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4D/3N Islands Hopping

Galapagos Ideal

Galapagos Ideal

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Santa Cruz – Isabela

Santa Cruz with Charles Darwin Station becomes the best Island to know first-hand the importance of conserving the environment and biodiversity of the Galapagos, on the other hand, Isabela, being one of the youngest islands, offers the opportunity to experience that biodiversity in real time. As soon as you reach the port, iguanas and sea lions walk in freedom, owners and lords of the island. Isabela, one of the least inhabited, maintains its natural beauty making it the best place for snorkeling, without the need to walk or travel long distances, the opportunity to appreciate all the marine life including sharks, makes Isabela that place impossible to miss.

 

At a glance

 

TOUR PLAN A – 3D/2N

Day 1 Flight to GPS – Transfer to Santa Cruz, check in hotel. PM: Charles Darwin Research Station.
Day 2 Transfer from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island. AM: Poza de los Flamingos and breeding Giant Tortoises´s Center. PM: Tour and snorkeling in Las Tintoreras.
Day 3 Transfer back to Santa Cruz and drive to Baltra airport for your flight back to Quito. End of services.

 

TOUR PLAN B – 4D/3N

Day 1 Flight to GPS – Transfer to Santa Cruz, check in hotel. PM: Charles Darwin Research Station.
Day 2 Transfer from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island. AM: Poza de los Flamingos and breeding Giant Tortoises´s Center. PM: Tour and snorkeling in Las Tintoreras.
Day 3 AM: Hiking to Sierra Negra and Chico Volcanos. PM: Free time.
Day 4 Transfer back to Santa Cruz and drive to Baltra airport for your flight back to Quito. End of services.

 

What´s included:

  •  Accommodation based on doble, triple or quadruple rooms.
  • All meals throughout excursion, based on the program.
  • Galápagos National Park certified guides.
  • Marine and land transfer service in Galapagos.
  • Semiprivate excursions depending on the number of clients.
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card-INGALA (20 USD).

 

What´s not included

  • International and local flights.
  • Lobitos tickets (5 USD each way, foreign and locals)
  • Plastic bottled drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
  • Municipal tax Isabela Island (10 USD foreign, 5 USD locals).
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (100 USD foreign, 6 USD locals), payment in cash.

 

PAYMENT POLICY:

A deposit of 30% total invoiced for your trip is required to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance (70%) is required 30 days prior to the departure date. In cases of trips confirmed within 30 days of the departure date, payment in full is required for confirmation. You should receive confirmations with every payment you make.

 

CANCELATION POLICY:

  • For cancelations of 30+ days before tour departure date, the full amount minus a cancelation fee of 10% will be refunded to the client.
  • For cancelations between 21-30 days before tour departure date, a cancelation fee of 50% to the deposit paid will be charged.
  • For cancelations less than 20 days prior to the tour departure date, full amount of the tour is charged with no refund.
  • Included
    3 Star Accomodation
    4 Star Accomodation
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfer
    Breakfast
    Dinners
    Lunch
    Naturalist local guide
  • Not Included
    Entrance fee
    Flight tickets
    Gallery Ticket
    Mules and porters
    Personal expenses
    Personal Guide
    Refuge
    Tips

Tour Plan

1

A - 3D/2N SANTA CRUZ - ISABELA

 

Day 1 – Quito – Santa Cruz – Charles Darwin Reserch Station (L, D)

Assistance in Quito airport included, for your 2-3 hour flight to the Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos. The plane will land at Baltra Island airport, where our staff will meet you. Then, you take a bus to the Itabaca Canal, located between Baltra Island and Santa Cruz; afterwards you take a ferry that sails to Santa Cruz Island for 5 minutes. Subsequently, a bus is taken which runs from north to south on Santa Cruz Island until reaching Puerto Ayora. Lunch at a local restaurant.   The Charles Darwin Research Station is one of the Galapagos Island’s most important sites for visitors. It is a research facility that has an extensive collection of Galapagos plant life specimens carefully preserved and also acts as a biological research station and active breeding center operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation.  Their biggest conservation efforts are to one day eliminate all invasive and non-native plants and animals destroying endemic species within the islands.  

