Visit the Galapagos Islands, a testimony of the extraordinary diversity of Ecuador.
On this Santa Cruz Galapagos Tour, discover the beauty of the volcanic archipelago that inspired Darwin.
And Cruise around the world’s foremost destination for wildlife-viewing.
Explore the myriad of colours that local sea life offers, as you snorkel along the Islands coasts.
And leisure on an exciting tour while experiencing the uniqueness of the Galapagos.
Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
Start Location and End Location: Quito/Guayaquil
DAY 1: Visit Santa Cruz Highlands
On your first day, you will be greeted by an English-speaking local guide at Baltra Airport.
After crossing the Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz Island, you will head up to los Ranchos in the highlands for a delicious lunch.
Then, you will visit a tortoise Reserve were you can observe the emblematic giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
After the visit, you will be transferred to your hotel to check in.
You will have the rest of the afternoon on your own to discover Puerto Ayora; the capital of the Galapagos Islands.
DAY 2: Snorkel around Tintoreras Islet
First you will have breakfast in the hotel and be transferred in the early morning to the dock,
were you will ride a fast boat to Isabela (navigation time of 2 hours).
At Isabela dock there will be a USD 20 entrance fee to enter the Island.
You will be received by a guide who will take you to the hotel to check in and have lunch.
After lunch, you will visit the Bay and Tintoreras Islet;
where penguins and large colonies of marine iguanas inhabit.
And discover the marine life by Snorkeling around the rocky coasts of the Islet.
DAY 3: Discover the Tunnels
Your guide will pick you up at approximately 7h30min -8h for your tour to the Tunnels.
A series of ancient lava flows created hundreds of arches and tunnels, both above and below the water.
The striking geological formations are outdone only by the extraordinary collection of creatures that call this place home.
The water is cool and still, and an astonishing array of sea life is visible from above as you hike across lava arches and bridges.
Or from below as you snorkel in this unique habitat.
DAY 4: Tortuga bay and Grietas
The guide will pick you up early in the morning at your hotel.
And you will head to the dock to embark on a public boat to Santa Cruz Island for a two hour long trip.
At the Island Another guide will pick you up and start with a tour of Santa Cruz.
By visiting two of the most popular destinations on the Island; Tortuga bay and the Las Grietas site.
DAY 5: Navigation tour
On the fifth day, you will take a boat tour to one of the inhabited neighboring islands:
North Seymour, Bartolome, Santa Fe or South Plaza.
Each Island has its unique natural habitat and wildlife,
that you can discover by snorkeling off the boat and visiting the Island.
You will head back to Santa Cruz in the afternoon.
And have the rest of the afternoon for yourself to relax and enjoy Puerto Ayora.
Day 6: Return to the continent
On your last day, you will transfer from your hotel in Santa Cruz Island to Baltra Island.
And go to the airport to catch the flight to the continent.
This transfer is assisted by a driver.
At your arrival to Quito a driver will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.