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We invite you to discover the wondeful world called Galapagos. Galapagos Land Packages taking you to 3 Islands, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela islands.


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Interesting facts about the Galapagos Land Tour Program:


« Islands: Visit 3 Islands Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island and San Cristobal Island

« Galapagos Tour Package: 8 days 7 nights

« Activities: Short hikes, navigating, snorkelling, and wildlife viewing.

« Start Date: Every day

« Age range: 1 yr – active 60’s.

« Tour Style: Soft adventure.

« Wildlife to See: Galapagos Pinguins, Galapagos Sea Lions, Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, Blue-Footed Boobies, Flamingos, Frigate Birds, Pelicans, Darwin´s Finches, Galapagos Fly-Catchers, Galapagos Mockingbirds, and more.

« Ideal for every budget and interest to visit galapagos


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Departure: Baltra Airport

Return: Baltra Airport

Wear: Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.

Wildlife to See: Galapagos Pinguins, Galapagos Sea Lions, Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, Blue-Footed Boobies, Flamingos, Frigate Birds, Pelicans, Darwin´s Finches, Galapagos Fly-Catchers, Galapagos Mockingbirds, and more.

Included:

  • Accommodation in selected hotels (double rooms, according the category).
  • All meals in Galapagos (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
  • All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program.
  • Excursions and visits during the program.
  • Bilingual naturalist guides for each island and all activities.
  • Snorkeling Equipment (mask, fins, tube).
  • Transfer Puerto Ayora – Isabela – Puerto Ayora by Public speedboat.
  • Transfer Baltra – Puerto Ayora – Baltra (by truck or by bus depending on group size)

Not Included:

  • Flight tickets.
  • Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – $100.00 US per person.
  • Isabela Dock Fee – $10.00 US per person.
  • Migratory Control Card – $20.00 US per person.
  • Transportation Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
  • Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
  • Cost of the transfer between the hotels and the restaurants designated for the meals in each island.
  • Water taxi from dock to speedboat (depending on the tide) – $ 1.00 US per person per ride.
  • Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Gifts, Personal items
  • Tips.

NOTE: Special Details for your tour.

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San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center - Tijeretas - Carola Beach.

Arrival to San Cristóbal Airport. After lunch, we will visit The San Cristobal Interpretation Center where we will learn about the islands, evolution of their species, fauna, migration, and how humans came to live there. Then will make our way to “Cerro Tijeretas”, or “Frigate Hill” for some snorkelling.The day ends with a visit to “Playa Carola” to get a first taste of the beautiful beach waters of San Cristóbal.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

San Cristobal Island: Hike on Highlands ( OR choose ONE of the following options).

Hike on the Highlands: (standard itinerary) After breakfast, we will visit the Highlands of San Cristobal, The first stop is “Mirador de la Soledad”, where we you can enjoy a magnificent view of San Cristobal Island. Then we will go to the Junco Lagoon, the only fresh water lagoon in San Cristobal. Lunch will be served in the Highlands and will be followed by a short stop at Playa de Puerto Chino.

On the way back we will pass-by the spot where island’s locals cultivate their food and the famous Galapagos coffee.

* OR pick one of the following options *
NOTE: The folowing options are subject to availability and last minute changes. OPTION B has an additional cost. Please, let us know what you prefer beforehand so we can arrange the excursion and advice on availability to any of these spots.

OPTION A – Isla Lobos + Playa Ochoa (navigation to this spot is subject to availability): Isla Lobos Island ia a small islet separated from the main by a narrow channel. In this place we find nesting blue-footed boobies (according to season) and of course with a large colony of sea lions that rest and play on rocky shores. Many birds inhabit the place, frigates, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common boobies, yellow warblers and finches earth. The snorkeling in the clear waters of the channel is unforgettable, with the opportunity to swim with sea lions. Time to enjoy Playa Ochoa. We return to Puerto Baquerizo between 2:30 and 3 PM. After a rest, have dinner in the restaurant indicated.

OPTION B – Kicker Rock + Beach Time: (extra charge) This site is also known as Sleeping Lion or “León Dormido”. Getting to this spot takes 1hr of navigation in a small speed boat. The first stop will be right before we arrive Kicker Rock (going down of Cerro Tijeretas) for some fine swimming and snorkeling. However, Kicker Rock itself is considered one of the most outstanding snorkeling sites in the Galapagos.

