Galápagos, el destino favorito en América del Sur, es el lugar más increíble cuando te interesan las especies que nos rodean y cómo forman parte de nuestra evolución. Las Islas Galápagos están a casi mil kilómetros de la zona continental. La mayor parte de la flora y fauna allí es endémica, lo que hace de Galápagos uno de los paraísos únicos que aún podemos disfrutar en nuestro planeta. Es uno de los parques nacionales más famosos del mundo. Pero también, no podemos olvidar mencionar sus extensas playas de arena blanca o color marfil, como la Bahía Tortuga. Podemos seguir sorprendiéndonos con misteriosos túneles de lava volcánica, áreas de buceo con formas atractivas y animales prehistóricos internacionalmente conocidos. Otra de las maravillas de las Islas Galápagos, sin duda, son sus aves. En un clima subtropical, estas hermosas islas estallan de vida natural, dos con un aeropuerto, conectado con las ciudades de Quito y Guayaquil.
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DAY 1: Transfer in to the Hotel in Quito/Guayaquil
We will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the hotel, depends what time that you arrive we can include an activity for a 2 or 3 hour. If you have any problem, you can contact your agent in Quito. Accommodation: Hotel Quito or Guayaquil Meals: none
DAY 2: Flight to Baltra (Galapagos) from Quito/ Guayaquil-Transfer inn – Visit Highlands
We will pick you up from the airport after this we go to visit Highlands to see the lava tubes , an giant tortoises in their natural place and we continue to the Hotel and we have time for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit Charles Darwin Station and come back to relax in the Hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Dejabu or similar Meals: B
DAY 3: Transfer to Isabela Island -Transfer Humedales and Tintoreras
Early morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the Port to take the Fast yacht to Isabela, (2-3 hours approx.) we are ready to visit the “ISLET TINTORERAS AND HUMEDALES” It is so called because in that place their white tipped sharks known as Tintoreras, we can also observe penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and can make snorkeling with sharks and a variety of colorful fish. Accommodation: Hotel Cally Lodge or similar Meals: B
DAY 4: Visit Volcan Sierra Negra -Transfer to Puerto Ayora
Early morning, after breakfast, we will hike the Sierra Negra Volcano. This volcano is located 13 miles from Puerto Villamil and is the second largest volcanic crater in the world, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet depth, for this view we moved by bus or other transportation for approximately 45 minutes until the control site of the Galapagos National Park to record our visit here we trek to the Sierra Negra volcano Accommodation: Hotel Cally Lodge or similar Meals: B
DAY 5: Day Tour
We pick you up from the hotel and we take one of this day tours depends of the availability Bartolome Bartolomé Island (Spanish: Isla Bartolomé) is a volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island. It is one of the “younger” islands in the Galápagos archipelago. This island, and Sulivan Bay on Santiago island, are named after naturalist and lifelong friend of Charles Darwin, Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan, who was a Lieutenant aboard HMS Beagle. With a total land area of just 1.2 km², this island offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in the archipelago. The island consists of an extinct volcano and a variety of red, orange, green, and glistening black volcanic formations. Bartolomé has a volcanic cone that is easy to climb and provides great views of the other islands. Bartolomé is famous for its Pinnacle Rock, which is the distinctive characteristic of this island, and the most representative landmark of the Galápagos. Plazas Sur Early breakfast. Navigation to Plaza Island. Sometimes hard disembark on the landing site, we will observe enormous prickly pear cactus and the endemic succulent sesuvian. Land iguanas huge colony in Galapagos we will see the yellow-brown land iguanas feeding on the fruit and pads of the prickly pear cactus, also marine iguanas living along the coast and a hybrid iguana between male marine iguanas and females land iguanas. Lunch aboard. Navigation to Punta Carrión: great snorkel to see a variety of fish, rays, and if lucky the white tip sharks. From Punta Carrion we navigate a short distance through the beautiful Itabaca Channel with its turquoise waters, return to Puerto Ayora. Highlights: Sea lions, Land iguanas, Lava lizards, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Shearwaters, Marine iguanas, Great & Magnificent frigate birds, Blue footed boobies, Brown noddie terns, Brown pelicans, White tip sharks, Sting rays, Sea turtles. North Seymour Early breakfast. Drive to Itabaca Channel, embarking in our comfortable yacht: Seymour Island is located just north of Baltra, Mosquera and Santa Cruz. The visit to North Seymour last ca. 1 hour 45 minute hike on mostly flat sandy and rocky terrain. There are good nesting sites for a large population of magnificent frigate birds and blue footed boobies perform their courtship dance. The island is rich in wildlife: Sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, lava gulls, tropicbirds, brown noddy terns and pelicans. Lunch aboard. Afterwards, navigation to Bachas Beach, easy landing into a delightful swimming sandy beach with a lagoon behind and a longer beach for wildlife watching. The saltwater lagoon often has blue herons and small waders such as sanderlings and semi palmated plovers. Marine iguanas lurk on the rocks between the beaches; hermit crabs create tiny tracks in the sand. Nice snorkel spot. Accommodation: Hotel Dejavu or similar Meals: B
DAY 6: Transfer to the airport flight back /Quito or Guayaquil
We will pick you up form your hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to the Continent. One person We will pick you up form the airport and drive you to the Hotel in the city. Accommodation: Hotel Casa Sol Or similar Meals: B
DAY 7: Transfer to the airport flight back home
We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport.
Price Includes: Flight Tickets: Quito – Galapagos – Quito Galápagos Land Tours 5 days / 4 nights: Tourist Class Meals included as stated in Tour Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner), accommodation in double occupancy room with private bathroom, all visits with English speaking guide, airport transfers in Galápagos. Transfers: Spanish speaking driver – Company shuttle service 1 Airport-Hotel 1 Hotel-Airport Accommodation: Accommodation in the hotels stated in the itinerary or hotels of similar standard, in a doble room in Quito and Galapagos. Meals: Meals as stated in the itinerary Price Excludes: National Park Entrance fee Galapagos and Ecuador:
Ingala card $20
Isabela entrance fee $5, if you arrive in public boat. / Isabela entrance fee $20, if boat pass by this island or for a daily tour. (Choose the correct fee depending on the program)
$10 per person for the bus from the airport to the Italaca Channel
Drinks and alcoholic beverages Travel Insurance Extra meals Personal expenses Airlines/Local taxes updates Tips Please Note: The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances. Prices are subject to changes due to local taxes updates. National flights: Airline baggage allowance is 23 kilograms per person. Hotels, trains and other services are quoted without reservations. They are subject to change without previous notice unless booked. Important Notice: If your tour includes traveling in altitude, we highly recommend realizing a previous appointment with your doctor for a general physical checkup. We also recommend checking if you need to take any vaccination. It is important that you have a current travel insurance including personal medical insurance, also a copy of it and a copy of your passport. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have. Please, keep in mind that the law of Ecuador asks you to have a private insure before you come to the country, then when give us your information please include the name, address and phone number of your insure please.