The Enchanted Islands Express Experience (D)
3 days – 2 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
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 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 to your Hotel.
After all these activities you will have dinner at night.
Overnight: Santa Cruz
Day 2: Bartolome or North Seymour or Plazas
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: 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
Day 3: Charles Darwin Station OR Gemelos
You can choose one of the two options before going to the airport:
Charles Darwin Station: You will see a variety of species of Giant Tortoises. You will learn more about the ongoing conservation efforts directed to preserve the Giant Tortoises, as well as learning more about the Galapagos environment.
Gemelos: It is a short stop to visit two sunken “holes”, similar to craters, known as “Los Gemelos” (Twins).
Transfer Puerto Ayora – Baltra Airport will take approximately 1 hour. At the airport, you will take your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.
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