Galapagos Wildlife Tour November 19-26, 2016
Led by Amazonia’s wildlife biologist/famed nature photographer Alfredo Dosantos
Transfer to Santa Cruz: Tortuga Bay – Charles Darwin Station
Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to the dock in order to take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz, Arrive in Santa Cruz and transfer to the Hotel. Then visit the beautiful beach called Tortuga Bay it is the largest and most famous beach of white coral sand in the Galapagos Islands. Located 2.5 kilometers from the city of Puerto Ayora. Here you can find a beautiful protected natural pool, where you can swim safely with trees that provide shade. In the afternoon visit the Charles Darwin Station this station has educational museums, both about the history and development of the Galapagos Islands and the protection of its natural heritage. The endemic giant land tortoises can be observed. Accommodation Red Booby Hotel or similar
Santa Fe Is.
Meet at the main pier at 8:00 in the morning. The trip to Santa Fe will take 2 hours. In this island you will find a endemic land iguana that lives only in this place, sea lions in white sand beach resting waiting for pictures, they pose to your cameras. You will get into a giant cactus forest while the Galapagos hawk overfly in the light blue sky. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, mockingbirds and Galapagos doves are often seen in Santa Fe island. The bay offers you this turquoise and crystalline water to swim and snorkel, marine turtles, rays, sea lions, fishes and other marine animals in this rocky reef are unique attractions of this place. Return to the hotel to enjoying dinner at the restaurant. Accommodation Red Booby Hotel or similar
Tour de Bahìa (Las Grietas, Playa del amor, Playa de Los perros) – El Chato – El Trapiche
We’ll take the boat for a visit to Santa Cruz Island’s bay. The tour takes around 3 hours and a half. Starting from the main pier of Puerto Ayora, the boat will take us to "Lobería," so named for the large seal colony where is snorkeling is possible not far from this amazing mammals. It is a very special place to see a variety of colors of fish. We ́ll also visit Punta Estrada, Sharks ́Channel, Playa de los Perros, and Grietas. Visit Cracks is the last place to visit perhaps the most anticipated by visitors because it is excellent for dives and snorkeling recreational its brackish and clear waters, is 15 minutes from a dry landing taking place in a small pier is recommended walk with shoes because it is natural lava rock path watching the endemic and native vegetation, finches, a natural salt pond filtration. During the visit we may find species like white tip Sharks, sea tortoises, marine iguanas, crabs, pelicans, and some other marine birds. At the end of the excursion, we ́ll getting back to the pier. In the afternoon we will visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz, the first place of visit is El CHATO II it is a private ranch were your can find some turtles in your natural environment, then visit the site called EL TRAPICHE it is a place where you can learn how to make sugar cane rum or moon shine, coffee and derivatives. Accommodation Red Booby Hotel or similar
Picking up in the selected hotel at 6:15 in the morning, transfer to Itabaca Channel to board the yacht. The trip to Bartolome will take about 2 hours and a half. Bartolome has the most beautiful and photographed landscapes of the islands. The trail is made of wood and you have to climb to the top of this extinct volcano that has an altitude of 114 meters. From here you will be amazed at this spectacular landscape that give the island and after reaching the top of these wooden staircase (380 approximately) you will feel that was worth it. The main attraction of the island it is the pinnacle rock, it is a big lava formation that over time has eroded. Bartolome has also two beautiful beaches half-moon shaped with gold color sand that invite you to have a sunbath or snorkel around the lava formations, if you are lucky you might find the Galapagos penguin and sea turtles swimming in shallow waters. Return to the hotel to enjoying dinner at the restaurant. Accommodation Red Booby Hotel or similar
Transfer to the Baltra airport.
After breakfast transfer to airport to take the flight to Quito or Guayaquil. Our service does not end until our guests have checked in with full satisfaction, many photographs, and uncountable, unforgettable memories in their luggage while heading back home.
Rate $ 2590 , sharing accommodation (single supplement $500)
- Meals on the islands
- Local Naturalist Guide
- Transfers in Galapagos
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Air ticket
- Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park
- Ingala Transit Control Card
- Extra drinks and meals
- Itinerary subject to changes only if beyond our control
Reservation made with deposit of $500 per person
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