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 Transfer to your hotel

Welcome to Ecuador !
Although it is the smallest of the Andean countries - half the size of France - Ecuador is a megadiverse country that has
everything it takes to offer its travellers superb experiences, as varied as they are unforgettable, from the Andes to the
Amazon, from the Pacific coast to the mythical Galapagos archipelago.
The country's greatest asset remains its people: welcoming, jovial, proud of their country's natural and cultural
treasures, and eager to share their know-how, knowledge, traditions and gastronomy.

You'll be met at the airport by someone from the hotel, who will welcome you to their country and accompany you to
your hotel by the airport.

Hotel: SAN JOSÉ DE PUEMBO

Meal: Dinner

 Flight to San Cristobal
 Free time

In the morning, a transfer will take you to reach the Quito airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands..

The Galapagos archipelago offers a wide range of experiences to make the most of this unforgettable region. The varied
panoramas range from heavenly beaches to green mountains and impressive volcanic landscapes. The fauna of the islands is incredibly rich, whether on land, in the ocean or in the air : turtles, iguanas, sea lions, stingrays, sharks, penguins, blue-footed boobies and red-footed boobies, all of which you can observe at close quarters!

At the airport, before you can check in for your flight, you must register at the "Consejo de Gobierno de Galápagos"
office to obtain your "Tarjeta de control de tránsito", which you must keep with your passport until you return from the
islands. The cost of this document is 45 AUD / person.
Next, you should have your luggage inspected in the Galapagos Biosafety Agency (ABG.) To prevent the unintentional introduction of invasive species that threaten the islands' biodiversity. 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 WHO-approved product, to eliminate any organisms that have passed through despite previous
inspections. On arrival in the archipelago, you will be required to pay a national park entrance fee of AUD 226/person.

San Cristobal is the provincial capital and one of the archipelago's five populated islands, second only to Santa Cruz in human population. It is also one of the archipelago's oldest geological formations. It is characterized by eroded
volcanic peaks in the sparsely vegetated northern part of the island, and by heavy vegetation towards the south. The
island's relaxed atmosphere and friendly people are sure to make you want to stay longer. San Cristobal is home to
several endemic species such as frigate birds, sea lions, giant tortoises, blue and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas
and much more. It also boasts beautiful shellfish and white coral beaches, and in its blue waters you can discover many
of the wonderful species that live in the archipelago.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy the hotel or the beach. Don’t hesitate to ask us for our catalog
options.

Hotel: CASA OPUNTIA

Meal: Breakfast

 Full Day San Cristobal 360

The 360° tour of San Cristobal Island is one of the most recent tours of the Galapagos Islands. The idea is to tour the
entire island of San Cristobal, visiting places such as: Bahía Rosa Blanca, Bahía Sardina, Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo and the
famous Leon Dormido.
The tour starts at the Tiburón Martillo pier and ends at León Dormido, where you can snorkel and observe sea turtles,
Galapagos sharks, hammerheads, rays and a variety of fish.
Next, you'll visit Cerro Brujo, where you'll enjoy a beautiful sandy beach and take a short break to relax at Bahía
Sardina beach.

Afterwards, you'll visit Punta Pitt for birdwatching from the boat. This is the only place in the world where you can
observe all 3 species of boobies and 2 species of frigate birds nesting in the same place.

To finish the tour, you'll visit the paradise beach of Bahía Rosa Blanca, where you can go snorkeling.

Hotel: CASA OPUNTIA

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Full Day Española

Your morning will start with a stopover at Punta Suarez, which has all the makings of a natural paradise. A group of
marine iguanas and sea lions will most likely be there to greet you as you leave the boat, and watch as you continue
on your way to meet boobies, lizards and many other species found on Española Island. You may also be lucky enough
to see the endemic Galápagos albatrosses, which breed between June and December, and witness their complex
courtship display.

After lunch, you'll land on one of the Galapagos most beautiful beaches, Gardner Bay, home to a large number of sea lions, indifferent to the passage of humans on the same sand. Sinsotes de española, endemic to this island, and
Darwin's finches, will be curious to discover their visitors. If you like, you can snorkel here.

Hotel: CASA OPUNTIA

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

 Flight San Cristobal – Isabela
 Tintoreras

You'll reach Isabela Island by airplane. Flying over the islands is an unforgettable experience! A 45-minute flight that will
take your breath away.

- Airplane between San Cristobal and Isabela (maximum weight per-bag: 25 pounds = approx. 11kg). If the
weight of the luggage is greater, a supplement of 5 AUD / pound applies (to be paid directly on site, up to a maximum of 35 pounds / person in total). If the aircraft has reached its maximum authorized weight, baggage may be sent on a later flight (either the same day or the following day).

Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos and one of the least populated. It boasts a combination of diverse fauna
and spectacular volcanic landscapes, earning it the nickname "the island of volcanoes". You'll find white sandy beaches,
craters showing signs of recent eruptions and sea caves where sharks are known as Tintoreras. Due to the combination
of seawater and rainwater, the island has several lagoons that are home not only to flamingos, but also to other birds
that use these places to drink and remove salt from their wings. The island is also home to the Galapagos penguin, the
world's smallest.

In the afternoon, enjoy the Tintoreras excursion..

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 and more. This bay is connected to a shallow crevasse of
crystal-clear water, and when the tide is out, the entrance is closed. In this crevasse, blue sharks can be seen swimming with other small fish and sea lions.

Along the trail, you can see numerous marine iguanas between the rocks or under the mangroves. Las Tintoreras is
one of the few places where iguanas reproduce successfully, due to the absence of introduced animals that could kill
the young.

Hotel: CASA DE MARITA

Meal: Breakfast

 Sierra Negra and Volcan

In the morning, a 30-minute transfer will take you to the start of your horseback ride to the Sierra Negra volcano. This
is one of the best rides in the Galapagos for its unique scenery. The Sierra Negra crater has a diameter of 10 km and is the second largest in the world. From horseback, you'll have a breathtaking view of the surrounding area.

You'll take a path with a slight incline. The walk continues to Volcán Chico. You can feel the hot earth as you get closer,
as this is an active volcano. The panoramic view from here is magnificent.

Hotel: CASA DE MARITA

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

 Lancha to Santa Cruz
 Tortuga Bay

This morning, a transfer will take you from your hotel to the pier to take a speed boat to Santa Cruz Island.

Once to the island, a transfer will take you to your hotel.
You'll set off for the magnificent white-sand beach of Tortuga Bay, named after the sea turtles that lay their eggs in
the area. To get there, you'll take a 2.5 km path through the vegetation to Playa Brava. After observing the many
marine iguanas and birds, you can continue on to Playa Mansa, a superb shallow lagoon surrounded by mangroves.

You will take a speed boat to come back to the city (15 min navigation).

Hotel: NINFA

Meal: Breakfast

 Full Day Excursion Santa Fé

Located southeast of Santa Cruz, you'll reach a magnificent bay with crystal-clear waters surrounded by cactus and
mangroves on the island of Santa Fe. From the boat, you'll see a white sand beach populated by sea lions and, in the
distance, a small forest of giant cacti unique to Santa Fe. The island is renowned for its diversity of seabirds such as
pelicans, gulls and blue-footed boobies, and you can also spot Tintoreras sharks resting on the shore.

After lunch, you'll reach Playa Escondida, a white-sand beach in the middle of a very quiet bay, where you'll disembark to relax and enjoy the sun and sea.

Hotel: NINFA

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

 Excursion Full Day Bartholomé

Bartolomé Island is the most famous in the archipelago, thanks to the breathtaking views it affords of Pinnacle Rock and Santiago Island. You can reach this superb viewpoint by climbing the wooden boardwalk.

It features an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green formations. You'll take a stairway to
the top of the volcano (30-40 minutes), where you'll enjoy one of the best views of the islands. You'll also visit a small
but beautiful beach, surrounded by the island's unique vegetation. It's the ideal spot for snorkeling and watching
Galapagos penguins, as well as white-tip sharks and playful sea lions.

Hotel: NINFA

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

 Flight to the continent
 International flight back

A transfer will take you from your hotel to Santa Cruz airport for your flight to the mainland. On arrival, you'll wait for your international return flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

Overnight accommodation in the above-mentioned establishments in a standard room
All transfers included
Galapagos flights
Meals indicated in the description for each day
Excursions mentioned in the description
Permanent assistance throughout the trip
Eco participation in one of the responsible projects supported by the agency.

Exclusions

International Flight
Luggage carrying and tips
Drinks and meals not listed as included above
Insurance, extras and anything not specifically mentioned as included in the program

Notes

Prices subject to change, to be confirmed on booking:

The accommodations included in our program as mentioned in the program* :
* Subject to availability, equivalent establishments will be proposed if necessary. Hotel categories according to local standards.

On Day 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 instead of proper lunch, Lunch Box will be provided.

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Galapagos

Periodic Departure
01 Feb, 2024 to 31 Dec, 2024

2 pax
AUD 8,080 P P twin share
AUD 9,172 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 pax
AUD 7,747 P P twin share
AUD 8,839 P P single
AVAILABLE

6 plus
AUD 7,540 P P twin share
AUD 8,632 P P single
AVAILABLE

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