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ESSENTIAL 8 DAY GALAPAGOS WISDOM TOUR 

ESSENTIAL 8 DAY GALAPAGOS WISDOM TOUR 

In this ESSENTIAL 8 DAY GALAPAGOS WISDOM TOUR you are going to enjoy some of the unique spots of untouched uninhabited Islands with outstanding service on a sustainable tour.  

ISLANDS YOU ARE GOING TO VISIT:

  • Santa Cruz   

  • Baltra     

  • Isabela    

OPTIONAL:

  • Santa Fé

  • North Seymour

 

THIS TOUR IS IDEAL FOR:

  • Light Adventure travelers who don't want to miss on the best spots and experiences in Galapagos. 

  • Budget friendly travelers 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk inside petrified Lava Tunnels.

  • See Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural habitat. 

  • Beach time at the world famous white sand beach of Tortuga Bay.

  • Relax on white sand beaches away from the crowds. 

  • Kayak tour to the penguins. 

  • Trekking to an active volcano in Isabela and enjoy amazing views.

  • Snorkel in Puerto Ayora's Bay + Visit Isla Lobos, "Channel of Love" & Las Grietas. 

OPTIONAL UPGRADES:

  • Navigable tour to the beautiful torquoise lagoon at Santa Fé Island to do great snorkeling and then relax at "Hidden Beach" 

  • Yacht tour to the breathtaking North Seymour Island (or Bartholomew, Plazas or Santa Fé Islands)

  • Diving or Discovery Diving at North Seymour Island with friendly sharks. 

  • Snorkel at the unique "Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas" in Isabela (One of our favorite spots) 

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HOTELS:

Beautiful hand-picked Hotels on every island with private rooms with A/C and private clean bathrooms with hot water. 24/7 filtered water, coffee and tea. Great location and service. 

 

COMFORT HOTELS INCLUDED ON TOUR: 2 & 3 * Hotels. 

Cozy, comfortable, clean and great location!  The Smartest option for adventure loving travelers looking for a clean room, good breakfast and a smart service!. Perfect for couples and families!

 

PREMIUM HOTELS (UPGRADE AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COST): 3 & 4 * Hotels.

Charming & elegant! Close to everything, these classy hotels offer great location, views and service! Our hand-picked selection of Premium hotels are the SMARTEST option for those seeking a Superior hotel. 

Be prepared to be amazed by breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife, this is what makes the Galapagos Islands one of the most fascinating places in the world!

Budget & Comfort Hotels 

Superior Hotels  Galapagos Tour

* Superior Hotels on Standard or Garden View Rooms

 

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* Superior Hotels on Suites and Ocean View Rooms

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Essential 8 Day Galapagos Wisdom Tour Itinerary

Day 1) Baltra - Santa Cruz

We will meet you at the airport at Baltra Island and transfer you to Santa Cruz Island. Then we will head to  "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations and a private ranch were you are going to see the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises on their natural habitat. Also, enjoy the volcanic reality of the Galapagos walking inside a petrified Lava tunnel.  Box-lunch included.  At night enjoy a Premium welcome dinner and a good night sleep at your hotel. Accommodation at your selected hotel.

Day 2) Santa Cruz Island

After a nice breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel and go to the pier to start a 3 hour bay tour. This is a snorkeling and walking guided tour to "Lobos Island", Love Channel, "Las Grietas" and "Playa de los Perros" (Dog's Beach). After your trip, return to your hotel and  then enjoy a free afternoon walking to the famous white beach of Tortuga Bay (a beautiful beach top 5 in the world). Swim in "Playa Mansa" and enjoy kayaking if you'd like (not included $10 pp). At night you can go eat at the "Kioskos Street" where you can find a huge selection of street food and delicious local dishes. Accommodation on your hotel.

 

Day 3) Santa Cruz 

Breakfast at your hotel + free day to enjoy Puerto Ayora. You can visit the Ninfas Lagoon, Charles Darwin Station or just relax on the beach at "Playa de los Alemanes".  You can also enjoy this day at the breathtaking "Tortuga Bay Beach" and swim at Playa Mansa. 

Accommodation at your selected hotel.

Day 4) Santa Cruz+Isabela

Breakfast + free morning to visit the World renowned white sand beach of Tortuga Bay (return to your hotel at 1pm). Swim at Playa Mansa and enjoy the iguanas + transfer to Isabela Island on a fast boat (2 hours).Pick up from the Pier in Isabela Island and transfer to your hotel.

