5-Day Getaway to the Galapagos

Get ready to experience the most romantic getaway!
The Galapagos Islands is the perfect place for romance, adventure, and relaxation. You will find white-sand beaches and amazing sunsets, moon-like landscapes, and the soothing sound of the ocean will make your Galapagos getaway unforgettable!

During this 5-Day Getaway you will discover the islands in a unique way of travelling. You will visit different sites during the day, and enjoy the life of the islands at night. You will have the chance to get a night of refreshing sleep, resting in comfortable accommodations in town.

5 Days
18+ Age
  • Destination

  • Included

    24/7 Assistance
    English Speaking Guides
    Services as described
  • Not Included

    Domestic Flights
    International Flights
    Personal expenses
    Services not described
    Tips
    Transportation
    Travel insurance
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Day 1: Hello Galapagos

On arrival at Baltra airport, you will meet your naturalist guide, who will accompany you on the transfer to Puerto Ayora.

From the airport, you will take a bus to the Itabaca Canal where you head by ferry to the other side of the island Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz is the second-largest island of the Archipelago. Puerto Ayora, the populated part of the island, is the most important harbour of the Archipelago. On the way, there will be a stop to visit the Highlands. After lunch at the harbour, continue to the hotel, for a short break.

Afterwards, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you will have the opportunity to see how the conservation of the islands is conducted, and understand the huge efforts that scientists, park rangers and park managers among others have to make to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

Hotel: Ikala - subject to availability

Type of service: Private

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Day 2: Volcano Experience

Discover the volcanic origin of the Galapagos Islands, in a fascinating hike that will take you to explore great lava fields with craters that will transport you to a lunar landscape.

Bartholomew is a small but yet incredible island located northwest of the Itabaca Channel. Arriving in Bartholomew you get one of the most incredible landscapes.

The summit trail begins with a dry landing, though sea-lions make the purpose-built dock more exciting. The trail is a dusty walk through volcanic ash. The only vegetation is the "pioneer Tiquilia plant" and greenish Chamaesyce.

Bartholomew is considered one of the best snorkelling sites in the central Galapagos region, a swim at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock and around its base is the most important deep-water snorkel with many different species of parrots fishes, marine turtles, sea lions and sometimes Galapagos penguins.

A wet landing on the main beach of the island will give you the opportunity of enjoying the sandy beach where sea lions rest and a variety of wade birds feed on the shoreline.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel: Ikala - subject to availability

Type of service: Private

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Day 3: Bird Watching Experience

Marvel at the great red breast and love songs of frigates, blue-footed boobies nesting, feeding their babies or just flying around, while pelicans patrol the coast in search of good food!

North Seymour Island is a small landmass located an hour away from the Itabaca Channel on the north side of Santa Cruz.

This rocky island is home to of one the most impressive colonies of different species of animals.

While exploring the island you could find Great frigate birds that during courtship they spend hours handing nesting materials to each other. While around you might encounter some blue-footed boobies cleaning the ground and transporting some twigs here and there but never actually construct a nest.

The area where the eggs are laid is marked by a ring of white guano. Heading along the shore, you traverse a wide expanse of sand crisscrossed with marine iguana trails. These reptiles nest here, so be careful where you step.

Some of the island's finest waves pound a boulder beach on your left; young sea lions often body-surf here. Looking west, there are good views of the two Daphne islands, Major and Minor.

After a delicious lunch on board, you will head to Bachas Beach, a beautiful coralline beach. This is the perfect place for practising snorkelling, swimming or simply enjoy the white soft sand.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel: Ikala - subject to availability

Type of service: Shared

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Day 4: Iguana Experience

Immerse yourself in an incredible journey discovering the Galapagos Iguanas through the evolutionary history of the Galapagos animals. Witness and observe the adaptation, as Darwin did.

South Plaza Island is a beautiful island full of both land life and birds: including Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Frigate birds, Masked boobies, Blue-footed boobies, Pelicans and Red-billed Tropicbirds.

It is not really difficult to go by a gull's nest and see some chicks flapping their wings trying to fly. Created by lava that tilted up the sea bed, South Plaza Island is countless years old, with its resident wildlife and diverse plant life having progressively taken over the island since it was formed.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Candle Light Dinner

Hotel: Ikala - subject to availability

Type of service: Shared

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Day 5: Farewell

Today is your last day in the enchanted islands. You will enjoy a nice breakfast at your hotel before your driver picks you up from your hotel and drives you to the airport where you will board the flight back to the mainland.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Type of service: Shared

 

It will be our pleasure to host you during this once in a lifetime trip!

 

From USD 1850