Santa Cruz Arrival Day from Mainland and Flight to Isabela

Half day visit from Baltra - Santa Cruz:

Yes, often done so for a first day directly to Isabela.

Flying time from Baltra to Puerto Villamil:

More or less 1 hrs. per way.

General itinerary for the day

On this arrival day from Ecuador's mainland it is planned that you reach the airport, and then take the flight between Santa Cruz and Isabela. Take advantage of the view and photograph the islands from above! After arrival in Isabela you will be transfered to your hotel, and after check in you will have a bit of time to get ready for the day. After lunch you will be walking with your local guide from the hotel to the tortoise breeding center, aproximately 2.5 km per way. As you get into the wooden path over the wetlands, you might see some of the coastal bird species that migrate, and live permanently in Galapagos, and maybe with luck, also flamingos. In the tortoise breeding center you will be explained what is done there to restore tortoises populations, and then you have time to walk back to the hotel the same way, maybe taking some more shots from what is there to see.

What can you do today?

Sightseeing, small hike, bird watching, animal observation.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Puerto Villamil.