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7-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience
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7-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience

By Takiri Travel
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Ages 3-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 7 days
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Breakfast
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  • Breakfast
  • Transportation: Airport pick up and drop off, inter-island and land transportation for activities
  • Accommodation: Tourist class hotels
  • Equipment: snorkeling masks and fin + kayaks, paddles and life vest durinng activities
  • English and Spanish speaking local guides in Galapagos National Park + 24/7 support from our team.
  • Entry/Admission - Los Tuneles
  • Entry/Admission - Las Tintoreras
What's not included
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tips for guides
  • Galapagos entree costs: INGALA transit card (20 USD pp), Galapagos National Park Fee (100 USD pp)
  • Flights to and from Galapagos
  • 10 USD pier fee at Puerto Villamil + inside airport bus service (5 USD pp)

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Arrival and departure from Baltra airport *We strongly recommend booking a flight arriving before 11 am and a departure flight in the afternoon
  • Airports:
  • Baltra Airport, Ecuador

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 92349P14

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is 7-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience?
7-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience price starts from $1,825.00. Discover and book 7-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience on Tripadvisor
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On average, this experience will take approximately 7 days. Discover and book 7-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience on Tripadvisor

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Takiri Travel
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Quito, Ecuador
Joined in August 2018

#45 of 410 Tours & Activities in Quito
  • 259samanthaz
    259samanthaz
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    Amazing, highly recommend
    Takiri Travel is amazing, highly recommended! We are a couple in our 30s from California. My husband reached out to Takiri a week before our departure, and asked them to draft 7 night itinerary with highlights including hiking, diving, and snorkeling. Takiri staff immediately responded with an itinerary for an unforgettable trip in Galapagos that fits all our needs with VERY REASONABLE price. They listened to our requests and customized the trip. For example, I had two days doing snorkeling and birding while my husband went diving. They were even able to book a Gordon Rock dive for him which would normally be booked out months in advance. All the pickups were seamless. Staff were attentive. Lunch places were excellent (The Steak & Wine in Santa Cruz has excellent cuts for steak lovers). The hotel rooms were spacious and clean. Our guides were so knowledgeable and answered every question we asked: Astrid (Santa Cruz Island) has a degree in Biology and talked about neurology research in Frigatebirds; Erika (Isabela Island) identified all the birds during our Wetland Hike and taught us so much about Giant Tortoises and their behaviors. Hands down. The dive shop took spectacular videos for my husband he's still so stoked. I understand that a lot travelers prefer making their own plans, or have an impression that travel agencies are normally ripoffs. However, after chatting with individuals whom booked individual excursions, I realized our ROI with Takiri might be even better. Thank you Takiri Travel, especially the staff Alex, Alfredo and Kevin (Isabela Island) whom are kind and attentive, all the guides (Erika, Astrid, Alfredo Bologna, Darwin, Ricardo, Janeth) whom are truly passionate about their profession and the islands! I won't hesitate recommending them to fellow travelers. Sam & Adriaan
  • Mark B
    Mark B
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    Great 8-9 day Galápagos Island experience
    If you’re looking for an action packed, fully immersed 8-9 days in Galápagos Islands, land based, on a budget then look no further Takiri have arranged an awesome experience. In addition to this most evenings are free for you to choose your own thing if a bit of space is important too. Thanks Alex and team at HQ, as well as Kevin and team on the Islands, terrific job!
  • Attarah
    Attarah
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    Cotopaxi Hike & Horseback Ride
    This tour was amazing! It's perfect if you have a limited amount of time to explore Ecuador. Our guide, Angel, was punctual and knowledgeable. During the drive to Cotopaxi, we learned a little of the history of Ecuador and the culture. We would definitely recommend this tour to family and friends.
  • BigTMM
    BigTMM
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    See the wildlife in Cuyabeno!
    Amazing! So much fun! We saw so much wildlife: 7 types of monkeys, birds, caimans, sloths, snakes, river dolphins. For being way far from civilization, they feed you well, you sleep comfortably, guide at Green Forest Lodge was great! Getting there is a long trip, but worth it. Takiri was easy to work with, good communication, very reliable. Highly recommended!
  • Curiosity558732
    Curiosity558732
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    Great adventure in the Galapagos for the price and young travelers
    The 6-day Takiri Galapagos on a budget trip was fantastic and well worth the price. My partner and I really enjoyed the well-managed experience with the Takiri staff holding our hands through the entire travel process. For a couple who has never done a trip quite like this before, it was very helpful and removed a lot of the burden involved with a trip like this. The activities were fantastic! From the volcano hike and snorkeling in the Tunnels to the breeding center and darwin research plaza, activities were engaging and worth the time. While we decided to skip the last activity in our 6-day trip in favor of exploring the town and beaches of Santa Cruz island, we really appreciated how well managed our time was throughout the duration of the trip. Hotel accommodations and food provided were satisfactory and did not hinder our experience whatsoever. Last but not least, Takiri staff, tour guides, hotel staff, and locals are all very friendly and welcoming. I absolutely would recommend this trip to all those interested. If you have more time or budget available, the other groups we came across spoke highly of the 8-day trip as well.
