Santa Cruz Basic Package
Upon arrival to Baltra Island, private transfer in to Puerto Ayora, about 40 minutes drive. Check in at Hotel. Time to unpack and lunchne. PM: Afternoon visit to Charles Darwin Station to learn about the conservation and preservation of the islands. Dinner Aquamarine. Overnight at Puerto Ayora.
Breakfast at hotel. AM: An hour walk in a paved trail surrounded by opuntia cactus. Most likely see some interesting bird life including: mockingbirds, finches, flycatchers and Smooth-billed Anis. The trail emerges at Playa Brava, beautiful white sand beach with strong waves perfect for surfing. Here is where sea turtles nest. Heading west side of the beach the waters are calm and pools form a low tide, great for snorkeling. Following a trail you can find marine iguanas and offshore you will see sea turtles. Once you get to Playa Mansa the turquoise waters are tranquil and perfect to practice snorkel. Lunch.
PM: Afternoon walk to visit to Santa Cruz highlands, hike through underground natural Lava Tunnel formations to provide unique view of the volcano forces that formed the islands. Walk in free roaming Tortoise Reserve towards the lagoon home of the wild giant tortoises, surrounded by scalesia forests, and amazing bird life. Return to the hotel, dinner.
Tour aboard speedboats towards Loberia Islet to observe a big colony of sea lions and if its possible practice snorkel with them. Next, disembark at Playa Los Perros to walk through Opuntia trees leading to a rocky beach to observe marine iguanas, sea lions and the amazing cliffs. Walk to the Channel of Sharks, where these species rest. Finally disembark west of Academy Bay towards Las Grietas (hike through rock trail), a volcanic rock formation with interesting fissures formed by lava that split into two walls, highly recommend for swimming or snorkeling. Retun to hotel, Lunch. -Free Afternoon-
Early breakfast. Drive towards to take a short hike to visit the two volcanic craters known as Los Gemelos, located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading to Baltra. These formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. They are not real craters, only figurative. Continue the road to Baltra Island and transfer out to airport.
SANTA CRUZ BASIC PACKAGE
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