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8 Days Galapagos Land Tour - Visiting 3 Islands

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Nikolay Mancheno. CEO

Nature Galapagos & Ecuador

Local Tour Operator offering comfortable, thorough and affordable ways to experience Galapagos

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8 Days Galapagos Land Tour - Visiting 3 Islands

This extensive 8-Day Galapagos Land tour takes you to three different islands in the Galapagos: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Isabela. Activities include hiking, snorkeling and close encounters with endemic wildlife in the Galapagos. An affortable way to get to know Galapagos deeply.

DAY 1

Arrival at San Cristobal

AM - Arrive at San Cristobal Island Airport. Fist visit the Interpretation Center with a guided explanation - Snorkel and Hike in Frigate Hill and Punta Carola – Get some time to relax at the beach. Activities of the day include snorkel and a short hike.

San Cristobal - 1 night
DAY 2

San Cristobal: Highlands

In the morning, you'll hike in the Highlands and visit various viewpoints while getting close ecoutner with Galapagos wildlife. “Mirador de la Soledad” is the first srop, where we you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Island. Then head to Junco Lagoon, the only fresh water lagoon in San Cristobal. Lunch will be served in the Highlands and will be followed by a short stop at Playa de Puerto Chino. PM - On your way back, visit El Progreso and learn and taste a bit of the famous Galapagos coffee. Read more

San Cristobal - 1 night
DAY 3

Santa Cruz: Giant Tortoise

AM - At 6am take the public speedboat towards Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island (2 hours). After a short rest, head to the highlands of Santa Cruz for a hike along Cerro Chato Reserve (2 hours approx.). The adventure starts at Santa Rosa through endemic vegetation, rocks, and some mud lagoons. Spot the Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Galapagos Finches, Bird Wizard. PM - In the afternoon make it a 45 min. hike towards the beautiful white sand beach Tortuga Bay. Read more

Santa Cruz - 1 Night
DAY 4

Santa Cruz to Isabela Island

AM - In the afternoon, visit the Ch. Darwin Research Station, and observe colorful land iguanas and a large variety of Galápagos Giant tortoises brought from the most important islands in the archipelago. PM - At 14h00 get transfered to Isabela Island by public speed boat and there visit the largest coastal lagoon of Galapagos Flamingos. Read more

Isabela Island - 1 Night
DAY 5

Isabela: Hike Sierra Negra

AM - Early in the morning, head for a hike for 4 hours hike to Sierra Negra Volcano, the world’s second largest volcanic crater, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. Hike towards the crater and enjoy the view. Continue to Volcan Chico, a still active volcano which warms the surrounding grounds. (Box lunch provided). PM - Spend the afternoon snorkeling in Concha Perla with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish, and sea turtles (snorkeling equipment included: tube, mask, fins). Read more

Isabela Island - 1 Night
DAY 6

Isabela: Snorkel and Bike

AM - get ready to visit to Tintoreras Islet from Puerto Villamil. After a short ride (approx. 20 min.) you will arrive at Tintoreras Islet, one of the most fascinating places on Isabela Island. Catch a sight of Tintoreras sharks, Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins. After a hike around the islet, get back on the boat and cool off by snorkeling in the waters nearby. PM - In the afternoon, head for the Humedales Complex for a bike trip. The first stop is the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center of Isabela. Mount in the bikes again to Mirador Orchilla, Estero de Isabela, and Playa del Amor and Wall of Tears. Read more

Isabela Island - 1 Night
DAY 7

Isabela Is: Kayak and Bike

AM - Once equipped with lifejackets and oars, enjoy a kayaking excursion along Puerto Villamil bay. Reach Tintoreras Islet, a great site to observe Penguins, Blue-footed Boobies, and marine Iguanas. Make it up to El Faro before heading back to shore (approximately 2 hours). PM - In the afternoon you will grab your bikes again to visit the Highlands of Isabela aka. Campo Duro. Observe 42 Giant Galapagos Tortoises in a semi-natural inhabit the protected environment. On the way you will also visit the Mirador del Mango, La Cueva de Sucre (lava formations). Read more

Isabela Island - 1 Night
DAY 8

Transfer-out to Airport

Transfer to Baltra Airport. On the way out, stop by “The Twins” a.k.a. “The Gemelos”. Tour ends upon the arrival to the airport to catch plane to either Quito or Guayaquil.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Cristobal
Hotel Economy Class Hotel
Day 3
Location Santa Cruz Island
Hotel Economy Class Hotel
Day 4
Location Isabela Island
Hotel Economy Class Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Cristobal Island
Hotel Tourist Class Hotel
Day 3
Location Santa Cruz Island
Hotel Tourist Class Hotel
Day 4
Location Isabela Island
Hotel Tourist Class Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation in selected hotels (double rooms).
  • All meals in Galapagos (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
  • All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program.
  • Bilingual naturalist guides for each island and all activities.
  • Excursions and visits during the program.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, tube) and kayaks for activities in the itinerary.
  • Transfer in fron San Cristobal Airport
  • Transfer Puerto Baquerizo - Puerto Ayora – Isabela – by Public speedboat.
  • Transfer Puerto Ayora – Baltra (by truck or by bus depending on group size)

Package excludes

  • Air Tickets to/from Galapagos.
  • Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – $100.00 US per person.
  • Isabela Dock Fee – $10.00 US per person.
  • Migratory Control Card – $20.00 US per person.
  • Transportation Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
  • Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
  • Cost of the transfers between the hotels and the restaurants designated for the meals on each island.
  • Water taxi from dock to speedboat (depending on the tide) – $ 1.00 US per person per ride
  • Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Tips

More information

  • Hotel Selection: The hotel selection depends on the category of hotel that you choose. Once you choose the hotel class of preference, we will specify to you which hotels are available for the dates of your trip. Hotels are categorized in the following classes: Economic Class, Tourist Class.
  • We work with both, hotels and local restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This also depends on the chosen hotel class, as some hotels have restaurant services, in which case food will be served on the hotel's restaurant. Meals are served in the “meal of the day” style. In case food is not served at the hotel, the guide will specify the chosen restaurant (no transfers to and from the restaurants to the hotels are included in the cost of the program- distances are very short.)
  • Schedule of Excursions: The schedule of the excursions will be coordinated and determined locally through the guide and those responsible for the operations. The guide will indicate the time of each activity.

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Tanya Pekker, United States

We just returned from one of your tours. It was amazing! Great tours, friendly staff, nice cabins. I am going to recommend your company to my friends!

Stallar Lufrani-Jardine, United States

Amazing, amazing, amazing! Start to finish! It seemed to good to be true since the land-based tour was considerably less than other places I was thinking about booking, but it was real and the best experience of my life. We love the Nature Galapagos family!

Grace Chen Huang, United States

Nature Galapagos & Ecuador Inc. organized our trip. They answered our emails really fast and tried to accommodate all of our requests. Compared to other Galapagos tours, the price from this company was very reasonable and the quality of the trip was very good. We had knowledgeable, friendly and patient guides, nice, clean, and relaxing hotels. The 10-day tour also includes all the meals. We really appreciate that because food in Galapagos Islands are expensive. Food was also excellent!!! All of the activities were great and we had so much fun. Snorkeling with sea lions and penguins was a life time experience! Our favorite animal, however, is blue feet booies. They are so cute and funny looking! All the islands we visited were beautiful and unique. I highly recommend this company for your Galapagos trip. Read more

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