Accommodations; all meals as specified in itinerary; bilingual naturalist guides; snorkeling gear; all sea, land and inter-island air transportation; adventure and safety equipment.
Flights to and from Galapagos (USD $550 per person in 2020); Galapagos National Park fee (US $100 per person); TCT-Galapagos Transit Control Card (US $20 per person); gratuities; extra alcoholic beverages; laundry service; items of a personal nature; luggage fees; and insurance of any kind.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – $40 per person handling fee
89 to 60 days – 20% of deposit
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 30 days – 75% of total trip cost
29 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos cruise. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos are not included in the cruise price but are arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations. Your Adventure Specialist will book these flights for you on the scheduled Galapagos flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these for you in their proposal and on your invoice. On flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, baggage weight limits are currently 50 pounds for checked items, and 17 pounds for carry-on plus a small personal item. Subject to change.
There are numerous opportunities to hike, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, bike, swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos adventure. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag) are provided. Wetsuits are available, either free of charge or to rent for a fee (see Inclusions and Exclusions), and are recommended from June to December.
Due to the ideal locations of the Galapagos Island Hopper’s lodges, you may use any free time to enjoy unguided additional activities. This trip is fully customizable with a variety of options like culinary tours, health and fitness programs, community experiences and extended explorations. Each option can enhance your experience, so call for more information to find the package that is right for you.
Families & Children
A special family discount of 10% off for children 11 and under is available when sharing with an adult (up to 2 children max).
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Note that Galapagos Province requires foreign travelers to show proof of medical insurance coverage for entry. If you are traveling to the Galapagos Islands, confirm with your travel insurance provider that your policy contains medical coverage to meet this entry requirement. Be certain to bring your insurance plan ID documents with you when you travel.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the guide’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.