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3D/2N Tour Package's Itinerary (Without Isabella Is.)

Day 1. - Transfer-in

Visit to Santa Cruz' highlands- Twins Lunch at Primicias' Ranch Santa Cruz' highlands
The Highlands of Santa Cruz offer a lush contrast to the beaches and arid lowlands. With one of our Naturalist Guides as your escort you will visit some of the highlights of the 'Parte Alta'. A stop at the twin craters Los Gemelos is one of the first stops on your highlands tour. A visit to the farms provides the opportunity to marvel at the celebrated Giant Galapagos Tortoise roaming in its natural habitat. You can also explore a cavernous underground Lava Tunnel where you can view one of the geological wonders of our volcanic islands.

Twins

Los Gemelos are two enormous sinkholes near the summit of the island, formed when the roofs of empty magma chambers collapsed. They are sur¬rounded by lush green vegetation and are close to the road with very easv access via a dirt path. Walk around the craters, but be careful. You might catch sight of the startlingly bright red vermilion flycatcher and will surely see Darwin's finches. There is only a thin wooden rail at the edge of the crater, so don't let anyone back up too much when shooting pho¬tos. Individuals not on a tour can get here by taking the main cross¬island road about 12k (7-l/2mi) west of Bellavista to Santa Rosa village, then continuing another 2k (lmi) to the sinkholes.

Day 2. - Daily Tour to another Island

  • One Island only: Floreana or North Seymour or Plazas or Bartholomew or Santa Fe

Floreana

Floreana is a bird lover's paradise. It was the first island in Galapagos to establish a permanent settlement and has a fascinating history filled with intrigue and mystery. There are many hiking trails throughout the highlands that traverse both the spectacular natural flora and fauna and the early historical sites. The surrounding waters are teeming with native wildlife and provide excellent snorkeling opportunities.

North Seymour

North Seymour Island is a natural haven for some of the most sought after residents in the Galapagos Islands, Sea Lions and Blue-footed Boobies.After a quick panga ride to shore, a flat leisurely nature trail meanders over the volcanic rocks through colonies of Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies and Frigates. This island is an excellent place to witness the thrilling mating rituals that makes these birds famous and your Naturalist Guide will explain the unique behaviors of these interesting avian animals. You may also be able to intimately observe the fascinating dynamics between a mother and its chick (depending on season). North Seymour Island is truely a birdwatcher's paradise.

South Plazas

South Plaza island is one of two small islets located off the east coast of Santa Cruz Island. It is a small wedge-shaped island formed by tectonic uplift. The island slopes gradually upward and ends with a cliff that drops abruptly into the sea offering stunning views of the open water below. Colonies of California Sea Lions, Red and Yellow Land Iguanas, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Red-billed Tropicbirds, Audubon’s Shearwaters, Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies, Frigates

Bartholomew

Bartolome Island is home to some of the most breathtaking panoramas in the Galapagos as well as many of the islands' most sought after inhabitants. This tour provides a great opportunity to view striking volcanic rock formations in shades of shimmering black, red, and green. From the summit of the hike, enjoy one of the most recognized landmarks in the Galapagos - Pinnacle Rock, an impressive lava structure that towers high above the water. Descend for an up close look at the Pinnacle and the astonishing array of wildlife that calls this island home. Galapagos penguins, friendly sea lions, sea turtles and a huge variety of fish make this a fantastic snorkeling spot for nature enthusiasts. As you walk along the spectacular crescent shaped pink and white sand beach, you'll follow the footsteps of generations of green sea turtles who return each year to lay eggs at their ancestral home.

Santa Fe

Santa Fe boasts one of the most beautiful coves in the Galápagos archipelago. A turquoise lagoon protected by a peninsula that extends from the shore, and then by a row of off-shore rocks and a small island aligned with them, the cove is an area of unmatched beauty. Santa Fe was formed by an uplift that resulted from tectonic activity, rather than from a volcanic eruption. It accordingly lacks the characteristic cone shape of many of the other islands. While sea lions cavort noisily on the rocks and frolic in the water, land iguanas and lava lizards keep silent company on the shore. Vegetation on the island includes the noble "palosanto," as well as statuesque stands of prickly pear cactus. Weathered cliffs provide a haven for swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic-birds, shearwaters and petrels.

Day 3. - Transfer-out to Baltra's Airport

 

Prices per person

3 Days
Hotels' categories
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S
E
1 passenger
901
807
732
2 passengers
594
559
535
3-5 passengers
537
502
478
6-10 passengers
528
492
469
11-15 passengers
500
465
441
16 or more passengers
477
442
418

 

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