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Island Hopping San Cristobal, Santa Cruz & Isabela Daily Program 8 Days / 7 Nights

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Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Isla San Cristobal Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in double or triple room
  • Breakfast and lunch as details in the program
  • Public speed boat for navigation (open boats)
  • Bilingual English speaking local guide during excursions
  • Private land transportation
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Flights confirmation

Price Excludes

  • Airfare round trip (rate to be confirmed at reservation)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee USD 100 subject to change
  • Galapagos migration control card USD 20 subject to change
  • Isabela port entrance fee USD 15 subject to change
  • Dinner
  • Wet suits
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Others not specified
Important Info

PAYMENT POLICY:

-20% down payment of the total amount up to 5 days after booking.
-Full payment 30 days before the start of the journey.

CANCELATION POLICY:

-Up to 60 days before arrival, no cancelation charges and deposit will be refunded.
-59-30 days before arrival: 50% of the total amount as cancelation charge
-29-0 days before arrival: 100% of the total amount as cancelation charge

Itinerary

Day 1San Cristobal Island - Highlands

Arriving to San Cristobal Airport, you will be picked-up at the airport by your guide and he will take you to the hotel. After
your lunch with the guide you will be visiting the Interpretation Center, where the guide will talk to you about the formation, of the islands. Then you will follow the trail to the Frigate bird hill, a viewpoint from which you can admire beautiful view over the island. You will be able to snorkel in the shallow waters of Tijeretas Bay, where you can see sea lions, various tropical fishes, and turtles. Your hike will finish at Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel. Return to the Hotel and lodging (B/L/-)

Day 2Junco - Galapaguera – Puerto Chino

Junco Lagoon is the biggest fresh water reservoir of the archipelago, where you can watch the huge diversity of birds, go mountain biking, or just enjoy the magnificence of the water.
Its also a great place to see dark – rumped petrels.
Galapaguera Center is a very ambitious project carried out by the Galapagos National Park in order to re-populate the natural area of this island. As well, this is a breeding center of giant tortoise in San Cristobal Island.
Monday, Wed nesday and Friday are the days of feeding, however it is open every day of the week. After this activity, you will go to Otoy Farm. This place is responsible to produce food, such as: fruits and vegetation for giant tortoise. There, you can enjoy a delicious lunch.
Puerto Chino Beach, the access is overland. There is a 15 minute walk that would take you to the beach. Its fine white sand makes this site a great place for recreation and relaxation.. (B/L/-)

Day 3San Cristobal Island - Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Station - Tortuga Bay Beach .

An early morning trip to Santa Cruz Island, one of the most important islands in the Archipelago (because this is where most of the hotels and tourist accommodations are located). After arrival, we will tour the important Charles Darwin Research Station where we will visit one of the largest Galapagos tortoises and land iguanas breeding centers.
The local guide will give us a detailed explanat ion on the islands evolution. We will have lunch in the village. In the afternoon we will take a long but easy walk to one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches of the islands – Tortuga Bay Beach. Return to the hotel and lodging. (B/L/-)

Day 4SANTA CRUZ ISLAND - HIGHLANDS - GARRAPATERO BEACH

We will take a hike to the high part of the island and visit the Primicias Ranch where we will be bushwalking and looking for a giant Galapagos tortoises. After a walk, we will visit the lava tunnels and have lunch in a typical restaurant.
We will continue down to Garrapatero Beach – one of the most beautiful white sand beaches. The sea here is turquoise and calm. You can go snorkel and watch flamingos or other sea birds. Return to the hotel and lodging. (B/L/-)

Day 5Santa Cruz Island - Bay Tour - Isabela Island - Flamingos Lagoon

In the morning we will take a tour around the bay. We will visit Punta Estrada, the Germans’ Beach, Channels of Love and the Grietas.
During this trip, you will be able to watch seabirds and sea lions and you can surface dive. Lunch in Puerto Ayora. In the afternoon, a speed boat will take us to Isabela island, one of the most beautiful islands in the Archipelago.
After a cruise of 2,5h, we will reach this corner of paradise where a local transfer will take us to the hotel. After the check-in we
will take a walk around the Flamingos Lagoon. Return to the hotel and lodging. (B/L/-)

Day 6Sierra Negra Volcano - Campo Duro Farm - Tintoreras

Today our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world -Siena Negra. Its
rater is approximately 7 kilometers wide. We will take a 4h trekking tour to enjoy this wonderful and unique scenery.
Lunch in a local farm called Campo Duro where we will also watch Isabela Giant Tortoises. Back to Puerto Villamil town, we
will visit Tintoreras Islets. Herds of white -tip sharks can often be seen here, resting around the lava canals. You can also observe hundreds of marine iguanas, as “Las Tintoreras” are one of their main breeding sites. On the nearby sandy beaches, sea lions play and relax in the sun. Afterwards we will have an opportunity to snorkel. Return to the hotel and lodging. (B/L/-)

Day 7The Tunnels Of Cape Rosa - Wall Of Tears Center - Orchilla Viewpoint - Breeding

Prepare yourself for one of the best days of this trip! After sailing for 45 minutes from Puerto Villamil, we will reach Cape Rosa on
the western side of the island. This Is one of the most beautiful and amazing places nature has bestowed upon humankind.
Here we can walk over the connected lava tunnels surrounded by the crystal sea waters. From the surface, you will be able to see dozens of sea turtles, penguins and rays. You can also snorkel or simply swim along this rich marine fauna.
As we sail to and from Isabela, we might be able to see manta rays of different sizes – a truly unique experience. And if it is their mating season, we will watch them floating upside-down on the surface, waiting to have their pictures taken. In the afternoon we ‘will drive towards the “Walt of Tears”. This historical place was built by the prisoners of the Ecuador’s first jail. On our way back v/e will stop at the Orchilla viewpoint. From the top you can see the entire coastal wetland system including Poza de los Diablos, Puerto Villamil, the beaches, the volcanoes and the islets to the south-east of Isabela. It’s a great location for panoramic photos on clear days. If we still have time, we might visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre where you will be able to observe tortoises of all ages and sizes. We will also learn about the breeding and farming of giant tortoises and see all the work that is being done to help recover the wild populations of these species. Return to the hotel and lodging. (B/L/-)

Day 8Isabela Island - Santa Cruz Island - Baltra - Quito / Guayaquil.

We are going to depart early to take a speed boat back to Puerto Ayora. After getting there we will take a bus to the Baltra Airport where we will check-in for our flights back to the Continent. You can also take an inter-island flight in a plane with a capacity of 5 to 9 passengers. The flight from Isabela to the Baltra Airport takes 30 minutes and connects to the flight to the continent (no flights on Sundays). This service is optional, it is charged extra and should be booked at least 48 hours in advance. B (B/L/-)

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