TORTOISE TRAIL DISCOVERY (3 NIGHTS - 4 DAYS) PRICE $ 945

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DAY 1:  Arrive to Baltra Island - Highland of Santa Cruz Island - Check In Hotel (L).

After your morning flight from mainland Ecuador to Baltra Island, you will meet your Naturalist Guide and travel to Santa Cruz Island. 


On the way, we will have the first visit to El Chato Tortoises Reserve located 680 feet above sea level close to the town of Santa Rosa. This place provides important attractions due to its climate and vegetation where the famous “Galapagos” giant tortoises live in their natural habitat. We can watch the tortoises relaxing in a natural lagoon. Also, this is where many of the island’s wild birds nest, such as Darwin Finches, Vermilion Flycatcher, Yellow Warblers and others. During the visit to this reserve we´ll see a natural lava tunnel, which we can explore inside. 


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Overnight: Local Hotel in Santa Cruz Island.(L=Lunch Included)

DAY 2: Tortuga Bay Beach (kayak, snorkel or swimming), Fausto Llerena Giant Tortoises Breeding Center (B,L)

Tortuga bay is a beautiful white sand beach accessible only by walking or by boat. From the National Park Check Point where we begin, it will take about 45 minutes walking to get to the sand or first beach – playa brava-. This nice path through the dry Palo Santo and Giant Cactus forest you can usually see finches, mockingbirds, lizards along the way. One we get to the beach, you can keep walking to a calm lagoon during 15 minutes down the beach ,keep your eyes out for shore birds like Whimbrels, Ruddy Turnstones, Great Blue Herons ,endemic Lava Gulls and marine iguanas can be seen. There is not a lot of shade anywhere until get to the second beach or playa mansa. You can enjoy snorkeling, swimming, kayaking in this super calm natural lagoon.


After lunch, we´ll walk to the Charles Darwin Research Foundation where you´ll learn about foundation successes in repopulating the islands with the once endangered land iguanas and several species of giant tortoises. Also you´ll visit the Lonesome George Hope Hall and Darwin Museum.

Overnight: Local Hotel in Santa Cruz Island(B= Breakfast; L=Lunch Included)

DAY 3: North Seymour, South Plazas , Bartolome , Santa Fe or Pinzon Island (B,L)

Naturalist Guided Tour to an Uninhabited   Island.

 

Overnight: Local Hotel in Santa Cruz Island(B= Breakfast; L=Lunch Included)

DAY 4: Visit to Los Gemelos and Transfer OUT to  Baltra Island Airport  (B)

After breakfast, before arrive to Baltra Island where the airport is,  you will visit Los Gemelos or The Twins, located at both sides of the main road of Puerto Ayora to Canal Itabaca. A further kind of morphological faults is represented by the classic Pit Craters, which are giant sink-holes that were never eruptive. These formed when smaller subterranean magma chambers or gas containing areas were emptied and the roofs collapsed. The area accumulations exposed of alternating aa and pahoehoe flows of around 64 to about 120 meters. The two collapses are separated by only a few meters. 

(B= Breakfast Included)

We remind you:

  • Prices listed are in US dollars, based on double occupancy. Group discounts available.
  •  All tour itineraries are based on availability. The final itinerary and price may vary depending on availability
  •  These are sample tour itineraries. Some island tours and accommodations may need to be substituted due to limited resources. You will always be able to confirm your exact itinerary before finalizing reservations. We can customize any itinerary to fit the individual needs of your group. If you would like to make your tour itinerary more personalized, please contact us to design a custom Galapagos Tour based on your specific interests and needs. 


Included:

  • All visits accompanied by a Naturalist Guide of the National Park (English/Spanish speaking)
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B= breakfast; L=lunch; D= dinner)
  • All transportation within Galapagos Islands (boat, bus)
  • Snorkel Gear (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Isabela Island Entrance Tax (if applicable)
  • Accommodation  chosen in double or triple rooms with private bathroom


Included in SCUBA tours (If applicable):

  •  All diving equipment including tanks and air.
  •   Two immersions per day as specified.
  •   Bilingual PADI certified Dive Masters.
  •   Lunch, snacks and water on-board dive vessels.
  •   Transportation on water and land.


Not Included:


  •          International and domestic flights to the Galapagos Islands.
  •         Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (100 USD for adults / 50 USD for children aged less than 12 years, payable at Baltra Airport upon arrival to the islands).)
  •            Galapagos Transit Control Card (20 USD per person)
  •            Extra drinks
  •            Gratuities
  •            Personal Expenses
  •            Travel Insurance