Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delve into the enchanted Galapagos Islands and the exotic animal species endemic to the Archipelago
  • Discover giant Galapagos tortoises, distinctive birds, and such rare species as the blue-footed boobies
  • Explore the area's plentiful flora and fauna including its towering cacti trees
  • Hike the natural wonders of Galapagos to some of the world’s largest volcanos and along their massive craters
  • See white-tipped reef sharks resting in a lava canal and hundreds of marine iguanas at “Las Tintoreras”
  • Experience Galapagos National Park’s Giant Tortoise Breeding Center and Laguna of Flamingos
  • Savor delicious meals at authentic local haciendas
  • Relax and rejuvenate on the beach of Puerto Vilamil


Itinerary

Day 1 - MON I BALTRA AIRPORT I SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Welcome to the Galapagos Islands! Arrive at Baltra Island and take a bus to the Itabaca Canal where you head by ferry for the other side of the Island to Santa Cruz. With altitudes reaching 864 meters, this island comprises all plant zones, ranging from coast to pampas. Take pictures of the Twin Craters, formed as a result of the collapse of the crust into the crater. Enjoy lunch in a typical hacienda then check-in to your hotel and continue directly to the Charles Darwin Station. (L)

Day 2 - TUE I SEYMOUR NORTH OR SOUTH PLAZAS OR BARTHOLOMEW ISLAND OR SANTA FE ISLAND OR DRAGON HILL

On a full day boat excursion, visit one of these islands: North Seymour, a flat island uplifted from the sea by underground seismic activity; South Plazas, boasting Galapaganean flora such as the towering cacti "trees;” Bartholomew, known for its Pinnacle Rock; Santa Fe, one of the oldest islands of the archipelago that features many endemic animals; or Dragon Hill, named for the various colonies of land iguanas that inhabit the island. Lunch on board. (B,L)

Day 3 - WED I SANTA CRUZ ISLAND I FLOREANA ISLAND

After breakfast you will be transferred on a speed boat to Floreana Island (approx. 2,5 hours). Enjoy lunch at the Hotel Wittmer. In the afternoon, visit “Loberia”, a small peninsula that features colonies of sea lions. The rest of the afternoon you are free to relax and bask in the glittering sun at one of the two beaches near the hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at your selected hotel on Floreana Island. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - THU I FLOREANA ISLAND I ISABELA ISLAND

Hike across the stunning highlands of Floreana Island. Later see the area’s pirate caves. Cruise along to Isabela Island, comprised of six shield volcanoes that have merged into a single land mass and boasts the highest point of the islands. Have lunch at the hotel before visiting “Las Tintoreras.” See white-tipped reef sharks resting in a lava canal. Throughout the day’s journey, catch glimpses of wildlife as marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins and blue-footed boobies. (B,L)

Day 5 - FRI I ISABELA ISLAND

Today we visit the Sierra Negra volcano. Transfer by bus and hike to the border of the crater from where you can enjoy a spectacular view, and, on clear days, see to Fernandina Island. Savor lunch at a hacienda in the highlands before visiting Galapagos National Park’s Giant Tortoise Breeding Center. Later see the Laguna of the Flamingos, then head back to Puerto Villamil for late afternoon beach time. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at your Isabela Island hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - SAT I ISABELA ISLAND I BALTRA ISLAND I FLIGHT BACK TO THE MAINLAND

After breakfast, the speed boat takes you to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island from where you will be transferred by bus to Itabaca Channel. From here you will be accompanied by ferry and bus to the Baltra airport to take the flight to Guayaquil or Quito for your international flight home. Opt to extend your stay upon request. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast, 5 lunches & 2 dinners
  • All transfers and services are via shared services with English speaking guide
  • Visit of the Charles Darwin Station
  • Full day boat excursion to Seymour North, South Plazas, Bartholomew, Santa Fe or Dragon Hill including lunch*
  • Visit to Loberia
  • Visit of the highlands of Floreana Island
  • Visit of Las Tintoreras
  • Visit the volcano Sierra Negra
  • Visit the Gálapagos National Park’s Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre and the Laguna of the Flamingos
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods. Please contact us for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses, tips for guides, drivers and waitresses as well as round trip flight to the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD $100); Transit Control Card (USD $20); all items of a purely personal nature and all items not mentioned above are not included.

    *Note: The boat tour depends on passenger numbers, weather conditions and National Park regulations and is on a shared Basis with other international passengers. During the boat tour one of the named islands will be visited, in certain circumstances other visitor spots may be offered. The decision of which island will be visited is made by the National Park administration and can’t be influenced by the passenger.

Departures & Rates

VALID THRU APRIL 2019


2018

Date Double Single
January 29 $2789 $3129
February 05 $2789 $3129
March 05 $2789 $3129
March 19 $2789 $3129
April 16 $2789 $3129
April 23 $2789 $3129
May 14 $2789 $3129
June 11 $2789 $3129
July 09 $2789 $3129
July 23 $2789 $3129
August 20 $2789 $3129
September 17 $2789 $3129
September 24 $2789 $3129
October 29 $2789 $3129
November 12 $2789 $3129
November 26 $2789 $3129

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