Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Galapagos

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Ecuador fixed departures 2021 5 Days / 4 Nights

Transfer in Guayaquil. English speaking assistance. 

*Note that this first night can be changed to Quito for an extra cost.

 

Overnight at Unipark (Standard Room) or similar

Optional Upgrade: Wyndham Guayaquil (Deluxe) or similar

 

Included: transportation, English speaking guide.

Meals: none.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take flight to Galapagos. 

Suggested flight (subject to change) from Guayaquil:  XL1413 GYE/GPS   1115-1212 – not included

Suggested flight (subject to change) from Quito: XL1413 UIO/GPS  0935-1212 – not included 

 

Arrival in the Galapagos. English speaking assistance.

 

Today we arrive on Baltra Island, the gateway to the Galapagos. This tiny island was a military base during the Second World War and hosts the Islands’ principal airport. The airport was built using the most advanced environmental techniques to reduce emissions and energy use, some of which you’ll notice as you transit through the facility. It was the first ecological airport in the world. Ferry to Santa Cruz Island.

 

Afterwards drive to our exclusive giant tortoise reserve where our tented camp is located. Perched high on a hillside overlooking the ocean, Magic Galapagos Tented Camp will be our home for the night. The sounds of nature will be our lullaby in the evenings, and the Milky Way will be our night-light. We’ll be able to feast our eyes on the mountains and forest surrounding the lodge, and enjoy the peace of having the entire hillside to ourselves, with the exception of seasonal resident giant tortoises. 

Watching the colorful sunset from Magic’s western perch is the perfect segue into evening. Dinners are scrumptious three course affairs, prepared by expert chefs in an open-air kitchen in the main lodge. A favorite post-dinner activity is a short walk to the natural lava tubes on the reserve for a nightcap in the one-of-a-kind ‘Lava Lounge!’ It’s the perfect spot to relax around the fire and share stories from the day’s adventures. 

 

  

 

*Check in at Galapagos Magic Tented Camp is at 3pm. If guests are arriving earlier, the transfer included in the program will drive them to Puerto Ayora (not to the hotel). Lunch is not included this day, so you can take advantage of your time at Puerto Ayora to explore on your own, and enjoy of a meal in a local restaurant (ask our team for recommendations). Luggage will be stored until the moment of the check in, so guests have time to explore on their own Puerto Ayora and have lunch at town (not included). Later, a taxi will pick them up to be transferred to Galapagos Magic.

**Magic Galapagos doesn’t have an open restaurant. Breakfasts and dinners are included with the stay. Lunch is only available upon request, with previous notification.

***Not Included: Galapagos National Park entrance fee and tourist transit card (Ingala)

 

Overnight at Galapagos Magic or similar (double tree house) and optional upgrade to (double tent). 

**Note: Some departures have limited availability at Galapagos Magic. Whenever unavailable, this night will be changed to your selected hotel in Puerto Ayora and an extra visit to El Chato turtle ranch will be included to round off the experience. In this case, dinner will be on your account. Please, confirm availability at the time of booking. 

 

Included: transport, English speaking guide and lodging

Meals: Breakfast and dinner (*only when lodged at Galapagos Magic).

Breakfast.

 

Half-day excursion to Bay Exploration (SIB – shared service)

This morning we will join a Puerto Ayora’s bay exploration, at the main dock we will have a quick 10-minute navigation to la Loberia Island named after a sea lion colony that inhabits there. This small island is a great place to snorkel in amongst sea turtles and a great variety of colorful fish, and for playing with the ever-friendly and inquisitive sea lions. 

 

Our next stop will be a hike to the Túnel del Amor (lover’s tunnel) with a great viewpoint from where if lucky you can watch resting white-tip sharks. On the way back we will visit Punta Estrada’s dock, where we’ll go on a walk to watch marine iguanas. 

 

OPTIONAL FULL DAY EXPERIENCE WITH EXTRA COST: Full Day Garrapatero Beach, Charles Darwin Research Station and visit to a local artisan. (This tour replaces the Bay Exploration. Minimum 2 passengers.)

 

Overnight at Fiesta hotel (Standard room) or similar 

OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Night at Hotel Ikala Galapagos (Standard Room) or similar

 

Included: local guide, transportation and lodging 

Meals: Breakfast.

Breakfast.

 

Daily Tour on board a motor yacht (shared basis excursion)

Embark our motor yacht and enjoy of a daily excursion with a welcoming crew members and knowledgeable naturalist guide, and experience the remote islands in comfort and style. 

 

Our daily excursions will take you to experience the Galapagos Islands in a safe and comfortable manner. Check the boat´s weekly itinerary. We may visit North Seymour and Bachas, South Plazas, Santa Fe Island or Bartolome and Sullivan Bay, according to boats’ schedules allowed by the National Park.

 

** These excursions are subject to availability and change without prior notification.

 

Later, drive to Puerto Ayora to spend the night. 

Overnight at Fiesta hotel (Standard room) or similar 

OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Night at Hotel Ikala Galapagos (Standard Room) or similar 

 

Included: transport, excursion and lodging

Meals: Breakfast, lunch on board.

After breakfast, transfer to Baltra´s airport to take flight back to continent.

Suggested flight (subject to change) to Guayaquil XL1412 GPS/GYE 1255-1547 – not included  

Suggested flight (subject to change) to Quito XL1412 GPS/UIO 1255-1722 – not included  

Arrival in Guayaquil/Quito and international connection (or extension of your trip). 

 

Meals: Breakfast.

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