Galapagos travel advisor - Hotel & yacht tour packages
Hotel / Yacht tour combo
A hotel / yach tour package combines speed boats and small yachts, without living courters, with Island based accommodations, to offer an economical yet attractive hotel / boat package, allowing you to spend more time on land to live and experience the Galapagos Islands in a more relaxed and comfortable style.
You will spend your days enjoying the Galapagos Islands tourist attractions traveling onboard fast tourist boats. And after your day trip relax during the evenings in the cozy atmosphere of your hotel, or get out and enjoy the interesting nightlife that the islands have to offer.
Bargain with the locals for your souvenir T-shirts or local handicrafts, and dine in the evenings in your choice of restaurant. These are just a few of the numerous advantages that you can enjoy with the budget oriented hotel / boat package. This type of program is much cheaper than a liveaboard cruise, it is also advantageous for families travelling with infants and toddlers or for people who do not like to sleep in a really small cabin (not the case on the larger more expensive cruise boats).
The main drawbacks of this type of package versus a liveaboard program are:
* You must navigate during the daytime to reach visitor sites. It offers "more time" on the Islands (You sleep at an Island hotel) yet it also spends more time navigating between visitor sites.
* You only get to visit the visitor sites close to the populated Islands where your hotel is located.
* The quality of visitor sites and guide services is usually (not in all cases) lesser than with liveaboard yacht cruises.
The bottom end comes down to how much you are willing to spend and if you feel more comfortable sleeping at a hotel rather than a yacht or cruise ship.
We have listed below some of the most popular boat / hotel itineraries and trips with a list of tour operators that offer this type of program