7 Day Basic Galapagos (EC- EXP09) - 7 Days

Overview

Galapagos “A Separate Center of Creation”. Animals and birds invite man to explore the total isolation that breeds the rarest and most fascinating wildlife on earth.

Explore the remarkable islands, a living laboratory of evolution, where wildlife has no fear of man and will create memories that will last a lifetime! Galapagos represents a “cross-roads in evolution”
A great way to explore the best of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.

Itinerary

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You are met by our representative at the airport in Quito and provide transfers at Hotel Embassy or Similar in Quito.

After breakfast, we will go to Papallacta Hot springs. Departure in the morning and we will go along the road used by Francisco de Orellana on his journey to discover the Amazon River, we will appreciate beautiful landscapes through the Andean Mountains with mystery and one of the best refuges of sweet water describe this incredible ecosystem. Upon arrival we will make a short walk to recognize the flora and fauna native from the place. Thermal pools with healing properties: The source temperature of the thermal baths varies between 30°C and 70°C (86°F and 158°F). At the pools the temperature ranges from 36°C to 40°C (97°F to 104°F).

It recommended to wear: Warm clothes, bathing suit, rain protection, sunscreen, hat, good walking shoes and an extra pair of socks.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will have the transfer to Quito airport to take Galapagos flight. When you arrive at the Galapagos in the Baltra airport, our staff will meet you. They will transfer you to Hotel, located on Santa Cruz Island. After lunch (It is not included) we will Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz Island offer important attractions thanks to its climate and vegetation. This tropical rain forest has a very different landscape than the lowlands.

In the Santa Rosa sector, we will visit the El Chato Reserve where the famous “Galapagos” giant tortoises live in the wild. You can watch the tortoises relaxing and bathing in El Chato lagoon. Also, this is nesting grounds for many of the island’s wild birds, such as finches, Vermilion Flycatcher, Cattle Egret and sometimes Galapagos Crake.

Our journey lets you see the huge Galapagos tortoises in their natural state. During the visit to this reserve we’ll also visit a natural lava tunnel, which you can go through thanks to the soft lighting installed by the owners of the ranch.

Overnight at Hotel in Santa Cruz Island+ Buffet Breakfast.

After breakfast visit: TORTUGA BAY beach, it is one of the largest beaches of white sand of the archipelago, an excellent place for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing or simply walking. The marine iguanas, sharks and sea turtles can be seen along a small trail suitable for visitors. Migratory birds can be seen walking along the coast.

STATION CHARLES DARWIN – visit the CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION and its interpretive Center, with the help of the IUCN, UNESCO, and conservationists worldwide, Charles Darwin Foundation was founded under Belgian Law in 1959. Since then, CDF has been instrumental in stabilizing the ecosystem and preserving the natural wonders the islands offer. Here we will have the great opportunity to see and explore this famous place

Pick up hotel. 08:00. Navigation to different places such’s as: CHANNEL OF SHARKS, an arm of the crystal-clear sea where sharks found in the surrounding area can see sea lions and frigates. IGUANA BEACH: with a large concentration of marine iguanas, can observe blue-footed boobies; LOVE CANAL crystalline waters, is a very private and romantic place. Afternoon Free.

After breakfast, we sail an hour to Santa Fe Island. From the yacht, we see on its huge cliffs a forest of giant cacti endemic to this island. In the calm, turquoise waters of the bay are colonies of sea birds, such as pelicans, boobies and gulls, and many sea lions. Snorkeling is fantastic. We will swim with manta rays and tropical fish, and sometimes see sea turtles. We will have lunch on board and then land on a beautiful, white-sand beach. There we will relax, take photos and enjoy the Galapagos sun, before returning to the hotel.

In addition, you can enjoy an Experiential fishing in the island.

Overnight at Hotel in Santa Cruz + American Breakfast

After breakfast, we will take a bus or taxi back to the airport.

Includes:

  • 2 nights Quito at the Hotel Embassy
  • 4 nights in Galapagos, Lava house
  • 4 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • City Tour of Colonial Quito and Middle of the World
  • Visit Santa Cruz – El Chato Reserve
  • Tour Charles Darwin Station
  • Entrance fees to parks and and all places of interest
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • All transportation between airports and hotels throughout
  • Government Hotel Taxes
  • Services of SLT local representatives throughout
  • SLT guaranteed tour performance warranty

Excludes:

  • International / domestic airfare

Must be paid locally

  • Entrance Galapagos National Park $100
  • INGALA $20
  • Tax spring Isabela  $5

Minimum 2 to operate

Hotels Used or Similar

3* Hotel Embassy and Lava House Hotel

4* Grand Hotel Alameda Mecure and Ikala Hotel

HOTEL EMBASSY
It is set in La Mariscal district of Quito, within walking distance of Weilbauer Museum (Museo Arqueologico Weilbauer). The hotel is located 5 km from Quito city centre. Bars, a stadium and restaurants are a short walk away. The famous Guayasamin Museum is found nearby.

Lava House Galapagos

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7 Day Basic Galapagos (EC- EXP09)
From $1,399.00
per Adult

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