GALAPAGOS – QUITO or GUAYAQUIL
ITINERARY (7DAYS – 6 NIGHTS)
Day 1. Arrival to Quito Airport
Day 2. Quito City Tour & Middle of the World
Day 3. Baltra – Chato Reserve (Lodgement)
Day 4. Sta Cruz Island, Tourtle Bay Beach – Charles Darwin Station ( Breakfast Lodgement)
Day 5. Sta Cruz Island, Tour de Bahia ( Breakfast Lodgement)
Day 6. Transfer Out Hotel – Canal return to Baltra Island (Breakfast)
Day 7. Transfer Out
DAY 1. ARRIVAL TO QUITO AIRPORT
You are met by an Explorer Tour representative at the airport in Quito and provide transfers at La vieja Cuba Hotel or Similar in Quito. + American Breakfast
DAY 2. QUITO CITY TOUR & MIDDLE OF THE WORLD
After breakfast, we will go back in time a couple of hundred years while driving around the colonial section of Quito and admire architectural monuments, la Basilica church, Independence Square, with the Presidential Palace and the colonial Churches. Visit the toy workshop, you will find wooden toys, like spin toys. Visit the Api Real store, they produces products such as soaps, creams and shampoos, based on honey and its merger with essential oils and extracts 100% natural. Quesadillas, delicious dessert, typical of Quito, you will learn the secret recipe. Drive up to the “Middle of the World City” (entrance included) where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be visited. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. The “Intiñan Museum”, known as the Equinox solar Museum, can also be visited.
Overnight at La vieja Cuba Hotel or Similar in Quito. + American Breakfast
DAY 3. BALTRA – CHATO RESERVE (Lodgement)
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will have the transfer to Quito airport to take Galapagos flight. When you arrived at the Galapagos Island you will be greeted by a tourist guide to take you to Santa Cruz in abour 45 minutes you will be in Puerto Ayora.– hotel. Check in the hotel. Lunch. After lunch we will visit El Chato. The highlands of Santa Cruz Island offer important attractions thanks to its climate and vegetation. This tropical rain forest has a very different landscape than the lowlands. In the Santa Rosa sector, we will visit the El Chato Reserve where the famous “Galapagos” giant tortoises live in the wild. You can watch the tortoises relaxing and bathing in El Chato lagoon. Also, this is nesting grounds for many of the island’s wild birds, such as finches, Vermilion Flycatcher, Cattle Egret and sometimes Galapagos Crake.
DAY 4. STA. CRUZ- TORTUGA BAY BEACH – CHARLES DARWIN STATION (BREAKFAST-LODGEMENT)
After breakfast visit: TORTUGA BAY beach, It is one of the largest beaches of white sand of the archipelago, an excellent place for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing or simply walking. The marine iguanas, sharks and sea turtles can be seen along a small trail suitable for visitors. Migratory birds can be seen walking along the coast.
STATION CHARLES DARWIN – visit the CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION and its interpretive Center, with the help of the IUCN, UNESCO, and conservationists worldwide, Charles Darwin Foundation was founded under Belgian Law in 1959. Since then, CDF has been instrumental in stabilizing the ecosystem and preserving the natural wonders the islands offer. Here we will have the great opportunity to see and explore this famous place
DAY 05: STA. CRUZ – A.M. TOUR DE BAHIA (BREAKFAST- LODGEMENT)
Pick up hotel. 08:00. Navigation to different places suchs as: CHANNEL OF SHARKS, an arm of the crystal clear sea where sharks found in the surrounding area can see sea lions and frigates. IGUANA BEACH :with a large concentration of marine iguanas, can observe blue-footed boobies; LOVE CANAL crystalline waters, is a very private and romantic place. Afternoon Free.
DAY 06. TRANSFER OUT HOTEL – CANAL + BREAKFAST. Return to Baltra Island.
Breakfast in the Hotel, transfer to the Baltra’s airport approx at 08:00 a.m., Flight Galapagos to Quito or Guayaquil. In the airport, you are met by an Explorer Tour representative and provide transfers at the Hotel in Quito or Guyaquil.
DAY 07. TRANSFERS OUT
After breakfast, Transfer out for taking international flight.
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