Baltra - Santa Cruz - Garrapatero - Isabela - Baltra
6 days / 5 nigths
Accommodation in selected hotels + breakfasts
Transportation: airport transfers, boat transportation and private vehicle
Meals: breakfast x 5, lunch x 5
Certified naturalist guide in English – Spanish
Equipment for all adventure activities
Air tickets to the islands from the mainland
Entrance to the National Park USD $ 100 foreigners, nationals $ 6
Migratory Control Card USD $ 20.
Entrance to Isabela USD $ 10.
Meals not specified (all dinners)
Additional supplement for travelers in a single room or alone
Transportation Baltra – Canal Itabaca $ 5 per person
Transportation Itabaca – Baltra $ 5 per person
Day 1: Transfer to Santa Cruz / Charles Darwin Station / Bahía (Bike) (B, L)
Transfer from Baltra to Puerto Ayora. Visit Charles Darwin Station by bike, which is primarily an international scientific research station located on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. Charles Darwin is a scientific research center where we can learn about geology, climate, natural history and the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. Bay City Tour. Accommodation (Santa Cruz).
Day 2: El Chato (Horseback Riding) / Garrapatero Beach (B, L)
Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel to the upper part of the island known as the “El Chato” ranch to see giant tortoises in a free environment. Then, we will visit the Twin Craters which are surrounded by lush green forests, dominated by endemic Scalesia plants. And you can have between 1 to 2 hours of horseback riding in this area. Afterwards, we will visit Garrapatero Beach where you will enjoy the unique beach surrounded by its natural environment. Accommodation (Santa Cruz)
Day 3: Transfer by boat to Isabela / Tintoreras (Kayak) (B, L)
At 6:30 am we will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you to the port, where you will take the shared boat at 7:00 am to Isabela (approximately 2 hours of travel). Our staff will greet you and escort you to your hotel for check-in. On this wonderful island. We will have the kayaking activity in Tintorera, which is the name that this small reef shark has received, also known as the white tip coral shark and which is one of the 400 species of sharks in the world. Private service. Accommodation (Isabela).
Day 4: Cabo Rosa / Concha Perla (Snorkel) / (B, BL)
We will take a boat to Cabo Rosa (45 minutes by boat), where the lava flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. There you can see penguins, blue-footed boobies, and sea turtles. In this place we can snorkel. You will have the opportunity to see sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, seahorses and many tropical fish. The excursion to Cabo Rosa lasts approximately 5 hours. The rest of the day is free. You can enjoy the beautiful beach in Isabela or you can dive in the Concha de Perla Lagoon (snorkeling equipment at free time is not included, but can be hired locally). Accommodation in (Isabela)
Day 5: Sierra Negra Volcano (hike) / (B, BL)
The tour starts early in the morning, we pick you up from the hotel to take you to the starting point of the trek, which is 30 minutes from Puerto Villamil and continues along the path that leads to the Sierra Negra volcano. The hike lasts between 4-5 hours and most of the trail is flat, with few ups and downs. During the journey there are five stops: at the beginning there are two to take a panoramic view of the volcano’s crater, one more to the small volcano and two more stops to refresh and eat lunch. Accommodation in Isabela or Santa Cruz
Day 6: Transfers between Islands to get to the airport in Santa Cruz / (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and then your driver will take you to the Itabaca Canal, which you will cross on a ferry. Finally, to the airport in Baltra. Please note that your flight does not depart before 12:30 pm.
Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, last minute weather conditions, and adjustments to Galapagos National Park policies.
GALAPAGOS EXPLORING 5 ISLANDS
Santa Cruz - Española - Santa Cruz - Pinzon - Isabela - Baltra
8 days / 7 nigths
Lodging for 07 nights at selected hotels + breakfast.
Transportation: Galapagos airport transfers, land transportation, and sea transportation.
Comfort accommodation packages include airfare among islands in Galapagos.
Meals mentioned in the itinerary (7 breakfast, 3 menu lunch, 4 box lunch
Certified English / Spanish speaking guides
Snorkeling Equipment (mask, fins, tube)
Air tickets to Galapagos Islands
Galápagos National Park Fee USD $100.
Transit control Card USD $20.
Pier use USD $10.
Drinks and not specified meals
Single supplement solo travelers
Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
Water taxi from dock to speedboat (depending on the tide) – $ 1.00 US per person per ride
Day 01: San Cristóbal – Carola Beach – Tijeretas /(L)
Welcome to Galapagos Islands!
