GALAPAGOS EXPLORING (SANTA CRUZ – ISABELA)

ITINERARY 7D/6N

DAY 1. TRANSFER IN – HIGHLANDS L

Welcome to Galapagos! Our guide is waiting for us at Baltra airport (South Seymour) to start your long awaited vacation together. This day we will visit unique places to see geological formations such as a natural lava tunnel and the GALAPAGOS (giant tortoises) in their natural state. Accommodation in the city of Puerto Ayora.

DAY 2.UNINHABITED ISLAND B/L

As in the documentaries ... we will sail ona mini yacht to visit an island where only the famous Galapagos animals live in their natural state. Being able to contemplate them from a few meters for several minutes will help us understand why Galapagos is a natural laboratory.

The islands to choose from are:

North Seymour: nesting area of blue-footed boobies, frigate birds: common and magnificent, and other species.

South Plaza: the home of the Galapagos land iguanas and several seabirds such as the swallow-tailed gull and the sublime tropical bird.

Bartholomew: this island is an icon of Galapagos! Here we will see how the process of formation of the islands is and the first small inhabitants who dare to fight to survive on petrified lava. At the top we will have one of the best landscapes of the archipelago and enjoy a fantastic snorkeling.

Whatever the destination we will have a walk and snorkeling.

Return in the afternoon to the hotel in Puerto Ayora.

DAY 3. TRANSFER TO ISABELA – TINTORERAS ISLET B

Arrive at the magnificent village of Puerto Villamil to visit the Flamingo lagoon and the important breeding of giant tortoises with almost flattened carapaces. Surrounding the coast it is possible to observe blue footed boobies, pelicans and penguins; also marine iguanas. Snorkeling will be an activity that will fascinate us because it is the ideal place where it is possible to see sea turtles and various types of tropical fish.

DAY 4. SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO B/BL

Walk on the edge of the largest and most complete volcanic caldera of the archipelago, see formations of petrified lava in the form of waves or black waterfalls contrasted by the reddish volcanic soil and a wonderful view of nearby islands, is what awaits us this day.

DAY 5.CABO ROSA (THE TUNNELS) B/BL

A labyrinth formed by arches and volcanic tunnels whose cusps emerge from the sea to be habitat for cacti, mangroves, blue-footed boobies, terns and other species. Not to mention that portentous sea turtles travel in its transparent and calm waters. During the snorkeling we will be able to see schools of tropical fish, possibly sharks, rays and seahorses. Return to Puerto Villamil.

DAY 6. TRANSFER SANTA CRUZ B

Upon arrival in Santa Cruz we will have time to explore the island on our own, magical places like Tortuga Bay are ideal to enjoy this day.

DAY 7. TRANSFER OUT B

Time to leave Galapagos! Today we will leave the hotel toBaltra airport to take our return flight to continental Ecuador.

INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in the chosen category, on double room base.
  • Food: According to the itinerary (B = breakfast, BL = box lunch, L = lunch)
  • Ground transportation
  • Assistance during transfer in / out to and from the airport
  • Certified and bilingual Heritage Guide (Spanish - English)
  • Tickets for public speedboat between islands
  • Navigable excursions and land visits according to the itinerary
  • Payment of tickets for crossing the Itabaca Canal (entrance and exit)
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, fins)
  • Payment airport transport ticket - Itabaca channel - airport
  • Assists in all activities by the staff of Nature Xpeditions.
  • Air ticket
  • Entrance to the Galapagos National Park (value according to the origin and age of the tourist, see table in "information of the programs")
  • Control Card (USD 20) Both domestic and foreign tourists
  • Municipal tax in Isabela (10 USD foreign, 5 USD national)
  • Dinners
  • Wetsuit
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Comfortable and light clothes.
  • bathing suit and comfortable walking shoes are convenient when visiting Galapagos.
  • sun protection.
  • sun glasses.
  • hat.
  • one small backpack can be very useful during your visits.