAND HOPPING GALAPAGOS TOURS
Starting at $663 pp
of land based Galapagos Tours
A Smart experience unlike any other. Carefully crafted island-hopping itineraries to explore the magic of Galapagos as a local. BEST PRICE GUARANTEE. We are a local DMC specialized on the Galapagos Islands and Cuyabeno Amazon Reserve. Working only with the best local suppliers, the income from tourism goes directly to locals and not big international companies.
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Relax on untouched uninhabited Islands surrounded by white sand beaches and endemic wildlife. Walk inside naturally made volcanic tunnels. Snorkel amongst sea lions and sharks. Enjoy the beauty of this majestic archipelago.
We have Hand-Selected and visited each of these hotels. We guarantee by personal and professional experience that you are getting the best service for each price range.
Prepare for your Galapagos Trip!
It has a tropical and semi arid climate. It tends to be a rainy and hot season from December to May. From July to November it tends to be a cooler, dry and cloudy season with daytime temperatures around 24/25 °C.
Galapagos landscapes are desolate, except in the highlands, which receive more abundant rainfall. Although in the Equator, Galapagos tends to have a cooler climate because of the multiple currents that pass through.
Night temperatures are pleasant and fresh at around 18/19 °C but can get cold during rainy nights. The average yearly humidity is: 79.0%, with an average of 5.1cm of rainfall a year (in highlands). The month where it most rains is in March.
Galapagos is a perfect destination ALL YEAR LONG! But weather can vary, so make sure you know what climate is going to be in Galapagos before you pack!
From December to May (warmer period): bring light clothing, a light sweatshirt, backpack, good camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, a light raincoat or umbrella for rain showers, a sun hat, and sandals. When going hiking on highlands and volcanos, you need a warmer sweatshirt, a raincoat, and hiking shoes.
From July to November (cooler period): bring light clothes, backpack, good camera, a sweatshirt or sweater and a light jacket. When going hiking on highlands and volcanos, you need a warmer sweatshirt, a raincoat, and hiking shoes.
Optional items: Dry bags to put your clothes in. If you have, bring on your binoculars with you.
Galapagos is one of the safest places in Latin America, but its always recommended to have travel insurance and be aware of your belongings. It's also always Smart to have sunscreen on hand, since skin care is important especially in the Equator.
Why travel with us?
We are a small local D.M.C. travel company made up of eco-business travel addicts with deep local knowledge, international service and love for nature. As specialists of Galapagos and Cuyabeno Reserve, we can offer our clients the best prices and services for your budget.
Deeply committed to helping our planet stay green, traveling with us makes your travel a smarter and more gratifying adventure.
Why choose Us?
Awarded Trip Advisor's Travellers' Choice award winner 2022
Galapagos Trip & Cuyabeno Advisor Specialists
Truly personal service & advise
We plant up to 50 trees for each Galapagos guest
We lived Galapagos and know by personal experience the best hotels, islands and services.
We accept credit card payments with the lowest fee (2.9%)
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50% of our clients are referrals from past clients.
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What is the best time to visit Cuyabeno?Every month offers ideal wildlife watching and great experience, but the big difference between Cuyabeno and other parts of the Amazon is the flooded lagoon. It is best to try and avoid dry season (December-February) as the lagoon may be dry.
Can I start my trip to Cuyabeno anyday of the week?Yes, we offer a wide variety of lodges with different operations each, so depending on your starting day we can offer a lodge that fits into your travel itinerary.
Can you arrange my transport from Quito to Lago Agrio and back?Yes we can. We work with a third party company that offers a private touristic bus route Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito for a convenient price. $22pp per way.
Are all the lodges the same?No, we have visited most lodges in Cuyabeno and know the differences between them. We will send you to the best quality/price option for you within your budget and travel dates.
How far in advance should I book?We recommend to save your spot at least two to three months in advance (specially during High season from June to September)
Can "Last Minute Tours" be arranged?"Yes, at Smart Galapagos we search for availability on all the lodges in Cuyabeno. Please try to book with at least 1 week in advance.
Can I change my travel date once booked?Yes, we can arrange a date change this without charges depending on availability on the same lodge. If there is no availability on the changed dates and you decide to cancel, there will not be any refund.
I'm traveling alone, can I go?"Of course! Solo travelers are welcome to travel to Cuyabeno or Galapagos with us. We don’t charge single supplement unless you prefer a private single room.
Can children go?Yes, there is no age limit for Cuyabeno tour, but we recommend it for children 4-5 or more since we will be enjoying walking tours. Children must be accompanied by their parents or an adult.
Can I pay with credit card?Yes, you can pay via transfer to our Ecuadorian bank or if you prefer with Credit Card for a small extra fee (2.9%, lowest in the market). Paypal is also accepted but fees are higher.
Do you have clean energy?Yes, we do work with renewable and clean solar power that works from 6pm until 10pm.
Are there communications & internet in the jungle?This is deep jungle, no internet is available except on one big tree in the middle of the lagoon that catches a very low signal :) For emergencies we do have telephone on most of our lodges.
Is travel insurance recommended?Yes, before traveling to Ecuador, please get a travel insurance.
Vaccination and insects?It is recommended to bring a repellent high in DEET. Precaution against yellow fever is recommended althought it is not mandatory to get vacinated for this part of the Amazon. Sleep with the mosquito net.