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6 Day in Santa Cruz & Isabela Islands Galapagos Land-based express Trip

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Day 1: Transfer from the airport + El Chato Ranch + Garrapatero Beach

Stop At: Reserva El Chato, Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
Pick-up at the airport. Ranch in the highlands to see giant tortoises in a free environment. 
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: El Garrapatero, NE of Puerto Ayora 19 km, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
Visit Garrapatero Beach where you will enjoy swimming. Free afternoon in Santa Cruz.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected Hotel in Santa Cruz

Day 2: Santa Cruz Island / Tortuga Bay (snorkeling)+ Charles Darwin Station

Stop At: Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, 200350 Ecuador
We will have the opportunity to hike to Tortuga Bay to observe the magnificent wildlife and before arriving into a beautiful beach 
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, and observe colorful land iguanas and a large variety of Galápagos Giant tortoises brought from the most important islands in the archipelago.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Uninhabited Island

Stop At: Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
Participate in a yacht tour to an uninhabited island. That will either be Santa Fe or Plazas. The destination will depend on availability, weekday and program of the National Park. On Santa Fé and Plazas you can spot endemic land iguanas. 
Duration: 4 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

Day 4: Sierra Negra Volcano + Concha Perla

Stop At: Sierra Negra, Ecuador
Pick up at the hotel. Take the shared speed boat at 7:00 am to Isabela. Check-in. Walk through spectacular lava landscapes and have views of the northern volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina. The hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano and Volcano Chico is 16 km long. You see the second largest volcanic crater in the world and explore different vegetation zones. Box Lunch. Freetime.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Concha de Perla, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
Enjoy your free time at Concha Perla Beach
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Isabela

Day 5: Tintoreras+ Interpretation Center 

Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
Visit "Las Tintoreras,"  a chain of small islets full of the cove and hidden beaches. See sea lions, marine turtle, iguanas, manta rays, sharks, tropical fish and sea lions (Snorkeling).
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
In the afternoon we will have time to go to The Tortoise Breeding Center (also known as the Interpretation Center). A boardwalk connects the town to the Center, stretching across the wetlands and Prickly Pear Cacti shrub. Five subspecies of the Giant Tortoise exist on the island, yet their populations are threatened by introduced animals such as goats and cats. At the Tortoise Breeding Center, eggs are nursed in a hatchery and the giant tortoise adults are observed in supervised corrals.  
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Isabela

Day 6: Isabela - Transfer to the airport in Baltra 

Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
Pick you up at your hotel and go to the pier, where you will take the shared speed boat to Santa Cruz. Afterward, your driver will bring you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. Please take in account that your flight does not depart before 12:30 pm.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Baltra Island, Ecuador
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 5 nights accommodation in selected hotels
  • Breakfast x5
  • Lunch x5
  • All activities
  • Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Snorkeling gear including fins and Wetsuit (shorty 2.5mm) when the excursions include water activities
  • Small-group tour or private as described in the program
  • Airport transfers in the island
  • All transportation on the islands (boat, car) (except transportation during the free time)
  • 24 hours asisstance in English / Spanish
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
  • Entry/Admission - El Garrapatero
  • Entry/Admission - Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Fe Island
  • Entry/Admission - Sierra Negra
  • Entry/Admission - Concha de Perla
  • Entry/Admission - Las Tintoreras
  • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island
  • Entry/Admission - North Seymour Island
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee $100,00 (American dollars) in Galapagos National Park
  • Flight from/to Galápagos Islands ( we will help to organize it according to the itinerary, contact us)
  • INGALA $20,00 (American dollars) in the mainland airport
  • If you are a single traveler it has an extra single supplement service: $350,00 (Tourist Class Hotels) / $390,00 (Standard Class Hotels) / $1800,00 (Comfort Class Hotels) Pay directly to local tour operator.
  • International flights
  • Food and drinks, unless specified ( dinner)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with minimum 2 paying adults
  • Infant meals not included
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • If you are a single traveler it has an extra single supplement service: $350,00 (Tourist Class Hotels) / $390,00 (Standard Class Hotels) / $1800,00 (Comfort Class Hotels) Pay directly to local tour operator.
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Itinerary subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control, no refunds will be applicable in these cases
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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