The excursion consists of two snorkel immersions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon after lunch. A Box Lunch will be served in the boat, as this part of the islands are inhabited. Afterwards, we will make our way towards a deserted beach to observe wildlife and relax. We will head back to the boat and return to San Cristobal. Return time to Puerto Baquerizo is scheduled around 4pm. After a rest, you will have dinner in the restaurant specified by the guide.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

Transfer to Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands (Giant Tortoises)

At 6:00 a.m. get ready to go to the dock (wake-up at 5:00 AM). We will take the Public speedboat, which leaves at 7:00 a.m. (subject to change), to Puerto Ayora (2 hour estimated travel time). Upon arrival and after breakfast, the guide will have indicated the hour to meet to begin the visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, home to a large a variety of Giant Tortoise representing of each island in the archipelago. We will also listen about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the environment of the archipelago as a whole.

After this, make a short visit to the Art Galleries of Puerto Ayora and then eat lunch. In the afternoon we make our way to the Highlands of Santa Cruz. Here you may observe the famous Giant Tortoises in their natural environment, which also known as Galapagos, and from where the name of the Islands derive. Also catch sight of the famous Galapagos Finches, Bird Wizards, as well as endemic vegetation such as Escelacias forests and Matazarnos. After this encounter with the Giant Tortoises, return to Puerto Ayora for lunch.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Santa Cruz Island: Tortuga Bay Beach - Isabela Island: Flamingos Lagoon

In the morning the guide will indicate the meeting time for a 45-minute trip to the beautiful white sand beach called Tortuga Bay. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos; here we can enjoy at the white sand beach and observe pelicans, fish, sea iguanas and other species of wildlife. Return to the hotel to rest and then have lunch.

At 2:00pm (subject to change) you will start the journey to Isabela Island via public speedboat (approximately 2.5 to 3 hours). Another guide will be waiting at Puerto Villamil to take you to the hotel and to a visit to the Flamingos Lagoon, a natural breeding site for this creature. Return to the hotel to rest and eat dinner at a local restaurant in.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Isabela Island: (Sierra Negra Volcano OR Tuneles).

OPTION 1: Sierra Negra Volcano

Early in the morning (8:00 am), after breakfast, get ready for the Sierra Negra Volcano hike (comfortable clothes, walking shoes and a light rain jacket are recommended). Make sure your camera is stored in waterproof bags, wear some sunscreen, bring water, and a hat! Yourself will prepare your box lunch at the hotel with the foodstuff of your choice. We will then travel approximately 45 minutes by truck or bus to begin the 12 km hike (approx. 4 hours). The hike is long in terms of distance, but not very difficult as the inclines and declines are quite gradual. (There is an option to ride horses for an additional cost, if interested please let us know beforehand). Sierra Negra Volcano has the second largest crater in the world, measuring approximately 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. We will then reach Volcan Chico, which should provide a spectacular view of the islands.

Once we get back to the hotel we will take a short break to rest. In the afternoon, get to do some fine snorkeling in Concha Perla. Swim with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish and, with luck, sea turtles and rays. Return to the hotel to rest before heading to dinner at a local restaurant indicated by the guide.

OPTION 2: (Los Tuneles – extra cost)

There are two departure times for this tour, one at 08:00 am with return time at 13:00 pm approx., and one at 11:00 am, with return time at 16:00 pm. approx. The chosen departure time for your tour might vary; hence, you will be notified on the departure time for this day trip on the night before the tour.

Cabo Rosa aka. Los Tuneles is perhaps one of the most beautiful sights in the archipelago. Continuous volcanic eruptions petrified into tunnel-like lava formations right in the middle of the sea, and crystal clear turquoise water allows an amazing view of marine vegetation and playful sea lions.

The tour begins early at 8:00am via speedboat and the first stop is a small islet in the middle of the ocean, home to pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions. Finados snorkeling site is the next stop, where you can swim next to sea turtles, Tintoreras sharks (endemic to the islands), trumpet fish and surgeonfish. With some luck, eagle and golden rays will come to this site too. Getting to Los Tuneles will take around 1 ½ – 2 hrs. Once there, the speedboat will navigate through various spots in and around the Lava Tunnels.

