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Galápagos Adventure - Santa Cruz/Isabela

Hotel Galápagos
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The Program Includes:

In Santa Cruz Island:
  • Assistance in Baltra Airport
  • Transfers Airport – Hotel - Airport
  • Accommodation in Hotel Solymar / Isla Sol
  • Daily Oceanfront Breakfast Buffet
  • Highland Tour: Twin Pit Craters, Primicias Ranch, Lava Tunels
  • Guided Tour of Charles Darwin Station
  • Bay Tour: Sea lion Island, Channel of Love, Shark Channel, "Las Grietas"
  • Transfer to Tortuga Bay entrance
  • Transfers Hotel – Dock - Hotel
  • Hotel Taxes
In Isabela Island:
  • Transfers Hotel – Dock - Hotel
  • Accommodation in Hotel Iguana Crossing
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • Tour Tintoreras (snorkeling)
  • Tour to Wall of Tears
  • Only 6 day tour includes: Tour to Sierra Negra Volcano (Full Day)
  • Hotel Taxes

Rates 2014

Hotel in Santa Cruz
Room type in Santa Cruz
Hotel in Isabela
No. of Nights
Single Occ.
Double Occ.
Isla Sol Interior View Iguana Crossing 3 Santa Cruz /  2 Isabela  $2170.-  $1436.- $1108.-
Isla Sol Exterior View Iguana Crossing 3 Santa Cruz /  2 Isabela  $2281.- $1492.- $1108.-
Solymar Ocean View Iguana Crossing 3 Santa Cruz /  2 Isabela  $2501.-  $1601.- $1108.-
Isla Sol Interior View Iguana Crossing 3 Santa Cruz /  3 Isabela  $2920.-  $1938.- $1518.-
Isla Sol Exterior View Iguana Crossing  3 Santa Cruz /  3 Isabela  $3030.-  $1994- $1518.-
Solymar Ocean View  Iguana Crossing  3 Santa Cruz /  3 Isabela $3251.-  $2103.- $1518.-
 *Price per person in USD. Rates are for minimum 2 people travelling together.


Package Details (referential)

Hotel Solymar Galapagos Islands EcuadorArrival in Baltra.

Transfer in.

Visit to Highlands: A Galapagos Naturalist guide will lead a prívate tour to 2 large pit craters called "Los Gemelos" or the twins. These craters like the islands were formed by volcanic activity, also a great place to observe a variety of birds. Afterwards visit a private farm where a short walk will bring you face to face with Galapagos Giant Tortoises. Visitors can experience these peaceful creatures up close and take pictures. The abundant vegetation in the area is home to various species of endemic birds. Enjoy a walk thru the lava tunnels before leaving the farm.

Check in at Hotel.

Visit to Charles Darwin Foundation: A 15-minute walk from our hotel Experience the wonder of these Giant Tortoises up close as you take photos of these magnificent creatures. Try to catch a glimpse of Lonesome George as he naps under a shrub. Stop by the interpretation center, it's a fantastic place to learn about the conservation of the islands, geology and the movement of the tectonic plates. Incredibly small, the young tortoises are the highlight of the visit, it's difficult to imagine that a 500-pound Giant Galapagos can start so tiny! Essential items hat, sunscreen, camera and comfortable shoes. Duration 1-2 hours.


Hotel Solymar Galapagos Islands EcuadorBreakfast Buffet

Bay Tour: Guests enjoy a tour around Academy Bay. Visit The Lobería, a small island where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions. Known places like Love Canal, Canal Sharks, "Las Grietas" and Playa de Los Alemanes. Enjoy watching sharks, sea lions, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and other species.. 

Tortuga Bay Beach (self-guided): Transfer from hotel the beginning of the path that leads to the beautiful Tortuga Bay beach. Visitors must register their entry into the National Park booth, then start the 30-minute walk to the beach, crossing an arid aromatic Palo Santo forest surrounded by cactus, lava rock and a variety of birds will find the spectacular beach, Tortuga Bay. Initially you will see a breath taking landscape of white sandy beach, Playa Brava. This beach is perfect for surfing, body surfing and sunbathing. Walking a little further, you arrive at a quiet and small beach where you can swim and snorkel (Playa Mansa). In this tour will see pelicans, marine iguanas, herons, frigate birds, blue footed boobies and white-tipped sharks.

