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6-Day Hotel-Based Galapagos: Santa Cruz and Navigable Islands

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    Day 1: From Baltra to Santa Cruz Island

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Arrive at Baltra Airport and be transferred to Santa Cruz Island to visit the Highlands. Enjoy a visit to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat before heading back to your hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Navigable Day Tour (B)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Travel by motor yacht to either one of these islands: Plazas, Bartolomé, North Seymour OR Santa Fe (box lunch)/ overnight at Santa Cruz ** Destination depends on availability

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Navigable Day Tour (B)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Travel by motor yacht to either one of these islands: Plazas, Bartolomé, North Seymour OR Santa Fe (box lunch)/ overnight at Santa Cruz ** Destination depends on availability

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Navigable Day Tour (B)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Travel by motor yacht to either one of these islands: Plazas, Bartolomé, North Seymour OR Santa Fe (box lunch)/ overnight at Santa Cruz ** Destination depends on availability

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Santa Cruz Island (B)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Enjoy a panoramic visit to various sites in Puerto Ayora. The first stop will be Isla Lobos, named after the large colony of sea lions that inhabit this area. Continue towards Canal del Amor view point, a great site for snorkeling because a variety of fish and white fin sharks inhabit the area.

    Moving towards Punta Estrada, you'll end the evening with a hike to observe marine iguanas at Playa de los Perros. In the afternoon, visit Tortuga Bay Beach and enjoy 45 minute walk toward the beautiful white sand beach. Visit a lagoon home to flamingos and a forest inhabited by marine iguanas nesting and sun bathing. You can also see pelicans, great variety of fish and Galapagos gulls.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Goodbye Galapagos (B)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Transfer-out to Baltra Airport

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered

    Airports

    • Baltra Airport, Ecuador
    Departure Time
    Depends on time of arrival to Baltra Airport (GPS)- Galapagos Islands

    You can book your flight either through TAME, AEROGAL, LAN, or TAME (recommended).
    Duration
    6 days
    Return Details
    Baltra Airport (GPS), Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands
    Inclusions
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation in selected class hotels and rooms
    • Breakfast
    • Box lunch (only during navigable excursions on Days 2, 3 and 4)
    • All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program - for the excursions listed in the itinerary
    • Bilingual naturalist guides for each island
    • Excursions and visits during the program - depending on itinerary
    • Snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, tube) depending on visiting site
    • Transfer Baltra - Puerto Ayora - Baltra (by truck or by bus depending on group size)
    Exclusions
    • Air tickets to / from Galápagos
    • Lunch nor dinner
    • Galapagos National Park entry fee - $USD100 per person
    • Cost of the transfer between the hotels and the restaurants for the meals
    • Migratory Control Card - $USD20.00 per person
    • Water taxi from dock to speedboat (depending on the tide) - $USD1.00 per person per ride
    • Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • NOTE: If possible, book an early flight of arrival to Baltra Airport in order to follow the order of the displayed itinerary. However, if you must book a late flight (later that 12pm), we can still carry the tour but we might need to modify the order of the activities in the itinerary. In order to make this modification, make sure you also pick a late flight for your return on the last day of the tour (departing later than 12:30pm).
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers for First Class Hotels
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • The visit to the navigable island site on days 2, 3, and 4 is subject to availability as regulated by the Galapagos National Park. You will be advised of availability and your trip will be arranged as best as possible. In case none of the sites are available, an alternative itinerary will be used and a discount applied.
    • Itinerary subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control, - no refunds will be applicable in these cases
    • NOTE: Please try to book your arrival in the morning (before 11 am) and your departure in the afternoon (12am 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).
    • Note: The tour is not private. Accommodations are private, but the guided activities will be shared with other travelers.
    • IMPORTANT REMARKS
    • Hotel Selection: The hotel selection depends on the category of hotel that you choose (Tour Options). Once you choose the hotel class of preference, we will specify to you which hotels (belonging to the class chosen) 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 have been carefully chosen by us after close inspection.
    • Restaurants: This also depends on the chosen hotel class, as not all hotels have restaurant services. Meals are served in the “meal of the day” style; however, if you choose First Class hotels you will have more variety and gourmet-style meals. By patronizing local restaurants we contribute to the local economy and support sustainable tourism.
    • Guides: Guides will accompany you throughout all excursions and visits. They will not go with you on the speedboats between islands either. Guides are 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 to help improve the quality of service in the islands.
    • Public Speedboats: It is recommended that you take a seasickness pill if you are sensitive to sea-sickness before each ride between islands. It is also recommended that you carry on small plastic bags in case of seasickness.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Response from NikolayMancheno, Gerente at 6-Day Hotel-Based Galapagos: Santa Cruz and Navigable Islands
    Responded 13 Mar 2019
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    Response from NikolayMancheno, General Manager at 6-Day Hotel-Based Galapagos: Santa Cruz and Navigable Islands
    Responded 26 Dec 2018
    Dear Carina So happy to hear you chose Galapagos for your honeymoon! Galapagos is a lovely place for couples. Christian is one of a best travel experts, I’ll let him know your good comments. It is great to know we could help you plan an itinerary according to you expectations, that is exactly what we are aiming at. We are certain that a trip is enjoyed the most when it is customized to our travelers’ needs. Our prices are competitive because we are a local tour operator, hence we can offer better prices than other travel agencies. It makes us so delighted that you took the time to leave you comment, and that we helped you in creating a fulfilling Galapagos honeymoon experience :) Hope you have a good time in your next trip as a couple!
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