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Galapagos Island
4 Day Tour Package

Day
1
Transfer in ⇢ Highland & Lava Tunnel Tour
Day
2
Isabela Island Tour
Day
3
Bay Tour & Tortuga Bay
Day
4
The Twins ⇢ Transfer Out
Day
1
Transfer in ⇢ Highland & Lava Tunnel Tour
Day
2
Isabela Island Tour
Day
3
Bay Tour & Tortuga Bay
Day
4
The Twins ⇢ Transfer Out

Day 1

Morning: Arrival & Transfer

A designated person from the Galapagos Pearl Hotel will meet you at the airport after baggage claim and guide you on the first bus ride and ferry. At the other side of Canal Itabaca, a private car will take you directly to La Perla Hotel in Puerto Ayora. After checking in, lunch is provided at La Perla Hotel before your afternoon tour begins.

Half Day

English Spanish

Transfer In

Private Car

To La Perla Hotel

Lunch

Afternoon: Highlands & Lava Tunnels

In the afternoon we will hike with you through the lush highlands of Santa Cruz. The terrain boasts vivid green landscapes and views of the lower island. Journey past the Galapagos Giant Tortoises up close in their natural habitat. View birds such as the Yellow Warblers, Vermilion Flycatchers, and Short-Eared Owls. Then travel through the lava tunnels. Observe obscure crystal formations, stalactites, stalagmites and shining minerals.

Half Day

English Spanish

Hiking

Wild Life

Bird Varities

Lava Tunnes

Transportation From the airport to La Perla Hotel.

Lunch at La Perla Hotel.

Hike through lush landscape with views of the lower island.

Galapagos Giant Tortoises up close, roaming in their natural habitat.

Bird varieties such as the Yellow Warblers, Vermilion Flycatchers, and Short-eared Owls.

Lava Tunnels Crystal formations, stalactites, stalagmites and minerals.

Most tunnels have electricity and light along the pathways.

Arrival:
8AM - 12PM
Arrival to Santa Cruz Island


TRANFER-IN FROM AIRPORT:

A designated person from the Galapagos Pearl Hotel will meet you at the airport after baggage claim and guide you on the first bus ride and ferry. At the other side of Canal Itabaca, a private car will take you directly to the hotel in Puerto Ayora. This private car ride will take approximately 25 minutes. It takes about 90 minutes to get to The Galapagos Pearl Hotel from the time you land.

Airplane details are required: Airline name, flight #, departure city & arrival time to Baltra. Destails requested upon booking


Lunch:
12PM - 2PM

Check in to La Perla Hotel then enjoy lunch at the hotel


Half Day Tour:
2PM - 5PM
3-3.5 hour tour


EL CHATO: Highlands & Lava Tunnels

El Chato Tortoise Reserve is part of the national park on the highlands of Santa Cruz, which is surrounded by green, lush landscape and views of the lower island. On your journey, you will see the Galapagos Giant Tortoises up close, roaming in their natural habitat and sometimes surprising passengers from behind the tall grass. The tortoises congregate and submerge themselves in the many rain formed ponds during the dry season. In the wet season they will migrate to the lowlands of the national park. This area is also visited by many birds such as the Yellow Warblers, Vermilion Flycatchers, and Short-eared Owls.

Lava Tunnels are plentiful on Santa Cruz Island ranging in length, and number of levels. Most of these tunnels have electricity so tourists can observe the obscure formation of crystal rocks, stalactites, stalagmites, and minerals shining throughout the tunnel. In the entrance and exit of the tunnels you may see owls nesting or resting during the day. This adventure is a cool respite from the hot sun.

  • Transfer-in from Baltra Airport
  • Airport: Lobitos Bus & Ferry
  • Private car Transportation: Airport⇢Hotel⇢Highlands
  • Night Stay at The Galapagos Pearl Hotel
  • Lunch at The Galapagos Pearl Hotel
  • Spanish & English Speaking Guide
  • Entry fees - Highland Private property
  • Boots
  • Lava Tunnel Tickets
  • Soft drinks, juices or alcoholic drinks
  • Dinner

Day 2

Isabela Island Tour

Join us in our beautiful La Perla Ferry to visit Isabela Island. We will stop at Las Tintoreras to visit tidepools and see the peaceful whitetip sharks swimming in crystal clear waters. Sail on to the Island of Isabela to enjoy more local wild life, snorkle, see giant tortoises and a variety of local birds.

Full Day

English Spanish

Snorkling

Wild Life

Lunch

Giant Tortoise

Las Tintoreras ~ White-tip Shark In this tide pool channel, you will see a large school of white-tip sharks relaxing on the bottom of the sea bed.

