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Baltra Island - Galapagos Travel Guide

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Baltra is one of the most frequently visited islands because one of the Galapagos' two major airports that fly to the mainland is located on the island. Seymour Airport (GPS) receives flights from Quito and Guayaquil primarily in the mornings and early afternoons. Travelers may board their cruise directly from Baltra Island, or, in the majority of cases, will take a short bus ride, then 5 minute ferry ride across the Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz where you'll greet your bus or taxi to take you to the town of Puerto Ayora. Visitors tend to not spend much time on Baltra Island, but there are some points of interest such as the ruins from an abandoned World War II USA military base and several beaches with loud, playful sealions. Contact one of our Galapagos specialists for help planning your trip to the Galapagos.

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysLevelSummary
Aventura Lodge$3375$33758RelaxedExplore the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz as well as two neighboring islands while relaxing in comfortable beachfront hotels. This 8-day vacation balances activity and relaxation perfectly in one of the world's premier wildlife-viewing destinations.
In the Steps of Darwin30%$46208RelaxedDiscover all of the Galapagos wildlife that made the Islands famous and inspired Charles Darwin´s theory of evolution. Snorkel, swim, or kayak on the pristine crystal waters and experience amazing animal encounters, including playful sea lions, frigate birds, iguanas, blue footed boobies, penguins, and giant tortoises.
Footsteps Back in Time30%$46208RelaxedHave amazing animal encounters while experiencing the depth and breadth of what the islands offer, including top notch landing sites on this 8-day voyage through the Galapagos. Visit the most remote islands and experience the true Galapagos exploration aboard the M/V Evolution.
Beyond Darwin's Footsteps25%$54508RelaxedThis 8-day adventure aboard Grace offers close encounters with wildlife. The islands are full of creatures that love to interact with visitors. Travel around Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz and more! Enjoy snorkeling, swimming and kayaking in the crystalline waters of this area.
Following Darwin's Footsteps25%$54508RelaxedEmbark on a memorable vacation aboard the Grace. The 8-day journey allows for many close encounters with Galapagos wildlife. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming and kayaking in clear waters. Explore South Plaza, Genovesa, Isabela and more on this tour!
Islands Circumnavigation - West$1000$65508RelaxedCircumnavigate the Western Islands of the Galapagos aboard the Ocean Spray. Spend time viewing wildlife, birds and volcanoes on this 8-day adventure.

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