DAY 1 Friday – Mainland – Galapagos Santa Cruz Island

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Baltra

Baltra

AM: Flight to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
Before taking the flight you must pay 20 USD at the Galapagos Government Council counter that is the fee for the migration control card.
Afterwards you will be able to take a flight that takes 2 1/2 hours from Quito to and 1 1/2 hours from Guayaquil.
Once in Baltra the passengers must go through an inspection point from the airport to make sure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the Galapagos Archipelago. Also, this inspection point is where passengers have to pay for the entrance to the Galapagos National Park under the following parameters:

PASEENGERS ADULT CHILD (under 12 years old)
FOREIGNERS $100 $50

Later on our guide will pick visitors and will carry the luggage to the bus from the port that transports the passengers to the Catamaran Semana Journey on a motorized boat called panga.

Seymour – Santa Cruz
PM: North Seymour
Is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island and so is generally flat and strewn with bo ulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dance in the more open areas and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges.
Despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found bodysurfing.
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