GUARANTEED SMALL GROUP DEPARTURES 2024
Discover the Galapagos Islands with a stay on Santa Cruz Island at Magic Tented Camp and Puerto Ayora, an alternative to catamaran cruises.
Accommodation for 4 nights
6 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Visits as per itinerary
English-speaking local guides
International and domestic airfare – Gratuities – Beverages – Optional excursions – Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12), tourist transit card (Ingala) (US $20 per person)
DAY 1 GUAYAQUIL
Accommodation : Guayaquil for 1 night
DAY 2 GUAYAQUIL - GALAPAGOS (SANTA CRUZ ISLAND)
Suggested flight (subject to change) from Guayaquil: XL1413 GYE/GPS 1115-1212 – not included
Today we arrive on Baltra Island, the gateway to the Galapagos. This tiny island was a military base during the Second World War and hosts the Islands’ principal airport. The airport was built using the most advanced environmental techniques to reduce emissions and energy use. It was the first ecological airport in the world. Ferry to Santa Cruz Island.
Afterwards drive to our exclusive giant tortoise reserve where our tented camp is located. Perched high on a hillside overlooking the ocean, Magic Galapagos Tented Camp will be our home for the night. The sounds of nature will be our lullaby in the evenings, and the Milky Way will be our night-light. We’ll be able to feast our eyes on the mountains and forest surrounding the lodge, and enjoy the peace of having the entire hillside to ourselves, with the exception of seasonal resident giant tortoises.
Watching the colorful sunset from Magic’s western perch is the perfect segue into evening. Dinners are scrumptious three course affairs, prepared by expert chefs in an open-air kitchen in the main lodge. A favorite post-dinner activity is a short walk to the natural lava tubes on the reserve for a nightcap in the one-of-a-kind ‘Lava Lounge!’ It’s the perfect spot to relax around the fire and share stories from the day’s adventures.
*Check in at Galapagos Magic Tented Camp is at 3pm. If guests are arriving earlier, the transfer included in the program will drive them to Puerto Ayora (not to the hotel). Lunch is not included this day, so you can take advantage of your time at Puerto Ayora to explore on your own, and enjoy of a meal in a local restaurant (ask our team for recommendations). Luggage will be stored until the moment of the check in, so guests have time to explore on their own Puerto Ayora and have lunch at town (not included). Later, a taxi will pick them up to be transferred to Galapagos Magic. Magic Galapagos doesn’t have an open restaurant. Breakfasts and dinners are included with the stay. Lunch is only available upon request, with previous notification.
**Note: Some departures have limited availability at Galapagos Magic. Whenever unavailable, this night will be changed to your selected hotel in Puerto Ayora and an extra visit to El Chato turtle ranch will be included to round off the experience. In this case, dinner will be on your account. Please, confirm availability at the time of booking.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation : Santa Cruz for 1 night
DAY 3 GALAPAGOS
This morning we will join a Puerto Ayora’s bay exploration, at the main dock we will have a quick 10-minute navigation to la Loberia Island named after a sea lion colony that inhabits there. This small island is a great place to snorkel in amongst sea turtles and a great variety of colorful fish, and for playing with the ever-friendly and inquisitive sea lions. Our next stop will be a hike to the Túnel del Amor (lover’s tunnel) with a great viewpoint from where if lucky you can watch resting white-tip sharks. On the way back we will visit Punta Estrada’s dock, where we’ll go on a walk to watch marine iguanas.
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Puerto Ayora for 2 nights
Optional Excursions : VISIT TO CERRO MEZA & KAYAK AT GARRAPATERO - FULL-DAY - WITH EXTRA COST
(This tour replaces the Bay Exploration. Minimum 2 passengers.)
DAY 4 GALAPAGOS
Embark our motor yacht and enjoy of a daily excursion with a welcoming crew members and knowledgeable naturalist guide, and experience the remote islands in comfort and style.
Our daily excursions will take you to experience the Galapagos Islands in a safe and comfortable manner. Check the boat´s weekly itinerary. We may visit North Seymour and Bachas, South Plazas, Santa Fe Island or Bartolome and Sullivan Bay, according to boats’ schedules allowed by the National Park.
** These excursions are subject to availability and change without prior notification.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5 GALAPAGOS - GUAYAQUIL OR QUITO
Suggested flight (subject to change) for example Guayaquil XL1412 GPS/GYE 1255-1547 – not included
Suggested flight (subject to change) for example Quito XL1412 GPS/UIO 1255-1722 – not included
Arrival in Guayaquil/Quito and international connection (or extension of your trip).
Meals : Breakfast
HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR
3* Tourist Category
Guayaquil: Unipark 3*
Santa Cruz: Galapagos Magic – Tree House 3*
Puerto Ayora: Mainao Hotel 3*
4* Superior / First Class Category
Guayaquil: Wyndham 4*
Santa Cruz: Galapagos Magic – Standard Tent 4*
Puerto Ayora: Hotel Ikala 4*
Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy
|Departures 2024||Double||Single supp.|
|3* Tourist Category||2099||+699|
|4* Superior / First Class Category||2299||+899|
Rates in CA$, per person, starting from
|Full day visit to Cerro Meza & Kayak at Garrapatero **||599|
|** Shared service excursion|
Guaranteed departures 2024
Minimum 2 / maximum of 16 passengers per group.
Some shared services (tours, trains, bus transfers) are exceptions, where the shared the departure group may join a bigger group for that particular service.
**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.