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SANTA CRUZ 5 DAYS 3 ISLANDS
5 DAYS /4 NIGHTS
ITINERARY

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE GPS/ TRANSFER IN - Charles Darwin station

DAY 1 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).
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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 YOU WILL HAVE A VISIT ACCORDING TO THE AVAILABILITY OF THE OPERATION.

OPTION A: visit to the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center and the Galapagos National Park Interpretation Center, visit the tortoise and land iguana exhibitors. Return to the hotel / DINNER.
OPTION B: Visit to the upper part of the island, which includes a visit to the Twin Craters, fantastic volcanic formations where you can appreciate the lush endemic vegetation of the island and to finish the adventure you can visit a private ranch where you will find "giant tortoises" in natural habitat and there will be a walk through an incredible lava tunnel. Return to the hotel / DINNER.

Day 2

BEACH TORTUGA BAY OR LAS GRIETAS (RIFTS) - Afternoon Free Santa Cruz

Breakfast, according to the availability of operation we will assign the site to visit 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.

Day 3

FULL DAY 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

Day 4

FULL DAY CRISTOBAL

FULL DAY SAN CRISTOBAL: According to the availability of operation, the site visit is assigned 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 and return to Santa Cruz Island.

Option B : Transfer to San Cristobal Island (2 ½ hrs approx. by boat). ) 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.

Day 5

TRANSFER OUT/ ATO

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. the visits will probably not be on the same day of the Itinerary but the points of visit will be fulfilled in its 5 days.
The options A or B is chosen when the tourists are in Galapagos since they are departures on a package tour and we must check that the option is departing on a package tour.

INCLUDED
  • Transfers in and out
  • Excursions
  • 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.
NOT INCLUDED
  • 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.
  • Tips

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