Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

Here at Experience Chile we can arrange two different ways for you to experience the Galapagos Islands. One involves being based at one or two hotels and venturing out on daily tours, and the other is aboard one of our partner yachts where you cruise between some of the key islands.

On this page we offer a short description of these two options, as well as information about the Galapagos Islands followed by examples of itineraries we can arrange for you.


Ecuador, Galapagos Islands are renowed world wide for their incredible variety of endemic flora and fauna, particularly marine life. It is a respected, remote area in the Pacific Ocean, where man-made development is restricted to the very minimum in order to preseve the islands as a sanctury for wildlife to continue to flourish.

It should be noted that the only exception is a scientfic research base and a few restricted tourist hotels at specified locations. Specifically, the Charles Darwin Research Station on the island of Santa Cruz contines to support scientific studies as well as protect the indigenous vegetation and endemic life of the Galapagos.

The Galapagos comprise a volcanically-formed archipeligo of 13 large islands that cover areas between 14 – 3,588 km2 (5.4 – 1,771 miles 2) as well as 6 smaller slands and islets. The zone where the islands are located is about 1,000 west from Ecuador and lie along the equatorial line. In total the combined islands land mass adds up to 8,010 km2 (3,093 miles2) dotted over 59,500 km2 (23,000 miles2) of the Pacific Ocean.


Written history stipulates that is was the bishop of Panama, Tomás de Berlanga, who, on route to Peru, stumbled across the islands in 1535 when his ship drifted way off the plotted course. He decided to name them “Las Encantadas” (the enchanted). Amoung is written accounts he recorded seeing enormous tourtoises.

As a result of this discovery it was common for Spanish sailors and pirates to stop off here on the to, or on the way back from hunting whales and seals. It remained independent of any governent control for about 300 years until Santa Maria Island was claimed by Ecuador in 1832.

However, it was not until 1835, when the naturlist and explorer Charles Darwin visited and made ground-breaking discoveries of new animal and vegetative species that he documented at the time. Such was the impact of his discoveries that he propsed the theory of evolution in his book “The Origin of the Species”, first published in 1859. After that the islands became known to the outside world.

In 1935 the islands were designated a Wildlife Sanctury by the Ecuadorian governent, which later aquired National Park status in 1959. Morover, in 1878 UNESCO declared the islands as a Marine Resources Reserve with a view to protecting the waters in and around the area the islands occupy.

Getting Here

To get to the Galapagos you will need, in the fist instance, to get to Quito or Guayaquil in Ecuador. From here is it about a 1.5hr or 2.5hrs flight respectivley.

About the Main Islands

San Cristóbal Island
Historically this island was initially named Chatham by Captain James Colnett who dedicated the island to the First Count of Chatham – William Pitt. However, in 1973 it was renamed after the patron saint of sailors – San Cristobal (Saint Cristopher).
In 1866, Ecuadorian Manuel J. Cobos, arrived to the island as part of a two-boat flotilla and desmbarked at the “Bahia Naufrago” with a group of 10 workers. Specifically they were here to build a sugar mill called the “Hacienda El Progreso”. Consequently, this provided the island with an economy for the next 25 years (1879 – 1904). Much later, in 1952, a fishing industry was established, which continued to 1960.

Santa Cruz Island
Occupying an area of 986m2, and located in the centre of the islands, Santa Cruz is inhabited (pop 20,000 approx). Its highest point is 864m above sea level (absl) is a dormant volcano. It is estimated that the last eruption was over a million years ago.
Specifically this islans is known for its beautiful beaches, natural charms, unique animal species, lush vegetation, volcanic craters and tunnels.

Isabela Island
Covering around 60% of the land mass of the island archipeligo, this island is the youngest, in terms of geological formation. Its active volcanic activity means that the land mass is still being created, much like some of the islands of Hawaii. Amoung its six volcanoes the highest point on the island is the Wolf volcano at 1,707m absl.

It should be noted that it is good for seeing on the coastal areas flightless cormorants, penguins, blue footed booby’s, marine iguanas, sea lions, red crabs and pelicans. In addition, further inland are iguanas, turtiles, finches, flamingoes, cormorants, Galapagos pigeons and hawkes as well as very interesting varieties of vegetation.
At Puerto Villamil there is the ruin of a penal colony built by the prisioners, stone-by-stone.

