Mini Galapagos

2 nights / 3 days
(Operates on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)

• Transfer Baltra / hotel in Puerto Ayora, visiting the highland part of Santa Cruz Island (Includes lava Tunnels and a turtle reserve) + Visit the Scientific Charles Darwin Station. (Transfer operates daily at 12h45pm)
• 2 nights of accommodation in Galápagos (Santa Cruz Island) with breakfast
• Excursion to Tortuga Beach & Bay Tour
• Transfer hotel / airport & Finca de Café (Transfer operates at 8h00 am, arrival at the airport at approximately 10h30 am)
• Hotel Taxes

Mini Galapagos

(Program operates on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)

Day 1:
Welcome at the Baltra airport and free transfer by bus to the tip of the Itabaca canal, where you will proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting in order to transfer you to Puerto Ayora, area where the hotels are located on the Island. On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galápagos Islands; the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of Evolution, the conservation programs, and observe some Giant Turtles in captivity. Accommodation.
Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach, after 40minute walk (approx.) we will arrive to this magic place, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, with white sand and green mangroves.
"Playa mansa" is where we can swim and enjoy of the beach. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, tour around the bay on board a yacht, starting with a visit to "La Loberia", named because of the presence of sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel. Then we proceed with our tour to the "Canal del Amor", a marvelous site where nature gives us an unforgettable view; at the end of this channel, just a few meters forward, a viewpoint where we can observe reef sharks; from here we continue with a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit in "Playa de los Perros". Punta Estrada will also be visited. Return to Puerto Ayora.

*Note: shipping used in this excursion is a boat engine with capacity for 12 people. This tour only takes place Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel. Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel to go to the canal of Itabaca, where a ferry will take you to Baltra Island. At the port you will board a bus of your airline that takes you to the airport. En route you are going to visit a coffee plantation which is part of a social responsibility program. The encouragement for the organic coffee cultivation contributes to the conservation of plants and soil and therefore is deemed to be a perfect model of sustainable tourism

Prices

**Net Prices per person (subject to change)
**Prices in US Dollars

Hotels

Single Room

Double Room

Triple Room

Hotel Flamingo or Red Booby
(Tourist 3*)
Additional night
523 403 403
135 75 75
Fernandina (Superior 3*s)
Additional night
611 475 451
179 111 99
Isla Sol by SolyMar (First 4*)
Additional night
881 567 513
314 157 130
Sol y Mar (Superior 4*)
Additional night
1111 681 589
429 214 168
Royal Palm (Luxury 5*)
Additional night
1162 707 853
440 220 295

** Program does not include air ticket from Quito or Guayaquil
NOTE: The air route Quito or Guayaquil / Baltra / Quito or Guayaquil is mandatory for all programs "Galapagos Hotel and Yacht"
** Programs do not include Galapagos: Galapagos National Park Fee US$ 50.00 (Andean Pact & Mercosur) / US$ 100.00 (Other countries) US$ 20.00 (TCT Transit Card) + Air Ticket (referential rate): Quito or Guayaquil / Galapagos / Guayaquil or Quito US$ 590.00 net, non-commissionable, subject to change and availability

IMPORTANT: Consider the following information about schedules for transfers IN / OUT in Santa Cruz
**Transfer Airport (Baltra) / Hotel (Santa Cruz Island) * one way, including visits. Available every day at 12h45pm.
* Transfer Hotel / Airport * route includes a visit to Coffee Farm. Opera at 8:00 am, 10:30 a.m. arrival at the airport
** Surcharge for transfer airport / hotel in Galapagos, for flights arriving before 10h30am: US$ 75,00 USD per person
** Surcharge for transfer hotel / airport in Galapagos, for flights departing before 10h00am: US$ 75,00 per person
** Full Day yacht (including in any program of this collection) can be changed by Scuba Diving Tour with surcharge: US$ 120.00
(licencia PADI es requerida, incluye 2 inmersiones y box lunch)
**Full day excursions _ yacht are not recommended for children under 5 years, elderly people, pregnant women or people with limited mobility
**Full day excursions yacht may be sold only as part of a program with accommodation, GRAY LINE ECUADOR does not guarantee the specific location of this visit
**Galapagos Excursions Hotel & Yacht programs, are subject to space availability and itinerary changes due to weather conditions and sailing permits
** Rates do not apply for Holidays, please confirm Rates and Conditions
** 2015 Tariff Guide / Third Edition
** Prices are valid until December 15 /2014

Attractions

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND MOUNTAIN TOUR & CHARLES DARWIN SCIENTIFIC STATION

You will visit the Gemelos craters to enjoy the nature diversity of this place. Discover a lava tunnel and see the formation of a cavern and suffers walls. Then walk trough the famous turtles Galapagos paradise, and follow your visit to the scientific Charles Darwin station where you will easily understand the formation of the islands, species and their evolution. Learn and understand the conservation programs for the islands and finally see another giant turtles Galapagos place and visit the famous Solitary George.

BAY TOUR AND TORTUGA BAY (SANTA CRUZ)

You can get to know the island and visit La Lobería named for all the huge sea lion colonies that live there. Here one will be able to do snorkeling and to swim, play with the sea lions, see beautiful fish of all colors and sea turtles In the Canal del Amor you can observe reef sharks and also have the possibility of swimming, snorkeling with them
Tortuga Bay is a beautiful white sand beach, in which you will be able to snorkell, as well as enjoy the beach.


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