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The Galapagos Enchanted Route (C)

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

galapagos islads iguanaAfter 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: frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks.

Bartolome Island is the most attractive landscape of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed in all the Galapagos Islands. You can appreciate a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations 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. Coasts are a perfect spot for snorkeling activity.

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

Overnight: Santa Cruz

Meals: B/L/D

 

Day 3: Santa Cruz - Isabela

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After breakfast, the guide will take you to enjoy the well-known Tortuga Bay. Is an approximately 45 minutes walk, through a cactus trail on to the first beach, which is called “Playa Brava” due to its strong currents. On this beach you will see a lot of marine iguanas, marine birds and pelicans.

After visiting Playa Brava, you will continue with an additional 15 minutes walk to reach Playa Mansa. This second beach is a natural lagoon visited by blue footed boobies and pelicans. It is also a beautiful place to swim and sunbathe. Afterwards, you will go back to the port and have lunch.

After a small break you will embark on a speedboat that will take you to Isabela Island (approximately 2 to 2.5 hours of navigation). Upon arrival, you will be transfer to the hotel for check-in, afterwards you will visit the Lake of the Flamingos.

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

Overnight: Isabela Island

Meals: B/L/D

Day 4: Full day Isabela

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Approximately at 7:30 am, the trip to Sierra Negra Volcano will start. You will be taken in a 45 minutes ride to the Galapagos National Park control site in order to record your visit. Then, you will begin a trek to the Sierra Negra and Chico Volcano. During the trek a box lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, you will return to the hotel, after a short break, you will be transfer to the Concha Perla for snorkeling.

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

Overnight: Isabela Island

Meals: B/L/D

Day 5: Isabela - Santa Cruz

At 05:30 am, you will be transferred to the Port for embarkation. Upon arrival at Santa Cruz you will be transfer to the airport in Baltra, so you can take your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil. On the way, you will make a short stop to visit two sunken “holes”, similar to craters, known as “Los Gemelos” (Twins).

Meals: B/-/-

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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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