Floreana Island
Covering an area of 173 km2, with around 100 inhabitants, this is a quiet and charming island, full of nature.
Here there is the historic Post Office Bay, long trails for walking, amazing scenery and a lot of penguins.

Bird Watching

The Galapagos islands are a haven for bird watchers, both serious (twitchers) and casual. Thus far 179 species of birds have been recirded, of which 45 are endemic and unique to the Galapagos Islands.

Some of the Birds

Galapagos Penguin
This is an endemic bird inhabiting the Fernandina and Isabela islands and, apart from being the smallest penguin on Earth, it is also the only penguin that lives, unbelieveaby, in the tropics. Typically the bird lays two eggs that are incubated for 40 days by both parents. And, incredibly, both parents will be known to swim up to 50kms a day in search of food, which is small fish and crustacians.

Flightless Cormorant
On Fernandina and Isabela Islands there are small colonies of 30 to 30 flightless cormorants. Easily identified by its short wings, webbed feet and piercing blue eyes. Its nest is created from dead seaweed. Reproduction is between May and October each year, and their eggs hatch after about 35 days of incubation.

Española Island is where the Albatross birds nest. They are monogramos and their mating ritual involves a long, complex dance with movements that are synchronized. Noted to be the largest birds in the Galapagos archipeligo, they have a yellow beak; pronouced, black eyebrows, a white neck and drak brown upper wings. Reproduction is between January through to March, whereupon a single egg is laid and then incubated by both parents for 60 days.

Galapagos Hawk
Found on a number of islands the hawks are the only natural predator of the marine iguana. It has been observed that on the islands of Marchena and Pinta the female will mate with several males. They feed on smaller birds, mammals and lizards.

Red Legs Booby
Easily spotted by its deep red, webbed feet, this sea bird is endemic to the Galapagos. Mainly found in Punta Pitt on San Cristobal Island, where Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies are also found. In length this bird measures between 66 to 77 cm from head to tail, covered in brown or white feathers. Typicaly its diet consists of squid and fish. Evey 15 mths the femaile lays one egg.

Example Galapagos Itinereries

It is important to note that these itineraris below are only examples. Experience can and will develop a custom-made itinerary for your needs, just ask. However, by reviewing the option below you should get more of an idea of the type of trip you want.

Island Hopping Itinerary on a Chartered Yacht with Crew

Galapagos Island Hopping

5 days/4 nights

Day 1: Quito/Guayaquil – Baltra – Puerto Ayora
Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra´s airport where a naturalist guide would transfer you to Puerto Ayora. On the way, we will stop by in order to visit the highlands. Then, you will have lunch at the harbor, and eventually, we continue with the transfer to the hotel. After a short break is made, we will visit the Charles Darwin Station. At the station, we will be able see a variety of species of Giant Tortoises in captivity. We will watch their different size and age, and learn the Islands they originally come from. We will listen about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the environment of the archipelago as a whole. Then, return to the hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Day 2: Navigation (Bartolome or North Seymour or Plazas or Santa Fe)
After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take them to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included onboard the small yacht. In the afternoon, you would return to the port.

Only one of the islands you will visit this day
• North Seymour Island is a spectacular place to hike, swim, and enjoy snorkeling. The main attractions are: the frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks.
• Bartolomé Island is the most attractive landscape of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed in all the Galapagos Islands. You can appreciate a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones. 2
• Two islands form Plazas. The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava coast. It is a wonderful spot to observe marine life, including manta rays. Coasts are a perfect spot for snorkeling activity.
• Santa Fe Island (Spanish: Isla Santa Fe), also called Barrington Island after admiral Samuel Barrington, is a small island of 24 square kilometres (9.3 sq mi) which lies in the centre of the Galapagos archipelago, to the south east of Santa Cruz Island. Geologically it is one of the oldest, since volcanic rocks of about 4 million years old have been found. The vegetation of the island is characterized by brush, palo santo trees and stands of a large variety of the prickly pear cactus Opuntia echios. Then, the passengers would return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Island will be chosen according to available spaces

