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3 Day Classic Santa Cruz

Duration3 Days
Price From $728
Highlights
  • 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 lands 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 that were created by the collapse of surface due to the lava flow hundreds of years ago.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 TRANSFER IN – TWINS – HIGHLANDS
    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 the island Santa Cruz. It provides important attractions due to the climate and vegetation. This is a humid tropical forest and offers varied landscape. Its major tourist attraction are the tortoises that migrate from the park to this property at certain times of the year. Afterwards you will be brought to Puerto Ayora.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMealLunch
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 2 SANTA FE ISLAND / TORTUGA BAY (OPTIONAL ACTIVITY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Fe Island Galapagos

    After breakfast you will travel to Santa Fe Island. It is one of the oldest islands in the archipelago. Santa Fe is home to endemic species such as the Barrington Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus). After a 45 minute boat ride, you will arrive to the bay of Santa Fe. There you will have a very nice snorkeling activity. After snorkeling, you will go to Playa Escondida or Garrapatero in Santa Cruz island and have a wet landing there, where you will have approximately 1 hour to discover the beach and after you go back on board and to have lunch. In the afternoon you could visit Tortuga Bay, a beautiful white sandy beach, by yourself.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Fiesta or similar.
  • DAY 3 CHARLES DARWIN STATION – TRANSFER OUT
    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 to the airport.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Bus, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • 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

TOUR SUMMARY

The Classic Galapagos Islands Hopping Tours are a combination of day tours and time to explore the islands by yourself. You’ll see the highlights of the islands with an English-speaking guide. You’ll stay in hotels with a private room and bathroom. All Galapagos tours include meals, transportation on and between the islands, and activities mentioned in the tour itinerary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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 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 precaution 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 conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 1139 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 834 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 728 p.p.
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