Overview


Traditional Galapagos

(4 nights / 5 days - Departure: Daily)

• Transfer Baltra / hotel in Puerto Ayora, visiting the highland part of Santa Cruz Island (Includes lava Tunnels and a turtle reserve) + Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station. (Transfer operates daily at 12h45pm)

• 4 nights of accommodation in Galápagos (Santa Cruz Island) with breakfasts

• 3 Full day Excursion in yacht to one the following islands Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar ones (Lunch included)

• Transfer hotel / airport & Finca de café. (Transfer operates at 8h00 am, arrival at the airport at approximately 10h30 am)

• Hotel taxes


Traditional Galapagos

Day 1:
Welcome at the Baltra airport and free transfer by bus to the tip of the Itabaca canal, where you will proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting in order to transfer you

to Puerto Ayora, area where the hotels are located on the Island. On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galápagos Islands; the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of Evolution, the conservation programs, and observe some Giant Turtles in captivity. Accommodation.

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel.

Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation.

** Tour Operations in Galápagos, may change due to climate conditions, operations, and logistics and are also subject to availability and itinerary changes, days of excursions, etc. However, GRAY LINE Guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be met, but does not guarantee the itinerary or specific place to visit.

Day 3:

Breakfast at hotel.

Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé, Santa Fe or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation.

** Tour Operations in Galápagos, may change due to climate conditions, operations, and logistics and are also subject to availability and itinerary changes, days of excursions, etc. However, GRAY LINE Guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be met, but does not guarantee the itinerary or specific place to visit.

Day 4:
Breakfast at hotel.

Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation.

** Tour Operations in Galápagos, may change due to climate conditions, operations, and logistics and are also subject to availability and itinerary changes, days of excursions, etc. However, GRAY LINE Guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be met, but does not guarantee the itinerary or specific place to visit.

Day 5:
Breakfast at hotel.

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel to go to the canal of Itabaca, where a ferry will take you to Baltra Island. At the port you will board a bus of your airline that takes you to the airport. En route you are going to visit a coffee plantation which is part of a social responsibility program. The encouragement for the organic coffee cultivation contributes to the conservation of plants and soil and therefore is deemed to be a perfect model of sustainable tourism.

Important:

** Programs without airfare INCLUDE Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil

** Programs not include taxes Galapagos Galapagos National Park or transit card TCT

** Services and lodging will be provided in​ ​Santa Cruz ​Island​ (Baltra Airport GPS)

** Programs Galapagos Galapagos Tours operation, subject to availability of spaces and change itineraries, departure day, Climatic conditions, Logistics and Operational. TRAVEL AGENCY Guarantees the number of excursions and visits to make, but not the itinerary or specific place to visit.


Attractions:

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND MOUNTAIN TOUR & CHARLES DARWIN SCIENTIFIC STATION

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND MOUNTAIN TOUR & CHARLES DARWIN SCIENTIFIC STATION

You will visit the Gemelos craters to enjoy the nature diversity of this place. Discover a lava tunnel and see the formation of a cavern and suffers walls. Then walk trough the famous turtles Galapagos paradise, and follow your visit to the scientific Charles Darwin station where you will easily understand the formation of the islands, species and their evolution. Learn and understand the conservation programs for the islands and finally see another giant turtles Galapagos place and visit the famous Solitary George.

PLAZAS ISLANDS

PLAZAS ISLANDS

This is the southern partner of two small crescent-shaped islands that lie just a few hundred meters off the east coast of Santa Cruz. The northern island is used for scientific purposes only. South Plaza is one of the smallest yet richest islands in the archipelago. Only 130 meters wide (426 feet), it was formed from uplifted seabed, giving it a titled tabletop quality. Our landing is in the channel between North and South Plaza, where the island tilts toward the water.
The approach makes for a lavishly colorful sight! The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline. The rocks have grown thick with green seaweed in places, speckled with bright orange “Sally light foot” crabs. Further up the shore a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus. Yellow-gray land iguanas sit beneath, waiting patiently for pears to drop.
The trail gradually follows the tilt of the island to the cliffs that overlook the ocean to the south, where swallow-tailed gulls nest. Red-billed tropic birds, masked and blue-footed boobies ride the windy currents. The overlook is a great place for spotting large marine life, including manta rays. Among Plazas Chanell passes one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the islands, and about 1000 circulate continuously while males compete for females. The snorkel is prohibited on the island due to the large number of sea lions. Snorkel can be done in Punta Carrión, located 20minutes navigation from Plazas

SEYMOUR ISLAND

SEYMOUR ISLAND

Was raised from the ocean layer by a seismic event. Several cliffs with few meters form the beach where swallow-tailed gulls resting on the edge. A small forest of silver and gray Palo Santo trees are very close to our landing, usually without leaves, waiting for the rain to flower. In this island you may have to give their way to marine iguanas and sea lions, nesting blue-footed boobies and their courtship dance. Later, the rocky beach with white sand, and a large flock of pelicans will be willing to be photographed. On the path we find groups of shrubs in which the magnificent frigates nest. Additionally you will visit Las Bachas, a white coral beach is the best place for sea turtles spawn (specific season), here you can also snorkel.

BARTOLOME ISLAND

BARTOLOME ISLAND

Bartolome is famous for Pinnacle Rock, a towering spearheaded obelisk that rises from the ocean’s edge and is the best known landmark in the islands. Galápagos penguins—the only species of penguin found north of the equator—walk precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at its base. Sea lions snooze on rocky platforms, ready to slide into the water to play with passing snorkelers. Just below the surface, shoals of tropical fish dodge in and out of the rocks past urchins, sea stars and anemones. A perfectly crescent, pink-and-white sandy beach lies just to the east of the pinnacle. Sea turtles use the beach as a nesting site and can sometimes be found wading in the shallow water near the shore, or resting in the sand to recover from the arduous task of digging nests, laying eggs and covering them over.
Penguins dot the nearby rocks of the next landing site, less than a kilometer along the eastern shore. Here the submerged walls of a tiny volcanic crater give the impression of a fountain pool. This dry landing—no wet feet!—is the entrance to a 600-meter (2000-foot) pathway complete with stairs and boardwalks leading to Bartolome’s summit. The route is not difficult and presents a museum of vulcanology; a site left untouched after its last eruption, where cones stand in various stages of erosion and lava tubes form bobsled-like runs from the summit. At the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Santiago Island and James Bay to the west, and far below, Pinnacle Rock and our beach, where the crystal blue waters of the bay cradle your yacht. Bahía de James al oeste, y a lo lejos, el Pináculo y nuestra playa, donde las aguas azules cristalinas de la bahía acunan el yate.

ISABELA ISLAND

ISABELA ISLAND

Early departure from Puerto Ayora to Isabela Island, the biggest Island in the Galapagos, breakfast on board and arrive to Puerto Villamil, where you can admire the active volcano Sierra Negra, 5 species of tortoises, Penguins, iguanas and many more exotic animals, besides its spectacular natural sights and beaches, Lunch included and return in the afternoon to your hotel in Puerto Ayora. Isabela is the only island in Galapagos that the equator line pass trough and also where more than the 60% of the species of animals and plants are located in the same Island

** IMPORTANT: Full-day excursions by yacht are not recommended for children under 5 years, elderly people, pregnant women or people with limited mobility

 

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