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3-Day Complete Santa Cruz

3 Days
From $881 p.p.

Tour Summary

Galapagos Island-Hopping Tours are a combination of day tours and time to explore by yourself. In this immersive 3-day complete tour, you’ll explore the essence of Santa Cruz Island through a captivating combination of thrilling activities. Witness iconic wildlife at the Charles Darwin Research Station, relax on Tortuga Bay‘s pristine shores, and marvel at Los Gemelos. Engage in wildlife observation, snorkeling, and hiking for a brief yet enriching Galapagos experience.


  • checkSanta Cruz HighlandsYou will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkSanta Fe IslandOne of the oldest islands, which lies in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, where you can snorkel with sea lions.
  • checkTortuga BayA beach with subtle and soft white sand, captivating blue waters, and marine iguanas.
  • checkCharles Darwin StationKnown for its amazing turtles, born from 3 inches to 4 feet long, you can also see the memorial site of Lonely George.
  • checkTwin CratersFormations created by the collapse of the surface due to the lava flow hundreds of years ago.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Cruz Highlands Galapagos

    Your tour will start your Galapagos tour at Baltra Airport where the guide will pick you up and take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz. First, you make a stop at the Twin Craters. You will have lunch in the highlands (if your arrival is before 2 PM). This includes a visit to the famous Lava tunnels. Rancho Primicias is located on the top of Santa Cruz island. It provides important attractions due to the climate and vegetation. This is a humid tropical forest and offers varied landscapes. Its major tourist attractions are the tortoises that migrate from the park to this property at certain times of the year. Afterward, you will be brought to Puerto Ayora.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Fiesta or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Fe Island Galapagos

    Brace yourself for an encounter unlike any other. Today you will either visit Santa Fe or Pinzon Islands. This will depend on the Galapagos National Park Regulations and will be decided on the day the tour operates.

    If you visit Santa Fe, you will discover a pristine bay with crystal-clear waters for a thrilling snorkeling adventure. Following this, a wet landing awaits at Playa Escondida or the Garrapatero Beach on Santa Cruz Island, giving you ample time to explore this mesmerizing beach.

    Alternatively, the Pinzon Island tour unveils an amazing display of marine iguanas and playful sea lions. La Fe, is a picturesque beach cradled by mangroves and rocky terrain, showcasing an array of captivating marine life from sea turtles to small sharks and colorful fish. During this specific day tour, you will also have the opportunity to experience “Pezca Vivencial” which is translated as “experiential fishing” focused on the enjoyment and personal connection, rather than just the catch.

    Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary beauty of these enchanting destinations.”

    In the afternoon, you could visit Tortuga Bay, a beautiful white sandy beach, by yourself.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing. Snorkeling.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Fiesta or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tortoise Galapagos

    Today is the last day of your Galapagos tour. If you have a flight in the afternoon (leaving at 2 PM or later from Baltra Airport) you will have time to do a morning activity and go to The Charles Darwin Research Station, where you will have a close encounter with the famous Galapagos tortoises and also you will learn all about the Islands and the Darwin Theory of Evolution of the Species. After this, you will be brought with a Spanish-speaking driver to Baltra Airport (GPS). Your Galapagos tour will end upon arrival at the airport.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.


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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 1,377 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 1,008 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 881 p.p.
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  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room, with private bathroom.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra Airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport Transportation on the Island as described in the itinerary.
  • Bus Transport Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel.
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Round trip flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
    + Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
    + Water Taxi (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to the Galapagos Islands and a late departure time from Baltra to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the Galapagos tour. Late arrivals and/or early departures mean you might miss some activities. A departure flight after 02:00 PM is recommended.
  • There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • The tour to Santa Fe island or Pinzon island is called “Pesca Vivencial” which means that you might be able to experience a fishing demonstration according to weather and park regulations.
  • Wet landing: It means that the boat gets close to the beach and from there you will disembark in the sea, it is recommended that you bring extra clothing, as you might get wet.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
  • This itinerary is fixed. Please send us an email if you are looking for a customized itinerary.
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditionsavailabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Pictures may be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.

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