  • BigTMM
    BigTMM
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    Galapagos, Quito, and the Amazon!
    Alex personalized a hybrid trip for us, combining Galapagos with a 4 day trip to Cuyabeno and adding some trips around Quito. We absolutely loved the trip and Takiri was very reliable about always meeting us where and when they said they would. There were some bumps in the road, none Takiri's fault, and they always did their very best to work things out for us. Communication was easy. We'd absolutely use them again. One recommendation: the transfers were the biggest issues for us, and it's worth paying for whatever upgrades are available for ferries in the Galapagos and for transport by private car to the Amazon. Loved it, loved it, loved it! ("Who was with you" question didn't have drop down for just family -- we had no teens.)
  • snowfusion
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    Active trip with lots of memories and animal encounters
    It was a family trip for us and it was a very memorable experience. Takiri agent, Alex was accomodating and responsive. Going with a tour and having good guides are very important to enjoy a trip like this because tons of logistics were involved at evety step. We couldn't have done as much activities without the help of guides. We would have wasted a lot of time and be stressed. Almost all the guides were helpful, knowledgeable and set our expectations well in terms of itinerary because things run differently on the island. Kicker Rock on San Cristobal was the highlight of the trip. Even though my daughter wasn't a strong swimmer, she wore a life jacket and hang out with the guide who was patient and took care of her, she had a memorable trip and saw many turtles and marine life. We had many wonderful experiences. We would highly recommend Takiri to others that are interested in going to Galapagos.
  • Escape03659978414
    Escape03659978414
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    Organized, adventurous, awesome Galapagos experience! Takiri Travel is top notch!
    Wow!! What a wonderful adventurous experience! Every detail was perfect! Takiri travel is a top notch company. The daily activities were very well planed out and packed with fun. Every tour guide was prompt, spoke English, was kind and took their time sharing their wonderful knowledge of the Galapagos. This trip did involve many modes of transport: planes, buses, trucks, water taxis, water ferries, speed boats and all were totally organized. People picked us up daily with a sign with our name on it. This is a trip for adventurous people that love nature and wildlife! The snorkeling was amazing- up close with sea turtles, sharks, sea lions etc. The marine iguanas and tortoises were in abundance. Hotels are basic, very clean and have everything you need, too busy to even spend time in the room. Trip of a life time! Did NOT feel like it was a budget trip, we did sooo many wonderful things. Galapagos you are in our hearts forever. PS- pack Dramamine, and a good sunscreen!
  • Phil482
    Phil482
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    Enjoyable sampling of two islands
    Takiri selected a nice variety of experiences for us. Snorkeling at Tuneles was the best! We snorkeled two other days as well. The hike up Volcan Sierra Negra was challenging (10 mile round trip), but was worth it for understanding the formation of the islands. Only glitch was a change in plans (7:30am pickup instead of 11am) that was sent after 9pm the night before. The other couple didn't get the word and I had to wake them up at 7am and tell them myself.
  • susanh86
    susanh86
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    Riding and Hiking to see stunning scenery
    Overall we had a great day. Manuel, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the area and spoke good English to explain all about the nature and culture of the area. The hike to the refuge at 4864m was harder than expected but worth the climb. We were lucky to see two Andean wolves/foxes Riding on the horses was a great way to see the landscape, and being given the outfits to wear made it more fun. The only reason we gave 4 not 5 star was because there was some confusion on the price. After booking the trip on line we asked to pay sixty dollars more per person because there were only two of us, it’s cheaper if more people go.
  • Mobile486300
    Mobile486300
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    Reliable,honest and affordable tour company
    This tour company is great! Customized a great itinerary for a great value. Easy communication and always had someone to be in touch with 24/7 for any assistance (advice , logistical issues, etc..) all the accommodations were very comfortable and in the main locations with in distance everywhere. Thank so much takiri I will cherish and remember my stay in Ecuador and the gallops for a lifetime.
  • Judith B
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    Taken care of at every step of the way! Superb tour operation-- ask for Alx
    We ended up changing the Budget Experience to the 5 day Boutique Experience and it was worth every penny. Alex designed a trip for my 25 year old daughter and me that was one of the most memorable trips we've been on. The trip was revised before we landed in Galapagos which was confusing at first but Alex had thought out what would be best and he was right. Staying 3 nights in the Scalesia Lodge in the highlands was magnificent. There we were catered to at a first class level with meals made by an extraordinary chef. The tours were well thought out and if we needed to change anything, Alex went out of his way to make sure all of our needs were taken care of . Alex hired Emma as one of our guides-- she is brilliant, engaging and so much fun-- we learned something at every turn. we heard of Takiri on Trip Advisor and felt hand held each day of the trip. I've already recommended Takiri to a good friend-- and would highly recommend it to anyone reading this review. It was one of our best lifetime trips!
  • mshukayr
    mshukayr
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    Takiri Travel took care of EVERYTHING!!
