Punta Pitt or Española island - Mid-range Hotel | Galapatours
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Explore Punta Pitt or Española island

Walk along endemic species on an amazing and uninhabited island

This Mid-range 3-day extension of our cruise will take you from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on a full-day land excursion to one of the most amazing and uninhabited islands of the Archipelago, either Pitt Point or Española island. In the afternoon, you’ll be invited to put on a mask and snorkel to explore the extraordinary world down there!

Day 1 • Welcome to Puerto Baquerizo!

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

You will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You will then meet our representative in the hotel, who will assist you with all queries regarding your day trip the next day. The rest of the day is free at your own disposal to enjoy the Mann beach or visit the Frigate Bird Hill.

Notes :

  1. Flights are not included
  2. Due to logistical challenges we can't include the fees to be paid in cash, 120 USD in total (for park entrance and transit control fees).
  3. The accommodation at this hotel is guaranteed for the majority of travel dates, but may be replaced by another hotel of the same category.

Transport: Private Taxi (0:30h)

Day 2 • Explore an uninhabited island

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islas Galápagos
Pitt Point
Isla Española

Today you will enjoy an amazing day trip to an uninhabited island. Depending on your departure day and availability, the visit of the islands will vary, either the Española island or Punta Pitt. Each island is unique in itself and has different highlights to offer. In the morning, you will take a 2 hours boat ride to one of the islands and follow some trails to discover their richness, while in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore the waters around. Lunch is included onboard, as well as a hike and a snorkel activity to maximize your experience. Here are some brief description of the islands you may visit. At the time of booking, you can let us know your preference of destination, and we will try to accommodate your wish.

  • Española Island - At the extreme southeast of the archipelago, Española Island is considered as one of the oldest island in the archipelago. Well known for its nesting sites of the waved Albatross with a population of 25,000 to 30,000 - Nearly the entire world population of the adult birds can be found on Española between April to December. In addition, watch out for Galápagos hawks, Española mockingbirds and lava lizards, among of many other tropical birds and not to forget the famous blue footed booby.

  • Punta Pitt - A first stop at Galapaguera Natural for a 2 to 3 hours hike through native vegetation where you can find the endemic Giant Tortoises. In Punta Pitt you can get your snorkel gear on to discover the underwater world at Islote Pitt. Next, we will hike up the uniquely formed rocks to appreciate a beautiful ocean view. In this site, we can see Red-Footed Boobies, Blue-Footed Boobies, and Nazca Boobies, as well as other marine birds!

Note: All tours are group tours and not private excursions. Tours in Galápagos are subject to space & availability. Itineraries may change due to weather conditions, operational or logistical matters, meaning the number of excursions or specific locations are not guaranteed.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Transport: Boat (4:00h)

Day 3 • Enjoy a bite of paradise

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Española
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

The end of this extension is coming, and we hope that it has left you with memorable souvenirs. At the scheduled time, you will be transferred either to the Baltra airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador or to the port to begin your cruise. The airport is only 5 minutes from the town, so you still have more time to enjoy the beach before departing.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Transport: Private Taxi (0:30h)