Visit the legendary Galapagos Islands and view the many species of wildlife that flourish in this area. Free time is provided during your trip to explore Santa Cruz and its many activities.
What to Expect
Visit the legendary Galápagos Islands and observe the many species of wildlife that flourish in this area. Leisure time is provided during your trip to explore Santa Cruz and its many activities.
Day 1 : Welcome at the Baltra airport and free transfer by bus to the tip of the Itabaca canal, where you will proceed by ferry to the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting to transfer you to Puerto Ayora, 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 the fascinating Charles Darwin Research 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 also observe some Giant Turtles in captivity. (Transfer operates daily at 12:45).
Day 2 : Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, a 40 minute walk will lead you to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galápagos, Tortuga Bay Beach, boasting white sand and green mangroves. At “Playa mansa”, you can swim and enjoy the beach. You will have leisure time to enjoy your lunch (not included). In the afternoon, a yacht will take you on a tour of the bay, starting with a visit to “La Lobería”, so named because of the sea lions that reside here. Seize the opportunity to swim or snorkel here. Next, your tour will take us to “Canal del Amor”, a beautiful site where nature offers an unforgettable view, as, just meters away, reef sharks swim in the water. From here you will take a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit “Playa de los Perros”. Punta Estrada will also be visited. Return to Puerto Ayora.
*Note: shipping used in this excursion is a boat engine with capacity for 12 people. This tour only takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Day 3 : Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion in yacht to one of the following islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé, Floreana (or similar). Lunch is 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. GRAY LINE guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be met, but does not guarantee the itinerary or specific places visited.
Day 4 : Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion in yacht to one of the following islands: Bartolomé, Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe (or similar). 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. GRAY LINE guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be met, but does not guarantee the itinerary or specific place visited.
Day 5: Breakfast at hotel.
The 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 your airline's bus that will take you to the airport. En route you will 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.
* Your exact itinerary in Galápagos may change due to climate conditions, operations, logistics and availability. GRAY LINE reserves the right to make any changes as necessary, as the safety of our passengers is our number one priority.
- Bilingual guide
- 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 at 12h00pm, except on Saturdays at 11h00am)
- 4 nights of accommodation in Galápagos (Santa Cruz Island) with breakfasts
- Excursion to Tortuga Beach & Bay Tour
- 2 Full day Excursion on board a yacht to one of the following islands Bartolomé, Seymour, Plazas, Floreana or similar ones (Lunch included)
- Transfer hotel / airport & Finca de café. (Transfer operates at 8h30am)
- Hotel taxes
What's Not Included
- Airfare to/from Baltra Airport
- Transit Control Card (USD 10.00).
- Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (Adult: USD 100.00 - Child under 12 USD 50.00)
- Additional Food & Beverages
Know Before You Go
Programs to Galápagos do not include National Park entrance fees: USD 50 (Andean Pact and Mercosur), USD 100 (other countries), or USD 20.00 (TCT Transit Card).
Please note that this tour must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.
The hotel category for your stay is: Superior Tourist - 3.5 stars.
Your exact itinerary in Galapagos may change due to climate conditions, operations, logistics and availability. Gray Line reserves the right to make any changes necessary as the safety of our passengers is our number one priority.