  • Accommodation

Hotel Solymar Galapagos Islands EcuadorMorning free to enjoy hotel's amenities.

Then an afternoon transfer to the main dock, there guests will board the boat to Isabela Island. Upon arrival to Isabela guests will be transferred to their hotel. Then enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing on Puerto Villamil's pristine sandy beach, walking through the quaint town or visiting the Flamingo Lagoon. It's the largest rookery for Flamingos in the Galapagos Islands.


  • Accommodation

Wall of Tears Tour: This is a historic site, during the years 1946-1959 there was a penal colony in Isabella, during which time in order to punish the prisoners, they were forced to build a wall with enormous lava blocks. The wall is a 100 meters long and 7 meters high.

It's a scenic walk and you will enjoy the most varied landscapes in Galapagos. During the walk you will find white sandy beaches, mangrove swamps, brackish lagoons and lava tunnels. In this area you can see giant tortoises, marine iguanas and birds.

Tintorera's (White tipped sharks) Tour: The Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil and approximate travel time is 10 min. A dinghy will take you to the islet. It has a small bay with waters completely calm turquoise, where you can see sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, etc.. This bay is connected to a crystal clear crevice where you can see how the sharks swim along with other small fish and seals. 

  • Accommodation.

Light Breakfast.

Very early morning transfer from the Hotel to Dock for return trip to the Santa Cruz Island (approximately 2 hours). Transfer Dock - Hotel Solymar.

Free day to relax, enjoy Puerto Ayora and tourist sites.


  • Flights to Galapagos
  • Transit Control Card $10 per person
  • Park Entrance Fee $100
  • Services not listed in the program – Personal Expenses – Gratuity
  • Program itinerary subject to change without previous warning.
  • Child rates apply when child shares room with 2 adults.
  • The Hotel Solymar rate applies for children until 10 years 11 months old.
  • The Isla Sol by Hotel Solymar rate applies for children less than 12 years.
  • Programs available until December 20, 2013.
  • From December 21, 2013 until January 3, 2014 there is a $50 plus 22% tax Supplement per person per night or the program, 4 night minimum stay.
  • In Hotel Solymar it is possible to accommodate 1 extra bed/person in a double occupancy room (pending availability).
  • In Isla Sol by Hotel Solymar up to 2 or 3 extra beds maybe placed in double rooms (pending availability).
  • There are no triple rooms, only double rooms, in Hotel Solymar or Isla Sol extra beds are offered to children depending upon availability.
  • The room type included in the program in the Iguana Crossing Hotel in Isabela is Standard, with views of the volcano or the Sea, according to availability.
  • The speedboat transfer from Santa Cruz to Isabela and vice versa can last from 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours. During the dry season (June to November) seas are rougher and the trip can be longer.

Daily navigation tour (1 visit to nearby island) from $ 140 per person (includes lunch).

Note: tours are depending upon availability there are visits to: Floreana Island, Isabella, Bartholomew, Seymour or Plaza.

Meal Packages

Rates for meal packages only available to be added to the Santa Cruz/Isabela program with reservation and advance payment (before the arrival of guests to the hotel).

Lunches and dinners are offered by a preset menu by the hotel. If the passenger wishes to eat something different that what is on the menu the restaurant or cafe,the guest will need to pay separately for said meal.

The menu style meals include entree, and dessert. Do not include soda or juice, only water, coffee or hot tea.

Menu Type Dinners:

  • 3 nights – 3 dinners $ 51 + 22% tax. per person.
  • 4 nights – 4 dinners $ 68 + 22% tax. per person.

Menu Type Lunches and Dinners

  • 3 nights – 3 lunches and dinners $ 102 + 22% tax per person.
  • 4 nights – 4 lunches and dinners $ 136 + 22% tax per person.
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