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The 5 Days Galapagos on a Budget Experience

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DAY ONE

START your Galapagos adventure when arriving on Baltra Island.

HEAD by boat to Isabela Island. Careful this can be a bumpy ride!

CHECK IN and relax at the hotel.

SPOT flamingos on an afternoon visit to the salt lagoons

Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

Meals included: Lunch

DAY TWO

SNORKEL in one of the best snorkeling spots in the world: Los Túneles.

HOP on a boat and make your way to Los Túneles Cabo Rosa. Keep your eyes open during the ride as you might encounter dolphins or even killer whales, if you’re lucky!

SWIM close to penguins, sea lions, sea turtles and eagle rays. They are curious and friendly to approach!

BE AMAZED by dozens of white tipped reef sharks relaxing by the tunnels.

FREE time in the afternoon to explore the Island by yourself.

Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

Meals included: Lunch

DAY THREE

EXPLORE The Tintoreras Islet. The name of the islet comes from a channel that is filled of whitetip reef sharks and tiger sharks during high tide.

BECOME FRIENDS with the friendly sea lions, they might approach while you snorkel!

HIKE in the wetlands of Isabela. Here you will visit the wall of tears, which is a construction handmade by prisoners many years ago.

LEARN about the giant Galapagos tortoises and the efforts to keep the species alive.

Accommodation: Hotel San Vicente or similar

Meals included: Lunch

DAY FOUR

EMBARK on the speedboat from Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island.

LOOK for dolphins and whales (from July to October).

VISIT Primicias Ranch to see the giant Tortoises in their natural habitat

LEARN in the Charles Darwin Center of Giant Turtles, dedicated to increasing and stabilizing the population of this endangered species.

Accommodation: Hotel Deja Vu or similar

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY FIVE

TASTE one last delicious breakfast in Santa Cruz before your guide picks you up

STOP by the Twin Craters on your way to the airport.

SAY bye to Galapagos islands! It’s time to leave!

Accommodation: None

Meals included: Breakfast
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Important Information
Departure Point
Baltra Airport
Departure Time
From 9 AM to 11:30 AM according to your flight schedule.
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Baltra Airport
Inclusions
  • Visiting the Flamingo Lagoon
  • Snorkeling and spotting wildlife in Los Túneles Cabo Rosa
  • Exploring Tintoreras Islet and Snorkeling in its waters
  • Hiking in the Wetlands of Isabela
  • Galapagos Tortoises rancho Primicias Visit
  • Learning about Galapagos in the Charles Darwin Research Center
  • Airport transfer (Baltra Airport- Isabela Island and Santa Cruz Island - Baltra airport)
  • Sea transportation from Santa Cruz Island to Isabela Island.
  • Comfortable land transportation.
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Tourist class hotels in Galapagos
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • Snorkeling masks, fins, and life vest.
  • English and Spanish speaking local guides in Galapagos National Park
  • 24/7 support from our team.
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for guides
  • Optional tours or activities
  • Upgrades
  • INGALA Transit Card (20 USD per person - cash only)
  • Galapagos National Park fee: 100 USD per person - cash only)
  • Airfare Ecuador mainland to Galapagos (round trip)
  • Pier-use fee at Puerto Villamil (10 USD)
  • Snorkeling gear (mask and fins) (8 USD per day pp)
  • Wetsuit (10 USD per day pp)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described. However, on occasions it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. We can thus cancel, alter or modify without prior notice for any reason. These reasons include, but are not limited to: weather conditions, safety, comfort of clients, Nation Park regulations, unpredictable local circumstances or events (such as: mechanical breakdown, flight cancellations, illness, strikes, political disputes, and other unforeseeable factors), serious circumstance of Force Majeure. Changes include, but are not limited to: changing hotels and flight schedules according to availability; travel times, replacing or substituting guides; changing accommodations, amenities, transportation, route, schedule, and itinerary
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

Galapagos 5 day highlights Takiri promises and delivers! We took their 5 day budget tour and enjoyed it thoroughly! They were very friendly and receptive in all our demands, specially with two of my friends who are vegetarian, they made sure they wouldn't be eating...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jtraveler21
Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

1. They replied to my first inquiry just 20 MINUTES after we sent the email. We were able to go through the options that same afternoon as we were looking for a last minute deal 2. Gave us excellent options and prices, including deals with...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Diana B
Reviewed 31 May 2019

Overall, I really enjoyed my time on the islands. I was so thrilled Takiri was able to rearrange things due to my delayed flight and still allow me to see nearly all of the things included in the original itinerary. It was so handy to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RichVenezia
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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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