At night, enjoy a nice dinner included in "Royal Rock" restaurant.

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Day 5) Isabela - Volcano

Breakfast and then we go trekking to an active volcano. This 4-5 hours (16km both ways) hike to Volcán Sierra Negra and Volcán Chico will offer you breathtaking views of the second largest oceanic crater in the world as well as amazing views of northern Isabela Island. Enjoy a Box lunch with this view. Return to your hotel and relax on the white beach of Isabela. At night enjoy a nice sleep at your selected hotel.

Day 6) Isabela 

Kayak to the Penguins

After breakfast,  we will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the pier to start our kayaking tour in search of the penguins at Tintoreras Islet. This is a short kayaking tour in the bay. Snorkel at Concha de Perla included. Dinner at "El Faro" restaurant and accommodation at your selected hotel included.

 

Day 7) Isabela - S. Cruz

After breakfast,  enjoy your last morning in Isabela walking to "La Galapaguera", "Concha de Perla" or "Wall of Tears". You can also just relax on the beautiful white sand beach of Isabela. Return to your hotel for check out and then we will take you to the pier to take the transfer ferry to Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival go to your hotel to check in and enjoy the afternoon at this beautiful small town. Special farewell Dinner in front of the sea at a beautiful restaurant.Overnight at your selected hotel

​​Day 8) Santa Cruz - Baltra

After breakfast we will  pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport in Baltra Island. Tour ends at Itabaca Channel from where you cross to Baltra Island (Where the airport is located) to take your flight back to mainland Ecuador. On the way to the airport we will make a short visit "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations (We might also visit them on Day 1)

 

UNTIL NEXT TIME GALAPAGOS! WE WILL MEET AGAIN!

 

THANK YOU FOR TRAVELING WITH SMART GALAPAGOS :)

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Great service, tailored itinerary, great suppliers for the trips, lots of thoughtful details,would highly recommend.​ Juan tailored the trip to suit our budget & we were incredibly impressed with the quality of the trips & service received.”

Rachel, London UK

Amy G.

“Juan Pablo was a great organiser, with consistent communication via Whatsapp so we always knew what was going on. The included tours (e.g snorkelling, boat tours) were amazing and we saw lots of what the Galapagos had to offer."

Nick C, Ohio E.E.U.U 

"I just got back from the most amazing trip to the Galapagos Islands. I want to thank Juan from Smart Galapagos for the best trip, He arranged everything from getting there and setting up excursions to dinners. He took all the work out of planning and organizing, and we were able to just enjoy our time."

Linda B., E.E.U.U

“Thank you Juan for the excellent tours! The Galápagos are wonderful! What great excursions we had seeing the turtles, sea lions, iguanas, sharks, penguins, boobies, frigates, and beautiful beaches! The food choices (restaurants) were excellent too! It was a dream vacation!”
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Price includes:  Transfers in Galapagos as per itinerary, Accommodation in single/double or triple room on selected hotels.

Meals as indicated in itinerary. Professional Bilingual Guide on tours. Local guide on visits. Snorkel equipment during navigable tours. All Inter island transportation. Tours & Excursions according to itinerary. Purified water, coffee and tea available during at hotels.

Prices do not include:  Local flight to/from Galapagos, Galapagos National Park Entrance: Ecuadorians $6, CAN $50, Foreigners US$ 100. Entrance to Private Ranch ($5).  Galapagos Transit card (INGALA): US$ 20.00, Lobito bus to/from Itabaca channel ($5), Isabela pier tax: Ecuadorians $5, foreigners $10. Bottled drinks & alcoholic Drinks. Boat taxis to/from fast boat ($0.80).  Services not specified, Medical & Travel Insurance (must be acquired by client), Tips.

Important Notes:

♦  We provide truly personal service & advise previous and during your tour. ♦ All prices are per person in US dollars. ♦  Breakfast in Budget & comfort hotel in San Cristobal is not included.

♦  Children under 12 years old – 20% off ♦ Upgrades are net prices per person and do not apply for discounts/coupons. ♦ Credit card payment please add 5.7%. ♦ There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands. ♦ Available upgrades are on yellow on map. ♦ Children under 2 have special conditions and only have to cover a few costs. ♦It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to the Galapagos Islands and a late departure time from the Galapagos Islands to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. ♦ Smart Galapagos reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to availabilities, weather conditions, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances. ♦ Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended. You can find filtered water for free on all Smart Galapagos Hotels.

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