Galapagos Young & Happy

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Giant Tortoise

ITINERARY 8D/7N
SAN CRISTOBAL – SANTA CRUZ – ISABELA

This is our basic but complete plan that gives you the flexibility to reserve directly your hotels by your own and as you want for the minimum of:

  • 1 night at San Cristóbal (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno)
  • 3 nights at Santa Cruz Island (Puerto Ayora)
  • 3 nights at Isabela Island (Puerto Villamil).

You may add as many nights at each island as you want.

We include a full package of services, visits and excursions that will allow you to spend your time in enjoying the Galápagos with the best ratio price/quality available in town.

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Amazing snorkeling

SUMMARY

galapagos-islands1. SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND: TRANSFER IN – LOBERIA
2. TRANSFER TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: AM HIGHLANDS – PM / TORTUGA BAY BEACH
3. BAHIA TOUR
4. DAILY TOUR: BARTOLOME – SEYMOUR – PLAZAS (1 of this islands)
5. TRANSFER TO ISABELA ISLAND
6. LAVA TUNNELS
7. SIERRA NEGRA & CHICO VOLCANOES
8. TRANSFER TO BALTRA ISLAND

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Albatross

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY

DAY 1. SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND: TRANSFER IN – LOBERIA

You take a flight from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal airport in Galapagos Islands, our guide will receive and take us to the town. In the afternoon our guide will meet us and go visit the Lobería. It is a coral sand beach; a piece of coast that has been named for the large number of sea lions resting on the rocks and sand.

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La Loberia Beach

DAY 2. (AM) TRANSFER TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – (AM) HIGHLANDS (PM) TORTUGA BAY

Early in the morning transfer to the pier to take the boat that will take us to Santa Cruz Island, on arrival our guide will take us to visit the high part of the island, here you can admire the giant tortoises in their natural state, see the lava tunnels. Time for lunch at one of its ranches. After this our guide will get to the beach in Tortuga Bay; It is one of the larges and beautiful white sand beaches that you can visit, here we can see iguanas and turtles, great place for swimming, kayaking or just walking and shooting. After this afternoon beach.

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Santa Cruz Highlands

DAY 3. SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: BAY TOUR

Pick up hotel. 0800. Navigation to different places such as: CHANNEL OF SHARKS, an arm of the crystal clear sea where sharks found in the surrounding area can see sea lions and frigates. IGUANA BEACH with a large concentration of marine iguanas, can observe blue-footed boobies; LOVE CANAL crystalline waters, is a very private and romantic place. GRIETAS in this unique place we will have the chance to snorkel into a canyon formed by the sea water into the land, in this area we will also have the chance to see blue footed boobies, red crabs, frigate birds, and other bird species. Finally enjoy the BEACH PUNTA ESTRADA.

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Iguana

DAY 4. SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: DAILY TOUR (BL)

Today you will have ONE of this visits with box lunch included, depending on availability:

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Bartolome Island

Bartolomé – Daily Tour
Early in the morning we will be picked up by the transportation that will take us into the channel Itabaca, from where will board the yacht. Bartolome Island is famous for its Pinnacle Rock, a tower or lance-shaped obelisk that rises from the edge of the ocean and is one of the most famous images of the islands. A beach in perfect crescent shaped, with pink and white sands, east of the pinnacle. On this beach, where the crystal waters are waiting for us to do snorkelling. Under the surface, we find schools of tropical fish, sea urchins, starfish and sea anemones.

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Plazas Islands

Plazas – Daily Tour
We will be picked up by the shuttle from our hotel to go to the channel Itabaca, from where we will board the yacht. Arriving to Plazas, where a very colorful landscape receives us: the turquoise waters of the channel contrast with the bright white sand and black lava of the shoreline. Green algae have covered rocks in some places, and close to it, deep orange color zayapas crabs roam the place. A little above a carpet of succulent scarlet sesuvium it extends at the base of green prickly-pear cactus under whose shade iguanas waiting patiently to feed on fallen fruit. The guide will take you to the best place to snorkel, whether on Plazas Island or Punta Carrion: we will appreciate sea lion colonies, variety of fish, rays and possibly reef sharks white tip fin.

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Blue Footed Boobie

Seymour – Daily Tour
Upon arrival, a small forest of silver-gray Rosewood rises near the landing site. The island is full of life! You may have to give way to a wolf or a marine iguana. The blue-footed boobies perform their mating dance right next to the trail. The trail turns towards the center of the island to reveal the largest nesting site of magnificent frigate birds.In the afternoon visit Las Bachas, coral white sand beach, it is one of the most important nesting sites for sea turtles. On the coast marine iguanas are seen in the lagoon we often see flamingos. Return.

DAY 5. TRANSFER TO ISABELA ISLAND

We take a boat that will take us to Isabela Island (The trip takes approx. 2 hours 30 minutes). Arrive to Isabela. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches of the Archipielago.

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Isabela Beach

DAY 6. ISABELA ISLAND: VISIT LAVA TUNNELS (BL)

In the mornining we transfer to the dock to take our tour of tunnels. On this tour of about 5-6 hours we will see a natural aquarium, we will find black lava arches shaped volcanic formations, place where you can access on fishing boats equipped for this tour. We can also snorkel and swim in clear waters with colorful fish of many sizes, sea lions, sea turtles, eagle rays, lobsters, Sea Snakes and other species. Enjoy a box lunch on board and return in the afternoon to the island. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our guide to be taken to the hotel.

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Isabela Island – Lava Tunnel

DAY 7. ISABELA ISLAND: SIERRA NEGRA & CHICO VOLCANO (BL)

We will take our private transport to direct us to visit and get to know Sierra Negra Volcano (the second largest and most active volcano in the world) this tour is on foot and if weather conditions permit, we will also observe CHICO VOLCANO, get a box lunch. Afternoon return to the hotel.

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Sierra Negra Volcano at Isabela Island

DAY 8. TRANSFER TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: TRANSFER OUT
Early in the morning, our guide will pick us up from the hotel to take a boat to go to Puerto Ayora (Aprox. two hours) to take a bus to the airport. Finally we will be assisted for our guide to take our flight back to the mainland.

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Frigatebird

2016, PER PERSON PRICE

1 PAX USD 1,950

2-3 PAX USD 1,390

4+ PAX USD 1,125

INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
  • Land Transportation
  • Transfer in/out
  • Speed boat San Cristobal to Santa Cruz
  • Spped boat Santa Cruz to Isabela
  • Speed boat Isabela to Santa Cruz
  • Certified bilingual Guide (English)
  • Visits and excursions according to the itinerary
  • 03 box lunch (BL)
  • Ticket payment for crossing the Channel Itabaca (in and out)
  • Payment of water taxis GPS – Isabela
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel)
  • Assists in all activities by the staff of Tour Operator
  • Taxes
  • Air ticket Quito/Guayaquil – Galápagos (In San Cristónal Island – Out Baltra Island) – Guayaquil/ Quito
  • Accommodation
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Entrance to Galapagos National Park (100 USD)
  • Control Card (20 USD)
  • Payment of municipal tax Isabela (10 USD)
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance

NOTES:

  • All services are shared, Seat In a Car basis (SIC, SIB)
  • You may wat to reverse the itinerary, beggining at Santa Cruz Island and ending at San Cristóbal Island. Just tell us at time of booking
  • For each inter-island transportation you have to be at pier, at least, 45 minutes in advance because there are local luggage inspection
  • Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice attending regulations of the Galapagos National Park Authorities

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