Galapagos Natural Paradise
Galapagos, the favorite destination in South America, is the most splendid place when you are interested in the fantastic species that surround us and how they are part of our evolution. The Galapagos Islands are almost a thousand kilometers away from the continental zone. Most of the flora and fauna there are endemic, which makes the Galapagos one of the paradises that we can still enjoy on our planet. It is one of the most famous National Parks in the world. But also, we cannot forget to mention its extensive white sand beaches or ivory-colored sands, such as Tortuga Bay. We can continue surprising us with mysterious volcanic lava tunnels, diving areas with attractive colors and shapes, and internationally known prehistoric animals. Another of the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, without a doubt, is its birds. In a subtropical climate, these beautiful islands burst with natural life, two with an airport, connected with the cities of Quito and Guayaquil.
– Minimum and maximum group size
Minimum 2 people
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– A physicality rating out of 10
DAY 1: Transfer in to the Hotel in Quito/Guayaquil
Accommodation: Hotel Quito or Guayaquil
DAY 2: Flight to Baltra (Galapagos) from Quito/ Guayaquil-Transfer inn – Visit Highlands
Accommodation: Hotel Dejabu or similar
DAY 3: Transfer to Isabela Island -Transfer Humedales and Tintoreras
Accommodation: Hotel Cally Lodge or similar
DAY 4: Visit Volcan Sierra Negra -Transfer to Puerto Ayora
Accommodation: Hotel Cally Lodge or similar
Day 5: Day Tour
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.
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.
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
Day 6: Transfer to the airport flight back /Quito or Guayaquil
Accommodation: Hotel Casa Sol Or similar
Day 7: Transfer to the airport flight back home
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Quito – Galapagos – Quito
Galápagos Land Tours 5 days / 4 nights: Tourist Class
Meals included as stated in Tour Plan (B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner), accommodation in double occupancy room with private bathroom, all visits with English speaking guide, airport transfers in Galápagos.
Spanish speaking driver - Company shuttle service
Accommodation in the hotels stated in the itinerary or hotels of similar standard, in a doble room in Quito and Galapagos.
Meals as stated in the itinerary
National Park Entrance fee Galapagos and Ecuador:
- Galápagos $100
- 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
Airlines/Local taxes updates
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.