6 Days Galapagos Alya Western Route Cruise - B

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Tour Overview


Day 1 - Sunday

Day 1 - Sunday

DEPARTURE - Ecuador, Quito | Guayaquil

Your trip starts, when your flight departs for Ecuador. On arrival, at Quito or Guayaquil airport you will be met by tour representative, who will arrange transfer from airport to hotel for pre-night stay in (Quito or Guayaquil). 

 

 


Day 2 - Monday

Day 2 - Monday

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: AIRPORT – HIGHLANDS

Good morning! After breakfast, check out from hotel and a transfer to local airport will be arranged to board flight for Galapagos. Up on arrival at Baltra Airport, you will be met by a cruise representative and transfer to Cruise Alya Catamaran. Welcome a board! Settle down and relax, a lunch will be served.

Afterwards, you will visit Highlands Of Santa Cruz, where you will have a chance to hike and encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat at Galapagos National Park, it’s a wonderful experience. For this visit we recommend to use sport shoes, long pants, raincoat, hat and sun block. In evening, you will return to your cruise ship and delicious dinner will be served. Overnight on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Day 3 - Tuesday

Day 3 - Tuesday

ISABELA ISLAND | MORENO POINT – ELIZABETH BAY

After breakfast on board, you are heading to Moreno Point. It is located on the north coast of Isabela Island, between Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul Volcanoes. The main attractions at Punta Moreno are, coastal lagoons amid black lava flows where there are several species of birds. It has a panoramic view of the three most active volcanoes in the Galapagos. The Sierra Negra, The Cerro Azul (Isabela Island) and La Cumbre (Fernandina Island). During this visit, if you want you can snorkeling.  At noon time, you will be back on board for short break and lunch.

In evening, you will visit, Elizabeth Bay by Panga Ride. This is one of the island’s breeding sites for penguins. Located on the west coast of Isabela, Elizabeth Point is a marine visitor site, where you can visit Red Mangrove Cove: Brown pelicans, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays and sea lions are often seen on this island. Overnight on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 - Wednesday

Day 4 - Wednesday

ISABELA ISLAND

After breakfast, your day begins by visiting Urbina Bay. This place is located at the base of Alcedo Volcano between Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove. It’s a wet landing place, where trail length is around 3.2 Kms; during hiking we can observe land iguanas, hawks, and tortoises.  It is also possible to see red and blue lobsters. In afternoon, we will be heading back to ship for buffet Lunch and short break. 

In evening, you will board Panga ride to Espinoza Point. It is, famous for the large colonies of marine iguanas and the home of the flightless cormorant, the Galapagos penguin, snakes, and more. From Espinoza Point, we can admire the beauty of Fernandina Island and its volcano which last erupted in May 2005. Fernandina is the third biggest island in the Galapagos and has only one visiting site. Fernandina is the only island that, doesn’t have mammals and the open areas are extremely fragile. From January to June, the nesting period of the marine iguana, we take an extra care while walking on the island. 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 - Thursday

Day 5 - Thursday

ISABELA ISLAND | TAGOS COVE & VICENT ROCA

After delicious morning breakfast, your day beings by visiting Tagus Cove via Panga rideIt is located to the west of Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island. While walking, we will find several inscriptions (names of pirates) dating back to the 1800’s. From here, we can see Darwin Lake, a salt water lake with a depth of approximately 9 m. If you want you can do paddle board or Kayaking. This lake contains no fish and very common to see a variety of bird species. After hiking, you will go for short break on cruise and delicious Lunch will be served. 

In the evening, time to visit Vicente Roca Point. This is comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. Here you can do Snorkelling and will be delighted to see seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola-mola (sunfish).

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 - Friday

Day 6 - Friday

SANTIAGO ISLAND: ESPUMILLA BEACH – EGAS PORT

After breakfast, you will be visiting Espumilla Beach. It is the main attractions includes Palo Santo Wood, the beach, and the stunning landscape. The beach is a very important site for tortoises  as, they use this place for nesting. On the beach you have a chance to do other beach activities like, hike around the shore, paddle board, kayak. After this visit, a delicious lunch will be waiting on board with various other activities.

In evening, you will visit another attraction is Egas Port, to visit a beautiful black sand beach. To the south of the beach is the Pan de Azucar Volcano, whose volcanic deposits have contributed to the formation of the black sand beach. The crater of this volcano contains, a saltwater lake that dries up during hot weather. Between 1928 and 1930, explorations to develop a salt mine were carried out, but it was decided that a mine was not feasible. The workers’ use of endemic woods also damaged the environment and the development was scrapped.  Drive to the salt mine is strictly not allowed. 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 - Saturday

Day 7 - Saturday

SANTA CRUZ: BACHAS

After breakfast, today you are on Santa Cuze Island. Where you will visit, Bachas Beach. This beautiful beach is located in the north of Santa Cruz Island; beach is 1 km long, where you will have chance to take walk to the shore. The site was named during WWII (World War II), when the American army left two barges on the beach. The early colonists couldn’t pronounce barges correctly, so they called the area "Bachas".

It is now time for you to wrap this tour full of good memories of your beautiful vacation. It will be our pleasure, to plan your next tour for any of our world wide tours. After breakfast, according to your departure flight transfer to the airport will be provided for your return flight.

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Meal: Breakfast


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Dates & Rates


Departure dateStart DateEnd DateStarting AtDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
09 Aug 202010 Aug 202015 Aug 2020$5031$7396$5031Not available
23 Aug 202024 Aug 202029 Aug 2020$5031$7396$5031Not available
06 Sep 202007 Sep 202012 Sep 2020$5031$7396$5031Not available
20 Sep 202021 Sep 202026 Sep 2020$5031$7396$5031Not available
04 Oct 202005 Oct 202010 Oct 2020$5031$7396$5031Not available
18 Oct 202019 Oct 202024 Oct 2020$5031$7396$5031Not available
01 Nov 202002 Nov 202007 Nov 2020$5031$7396$5031Not available
15 Nov 202016 Nov 202021 Nov 2020$5031$7396$5031Not available
29 Nov 202030 Nov 202005 Dec 2020$5031$7596$5031Not available
13 Dec 202014 Dec 202019 Dec 2020$5031$7396$5031BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
27 Dec 202028 Dec 202002 Jan 2021$5910$8865$5910BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


Price Includes:

  • Airport assistance
  • 1 Night Hotel Stay at (Guayaquil Sheraton or Similar) + 1 Transfer from hotel to Airport + Return Flight To/From Galapagos/Quito
  • Transfers in Galapagos
  • Accommodation in double cabin (Alya Catamaran)
  • All meals during the cruise (Breakfast and lunch buffet style, Dinner with 2 menu options.)
  • Vegan and vegetarian options available.
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide (English/Spanish)
  • All visits & excursions according to the itinerary
  • Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins)
  • Kayaks
  • Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
  • Soft drinks (Juices)
  • Wetsuits
  • Paddle boards
  • Beach towels

Price does not Includes:

  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Mandatory Galapagos National Park Entrance fee US $100.00
  • Mandatory Galapagos Transit card US $20.00
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Local Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Services which are not indicated in itinerary 

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