Summary of The Day: Morning arrival to Baltra Island Airport (GPS) of Galapagos Islands, one of our representatives will be waiting for you and transfer you to the hotel on Santa Cruz Island.
After lunch we will take an excursion to one of the most beautiful beaches in Galapagos: Tortuga bay. A 30 minute walk on a marked path west from Puerto Ayora. On this route we will have a chance to connect to nature. Tortuga Bay gets its name from the Sea Turtles that come here to lay their eggs. This island features white sand beaches, Pelicans and marine iguanas, as well as plenty of other flying species, perfect for bird-watcher.
Summary of The Day: In the morning we'll transfer at 8:00am to Itabaca Channel, where will board a yacht to Seymour Island.
North Seymour Island is a spectacular place to hike, and enjoy the scenery. On this island you can find unique plants such as: incense tree, cactus, sesuvium, escalecias; and animals like: blue-footed boobies, gulls sitting on the edges of the cliffs and frigates birds in their nests, during certain seasons you can see land iguanas.
On the other side of the island, and while the waves crash against the rocks, you can appreciate also the mischievous sea lions playing and surfing in the sea. There is a circular path for visitors approximately, 2 km long that crosses the interior of the island and leads to explore the rocky coast. This trail takes you through some of the largest colonies of sea birds of the Galapagos Islands.
During this trip you will have the opportunity to see the nesting sites of the fascinating blue-footed bobbies and colorful frigates. After lunch, you can snorkel, swim or take a sunbath for around 45 minutes on las Bachas Beach or Mosquera Islet.
We will return to the hotel in the evening.
Summary of The Day: At 6:00am we'll transfer to Itabaca Channel and travel by yacht to Bartolome Island. Breakfast is included and will be served on the boat.
Bartolome Island has some of the most beautiful landscapes throughout the archipelago. The most famous rock formation here is the Pinnacle Rock, which resembles an obelisk raised to the edge of the ocean.
Upon arrival, we are presented with a wood stairway climb of 600 meters in length, so we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Once we reach the Summit (about 30 to 40 minutes), we are rewarded with a spectacular view of the landscape with two beautiful bays. The fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones give this area an out-of-this-world aura, and will make you feel as if you were walking on the moon.
Bartolome Island is the perfect place to observe the Galapagos penguins swimming in these tropical waters. On the south part of the island you can also find marine turtles, stingrays and Galapagos sharks, among other unique marine species.
Summary of The Day: At 8:30am we'll take a excursion to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. The Scenery will continuously change as we ascend through all seven vegetation zones of the Galapagos. We will be able to view the giant tortoises at a farm in the highlands. Then we will visit the twins (los gemelos), a pair of large pit craters or sinkholes where we find the bright red male vermilion flycatcher and to "the tunnels", the largest lava tunnels found in Galapagos.
After lunch, at 2:00pm we will take a speed boat ride to the Isabela Island(no guide accompanied on board). When we arrive at Isabela Island, we will be transferred to our hotel with tour guide.
After a short rest, we’ll visit the Flamingo Lagoon and El Amor beach, which is the largest beach in this archipelago.
Summary of The Day: We'll depart early to tour Sierra Negra Volcano, the second largest volcanic crater in the world measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. This is one of the most active volcanoes in Galapagos. Boasting the second largest volcanic caldera in the world after Yellowstone National Park, with 6 miles in diameter and 300 ft deep, it is definitely a must-have stop.
Continuing with our volcanic trip, we reach Volcano Chico, where we can see lava tubes winding their way across the top of the landscape. The colors of the rocks near the crater walls are a sight to behold.
Later in the afternoon, we have the opportunity to practice snorkeling at Concha de Perla. This is the perfect spot for everyone who loves swimming or snorkeling. Concha de Persla is a shallow, calm bay with crystal clear water that allows you to enjoy the fascinating marine life of Galapagos, including a chance to swim with sea lions and penguins.
Summary of The Day: We'll have an early departure at 5:45am and take a speed boat from Puerto Velasco Ibarra to Puerto Ayora. After 2 hours of sailing, we'll arrive at Santa Cruz Island. Our guide will welcome us and takes us to Il Giardino Restaurant, where breakfast will be served.
Later in the day our driver will take us to Baltra Airport for our flights home.
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