For five days, meet some of the most fascinating creatures to walk the sands or swim beneath the seas anywhere in the world. From the moment you land in the Galapagos, you'll be treated to surreal encounters with wildlife ranging from observing blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, herons, and other tropical birds from afar, snorkeling alongside sharks, or playing with sea lions on the beach! But, as stunning as these residents of the Galapagos are, don't forget to enjoy the turquoise waters, white sands, and impressive volcanic formations that make the Islands' terrain truly unique. These new friends and views are ready for you all year round; don't make them wait!
PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are approximate and subject to change based on availability and conditions at the destination.
AM: San Cristobal
Arriving in the Galapagos, passengers are picked up at the airport by our natural guides and taken
Lunch at noon.
PM: San Cristobal - Cerro Colorado:
Dry landing. After a bus ride of 45 minutes to reach Cerro Colorado, where you can see giant Galapagos tortoises in a Breading Center.
Dinner in the evening.
AM: Gardner Bay:
Breakfast in the morning .Wet Landing.Located on the north coast of Española Island. The main attraction is the colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season. Both resident and migratory birds are observed.
Lunch at noon.
PM: Punta Suarez:
Dry Landing. During the walk on this island you can see sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, albatrosses, lava lizards, herons.
AM: Post office bay:
Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing.This is one of the few visitor sites, that is visited for its human history. Whaling Captain James Colnett established the wooden post barrel in the early 1793. At the time whaling was a big industry, ships were typically gone for 2 years at a time. The Galapagos Islands were a frequent stop for these ships. Outbound ships would drop off letters after rounding the cape and the ships returning home would mail them.
Over the years thousands of ships have stopped to send and receive mail at Post Office Bay. Many have posted a sign of driftwood or other materials memorializing their visit. This is the only area in the Galapagos were graffiti is still acceptable.
Lunch at noon.
PM: Punta Cormorant:
Wet Landing, This site has a sandy olivine beach for walking and swimming. The island also has a flamingo lagoon. In addition, white sand beach where sea turtles nest from December to May.
Duration: 2 Hours
Dinner in the evening.
AM: Santa Fe:
Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing. Snorkeling in the rocky coast of the island, to see a variety of fish and sea turtles.You can see colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, frigate birds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. Large numbers of sea lions are found on the beaches in the bay and can often be seen surfing in the waves. There are two trails, one short loop that is fairly close to the beach and provides a close-up look at the massive Santa Fe Opuntia cactus. Santa Fe land iguanas as well as Galapagos hawks are often seen along the visitor trail. The second trail climbs a steep cliff, providing a view of the inland section of the island.
Lunch at noon.
PM: Tortuga Bay:
Dry landing, arriving to Tortuga Bay beach you will find the first beach “Playa Brava”, if you continue walking to the right side (15 minutes) you will arrive to “Playa Mansa” ideal for sun bathing, swimming and photo shooting, you will also find marine iguanas along the shore. Enjoy a interesting walk to the Turtle Bay beach, perhaps the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, we can swim and snorkel observing colonies of marine iguanas, pelicans, Darwin's finches, sharks, sea turtles, the incredible forest Giant Cactus
AM: EL Chato:
Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. El Chato reserve is divided into two areas; Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa, 22 km from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the more challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season, and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes.
Duration: 1h 30 min
Transfer out to Baltra’s Airport.
If you have any questions about prices, please feel free to submit a request online via the link above or to give us a call at 1-888-LUX RAIL (589-7245).This is a perfect extension tour for any Tren Crucero journeys.
25% of total tour cost is due at the time of booking, with the remaining balance of 75% is due no later than 65 days prior to the tour's departure date.
If a customer wishes to change their tour dates and their original departure date is more than 65 days away, then they will be charged a $200 fee per person.
If a customer wishes to change their tour dates and their original departure date is less than 65 days away, then relevant cancellation fees will apply.
i) 20% of the trip price if it is cancelled between 89 and 60 days before the departure.
ii) 50% of the trip price, if it occurs from 59 to 30 days prior to the departure.
iii) 100% of the trip price, if it occurs within 29 to 0 hours prior to the departure.
The above times are based on local time of the destination where the tour is provided. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies to be refunded to the client will be charged prior to refund.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change based on availability and conditions at the destination.
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