Here you get the chance to do some more snorkeling and enjoy some short walks while observing the landscape and wildlife inhabiting the area. A box lunch on board will be provided for this day. Dinner will be served at the local specified restaurant.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

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Isabela Island: Tintoreras Islet / Humedales Hike

After breakfasts, get ready to visit to Tintoreras Islet. Make our way to the dock of Puerto Villamil in order to embark on small speedboats (12 passenger capacity). After a short ride (approx. 20 min.) we will arrive at Tintoreras Islet. The name of the islet derives from the sharks that inhabit in the waters surrounding the islet, the famous white-tipped fins Tintorera Sharks. The islet is one of the most fascinating places on Isabela Island.

Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins can all be found in this site. It is also one of main breeding sites for marine iguanas, and a great spot to get a close-up with them.

After a hike around the islet, get back on the boat and cool off by snorkeling in the waters nearby. Swimming next to multicolor fish, starfish, sea urchins, and with look manta rays, sharks, and sea lions is a major highlight in this excursion. After a fascinating experience we will return to the hotel for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center of Isabela. Here you can observe a variety of species of giant tortoises. You will also hear how this center has successfully bred and raise the giant tortoises to preserve many endangered subspecies. Afterwards, we will visit the Wall of Tears (Muro de las Lagrimas).

Between 1946 and 1959 Isabela Island was used as a penal colony by the Ecuadorian government, and the prisoners were obligated to build this wall out of the sharp and hard volcanic rocks. The wall is 100 meters long and 7 meters high.

On the way back we will make a visit to a Lava Tunnel near the Wall- Visits to Mirador Orchilla, Estero de Isabela, and Playa del Amor are also programmed. We will then return to the hotel to rest before heading to dinner at a local restaurant specified by the guide.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Isabela Island: Highlands - Kayaking at Puerto Villamil Bay

After breakfast and depending on the tide, we will make our way to the dock and prepare for the kayaking excursion. After listening to the instructions and safety precautions, and once equipped with lifejackets and oars, we will begin rowing towards along all the seas of Puerto Villamil bay and reaching Tintoreras Islet where we will be able to observe a variety of fauna from our kayaks, including Penguins, Blue-footed Boobies, and Marine Iguanas. We will make our way up to El Faro before heading back to shore (appx. 2 hours). After this we will return for a well-deserved lunch.

In the afternoon we you will grab bikes again to visit the Highlands of Isabela. After being tansported by truck to Campo Duro starting point. 42 Giant Galapagos Tortoises in a semi-natural inhabit the protected environment. On the way you will also visit the Mirador del Mango, La Cueva de Sucre (lava formations). After this bike adventure, you will then return to the hotel to have dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Transfer out Baltra

Early in the morning (06:00 am), we will take the public speedboat from Isabela to Puerto Ayora, where the guide will be waiting to take you to breakfast. On our way to Baltra Island Airport we will stop by “The Twins” (a.k.a. “The Gemelos”), which are crater-like formations naturally built from the collapse of the earth and lava flows. The tour will end upon the arrival to the airport where you will catch your plane to Quito or Guayaquil.

NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).

  • First Class Hotels
  • Tourist Superior Hotels
  • Tourist Class Hotels
  • Economy Class Hotels

Hotel Albermale. Isabela Island

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Sol y Mar Hotel. Santa Cruz Island

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Hotel Opuntia. San Cristobal Island

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Hotel La Laguna. Isabela Island

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Hotel Fernandina. Santa Cruz Island

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Hotel Blue Marlin. San Cristobal Island

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Hotel San Vicente. Isabela Island

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Hotel Fernandina. Santa Cruz Island

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Hosteria Pimampiro. San Cristobal Island

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Hostal Villamil. Isabela Island

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Hotel Peregrinas. Santa Cruz Island

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Hostal Casa de Nelly. San Cristobal Island

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NOTE: The Isabela Island Hotels.

  • Hotel Selection
  • Air Ticket Not Included
  • Restaurants
  • Guides
  • Public Speedboats
  • Schedule of Excursions

Hotel Selection. The hotel selection depends on the category of hotel that you choose. Once you choose the hotel class of preference, we will specify to you which hotels are available for the dates of your trip. Hotels are categorized in the following classes: Economic Class, Tourist Class, Tourist Superior Class, and First Class. All the hotels we work with have been carefully chosen by us after close inspection.

