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7-Day Galapagos Island Hopping: 5 Nights Santa Cruz Island & 1 Night Isabela Island
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Product Code: 4339-203023
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Unique Galapagos Tour
  • • Santa Cruz Island
  • • Santa Fe island
  • • Isabela Island
  • • South Plazas Island
Tour Code
4339-203023
Duration
7 days
Departure City
Baltra Island
End City
Baltra Island
Tour Type:
Boat
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Marine, Family, UNESCO, Nature

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Explore the waters of the world by cruise, kayak or surf board; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Santa Cruz Island

Baltra Island - Santa Cruz

Hotel: Hotel Ninfa or similar

At the Baltra airport, our staff will meet you and transfer you to Hotel Ninfa, located on Santa Cruz Island.

After lunch we will have the first visit to El Chato Reserve. The highlands of Santa Cruz Island provide important attractions due to its climate and vegetation. This is a tropical rain forest offering a very different landscape than that of the lowlands. In the Santa Rosa sector we will visit the El Chato Reserve, a reserve where the famous “Galapagos” giant tortoises live in the wild. You can watch the tortoises relaxing in El Chato lagoon. Also, this is where many of the island’s wild birds nest, such as finches, Vermilion Flycatcher, Cattle Egret and sometimes Galapagos Crake.

Our journey lets you see the huge Galapagos tortoises in their natural state. During the visit to this reserve we’ll also see a natural lava tunnel, which you can go through thanks to the soft lighting installed by the ranch’s owners.

Day 02
Santa Fe Island

Santa Cruz - Santa Fe - Santa Cruz

Hotel: Hotel Ninfa or similar

After breakfast, we'll sail for one hour to Santa Fe Island. From the yacht, we'll see on its huge cliffs a forest of giant cacti endemic to this island. In the calm, turquoise waters of the bay there are colonies of sea birds, including pelicans, boobies and gulls, and a large number of sea lions. Snorkeling is ideal. You can swim with rays and tropical fish, and occasionally observe sea turtles.

We will have lunch on board and then land on a beautiful, white-sand beach where we will have a relaxing time taking pictures and enjoying the Galapagos sun, before returning to the hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Isabela Island

Santa Cruz - Isabela Island

Hotel: Hotel Coral Blanco or similar

After breakfast, we'll depart at 7:30am and board the speed boat for Isabela Island, just two hours away.

After arriving in Puerto Villamil, we'll visit the Flamingo Lagoon and have a moment to enjoy Isabela’s beautiful beach. From there, we'll head to the port for lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we'll continue our journey aboard a fiberglass boat that will take us to visit the white-tip sharks (tintoreras), and the marine iguana and penguin colonies. Then we'll snorkel in the sector to observe tropical fish, sea turtles and sharks.

We'll end the day with dinner at the hotel.

Day 04
Isabela Island

Isabela Island - Santa Cruz

Hotel: Hotel Ninfa or similar

Following breakfast at Isabela Island, we'll depart at 8:00am for a climb up Sierra Negra Volcano.

It is the largest and one of the most active volcanoes of the islands. The northern edge is usually covered with clouds and fog, allowing the growth of vegetation. This is one of the most important biological reserves in the world, and includes tortoises, iguanas and birds, which were all studied by naturalist Charles Darwin in the nineteenth century when he wrote “On the Origin of Species.”

Chico Volcano is located to the northeast of Sierra Negra Volcano, at an altitude of 860 m.a.s.l. There is a clearly marked footpath.

From there, we head to the port for lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards we'll return to Santa Cruz.

Day 05
Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island

Hotel: Hotel Ninfa or similar

La Lobería is perfect for snorkeling. In the company of our guides, you can swim with a colony of playful sea lions and colorful fish. Occasionally sea turtles and manta rays appear.

At Punta Estrada, we will visit the cliff to observe a small colony of blue-footed boobies and pelicans. After disembarking at the pier and a short walk, we reach the 14-meter-high lookout point of the canal to observe sharks. Later, we visit Playa de los Perros, upon whose rocks you can observe a colony of marine iguanas, zayapas (crabs) and sometimes lava herons. Afterwards we will go to Las Grietas, a paradisiacal, clear-water lagoon where we will swim.

On the return, we will visit Playa de los Alemanes where you can enjoy the sun and sea of Galapagos.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
South Plaza Island

Santa Cruz - Plazas Islands

Hotel: Hotel Ninfa or similar

At 7:00am, a bus will pick us up at our hotels and take us to the dock at Itabaca Canal where we’ll board the boat that will take us to Plazas Islands.

