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"Short & Sweet"

Tour

Starting at $729

Classic

DAYS

STYLE

TRIP RATING

3-4-5

CLASSIC

CLASSIC IS ALWAYS BETTER

Most popular tour for CLASSIC nature loving travelers on a fast paced schedule. 

Superior & Premium   

Hand-picked Hotels Included.

Explore up to 5 different Islands.

Discover uninhabited Islands on

premium yachts.

Acommodation​

Meals as Itinerary

Snorkeling 

INCLUDES:

Guided Tours

Yachting Tours

Land Tours​

Pick up/Drop off      (from airport)

           24/7

Travel Assitance

 Face to Face

Wildlife Encounters

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Baltra - Santa Cruz

Pick up from airport + Lava Tunnels + Galapagos Tortoise Visit

We will meet you at the airport at Baltra Island and transfer you to Santa Cruz Island.

Then we will visit "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations and a private ranch (Entrance included) where we will visit the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoise on their natural habitat.

 

Also we will see the volcanic reality of the Galapagos walking inside a petrified Lava tunnel. 

 

At night enjoy a Premium welcome dinner and a good night sleep at your Superior or Premium category Hotel.

DAY 3

North Seymour

Yacht to North Seymour Island (or Bartolomé or Plazas Islands)

Breakfast at your hotel and then we pick you up to take our comfortable yacht that will take us to the incredible island of North Seymour. This uninhabited island is one of our favorites for animal lovers. Here you will see a large colony of Blue-footed boobies and the extremely photogenic Great Frigate birds. Also lookout for swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, land iguanas, sea lions and more. 

North Seymour is particularly famous for its elegant Frigatebirds that, during mating season, rewards us with the vision (and photographs) of males inflating their guttural pouch into an enormous scarlet-red balloon to attract the females. 

After a delicious lunch onboard the yacht, we head to Bachas Beach, a beautiful white coralline expanse. This is the perfect place for practicing snorkeling, swimming or to simply enjoy the white soft sand. Several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea provide feeding grounds for various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos.

Return to Puerto Ayora and enjoy another Premium dinner in one of the best restaurants in the Galapagos. 

Overnight at your Superior or Premium Hotel. 

DAY 2

Santa Cruz - Pinzón

Snorkel at Pinzón Island or Santa fé Island

After a nice breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up to start our navigable snorkeling tour to Pinzón Island or Santa Fé Island. Both options offer incredible marine wildlife and a unique underwater experience.

 

Sport Fishing (Catch and release) can be done. On this snorkeling tour we might see White Tip sharks (Friendly), marine turtles, sea lions and much more.

 

We will enjoy lunch on board before going to a beautiful white sand beach away from the crowd. Enjoy your time on this paradise before returning to Puerto Ayora.

 

Return and rest at your carefully selected Superior or Premium category hotel. 

DAY 4

Santa Cruz - Baltra

Visit to Gemelos + transfer to airport at Baltra Island

Breakfast at your hotel and free morning to enjoy Tortuga Bay (Depending on your flight time).

 

Return in time to your hotel from where we will pick you up and transfer 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 (Might also visit them on Day 1)

With your travel with us, we will plant 70 trees per person to maintain our planet green and smart!

Itineraries "Short & Sweet" Tour

3 Day Itinerary


D1) Pick up from airport + Transfer to Santa Cruz Island + Visit to the Lava Tunnels + Visit to a Ranch to see Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their Natural habitat + PREMIUM Dinner + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D2) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Navigable Yacht tour to Bartolomé Island (Or Seymour, Plazas or Santa Fé Island) + Lunch on board + Snorkel + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D3) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Transfer to Itabacca Channel + Visit to "Los Gemelos" Volcanic formation (might visit them on Day 1) + cross to Baltra Island UNTIL NEXT TIME GALAPAGOS! THANKS FOR TRAVELING WITH SMART GALAPAGOS, WE WILL PLANT 70 NATIVE TREES IN YOUR NAME!




4 Day Itinerary


D1) Pick up from airport + Transfer to Santa Cruz Island + Visit to the Lava Tunnels + Visit to a Ranch to see Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their Natural habitat + PREMIUM Dinner + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D2) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Navigable snorkeling tour to Santa Fé Island (or Pinzón Island) + Lunch on board + Snorkel + Visit to a white sand beach + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D3) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Navigable Yacht tour to Bartolomé Island (Or Seymour, Plazas or Santa Fé Island) + Lunch on board + Snorkel + PREMIUM dinner + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D4) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Transfer to Itabacca Channel + Visit to "Los Gemelos" Volcanic formation (might visit them on Day 1) + transfer to Baltra Island and to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador. UNTIL NEXT TIME GALAPAGOS! THANKS FOR TRAVELING WITH SMART GALAPAGOS, WE WILL PLANT 70 NATIVE TREES IN YOUR NAME!




