DAY 1 - GALAPAGOS ARRIVAL (FLY TO BALTRA ISLAND AIRPORT). SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS:
You arrive at Baltra airport, our guide will be waiting for you to begin the tour. From the airport you will board a transport that will take you to the Itabaca channel (approximately 15 minutes). While in Itabaca you will take the public ferry to cross the channel, the trip lasts 10 minutes approx. You visit a privately owned farm where you will find the giant tortoises. The Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living tortoise species, weighing up to 250 kg (550 lb). Lunch (Included). Then you will take our private transportation to Puerto Ayora - Santa Cruz Island. Arrival at the hotel and check-in.
DAY 2 FULL DAY YACHT TOUR
After breakfast you will be picked up by your guide. Go to the pier where you depart to and uninhabited Island. It takes about 2.5 hours to get there, it could be: NORTH SEYMOUR, SOUTH PLAZAS, BARTOLOME, SANTA FE, CHINESE HAT. Optional activities may include walking, swimming, kayaking, panga ride and snorkeling. Lunch will be served on board. After your exciting day you will return to the Hotel.
DAY 3 - BAY BEACH AND CHARLES DARWIN STATION TURTLE
After breakfast you will visit the renowned Tortuga Bay Beach to enjoy this white sandy beach and crystal clear water for your choice of swimming and kayaking. Return to the hotel for lunch (Included) and rest. In the afternoon, you will visit Charles Darwin Station, where you can observe giant tortoises in captivity and learn about the breeding program of this majestic animal. Return to the Hotel.
DAY 4- BAY TOUR FREE AFTERNOON
After breakfast you will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat. The first destination will be La Loberia where you find sea lions. Next, you will navigate to Punta Camaño Islet. Here you will snorkel with sea lions and a large variety of fish. Furthermore, you will go on a channel where you can spot tintorera sharks and blue footed boobies. Your next activity will be a visit to the Channel of Love. Finally, Los Perros Beach. This is a 15-minute walk until you reach the beach where you will be able to observe lots of dog crabs colonies and lots of large marine iguanas. Lunch included Free afternoon Night at the hotel.
DAY 5- VISIT TWIN CRATERS AND TRASFER OUT.
After breakfast you will visit Los Gemelos (“Twin Craters”) natural volcanic formation at 400 meters above sea level, for the last photos. Transfer to the airport in order to take your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.
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