After two hours, we'll arrive at the island and see one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the archipelago. A few meters beyond the landing dock, a group of land iguanas are always observed. The trail then leads to the other side of the island, which is very small and rectangular. We'll walk along a cliff, where you can observe land iguanas, some marine iguanas, and birds – such as blue-footed and masked boobies, nesting swallow-tailed gulls, Galapagos' shearwaters and tropicbirds – on the cliff or soaring above it. You may also spot frigatebirds and pelicans flying over the bluff.

Despite its small size, this is home to a large number of species and is famous for its extraordinary flora. This island is very popular with domestic and foreign visitors because of its attractive, beautiful thorn trees, cacti and of course the large colony of Galapagos land iguanas. Depending on the season, the vegetation changes color from intense green in the rainy season to orange and purple in the dry season!

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Los Gemelos

Santa Cruz Island - Gemelos Craters - Baltra Island

After breakfast, we will take a bus or taxi back to the airport. On the way, we will make a last stop to visit the Gemelos Craters, twin geological depressions in the middle of a forest of scalesia (native vegetation) on the highest part of the island.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
At the Baltra airport, our staff will meet you and transfer you to Hotel Ninfa, located on Santa Cruz Island.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 5 Night Lodging at Hotel Ninfa in Santa Cruz, in your choice of standard room or suite. All accommodations have air conditioning, cable TV, private bath, hot water. The hotel has a bar, restaurant (with WiFi access), swimming pool, sun terrace and play area
  • 1 Night Lodging in Isabela at the Hotel Coral Blanco or similar tourist-class hotel.
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinner on Isabela Island
  • Lunches on Santa Cruz Island
  • Visits to the islands, according to the itinerary
  • Airport Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Naturalist Guides III
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks during cruises
  • Safe deposit boxes in the hotel reception

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Dinners on Santa Cruz Island
  • Transit card $20
  • Entrance to Galapagos National Park $100
  • Dock Tax, Isabela Foreigners $10
  • Wetsuit
  • Services not specified in the program
Special Notes
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Pricing Info

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Reservation Info

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    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
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    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
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  • Sam A.

    Sam A.

    12/03/2016
    Great service

    "The great service we received is worth mentioning, it allowed us just to concentrate in enjoying the unique visits sites on the islands"

  • Raymond S.

    Raymond S.

    11/23/2016
    Guide was really helpful

    "Our guide was really helpful always giving good answers to our questions, the room we stayed in was clean and confortable."

  • Lance G.

    Lance G.

    01/18/2016
    Thanks

    "thanks for a wonderful experience, we really enjoyed our stay in the galapapagos islands"

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Dear Administrator

I am interested in the 7-Day Galapagos Island tour program. And I am writing to get some information about tour. I have got a few questions.
1. How much does it cost?
2. Does this price include accommodation?
3. If i will stay single room how much price per room?
4. Are there any special notice? Such as weather.
5. In this trip will I be able to take a photo on the back of giant tortoises. Is the prohibition of the El Chato Reserve?
Thanks for your answer.

Best Regards,
Mr.Sarawut C.
Thailand
09/18/2017 07:23:53
Tours4Fun 09/18/2017 07:59:19

Dear Mr. Sarawut,

Thanks for your interest at Tours4fun.

1. To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right portion of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW". The price will be calculated automatically.

2. Kindly note the package includes as following:
5 Night Lodging at Hotel Ninfa in Santa Cruz, in your choice of standard room or suite. All accommodations have air conditioning, cable TV, private bath, hot water. The hotel has a bar, restaurant (with WiFi access), swimming pool, sun terrace and play area
1 Night Lodging in Isabela at the Hotel Coral Blanco or similar tourist-class hotel.
Breakfasts
Lunches and dinner on Isabela Island
Lunches on Santa Cruz Island
Visits to the islands, according to the itinerary
Airport Pick-up/Drop-off
Naturalist Guides III
Snorkeling equipment
Non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks during cruises
Safe deposit boxes in the hotel reception

3. Currently, the total price for one guest per room will be USD $1,330.10.

4. Please leave a request in the comments section of the online booking system if you'd like to take a photo on the back of giant tortoises. We will help you to check availability with the local office.


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Brigitte
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