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$89 Transfers & Ground Transport

Galapagos Islands Airport Arrival Transfer

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you'll travel by public buses to the tip of the Itabaca canal, where you'll proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting for you on the other side in order to take you to Puerto Ayora, the hotel zone on Santa Cruz Island. On the way to your hotel and if you're not too tired, you'll have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a turtle reserve. Opt for a visit to the scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galapagos Islands, including the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of evolution, the conservation programs and have the opportunity to observe some giant turtles in captivity. The Charles Darwin Station is home to Lonesome George, the last living Pinta tortoise and is a must-see landmark when visiting the Galapagos. Note: Transfers are only available for flights operated by LAN Airlines

$1518.45 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Galapagos Island Hopping All Inclusive 6-Day Adventure

DAY 1 (L): BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLANDIt is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to Baltra airport to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. Option 1: arriving at Baltra before 11:00 AM At Baltra airport, an English speaking guide will pick you up to go to the port of Puerto Ayora where you can enjoy your lunch. Around 02:00 PM, you’ll take the small public speedboat to Isabela Island. Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar. Option 2: arriving at Baltra after 11:00 AM If your flight is scheduled to arrive after 11:00 AM, you’ll stay at Santa Cruz Island on the first day. Please note that you won’t have lunch if you arrive after 02:00 PM. Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar. DAY 2 (B, S): Early in the morning, you will go on a 30 to 40 minute boat ride from Puerto Villamil.  You will explore the brilliant scenery in Los Tuneles which is considered the most beautiful place to snorkel in Isabela Island. Additionally, the lava flows that passed through this area had formed unique geological formation and, of course, shaped like tunnels. The departure time is between 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM and depends on availability and National Park regulations. Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar. DAY 3 (B, L): TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS After breakfast, you will have a tour to The Wetlands, here you will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, where you will spot small and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. After lunch you will have a little break and then you will visit Tintoreras Islet. Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar. DAY 4 (B, L): CHARLES DARWIN STATION - BAY TOUR At 06:00 AM you will take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island where you’ll have breakfast. Then you’ll go to the Charles Darwin Research Station where more than 100 scientists, educators, and volunteers provide scientific knowledge and assistance to ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity of Galapagos. After lunch, you will do the Bay Tour, where you will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat. Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar. DAY 5 (B, L): SANTA FE BASICO After breakfast, you will travel to Santa Fe Island. You will enter the bay of Santa Fe in a curious panga ride, depending on the conditions, and you will start the trip with a snorkeling activity, here you will be able to see beautiful wildlife and majestic cliffs. You have a “wet landing” here which means there is no dock in Santa Fe. Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar. DAY 6 (B): THE TWINS – TRANSFER OUT You will travel to Baltra Airport. On the way, you will stop by The Twin Craters.

$230 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Floreana Tour

Be picked up from your hotel 7:45am before transferring approximately 1.75-hours in Floreana. Visit Floreana's historical points of interest such as the pirate´s cave, a fresh water shed at 450 meters of high. Journey to the Scalecias forest, near the haven of peace, and the Galapagos National Park, where you can find the Galapagos turtle. Later, visit Asilo de la paz, an agricultural hill great for hiking and Black beach where you can relax, swim, and snorkel. Return to the dock of Puerto Ayora for drop-off.

$550 Outdoor Activities

Galapagos Top Excursions Pass with Private Round-Trip Transfer

1. Galapagos History Excursion and Airport to Hotel TransferWelcome at the Baltra airport and transfer by bus to the tip of the Itabaca channel, where you will proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting in order to transfer you to Puerto Ayora, area where the hotels are located on the Island. On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galápagos Islands; the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of Evolution, the conservation programs, and observe some Giant Turtles in captivity.(Transfer operates daily at 13h00)2. Tortuga Beach and Bay Tour (8 hours)In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach, after 40-minute walk (approx.) we will arrive at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Islands with time to swim and enjoy the beach. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon tour around the bay aboard a yacht, we start with a visit to “La Lobería”, named because for the presence of sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel.Next, we precede to the “Canal del Amor” (Channel of Love). Observe reef sharks from a viewpoint; from here we continue with a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit in “Playa de los Perros”. We will also visit Punta Estrada.Tour available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Pick-up Hours: 7:45 – 8:15am3. Santa Fe Island in Yacht TourDepart at 8:00am where we navigate for approximately 45 minutes in an exclusive artisan fishing yacht.The tour begins once we arrive at Santa Fe, where we will watch birds in the cliffs of the island. We will enter the Santa Fe Bay and do a dinghy ride to observe colonies of sea lions, blue footed boobies and marine iguanas. If conditions are favorable, we will be able to observe “Tintoreras” or Galápagos Sharks. On this island we will find sea turtles, stingrays and a wide fish diversity in the Marine Aquarium area.The tour will proceed to “Playa Escondida” for snorkeling, where we will be able to see Galapagos sharks and a colony of sea lions, then returning to Puerto Ayora in the afternoon.Available everyday with pick-up hours: 6:00am – 8:00am4.  Transfer from Hotel to Airport (With visit)We'll pick you up at your hotel to go to the canal of Itabaca, where a ferry will take you to Baltra Island. At the port you will board a bus that takes you to the airport. On the way to the airport, you will have the opportunity to make a brief stop at the craters "Los Gemelos", crater holes formed by the collapse of materials, surrounded by scalesia's forests.(Transfer operates at 07h00, 09h00 y 12h00)

$230 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Tour Isabela and Tintoreras

Early morning, meet in the lobby of your hotel for pick-up, before navigating to Isabela Island, a travel of approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. Upon arrival visit Los Humedales, the Breeding Center and Concha Perla Beach for swim and snorkel experience. Later, visit Las Tintoreras, a small island located south of Puerto Villamil. This bay is surrounded by turquoise water, where you can see several marine animals such as turtles, boobies, sea wolves, iguanas, etc. Your bilingual guide will be with you for assistance from start to finish for full explanation of interest points and activities. Return to the dock of Puerto Ayora, where your tour will end.Isabela Island is the largest of islands which make up the archipelago of islands Galapagos. With its great diversity of flora and fauna, glorious beaches, and abundance of history, it is one of the great attractions travelers seek in Ecuador.

$234.10 Tours & Sightseeing

Santa Fe Island and Playa Escondida Full-Day Tour with Lunch

After pickup between 7am - 7:30am, begin your day with a transfer from your hotel to Puerto Ayora dock and then ready to board the yacht that will take you to the island " Santa Fe " which is 9 sq. mi. (24 sq. km.) and sits 164ft (60m) above sea level. In this tour we will make 2 activities of snorkeling near the island in the best spots to see the local marine fauna, then we will start the experiential fishing activities, come with us to enjoy this fun activity. The bay throughout its length and breadth is excellent for swimming and snorkeling. Sea turtles, rays, wolves, fish and the clear and warm water are attractive only. Once all the activities are done, you'll return to Puerto Ayora.