TOUR INCLUDES:

• Standard room accommodation.
• Breakfasts, Lunches.
• Transportation to and from the airport.
• Spanish/English-speaking Naturalist Guide.
• Transfers to meeting points.
• Yachts to North Seymour, Bartolomé, Santa Fe islands.
• Entrance ticket to El Chato Reserve.
• Snorkeling equipment.
• Wetsuit.

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

• Flight ticket.
• Dinners.
• Galapagos National Park entrance fees.
• Transit Control Card.
• Alcoholic drinks.
• Tips.

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Seymour Airport, Baltra Island, Galapagos.

ITINERARY

All activities will be guided by a Certified Guide of the Galapagos National Park.

Day 1: El Chato Reserve and Lava Tunnels

Our staff will be waiting for you with a sign outside Seymour Airport on Baltra Island and then transfer you to the giant tortoise reserve known as El Chato.

People taking a photo with a giant tortoise.

El Chato Reserve

At the reserve, you can observe some Galapagos giant tortoises freely wandering around the ranch and the others cooling off in the ponds formed by the rains. You can take photos next to these beautiful animals but remember to maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters. To conclude the tour, the guide will take you to the tunnels formed by volcanic lava, an excellent place to learn about how the islands were formed by the volcanic activity.

Galapagos giant tortoise.
Galapagos giant tortoise in a mud pond.
Person next to a giant tortoise of the El Chato reserve.
Lunch at El Chato Reserve overlooking the Galapagos giant tortoises.

Lunch at the Ranch

After the tour, a delicious lunch will be awaiting you at the ranch restaurant, with a marvelous view of the lands where the giant tortoises reside.

After a short rest, our staff will transfer you to the hotel.

People observing Daphne Island.

Day 2: Bartolomé Island Tour

- 06:00 Breakfast.
A representative of the agency or the yacht will pick you up from the hotel to take you to one of the most photographed sites in the world, Bartolomé Island. The journey starts from Puerto Ayora to the Canal Itabaca, where the yacht's crew will be waiting to transport you to Bartolomé Island, approximately a 2-hour trip. On the way, you may encounter Daphne Island, where you can see various blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies and many other birds.

Have your camera ready!

Staircase of Bartolomé Island Bartolomé.
Person photographing the landscape of Bartolomé Island.

Bartolomé Island

Once you reach the shores, a guide will take you to the top of this Bartolomé Island volcano. The 30-minute hike up the staircase offers panoramic views, including the famous Pinnacle rock. After taking photos of this stunning landscape, you'll descend to the base of the volcano, where the yacht's crew will be waiting with snacks.
- Lunch will be served on the yacht.

People on the steps of Bartolomé Island.
Person taking a photo on the steps of Bartolomé Island.
Bartolomé Island viewpoint.
Bartolomé Island.
Sullivan Bay

Sullivan Bay or Sombrero Chino

Depending on the yacht's itinerary, you may visit the beaches of Sullivan Bay or Sombrero Chino, where you can snorkel and see various colorful fish, sea turtles, marine iguanas and whitetip sharks.

- To end the trip, the yacht will transfer you back to the Canal Itabaca and then transport you to your hotel in Puerto Ayora.

Male frigatebird with open wings.

Day 3: North Seymour Island Tour

- 07:00 Breakfast.
- 07:45 Our staff will transfer you to the meeting point, or the yacht crew will pick you up from the hotel to take you to one of the islands with the most abundant birdlife in the Galapagos, North Seymour Island.
The journey begins from Puerto Ayora to the Canal Itabaca and then to the beautiful North Seymour Island.

Male frigatebirds perched on a bush.
Female frigatebird feeding her chicks.
Frigatebirds on North Seymour Island.
Blue-footed boobies standing on a rock.

North Seymour Island

Once you've disembarked, a guide will take you to the spot where male frigatebirds rest on the bushes, easily recognizable by their red chests.
Along the tour, you'll also encounter several blue-footed boobies, performing their delicate courtship dances or caring for their chicks. Under the bushes, you'll see several land iguanas, easily recognized by their yellow color.
On the beach, you'll find several sea lions with their pups resting on the rocks, as well as various seabirds such as the magnificent swallow-tailed gull and pelicans.

