Santa Cruz Express – Galapagos Island Hopping (Escorted Tour)
Duration: 4 days
This land based trip will give you the opportunity to enjoy the Galapagos Islands without breaking the budget. Your 4 days in this incredible destination will leave you with unforgettable memories as we enjoy encounters with such species as giant tortoises, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies
Day 1: Arrive in Baltra - Transfer to Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station
Upon arrival to Baltra Airport, you will be met by our representative and trasnferred to Santa Cruz. As you reach the highlands of the islands, your first stop will be to a Ranch, where you will observe the Giant Galapagos Tortoises in their natural habitat.
In the afternoon, visit Charles Darwin Research Station where you
will learn first-hand the conservation and research efforts in the
Galapagos Islands. See the tortoise hatchlings and breeding programs
which are saving several races of tortoises from extinction. Check-in to your hotel in the evening and spend the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Day 2: North Seymour Island - Bachas Beach
you will visit North Seymour, a 1.9 km² island located north of Baltra.
The main fauna species of this island are Land Iguanas, the Magnificent
Frigate bird with their incredible scarlet regular pouch, blue-footed
boobies and their particular courtship dance and sea lions surfing
across the waves.
After lunch, take a dive into the blue waters of Bachas Beach and
snorkel alongside different tropical species of fish and sea lions.
Breakfast & lunch included.
Day 3: South Plazas Island Tour
Plazas is situated on the east cost of Santa Cruz Island, it`s formed
from uplifted marine lava and is one of the smallest island on the
archipelago. This island despite its size has a lot of concentration of
wildlife. You will disembark in a small dock frequently occupied by sea
After this, continue through a small forest of
prickly pear cacti with their yellow flowers where could be lots of land
iguanas waiting for their fruits and flowers fall of to the ground, to
get finally up to the cliff, where you can often see a shoal of the
endemic yellow-tailed mullet. The cliff is an excellent to view
swallow-tailed gulls, tropic bird, frigate birds, pelicans, at the
eastern end of the island bull sea lions congregate there to rest after
losing their territory and recover energy and try to be again the beach
Breakfast & lunch included.
Day 4: Depart Baltra Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Baltra Airport for your flight to Quito or Quayaquil. Your tour will end upon arrival. If you would
like to extend your South America trip, our team can make further
arrangements for you!
Departs - Weekly (Mondays)
Santa Cruz Island
Hotel De Javu
English-speaking guided tours
Meals as specified
What's not included?
International and internal airfares
Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable
Galapagos national park fee - US100 per person
Transit control card - US$20 per person
Any items not mentioned as included
*Hotel rates are based on double/twin share lead-in rooms. Other room
types and hotels are available. Rates are subject to change and
different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events.
**This tour also offers private daily departures. For more information, feel free to contact us.