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5 Day Trip in Santa Cruz Galápagos Land-based express

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Day 1: Santa Cruz Island/ Transfer in + El Chato + Twin Craters

Stop At: Reserva El Chato, Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
You will be picked up at the airport by your private certified guide. Then, you will take the public bus to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. Subsequently, you will go in the taxi to a ranch (El Chato) in the highlands to see giant tortoises in the free environment.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Los Gemelos, Ecuador
We will visit the Twin Craters which are located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island and are surrounded by lush and green forests, dominated by the endemic Scalesia plants. It is possible to walk along the rim of the craters to better appreciate the magnitude of the holes as well as the local flora and fauna. This site is also one of the most likely places to observe the endemic short-ear owl of the Galapagos.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

Day 2: Uninhabited Island

Stop At: Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
You will participate in a yacht tour to an uninhabited island. That will either be Santa Fé, Plazas, Bartolomé or Seymour. The destination will depend on availability, weekday and program of the National Park. We will let you know immediately which island is available when you book the tour. On Santa Fé and Plazas you can spot endemic land iguanas. Bartolomé is known for beautiful lava sceneries and on Seymour, you can see frigate birds, land iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

Day 3: Santa Cruz Island / Tortuga Bay (snorkeling)+ Charles Darwin Station

Stop At: Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, 200350 Ecuador
Have the opportunity to hike to Tortuga Bay to observe the magnificent wildlife and before arriving into a beautiful beach.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
You will visit the Charles Darwin Station that is primarily an international scientific research station situated on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. You will be taken to its visitor center to learn about the geology, climate, natural history and the conservation of the Galapagos Islands.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

Day 4: Santa Cruz / Free Time

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Free time to enjoy Santa Cruz Island
Duration: 8 hours

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

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island / Transfer to the airport

Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
Your driver will take you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. Your driver will accompany you until the check-in point where your program ends with your return flight to the mainland.
Duration: 1 minute

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Baltra Island, Ecuador
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 4 nights accommodation in selected hotels
  • All activities
  • Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Snorkeling gear including fins and Wetsuit (shorty 2.5mm) when the excursions include water activities
  • Small-group tour or private as described in the program
  • Airport transfers in the island
  • All transportation on the islands (boat, car) (except transportation during the free time)
  • 24 hours asisstance in English / Spanish
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
  • Entry/Admission - Los Gemelos
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Fe Island
  • Entry/Admission - Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Entry/Admission - North Seymour Island
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee $100,00 (American dollars) in Galapagos National Park
  • Flight from/to Galápagos Islands ( we will help to organize it according to the itinerary, contact us)
  • INGALA $20,00 (American dollars) in the mainland airport
  • If you are a single traveler it has an extra single supplement service: $200,00 (Tourist Class Hotels) / $300,00 (Standard Class Hotels) / $780,00 (Comfort Class Hotels) Pay directly to local tour operator.
  • International flights
  • Food and drinks, unless specified ( dinner)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with minimum 2 paying adults
  • Infant meals not included
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • If you are a single traveler it has an extra single supplement service: $200,00 (Tourist Class Hotels) / $300,00 (Standard Class Hotels) / $780,00 (Comfort Class Hotels) Pay directly to local tour operator.
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Itinerary subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control, no refunds will be applicable in these cases
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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