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Day 1: QUITO/GUAYAQUIL – SAN CRISTOBAL

Stop At: Airport Isla San Cristobal, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
The guide will pick you up at San Cristobal airport and take you to the hotel. After a nice Ecuadorian lunch, you have the time to visit Playa Mann, Las Tijeretas or Punta Carola by yourself. You will be welcomed by the hundreds of Galapagos sea lions that live in the village.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 2: SAN CRISTOBAL HIGHLANDS – EL JUNCO – PUERTO CHINO

Stop At: San Cristobal, Ecuador
Today you will visit the highlands of San Cristobal. Your driver will take you to your first stop in about 30 minutes: El Junco Crater Lake, the only freshwater lake on the Galapagos Islands. Then you continue to Puerto Chino, a beautiful white sanded beach (lookout for horseflies). Follow a path that leads you along the cacti of the Opuntia until you reach the white sandy beach of Puerto Chino. Here you can take a short walk along the lazy sea lions that lie on the beach, towards the blue footed boobies on the rocks. You walk back to the car so you can continue to La Galapaguera, a breeding ground with very nice wooden walkways and clear indications.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 3: FLIGHT ISABELA – MURO DE LAS LAGRIMAS – WETLANDS

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
Early in the morning you go to Isabela with a flight of about 40 minutes. After dropping off your luggage and enjoying the village a bit, go on a mountain bike or simply walk to the Muro de Las Lagrimas. Along the way you have a great chance to see the giant tortoises just next to the road.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Volcano or similar

Day 4: SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO – KAYAK PUERTO VILLAMIL

Stop At: Sierra Negra, Ecuador
Early in the morning you will be picked up and driven to the highlands. The first stop during your walk is the Sierra Negra volcano, which is the second largest active crater in the world with a diameter of 10 km. The second part of the walk takes you to Chico, a cone of Sierra Negra with moonlike landscapes. This gives you an idea of how the islands looked at their creation. At the end of the afternoon you will make a leisurely kayak trip in the port of Puerto Villamil, this takes about 1.5 hours.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box lunch provided
Accommodation included: Hotel Volcano or similar

Day 5: CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH CENTER – SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS

Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
At 06:00 you take the public speed boat to Santa Cruz Island, where you will have breakfast. Then you will visit the renowned Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz with the giant turtles. The ride takes about 40 minutes from the village of Puerto Ayora. You take a small walk of about 30 minutes on a private ranch and you see the big turtles in their natural habitat. In the evening you have a farewell dinner.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Silberstein or similar

Day 6: TRANSFER OUT

Stop At: Seymour Airport, Baltra, Ecuador
After breakfast you will travel to Baltra airport. The tour ends on arrival at the airport, where you leave for Quito or Guayaquil.

End of services
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
The guide will pick you up at San Cristobal airport and take you to the hotel.

Airports

  • San Cristobal Airport, Ecuador
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Accommodation in private double or triple rooms
  • Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra airport at your arrival/departure time
  • Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary
  • Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking)
  • All activities as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel fee ($5 p.p.) each way
  • 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
Exclusions
  • Return flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands
  • Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only)
  • Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only)
  • Water Taxi around $ 1 p.p. (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back)
  • Personal travel & health insurance
  • Optional tips for the guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small. On the airplane you can take a bag of max 12 kg.
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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