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Hopping Galapagos Islands - First Class

Hopping Galapagos Islands - First Class

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Honeymoon  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

If combined with our tour 'Colonial Andes and Volcano Road - First Class' will make your honeymoon unforgettable!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Quito/Guayaquil – Galapagos.

Flight to Baltra on the Galápagos Islands from where we will take a short ride through the narrow straits of Itabaca Canal by ferry and cross the highlands of the Island Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora by a private taxi. Connecting flight with a private nine-seater Cessna to Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island. The relaxed fishing village is home for about 1.500 persons and thus home for nearly all inhabitants of the island, which are mostly descendants of the former detention center “Alemania”. With a size of 4.500 square kilometers, the isolated island of Isabela occupies more than half of the Galapagos area. Maritime welcome dinner and overnight stay underneath palm trees in one of the most beautiful beach hotels in the Galapagos archipelago, the La Casa de Marita, from your bed barefoot just straight to the beach (best available room with sea view). Price Includes: (B), (D).

Day 2 – Galapagos, Isabela.

In the morning we will visit the famous „Wall of Tears“, an 8 meter high fortress built out of basalt-rocks, which is the last sad testimony of the former detention center, that was built by punished prisoners in shackles. The detention center was broke down in 1953, after a revolution. Today there are just running lots of lava saurian on the stones. Going up to the observation-rock El Mirador, detour into a lava tunnel, and straight through the mangrove-everglades (Wetlands), to the flamingo-lagoon and later on to the “monster” breeding station: Here are living the biggest Elephant-turtles of all. In the afternoon a short boat-trip to Las Tintoreras: Sleeping sharks, blue-foot boobies, pelicans, penguins, sea lions and marine iguanas. Overnight stay at Casa de Marita. Includes: (B)

Day 3 – Galapagos, Isabela.

In the morning very spectacular private boat trip to a rarely visited mangrove bay called Los Tuneles, a hot tip and one of the must Galápagos highlights, even though we don´ t like to tell everyone about. Here you can snorkel among sunken lava bridges in transparent waters, with coltish sea lions, sea turtles, rays, sharks, marine iguanas and colorful ornamental fish. In the afternoon swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Puerto Villamils´ long sandy beach and swinging in hammocks among palm trees. This is just the right spot to let yourself go. Enjoy your cocktail and forget about your business concerns. We will take care of the coconuts above. Overnight stay at Casa de Marita. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4 - Galapagos, Santa Cruz.

Early morning fast ride via lancha to Santa Cruz. With some luck we can not only observe lots of seabirds but also dolphins and exhausted sea turtles during the two-hour transit. The wonderful rock-islands of Los Cuatro Hermanos and the enchanted Isla Tortuga can be seen in the blue Ocean as well. In the morning visit of the Charles Darwin Station: The famous „Lonesome George“, the last male-tortoise of its kind is an obligatory stop for all yachts which are landing in Puerto Ayora, mostly connected with shopping and coffee on the Charles Darwin Avenue water front. Maritime lunch. In the afternoon swimming and relax at the beautiful white sandy beach at Tortuga Bay. Overnight stay in one the two ocean-panoramic suites at the fabulous Red Mangrove Inn right on the shores of Academy Bay. Dinner at your own expense, we will give some good hints. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 5 - Galapagos, Santa Cruz.

In the morning a private tour to the giant-tortoise reservation El Chato in the tropical green highlands of Santa Cruz island. Here you can observe Charles Darwin´ s favorites in their natural habitat. We also pay visit to an amazing lava tunnel and enjoy the panoramic views of the islands. Box-Lunch around midday. In the afternoon swimming, sea kayaking and relax at the beautiful white sandy beach at Tortuga Bay. Dinner at your own expense. Overnight stay at Red Mangrove Inn. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 6 – Galapagos to Quito/Guayaquil.

Going through the highlands to the Itabaca Canal and further on to the airport on Baltra. Flight to mainland and end of services. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price per person USD 3000 in double bedroom from/to Guayaquil or Quito.

Price Includes:
- All overnight stays in the best available honeymoon suites;
- breakfast on days 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6; lunch on days 4 and 5;
- dinner on day 1;
- table or mineral water, juice or soft drink for included meals;
- round trip airfare Quito / Guayaquil – Baltra – Guayaquil / Quito;
- sports plane airfare Baltra – Isabela;
- all boat rides in between and around the islands;
- all transfers on the islands;
- professional German or English speaking nature guides;
- local transfer guides and assistance;
- all excursions;
- snorkel equipment without wet suit;
- one bottle of selected white wine per couple;
- all legally required taxes.

Price Includes:
- lunches on days 1, 2, 3 and 6;
- dinners on days 2, 3, 4, and 5;
- alcoholic and additional non-alcoholic beverages;
- Galápagos entrance fee, Galápagos transit tax;
- tips and personal spending.

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