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Tour 25: The Magic of Central Islands (B) - Latin Trails tour operator
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The Magic of Central Islands  (B)

Island Hopping 

5 days – 4 nights

In this tour program you will visit one of the most important and inhabited island of the archipielago, Santa Cruz. Here we have some restaurants and stores to buy souvenirs as well as being in contact with the native animals.

Day 1: Santa Cruz Island

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Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra´s airport. A naturalist guide will be waiting for you to escort you during the transfer to Puerto Ayora. On the way, you will make a stop to visit the highlands. Next you will enjoy  lunch at the harbor, after taking a short break you will visit the Charles Darwin Station.

At the Charles Darwin Station, you will be able to see a variety of species of Giant Tortoises in captivity. You will watch their different size and ages, and learn more about the Islands they originally come from.

Here you will learn more about the ongoing conservation efforts directed to preserve the Giant Tortoises, as well as learning more about the entire Galapagos environment.

After all these activities you will have dinner and taken to your hotel.

Overnight: Santa Cruz

Meals: -/L/D

Day 2: Bartolome or North Seymour or Plazas

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After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take you to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included onboard the yacht. Depending to availability you will choose one of the tours mentioned below:

 North Seymour Island is a spectacular place to hike, swim, and enjoy snorkeling. The main attractions are: the frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks.

Bartolome Island has the most attractive landscape of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed of all the Galapagos Islands. You can appreciate a spectacular view over two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formation of lava and volcanic cones.

 Two islands form Plazas. The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava coast. It is a wonderful spot to observe marine life, including manta rays. These coasts are a perfect place for snorkeling activity.

After all these activities you will have dinner and taken to your hotel.

Day 3: Santa Cruz Cerro Mesa - Garrapatero Beach

 

The guide will pick you up in order to go to Cerro Mesa. This place provides an impressive view over the archipelago. It has the most prestigious location and the best view to observe a variety of endemic plants, as well as up to 7 subspecies of finch and the vermillion flycatcher.

The area is known for its characteristic persistent drizzle (‘la garúa’) which falls horizontally throughout 8 months of the year. On the west side of the island you will watch the largest crater on Santa Cruz.

Afterwards, you will visit El Garrapatero, which is a wide bay with  multiple sandy beaches. It is a nice area to swim and relax while enjoying the wonderful view.

 After all these activities you will have dinner and taken to your hotel

Day 4: Bartolome or North Seymour or Plazas

On this day, you will sail to another island, depending to availability you will choose one of the tours mentioned above.

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take you to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included on board the yacht. In the afternoon you will return to the port.

After all these activities you will have dinner and taken to your hotel.

Overnight: San Cristobal Island

Meals for any excursion: B/L/D

Day 5: Transfer out

Early in the morning you will be transfer to the airport in Baltra. On the way you will make a short stop to visit the twin craters. The route to the airport will take approximately 1 hour.

From there, you will take the flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

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Included

1 Privates transfers and transportation
2 Meals detailed in the itinerary
3 Navigable tours
4 Hotels

Not Included

1 International flights and airport taxes
2 Additional meals and drinks (soft & alcoholics)
3 Tips and personal expenses
4 Travel and medical insurance
5 Ticket to/from Galapagos
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