5 Days / 4 Nights
For those of you who unfortunately don’t have the time to relax in Galapagos, we have a package that is right for you. In 5 short days you will see, be amazed and never forget the magic that is Galapagos. We have land tours and snorkelling to make sure you will meet the most diverse range of Galapagos inhabitants, as well as giving you the option to scuba dive to broaden your horizons just a little more. (This tour can also be Synchronised with your cruise itinerary if you would like to see a little more of Galapagos).
We have 4 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking or honeymooning or would just like a little more comfort we’ve got you covered!
1. Budget – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, TV and WiFi, some have cooking facilities.
2. Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, some have small swimming pool.
3. Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool or Jacuzzi at most.
4. First Class – Premier class private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool or ocean views.
Transfer from Baltra airport to hotel with Highland Visit
This tour consists of visiting 3 sites: El Chato, Lava tunnels and Los Gemelos. El Chato Tortoise Reserve is near Santa Rosa, approx 19km from Puerto Ayora. This is one of the only places where you can observe the ancient creatures up close in the wild. They look old, they smell old and they even sound old when they suck in their necks and heads and let out a hiss of air, like an old leather cushion. The reserve is also a great place to see the short eared owls, Darwin`s finches, yellow warblers and paint billed crakes.
After you return to the current century you will be taken to the lava tubes, where you can walk more than 1km underground. They were formed by the solidifying of the outside skin of molten lava flow. When the lava flow ceased, the molten lava inside the flow kept moving, emptying out of the solidified skin thus leaving tunnels.
Lastly a visit to Las Gemelos, the twin craters that are actually sink holes surrounded by Scalesia forest. Vermillion flycatchers and often seen here, as well as short eared owls on occasion. It is a beautiful place to take in the greenery of Galapagos and walk along the small paths around the craters to spot some of the bird life.
At the conclusion of the tour you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel.