ISLAND HOPPING

ISLAND HOPPING

This is a hotel based tour designed for travelers that want to experience the Galapagos Islands in a different way with an affordable price.

Duration: 4, 5, 8 days
Transportation: Speed boats or public bus
Activities: Cultural, recreative
This is a hotel based tour designed for travelers that want to experience the Galapagos Islands in a different way with an affordable price. Travelers don’t need to be onboard a yacht the entire trip – instead you take speed boats or public transportation from island to island and stay nice and clean hotels . You can choose 4, 5 or 8 days tour.
  • Starting Point: Baltra Island (Galápagos)
  • Ending Point: Twin Craters – Aiport (Galápagos)
Day 1: Baltra – Primicias Ranch
At the Baltra Airport, transfer to Santa Cruz. After lunch we will visit to “Primicias” Ranch, a privately owned over 150 acres, The turtles go there looking for shade, water or suitable places to incubate their eggs. A journey of about 30 minutes, which lets you see the huge Galapagos tortoises in their natural state is made. When visiting this farm is also known a natural lava tunnel nearly 300 meters, you can go through a soft lighting installed by the owners of stay.
Day 2: Bay Tour
After breakfast, visit the Lobería, this is an ideal place to snorkel, you can swim alongside a colony of playful sea lions and colorful fish, sea turtles and occasionally appear stingrays. In Punta Estrada, you see a small colony of blue footed boobies and pelicans. Then go to Cracks “las Grietas”, a paradise of crystal clear water lagoon, where you will swim like a natural pool, when you return visit “los alemanes” beach, where you can enjoy the sun and sea of Galapagos.
Day 3: Santa Fe – Hidden Beach (Snorkelling Tour)
After breakfast, you will board a yacht, an hour sail, to Santa Fe island, from its huge precipices you could observe a forest of giant endemic cactus, colonies of sea birds, including pelicans, boobies and gulls in a calm turquoise bay, habited by a large number of sea lions, this is an ideal place to snorkel, swim with stingrays and tropical fish occasionally observe sea turtles. Lunch on board. Then we will visit Hidden beach and have a relax time before to return to the hotel.
Day 4: Isabela Island
We board the yacht to the Isabela Island, navigation about two hours. visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, which is located 1.5 km from the town you can walk or drive. Here observe turtles of all ages, can learn about the process of raising and breeding of giant turtles are considered endangered. Later visit the flamingo lagoon, take lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit CONCHA PERLA, is a beautiful place in the bay of crystalline waters where snorkeling is performed, taking the opportunity to see variety of fish, sea turtles, penguins, among others or Plazas Island – Carrion Point At 7:00 a.m. a bus to pick them up by their respective hotels for transfer to Itabaca Canal to board the yacht that will take us to Plazas Islands. After 2 hours of navigation, it just landed you can see one of the largest colonies of sea lions archipelago. Then just a few meters behind the dock landing a group of land iguanas are always observed. Then the trail goes to the other side of the island, which is very small and rectangular, walking along a ravine, where you can watch land iguanas, some marine iguanas and birds in the ravine or planning on the same, such as: boobies, blue footed and masked boobies , swallow-tailed gulls nesting , puffins and tropical birds. Besides frigates and pelicans often you fly over the ravines. Despite its small size it is home to a large number of species and is famous for its extraordinary flora. Depending on the season, vegetation changes its color from bright green in the rainy season to orange and purple in the dry season!
Day 5: Twin Craters – Airport
We board the yacht to the Isabela Island, navigation about two hours. visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, which is located 1.5 km from the town you can walk or drive. Here observe turtles of all ages, can learn about the process of raising and breeding of giant turtles are considered endangered. Later visit the flamingo lagoon, take lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit CONCHA PERLA, is a beautiful place in the bay of crystalline waters where snorkeling is performed, taking the opportunity to see variety of fish, sea turtles, penguins, among others.