Budget Galapagos Trip: The Ultimate 10 Day zestful Itinerary!

Budget Galapagos Trip: The Ultimate 10 Day zestful Itinerary!

This 10 Days Budget Galapagos Trip is a must have in your bucket-list if you are particularly an adventure-loving person. Being in the Galapagos Islands will let you see and do a variety of exciting things. This Budget Galapagos trip will definitely be a smart choice and will never let you miss any of the must-see sights. With this, you will give you the kind of experience that you have been craving for when in the Galapagos Islands. Read More

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This 10 Days Budget Galapagos Trip is a must have in your bucket-list if you are particularly an adventure-loving person. Being in the Galapagos Islands will let you see and do a variety of exciting things. This Budget Galapagos trip will definitely be a smart choice and will never let you miss any of the must-see sights. With this, you will give you the kind of experience that you have been craving for when in the Galapagos Islands.

 

Trip at a Glance

Day 1: San Cristobal - Frigate birds Sight

Day 2: Snorkeling - The Sea Lions & Sharks at Kicker Rock

Day 3: Tortuga Bay &  kayak

Day 4: Galapagos penguins on Bartolomé

Day 5: Hike Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela

Day 6: Cabo Rosa - Snorkel the lava tunnels

Day 7: Las Tintoreras Islet - The White Tip Sharks

Day 8: Ecuador - Cotopaxi (World’s largest active volcano)

Day 9: The Mindo Cloud Forest

Day 10: Quito - Departure

 

Trip Highlights

  • San Cristobal - the most amazing things to explore would be the interpretation center and the wonderful wildlife.

  • Take a speedboat for a trip to kayak and Santa Cruz at the Tortuga Bay.

  • Galapagos penguins on Bartolomé - experience something that will be remembered for the rest of your life.

  • Sierra Negra is the most popular volcanoes. Its caldera measures around 10 kilometers and is the second-largest in the world.

  • Get closer to sea lions, the gangly blue herons, sea turtles, and marine iguanas. You can choose to relax, swim or snorkel!

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: San Cristobal - Frigate birds Sight

This is the first Day of your planned Budget Galapagos Trip! Today you’ll be reaching to the San Cristóbal, Galápagos archipelago’s Easternmost island. Administratively it’s the part of Ecuador, San Cristóbal Canton.

When you are in the Galapagos Islands, you will definitely love starting your odyssey of 10 Days from the Interpretation Center. Today, after you’ll settle down in your accommodation some of the most amazing things to explore would be the interpretation center and the wonderful wildlife.

The next thing to do on the first day of your Budget Galapagos Trip will be trailing through the Frigate Bird Hill. You will get to see your first frigate birds. You will be amazed to learn here that Frigate birds can stay aloft for many weeks. And, it will be a wonderful experience for you to experience such charming wildlife just after a few years of arriving in this incredible part of Earth.

 

Day 2: Snorkeling - The Sea Lions & Sharks at Kicker Rock

In the entire Galapagos Islands, Kicker Rock is one of the most famous destinations! You will get to see here the wonderful marine life. This day you will be finding out the adventurous you by snorkeling among the rich underwater species. The rich marine life you are going to meet here will include white tip sharks, Galapagos sharks, an abundance of colorful fish, and sea turtles. It is this richness of marine life that makes this place ideal for snorkeling! You will be swimming today with sea lions and looking for Nazca boobies; it’s going to be the most exciting part of your second day of the Budget Galapagos Trip.

 

Day 3: Tortuga Bay &  kayak

Today you are going to start it off a little earlier! After munching on your delicious breakfast you will be moving on to take a speedboat for a trip to kayak and Santa Cruz at the Tortuga Bay. And, you will get to know that this peaceful, serene and tranquil beach is the aptest place to catch up with some Sun and hang out with sandy lightfoot crabs and the marine iguanas. And, it will not really disappoint you if you are in the mood of surfing! You can take up a kayak adventure and can get more closure to marine life (Sea turtles and sharks)

 

Day 4: Galapagos penguins on Bartolomé

You already have spent three days in the Galapagos Islands and at this point in time, you must have realized that planning this adventurous trip was one of the best decisions of your life. On the fourth day, you are going to experience something that will be remembered for the rest of your life.

Fuel up your day with delicious breakfast! And, after this, you will be venturing out to take a dip into the waters off frolic and Pinnacle Rock. And, the amazing Galapagos penguins will make this way more special. At the Bartolomé Islands, you will get to see a bunch of these penguins, green sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, sharks, and spotted eagle rays. This whole day is going to be a real adventure.

 

Day 5: Hike Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela

Today you are going to see the incredible Galapagos Tortoise at Flamingos Lagoon. In the entire Galapagos archipelago, Sierra Negra is the most popular volcanoes. Its caldera measures around 10 kilometers and is the second-largest in the world. You are going to spend a few hours taking photographs and hiking. Then you can delve into the beautiful landscape take a trip to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center and to Flamingo Lagoon. You will get to know from the people here that these Giant Tortoises are some of those crazy reptiles that live for around 155 years and have the ability to live without water and food for more than 18 months.

 

Day 6: Cabo Rosa - Snorkel the lava tunnels

We have designed this sixth day of the Budget Galapagos Trip in a way to give some more beautiful surprises. Today, you will be taking off on a short boat ride to the Cabo Rosa lava tunnels. You will be appreciating the unique geography and history of the Islands and of the volcanic lava formations that flows unstoppably from the wild ocean waves and the crystal-clear sapphire pools. And, there isn’t any dearth of the marine-life! It’s going to be an incredibly ‘satisfying day of your trip. Apart from that, here you will also enjoy seeing the blue-footed booby who nests on the land and there’s also another variety that is the red-footed variety that nests around the trees.

 

Day 7: Las Tintoreras Islet - The White Tip Sharks

If you want to come a little more closure to the white tip shark and marine life, Las Tintoreras Islet is the perfect place. Here, you will also get a chance to get closer to sea lions, the gangly blue herons, sea turtles, and marine iguanas. You can choose to relax, swim or snorkel!

When you are at this place, you cannot miss visiting the Wall of Tears and the Humedales. It’s believed to be one of the best places to watch out for some migratory birds, plovers, finches, Galapagos ducks, and flamingos.

 

Day 8: Ecuador - Cotopaxi (World’s largest active volcano)

Today you are going to travel to Ecuador! You will be seeing the world’s largest active volcano today. It’s called Cotopaxi and is one of the most appreciated and iconic parts of the geography of Ecuador.  And, if weather favors you it’s going to be an incredible experience for you ascending to the glaciers. In addition to that, the Andean Paramo’s biodiversity will be icing on the cake. Don’t forget keeping your camera ready because you are going to need it here!

 

Day 9: The Mindo Cloud Forest

Today, you are going to head towards the Mindo Cloud Forest! This belongs to the transitional zone that falls between the tropical Andes and the lowlands. At the tropical Andes, you can enjoy mountain biking, canyoning, horseback riding, tubing, and rafting. Also, it’s a paradise for the birdwatchers!

If you want to unwind a little and pamper yourself just spend some time in a luxurious eco-spa or resort in the Mindo area. It will definitely be the best idea to make yourself feel loved and pampered.

 

Day 10: Quito - Departure

You will be reaching Quito to take your flight back home! But, if you have some time make the most of it. You can take a tour of this historically rich city! And, never forget munching on some delighting food items as some of the food items of Ecuador are considered to be the best, around the world.

Now it’s time to catch your flight back home. You must be taking back a lot of memories and pictures that will be reminiscent of this short but incredible part of your life.

 

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