Blue-footed booby protecting its chicks.
Blue-footed booby brooding an egg.
Yellow iguana leaning on a stone.
Yellow iguana walking on the sand.
Yellow iguana between some branches.
Sea lion posing on the rocks.

Las Bachas Beach

- Lunch will be served on the yacht.
To conclude the trip, the yacht will take you to Las Bachas Beach, where you can snorkel and observe reef fish, marine turtles and flamingos in a small lagoon near the beach.
- At 15:30, you'll return to the Canal Itabaca, and finally, a transport will take you back to the hotel.

Las Bachas Beach.
Black-necked Stilt in the lagoon
Lava heron standing in front of the sea.
Red rock crab on the rock.
Marine Iguana on the rocks.
Flamingo in a lagoon.
People snorkeling with a sea lion.

Day 4: Santa Fe Island Tour

- 07:00 Breakfast.
- 07:30 Our staff will transfer you to the agency's offices so you can try on the wetsuits, which will protect you from the heat in summer and the cold in winter.
- 08:00 Begin the 1-hour journey from Puerto Ayora to Santa Fe Island. Once you arrive, the crew will help you with snorkeling equipment to explore the waters of this beautiful island.

 Group of people snorkeling with a sea lion.

Santa Fe Island

This island is known for having one of the largest colonies of sea lions, which are known to play with snorkelers, nipping at their fins or swimming cheerfully around the enthusiastic tourists. You will also encounter various marine turtles and occasionally docile whitetip sharks.

Whitetip shark.
 Sea turtle swimming in the sea.
Escondida Beach in the Galapagos Islands.

Escondida Beach

- Lunch will be served on the yacht.
The last point of visit is Escondida Beach, where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest on its peaceful fine sand beach and, if desired, snorkel in its clear waters.
- Finally, the yacht will transfer you back to Puerto Ayora.

Entrance to Tortuga Bay Beach.

Day 5: Tortuga Bay Beach and Charles Darwin Research Station

- 07:00 Breakfast.
- 08:00 Our staff will transfer you from the hotel to the entrance of Tortuga Bay Beach. Once you have registered at the gate, you will walk for about 30 minutes to the area known as Brava Beach.
After a 15-minute walk along this beach, you will reach Mansa Beach, where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest, as its waters are calm like a swimming pool.

Tortuga Bay Beach.
Mansa Beach in the Galapagos Islands.

Mansa Beach

Mansa Beach is an ideal place for relaxing, sunbathing, reading a book or enjoying its scenery and snorkeling in its calm waters.

- 12:00 Return to your hotel.
- 13:30 Our staff will pick you up from the hotel and take you to one of the best restaurants in Puerto Ayora to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Entrance to the tortoise route of the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Charles Darwin Research Station

- 14:30 Our staff will take you to the entrance of the Charles Darwin Research Station, where a guide assigned by the Galapagos National Park will show you where the baby giant tortoises are kept and inform you about the efforts made by the Galapagos National Park for the conservation of this species. At the end of the tour, you will visit the museum dedicated to the last tortoise of its species, Lonesome George.

Along the way, you will encounter several marine iguanas basking in the sun.

Marine iguana on the vegetation.
Baby tortoise breeding center.
Baby giant tortoises walking on the ground.
Lonesome George.
Person in Los Gemelos.

Day 6: Los Gemelos and Transport to the Airport

- 08:00 Breakfast.
Our staff will pick you up from the hotel to take you to the Canal Itabaca, but before that, if you didn't do it on the first day, you will visit the place called Los Gemelos, which are two sinkholes where a forest of Scalesia grows, home to finches and vermilion flycatchers.
After the visit, you will be taken to the Canal Itabaca and finally to the airport on Baltra Island.

Thank you for visiting and taking care of the Galapagos Islands!

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Take these items with you:

- Sunscreen.
- Sunglasses.
- Shoes for walking on rocks.
- Sandals.
- Hat/Cap.
- Lightweight clothes.
- Jacket.
- Beach towels.
- Motion sickness pills.
- Swimsuit.
- Camera.
- Water bottle.

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