THE ONLY PERSONALIZED, SAFE AND 100% IN ENGLISH 5D 4N
I can’t say enough good things about Eddie and the experience he provided for us for our first trip to the Galapagos Islands!
Experience the magical Galapagos islands in an epic way, safely and without any translation problems with a Eddie acting as your Tour Leader a native citizen from Guayaquil.
Hi, I’m Eddie, I’ve been a guide for people like you for more than 30 years and I can guide you on a really fun and eye-opening trip in a totally safe way.
Best trip of my life! Eduardo Meneses (‘Eddie’) was our private tour guide for my friend and me for 8 days in the Galapagos Islands. It was the trip of a lifetime! Our fabulous experience was due mostly to Eddie’s planned excursions and his in-depth knowledge of each and every place we visited. He created a custom adventure for us where we explored both the land in hiking and biking and the sea in snorkeling almost every day. The marine life was unlike anything I had seen anywhere else in the world! Every excursion
He took us to places that we may have missed if we had just been exploring on our own. I would HIGHLY recommend Eddie as your personal tour guide for any place in Ecuador or Peru.
0 INCIDENTS IN 30+ YEARS!
I´ve lead all kinds of groups around the city, we´ve tasted the local gastronomy, explored the country´s architectural wonders, its wildlife with zero incidents.
YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW A WORD OF SPANISH
Probably your spanish a bit limited, NOT a problem!
What gives the participants of my trips a great of peace of mind is that they can speak English and we understand each other 100% and I can be your translator with the local people.
THE ITINERARY IS DECIDED BY YOU
Everyone likes different things. Some people travel to see the flora, others to discover local birds or mammals , some love to walk through new lands or maybe discover species that you have never seen before.
In this trip we are going to focus on what you like to do the most so that you have a truly memorable experience.
The vehicles and guides that we hire are available exclusively for you and your group.
I assure you comfortable seats for you and your entire group. Forget about crowded uncomfortable vessels.
HOW LONG DO THE RIDES LAST?
There is a basic “rule of thumb” three hours duration of every excursion basically there are two excrusions on the cruises format on a fullday excursion; Our tours will last as long as needed in order to achieve MY goal: Your total satisfaction and that of your group.
SO… WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO GET WHEN YOU TAKE THIS ADVENTURE THROUGH, GALAPAGOS WITH ME?
100% Bilingual Guide Top-notch Safety Measures Luxurious Comfort Customizable Excursions Guarantee of not returning home until you are completely satisfied. Drivers with years of experience in tourism.
DAY 1 – SUNDAY
AM: Flight to Baltra Airport (GPS)
Participantsare welcomed by our naturalist guide and taken on a five-minute bus drive to the pier to board the Galapagos Sea Star Travel.
PM: Dragon hill (Santa Cruz Island
Dry landing. The trail leads across a brackish lagoon to see flamingos and shore birds and a typical dry zone vegetation going up until Dragon Hill, this is an important nesting area of land iguanas, offering lovely views of the anchored boats and neighboring islands.
DAY 2 – MONDAY
AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island)
We can barely compare this unique place with any others in the Galapagos. A cove surrounded by a mangrove forest, home of green sea turtles and a baby white-tip reef sharks’ nursery. schools of golden rays, spotted eagle rays, marine turtles and, pelicans, herons, and frigates on top of the mangrove trees.
We also see very colorful Sally light footed crabs and Blue footed boobies on the rocky area. We can appreciate this only on a zodiac ride.
PM: Chinese Hat
Has its nickname, “Chinese hat” after the shape like an old-fashioned Chinaman’s Hat, like the other islands in Galapagos, Sombrero Chino is from volcanic origin, known as a “spatter cone, it is located at the southeastern of Santiago Island. The visitor path starts at a gorgeous beach to observethe amazing fauna of the islands There is an optional snorkeling activity off the zodiac to look for sea lions, white-tip reef sharks, colorful fish and occasionally Galapagos penguins.
DAY 3 – TUESDAY
AM: El Barranco, Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa Island)
There is a boat ride activity to looking for marine birds and the smallest sub species of marine iguanas, Galapagos fur seals and Galapagos sea lions.
Followed by a dry landing to climb up to the top of the island. This path passes through colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies, some frigates birds, At the end of the trail, Wedge-rumped storm petrels’ nest on the lava field where we look for short-eared owls.
We have an optional kayak activity inside the bay in clearwater and smooth sea.
PM: Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
We have a wet landing on a coral sandy beach which is much younger than the ones on the other islands. Our trail is flat and short going by the mangrove forest and saltbush. It is one of the best sites to look for red footed-booby nesting. During the low tie, we have the possibility to observe the rarest gull in the world named
lava gull, there is approximately nine hundred individuals in all of Galapagos Islands.
Genovesa is a special place for birdwatchers.
Once back to the beach there will be another chance for snorkeling from the beach.
DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY
AM: Bartolome Island
From the summit of Bartolome, we have the most famous view, overlooking the pinnacle rock and Santiago Island beyond. This volcanic scenery has often been linked to a lunar landscape. The altitude of the island is just 114 meters. From the trail to the top of the island we observe, spatter cones, lava tubes and very few plants. This island has a small colony of Galapagos penguins which is the only specie of its family to live in the tropics and has only one population in the northern hemisphere.
This can be observed during a boat ride activity. We have a snorkeling time with good possibilities to see Galapagos penguins, white-tipped reef sharks and playful
PM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
This site located at the southeastern part of Santiago Island is of important geologi-
cal interest. Extensive lava flows,Ppa-hoe-hoe” which is a smooth ropy
formation and “A-A” which is explosive, this was formed about 120 years ago. In the middle of the lava flow, older reddish-yellow colored tuff cones appear. There are few plants well adapted to the dry conditions such as lava cactus and chamaesyce.
DAY 5 – THURSDAY
AM: Highlands Tortoise Reserve
(Santa Cruz Island)
After a bus ride of 40 minutes from Puerto Ayora, we have the highlands in front of us, during our walk is possible to admire different kinds of birds and the famous Galapagos giant tortoises are present on the trail, wandering through pastures in the paddocks.
After the excursion we go back straight to the Baltra airport for your flight to the mainland
(Guayaquil or Quito).
** This itinerary is subject to change without notice; due to seasonal changes,
weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations. **