Air Ticket Not Included. The price of the tour does not include air tickets. We will gladly help your with the booking of the ticket from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos. You may also book the flights on your own if cheaper. PLEASE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, which islands you, will arrive and leave from, and if you choose to book your own flight please try to book your arrival in the morning (before 11am) and your departure in the late afternoon (12 pm or after) so that you don’t miss any part of the tour. You can book your flight either through TAME, AEROGAL, LAN, or TAME (recommended).

Restaurants
We work with both hotel and local restaurants alike for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This also depends on the chosen hotel class, as some hotels have restaurant services, in which case food will be served on the hotel restaurant. Meals are served in the “meal of the day” style. In case food is not served at the hotel, the guide will specify the chosen restaurant (no transfers to and from the restaurants to the hotels are included in the cost of the program. However, distances are all at a minimum walking distance in Galapagos). LUNCH AND DINNER during our tours consist on the meal of the day (not a la carte). Most provisions are bought in form the mainland to Galapagos; hence, a limited variety of food can be found. If you require vegetarian meals let us know ahead of time so we can make all arrangements necessary within the possibilities.

Guides We organize excursion with local naturalist guides for each island (and sometimes for each activity). The guides will accompany you throughout all excursions, give explanations of the islands (flora and fauna) and coordinate the activities each day. Regarding lunch and dinner, the guide will specify the restaurant designated but he will not accompany you during this time. The guide’s activities will start and end with each daily excursion. The guide will not go with you on the speedboats between islands either. We work with local and independent guides certified by the Galapagos National Park – if you feel that their guidance does not meet your expectations, feel free to leave a complaint at the National Park Direction, if possible at the time of the tour, to help improve the quality of service in the islands.

Public Speedboats We recommend that you take a seasickness pill before each ride between islands if you are prone to seasickness. It is also recommended that you carry small plastic bags with you in case of seasickness. The speedboats are not completely covered so please make sure that valuable objects and electronics are stored in a plastic bag. The guide will not go with you on the speedboats but a new guide will greet you on the other side. There are no services onboard as the speedboat space is limited and the journey is relatively short. A water taxi ride is sometimes required (depending on the tide) from the dock to the speedboat; the cost is 1 USD per person and per ride. Please, make sure you bring cash in small denominations in case this expense is needed. This is a Public service out of our control..

Schedule of Excursions The schedule of the excursions will be coordinated and determined locally through the guide and those responsible for the operations. The guide will indicate what time each activity will start. The transfers between islands on the public speedboats are the only activities that have fixed departure times.

NOTE: Special Information.

Tips for your Galapagos Tour


The Galapagos Islands natural beauties are ideal for sports and adventure activities. Its landscapes and wildlife make it a unique oportunity to interact with nature for adventure seekers. But don¿t forget that the Galapgos National Park has some regulations to protect the islands

Make sure you check out this helpful tips and help us lead a responsible and respectful tourism on this beautiful yet delicate ecosystem. Get the best out of your Galapagos adventure as a conscious tourist!!

Respect Park Rules…

« Do not touch or disturb the animals or plants – apart from environmental harm, you can be bitten or stung

« Dot not collect anything from land or the oceans, only remove the rubbish.

« Do not go outside of the snorkeling area/land trail specified by your guide.


Be Alert…

« Small animals and tortoises can be in the middle of the road – watch your step or bike trail

« Do not attempt to wander on your own into some locations – you can get easily lost, specially at the highlands

« Check all your equipment before every excursion, report any damage beforehand


Other Specifications…

« Multisport itineraries require a good physical condition, make sure you are up to the chalenge

« Stay hydrated at all times on every excursion – it can get really hot on the warm season (up to 31°C/88°F ) – all hotels have free water dispensers

« Use plenty of sunscreen

« Wear a hat


Make Sure You Bring…

« Passport valid for 6 months

« Special medications if needed

« Walking shoes and comfortable clothes

Beware that…

« Internet is available on Santa Cruz and San Cristobal – service is poor on Isabela Is.

« Cash machines are available on Santa Cruz or San Cristóbal – we recommend bringing all cash (for extra expenses) for the mainland, as machines are unreliable.


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