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The guide will be waiting at the airport in Baltra to take you to lunch in Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). At 2 pm, hop-on to the public speedboat towards Isabela (2.5-hour ride ). After arriving in Isabela, take a brief rest at the hotel and then head to the Flamingos Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon and one of the main reproductive sites for flamingos in Galápagos.
Early in the morning (8:00 am), after breakfast, get ready for the Sierra Negra Volcano hike (comfortable clothes, walking shoes and a light rain jacket are recommended). Hike for 8 miles (13km) towards Volcan Sierra Negra & Volcan Chico. Hike to the volcano’s crater and then toward still active Volcan Chico to enjoy a view of Elizabeth Bay. Sierra Negra Volcano has the second largest crater in the world, measuring approximately 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. In the afternoon, snorkel at Concha Perla, swim with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish, and with luck sea turtles and rays.
Early in the morning (6am), take the public speedboat from Isabela to Puerto Ayora, where the guide will be waiting. Check in at the hotel and immediately begin the visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a visit to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Return to Puerto Ayora and in the afternoon head to the Ch. Darwin Research Station and observe colorful land iguanas and a large variety of Galápagos Giant tortoises brought from the most important islands in the archipelago. Accommodation in selected class hotels
Transfer to Baltra Airport. On the way out, stop by “The Twins” (a.k.a. “The Gemelos”). Tour ends upon the arrival to the airport to catch plane to either Quito or Guayaquil.
NOTE: itinerary subject to change due to National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).