The Best Islands of Ecuador Extensive Tour
“The best Islands of Ecuador in 8 days!!!”
Tour duration: 7 nights
Prices from: US$1037 per person
Tour code: 170GTGR
Ecuador is also known for its rich ecology, hosting many endemic plants and animals, such as those of the Galápagos Islands. It is one of 17 mega diverse countries in the world. Also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) west of the mainland. They are noted for their association with Charles Darwin, whose observation of animals here during the voyage of the Beagle led to his formation of the theory of natural selection as a means of evolution. Special species that could be found here include blue footed boobies, iguanas and many more.
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- AIRPORT PICK UP
On arrival at San Cristobal Airport, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel.
- KICKER ROCK NAVIGABLE TOUR:
After Breakfast, you’ll leave early in the morning to take the boat and visit the Kicker Rock, which is known as one of the best places to do snorkeling and diving in Galapagos. There, you can see sharks, rays and different types of fishes. After the snorkelling you can chose one of the following beaches: Playa Ochoa, Playa Puerto Grande or Playa Mangelito. In the afternoon, you’ll return to you hotel. Overnight in San Cristobal.
- SANTA CRUZ ISLAND TOUR
After breakfast, you will be transfer to the port and take a speedboat to Santa Cruz Island. The boat trip takes about 2 and half hours. At arrival to Santa Cruz, you will be transferred to your hotel. Afterwards you will visit a ranch in the island’s highlands where we will be able to see Giant Turtles in their natural habitat. Lunch at the ranch. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Santa Cruz. Free Night
- OTHER ISLANDS TOUR
After breakfast, you will discover the diversity of the Galapagos Islands. Your tour consists of a hike around the island and afterwards you can snorkel, swim or just relax. You will visit the followings islands:
- OTHER ISLANDS - PART II
After breakfast, you will discover the other Islands from the Archipelago. Your tour will visit the following islands:
- CHARLES DARWIN STATION
After breakfast, you will visit Charles Darwin Station. The center is a reservoir of information on habitats and local conservation, as well as other fascinating relevant statistics. Their objectives are to conduct scientific research and environmental education for conservation. The Station has a team of over a hundred scientists, educators, volunteers, research students, and support staff from all over the world. There, you will visit the Tortoise Breeding Center, where it is possible to view tortoises of varied sizes and shapes. You will walk and get photos with the tortoises. Also, you can see the land and marine iguanas and different species of birds. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Santa Cruz. Free night.
- CAPE ROSE AND TORTOISE BREEDING CENTER
After breakfast, we will visit a unique place in the islands, “Los Túneles”. Your trip starts on board a speedboat for a 45 minutes drive. The Tunnels were formed millions year ago when rivers of liquid lava ran across the island reaching the coast shore. The cold water froze their superficial layer isolating the interior while liquid lava kept flowing into the sea. When the eruption finished, a hollow structure was formed and its wall later broke allowing water to come inside and creating tunnels. Our guide will show you hundreds of tunnels while we snorkel and discover the marine life such as sharks, lobsters, penguins, sea lions, boobies, marine turtles among other endemic species from Galapagos. A snack will be served on board. If lucky enough, we will have the chance to witness giant manta rays feeding in open waters. Afterwards you will return to Isabela. In the afternoon, we will visit the Tortoise Breeding Center, at this place you will learn more about the breeding and reproduction of the Tortoises. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Isabela. Free Night
- GOING BACK HOME
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the port and travel to Santa Cruz in the morning. Upon arrival at Santa Cruz, our guide will drive you to the airport and assist you with the check-in process.
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• Accommodation in selected hotels
• Meals mentioned in the program
• Excursions mentioned in the program
• Private guidance during the mentioned excursions (English/ Spanish)
• Snorkelling Equipment
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Airport government taxes and Visas