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Today you will arrive in Guayaquil, "the pearl of Pacific." You will take a shuttle to your hotel in the heart of the city. After checking in, why not enjoy the sun with the city and its most notable attractions as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Seminario Park where you can see many sunbathing iguanas, and, the Malecón 2000, a waterfront boardwalk scattered with shops, art galleries, restaurants, and museums. Finally, you could climb the stairs of Las Peñas, where traditional houses show the mixture between colonial and contemporary architecture. From there, you will have a panoramic view of the city.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Guayaquil

In the morning, a transfer from the hotel will be organized to reach Guayaquil Airport for your flight to the Galapagos.

At the airport, before you can check-in on the flight, you must register at the office of the "Consejo de Gobierno de Galápagos" to obtain your "Tarjeta de control de tránsito" which you must keep with your passport until your return. Islands.

Next, you should have your luggage inspected in the Galapagos Biosafety Agency (ABG.) Room to avoid the unintentional introduction of invasive species that threaten the biodiversity of the islands. This same action will be repeated on the docks before any transport between the different islands of the archipelago. Before landing, the aircraft cabin will be fumigated with a product approved by the WHO, in order to eliminate any organisms passed despite the inspections.

On your arrival, you will leave for your first site to visit: the upper part of San Cristobal. With a local guide you will pass through the small village of El Progreso to reach El Junco Lagoon, a freshwater lake where many birds dive to remove the salt from their wings.

You will go to La Galapaguera, a breeding center for giant tortoises.
You will be able to observe the iconic creatures of the archipelago at different stages of their life in a semi-natural habitat that offers great photographic opportunities.

In the afternoon you will join Puerto Chino beach in the East coast before going back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

The rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy the island, or to relax.

Hotel: Casa Opuntia

Today it is up to you! You decide whether you want to spend the day on your own, or if you want to take part to some excursions. Ask us for our options catalog: Leon Dormido, Punta Pitt and more.

Hotel: Casa Opuntia

In the morning you will reach the airport to take a plane to Isabela, your second stop on the archipelago. A shuttle will take you to your hotel. Once there you can start discovering the island independently.

Hotel: Casa Marita

The islet of Las Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay with completely calm turquoise waters, where you can see sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, etc. This bay is connected to a shallow crevice of crystal clear waters and whith low tie the entrance is closed. In this area, you can see blue sharks swimming with other small fish and sea lions. Along the trail you can see many marine iguanas between the rocks or under the mangroves. Las Tintoreras is one of the few places where iguana breeding is successful due to the lack of introduced animals that could kill the juveniles.

After this excursion, you will have the rest of your day free.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch box.

Hotel: Casa Marita

This morning you will take a speed boat to reach the last island of your trip: Santa Cruz. You will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the hotel's facilities and stroll through the port.

Hotel: La Isla

You will take a boat ride in the bay of Puerto Ayora to reach various places to observe local wildlife. You will see, among others, the Playa de los Alemanes, the salt marshes and Las Grietas, a place recommended for swimming and snorkeling due to its crystal clear and shallow waters.

Rest of the day free.

Hotel: La Isla

After breakfast, in the morning, a transfer will be organized to reach San Cristobal Airport for your flight to Quito or Guayaquil (depending on your flying plan). Once you arrive to your airport on the contient, you will take your international flight.

Hotel: La Isla

Inclusions

Lodgings as mentioned
Transportation in a private vehicle with English-speaking guide on day 2
Excursions with a local English-Spanish guide during the mentioned excursions
Entrance fees to the mentioned sites and museums
Breakfasts from day 2 to day 8
Lunch box on day 5
Assistance throughout the trip

Exclusions

International flight
Galapagos flight
Galapagos National Park Entrance AUD 215 per person
TCT (Migration Control Card Galapagos) AUD 43 per person
Luggage carrying and tips
Drinks and meals not listed as included above
Snorkel equipment and wetsuit
Insurance, extras, and any item not specifically mentioned as included in the program

Notes

**These rates quoted above may vary until having a confirmed reservation.

Hotels Used:
Grand Hotel Guayaquil
Casa Opuntia
Casa Marita
La Isla

*Reservations depend on the availability, incase the above hotels are not available, you will be staying in a hotel of the same category.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Ecuador - Guayaquil - San Cristobal Island - Isabela Island - Santa Cruz

Departure Period
01 Jan, 2023 to 31 Dec, 2023

6 pax (3 double room)
AUD 3,333 P P twin share
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