Experience the best of Santa Cruz Island on an all-inclusive 3-day tour. Beginning with pickup at Baltra Airport, end-to-end transportation allows you to visit numerous attractions around the island quickly and comfortably. Provided accommodation and meals further ensure that your Galapagos adventure is as stress-free as possible. Be sure to have your camera ready for wildlife sightings at the Lava Tunnels, Tortuga Bay, The Twins, and more.
Your tour will start at Baltra airport where the guide will pick you up and take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz. First you make a stop at the Twin Craters. You will have lunch in the highlands (if your arrival is before 2 PM). This includes a visit to the famous Lava tunnels. Rancho Primicias is located on the top of the island Santa Cruz. It provides important attractions due to the climate and vegetation. This is a humid tropical forest and offers varied landscape. Its major tourist attraction are the tortoises that migrate from the park to this property at certain times of the year. Afterwards you will be brought to Puerto Ayora.
After breakfast you will travel to Santa Fe Island. It is one of the oldest islands in the archipelago. Santa Fe is home to endemic species such as the Barrington Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus). After a 45 minute boat ride, you will arrive to the bay of Santa Fe. There you will have a very nice snorkeling activity. After snorkeling, you will go to Playa Escondida or Garrapatero in Santa Cruz island and have a wet landing there, where you will have approximately 1 hour to discover the beach and after you go back on board and to have lunch. In the afternoon you could visit Tortuga Bay, a beautiful white sandy beach, by yourself.
If you have a flight in the afternoon (leaving at 2 PM or later from Baltra airport) you will have time to do a morning activity and go to The Charles Darwin Research Station, where you will have a close encounter with the famous Galapagos tortoises and also you will learn all about the Islands and the Darwin Theory of Evolution of the Species. After this you will be brought with a Spanish speaking driver to Baltra Airport (GPS). The tour will end upon arrival to the airport.