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8 Day Land-based Trip in Galápagos exploring 5 Islands Express

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Day 1: Transfer + Tijeretas & Carola Beach

Stop At: Cerro Tijeretas, Port Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Pick-up at the airport. Lunch. Frigate bird hill, you have a beautiful view over the island.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Playa Punta Carola, Path to Playa Carola, s/n Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
Snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas/Carola beach, see sea lions, fishes, and turtles. Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel. Freetime 
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in San Cristobal

Day 2: Lobos Island

Stop At: Isla Lobos, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, 120506 Ecuador
Home to a large sea lion colony. During the hike (blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds), snorkeling (marine iguanas eating, rays, turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal) Playa Ochoa. and free time
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in San Cristobal

Day 3: Kicker Rock

Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Leon Dormido, a volcanic formation. Snorkel with sharks, rays, turtles. Lunch on the boat. Go to a pristine beach and relax. Back at the port. Freetime. Watch the sunset on Playa Mann 
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in San Cristobal

Day 4: El Chato + Garrapatero Beach

Stop At: Reserva El Chato, Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
At 6:30 pick you up and take you to the harbor 7:00 speedboat to Santa Cruz (approx. 2-hour ride). A local guide will receive you at the harbor. Drive to a Ranch in the highlands to see giant tortoises in their native environment!
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cuz

Day 5: FREE DAY to explore Puerto Ayora

Stop At: Malecon de Puerto Ayora, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
Spend a day at the beach Playa de Los Alemanes or simply relax in the town
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

Day 6: Sierra Negra Volcano + Concha Perla 

Stop At: Sierra Negra, Ecuador
Pick you up at the hotel, (shared speed boat at 7:00 am to Isabela approx. 2-hour ride). Check-in. Walk through spectacular lava landscapes and have views of the northern volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina. Hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano and Volcano Chico 16 km long (approx. 6 hours). You see the second largest volcanic crater in the world and explore different vegetation zones. Box lunch. Freetime
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Isabela

Day 7: Tintoreras+ Interpretation Center

Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
Visit "Las Tintoreras,"  a chain of small islets full of the cove and hidden beaches. It has a bay where it is possible to see sea lions, marine turtle, iguanas, manta rays, etc. Bay is connected by a superficial crack with crystalline water which is closed off during low tide. See the sharks from Blanca Point, tropical fish and sea lions (Snorkeling). Time to go to The Tortoise Breeding Center. Five sub-species of the Giant Tortoise exist on the island. 
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Isabela

Day 8: Transfer to Baltra Airport

Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
At 5:30 am pick you up at your hotel and go to the pier, take the shared speed boat to Santa Cruz. Your driver will bring you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry, flight does not depart before 12:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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