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7-Day Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz Island and Sierra Negra Volcano Tour from Guayaquil with Airport Transfer Tour Code: 273-7362

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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Visit Galapagos Islands, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, Guayaquil.
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    Double $1850

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Hotel Option Date / Date Range Double
3* for Tourist Class - Surcharge Year round $1250
4* for First Class - Surcharge Year round $2200
5* for Luxury Class - Surcharge Year round $4400
  • Room upgrade: listed price are the Hostal Room price for the backpackers. If you want to upgrade the type of room from Hostal to 3-star(Tourist Class) or 4-star(First Class) or 5-star(Luxury Class) Hotel Room, surcharge is needed. Please note that¬†each 3-star(Tourist Class) or 4-star(First Class) or 5-star(Luxury Class) Hotel Room can only accommodate up to 2 guests of any age.
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Day 1: Guayaquil - Santa Cruz Island(1241 km)

Upon arrival in Baltra Airport we will transfer to Santa Cruz and then taken to the hotel by your tour guide. We will visit the Rancho Primicias in the island's highlands where we will be able to see giant turtles in their habitat. Then we will go on to Lava Tunnels.There is a gigantic lava tunnel over 2000 meters long on the Island. Los Gemelos (Twin Craters) are located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. This area is surrounded by scalesia forests with the habitat of bromeliads, orchids, mosses, lichens and birds. We will have a chance to find the famous vermillion flycatcher, Charles Darwin finches, and short - eared owls.
  • Guayaquil, ECUADOR

    Guayaquil is a port city of Ecuador as well as a popular tourist destination for people who want to experience the South American vibe. Tourists can explore the colorful architectures, urban parks, the delicious food, and great music here.
  • Santa Cruz Island, ECUADOR

    The second largest of the Galapagos Island chain in the pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz is home to the settlement of Puerto Ayora, the most populous town on the islands. The island itself is a dormant volcano.

    Lava Tunnels

    Lava Tunnels
    Lava Tunnels,the largest lava tubes in the Galapagos are on Santa Cruz Island. It is a gigantic lava tunnel that is over 2000 meters long on the Island that many tourist come to visit and walk through.

    Los Gemelos

    Los Gemelos
    Los Gemelos are located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. They are not actual craters caused by impact, but are sink holes that were created when the volcanic roof of empty magma chambers collapsed from tectonic shifts and erosion over time.
Standard Hotel: Darwin 3* in Santa Cruz Island or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Lobo de Mar 3*/ Angermeyer 4*/ Finch Bay 5* in Santa Cruz Island or similar
Lunch: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 2: Galapagos Islands - Santa Cruz Island(79 km)

After breakfast we will hike through a forest of enormous cacti and over rugged lava rock formations to the swimming hole in the Galapagos Islands. Las Grietas is a popular swimming destination for locals and visitors alike. After Lunch we will walk to Tortuga Bay, which is located on the Santa Cruz Island. Tortuga Bay has a gigantic, perfectly preserved beach, that is forbidden to swimmers. There is a separate cove where we can swim and view white tip reef sharks swimming in groups or tiger sharks.
  • Galapagos Islands, ECUADOR

    The Galapagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species.
  • Santa Cruz Island, ECUADOR

    The second largest of the Galapagos Island chain in the pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz is home to the settlement of Puerto Ayora, the most populous town on the islands. The island itself is a dormant volcano.

    Tortuga Bay

    Tortuga Bay
    Tortuga Bay is located on the Santa Cruz Island, which has a gigantic, perfectly preserved beach that is forbidden to swimmers and is preserved for the wildlife where many marine iguanas, galapagos crabs and birds are seen dotted along the volcanic rocks. There is a separate cove where tourists can swim where it is common to view white tip reef sharks swimming in groups and on occasion tiger sharks.
Standard Hotel: Lava House 3* in Santa Cruz Island or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Lobo de Mar 3*/ Angermeyer 4*/ Finch Bay 5* in Santa Cruz Island or similar
Breakfast: Included

Day 3: Santa Cruz Island - Isabela Island(17 km)

In the morning we will transfer to the Pier to catch the speed boat to Isabela Island. After arrival in Isabela we will transfer to the hotel after check in. We will walk around to Flamingos Lagoon that serves as one of the primary breeding grounds for Flamingos. In the afternoon we take our ocean kayaks to the pier of Isabela, a set of small islets within Isabela Bay.The islets are home to the Galapagos penguin where we will also see sharks, marine turtles, sea lions, blue footed bobies and much more.
  • Isabela Island, ECUADOR