Arrive to San Cristobal’s airport, your guide picks you up at the airport and will take you to the hotel. After your lunch, with the guide, you will visit the Interpretation Center, where the guide will talk to you about the formation, colonization, and actual situation of the islands. Then you will follow the trail to the Frigate bird hill, a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view over the island. You will be able to snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas Bay or Carola beach (according to the tide your guide will take you to the best spot), where you can see sea lions, various tropical fishes, and turtles. Your small hike will finish at Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel. Overnight in San Cristobal.
Day 02: Kicker Rock or Lobos Island / / (B, BL)
Breakfast in the hotel. We give you the option of going on one of these two excursions, please let us know by booking your trip!
Option one: Lobos Island – hiking. On a 30 minutes boat ride from the port, you arrive on Lobos Island, as its name implies a home to a large sea lion colony. But that’s not the only thing you’ll find while you’ll hike and snorkel at the island on this half-day tour. During the hike, you hopefully spot blue-footed boobies, marine
iguanas, and frigate birds, while during snorkeling you can often see the marine iguanas eating, as well as rays and turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal. This tour includes a stop at Playa Ochoa.
Option two: Kicker Rock – snorkel. You will visit the famous Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a volcanic formation amid the ocean. There you will be able to snorkel with sharks, rays, turtles, and if you are lucky also with hammerhead sharks! After lunch on the boat, you will go to a beautiful, pristine beach, where you will have time to relax. In the afternoon you will be back at the port. Overnight in San Cristobal.
Day 03: Española / (B, BL)
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by boat to Española Island. The boat ride takes 1h30 each way approx. At arrival you will disembark at Punta Suarez where you will begin a hike, looking for Nazca and blue-footed boobies. After the hike, you will go back on board for lunch and then reach a snorkel spot where those who want can enjoy a snorkel session and look for tropical fishes, rays. Back to San Cristobal port at the end of the afternoon. Please note: Albatrosses are not on the island.
Day 04: Santa Cruz – El Chato – Charles Darwin / (B, L)
Breakfast in the hotel. At 6:30 pick you up and take you to the harbor 7:00 speedboat to Santa Cruz (approx. 2-hour ride). A local guide will receive you at the harbor. Your guide drives up to the ranch in the highlands to see giant tortoises in their native environment! After lunch, stop at Charles Darwin Station which is an international scientific research station situated on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. You will be taken to the visitor center to learn about geology, climate, natural history, and the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. Overnight in Santa Cruz.
Day 05: Full day navigable tour / (B, BL)
Breakfast in the hotel. Depending on the dates and/or navigable site available, pick-up from the hotel will be early in the morning (6-or 7:00 am) to take you to the small vessel at the embarkation point in Puerto Ayora for a unique experience with Galapagos wildlife and endemic vegetation. The destination can be either Santa Fe, South Plazas, North Seymour, Pinzon or Floreana. The activities will include hiking, snorkeling, swimming, and breathtaking sightseeing. After land and sea excursions, we will return back to the hotel in Santa Cruz where you can relax and later on have dinner at the restaurant specified by the guide. Overnight in Santa Cruz
Day 06: Isabela – Tintoreras / (B, L)
At 6:30 am, you will take the speed boat to Isabela, (2 hours). At arrival, a guide will transfer you to your hotel and you will have the rest of the morning free. If you want, you can walk to the nearby flamingo lagoon to spot these graceful birds, or visit (entrance free) the tortoise breeding center. In the afternoon, we will visit “Las Tintoreras,” a chain of small islets full of the cove and hidden beaches. The islet of Tintoreras is situated in the south of Puerto Villamil.
It has a bay where it is possible to see sea lions, marine turtle, iguanas, manta rays, etc. This bay is connected by a superficial crack with crystalline water which is closed off during low tide. In this crack, it is possible to see the sharks from Blanca Point swimming with the rest of the tropical fish and sea lions (snorkel). Overnight in Isabela
Day 07: Isabela – Cabo Rosa Tuneles / (B, BL)
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by boat to Cabo Rosa (45 min by boat), where lava flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. There you will see penguins, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles. However, the highlight is diving. You have the opportunity to see sharks, turtles/sea lions, sea lions, rays, seahorses, and much tropical fish. The tour to Cabo Rosa lasts approximately 5 hours. The rest of the day is free. You can enjoy the beautiful beach of Isabela or snorkel in the Laguna de la Concha de Perla. Overnight in Isabela.
Day 08: Isabela – Transfer to Baltra / (B,)
At 6:00 am a guide will pick up from the hotel and transferred to the pier to take the 6:30 boat to Santa Cruz. At Puerto Ayora, you will have breakfast and departure for Baltra to catch your flight back to the mainland – your flight shall depart at 11:30 am minimum, not before. Board on the flight to Quito or Guayaquil. Arrival and connection with international flight.
Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, last-minute weather conditions, and adjustment of Galapagos National Park policies.
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