- Trip Outline
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ARRIVAL GPS/TRANSFER IN - TURTLE OBSERVATION
Arrival at the Galapagos airport (note that several passengers arrive on different flights and many times those passengers arriving on the first flight will have to wait for others arriving on the next flight as long as the flight difference is not more than one hour (note that waiting for other passengers does not mean that they will miss the first visit of the day as it will start in the afternoon).
The trip from Baltra airport to Puerto Ayora where your hotel will be located may take 1 ½ hours. This journey will be comprised as follows
1) airline bus inside the Baltra airport - (airport - itabaca canal 10 minutes)
2) barge (to cross itabaca channel from baltra side to santa cruz island - 10 minutes)
3) bus or car (from itabaca canal santa cruz side to puerto ayora 50 minutes)
Remember that the 3 points mentioned above are shared.
Reception of our staff, transfer to Santa Cruz, arrival and accommodation in the lodge / Lunch or Box lunch according to the time of arrival of the flight.
In the afternoon observation of land tortoises (under operational availability) either at the Interpretation Center of the Galapagos National Park, visiting the tortoise and land iguana exhibitors or in the upper part of the island in its natural state. Return to the hotel / DINNER
OPTIONAL TORTUGA BAY BEACH OR GRIETAS – FREE AFTERNOON
Breakfast, according to the availability of operation the site of visit is assigned on this day such as the beautiful Tortuga Bay beach, unique in the world for its landscape, we can observe marine iguanas among other species of animals or visit the Cracks, return to the hotel / LUNCH.
Afternoon at leisure. Return to the hotel / DINNER.
FULL DAY ISLA ISABELA
FULL DAY ISABELA/ Breakfast/Departure from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, estimated arrival in 2 hours 30 approximately, the activities to do are the following: disembark at the pier, then take a transport that will take us to the breeding center Arnaldo Tupiza where we can observe giant tortoises typical of Isabela Island, visit the pool of flamingos to observe the majesty of these birds.
In the afternoon we will visit Concha Perla, an exceptional place for snorkeling or scuba diving, where we can enjoy the marine life of Galapagos. Return to Santa Cruz Island / DINNER
FULL DAY ISLA SAN CRISTOBAL
FULL DAY SAN CRISTOBAL: According to the availability of operation we will assign the visit site on this day such as:
Option A: Transfer to San Cristobal Island (Boat 2 ½ hrs approx.) We will visit the Interpretation Center, which shows the natural and human history of Galapagos through an interpretive tour. We will snorkel and swim in Tijeretas to observe tropical fish. Then we will visit Playa Man, where we will have time to enjoy the beach and see the main attraction which is a colony of sea lions that have taken this place. We will snorkel and swim in Tijeretas to observe tropical fish, lunch / return to Santa Cruz Island / DINNER.
Option B : Transfer to San Cristobal Island (Boat 2 ½ hrs approx. ) we will visit the upper part of the island where we will find the Laguna del Junco (fresh water reservoir formed by a natural crater of volcanic origin) we will advance 6 kilometers more and we will visit the Galapaguera, where the Giant Tortoises endemic to this island live in natural pens, we will also enjoy the beach in Puerto Chino, we will arrive at a path of easy access, from where you must walk about 15 minutes to be on the beach which is very fine white sand, and is an excellent place for recreation and relaxation. It is also an ideal place to observe seabirds feeding, lunch / return to Santa Cruz Island / DINNER.
FULL DAY SANTA FE
FULL DAY SANTA FE: Breakfast / Departure in the morning to Santa Fe Island approximately 45 minutes of navigation, place where you will make a panga ray observing seabirds such as blue footed boobies, gulls, terns and observe the walls and cliffs home of seabirds, then proceed to snorkel in two different points, These places have a depth of 3 to 4 meters deep with an abundant marine life (all precautionary measures must be taken when snorkeling).
We will sail to Playa Escondida a distance of 25 minutes from Santa Fe is a beach of beautiful landscapes with crystal clear waters for snorkeling or swimming in this place you can take a walk to observe colonies of marine iguanas in their natural state, you can appreciate their behavior and their way of life, on this beach you can relax, sunbathe, swim etc..
Note: (snack, drinks and lunch will be served on board).
In the afternoon return to Santa Cruz.
Breakfast, transfer to the airport at the hotel.
NOTE: Remember that the meaning of operational availability is that the operator at destination assigns which of the two activities to perform according to the operation this does not alter anything the visit because in any of the two sites the same species of animal is found.
- Transfers in and out
- Complete Meals, Type Ecuadorian Menu.
- Accommodation (private bathrooms – air conditioner – hot shower),
- Bilingual naturalist guide (Spanish-English); each tour different guide.
- Fluvial Transportation.
- Assist in Baltra Island.
- Air Ticket
- Entrance fee 100.00 usd;
- Bus airport to Icabaca Channel $5 per way.
- Ingala immigration control card 20.00 usd per person,
- Fee port on Isabela Island $ 5 per person,
- Water Taxi $3,
- Snorkel equipment $3 per day (mask, tubing),
- Additional drinks and Personal expenses.
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