    This island is the largest of those in the Galapagos chain off the coast of Ecuador. Because of the rich animal life, both on land and sea, Charles Darwin reasearched his theory of evolution here.
Standard Hotel: Tintorera 3* in Isabela Island or similar
Deluxe Hotel: San Vicente 3*/ Casa de Marita 4*/ Iguana Crossing 5* in Isabela Island or similar
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 4: Galapagos Islands

After breakfast we will go to the pier for a†45 minute fibra ride to a place where Lava flow impacted with the oceans waves to form the stunning tubes and bridges of Los Tunnels.†A series of lava flows have produced a number of arches and tunnels both under and above water, where we could find a number of animal species. After that we will continue to the Wall of Tears.
  • Galapagos Islands, ECUADOR

    The Galapagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species.

    Wall of Tears

    Wall of Tears
    The Wall of Tears is a historical site 5km west of†Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The wall is about 25m ( 65ft ) tall and is said to have been the cause of thousands of deaths during its construction. Locals call it the wall of tears because it is said to emanate eerie cries and have a heavy energy surrounding it.
Standard Hotel: Tintorera 3* in Isabela Island or similar
Deluxe Hotel: San Vicente 3*/ Casa de Marita 4*/ Iguana Crossing 5* in Isabela Island or similar
Breakfast: Included

Day 5: Sierra Negra Volcano

Early morning around 7:00am we will go to Sierra Negra Volcano. On the Sierra Negra Volcano we will hike to the rim of the six miles wide crater and then trek†across an alien landscape of lava fields and fumaroles. We will have the opportunity to explore thermal vents†and other fascinating geologic features before stopping for a snack near Volcan Chico. We could enjoy the vistas among the most breathtaking in Isabela from this spot and on clear†afternoons afford views of the northern volcanoes on Isabela and Fernandina. Then we will have a savory hot lunch at Campo Duro. Afterwards we could enjoy our own time in the rest time.
  • Galapagos Islands, ECUADOR

    The Galapagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species.

    Sierra Negra Volcano

    Sierra Negra Volcano
    Sierra Negra is a large shield volcano at the southeastern end of Isabela Island in the Galapagos that rises to an altitude of 1124m. It is one of the most active of the Galapagos volcanoes with the most recent historic eruption in June 2018.
Standard Hotel: La Gran Tortuga 3* in Isabela Island or similar
Deluxe Hotel: San Vicente 3*/ Casa de Marita 4*/ Iguana Crossing 5* in Isabela Island or similar
Breakfast: Included

Day 6: Galapagos Island

Today we could enjoy a free day or fishing tour. In the early morning we will be on the way to the eastern side of the Galapagos which is known as one of the best fishing areas in the archipelago, you can expect to catch Striped, Blue and Black marlin as well as much bill - fish. Then we will spend the night in the hotel of this town.
  • Galapagos Islands, ECUADOR

    The Galapagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species.
Standard Hotel: Tintorera 3* in Isabela Island or similar
Deluxe Hotel: San Vicente 3*/ Casa de Marita 4*/ Iguana Crossing 5* in Isabela Island or similar
Breakfast: Included

Day 7: Isabela Island - Baltra - Guayaquil(1258 km)

After Breakfast in the morning we will transfer to Isabela Airport for the flights to Baltra and go on to Guayaquil and return back home.
Breakfast: Included

Price Includes

  • Airfare Guayaquil - Baltra (Galapagos Island) - Guayaquil/Quito; Airplane Isabela Island to Baltra Airport
  • Speed Local Boat (Inter Yacht) Santa Cruz to Isabela Island
  • Kayaking Equipment & Snorkel Gear
  • Airplane Isabela Island to Baltra Airport
  • 6 nights Hostal Room for the backpackers
  • All breakfasts and meals as described in the programme
  • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual tour guide (English, Spanish)
  • All applicable taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Galapagos national Park $100/person; Transit Card $20/person, Isabela Island $10/person
  • Airport taxes ($30.25/person for international flights and $6.05/person for domestic flights)
  • Meals and drinks unspecified during the trip.
  • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses
  • Tips

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