DAY 2 – Full Day Santa Cruz (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will visit the highlands, located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters.  This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes and wildlife.  A great contrast to the molten lava hardened beaches and rocky areas of other islands already seen.  It is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches and many other species.   In the afternoon, you will visit Tortuga Bay beach, one of the most beautiful places for visitors due to its turquoise waters and white sand. Tortuga Bay is divided into two beaches and a small lagoon; the first beach also called brava is ideal for surfers and recommended only for excellent swimmers. When walking on the white sand you can see a small lagoon ideal for beginners in snorkeling and when you pass the lagoon you will find the gentle beach where activities such as swimming, kayaking are performed, you can also walk and enjoy the nature that surrounds the place. You can see sea turtles, rays and sharks. In the evening, dinner at a local restaurant.  

DAY 3 – AM: Transfer Back to Baltra – End of Services (B)

You will have time to gather your belongings and then our staff will thank you for your time with Minka Ecuador.  Then, you will be transferred to the airport.
2

B - 4D/3N SANTA CRUZ - ISABELA

Day 1 – Quito – Santa Cruz – Charles Darwin Research Station (L, D)

  Assistance in Quito airport included, for your 2-3 hour flight to the Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos. The plane will land at Baltra Island airport, where our staff will meet you. Then, you take a bus to the Itabaca Canal, located between Baltra Island and Santa Cruz; afterwards you take a ferry that sails to Santa Cruz Island for 5 minutes. Subsequently, a bus is taken which runs from north to south on Santa Cruz Island until reaching Puerto Ayora. Lunch at a local restaurant.   The Charles Darwin Research Station is one of the Galapagos Island’s most important sites for visitors. It is a research facility that has an extensive collection of Galapagos plant life specimens carefully preserved and also acts as a biological research station and active breeding center operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation.  Their biggest conservation efforts are to one day eliminate all invasive and non-native plants and animals destroying endemic species within the islands.  

Día 2 – Full Day Santa Cruz (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will visit the highlands, located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters.  This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes and wildlife.  A great contrast to the molten lava hardened beaches and rocky areas of other islands already seen.  It is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches and many other species.   In the afternoon, you will visit Tortuga Bay beach, one of the most beautiful places for visitors due to its turquoise waters and white sand. Tortuga Bay is divided into two beaches and a small lagoon; the first beach also called brava is ideal for surfers and recommended only for excellent swimmers. When walking on the white sand you can see a small lagoon ideal for beginners in snorkeling and when you pass the lagoon you will find the gentle beach where activities such as swimming, kayaking are performed, you can also walk and enjoy the nature that surrounds the place. You can see sea turtles, rays and sharks. In the evening, dinner at a local restaurant.  

DAY 3 – AM: Bay Tour – PM: Free Time(B, L, D)

  Breakfast at the hotel. From the dock, a boat will take you to a small islet called La Lobería due to the sea lions colony that normally lives there; Then you will visit Punta Estrada to enjoy a unique and incomparable experience swimming in crystal, clear and turquoise waters, with the opportunity to practice snorkeling surrounded by colorful fish and most likely sea turtles. After this, you will visit the Shark Channel to observe white tip sharks called tintoreras from a ravine, with an impressive view of the port and the highlands of Santa Cruz. Next, a short walk to the beach Los perros, hoping to see a colony of marine iguanas. If this isn´t enough, you will visit Las Grietas, an ideal space for swimming and snorkeling. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 4 – AM: Transfer Back to Baltra – End of Services (B)

You will have time to gather your belongings and then our staff will thank you for your time with Minka Ecuador.  Then, you will be transferred to the airport.  

NOTES:

  • Food detail: B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner, BL: box lunch.
  • Hotels depend on availability.
  • Highly recommended to book the first flight at day to GPS and the last flight back to Quito.
  • Itineraries are subject to change due to many different elements such as weather, park authorities and regulations, airline operations out of Minka Ecuador control, guide experience and safety concerns.
  • Christmas and New Year departures, apply an additional surcharge.
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