    The best part, to me, was that I did not have to worry with logistics. Yes, you can book the tours yourself at the islands or thru a website. However, then you have to get to the tour starting point, arrange transportation back to your hotel, etc. Takiri Travel took care of EVERYTHING!! From the minute I landed at the Baltra airport until I was back to the airport, a guide was with me to assist. I could just enjoy the Galapagos Islands, see a lot of different animals and plants, and take a lot of pictures. Alex was always a whatsapp message away and responded to any question within minutes. I highly recommend Takiri Travel to anybody who wants a "no hassle", "no worry" holiday to the Galapagos.
  • FlowersX3
    FlowersX3
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    Family trip in Galápagos
    My 8 year old daughter and I, along with my sister, truly enjoyed this experience. We are appreciative of how the itinerary made the most of our time each day. Alex, our contact person was helpful and responsive. He even replied to a question of ours at 3 in the morning! Friendly and helpful. Thank you for making our trip to Galápagos so smooth, organized and memorable. Thank you! From, the Flowers Family.
  • Coastal10166111417
    Coastal10166111417
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    Best Day trip ever
    This was a fantastic trip with excellent personalized service. My wife and I were picked up at the house we were staying at in Quito but our guide Gerald. He was on time, courteous and was in a spacious and clean vehicle. He was nice enough to stop at a clean rest station for us to grab a coffee on the way there and during the ride there and back constantly gave us intriguing local facts about the country, the volcanos and generalized conversation. We got our selves fixed up at the entrance of the park where we were able to buy some gloves and snack and then proceeded to head for the base of the mountain, all the while, Gerald pointing out amazing facts. Once we hit the parking lot we proceeded up the volcano to the base camp where, although it was a tough climb, he was encouraging and and made the hike to base camp a blast. Making it to the base camp there was hot chocolate and cocoa leaf tea waiting for us for a needed break. After a brief rest we descended back to the parking lot were were were taken by vehicle to this beautiful hacienda/ ranch style restaurant where the food was great and FIFA was playing. we then left the restaurant where our horses, a guide and Gerald were waiting for us. The horse back ride was about 2 hours and was gorgeous and peaceful. With the end of the day trip concluded, we were brought back to the city by Gerald and dropped at our house by 6 pm. The day was perfect and turned out to be a bucket list trip for my wife and I. I would highly recommend Takiri travel tours, the Hike and Horse as well as ask for Gerald as you guide as he was awesome.
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Sunshine06357626048
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Nov 2023 • Family
This trip was amazing!! We had dreamed of going to the Galapagos for years and this lived up to and exceeded our expectations! Takiri took great care of us every step of the way without hovering. And the outings were perfectly planned! If we had a hike in the morning, they planned something easier on the feet for the afternoon. We saw and did soooo much, and every single guide was fabulous! Takiri was very responsive if we had requests or issues. We were able to order wet suits for the Los Tunnels trip, which we highly recommend doing. And when we had two members of the group who got very bad motion sickness on the ferry, Alex arranged for flights for them and made sure we knew about the hefty luggage charges for intra-island flights so we could avoid that.
Written November 25, 2023
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TakiriTravel
Thank you so so much for your kind words! Here at Takiri, our top priority is that each of our travelers gets to have a great experience in Ecuador and we're so happy you guys got to enjoy the islands. If you ever come back, feel free to reach out! You'll always have friends at Takiri Travel. Ps: thank you for mentioning me, hope this gets me a raise hahaha
Written November 27, 2023
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Stefan N
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We took the 7 day budget trip to Galápagos and it surpassed our expectations. We were a bit skeptical of the quality being the option cheaper than other similar options we had, but the only cheap thing in the tour is the price because all hotels, food, guides and activities are top quality! We never had a single delay from the guides and everything was so well planned and smooth. When back in Ecuador we then took their coffee and cacao tour that is how we got to know that this company really cares about their staff, their customers and the community they work with. Make Takiri your go to place for all your travel needs in Ecuador !
Written February 22, 2022
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TakiriTravel
Hi Stefan, thanks for your feedback and comments. We are very glad to hear that you had an incredible time at the Galapagos and that you also decided to check out our coffee and cacao tour. Safe travels! Michael
Written February 22, 2022
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sandra m
1 contribution
Our Galapagos 7-Day on a Budget Tour planned out by Takiri Travel was nothing short of spectacular! Everything was well planned out and executed in a timely manner. We had wonderful experiences on both land and water. We had one small snafu, which wasn’t even Takiri’s fault, but my Takiri contact Alex Santillán immediately took care of the problem (very early in the morning, I must say). I highly recommend booking through this company; you won’t be disappointed!
Written October 31, 2022
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Michelle C
Glendale, CA80 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
This trip was absolutely AMAZING. First of all, Takiri handled everything so perfectly - every tour, all transportation, and every small detail was handled so we didn’t have to do anything except enjoy. The tours were excellent - I went on some of the best scuba dives of my life, the snorkeling tour in Tintores was 1000/10, the bike tour, seeing tortoises in the wild, etc etc. i can’t say enough good things. All of the hotels were so nice and had a great breakfast. The tour guides were experienced and so nice. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and that is because of Takiri.

