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5 Day Galápagos Trip in Santa Cruz Island Land-based

This 5-day  program you will experience the highlights of the Galapagos Islands, you can choose from tourist  to luxury Class hotels.  Transportation, accommodation in double or single rooms, some meals included (Ecuadorian menu), and a bilingual naturalist guide, who will accompany you during the tours. If you are a single traveler it is possible to join the group tour and to stay in a private room upon a single charge. The highlights of this program are: in Santa Cruz 

, El Chato, Tortuga Bay, Las Grietas, Charles Darwin Station and  uninhabited island ( North Seymour or Pinzon or South Plazas or Floreana)

per adult from

$1,887

AUD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4 nights accommodation in selected hotels
    • All activities
    • Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
    • Snorkeling gear including fins and Wetsuit (shorty 2.5mm) when the excursions include water activities
    • All transportation on the islands (boat, car) (except transportation during the free time)
    • 24 hours asisstance in English / Spanish
    • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
    • Entry/Admission - Los Gemelos
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Fe Island
    • Entry/Admission - Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island
    • Entry/Admission - North Seymour Island
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fee $100,00 (American dollars) in Galapagos National Park (to be paid upon arrival at the airport – CASH ONLY – There is no ATM at the airport. Please bring enough cash)
    • 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 ($300,00 single supplement service tourist / $450,00 standard hotels) / ($900,00 Comfort hotels) ($1450,00 Luxury hotels) Pay directly to local tour operator
    • Travel insurance: mandatory for all tourists entering Ecuador
    • Tips

  • Day 1: Santa Cruz Island/ Transfer in + El Chato + Twin Craters

    Stop At: Reserva El Chato, Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    You will be picked-up at the airport by your private certified guide. Then, you will take the public bus to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. Subsequently, you will go in the taxi to a ranch (El Chato) in the highlands to see giant tortoises in the free environment.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Los Gemelos, Ecuador
    We will visit the Twin Craters which are located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island and are surrounded by lush and green forests, dominated by the endemic Scalesia plants. It is possible to walk along the rim of the craters to better appreciate the magnitude of the holes as well as the local flora and fauna. This site is also one of the most likely places to observe the endemic short-ear owl of the Galapagos
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 2: Uninhabited Island

    Stop At: Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
    You will participate in a yacht tour to an uninhabited island. That will either be Santa Fé, Plazas, Bartolomé or Seymour. The destination will depend on availability, weekday and program of the National Park. We will let you know immediately which island is available when you book the tour. On Santa Fé and Plazas you can spot endemic land iguanas. Bartolomé is known for beautiful lava sceneries and on Seymour, you can see frigate birds, land iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.
    Duration: 5 hours

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

    Day 3: 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
    Tortuga Bay is a beautiful and isolated beach located on the south side of Santa Cruz Island. Sea turtles use the white and soft sand for nesting, hence the name “Tortuga Bay.”

    Marine Iguanas, brown pelicans and Sally Lightfoot crabs populate the beach, which is next to a brackish lagoon surrounded by the typical coastal vegetation of the islands; cacti, salt bushes, and Palo Santo (Holy Stick) trees.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    ou will visit the Charles Darwin Station that is primarily an international scientific research station situated on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. You will be taken to its visitor center to learn about the geology, climate, natural history and the conservation of the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 4: Floreana Island

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    You have the chance to visit the first inhabited island that has an exciting human history. There are freshwater wells as this area was used by the early settlers who found refuge in the caves nearby. It is also home to the endemic medium tree finch that only exists on this island. Pink flamingos and Green sea turtles nest (December to May) on this island. The Galapagos storm petrel is also found here, a sea bird which spends most of its life away from land.
    Duration: 4 hours

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

    Day 5: Transfer to Baltra Airport

    Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
    Your driver will take you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. Your driver will accompany you until the check-in point where your program ends with your return flight to the mainland.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Baltra Island, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
    • Pick-up at Baltra Airport
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • If you are a single traveler it has an extra ($300,00 single supplement service tourist / $450,00 standard hotels) / ($900,00 Comfort hotels) ($1450,00 Luxury 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) 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 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Latin Adventures Cía Ltda

Activity ID: V-10512P63

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