4D/3N Short Program

Santa Cruz

The best of Santa Cruz

A short but compact tour, that will show you the highlights of Santa Cruz. Also you will make 2 full day tours to a neighboring island, to experience the real Galápagos ‘island hopping’ feeling. Galapagos albatrosses, fregat birds, playful seals, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies: you will see them all.

4 days, 3 nights

hotel base is on Santa Cruz island

two full day tours of visiting nearby islands

4D/3N Short Program Santa Cruz
Day 1 
Arrival Santa Cruz

Today you will arrive to the airport of Baltra, one of the Galapagos Islands. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the island Santa Cruz. You will first cross the Itabaca channel by a ferry boat and then you will continue by car. Your first stop will be at the highlands of Santa Cruz. The “Parte Alta” as the highlands are called in Spanish is very lush and green and is the natural habitat of the giant Galapagos tortoises. You will visit a private ranch where you will have lunch. Here you walk between the trees and search for the giant tortoises that prefer to stay close to the small lagoons. You also will visit the lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies, but the inside stays liquid and flows out like a river. After this tour you continue by private transport to your hotel on Santa Cruz. Here you will have a meet & greet with one of our staff members who will explain the rest of your itinerary to you. You have the rest of the afternoon free to explore Santa Cruz on your own.

Galapagos Santa Cruz Highlands Turtle 2

Day 2
Tour to Seymour, Bartelome, Santa Fe or Plazas

Today you will have a full day tour to North Seymour or Bartolome or Santa Fe or Plazas. Please be aware that you will visit one of these places in your day tour. Which one this is, will be confirmed with you in a later stage. See the descriptions of the day tours in the next tab or here. In all tours lunch and snorkeling equipment are included.

Galapagos-Santa-Cruz-daytour-photography

Day 3
Tour to Seymour, Bartelome, Santa Fe or Plazas

Today you will have a full day tour to North Seymour or Bartolome or Santa Fe or Plazas. Please be aware that you will visit one of these places in your day tour. Which one this is, will be confirmed with you in a later stage. See the descriptions of the day tours in the next tab or here. In all tours lunch and snorkeling equipment are included.

Galapagos Santa Cruz daytour sealion

Day 4
Transfer back to airport of Baltra

After breakfast you will be transferred from Santa Cruz to the airport of Baltra by private transport. From here you will take your flight back to the mainland.

Galapagos Santa Cruz Crabs

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