GTGC-101P- GALAPAGOS ISLANDS


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ISABELA ISLAND HOPPING PROGRAM
Four Days / Three Nights

Daily Departures from Quito or Guayaquil
Minimum two persons

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Baltra– Puerto Ayora – Isabela Island (L)

Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, our guide will welcome you and transfer you to Puerto Ayora. Lunch in a local restaurant in town. After lunch we will take a fast speed boat to Isabela, the largest island of the Archipelago composed of six volcanoes, five of which are active. A speed boat takes us to the southern part of the Archipelago. This trip takes about two and a half hours. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will have time to walk to the Flamingo Lagoon on our own.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel in Isabela Island.
Meals: Lunch

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DAY 2: Isabela Island

Sierra Negra Volcano – Campo Duro Farm – Tintoreras (B/L)
Our guide will meet us at the hotel and take us to one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world. The crater of this volcano called Sierra Negra is approximately 7 kilometers in diameter. This day we will have a trekking tour of two hours while enjoying the wonderful scenery unique in the world. Lunch in a local farm called Campo Duro where we can also watch Isabela Giant Tortoises during the visit.

Back to Puerto Villamil town, we will visit Tintoreras Islets. Here a colony of white tip sharks can often be seen resting in a lava canal. Nearby hundreds of marine iguanas can be observed, as ‘Las Tintoreras’ is one of their main breeding sites. On the nearby sandy beaches, sea lions play and relax in the sun. Afterwards we will have the opportunity to snorkel.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel in Isabela Island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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DAY 3: Isabela Island

The Tunnels of Cape Rosa – Wall of Tears – Orchilla Viewpoint – Breeding Center “Arnaldo Tupiza” (B/L)
Prepare yourself for one of the best days of your trip! After sailing for 45 minutes from Puerto Villamil, we will reach Cape Rosa on the western side of the island. This is one of the most beautiful places nature has bestowed upon humankind. Here we can walk over the connected lava tunnels situated in the blue sea waters. From the surface, we will very easily be able to see dozens of sea turtles, penguins and rays and we will also be able to do snorkeling and swimming alongside this rich marine fauna.

As we sail to and from Isabela, we hopefully see manta rays of different sizes that will make this trip different, and if it is the mating season, we will see them diving upside-down on the surface, waiting to have their pictures taken. In the afternoon we will drive towards the “Wall of Tears”. This historical place was built by prisoners from Ecuador’s first jail. On the return we will stop at the Orchilla Mirador. From its summit you can see the entire coastal wetland system including Poza de los Diablos, Puerto Villamil, the beaches, the volcanoes and the islets to the south east of Isabela. It’s a great location for taking panoramic photos on clear days.

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Then we will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center where we will be able to observe tortoises of all ages and sizes. We will also learn about the reproduction and rearing of giant tortoises and see all the work that is being carried out to help recover the wild populations of these species.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel in Isabela Island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Depart Isabela Island – Baltra Airport

We will have an early departure to take the speed boat back to Puerto Ayora. We will immediately take a bus across Santa Cruz Island to the Baltra Airport where we will check in for our flights to the Continent. Those who want can take an inter-island flight in a 5 to 9 capacity plane. The flight from Isabela to the Baltra airport is 30 minutes and connects to the flight to the continent (no flights on Sundays). This service is optional and is recommended that you book the flights and pay at the same time you reserve your tour with us.
Meals: Breakfast

NOTE: The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or greater force.

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

ISLAND HOPPING – ISABELA ISLAND – HOTEL BASED PROGRAM
FOUR DAY / THREE NIGHT
TOURIST SUPERIOR HOTELS
HOTEL PIMAMPIROHOTEL PARAISO DE INSULAR
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 1,465 $ 1,249 $ 1,104
TOURIST SUPERIOR HOTELS
HOTEL CASITA DE LA PLAYAHOTEL LA LAGUNA
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 1,521 $ 1,304 $ 1,160
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
HOTEL MICONIAHOTEL CASA OPUNTIA
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 1,700 $ 1,482 $ 1,338

A SAVINGS OF $ 200 PER PERSON!!

PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR FARES
FROM USA TO ECUADOR ON OUR AIR PARTNERS:
AMERICAN AIRLINES, LATAM AND AVIANCA

TOUR RATE INCLUDES:

Accommodation in double or triple room with breakfast at selected hotels.
Meals as detailed in the itinerary.
Public Speed Boat for navigation (open boats).
Bilingual English speaking naturalist guide (local guides) during the excursions.
Private land transportation as per the itinerary.
Equipment for the sports as detailed in the itinerary.
Airport assistance in Quito to take flight to Galapagos.

NOT INCLUDED:

Round trip airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos.
Optional one way airfare from Isabela Island to Baltra Airport – $165.50 and subject to change. Plus Fee at Isabela airport (USD $ 15).
Entrance fee Galapagos National Park (US$ 100 per person). Transit Control Card (US$ 20). Isabela Island Departure Fee (US $5).
Personal expenses and tips. All drinks. Meals not indicated in the itinerary. Wetsuit (Available for rent). Any item or activity not mentioned in the itinerary.