Day 3: Santa Cruz – Isabela
After breakfast, the guide will take you to enjoy Tortuga Bay. Here, you walk for 45 minutes approximately, through a cactus trail on to the first beach, which is called Playa Brava due to its strong currents. On this beach you would see a lot of marine iguanas, marine birds and pelicans. After visiting Playa Brava, we continue with an additional 15min walk in order to reach Playa Mansa. This second beach is a natural lagoon visited by blue footed boobies and pelicans. It is also a beautiful place for swimming and taking sun. Afterwards, we will have lunch at the port. After lunch, you will go to the port in order to embark on a public speedboat that will take you to Isabela Island (approximately 2-2.5 hour navigation). On your arrival, a person will take you to the hotel for check in. Afterwards, we visit the Lake of the Flamingos. Dinner would be provided at port. Then, you would return to the hotel for accommodation.

Day 4:
This day you will have the opportunity to choose a full day tour from the next two options (only one):
Please advise which one you would like to do:

Full Day Isabela (Option 1)
Approximately at 7:30 am, the trip to Sierra Negra Volcano will start. The passengers will be transported by bus or other transportation for about 45 minutes to the Galapagos National Park control site in order to record the visit. Then, we will begin a trek to the Sierra Negra and Chico Volcano. During the trek (about 3-4 hours) a box lunch would be provided. In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel. After a short break, we will be transferred to the Concha Perla for snorkeling. Then, you would return to the hotel for Dinner and Accommodation.

Full Day Isabela (Option 2)
Breakfast. Prepare to go to Tintoreras Islet. Go to the dock of Puerto Villamil in order to embark on small speedboats. After a short ride (approx. 20 min.), we arrive at Tintoreras. After the hike through the islet, we will snorkel. We can see starfish, multicolor fish, sea-urchins, and with luck manta rays, sharks, and sea lions that may swim with us close up. Return to hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center of Isabela, where we will be able to see a variety of species of giant tortoises in captivity. Visit the Wall of Tears. The wall has a length of 100m and a height of 7m. The name is derived from the difficult and painful nature of the conditions in which the prisoners were forced to work. Visit a Lava Tunnel near the Wall, as well as visits to Mirador Orchilla, Estero de Isabela, and Playa del Amor. Then, you would return to the hotel for Dinner and Accommodation.

We recommend option 2 for older people, who cannot make a trekking tour of several hours.

Note: Please note that all tours on Isabela Island are shared with other persons (except for the first class hotel category, the Sierra Negra tour is private – Tintoreras is always shared).

Day 5: Isabela – Santa Cruz – Baltra
At 05:30 am, you will be transferred to the Port for embarkation. At your arrival at Santa Cruz around 08:30, a guide will be waiting for the transfer to the airport in Baltra, so you can take your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil. On the way, we will make a brief stop in order to visit two sunken “holes”, similar to craters, known as “Los Gemelos”.

Note: To execute this itinerary, it is important to choose a late flight that departs not before 12pm from Baltra.

Cost on application due to various rates depending on numbers of people, and level of hotel (for the hotel nights) however, as a guide, for 2023 – 2024 approx from USD5,000 to USD9,000 (less per person when there are groups of 10 or more).

Accommodation in double rooms
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). First day: lunch and dinner. Last day: breakfast
Transportation and Maritime timed views
Bilingual naturalist guide (English, Spanish)
Scheduled Visits
Snorkeling Equipment
All Transfers from Puerto Ayora – Isabela Island – Puerto Ayora
Shared tours on Isabela Island
Navigation tours are shared

Not Included:
• Air Ticket
• Galapagos National Park entrance fee USD 100.00
• INGALA Migration Control Card USD 20.00
• Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
• Tips

VIP Yacht Cruise Itinerary


Day 1: Embarkation at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by a member of our team and transfered in a cross-island minivan and ferry to Puerto Ayora, which will take around 1.5hrs.
Here you will be welcomed aboard the Agua Mare, the Galapagos Island’s first luxury 50m super yacht. The 16-strong crew will then look after your every need during your cruise.
Lunch will be served and then, at your leisure, you can select your snokeling kit and optional wet suit for your personal use during your stay.
In the afternoon there will be a visit to the Darwin Station National Park Headquarters, located at the Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre. Here, our scientific team and expedition leaders will guide you through the grounds where you can see giant reptiles as well as learn about the conservation program of tortoises and land iguanas.
After the educational tour guests will then have some leisure time to explora the main town of Puerto Ayora.

