Highlights of the Galapagos Island

5 Days - 4 Nights

5 Days|4 Nights



Fixed Departure

Explore the Galapagos Islands on a land based program and discover this beautiful natural paradise. The program features accommodations at a hotel at Santa Cruz Island, daily programmed excursions to the nearby visiting sites and free time to explore on your own.

Highlights of the Program

Transfers in Guayaquil & the Galápagos Islands

Navigation excursion to one of the nearby islands

Half day excursion – Santa Cruz Bay Tour

Free time to explore the Island of Santa Cruz at your own pace

Hotel accommodations at Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz island

Map tour

Day by Day

DAY 1: Arrive to Guayaquil

Meet and Greet Expeditions tours representative at the Airport upon arrival and be transferred to your hotel. (Distance between Guayaquil airport and the City 25 minutes approximately). Note: Depending on your arrival time to Guayaquil, you could add to your program an optional Guayaquil scenic excursion.

DAY 2: Departure from Guayaquil

At the scheduled time, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take your departure flight to the Galápagos Islands.


Suggested flight - Please book the earliest flight from Guayaquil to Baltra airport- Galápagos Islands as well as the latest flight departing from Baltra airport to provide your clients with more time to enjoy the visit to the Galápagos Islands.

DAY 2: Arrival at Baltra airport

Upon arrival at Baltra airport and after complying with arrival procedures: Ingala Migration Card (TCT card) and payment of the Entrance fee to the Galápagos National Park go outside where the Expeditions Tours representative wiil be waiting to provide the transfer to Itabaca Channel (short ride of approximately 15 minutes), cross the channel to Santa Cruz Island (by local ferry approximately 20 minutes) and then overland transfer to Puerto Ayora town (approximately 45 minutes) where the hotel is located. The rest of the afternoon will be at leisure to explore Puerto Ayora or just relax in the hotel. We suggest the visit on your own to the Tortoise Breeding Center (former Charles Darwin Research Station).

DAY 3: Full day Navigation – (day tour)

At the scheduled time transfer to the meeting point where the navigation excursion starts. Navigation will be offered to one of the following islands: Isabela, or San Cristobal, or Bartolomé, or Plazas, or North Seymour, or Santa Fe or Pinzon.

Note: Important information to have in mind:

The Itineraries and islands to be visited are subject to availability and operational days approved by the Galápagos National Park. The Navigation excursion is provided on sharing basis and will be confirmed according to the availability; if your clients have an specific preference to visit any of the above listed islands kindly let us know at the time of booking in order to check the availability and quote the program to the Galápagos Islands on FIT basis as the price of the package might suffer changes, Excursions in the Galápagos National Park area are provided with 1 local naturalist English/Spanish speaking guide for every 16 passengers. All navigation excursions are provided in boats with capacity between 16 and 26 passengers. All itineraries and sailings are subject to change due to Galápagos National Park change in the regulations or due to weather conditions. Light lunch is included during this excursion

DAY 4: Santa Cruz island- BAY TOUR (morning excursion)

At proper time transfer to the pier of Puerto Ayora to board the boat which will navigate around the Bay of Santa Cruz; the excursion includes a visit to La Lobería, a small island where there is the possibility to swim and to make superficial diving (snorkeling) next to the sea lions; the Love Channel, the Channel of the Sharks, the Cracks and the Beach of the Dogs. Enjoy observing sharks, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, iguanas and rays among other species. Note: Afternoon at leisure to enjoy your last day in the Enchanted Islands of Galápagos

DAY 5: Santa Cruz Island- Baltra airport- Guayaquil or Quito

At the scheduled time transfer from the hotel in Puerto Ayora to the airport located at Baltra Island to take the flight back to mainland Ecuador to connect with your international departure flight or extend your stay in Ecuador and visit other destinations.