4-Day Budget Isabela Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours, Baltra Airport to Baltra Airport

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You will be welcomed at your arrival at Baltra airport and a guide will bring you to the harbor of Puerto Ayora. A speedboat will take you to Isabela Island, where you’ll visit the Flamingo lagoon and go snorkeling in beautiful Los Tuneles. Besides, you can choose an optional self-guided snorkeling activity in Concha Perla. Back on Santa Cruz Island, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, learn more about his Theory of Evolution and about the history and ecosystems of Galapagos. You’ll have a closer look at the giant Galapagos tortoises and learn about the famous tortoise Lonesome George, who died in 2012 and was the last one of his species. Enjoy the Galápagos 4 day budget isabela tour.
B = Breakfast includedL = Lunch includedS = Snack includedDay 1 (L):FLAMINGO LAGOONAt arrival at the airport, your guide will be waiting for you to bring you to your lunch place and to Puerto Ayora. From there you will take a speedboat to Isabela Island, where you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon. This is the biggest coastal lagoon found on the Galapagos, which is also a main reproductive site for the majority of flamingos at the Galapagos.Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.Day 2 (B, S):LOS TUNELES – CONCHA PERLA SELF GUIDEDIn the morning you will go to Los Tuneles. Here you can do snorkeling and hiking around. There is the possibility to spot a lot of wildlife here. While you are hiking around you can see iguanas. While snorkeling you can see penguins, blue-footed boobies, manta rays, turtles and sharks. If you are lucky you have the possibility to see all of them! It is possible to change this activity to hiking at the Sierra Negra volcano. This is a 5 hour demanding hike, but during this activity you will see special vegetation and special kind of bird species. You will then have your lunch at the volcano In the afternoon you will go to Concha Perla. Here you have a good opportunity to go snorkeling and swimming. You will find yourself surrounded by colorful fish, sea urchins, sea stars, sea lions and sometimes also sea turtles.Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.Day 3 (B,L):GIANT TORTOISE BREEDING CENTER – WALL OF TEARS – LAVA TUNNELS  – TINTORERASIn the morning you will go to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center. Here you will see giant tortoises and you can learn and interact with them. Then later you will visit the ‘Wall of Tears’. It is called like this, because back in the past, Isabela had prisoners. They were forced to build this wall with heavy lava rocks. Due to the bad circumstances, this site is now known as the ‘Wall of Tears’. In the afternoon, after a lunch and a brief rest at the hotel, you will sail to ‘Tintoreras’. It is called like this, due to the white tipped reef sharks, called tintoreras, that come to rest at the bottom here. They are friendly sharks and you can swim together with them. You can also find yourself snorkeling here with pinguins, sea lions, fish and iguanas.Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.Day 4 (B):TRANSFER OUT – BALTRAAfter breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish speaking driver, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.End of tour

What’s included

  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • One soft drink during the meal
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel each way
  • Transfer during the activities and between the islands
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Flight Quito – Galapagos – Quito
  • National Park entrance fee ($100 p.p.
  • Migratory control card ($20 p.p.
  • Isabela dock fee ($10 p.p.
  • Water Taxi (around $1 p.p. per ride)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Optional tips for the guide
  • Insurance