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5D/4N Tour Package's Itinerary (With 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. – Charles Darwin's Station ; departure to Isabella Is. – Visit Flamingo Lagoon & Tortoise Breeding Center

Charles Darwin´s Station
See the Galapagos Islands through the eyes of the legendary explorer, Charles Darwin. Learn the history of the islands and see endemic and native flora and fauna, including tortoises, land iguanas This station is the hub of conservation research in Galapagos and has a wealth of information about the fragile and distinctive ecosystems you will visit in this island chain.

Visit Flamingo Lagoon & Tortoise Breeding Center

Flamingo Lagoon & Tortoise Breeding Center:
Take a quick ride to visit an expansive coastal lagoon that serves as one of the primary breeding grounds for flamingos. Next, become intimately acquainted with the giant (and not so giant) Galapagos tortoises as we visit the Tortoise Breeding Center on Isabela. This preserve houses Galapagos tortoises in all sizes and stages of development. Learn about the intensive efforts underway to help repopulate the islands with these majestic creatures.

Day 3. - Isabella's tour: Visit Sierra Negra's volcano - Bay's tour

Sierra Negra's volcano:
Sierra Negra is one of five volcanos on the island of Isabela, and boasts the second largest volcanic caldera in the world. On the Sierra Negra Volcano Tour you hike to the top of the six mile wide crater and take an exhilarating trek across the alien landscape. This is one of the younger and more active volcanoes in the Galapagos, with the last eruption in 1979. You'll have the opportunity to explore thermal vents and other fascinating geological structures before stopping for lunch near Volcan Chico. The vistas from this spot are among the most breathtaking in Isabela and on clear afternoons afford views of the northern volcanoes on Isabela and Fernandina.

Bay's tour:

This marine adventure will find you face to face with the aquatic wildlife that makes the Galapagos Islands internationally recognized. Tour participants will often find themselves snorkeling with penguins, white-tip sharks, sea turtles, colorful reef fish, and the most playful and delightful Galapagos native, the sea lion. A brief walking tour provides additional up close encounters with marine iguanas, resting white tip sharks, and sea lions.

Day 4. - Return from Isabella Is. - Visit Tortuga bay's beach

Visit Tortuga bay's beach
Hike an extended boardwalk surrounded by cacti, palo santo trees, and matasarno trees to get to the spectacular white sand beach stretching across the coast of Santa Cruz. The beach is famous for its expansive and pristine shoreline that that gradually descends into the sparkling Pacific Ocean. It's a great place to try your hand at surfing or just relax and soak in the sun with the marine iguanas. A snorkel in the beautiful lagoons reveals the full richness of Galapagos marine life - you'll see colorful fish, white-tip sharks, rays and the beach's namesake, the sea turtles. Take time to walk through the marine iguana sanctuary where you might also catch a glimpse of the blue-footed boobies and frigate birds along the shore.

Day 5. - Transfer-out to Baltra's Airport

 

Prices per person

5 Days
Hotels' categories
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1 passenger
1686
1499
1349
2 passengers
1152
1082
1034
3-5 passengers
1064
995
907
6-10 passengers
1025
955
894
11-15 passengers
985
915
867
16 or more passengers
957
858
839

 

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