Have you always thought that excursions inside the craters of volcanoes belonged only in Indiana Jones movies, that you would have seen penguins, sea lions, and giant turtles only in National Geographic documentaries, and that swimming with sharks was impossible?
Think again! This trip offers you all this and much more: bike rides, snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, a unique marine fauna and impressive natural beauty!
The ingredients for an active, adventurous and unforgettable journey are all there. What are you waiting for? Set off!
Welcome to the Galapagos Islands! Lots of activities await you in these five days, so try to land in Baltra early in the morning to fully enjoy the day. In any case, there are two itineraries ready for you, depending on the time of arrival.
If you’ll arrive before 11 am, your guide will take you to Puerto Ayora, where after lunch you’ll get to Isabella Island by speedboat. Watch out, during the trip you might get wet, so dress accordingly. Once there, visit the Flamingo Lagoon and spend the night.
In case your arrival to Baltra was not in the morning, the first day of your adventure will start with the island of Santa Cruz.
Depending on your arrival time, you will take either a bike tour or a guided tour. Night at the Fernandina Hotel or similar.
The second day is dedicated to the discovery of the active Sierra Negra volcano, which you will reach by trekking. The volcano has the second largest crater in the world, and to reach it you have to take a bus to the Galapagos National Park first. Enjoy a packed lunch at the foot of the volcano, and then spend the afternoon on the beach, with the possibility of snorkeling or swimming. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel San Vicente or similar. (In this day breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).
After breakfast, bike up to the center specialized in the conservation of giant turtles, and towards the center of the island, where you will discover a bit of history and culture of the land that hosts you. Return to the hotel for lunch, and then discover lagoons full of flamingos, penguin colonies and sea lions, marine iguanas and sharks, with which you can also snorkel. At the end of the day, return to the hotel for dinner.
Today is dedicated to Puerto Vallami, from where you will start kayaking along the coast and see the marine fauna from a privileged position. Get back to the hotel for lunch, before riding again and discovering caves and spots out of the ordinary for their beauty and uniqueness.
On the fifth day return to the island of Baltra, taking the speedboat at 6 in the morning. Here there are activities you can do and ancient volcanoes you can visit, before returning to the airport, depending on your departure time.
* The itinerary may suffer some small changes. The organizers reserve the unquestionable right to modify the program, according to unpredictable weather conditions in order to ensure the safety of participants and positive outcome of the trip.
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