Snorkel with penguins, sea turtles, marine iguanas and sea lions.

The Galapagos penguin is the second smallest penguin species in the world.

Traditional Daily Lunch
on Isabela.

Arnaldo Tupiza Centro de Crianza ~ Breeding Center
Multiple species of giant tortoises from Isabela are being studied in captivity.

Windy trail through four different species of mangrove, multiples small lagoons, and tide-pools.

Encounter flamingos and shore line birds like herons, frigate birds, mocking birds and pelicans.

Full Day Tour:
6:15AM - 5:30PM
8-10 hour tour


Departure:
6:15AM ~ Meeting at the main pier in Puerto Ayora
7:00AM ~ Departure from Puerto Ayora


Bay Tour:
9:300AM ~ Penguins, Las Tintoreras & Concha de Perla (hiking, swimming & snorkeling)


Traditional Lunch in town: 12:00PM


Arrival to Isabela:
1:30PM ~ Visit Los Humedales and flamingo lagoon (Hike)
3:00PM ~ Departure to Santa Cruz
5:30PM ~ Arrival to Puerto Ayora


ISABELA ISLAND: Island Tour with Tintoreras

Upon arrival in Isabela, you will visit "Las Tintoreras," a small islet, located in front of Puerto Villamil. In the channel, you will see a large school of White Tip Sharks relaxing on the bottom of the sea bed. After that site, there is snorkeling at Concha de Perla. The water is turquoise and calm. There you can see penguins, sea turtles, marine iguanas and sea lions. This is one of the few places in the Galapagos Islands where you can see Galapagos Penguins. In the afternoon, you will visit " Los Humedales." This place has a windy trail going through four different species of Mangrove, multiples small lagoons, and tide-pools. There, you will encounter Flamingos and Shorebirds like Herons, Frigate birds, Mocking birds and Pelicans. During the hike, you will arrive to "El Centro de Crianza". This is where the Giants Tortoises from Isabela are being studied in captivity.

  • Stay at The Galapagos Pearl Hotel
  • Spanish & English Speaking Guide
  • Breakfast at La Perla Hotel
  • La Perla Boat ride for 2.5 hours each way
  • Tintoreras Panga & Dinghy ride
  • Traditional Lunch in Isabela
  • Snorkeling Gear - Mask & snorkel included
  • Water Taxi & Port Cost
  • Port Entry Fee in Isabela Island
  • La Perla Ferry
  • Soft drinks, juices or alcoholic drinks
  • Dinner
  • Wetsuits

Day 3

Morning: Santa Cruz Bay

Shark Channel, Channel of Love, Playa de los Perros, Franklin Bay & Las Grietas. This excursion will leave at 9am from Puerto Ayora. The Bay Tour takes place on a small boat with capacity for 10-16 passengers and one guide. This tour includes an excursion to a small beach located 20 minute from the shark channel.

9AM - 12:30PM

English Spanish

Dingy Ride

Beach

Snorkling

Sea Life

Afternoon: Tortuga Bay

Tortuga Bay is located two kilometers from Puerto Ayora. Lava lizards run across the trail, Mockingbirds sing and Darwin Finches are perched nearby. Tortuga Bay is divided in two white sand beaches. “Playa Brava,” provides dramatic views of other islands in the distance. “Playa Mansa” is perfect for snorkeling. It provides a sanctuary for Marine Turtles, Marine Iguanas, White Tip Sharks, Sea /lions, Tropical Fish, Pelicans, and Frigate Birds.

2PM - 5:30PM

English Spanish

Beach

Iguanas

Snorkling

Bird Watching

MORNING: Santa Cruz Bay

Dingy Ride small boat with capacity for 10-16 passengers and one guide.

Small Beach excursion where you will see Blue Footed Booby colony.

Shark Channel White & Black-tipped Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Tropical Fish & Pelicans.

The Channel of Love, in Franklin Bay home to Rays, Crabs, nesting Gulls, and Pelicans.

Las Grietas, a natural chasm, outlined by two rocky cliffs, filled with clear ocean water and fish.

AFTERNOON: Tortuga Bay

Traditional Daily Lunch
on Santa Cruz.

Tortuga Bay Lava lizards run across the trail, Mockingbirds sing and Darwin Finches are perched nearby.

Beach two white sand beaches. “Playa Brava,” provides dramatic views of other islands in the distance. “Playa Mansa”

Snorkeling at Playa Mansa a sanctuary for Marine Turtles, Marine Iguanas, White Tip Sharks, Sea Lions, Tropical Fish, Pelicans, and Frigate Birds.

