5-Day Galapagos Tour in Santa Cruz & Isabela: Snorkel-Hike

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Explore the Islands. See the Giant Tortoises, blue-footed boobies, Galapagos sea lions, albatrosses, marine iguanas, and frigate birds in their natural habitat.

Highlights

  • Snorkeling opportunities
  • Interact with marine wildlife
  • Perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers

Description

Day 01: Baltra – Santa Cruz / (B, L) Pick up at the airport by your guide. Then, we will move to the Itabaca Canal and cross on a ferry. Later we will drive with the vehicle to the ranch 'El Chato' in the highlands to see giant outdoor turtles. This is probably the most visited area in the Galapagos. This area concentrates vast extensions of forests of Scalesia, Miconia and giant tortoises. Overnight in Santa Cruz. Day 02: Full day navigable tour / (B, BL) Breakfast in the hotel. Depending on the dates and/or navigable site available, pick-up from the hotel will be early in the morning (6-or 7:00 am) to take you to the small vessel at the embarkation point in Puerto Ayora for a unique experience with Galapagos wildlife and endemic vegetation. The destination can be either Santa Fe, Pinzon, or Floreana. The activities will include hiking, snorkeling, swimming, and breathtaking sightseeing. Overnight in Santa Cruz. Day 03: Isabela - Tintoreras / (B, L) At 6:30 am, you will take the speed boat to Isabela, (2 hours). At arrival, a guide will transfer you to your hotel and you will have the rest of the morning free. If you want, you can walk to the nearby flamingo lagoon to spot these graceful birds or visit (entrance free) the tortoise breeding center. In the afternoon, we will visit 'Las Tintoreras,' a chain of small islets full of the cove and hidden beaches. The islet of Tintoreras is situated in the south of Puerto Villamil. It has a bay where it is possible to see sea lions, marine turtles, iguanas, manta rays, etc. This bay is connected by a superficial crack with crystalline water which is closed off during low tide. In this crack, it is possible to see the sharks from Blanca Point swimming with the rest of the tropical fish and sea lions (snorkel). Overnight in Isabela. Day 04: Isabela - Cabo Rosa Tuneles / (B, BL) Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by boat to Cabo Rosa (45 min by boat), where lava flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. There you will see penguins, blue-footed boobies, and sea turtles. However, the highlight is diving. You can see sharks, turtles/sea lions, sea lions, rays, seahorses, and much tropical fish. The tour to Cabo Rosa lasts approximately 5 hours. Later, you will take the ferry back to Santa Cruz. Overnight in Santa Cruz. Day 05: Transfer to Baltra / (B) Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Baltra to catch your flight back to the mainland – your flight shall depart at 11:30 am minimum, not before. Board on the flight to Quito or Guayaquil. Arrival and connection with international flight.

Includes

Lunch x 4 Breakfast x 4 4 nights' accommodation in selected hotels Certified English/Spanish speaking guide Snorkeling gear including fins and Wetsuit (shorty 2.5mm) if activity requires All transportation on the islands (boat, car) (except transportation during free time) Asisstance in English / Spanish Speed boat tickets Santa Cruz – Isabela – Santa Cruz

Important Information

  • Passport number and nationality required Flight information for pickup and drop off required

Easy cancellation

This activity is non-refundable

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