ARRIVAL BALTRA ISLAND / SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
Your Galapagos Island adventure begins as soon as you arrive in the archipelago. You’ll start by transiting through a VIP lounge within Baltra Island Airport, our guides assisting with any luggage, before crossing the crystalline Itabaca Channel; a popular waterway which separates Baltra and Santa Cruz Islands. Your destination is Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel, a homely Galapagos eco-retreat big on yoga, conservation, and exploring the best of the archipelago. Having checked in and enjoyed some early orientation around the lush grounds of Semilla Verde, kick off your Galapagos tour with a home-cooked lunch and chance to meet your friendly hosts.
This afternoon will then be at leisure to either recover from your journey, maybe unwinding on the lawn, strolling along one of the nearby nature trails or trying a spot of yoga. Or, why not pay a visit to the harbor front streets of Puerto Ayora and all-important Charles Darwin Research Center. Here, exciting exhibits and interactive displays go together with real-life conservation projects, including Giant Tortoise breeding and rehabilitation programs. A suitable start as you witness first-hand the legacy left on the Galapagos Islands by Darwin himself, being that conservation work and the study of species continues to this day.