Essential Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-38984
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Ends Baltra Island, Ecuador
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Visit Guayaquil, an Ecuadorian port city known with culture, architecture, and amazing food
  • Explore Puerto Ayora, the largest town on the island and home to the Charles Darwin Foundation
  • Discover Santa Cruz, a beautiful archipelago with wonderful birding opportunities
  • Go on a short hike to the Túnel del Amor (lover’s tunnel) with an excellent view of the islands
The trip "Essential Guayaquil And Galapagos Islands" starts from Guayaquil and ends in Baltra Island. It is a beach trip that takes 5 days taking you through Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora and Guayaquil in Ecuador. "Essential Guayaquil And Galapagos Islands" is a guided group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Embark on a captivating adventure that takes you to the mesmerizing trip to Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands. Starting in Guayaquil, a bustling city, you'll fly to Baltra where you will take a ferry to Santa Cruz Island. There you'll discover a lush and untouched paradise. In Puerto Ayora, the island's largest town, you'll be enchanted by its colorful streets and the warm hospitality of its locals. Be mesmerized by the majestic giant tortoises and learn about ongoing initiatives in the area. Enjoy pristine beaches, towering cliffs, and the famous blue-footed boobies await your exploration. As you bid farewell to Puerto Ayora and the Galápagos Islands, you carry with you the memories of a remarkable journey. This trip leaves a lasting impression, reminding you of the fragile balance we must protect in our natural world.
  • Day 1: — Guayaquil (arrival)
  • Day 2: Guayaquil – Santa Crux (by Flight)
  • Day 3: Puerto Ayora
  • Day 4: Puerto Ayora
  • Day 5: Puerto Ayora — Guayaquil (by Flight) (departure)
  • 04 Nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 01 Special lunch at Galapagos
  • 01 Dinner at hotel in Galapagos
  • All Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All Transportation in AC modern vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guide during the tours
  • All sightseeing as per the detailed itinerary
  • Domestic airfare (Guayaquil – Santa Cruz – Quayaquil)
  • All local applicable taxes
  • All entrance fees as per the detailed itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature, tips, and gratuities
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 pp - to be paid locally in cash only)
  • Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp)
  • Any item not mentioned as included
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 10 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 May 2024, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

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Essential Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Essential Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


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