Galapagos on the cheap

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Galapagos on the cheap - Geckos Adventures
Galapagos on the cheap - Geckos Adventures
2 reviews
+3 Destinations
Galapagos Islands


  • Walk the streets of Quito
  • Explore the Galapagos Islands
  • Swim with sea lions
  • Hike around volcano craters
Age range
18 to 29 year olds
Hostel, Hotel
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Boat, Plane
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Start and end in Quito! With the wildlife tour Galapagos on the cheap, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 3 other destinations in Ecuador. Galapagos on the cheap is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Galapagos on the cheap reviewer 1
    Written on April 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    First the good things: Galapagos is an amazing! Everyone should visit to see what makes this a uniquely special place on the planet. Also, our guide (Juan Martin) was excellent! Bad things: It's expensive - but most people already understand this. Also, there was only THREE people total on this tour! Whilst they were nice - this does not amount to "group" travel. The whole point is mix with a bunch of people, and also the safety benefits this brings. If I had to do this again - I would have gone with G Adventures. I saw their group and it was like 10-15 people. Really disappointed with Geckos.
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  • Galapagos on the cheap reviewer 2
    Written on May 12, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Great and enlightening trip! Loved the islands and the culture there. This trip encompassed all of what I wanted to see. The weather did not cooperate for the first 2-3 days of the trip, however we made the most of it and still enjoyed what there was to see on the islands. Our tour leader Randy did a good job as well. He tried to accommodate all of those not wanting to do the main expeditions and gave them alternatives on what to do. Tour leaders do not have an easy job. This trip also showed how the locals lived. We participated in local transportation and local cuisine, and even had time to ourselves daily for shopping or just meandering through the towns. My only criticism is that more time should be added to the trip 10-13 days would be better, and I would have payed more as well. Also, more time should be spend on Santa Cruz Island, given this has the most going on for tourists. Also, a more vibrant town. :-) A very happy customer
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  1. Day 1: Quito
  2. Day 2: San Cristobal
  3. Day 3: San Cristobal
  4. Day 4: Santa Cruz
  5. Day 5: Isla Isabela
  6. Day 6: Isla Isabela
  7. Day 7: Isla Santa Cruz
  8. Day 8: Quito
  9. Day 9: Quito

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

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  • Flights

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Why is this trip only for young people? Why not for anyone who wants to go?

      Unfortunately, this tour addresses only people between 18 and 29. If this trip isn't quite what you were looking for, we still have plenty of fantastic tours. Get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

    • Can you tell me the difference between the galapagos evolution and a taste of the galapagos tour?

      The Galapagos Evolution tour has 6 nights included in a hotel instead of 4 offered in A Taste of Galapagos, as well there are 3 breakfasts included other than two.

    • What time does your tour depart and what time does it return to Quito? Also, is the flight from Quito to Galapagos Island included?

      Day 1 is an arrival day, there will be a Welcome Meeting at 6pm at the starting hotel. The tour ends on Day 9 after breakfast.

      A flight (approx 2.5-3 hours) from Quito to Baltra Island is included. The departure time will be between 8.20am and 10.30am depending on flight schedule time.

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    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 10 days before travel.


    Start and end in Quito.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 2,825 km.
    • Quito (Ecuador)
    • 1,410 km
    • Isla Isabela (Ecuador)
    • 88 km
    • Isla Santa Cruz (Ecuador)
    • 108 km
    • Isla San Cristobal (Ecuador)
    • 1,219 km
    • Quito (Ecuador)

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