Galapagos Islands

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Early Signup: $1,995

Regular: $2,195

$195 Down - February only

THE EXPERIENCE

This trip focuses specifically on the Galapagos Islands, a wildlife experience in one of the most biodiverse places in the world!

We’ll hike, snorkel, and boat across the Galapagos archipelago to get to know the wildlife, the locals, and some truly remarkable landscapes.

Get ready to see Darwin’s finches, giant tortoises, sea lions, marine iguanas, Galapagos penguins, and blue-footed boobies!

Start

Trip begins at Seymour Airport (GPS) at 12:00 pm
Please book arrival flights a few hours before this time.

Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.

Finish

Trip ends at Seymour Airport (GPS) at 10:00 am
Please book departure flights a few hours after this time.

Your flight back home should depart at anytime after on Day 6.

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Very Flexible

This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip less $195, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Welcome to the Galápagos!

Arrive at Seymour Galapagos Airport and enter the world-famous Galapagos National Park.

Start your island experience observing the famous giant tortoise in its natural habitat.

After lunch in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, you’ll head to Puerto Ayora where you'll have the option to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation. You'll also have the option for a short hike and swim at Las Grietas, a crack in the volcanic islands that's hard to describe in words.

In the evening, walk to the piers and catch a glimpse of the famous Galapagos reef sharks.

Day 2

Snorkel + Hike an uninhabited island

TToday, you’ll swim and hike to observe the local wildlife. Expect to see friendly sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, and frigate birds on one of the archipelago’s uninhabited islands.

Following your snorkeling adventure, experience spectacular views as you hike through the island and learn about its history, flora, and fauna.

Back on the island of Santa Cruz, enjoy a peaceful walk through a beautiful lagoon called Las Ninfas or grab a drink with some of your new friends.

Day 3

Tortuga Bay Beach + Isabela Island

Experience the stunning beach at Tortuga Bay, one of the most extensive white sand beaches in the Galapagos. Swim, rent a kayak, or just relax on the beach. You’ll be in the perfect place to spot marine iguanas, sharks, seabirds, sea turtles, and more!

In the afternoon, take a speedboat to Isabela, where you’ll base yourself for the next few days. This remarkable island is home to six intermittently active volcanoes.

Wrap up the day with a picturesque sunset over the water, and then enjoy fresh seafood on the beach.

Day 4

Sierra Negra Volcano Hike

Enjoy a stunning, scenic ride through the many different landscapes of Isabela on your way to one of her most impressive natural wonders: the Sierra Negra Volcano.

Hike up one of the most active volcanoes of the archipelago and watch the terrain change from forest to dry volcanic soil as you make your way for a view of the second-largest crater in the world.

After the hike, you’ll decide what your afternoon looks like, with options to snorkel Concha de Perla, surf, bike to the Wall of Tears, or visit Poza de Flamingos.

Day 5

Snorkel with Sharks

For your final morning in Isabela, hop over to Islote Las Tintoreras, a chain of small islands named after the white-tipped reef sharks who like to hang out there.

Cruise around the bay to look for the famous Galapagos penguin, blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, sea lions, and more. Visit the shark tunnel, where sharks can often be seen during the day.

Then, put on your mask and fins for a chance to see sea turtles, manta rays, marine iguanas, and sharks.

Head back to Santa Cruz Island by speedboat for the last night in Puerto Ayora and do some last-minute shopping or wildlife spotting before our final group dinner in the Galapagos.

Day 6

Departure

Wake-up and enjoy an early morning stroll around Puerto Ayora, or just relax at your hotel before heading to Seymour airport.

Say adios to the Galapagos and take included transportation back to Seymour airport. You’re now a part of the Under30Experiences Community.

For those looking to extend their stay in South America, join us to Peru & Machu Picchu.

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Galapagos Islands

What's Included:

  • 6 days / 5 nights shared accommodations in boutique hotels
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guide 
  • Round-trip speedboat between Santa Cruz and Isabela Island
  • Round-trip boat ride between Santa Cruz and an uninhabited island
  • Guided tour and entrance to Giant Tortoise Reserve and Local Ranch
  • Snorkel and Hike an uninhabited island
  • Experience Tortuga Bay
  • Guided hike on Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Snorkel and hike Tintoreras Islet
  • Countless encounters with native wildlife
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Airport drop-off upon departure
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet some kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences community
  • Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates

Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Ecuador, $100 cash fee to enter the Galapagos Islands, $20 Galapagos Transit Control Card, and $10 cash fee to enter Isabela Island.

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.

All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Early Signup: $1,995

Regular: $2,195

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