SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
DAILY PROGRAM 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Offers you the opportunity to explore the Galapagos Islands in exotic tented camps. This allows you to experience the wilderness adventure without giving up comfort and relaxation.
Day 1: Baltra – Puerto Ayora
Our guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos. Upon arrival to Baltra Airport our local guide will receive and transfer you to the Galapagos Camp.
After lunch, you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to observe giant tortoises and walk around lava tunnels. Lodging at the Galapagos Camp. B/L/D
Day 2: Daily tour to Plazas, Seymour, Bartolome, Sta. Fe and Garrapatero Beach or Floreana Island (Final destination depends on availability)
We will enjoy breakfast at the Camp. Transfer to Itabaca Channel or the harbor of Puerto Ayora. We will take a daily tour to any of the before mentioned islands depending on their availability. Lunch on board the tour boat. Return to the camp and lodging. B/L/D
Day 3: Daily tour to Plazas, Seymour, Bartolome, Sta. Fe and Garrapatero Beach or Floreana Island. (Final destination depends on availability)
We will have an early breakfast at the Camp. Transfer to Itabaca Channel or the harbor of Puerto Ayora. We will take a daily tour to any of the before mentioned islands depending on their availability. Lunch on board the tour boat.
At the end of the afternoon, we will visit the important Charles Darwin Research Station where we can observe one of the largest Galapagos tortoises and land iguanas breeding centers. The local guide will give us a detailed explanation on the islands evolution. Return to the Camp and lodging. B/L/D
Day 4: Galapagos Camp – Twin Craters – Baltra Airport
We will have breakfast at the Camp. We will be transferred to the Twin Craters, “Los Gemelos”. Many species of highland birds are found here, including the Vermilion Flycatcher, Short-eared Owl, the Galapagos dove and several different kinds of finches.
Transfer to Baltra Airport and check-in for the continental flight. In Quito or Guayaquil our attendant will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel. B/-/-
✓ B= Breakfast
✓ L= Lunch
✓ BL= Box Lunch
✓ D= Dinner
The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or greater force.
✓ Departures every day of the week.
✓ Minimum 2 passengers.
✓ Ask for extension Packages to San Cristobal and Floreana Island.
✓ If you need a PERMANENT guide, ask for the extra cost
✓ The ferry to cross from Baltra to Santa Cruz Island is a shared based service (First and fourth day in the itinerary).
✓ Inter-island navigations are on a shared based service.
✓ The daily tours, including bay tours will be given on shared based services.
✓ If you want a PRIVATE speed boat for navigations, please ask for the extra cost.
✓ Accommodation in double or triple room with breakfast.
✓ Meals as detailed in the itinerary.
✓ Public Speed Boat for navigation (open boats).
✓ Bilingual English speaking naturalist guide (local guides) during the excursions.
✓ Private land transportation as per the itinerary.
✓ Equipment for the sports as detailed in the itinerary.
✓ Airport assistance in Quito to take flight to Galapagos.
✓ Confirmed spaces on flight (UIO/GYE-GPS-UIO/GYE).
PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
✓ Airfare to Galapagos (round trip).
✓ Airfare from Isabela Island to Baltra airport (if you require $165.50).
✓ Entrance fee Galapagos National Park (US$ 100 or $50 if your country belongs to the Andean Community or Mercosur).
✓ Transit Control Card (US$ 20).
✓ Personal expenses and tips.
✓ All drinks. Please bring your own water bottle.
✓ Meals not mentioned on the itinerary.
✓ VAT for Ecuadorian people.
✓ Wetsuit (Available for rent)
✓ Any item or activity not mentioned in the itinerary.
✓ Medical Insurance
✓ Procure Medical and/or Travel insurance prior to your trip.
✓ Luggage: We suggest you take a 10kg suitcase and a carry on. This is what is allowed by the local airlines. Please bear in mind that trips in Galapagos take place outdoors and include hikes, swimming, scuba diving, and other physical activities that require comfortable, lightweight, informal clothing.
✓ Clothing: For the hot months (December — May) we recommend a bathing suit, T-shirts, shorts, sunglasses, cap or hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, sport shoes that are good for walking in lava and rocks, and sandals. For the cooler months (June — November), a waterproof jacket or poncho and light pants are necessary. Other important items are lip balm, eye drops, waterproof bags for electronic equipment, binoculars, patches or pills for sea sickness, a photo or video camera and enough film, batteries or chargers and any personal medications that you normally take.
✓ The activities in these programs can be adapted to the passengers´ preferences.
✓ In our programs, we operate in the best places and we strive to achieve the best customer satisfaction!
✓ The programs start every day of the year.
✓ We offer the packages in tourist, tourist superior and first-class hotels. This depends on the chosen island and on the availability of rooms in the hotels.
✓ For big groups (more than 8 passengers) we recommend a permanent bilingual guide instead of different local guide on every island.
✓ Depending on your needs and expectations we can also offer a private speed boats for long trips. (An extra cost applies)
✓ We strive to ensure our tour is unique so that you can visit special and interesting places that are usually not offered by other local operators.
✓ If you would like to dive, we will be pleased to offer you daily diving tours starting from Santa Cruz, Isabela and San Cristobal Islands [minimum of 4 divers per each excursion].