The Other Side of Galapagos (5D/4N)

The Other Side of Galapagos (5D/4N)

Galapagos Islands
5 Days 4 Nights Galapagos Islands

Tour Highlights: 5 day, 4 Night land-based, unforgettable accommodation, transfers and ground transportation, 2 nights at our exclusive tented camp at Santa Cruz, 2 nights and special hotel ocean front in Santa Cruz. An incredible value on this special trip! Contact us to learn more.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Discover the other side of the Galapagos Islands and its countless wonders. You will have time to choose the best place that will take you to connect with nature. You will enjoy close encounters with the islands famous wildlife, while hiking, snorkeling or swimming in its turquoise waters.

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Itinerary at a Glance

• Day 1: Baltra Island – Santa Cruz Island
• Day 2: Navigable Tour to the neighbor Island
• Day 3: Santa Cruz – Day at Leisure
• Day 4: Santa Cruz – Day at Leisure
• Day 5: Departure day

Day 1: Arrival Baltra

Arrival in the Galapagos

Today we arrive in Baltra Island, the gateway to the Galapagos. This tiny island was a military base during the Second World War and hosts the Islands’ principal airport. The airport was built using the most advanced environmental techniques to reduce emissions and energy use, some of which you’ll notice as you walk through the facility. This was the first ecological airport in the world.

Galapagos Magic Lodge is a safari-style tented camp perched high on Santa Cruz overlooking the ocean. The sounds of nature will serenade us and we’ll be able to feast our eyes on the mountains and forests surrounding the Camp. Also, enjoy the peace of having the entire hillside to ourselves, with the exception of seasonal resident giant tortoises.

Night at Galapagos Magic (Standard Tent)

Included: Transportation, accommodation,dinner

Day 2:Navigable Tour to neighbor Island

Windrose is the newest yacht for Galapagos travel, a state-of-the- art Sunseeker Manhattan 74- foot motoryacht. She cruises atunprecedented speed, inwonderful comfort, with catering facilities on board for snacks andlunch, space foreveryone to relax, passionate naturalist guide and dedicated crew.

Today we will set out on our motor yacht for a visit to some of the more remote uninhabited islands with their exuberant wild life. The friendly and knowledgeable crew members and naturalist guide will help you to experience the remote islands in comfort and style.

** These excursions are subject to availability and change without prior notification

Night at Galapagos Magic (Standard Tent)

Included: Breakfast, transportation, local english speaking guide, excursión, lunch on board, boat ticket, accommodation, dinner

Day 3:Optional Tours

Today we have multiple choices of activities available (organized at additional cost or self guided) or if you feel like unplugging from the world and relaxing completely at our Giant Tortoise Sanctuary  enjoying the views, walk to the Lava Tunnels or simply enjoy of the peacefulness.

Optional tours:

1. Walk to Las Grietas & Kayak at Tortuga Bay (private basis) USD 315 net per person

From Puerto Ayora main pier we take a water taxi to the “Other Side Pier”. At this point we start an easy walk for about 1 Km (~0.6 mile) until we reach Las Grietas. This is a stunning geological formation named as fissure where we can see two impressive rock walls with an elongated crystal clear water pond ideal for snorkeling. ied. The Research Center offers a brand new Interpretation Center with some of the most important samples of the Center Collection.

Later, visit to Tortuga Bay. After walking through a deciduous forest for 2.5 Km (~1.5 miles) we will reach one of the most beautiful beaches in the archipelago. We will continue walking along this white sand beach for another 1 Km (~0.6 mile) until we reach the Playa Mansa where we can enjoy a special kayaking ride around the Bay.

2. Cerro Meza & Kayak at Garrapatero (private basis) USD 340 net per person

Visit Cerro Mesa viewpoint from where we can admire the whole southern shore of Santa Cruz. Continue towards one of the iconic formations in Galapagos resembling a crater from where we will start a hike downhill for about 30 minutes to the bottom of this collapsed crater. Explore the area, recover energies and start the hike uphill for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Excellent opportunities to find endemic species such as the Wood-pecker Finch and being very lucky giant tortoises.

Later, kayaks at Garrapatero. Walk for about 500 mts (~0.3 mile) on a flat and easy terrain through a deciduous forest until we reach El Garrapatero beach. Kayaking activity takes place from the beach along the bay for about 45 minutes. We can make a short walk to the brackish lagoon where we have high possibilities to find pink flamingos.

3. Coffee farm and Sugar Cane mill & Highlights of Puerto Ayora (private basis) USD 288 net per person

In the morning, visit Organic Coffee Farm & Sugar Cane mill.  Departure from your hotel towards the farming area of El Cascajo. Visit one of the most traditional farms in the area where we can find real organic coffee and sugar cane plantations. We will learn about all coffee and sugar cane growing and production process including a handcrafted sugar cane mil and distillery where the farmers produce a traditional sugar cane liquor.

Later, visit to Charles Darwin Research Station. The Charles Darwin Research Center is the matrix of all the scientific researches in the Galapagos Islands. It is from these headquarters from where all the most sensitive conservation projects are being directed. The conservation and preservation of giant tortoises, marine iguanas among others are some of the examples of the Center labor. We can walk along the core of the Research Center where we can find the corrals where the giant tortoises are being breed as well as the corrals where the land iguanas are being studied. The Research Center offers a brand new Interpretation Center with some of the most important samples of the Center Collection.

Afterwards, visit to wooden workshops in Galapagos. Inspired by the unique beauty of the islands and using cedrella´s wood; one of the introduced species in Galapagos several years ago; galapagueños artists have dedicated their lives to capture in this wood images of fauna and flora of the archipelago. Their pieces are full are full of creativity and details that reflect the naturalness of the enchanted islands. During this visit we will know more about these skilled hands.

4. Navigable Tour to neighbor islands (sharing basis) USD 399 net per person

Embark our motor yacht and enjoy of a daily excursion with a welcoming crew members and knowledgeable naturalist guide, and experience the remote islands in comfort and style.  Our daily excursions will take you to experience the Galapagos Islands in a safe and comfortable manner.

** These excursions are subject to availability and change without prior notification

Night at Galapagos Habitat (Standard room)

Included: Breakfast, accommodation

Day 4:Optional Tours

Today we have multiple choices of activities available (organized at additional cost or self guided) or if you feel like unplugging from the world and relaxing completely at our Giant Tortoise Sanctuary  enjoying the views, walk to the Lava Tunnels or simply enjoy of the peacefulness.

Optional tours like above list.

Night at Galapagos Habitat (Standard room)

Included: Breakfast, accommodation

Day 5:Departure Day

After breakfast you will be transfered to Baltra airport to take your flight to the continent

Included: Breakfast, transportation

*** END OF SERVICES***

 

  • What´s Included
  • * Transfers and ground transportation in Galapagos
  • * 2 nights of accommodation at Magic Galapagos in Santa Cruz (Highland)
  • * 2 nights of accommodation at Natural Habitat in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora)
  • * 1 Boat excursion with snorkeling on a sharing basis
  • * Meals (detailed in itinerary)
  • * Excursions (detailed in itinerary)
  • And more!

 

  • Not included:
    * Flights (all flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands can be arranged upon request)
    * Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US$100 per adult / US$50 per child under 12 – subject to change)
    * Tourist transit card (US$20 per person – subject to change)
    * Beverages, Laundry service
    * Gratuities and personal expenses
  • * Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin)

 

You can choose one of our programmed tours or request a custom tour designed specifically for you. Contact us to start planning your visit to Ecuador today.


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