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Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal Tour of the Galapagos 8D/7N

Tour in a unique environment, and encounter the wildlife that inspired Darwin for his theory.

USD $2,643.00USD $4,206.00

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Visit Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal and 2 extra Islands

Discover the World Natural Heritage site of the Galapagos as well as the cities and culture that inhabit this set of Islands.
And Island hop in one of the unique archipelago, teeming with colorful life endemic to the region.
Then Snorkel in a unique environment, and experience the other worldly landscapes and wildlife of this archipelago.

Highlights

  • Discover the archipelago by Island hopping
  • Snorkel around marvelous coral reefs
  • Meet the odd wildlife of the Galapagos

Tour Information

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights

Start Location: Baltra Airport

End Location:  Quito (at your hotel)

Itinerary

DAY 1: Visit Santa Cruz Highlands

On your first day, after being greeted by an English-speaking local guide at Baltra Airport.
You will Cross the Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz Island, and head up to los Ranchos in the highlands for a delicious lunch.

Then, tour 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.
Where 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

After having breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the dock for a fast ride to Isabela (2 hours navigation time)
There will be a USD 20 entrance fee at Isabela dock  to enter the Island.
You will be received by a guide who will take you to the hotel to check in.

After lunch, you will visit the otherworldly 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

Visit 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.

An astonishing array of sea life, in the still water, 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

On this day, head to the docks in the morning to embark on a public boat to Santa Cruz Island for a two-hour-long trip.
Then, at the Island, start a tour of Santa Cruz with another guide.
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, 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.

And head back to Santa Cruz in the afternoon.
Where you will have the rest of the afternoon for yourself to relax and enjoy Puerto Ayora.

Day 6: Visit San Cristobal

After being greeted by an English-speaking local guide at your arrival to San Cristobal.
Visit the highlands, el Junco Lake and Galapaguera; which is the Natural Habitat of the giant tortoises of San Cristobal.

Afterwards, visit La Loberia, named so due to the quantity of sea lions that can be observed on the beach.
Finally, in the afternoon, discover of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno if you still have some time off.

Day 7: Extra Island day

On ths extra Ilsand day, take a yacht tour to one of the destinations around San Cristobal:
Española Island, Kickers Rock or Punta Pitt.

Discover the unique wildlife of the Galapagos and snorkel around the Islands.
Return to San Cristobal in the afternoon.

Day 8: Return to the continent

On your last day, your journey ends by being transferred from your hotel in San Cristobal Island to the airport.
Where you will catch a flight to the continent.
At your arrival to Quito a driver will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel.

What’s Included

  • Transfer Quito– Airport (assisted)
  • Transit control card
  • Accommodation in Tourist Superior Class Hotels in Galapagos
  • Breakfasts and lunches
  • Daily excursions with navigation to extra islands or sites
  • Assistance at the airport in Galapagos
  • Assistance at the visit places
  • Snorkeling, maritime excursions
  • Transfer with driver from Quito airport to hotel.
  • 1 night in Quito at your return in a tourist superior hotel

What’s Not Included

  • Flight Quito/Guayaquil-Galapagos-Quito/Guayaquil
  • National Park Entrance fee USD 100.00 foreigners
  • Isabela Dock fee USD 20.00
  • Dinners and last day lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Anything not detailed in the program

Important Notes

  • The order of the visit may change due to operational reasons
  • Cancellations:
    60 days before tour date, 10% charges apply
    60 to 30 days prior to trip date 20% charges apply
    30 to 20 days prior to trip date 50% charges apply
    20 days or less prior to trip date 100% charges apply

 

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