Day 2: Punta Cormorant, Bahía Post Office, and Mirador De La Baronesa,

Floreana Island
For your second morning in the Galapagos, we will be anchored in the southern part of the Archipelago at Floreana Island. After breakfast, the morning wet landing excursion will take you to a big brackish water lagoon to observe Greater Flamingos, ducks, black-necked stilts and other shore birds at Punta Cormorant. You will be able to observe where sea turtles nest at night, and spot stingrays and sharks swimming very close to the shore. Later you will return to the boat to prepare for kayaking or take a short tender ride to Devil’s Crown for snorkeling.

Enjoy a splendid lunch consisting of fresh Ecuadorian recipes with an Andean twist before heading back out to Floreana to pay tribute to an old island tradition at Bahia Post Office. The visit will follow another quick tour of what once was a fishing enterprise in the 1920s before continuing onboard the tenders to visit Mirador de la Baronesa. Another delicious feast showcasing Japanese technique combined with Peruvian seasoning using only the freshest local fish and seafood awaits when you return onboard Aqua Mare. Stay out on the upper deck with a cocktail if you would like to admire the northern and southern hemispheres’ starlit skies tonight.

Day 3:Punta Moreno And Bahía Urbina, Isabela Island
After a night of sailing, the morning sees our beautiful superyacht anchored on the western side of Isabela Island. As the biggest and youngest in the Archipelago, Isabela was formed by five relatively young volcanoes and is characterized by giant tortoises and marine iguanas. For the morning excursion, a hike at Punta Moreno takes us to the mangroves and gas-rich basaltic lava rocks resulting from a large basaltic lava flow which came from the Cerro Azul volcano on Isabela hundreds of years ago. There are mangrove lagoons along the shore and small saltwater lagoons inland, where you will observe ducks, shore birds, stilts, blue-winged teals, flamingos, and gallinules.

After the visit you will have the opportunity to go snorkeling near the shore or return to the yacht to rest and enjoy the majestic landscapes Isabela has to offer. In the afternoon, the boat will sail north to Bahía Urbina, a 6km point, once underwater and uplifted in 1954 up to 3m above sea level. Here you can see tortoises, land iguanas and the biggest marine iguanas roaming free in the Archipelago. We end the day with an unforgettable view of Isabela’s five volcanoes as we dine on refreshing seafood salads, baked fish, potato llapinggachos, tuna crudo, barbequed plantains, and shrimp ceviche beneath the stars.

Day 4: Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, And Caleta Tagus, Isabela Island
Start the morning early with a workout on our upper deck at our next anchorage point of Punta Espinoza, part of a huge lava flow formed from one of the many eruptions of La Cumbre volcano, known to be one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Famous for its large colonies of marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, lizards and snakes, you will spend the morning onshore with the option to snorkel before returning to the yacht for a sumptuous lunch and lecture on the geology of the Galapagos from one of our expert scientist guides.

As Aqua Mare crosses the Bolivar Channel back towards Isabela Island, prepare to channel your inner pirate for the afternoon excursion visiting Caleta Tagus, once a favorite anchorage spot for pirates and whalers. Here we will hike to see Darwin Lake, a saltwater lake trapped inside a tuff cone. If you would rather not hike, you can take your pick from our eight double kayaks, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, or a ride on our elegant black tenders to explore the cove and its surroundings. Return to the yacht for evening sundowners and head to the bridge after dinner for a chat with our captain as we cross the equatorial line twice while rounding the top of Isabela Island sailing to our next anchorage point.

Day 5: Puerta Egas, Playa Espumilla, And Caleta Bucanero, Santiago Island
For those who missed the equatorial crossing the night before, ask our crew for your very own equator crossing certificate - although this is usually reserved for our young explorers, even the young at heart will proudly be able to take this home! This morning sees us disembark on the black sand beaches of Puerto Egas, northwest of Santiago Island. Once the location of a salt mine (1967), today you can take a two and a half-hour hike to find the abandoned mine turned into a shallow saltwater lake. For those who prefer to stay by the beach, you will be able to walk the intertidal zone to the fur seal grottos or snorkel to watch sea turtles, sea lions and white-tipped sharks.

