GALAPAGOS LAND PROGRAMS
|The Galapagos Islands|
Departure: Every day
Minimum: 2 passengers
Price from: $ 2750 (private services)
Day 1: SAN CRISTOBAL (GALÁPAGOS)
Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal (Galapagos). Upon arrival to the Island our representative will be waiting to transfer you to the Hotel Miconia, check in at the hotel. Then you will do biking to go to the Interpretation Center in town. Where you will find a great introduction of the history of the Enchanted Galapagos Islands.
In the afternoon you will visit “La Lobería”, great opportunity to see a sea lion colony. Return to the Hotel Miconia. L
Day 2: SAN CRISTOBAL
After breakfast, you will start the day with a visit to “Frigate Hill”, home of a colony of frigates, opportunity to practice snorkel, then you will take a small yacht to navigate to “Leon Dormido”, it is a rock with a channel which you will explore by snorkeling. Return to San Cristobal and overnight at Miconia Hotel. B / L
Day 3: SAN CRISTOBAL / ISABELA
Early breakfast included at the hotel and then you will be transfer to the airport for Isabela Island flight (around 30 minutes). You will start your exploration of Isabela with a tour to “Tintoreras Islet” (local name for the white tipped reef shark), there you will have the opportunity to see white-tipped reef sharks at rest, plus seas lions, turtles, rays, and penguins. You will have a chance to snorkel in the bay.
In the afternoon, you will hike to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, our guide will give you all the information of this conservation project. Return to the Hotel Albemarle. B / L
Day 4: ISABELA ISLAND
After breakfast, full day guided tour to explore the Highlands of Isabela, hike to Sierra Negra volcano and to “Volcan Chico”. You have included a packaged lunch to taste close to the volcano.
Return to the Hotel, time to relax at the beaches of Puerto Villamil. B / L
Day 5: ISABELA ISLAND
After breakfast, you will take the speed boat from Puerto Villamil to “ Los Tuneles” (around 45 trip), a great spot to practice snorkel in the company of fish, sea turtles and occasional white tipped sharks and rays.
In the afternoon, you will bike to the Wetlands Trail through numerous mangroves and marine iguana colonies while enjoying the network of trails, beaches and historic sites. At the end of the trail is the Wall of Tears, built in the late 1940’s by Second World War prisoners held at the US base on the island. Our guide will explain the importance of the Wall of Tears, as it is a window into the lives of the island’s previous inhabitants. Return to the Hotel. B / L
Day 6: SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
Today is an early start as we catch our speedboat in the morning and head to Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival to Santa Cruz, you will visit “Los Gemelos” collapsed craters located in the Highlands. Arrival to Puerto Ayora and check in to the Hotel Angermeger.
After lunch, visit to Tortuga Bat beach, excellent place for snorkeling, swimmind and walking. Return to the hotel at night you can enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants of Puerto Ayora. Overnight at Sol y Mar Hotel. B / L
Day 7: SANTA CRUZ / GUAYAQUIL
After breakfast, you will visit the Charles Darwin Station and then transfer to Baltra airport for Quito or Guayaquil flight. B
The Galapagos package does not include: Airfare round trip, entrance fee Galapagos National Park (US$ 100), extra meals, wet suit, personal expenses, tips.
We suggest taking a 20 kg suitcase and a carry-on bag since these are allowed by the airline. You must remember that the trip in Galapagos is in the open air and includes hiking, swimming, scuba diving and other physical activities that require comfortable, lightweight, informal clothing good for any kind of weather.
For the hot months (December – May) we recommend a bathing suit, T-shirts, shorts, sunglasses, cap or hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, sport shoes good for walking in lava and through rocks, and sandals. For the cooler months (June- November), a waterproof jacket or poncho and lightweight pants are necessary. Other important items are lip balm, eye drops, plastic bags for electronic equipment, binoculars, patches or pills for seasickness, a photo or video camera and sufficient film, and medicine normally taken.