A leisurely paced adventure designed for travelers interested in meeting local people
This adventure in the magical Galapagos islands is leisurely paced. We'll sleep in dry land every night and go on daily excursions to uninhabited islands.
Some travelers enjoy meeting the locals as well as learning about nature. This adventure will grant that opportunity to the participants.
We'll sleep in two islands, Santa Cruz and Isabela, and every day we'll have a different type of adventure from cruising to hiking up a volcano, with snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding in the mix.
Flight to Galápagos,
The adventure begins at highlands of the island SANTA CRUZ: tortoises and lava tunnels
Arrival in Puerto Ayora, check in
Departure to ISABELA Island speed boat for 2 hours,
Tour to Sierra Negra Volcano, 5 miles hike
PM. -Visit the Flamingos lagoon,
Tour to Tintoreras island, (snorkel, with penguins, small White-tip sharks, Sea turtles)
P. M. at the beach
Biking to the "Wall of tears" penal colony, learn history of early colonizers
P. M. Boat ride back to SANTA CRUZ
Visit Charles Darwin station.
BARTHOLOMEW ISLAND At 6 am our guide will pick us up and start the cruise to Bartolomé, Breakfast on board.
This is one of the islands with a unique volcanic landscape in the world, is a book of geology
we'll enjoy snorkeling with penguins
NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND
blue-footed boobies, colony of frigates and other birds, Iguanas, lizards and sea lions, snorkeling at LAS BACHAS
SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND
snorkeling, birds & land iguana
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick-up at Participants hotel in Guayaquil
End location: Drop-off at Participants hotel in Guayaquil
Duration: 8 days
This is an eight days / seven nights adventure spending the nights in two islands: Santa Cruz and Isabela
This is an ALL INCLUSIVE adventure with two noticeable exception.
DINNERS are not included and this is for one good reason:
Based on my experience it is best to leave the aprticipants to walk around by themselves. The town's quite colorful and there are so many options that I opt to give freewill and the freedom to walk about exploring the town.
Yes, I'll be available to join in and walk with the participants if they want it that way
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 U.S. DOLLARS - When visiting the Galapagos islands there will be an opportunity for souvenirs at the airport.
Galapagos national park fee.
Sea-sickness medicine is something that travelers should handle in a personal manner and always consulting your own physician.
The Galapagos islands are isolated from mainland ( 600 miles) so any personal medicine should be purchased well in advance in order for them to last the duration of the tour.
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.
I focus 100% in sharing my country with the participants of my tours. That is why I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Not applicable in the Galapagos islands