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5-Day Galapagos Land Tour: Magic of Isabela Including Santa Cruz

Price USD$1000.00


5-Day Galapagos Land Tour: Magic of Isabela Including Santa Cruz
This Galapagos land-based tour visits 2 islands in 5 days and focuses in Isabela Island. Stay at comfortable hotels and travel with guided excursions to various sites in Galapagos. This all-inclusive tour (hotels, meals, transportation and guided excursions are contemplated in the price) will take you through the most amazing spots in the islands, from the awesome moon-like volcanic landscape of Sierra Negra to the home of Giant Tortoises in the Highlands of Santa Cruz. Tour ends and starts in Baltra Airport.

Day 1: From Baltra to Isabela Island (L) (D)
The guide will be waiting at the airport in Baltra to then head to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). Afterwards, take the public speedboat to Isabela around 2pm (2.5-hour ride ). After arriving in Isabela, take a brief rest at the hotel and then head to the Flamingos Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon and one of the main reproductive sites for flamingos in Galápagos.

Accommodation in selected class hotels.


Day 2: Isabela Island (B) (L) (D)
Early in the morning, head for a full day tour of Sierra Negra Volcano, located 13 miles from Puerto Villamil. This is the world’s second largest volcanic crater, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. Hike the crater and enjoy the view before continuing to Volcan Chico, a still active volcano which warms the surrounding grounds. (Box lunch will be provided). Spend the afternoon snorkeling in Concha Perla with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish and sea turtles (snorkeling equipment is included: tube, mask, fins).

Accommodation in selected class hotels


Day 3: Isabela Island (B) (L) (D)
Visit Tintores Islet, named after the white-tip sharks known as “tintoreras” which come to rest in its clear waters. Get close to endemic wildlife such as penguins and sea lions. Snorkeling is great in this spot, swim next to colorful fish, sharks and rays. In the afternoon visit Humedales Complex which includes an exhaustive visit to The Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, famous “Muro de las Lágrimas”, “Mirador Orchidia” viewpoint and “El Estero de Isabela”.

Accommodation in selected class hotels


Day 4: Santa Cruz Island (B) (L) (D)
Early in the morning (6am), take the public speedboat from Isabela to Puerto Ayora, where the guide will be waiting. Check in at the hotel and immediately begin the visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a visit to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Return to Puerto Ayora and in the afternoon head to the Ch. Darwin Research Station and observe colorful land iguanas and a large variety of Galápagos Giant tortoises brought from the most important islands in the archipelago.

Accommodation in selected class hotels

Day 5: Transfer Out Baltra Airport (B)
Transfer to Baltra Airport. On the way out, stop by “The Twins” (a.k.a. “The Gemelos”). Tour ends upon the arrival to the airport to catch plane to either Quito or Guayaquil.

NOTE: itinerary subject to change due to National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).

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This Galapagos land-based tour visits 2 islands in 5 days and focuses in Isabela Island. Stay at comfortable hotels and travel with guided excursions to various sites in Galapagos. This all-inclusive tour (hotels, meals, transportation and guided excursions are contemplated in the price) will take you through the most amazing spots in the islands, from the awesome moon-like volcanic landscape of Sierra Negra to the home of Giant Tortoises in the Highlands of Santa Cruz. Tour ends and starts in Baltra Airport.