5-Day Trip in Santa Cruz & Isabela Galapagos Land-based/Low budget

The 5-day Galapagos Islands tour, allows you to explore the Islands, just like Charles Darwin Swim alongside colorful fishes, sea urchins and starfish while snorkeling. You might even spot some sharks! The volcanic islands are also home to the Giant Tortoises. See these amazing reptiles as well as other creatures, including blue-footed boobies, Galapagos sea lions, albatrosses, marine iguanas and frigate birds in their natural habitat. There are so many breathtaking sights in this natural paradise. Galapagos awaits, so let’s go island hopping!

per adult from

$1,761

NZD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4 nights accommodation in selected hotels
    • Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
    • Snorkeling gear including fins and Wetsuit (shorty 2.5mm) when the excursions include water activities
    • Small-group tour or private as described in the program
    • All transportation on the islands (boat, car) (except transportation during the free time)
    • 24 hours asisstance in English / Spanish
    • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
    • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Entry/Admission - Los Tuneles
    • Entry/Admission - North Seymour Island
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fee $100,00 (American dollars) in Galapagos National Park
    • Flight from/to Galápagos Islands ( we will help to organize it according to the itinerary, contact us)
    • INGALA $20,00 (American dollars) in the mainland airport
    • If you are a single traveler it has an extra single supplement service: $280,00 (Tourist Class Hotels) / $390,00 (Standard Class Hotels) / $790,00 (Comfort Class Hotels) Pay directly to local tour operator.
    • Tips

  • Day 1: Transfer in + El Chato + Charles Darwin Station

    Stop At: Reserva El Chato, Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    You will be picked up at the airport by your private certified guide. Then, you will take the public bus to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. Subsequently, you will go in the taxi to a ranch (El Chato) in the highlands to see giant tortoises in the free environment.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    Visit the Charles Darwin Station that is primarily an international scientific research station situated on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. You will be taken to its visitor center to learn about the geology, climate, natural history and the conservation of the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

    Day 2: Free day in the Santa Cruz Island

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in Santa Cruz for diving (optional) on your own. Opportunity to visit some attractions like las Grietas, Tortuga Bay or playa de Los Alemanes.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

    Day 3: Speed Boat to Isabela Island + Tintoreras Islet

    Stop At: Las Tintoreras Islet, Ecuador
    At 6:30 am pick you up at the hotel and go to the harbor, share speed boat at 7:00 AM to Isabela (approx. 2-hour ride). Once on Isabela, you can walk on your own to the tortoise breeding center or to the flamingo lagoon. After lunch, we will pick you up to visit the Island Tintoreras islet, short hike, and snorkeling. You can spot penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions and reef sharks, which are resting there in the lava channel. Snorkel in turquoise water and spot different fishes, sea turtles, rays and penguins.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box Lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Isabela

    Day 4: Isabela Island / Cabo Rosa (“Tuneles”)

    Stop At: Los Tuneles, SE Isabela Island Nr. La Union Rock, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
    You go by boat to Cabo Rosa (45 min boat ride), where lava has flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. There you may see penguins, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles. However, the Highlight is snorkeling. You have the chance to see sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, seahorses and many tropical fishes. The tour to Cabo Rosa takes about 5 hours. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can enjoy the beautiful beach in Isabela.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box Lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Isabela

    Day 5: Transfer to Baltra Airport

    Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
    At 5:30 am we will pick you up at your hotel and accompany you to the pier, where you will take the shared speed boat at 6:00 am to Santa Cruz (approx. 2-hour ride). At the harbor, our staff will welcome you and accompany you for breakfast. Afterward, your driver will bring you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. For the last part of your trip to the airport, you will take the public bus. Your driver will accompany you to the check-in at the airport, where your programs end with the flight back to the mainland. Please take into account that your flight does not depart before 12:30 pm. There is the option to take a small plane straight to Baltra for an additional cost, let us know if you are interested.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Baltra Island, Ecuador
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with minimum 2 paying adults
    • Infant meals not included
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • If you are a single traveler it has an extra single supplement service: $280,00 (Tourist Class Hotels) / $390,00 (Standard Class Hotels) / $790,00 (Comfort Class Hotels) Pay directly to local tour operator.
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Itinerary subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control, no refunds will be applicable in these cases
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Latin Adventures Cía Ltda

Activity ID: V-10512P79

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