We head back to the yacht for lunch encompassing flavors of the South American Pacific coast and Peruvian Nikkei style crafted by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Then our tenders will continue their adventure to Playa Espumilla, where a wet landing will set us upon a golden sandy beach, a well-known breeding ground for sea turtles. You will also visit Caleta Bucanero, a 17th century pirate rest stop where pirates used to stock up on fresh tortoise meat and fresh water. The day will end with a choice of snorkeling, kayaking, or stand-up paddle boarding before winding down back onboard with Happy Hour over a glass of our special Aqua Bloody Mary as the crew prepares for departure to our next adventure.

Day 6: Rábida Island And Caleta Tortuga Negra, Santa Cruz Island
Awake to the sounds of nature and a fresh breakfast before departing by tender to Rábida Island, also known as the red island. The color is the result of oxidation of very old porous lava. You will be able to hike, take out one of our eight double kayaks, stand-up paddle board, or snorkel, as well as observe hundreds of sea lions who have made their home on the beach.

After lunch, you can listen to an afternoon lecture on the evolution of Darwin’s finches presented by our expert guides in the panoramic lounge. The Aqua Mare will sail towards the north of Santa Cruz Island, to Caleta Tortuga Negra, a mangrove estuary that is home to sea turtles. This is a tender ride excursion as there is no landing site, but you will be able to spot green sea turtles, as well as three different types of sharks: the black tip, the Galapagos, and the famous blue shark. End this glorious day by discovering more of our signature Ecuadorian cuisine with an Andean twist courtesy of Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino - we recommend the Galapagueña lobster lettuce wraps with Acevichado dressing

Day 7: North Seymour Island And Mosquera Island
Your penultimate day in the Archipelago begins with refreshing breakfast before heading out to North Seymour Island, formed by uprisings of underwater volcanic lavas some 3.1 million years ago. The island is mostly known for its healthy population of land iguanas, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and Great frigate birds. After a morning full of fun activities, you will head back to the yacht for a delicious lunch aboard Aqua Mare.
For the afternoon excursion, hop on to one of our tenders for a wet landing onto Mosquera Island. While the rock pile is one of the smallest in the Archipelago, it is home to one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the Galapagos, and if you’re lucky you may even spot migratory orcas. Around sunset you will return to the sleek comfort of Aqua Mare for your last evening aboard. Swap notes on everything you’ve experienced during this most incredible adventure with your friends onboard and toast farewell with something special from our curated wine list.

Day 8: Daphne Island And Disembarkation at Baltra Island
The last day begins with a luxurious breakfast set against the morning sunrise before setting out for one final excursion by tender. You will enjoy the views of the fragile visitor site of Daphne Island, a scientific use zone for scientists studying Darwin's finches. You will observe Nazca boobies, red-billed tropic birds, and blue-footed boobies nesting at Daphne Major terraces, which is also the site of a 40-year study on the evolution in Darwin’s finches, demonstrating evolution occurring over short periods of time.
We return to the ship for a refreshing juice and to pack up the last of your belongings as we set sail to Baltra Island, bidding farewell to our crew and beautiful home for the past week. You will be escorted to the airport for your flight back to the mainland and onward journey home with all the wonderful memories we hope you will cherish forever..

