3 Days/2 Nights - Galapagos Mini Tour from Santa Cruz Island

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Spend 3 days at the amazing Galapagos Islands National Park. See incredible Lava Tunnels and beautiful giant tortoises. Spend a day swimming, snorkeling and taking a yacht tour at at Tortuga Bay Beach. Visit a sustainable coffee plantation.


  • Spend 3 days and 2 nights in beautiful Galapagos Islands

  • Discover the wonderful white sand beach of Tortuga Bay

  • Observe many animals from marine iguanas, pelicans, and sea lions to giant tortoises and sharks

  • Be amazed by the impressive Lava Tunnels of Santa Cruz Island

  • See giant turtles everywhere!


Tours in Galapagos Islands
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3 Days
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:45 PM
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Day 1

Arrival at the Baltra Island airport located just in front of Santa Cruz Island. Transfer by bus to the tip of the Itabaca canal, a tiny strip of water that separates Santa Cruz from Baltra Island. Board a ferry for a short ride to Santa Cruz Island and make sure to keep your eye out for sea lions, sharks, pelicans and mangroves.

Our driver will be waiting for you in order to transfer you to Puerto Ayora, the area where the hotels are located. On the way, visit incredible Lava Tunnels and understand how the beautiful Galapagos Islands were formed. See many turtles from the nearby Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station, where your knowledgeable guide will provide you very interesting information about the Galapagos Islands, its species and origin, the theory of Evolution and conservation programs. Also observe some Giant Turtles that will be released when they grow up. It truly is a wonderful experience!

Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

We pick you up for an excursion to beautiful Tortuga Bay Beach. A 40 minutes walk on a pretty stone pathway will lead us to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos. Enjoy great views, marvel at the incredible color of the sea, powder white sand and green mangroves.

Swim, enjoy the beach and the truly mind blowing wildlife at Playa Mansa. You will see gorgeous protected sand dunes and lots of marine iguanas and pelicans.

Free time for lunch.

In the afternoon tour around the bay on board a yacht. Start with a visit to 'La Loberia' where you will find many sea lions. Take a swim or snorkel in these wonderful waters. Observe Eagle Rays, huge sea turtles, eels, and a bunch of colorful fishes.

Then, continue to the 'Canal del Amor', a marvelous site with unforgettable views. Observe reef sharks from a viewpoint located at the end of this channel. We continue with a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit 'Playa de los Perros' and visit beautiful Punta Estrada before returning to Puerto Ayora.

Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for your departure transfer.

On our way to the Itabaca canal we visit a coffee plantation which is part of a social responsibility program. This organic coffee cultivation contributes to the conservation of plants and soil and therefore is deemed to be a perfect model of sustainable tourism.

Then board the ferry to Balta Island and the bus that will take you to the airport.

Hotel Accommodation

Tourist accommodation: Flamingo Hotel or Red Booby Hotel

Superior accommodation: Fernandina Hotel

First accommodation: Isla Sol Hotel by Solymar

Please contact us if you are interested in First Superior and Luxury accommodation.


  • Arrival transfer leaving Baltra Island Airport at 12:45

  • Lava Tunnels, Turtle Reserve and Scientific Charles Darwin Station Tour

  • 2 nights accommodation at the hotel of your choice

  • Daily breakfast

  • Tortuga Bay Beach Tour with yacht ride

  • Coffee Plantation Tour

  • Departure transfer leaving Puerto Ayora Hotels at 08:00


  • Galapagos National Park Fee USD 50.00 (Andean Pact & Mercosur) or USD 100.00 (Other countries)

  • Transitory Control Card of USD 20.00 per person that has to be paid at Quito and Guayaquil Airports for flights to Galapagos and presented upon arrival at Baltra Island airport in Galapagos

  • Air tickets

  • Food and drinks

  • Optional activity costs

  • Tips and gratuities

Please Note

  • The arrival transfer from Baltra Island Airport to the hotels leaves at 12:45 from Baltra Airport. The transfer from the Airport to Itabaca Canal is in an airline bus. Please contact us if need a private transfer at a different time. A surcharge of USD 75 per person will apply.

  • We recommend you to take a flight arriving at Baltra Island Airport between 10:30 and 12:30.

  • Pick up for the Tortuga Bay Beach excursion will be between 07:45 and 08:15.

  • We recommend you to bring your lunch box for the Tortuga Bay Beach excursion.

  • The yacht tour at Tortuga Bay Beach has a maximum capacity of 12 passengers and only takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. It is not recommended for children under 5 years, elderly people, pregnant women or people with limited mobility.

  • The departure transfer from the hotels to Baltra Island Airport leaves at 8:00 from the hotels. The transfer from Itabaca Canal to the Airport is in an airline bus. Arrival at the airport is at 10:30. Please contact us if need a private transfer at a different time. A surcharge of USD 75 per person will apply.

  • Free package for children from 0 to 2 years.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% Cancellation Fee (Non-refundable): 30 days prior to date of activity.

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