The main feature of a Galapagos hotel package is that you are based conveniently in one hotel on the central island of Santa Cruz for the whole duration of your trip, meaning that in that same hotel you sleep every night and receive all breakfasts and dinners.
Daily visits are made by speed boat to nearby islands and other visitor sites on Santa Cruz with fellow-passengers & an English-speaking naturalist guide; these visits will usually include trekking, wildlife viewing and snorkelling / swimming as well as lunch before returning to the same hotel at night.
IS A GALAPAGOS HOTEL PACKAGE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME?
The positive side of a hotel-based package is stability in that you have one permanent base and no stressful long journeys, so it is a very easy & relaxing way to see Galapagos especially if you are travelling with young kids or suffer from sea-sickness.
The flipside is that you only have access to visit a subset of the many islands and visitor sites in the archipelago, so you won't see as much wildlife diversity as on a cruise for example, but of course you will still get to see lots of cool stuff so it is all relative.
HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT HOTEL PACKAGES?
Happy Gringo offer two distinct Galapagos hotel packages that differ in terms of budget, location (in the heart of Puerto Ayora town or secluded in the highlands) and style (regular hotel or safari style camping). Use the handy table above to compare each package.
We also recommend reading our Galapagos Trip Planning page for more detailed information about itineraries and much more.
SOUNDS GREAT! SO HOW DO I START MY GALAPAGOS HOTEL PACKAGE PLANNING?
Fortunately that's the simplest part, just contact us to speak to our specially trained team of Galapagos sales gurus. Together we will guide you through the whole process to find your perfect Galapagos hotel package!!!