5 Days Santa Cruz and Isabela Island

This tour will let you know two islands of the enchanted archipielago of Galapagos,Santa Cruz and one of the three options we give you the chance to chose depending of your election.

It is a perfect package for those who want to get in touch with the local faune snorkeling around them to get an unforgettable experience

per adult from

$1,353

NZD

Duration

5 days

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Transfers Airport - Hotel - Airport
    • Accommodation in tourist hotel
    • Activities to be carried out according to the itinerary
    • Specialized guide
    • Breakfast
    What's excluded :
    • Air ticket,
    • Entrance to the Galapagos National Park,
    • Extra drinks
    • Tips,
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Ingala card ($20)
    • Note.The program does not include anything not specified

  • Day 1: Transfer in Private Taxi + HighLand in Santa Cruz

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    -Arrival transfer. You will arrive at Baltra airport and have a personalized welcome (sign with your name and partner) to go to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. We will leave the airport to arrive in a bus that will take us to Canal de Itabaca which, we will cross through a barge (the maximum time sailing 10 minutes). When you reach Santa Cruz Island we will start the tour through what is called the upper part of the island. We will take the road to visit three places, the twins (geological faults), the ranch where you can see the Galapagos turtles and the lava tunnel. These three tourist attractions are visited autonomously (our driver takes them to the three places and waits for them during the activities). The tour will end at the hotel selected for entry registration.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    We will visit the Charles Darwin Science Station, famous for breeding in captivity of giant turtles, called Galapagos that live an average of 150 years. It was created in 1964, has an Interpretation Center of natural history. The station is the hub of foreign scientists coming to the islands to deal with research programmes.


    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in Santa Cruz

    Day 2: Ferry from Santa Cruz to Isabela + Wetlands Tour

    Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    -Ferry from Santa Cruz to Isabela. In the afternoon we will go to Puerto Ayora pier where we will take a water taxi to the boat, a journey of approximately two and a half hours, which will take us to Isabela Island. Once on the island, we’ll transfer you to the hotel.
    - Wetlands are a complex of trails, located south of Isabela Island, Galapagos. They have a great variety of flora and fauna, as well as spectacular landscapes of the bay. We will visit the most interesting spots in Isabela. After a pleasant weather in the wetlands we will return to the hotel.
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in Isabela

    Day 3: You have the option to choose between visit Tintoreras or Sierra Negra Volcano:

    Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    - Tintoreras Tours Navigation (20 min) starts at the dock on board a small boat. The islet takes its name from white fin sharks known as dyers. This is considered one of the most fascinating species of Galapagos, in the same area we will find: sea lions, sea iguanas, blue paw pikers, crabs, sea turtles, pelicans and peculiar Galapagos penguins. Then we will move to a sea inlet on the islet where you can dive, the site is ideal for this activity due to a variety of fish, starfish, sea urchins, manta rays, sharks and beautiful sea lions swim on site.
    -The Sierra Negra Volcano is considered the oldest volcano in Isabela. The 12-km walk lasts approximately 3 hours. The walk is done on a path of medium difficulty, with a steep slope. The Sierra Negra Volcano has the second longest crater in the world, approximately 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep and is one of the most spectacular views of the Galapagos. The journey continues towards the Chico Volcano, where you can feel the warm earth when we approach, because it is an active volcano. In the afternoon we return to the hotel.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accmmodation in Isabela Island

    Day 4: Ferry from Isabela to Santa Cruz + Bay Tour + Tortuga Bay

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    In the morning from the hotel, at the agreed time, we will go to the dock of Isabela to take the speedboat to take a water taxi that will take us to Puerto Villamil, which will take us back to the island of Santa Cruz.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, 200350 Ecuador
    In the afternoon we will meet in the lobby of the hotel to go to the "Loberia", a small island located two miles away, where the sea lions are. They’re very kind and like to swim with people. Next, we will move to the Shark Channel, a fissure or crevice formed by the magmatic chamber, where we can observe the completely harmless sharks "SHOOTS Ravine". Among the lava rocks you can also observe ocean birds. The third destination to visit is the Love Channel, another fissure, fantastic for photography of exceptional scenic beauty.

    Next, let’s go to the "Franklin Bay" where sea turtles, golden stripes, eagle stripes and a mangrove zone are found, where pelicans and herons nest according to the season." The Crack" is the next place to visit. Here take a fifteen minute walk on the lava rocks where you can see the Darwin finches, coastal birds and the lagoon, endemic and native vegetation. The cracks are still the channels of sharks and love, only the interior, where the water is less salty. Here you can dive and swim ravine.
    - Tortuga Bay. Duration: 3 hours The activity will start by fulfilling in the hotel lobby at the agreed time to move, to the dock to embark on a boat that will transport us to a beautiful nesting beach of turtles. Tortuga Bay is known for being one of the longest white sandy beaches, where you can practice swimming, diving, kayaking or walking.
    Duration: 4 hours

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

    Day 5: Transfer Out

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    After the breakfast we will head to the airport to take the return flight.

    Duration: 1 minute

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Lobby of the hotelDates: See AvailabilityReturn point: Returns to the dockAirports
    • Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by BM TOURS SA

Activity ID: V-30440P226

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