01 2311889

Call us Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

call us on

01 2311888

Call our Adventure Tour Specialist


As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices.

The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.


Whatever your style, see it your way

Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone loves to travel the same way. G Adventures Travel Styles gather trips of a feather together so you can spend less time searching and more time dreaming about where you'll go next.

Adventure Tours  >  South America Adventure Tours  >  Galapagos Island Hopping

Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure Tour

South America


  • Ecuador


Looking for more than a cruise to the islands? A week of touring the less-explored parts of the Galápagos Islands is the answer. We'll start in Santa Cruz, then head to Floreana to stay on a part of the island that sees less visitors than the rest. From there it's on to Isabela for a few days of hiking, snorkelling, and visiting the island's main highlights. Top that off with a hike up Sierra Negra Volcano ' the second-largest volcanic crater in the world ' along with the Galápagos' typical array of exotic wildlife and prepare to be amazed.


Highlights

Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano ' the second
largest volcanic crater in the world ' and walk on the lava fields, observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon, be amazed at the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, enjoy a G Adventures
supported community guesthouse on Floreana.


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Guesthouse, Floreana Island Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Visit to Las Grietas (Santa Cruz Island). Snorkelling at Loberia (Floreana Island). Flamingo Lagoon visit (Isabela Island). Sierra Negra volcano hike with lava fields visit (Isabela Island). Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit (Isabela Island). Tortuga Bay hike (Santa Cruz Island). Isabela Municipal Tax. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (4 nts), G Adventures
supported community guesthouse (2 nts).


Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Transport

Private van, speedboat, walking.


About our Transportation

Speed boat Please note that speed boats are used to transfer between Islands. This is a fun way to travel but those who do experience motion sickness may want to ensure they bring any medications or use preventative measures against an upset stomach.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds. For the Galápagos, our CEOs are naturalists certified by the Galapagos National Park.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

We recommend the use of a duffel bag, soft bag on wheels or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). A good size daypack is also essential. Please note that Galápagos is a protected national park so your luggage will be checked before arrival and departure to and from the islands. Don't bring any food, seeds or other organic material that could affect the delicate ecosystem of the islands.

Day 1 Puerto Ayora

Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island

Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 3 Floreana Island

Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 4 Floreana Island/Isabela Island

Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 5 Isabela Island

Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 6 Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora

Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 7 Puerto Ayora

Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Details

Prices from: €1599.00

Duration: 7 days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max:

Call Us: 01 2311889

Tour Only

Prices from: €1599.00

7 day Classic tour

tour code: TO3SSEIG tour code: TO3SSEIG

Route Map

Call Us: 01 2311889

South America Adventure Tours

2 Day Tours

3 Day Tours

4 Day Tours

5 Day Tours

6 Day Tours

7 Day Tours

8 Day Tours

9 Day Tours

10 Day Tours

11 Day Tours

12 Day Tours

13 Day Tours

14 Day Tours

15 Day Tours

16 Day Tours

17 Day Tours

18 Day Tours

19 Day Tours

20 Day Tours

21 Day Tours

22 Day Tours

24 Day Tours

25 Day Tours

26 Day Tours

27 Day Tours

28 Day Tours

30 Day Tours

31 Day Tours

35 Day Tours

38 Day Tours

39 Day Tours

45 Day Tours

51 Day Tours

55 Day Tours

62 Day Tours

65 Day Tours

TRAVEL AWARE - STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY ABROAD

The Department of Foreign Affairs has up-to-date advice for Irish citizens on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more security, local laws, health, passport and visa information see https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/ and follow dfatravelwise