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Duration
7 days

Max Group Size
16

Tour Code
Galápagos Express

Tour Type
Request as Regular

Age Requirement
10 - 80 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
EnglishSpanish

Physical level
moderate

Tour route map

Quito

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Baltra Island

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Tour Overview

On this one-week adventure, you can swim and enjoy the clear turquoise water and white sand beaches to the incredible variety of unique animals and wildlife.

Highlights

  • Santa Cruz Island

Itinerary

Welcome to Quito, the capital of Ecuador! Upon arrival at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), your driver will meet you for the one-hour transfer to your accommodation in the city center.

The entire city of Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, standing at an altitude of 9,350 feet (2,850 m) and welcoming visitors with its picturesque plazas situated between mountain peaks. The city has an abundance of market stands, shamanistic healers, and fourth-generation hat makers, as well as a vibrant and sophisticated culinary and nightlife scene.

The big day is here! Today you will be taken to the airport to catch your flight to the Galapagos Islands!

Your private transportation will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the Airport so you arrive 3 hours before your flight so you have time to purchase the TCT, get your luggage ready, and get everything neat for your flight!

Welcome to the beautiful Santa Cruz Island! After arriving at Baltra Airport, your guide will be waiting for you to take you to Santa Cruz Island to spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

In the afternoon, you will be taken on a small boat to visit exotic places along the bay of Santa Cruz.

You will arrive at the small islet called La Lobería named for the great colony of sea lions where you can snorkel around sea lions and tropical fish displaying a dazzling show beneath the surface against interesting underwater formations.

Afterward, at the Shark Channel, you may spot harmless white-tip sharks and blue-footed boobies, you’ll come upon the Canal del Amor where you may find sea turtles and many tropical fish varieties.

Taking a 10-minute walk you’ll see marine iguanas in their natural habitat and have plenty of opportunities to take pictures.

Lastly, you will visit Las Grietas, which are two large cliffs separate filled with freshwater towards the top of the surface and salt water below.

Arrive back to Santa Cruz and return back to town.

You will start with a 45-minute hike from Puerto Ayora to the heavenly Tortuga Bay, famed for its soft coral sand and spectacular scenery, this stretch of coast is considered one of the archipelago's most picturesque spots.

Take a kayak out onto the water to see marine life up close and admire the coastline from a different perspective—observing colonies of marine iguanas and marine birds, as well as mangroves, cacti forests, and fascinating coastal flora. You may spot an interesting array of birds residing here; pelicans and finches are locals here, and near the salt lagoon that backs onto the mangroves, you even may spot flamingos wandering.

After kayaking at the nearby cove, sunbathe on the beach or head back under the waves for some snorkeling before returning to Puerto Ayora in the afternoon.

With no planned activities today, you're free to enjoy the island's beauty at your own pace.

Lay back and enjoy the hotel amenities or discover the following activities:


  • Hike to Tortuga Bay
  • Go for a stroll in the peaceful town of Puerto Ayora
  • Shop for souvenirs
  • Explore hidden coves

Today is for enjoying the beauty of the Galapagos, taking lots of beautiful photos, and slowing down the pace to truly appreciate island life.

After a very early breakfast, today you will enjoy an amazing day trip to an uninhabited island.

Depending on the weather, scheduling, and permissions granted by the National Park, you'll visit one of the following islands: Santa Fé, South Plazas, Bartolomé, or North Seymour where you will follow trails to discover their richness, while in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore the waters around.

Santa Fé and South Plazas are home to endemic land iguanas, while Bartolomé is known for its beautiful lava flows. On North Seymour, look for frigate birds and blue-footed boobies. Each island is unique, offering spectacular scenery and opportunities to see rare wildlife.

Lunch is included onboard, as well as walking and a snorkeling activity to maximize your experience.

In the evening, return to Puerto Ayora to enjoy some free time.

If there is enough free time before your transfer to the airport, do some last-minute souvenir shopping or take a last stroll through Puerto Ayora.

At the designated time, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. For the last part of your trip to the airport, take the public shuttle bus to the terminal, where your program ends with your return flight to the mainland and international connection!

Trip includes

Included

Tourist Class Accommodations (6 nights)

English and Spanish speaking national guide

Meals as mentioned on the itinerary.

All transfers according to the program

Excluded

Galapagos Flights not included 

International flights are not included in the price. 

Please book arrival and departure according to the itinerary. 

Travel insurance 

We recommend that you take out travel cancellation and health insurance. 

Please check with your private insurance provider in advance.

- National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 per person) Galapagos 

- Galapagos Migration Card TCT (US$ 20 per person) 

- Optional excursions 

- Personal expenses such as tips 

- Alcoholic drinks

- Any other meals, drinks, and/or services not mentioned in the program

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