5 Days, 4 Nights
The package includes:
- Visit to Tortuga Bay Beach
- Land tours in Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands.
- And More
On this day, you will arrive to the Baltra Airport, where our guide will be waiting for you to help get to the Santa Cruz Island help you to leave your luggage at the hotel, get ready, and take you to the Charles Darwin Tour.
Galapagos Islands is home to the famous Galapagos Tortoise, which fully grown can
weigh up to 500 pounds and reach 6 feet in length. During your visit to the Research
Station you will get to see tortoises at all stages of growth from unhatched eggs to full-grown adults.
Baby tortoises hatch after four to eight months in the egg. They are extremely small and vulnerable when they first hatch, weighing as little as 50 grams (1.8 oz) and measuring 6 centimeters (2.4 in). Most of our guests love seeing the huge tortoises start out so small and learn about the incubation, hatching and growth stages of the tortoises.
You don’t only find Galapagos Tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station, you also get to see the Galapagos Land Iguana. Wild dogs that were brought to the island almost killed a colony of over 500 land iguanas in 1970’s. The Research Station was able to rescue 60 survivors and in an effort to re-build their population, they began a breeding program for iguanas in Santa Cruz. This breeding program is still active today! After your visit to the Charles Darwin Station, our guide will take you to get some dinner and go to the hotel to get ready for the next day.
Early in the morning, we will take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz around 07:00am,
which lasts about two hours. In Santa Cruz our coordinator will take to the beautiful Tortuga Bay Beach.
Tortuga Bay beach is famous for its expansive and pristine shoreline that gradually descends into the sparkling Pacific Ocean. It's a great place to try your hand at surfing (be careful) or just relax and soak in the sun with the Marine Iguanas. A snorkel in the beautiful lagoons reveals the full richness of the Galapagos marine life.
You can see colorful reef fish, white-tip sharks, rays and the beach's namesake, sea turtles. You should take time to walk through the Marine Iguana sanctuary where you might also catch a glimpse of Blue-Footed Boobies and Frigate birds along the shore. Once the tour is over, you will be taken to get some lunch and get ready to go to the Isabela Island.
You the speedboat to Isabela will leave around 14:00pm. In Isabela you will be take hotel to drop your luggage and rest. After a brief rest at the hotel, you will head to the Flamingoes Lake. This place is the largest lagoon in the Galapagos and is one of the
main breeding places for most of the Flamingoes.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will go on a excursion to the Sierra Negra Volcano. This volcano is located 13 miles from Puerto Villamil and is the second largest volcanic crater in the world, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep, for this view we moved by bus or other transportation for about 45 minutes until the site control of Galapagos National Park to register our visit.
Here begins a trek to the Sierra Negra volcano and then to the Volcano Chico. In this place you can feel the warm land as evidence that the volcano is active. In the afternoon, you will be taken back to the hotel.
After a short break you will get ready for snorkelling or swimming at Concha Perla, where you will be able to see colorful fishes, sea urchins, starfish and other marine species.
Accommodation at Tourist or Tourist Superior Hotel .
After breakfast, visit the Breeding Center of Giant Tortoises, then you will visit the famous Wall of Tears. From 1946 to 1959 Isabela was designated a penal colony by the Ecuadorian government.
This colony prisoners were forced to build this wall with huge lava rocks. Additionally visit a small lava tunnel and other Flamingoes
Lagoon, then return to hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon you will visit the "Islote Tintoreras" It is called like that because in this place there are sharks fin known as white Tintoreras, we can also observe penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and can make snorkeling with sharks and a variety of colorful fish.
Early in the morning, you will start your return to airport in Baltra, on the way we will visit a splendid place as it is Highlands of Santa Cruz where you will be able to to see Tortoises in their natural Habitat
You will also be able to visit "The Twins" two similar formations craters, but formed by a collapse of the Land because of the lava flows that passed below them. You will end the program with the dismissal at the airport.
END OF SERVICES.
In a Tourist Hotel. Prices will vary in a Tourist Superior hotel
Includes all the meals for every day of your trip. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Includes all the transportations needed to arrive to the Islands. EXCEPT for the Aqua Taxis.
Includes the needed snorkeling equipment for your adventure. (Masks and Fins).
NOT INCLUDED :
To the Galapagos National Park, which has a cost of 100$ at the entrance.
Migration Control Card, which has a cost of 20$ to be paid at the Quito or Guayaquil Airport
Our prices do not include plane tickets, it only includes what its mentioned above.