THANK YOU for one of the best experiences of my life! Everyone should book a tour with them. Best tour company on earth.
Written January 30, 2023
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Valerie M
5 contributions
Feb 2022
Michael was so helpful arranging the 7 day Galapagos tour for me. Very well organized trip. Even when there was an unexpected transportation delay the first day, Michael was able to last minute rearrange my tour so that I missed nothing on the itinerary. The Galapagos is a pristine, beautiful, and eye opening place to visit. Despite travelling during the pandemic, everything went very well. I met some wonderful adventurous people along the way. I'm so glad that I booked my trip with Takiri Travel. I would highly recommend them to anyone, and I already have!
Written February 21, 2022
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TakiriTravel
Hi Valerie! Thank you so much for this very complete and thoughtful review. Sometimes unexpected things can happen while traveling but we always work really hard to have everything run smoothly and make sure you have an incredible time. Take good care of yourself Valerie and if you need anything we will be happy to hear from you again! Best, Michael
Written February 22, 2022
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steinih
Laugarvatn, Iceland1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Friends
What initially started like a kind of joke inquiry turned into the best trip we have had in a long time. We first got in touch vía email asking in general for prices and facilities to travel now. The charm of the owner Adri and the big discount they offer is what bought us, and four months later we were sipping mojitos under the equatorian sun of Galápagos Islands. The diving is like being in an aquarium, so many wildlife at every turn of my head, the takiri guides were buen chevere and friendly, we even got some surf squeezed in. amazing people, service and great place.
Go go go, you will make good friends and have the best time!!
Written March 21, 2021
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TakiriTravel
Thanks for taking the time to write this, it was a pleasure helping you organize your trip. Safe travels! Michael
Written March 22, 2021
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Nic E
Munich, Germany5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I took the 7 day budget trip and it was an amazing experience! They've set departures with groups and I was lucky to have a nice crowd of solo travelers. They were very organized, great guides and over all lots of fun while taking care of the animals and respecting restrictions. I had a good feeling about them and it did not disappoint! Pro tip: take the diving upgrade on day 6, it was a major highlight! Thanks takiri. Very recommended for your post covid trips!
Written December 1, 2020
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TakiriTravel
Thanks Nic for your review, wish you the best for your future trips and don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re ever back in the islands!
Written January 17, 2021
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Mtran1516
New York City, NY17 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
The tour was organized from start to finish. I had arranged snorkeling and other day trips which let me explore the galapagos (Isabella, Santa Cruz, and Floreana). Everything was smooth and I had an incredible experience I think I’ll seldom be able to experience again. Highly recommend Takiri travel and all associates tour guides.
Written March 25, 2021
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TakiriTravel
Thanks Milton for taking the time to write this. It was a pleasure helping you organize your trip. Safe travels, Michael
Written March 30, 2021
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N B
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This was an excellent trip, and well worth the money! We stayed in great accommodations on Isobela and Santa Cruz Islands, were treated like gold by all of our guides and got to do so many more activities than we would have had we gone without a tour. The wildlife on the Galapagos are simply amazing!
Written November 22, 2023
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TakiriTravel
Hi Nikki, Thank you for your kind words, we're glad to know you had a great time both in the Galapagos and in the Amazon! If you ever come back, feel free to contact us, you will always have friends at Takiri Travel!
Written November 23, 2023
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Jeannie Y
Rochester, NY8 contributions
This was a fantastic trip for my 12 year old daughter and me. They hit all the major places, and it is so beautiful and the wildlife is amazing. Lots of snorkeling trips but also so many fish and sharks and marine life to see. Book your trip directly on the Takiri Travel website. Do not book on TripAdvisor or through Viator because you will be charged significantly more. If you can, do the longest trip you can, because it takes so long to get there. I regret not making the 8 day trip which would have included San Cristobal. Wear sunscreen and take insect repellent!! Also don’t forget to get your transit card at Guayaquil or Quito. We forgot and it was a huge problem.
Written April 8, 2023
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10,080 minutes