All meals while on board
Selected premium wines and beer, non-alcoholic drinks
Excursions with knowledgeable local guides
Group transfers to/from vessel when traveling on recommended flights
Internet connection

• Our design suites are some of the largest in the Galapagos, including a stunning 80 sqm Owner's suite
• Suites range from 172 square feet (16 sqm) to 861 square feet (80 sqm), inclusive of ensuite bathrooms
• Ensuite bathrooms fitted with Italian marble, spacious walk-in shower plus rainshower, and equipped with natural organic hair and bath amenities
• Large closets with electronic safe
• Wall-to-wall carpeting
• Full walnut veneer wood panelling
• Large windows to allow plenty of natural light

Lower Deck 102 Cabin 28m2 – 13800 U$/person ½ Dbl cabin (2 cabins availible)
For charter of the yacht other dates need to be chosen

Example of Hotel Based Galapagos Itinerary

Day 01: Quito - Galapagos

Transfer from the Hotel to the airport to take your flight to Galapagos.
Welcome at the Baltra airport and transfer by public buses to the tip of the Itabaca canal, 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). Accommodation in Galapagos.
Meals: breakfast
**It will be possible to operate transfers without visits and without guide at the following times: 10h00 and 15h00** (previous request)
Day 02: Galapagos
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion in boat to one of the following Islands: Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan,  Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation.
Accommodation in Galapagos. Meals: breakfast

Day 03: Galapagos
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach, after 40minute walk (approx.) we will arrive to this magic place, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, with white sand and green mangroves. “Playa mansa” is where we can swim and enjoy of the beach.  Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, tour around the bay on board a yacht, starting with a visit to “La Lobería”, named because of the presence of sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel. Then we proceed with our tour to the “Canal del Amor”, a marvelous site where nature gives us an unforgettable view; at the end of this channel, just a few meters forward, a viewpoint where we can observe reef sharks; from here we continue with a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit in “Playa de los Perros”.  Punta Estrada will also be visited. Return to Puerto Ayora.
Accommodation in Galapagos. Meals: breakfast
Day 04: Galapagos
Breakfast at hotel. Free day to choose any extra activities of your own choice and accommodation
Accommodation in Galapagos. Meals: breakfast
Day 05: Galapagos 
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation.

** Tour Operations in Galápagos, may change due to climate conditions, operations, and logistics and are also subject to availability and itinerary changes, days of excursions, etc. However, the operator  Guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be met, but does not guarantee the itinerary or specific place to visit.
Day 06: Galapagos - Quito
Breakfast at hotel. We will 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 public bus that takes you to the airport. On the route from the hotel to the canal, 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 daily at 07h00, 09h00 and 12h00). Includes only transport.
Flight Galapagos – Quito
Arrival and connect to the international flight
Flight Quito – Lima.
Arrival and transfer to the selected hotel

Quito/Galapagos  Includes:
Transfer  Airport / Hotel 
1 night in  Quito
Transfer  Hotel /Airport
Transfer Baltra / hotel in Puerto Ayora, visiting the highland part of Santa Cruz Island (Includes lava Tunnels and a turtle reserve) + Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station. (Transfer operates daily at 13h00).
5 nights of accommodation in Galápagos (Santa Cruz Island) with breakfasts
Excursion to Tortuga Beach & Bay Tour
2 Full day Excursion in yacht to one the following islands Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar  ones (Lunch included)
Transfer hotel / airport with a stop at Los Gemelos craters. (Transfer operates daily at 07h00, 09h00 and 12h00).
Hotel taxes
The program doesn´t include:
Air tickets, taxes, and surcharges.
International or domestic border taxes.
Meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Personal expenses.

Important notes for Ecuador
- The indicated tours will be in SIB shared service with bilingual English / Spanish guide.
- The operation of Galapagos tours, are subject to space availability and to change itineraries, departure days, etc. Due to climatic, operational and logistic conditions, our company Guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be made, but not the specific itinerary or place of visit.
** Transfers in Galapagos in shared service are operated
** Transfers in Galapagos in shared service are operated (Transfer operates daily at 1:00 p.m.)
** Transfers can be operated without visits and without a guide at the following times: 10h00 and 15h00
- Galapagos migration control card: US $ 20.00. This tax can be paid directly by passengers (cash only) before flying to Galapagos
- Galapagos National Park Tax: US $ 100. This tax can be paid directly by passengers (cash only) upon arrival in Galapagos. (US $ 50 for residents in Mercosur countries and Andean Pact)
- Food not indicated in the program, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Medical services, travel insurance and other unspecified.
- Gratuities and personal expenses.
- Entrance fees to museums, churches, national parks and no tourist attractions.

For either a hotel-based itinerary or yacht-based navigational itinerary please get in touch and we will arrnage what you need.

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