Santa Cruz, Ecuador

Jan 2 - 12, 2023
Group size: 1 - 16
Santa Cruz, Ecuador

Jan 2 - 12, 2023
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Galapagos Tortoise Path 11 Days 10 Nights program offers an authentic way to explore the archipelagos. The Galapagos is a unique place on earth, there are no other places in the whole world that allow you to see the wildest animals and landscapes. This personalized trip takes in the natural wonders of nine and more islands (Santa Cruz, Pinzon, Santa Fe, Plazas, Isabela, Bartolome, San Cristobal, and others). Each island is the peak of an underwater volcano and the home of many never seen species. But the iconic species will enchant you, especially the giant tortoises, playful boobies and frigate birds, yellow and land iguanas, a variety of sharks including hammerheads, and Galapagos Penguins. You are also treated to some of the most memorable sunsets, extreme landscapes and pristine beaches across the whole archipelago, making this Galapagos land-based excursion just too good to miss. 

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Yacht, speed boats, bus, and private taxi
  • Meals
    Lunch (mentioned in the program)
  • Guite
    Naturalist Tour Guide accredited by Galapagos National Park
  • Equipment
    Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Snack
    Snack (mentioned in the program)
  • TAX
    Local tax payment
  • Flight
    Domestic or international flight ticket
  • GPS entrace fee
    Galapagos National Park entrace fee USD 100.0
  • TCC fee
    Transit Control Card USD 20.00
  • Isabela entrance fee
    USD 10.00
  • Water taxi
    USD 1.00
  • Pier Fee
    Pier using fee USD 1.00 (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner (mentioned in the program)
  • Insurance
    Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal adquisitions
    Souvenirs or alcoholic beverage
  • Personal gratitude


Day 1: Baltra & Sta Cruz
Arrival in Baltra – The Twins + Giant turtle + Lava tunnels - Hotel

Monday: AM: Arrival in Baltra Island

At the Baltra Airport Galapagos Path’s staff is going to welcome you, he is going to be waiting with the paper signboard at the passenger principle hall meeting. Our staff is going to assist you at the Baltra and Itabaca Channel. The, your will ride a comfortable transportation in order to explore the highland. 

PM: The Twins + Giant turtle + Lava tunnels – Hotel

Teeming wildlife and greenest will be found in Santa Cruz Island highland, your first spot is at Los Gemelos – or “The Twins” in English – which are often mistaken for volcanic craters, those are actually sinkholes. When the volcanoes on the islands were still active, lava flows would roll down the hills to get to the sea. So, the lava run at different speeds under the ground for several days becoming big lava tunnels and magma chambers. The outer lava cools faster than the middle and starts to dry, allowing for the formation of lava walls that enclose the hotter lava within. These geological formations remain underground for thousands of years until their roofs collapse due to erosion, which is the case with Los Gemelos. Then, you will wonder visiting a reserve where it is possible a healthy short trail surrounded by the endemic tropical forest and they can observe closely exotic giant turtles on natural state, also our guests will take a trip under the lava tunnels always assisted by our experimented tour guide. At the end of this authentic excursion, you will ride your comfortable transportation to the hotel. 



Transportation: shared bus at Baltra & speed boat at Itabaca channel

Meals: lunch

Guide: accredited guide at the reserve/ranch

Assistance: in person help

Doesn’t include 

Accommodation: hostel/hotel

Meals: breakfast & dinner

Drinks: Alcohol   beverage

Personal gratitude: Tips

Your Organizer

Galapagos Path
Our sustainable tourism commitment plans your exclusive eco-friendly and responsible trip which allows you to explore the Galapagos Islands, discover Andean communities, and live an unique experience into the Ecuadorian mainland nature and culture.