Barefoot Expeditions: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Peru Travel Adventures

Galapagos Islands Adventure Loop (Six Days)

Visit some of the most beautiful islands in the Galapagos Archipelago. The tour is tailor for you to get close to the flora and fauna with the lowest environmental impact possible.


Santa Cruz, Isabela and uninhabited island Tour (6 days)

BALTRA, SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS / DAY 1
Arrival on Baltra airport, transfer to Santa Cruz. We'll have lunch in a local farm and then spot giant tortoises in the wild nearby. After having taken pictures of these quiet animals, we will head to Garrapatero a nice beach where we can swim and relax. (Please have you bath suit put on or in your backpack). Then we will go the port town of Puerto Ayora to our hotel, check in dinner. Meals included: -/L/-
PLAZAS, SANTA FE, BARTOLOME or SEYMUR. / DAY 2
Today we will have a yacht tour to an uninhabited island. That will be either Plazas, Santa Fé, Bartolomé or Seymour. The destination will depend on availability at booking and day of the week, as the Park gives daily itineraries (Monday to one island, Tuesday to another) to avoid crowding the islands. Meals included: B/L/-
ISABELA ISLAND / DAY 3
At 7 AM we boat to Isabela. The ride takes 2h 30. At arrival our guide will pick you up and take you to the hotel. Our first visit will be the Wetlands. This mangrove area is home to numerous species from marine iguanas to reintroduced tortoises, Darwin finches, we will also visit the Flamingo lagoon. Lunch in town and in the afternoon we will visit the Tintoreras islet (shared basis tour). There we can spot the Penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions, and even sometimes sharks resting in a lava tunnel. The tour include also snorkeling, usually we can spot turtles there. Meals included: B/L/-
ISABELA ISLAND (SIERRA NEGRA AND VOLCANO CHICO HIKE) / DAY 4
Today we will hike to Sierra Negra volcano and Volcano Chico. The hike is long (16km in total, around 6 hours), but really worth it. We can hike with spectacular lava sceneries and views to the northern volcanoes and Fernandina island. Lunch and then back to port, around 3PM, time free to enjoy the beach or visit (on your own, entrance free the Concha y Perla lagoon or the Tortoise breeding center. · IN HOSTAL CATEGORY THIS TOUR IS SHARED WITH BOX LUNCH AS LUNCH · IN ALL OTHER CATEGORIES IT IS PRIVATE WITH LUNCH IN A RESTAURANT Meals included: B/L/-
ISABELA / DAY 5
Today we will go to a (shared) tour of Cabo Rosa : this is a 2 hour boat ride to get to a fabulous site made of volcanic tunnels going under and over the sea level. We will walk a bit on the lava and then snorkel. Back to port around 2h30PM, time free to enjoy the beach. Meals included: B/L/-
SANTA CRUZ AND BALTRA / DAY 6
At 05h30AM pick up at the hotel and transfer to the pier to catch the 06AM boat to Santa Cruz. Breakfast and transfer to Baltra to catch your flight to mainland. Meals included: B/-/-



Included

  • All visits accompanied by a naturalist guide of the National Park (English speaking)
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportation on the islands (boat, bus, plane)
  • Accommodation in double rooms with private bathroom in the hotel category chosen
  • Snorkelling equipment (up to size 45)

Not Included

  • Airflight rate to Galápagos (we can book the flights for you)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (100 USD for adults / 50 USD for children)
  • INGALA Card (Tourist Migratory Control Card: 20 USD per person)
  • Optional wet suit rental ($5 USD per day)
  • Extra drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

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  • “We had a wonderful time. Everything exceeded our expectations.”

    The McDonalds, San Francisco, CA
  • “Great Galapagos trip through Barefoot Expeditions – Highly recommended Service”
    As one of our main highlights for our 3 1/2 weeks Ecuador travel we wanted to go for a Galapagos cruise and found Barefoot Expeditions through tripadvisor as a well recommended agency with great personal service. The agency, located in Quito, is owned by Diego and Kerstin and their web page gives a good taste of their service.

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