A 4-day tour with a locally based package where you will take daily tour activities to visit different islands and return in the afternoon to the island, Santa Cruz.
Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will meet our naturalist guide.
At the airport, you will first take a shuttle service to the Itabaca Canal.
A short ferry ride will get you across the channel in a couple of minutes. From here you will be taken by private transport to Puerto Ayora, the city of the island of Santa Cruz. Along the way, you'll make a brief stop at Los Gemelos Crater, which is a pair of collapsed craters that formed when the earth sank into empty magma chambers of ancient volcanoes. You can also find some birds here. Then you will visit the El Chato Reserve, where you can observe the giant tortoises in the wild that are endemic to the Galapagos. Near the ranch, you will also have the opportunity to see a lava tunnel from the inside. These tunnels were formed when the outer layer of molten lava solidified, while liquid magma continued to flow during a volcanic eruption many years ago. You will have lunch at the private ranch in the El Chato Reserve, before continuing the journey to your hotel in Puerto Ayora.
The rest of the afternoon you will have free time to spend on your own. You can stroll along the boulevard of Puerto Ayora. Another option would be to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can see more giant tortoises and a pair of captive yellow iguanas.