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A true Galapagos experience

1 reviewSanta Cruz, EcuadorPart of the Airbnb Adventures collection

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Adventure hosted by Fausto

6 days
Moderate activity level
Includes tickets, transportation, food, equipment
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Inspire and show people the Real Ecuador through my eyes

How to visit Galapagos? That is the question that I found my passengers always asking themselves. There is so much information that is outdated, contradictory or just not real at all, adding that to the high prices that this location has, and it can easily make planning a trip to the Galapagos to turn from a dream in your bucket list to a nightmare. Having a true expert that the main focus is for you to have the time of your life, and live a true, genuine, and not overpaid holiday will make you just enjoy this unique place and be rest assured that you will get a true feeling of what the Galapagos are, and in the best way possible to visit it, with very honest recommendations.
Inspire and show people the Real Ecuador through my eyes

How to visit Galapagos? That is the question that I found my passengers always asking themselves. There is so much information that is outdated, contradictory or just not real at all, adding that to the high prices that this location has, and it can easily make planning a trip to the Galapagos to turn from a dream in your bucket list to a nightmare. Having a true expert that the main focus is for you to have the time of your life, and live a true, genuine, and not overpaid holiday will make you just enjoy this unique place and be rest assured that you will…

What's included

  • Accommodations
    5 nights in a hotel room
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee
  • Transportation
    4 ferry rides, 4 car rides, 3 bus rides, 2 boat rides
  • Food
    5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Equipment
    Outdoor gear

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Highlands & Charles Darwin Station
    Arrival to Baltra, transfer In, visit the giant tortoises living in the wild and learn at CDS about the Galapagos Park.
  • Day 2
    Day Tour to another Island
    Sail towards another island to see unique wildlife. Day tours can vary from Bartolome, North Seymour, Plazas or Santa Fe
  • Day 3
    Speedboat to Isabela - Tintoreras Islet
    Early speedboat to Isabela. Rough ride of 2 hours and afterward, visit Tintoreras Islet famous for the Tintoreras Shark.
  • Day 4
    Sierra Negra Volcano Hike
    Hike one of the world´s biggest calderas. Famous for its eruptions, it provides a beautiful landscape of Isabela.
  • Day 5
    Wetlands, TBC & back to Puerto Ayora
    Visit the flamingo's pool and the Tortoise Breeding Center at Isabela. Afternoon speedboat back to Santa Cruz.
  • Day 6
    Transfer Out
    At an appropriate time, transfer from your hotel to Baltra´s airport to take your flight back to the mainland.
From $1,350
/ person

Meet your host, Fausto

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 1 Review
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I have been in the travel industry for almost 30 years. During that time I have led highly reputable international companies in Galapagos and Ecuador. Now I want to share this experience and passion with travelers who want to deal directly with locals to make things happen. I have helped thousands of travelers in the past and I myself have traveled to North America, Europe and Australia, so I understand what customers want. My favorite place is the Galapagos Islands, especially for land based trips, because Galapagos is not only about the flora and fauna, it is also about the local communities. I work with a select group of boats too, as there are many in Galapagos but not all of them accomplish the safety and quality standards I provide to my customers. It all depends on your interests, budget and the number of days you have to travel.
I have been in the travel industry for almost 30 years. During that time I have led highly reputable international companies in Galapagos and Ecuador. Now I want to share this experience and passion with travelers who want to deal directly with locals to make things happen. I have helped thousands of travelers in the past and I myself have traveled to North America, Europe and Australia, so I understand what customers want. My favorite place is the Galapagos Islands, especially for land based tr…
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Where you'll be

Baltra´s Seymour Airport

1 review

Gail
March 2020
Sebastian was the mastermind behind our magical Galapagos adventure that far exceeded our expectations. He curated a very personal experience for us from his vast network of highly knowledgable and personable guides. The daily excursions were thoughtfully paced from highly active to easy. Each day we were transported, with an official guide, to a different activity (or two) by boat, bus or private truck to various islands/beaches throughout the archipelago with unique land/sea flora and fauna and were returned to the privacy of a comfortable hotel room each afternoon. All of this, including breakfasts and most lunches are included in the flat fee, there were no surprises charges! We were so happy we chose a land-based tour instead of a boat tour for a number of reasons especially the opportunity to support the local economy at restaurants and hotels and we enjoyed spending time with the friendly and proud residents of the Galapagos. Our photographs are proof that this was the adventure of a lifetime, we will share our memories with passion!
Sebastian was the mastermind behind our magical Galapagos adventure that far exceeded our expectations. He curated a very personal experience for us from his vast network of highly…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

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    Government ID

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

    More tips

    You can use any flight arriving at Baltra for this trip, although the sooner you arrive the better. In case you arrive on a flight after midday, one of the visits, either Highlands or Charles Darwin Station would need to be chosen.
    Private guide for the tours, although the ferry and bus are shared.

    What to bring

    Original Passport

    Camera, spare batteries, plenty of film/memory cards