5 Day Itinerary


D1) Pick up from airport + Transfer to Santa Cruz Island + Visit to the Lava Tunnels + Visit to a Ranch to see Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their Natural habitat + PREMIUM Dinner + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D2) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Navigable Yacht tour to North Seymour Island (Or Bartolomé, Plazas or Santa Fé Island) + Lunch on board + Snorkel + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D3) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Navigable snorkeling tour to Santa Fé Island (or Pinzón Island) + Lunch on board + Snorkel + Visit to a white sand beach + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D4) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Navigable Yacht tour to Bartolomé Island (Or Seymour, Plazas or Santa Fé Island) + Lunch on board + Snorkel + PREMIUM dinner + Accommodation (Superior or Premium) D5) Breakfast + Pick up from hotel + Transfer to Itabacca Channel + Visit to "Los Gemelos" Volcanic formation (might visit them on Day 1) + transfer to Baltra Island and to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador. UNTIL NEXT TIME GALAPAGOS! THANKS FOR TRAVELING WITH SMART GALAPAGOS, WE WILL PLANT 70 NATIVE TREES IN YOUR NAME!





HIGHLIGHTS

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.

  • Walk inside petrified Lava Tunnels!

    Inmerse yourself into a naturally created lava tunnel.

  • Observe Giant Galapagos Tortoises 

    ...on their natural habitat.

  • Beach time at beautiful White Sand Beaches.

    Relax & enjoy.

  • Enjoy a Premium Yacht tour to an Uninhabited Island!

    Premium life-style surrounded by pristine nature.

  • Snorkel with unique Marine Life

    Such as friendly Sharks, Tortoises, and Sea Lions.

  • Face to face encounters with the Endemic Wildlife

    ...like the Blue footed Boobie.

HOTELS

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.

 

PRICES

As Galapagos specialists we offer you the best price possible. Hand-picked services, hotels and tours for every budget.

3 Day Tour

PRICE

         (based on two or more traveleres)    

             Superior Hotels        $729                               Premium Hotels       $798                 

                     4 Day Tour 

PRICE

         (based two or more traveleres)

                   Superior Hotels      $1047              

                  Premium Hotels      $1148              

5 Day Tour

PRICE

         (based two or more traveleres)

                    Superior Hotels     $1497             

                    Premium Hotels     $1631               

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Travel Tips

Prepare for your Galapagos Trip!

Clothing


Make sure you know what climate is going to be in Galapagos before you pack! Check out our Month to Month Climate Description of Galapagos: ---------------------

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.

Climate

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.

Health Precautions

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?

  • Galapagos Trip & Cuyabeno Advisor Specialists

  • Truly personal service & advise

  • We plant up to 70 trees for each Galapagos guest

  • We have lived Galapagos and know by personal experience the best hotels, islands and services.

  • We accept credit card payments with the lowest fee (2.9%)

  • Local knowledge - International service

  • Lowest Price Guarantee

  • Free Galapagos & Cuyabeno travel planner

  • Carefully Hand-Selected Lodges

  • 50% of our clients are referrals from past clients.

  • Hundreds of Smart & happy clients.

  • Fast response and availability check.

About Us

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is the best time to visit Galapagos?


365 days of the year, Galapagos is one the most amazing places to visit. Every season is diferent and offers unique wildlife experiences, as well as climates. Every person has different climate and travel tastes and therefore you should base your decision on yours. Contact us so we can arrange the perfect dates and tour for you.




Can I start my trip to Galapagos anyday of the week?


Yes, we offer a wide variety of hotels with different operations each, so depending on your starting day we can offer a hotel that fits into your travel itinerary.




Are all the hotels the same?


No, we have visited most hotels in Galapagos 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?


Galapagos is one of the busiest bucket list destinations in South America. We recommend to save your spot at least five to six months in advance (specially if you plan on traveling during High season from May to September and December)




Can "Last Minute Tours" be arranged?


Yes, at Smart Galapagos we search for availability on all Hotels, Cruises, Yachts and Tours for you. Please try to book with at least 1 month in advance. Some Cruises and Island Hopping tours can be booked at last minute prices if there is availability, BUT if you want to secure your trip with the BEST services, it is better to do it with time. Follow us on Social Media to check our SMART LAST MINUTE OPTIONS! INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/smartgalapagos/ PINTEREST - https://www.pinterest.com/smartgalapagos/




Can I change my travel date once booked?


Yes, we can arrange a date change BUT there will be some charges (administrative and supplier's fees). Changes MUST be done with AT LEAST 45 days in advance. 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 Galapagos or Cuyabeno with us. We will charge a small single supplement fee. (Others charge 80%, we charge 20%)




Can children go?


Yes, there is no age limit for Galapagos. Children must be accompanied by their parents or an adult. We recommend the MINIMUM age for children traveleres to be at least 2 years of age. Ask us for our FAMILY FRIENDLY tours.




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.




Is there good internet in Galapagos?


You can find wi-fi on all our Smart selected hotels, but take into account that internet will be slow anywhere in the Galapagos.




Is travel insurance recommended?


Yes, before traveling to Ecuador, please get a travel insurance.





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