Land Galápagos in Style Extension

Comfort, Seymour Airport to Puerto Ayora

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The only way to get around the multiple islands of the Galápagos is by boat, so why not add a few days on land to get the entire Galápagos experience? This extension tacks on additional land time to your Galápagos cruise in order to give you as full an adventure as possible. From snorkelling with sea lions to spotting reef sharks to volcano and lava field hikes, this trip makes your excursion to Darwin’s playground a complete experience from start to finish.

What’s included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Charles Darwin Research Station visit
  • Floreana swimming, snorkelling and Highlands excursion
  • Visit the Isabela Flamingo Lagoon
  • Visit "Wall of Tears" monument
  • Sierra Negra Volcano hike and lava fields walk
  • Isabela Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Observe incredible wildlife up close and in person with an expert local guide
  • Snorkel and swim amongst unique sea life
  • Hike an active volcano and walk across lava fields
  • Visit small island towns and meet the locals

Itinerary

Day 1 Seymour Airport/Puerto Ayora Be greeted by a G Adventures representative who will assist you in transferring from the Baltra airport by bus, ferry, and taxi to the hotel on Santa Cruz Island. The Galapagos Islands are located about 1,000km (620 mi) off the Pacific coast of South America. Long before Darwin arrived in the Galapagos, seafarers knew these isolated islands as home to some of the strangest and most wonderful wildlife imaginable, including birds that could swim but no longer fly, aquatic iguanas, dragon-like lizards left over from prehistoric times, and the giant Galapagos tortoises for which the islands were named. Covering nearly 5,000 sq km (3,100 sq mi), the Galapagos Islands are now a national park. The Galapagos National Park is the institution that controls the preservation of this environment, assisted by the Charles Darwin Research Station. Additional Notes: If you have booked this land tour as an add-on to a cruise program, the Galapagos boat CEO will assist you in getting to the joining hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Ferry Taxicab (0.75 hour(s))
Day 2 Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D) In the morning, head to Floreana Island by speed boat. Keep an eye out for dolphins and the magnificent albatross along the way. Walk along the black sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. After, continue to the isolated town of Puerto Velasco Ibarra to the hotel located right on the black sand beach. For dinner, enjoy the abundance of fresh seafood available. Additional Notes: Please note: Seas can be rough during this voyage. Please bring seasickness medication, if required. Included Activities: Loberia Snorkelling Excursion Transport: Speedboat (3.00 hour(s), 74km)
Day 3 Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B) Explore new surroundings with a short walk nearby to observe pink flamingos in the wetlands, and catch a stunning Isabela sunset on the beach. Along the way, stop at a lookout point, and visit natural pools, beaches, and mangrove swamps. Additional Notes: Please note: Seas can be rough during this voyage. Please bring seasickness medication, if required. Included Activities: Floreana Highlands Excursion Flamingo Lagoon Visit Transport: Speedboat (2.00 hour(s), 37km)
Day 4 Isabela Island (1B, 1L) A full-day tour on Isabela Island at the Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Galapagos boasting the second largest crater in the world. Hike to the summit to experience a bird's-eye view of this magical landscape. Continue to the lava fields of Volcano Chico and enjoy lunch, admiring views of the surrounding volcanoes and islands. In the evening, relax at the bar or on the beach and enjoy an optional cold beer or cocktail. Included Activities: Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion Lava Fields Walk
Day 5 Isabela Island (1B) Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Later, opt to take a wildlife boat excursion to 'Islote Tintoreras' to view breeding whitetip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Included Activities: Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit
Day 6 Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora (1B) Set sail for Santa Cruz Island and dock at the town of Puerto Ayora. In the evening, enjoy free time to explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or maybe do some souvenir shopping in one of the many shops. Additional Notes: Please note: seas can be rough during this voyage. Please bring seasickness medication, if required. Transport: Speedboat (2.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Puerto Ayora (1B) A departure transfer is not included, but the CEO will help you with local arrangements back to the Baltra airport. Included Activities: Departure Day
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