MORNING Half Day Tour:
9AM - 12:30PM
3-3.5 hour tour


SANTA CRUZ BAY TOUR:

Shark Channel, Channel of Love, Playa de los Perros, Franklin Bay & Las Grietas. This excursion will leave at 9am from Puerto Ayora. The Bay Tour takes place on a small boat with capacity for 10-16 passengers and one guide. This tour includes an excursion to a small beach where you will see a Blue Footed Booby colony. Later the tour includes a visit to a place called “Shark Channel,” where you will see White and Black-tipped Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Tropical Fish, and Pelicans. Following this, the tour visits “The Channel of Love, in Franklin Bay” home to Rays, Crabs, nesting Gulls and Pelicans. The tour concludes with a hike over lava rock to “Las Grietas,” a natural chasm, outlined by two rocky cliffs, filled with clear ocean water and fish. On the way to Las Grietas is a salt lagoon used by the fisherman for preserving the local seafood.


Traditional Lunch in town: 12:30PM


AFTERNOON Half Day Tour:
2PM - 5:30PM
3-3.5 hour tour


TORTUGA BAY: Playa Brava & Playa Mansa

Tortuga Bay is located two kilometers away or half an hour on foot from Puerto Ayora. Lava Lizards run across the trail, Mockingbirds sing and Darwin Finches are perched nearby. A little over half way along the trail by your left side, you are going to see a cave where it is believed that pirates took refuge. Tortuga Bay is divided in two white sand beaches. The first beach is call “Playa Brava,” or rough beach, which is exposed to the ocean and can be dangerous to swimmers because it is surrounded by riptide pools and big waves. Of course it is a perfect spot for surfing and provides views of other islands in the distance. As you walk west along the beach, you will see the second beach, which is call, “Playa Mansa” or calm beach. This place is well hidden by different types of Mangroves. Once you arrive, the water is calm and perfect for snorkeling. It provides a sanctuary for Marine Turtles, Marine Iguanas, White Tip Sharks, Sea Lions, Tropical Fish, Pelicans, and Frigate Birds.

The Galapagos Pearl Hotel: Tour Information and order of visits may change depending on the weather and National Park regulations.

  • Stay at The Galapagos Pearl Hotel
  • Spanish & English Speaking Guide

MORNING:

  • Breakfast at La Perla Hotel
  • Snacks & water
  • Dinghy ride
  • Transportation: Sea & Hike
  • Snorkeling Masks

AFTERNOON:

  • Traditional Lunch in Town
  • Activity: Hike & Swimming
  • Snorkeling Masks
  • Soft drinks, juices or alcoholic drinks
  • Dinner
  • Wetsuit

Day 4

The Twins & Transfer Out

This morning tour takes you to twin craters. Giant sinkholes created from magma chamber collapsing displaying dramatic views in a lush environment. Spot birds such as the Darwin Finch and Vermillion Flycatcher. The surrounding Scalesia Forests host flora such as Bromeliads and Wild Orchids.
After a visit to Los Gemelos a designated person from the Galapagos Pearl Hotel will take you to the airport.

English Spanish

Views

Scalesia Forest

Hike

Wild Life

Tranfer Out

Los Gemelos These twin craters are giant sinkholes created from magma chamber collapsing.

The climate creates a lush environment to spot birds such as Darwin Finches and the Vermillion Flycatcher.

The Scalesia Forests is host to flora and plants such as Bromeliads and Orchids.

MORNING Half Day Tour:
6AM - 12:00PM
1-1.5 hour tour & Transfer-out


THE TWINS | LOS GEMELOS:

These twin craters are giant sinkholes created from magma chamber collapsing. The climate of this island creates a lush environment to spot birds such as Darwin Finches and the Vermillion Flycatcher. View the Scalesia Forests and flora such as Bromeliads and Orchids.

The Galapagos Pearl Hotel: Tour Information and order of visits may change depending on the weather and National Park regulations.


TRANSFER-OUT to Airport

A designated person from the Galapagos Pearl Hotel will take you to the airport from our hotel. This private car ride will take approximately 25 minutes. He/She will guide you onto the ferry and the second bus. It takes about 90 minutes to get from The Galapagos Pearl Hotel to the Airport.

Please provide details: Airline name, flight #, departure city & arrival time to Baltra.

  • Breakfast at The Galapagos Pearl Hotel
  • Galapagos Pearl Hotel Check-out 10am
  • Spanish & English Speaking Guide
  • National Park - Registration
  • Small Hike around The Twins
  • Private Car Transportation: Hotel⇢Los Gemelos⇢Airport
  • Airport: Ferry & Lobitos
  • Transfer-out to Baltra Airport
  • Soft drinks, juices or alcoholic drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner