Bartolomé Island is widely regarded as the most photogenic of the Galapagos Islands. With its crescent bays, undulating landscape and the spectacular Pinnacle Rock, itTour Details
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Bartolomé Island is widely regarded as the most photogenic of the Galapagos Islands. With its crescent bays, undulating landscape and the spectacular Pinnacle Rock, it is the Island most likely to feature in an advertisement or an Instagram post. But there is far more to this beautiful island as you will discover on this trip.
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Meet at the hotel pick-up point for transfer to your transportation to Bartolomé.
Sullivan Bay is known for its lava formations, the product of a recent eruption. Anyone interested in volcanology or geology will be enchanted by the magnificent lava formations of the bay, from which you can also observe sea and land birds, a colony of marine iguanas, sharks, rays, coral fish, penguins, etc.
It is an extinct volcano and has a variety of red, orange, green, black soils, and bright volcanic formations. There is a path of wooden stairs that leads to a panoramic viewpoint, from where you can see the islands around it. It offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the archipelago. To the west you can see the mythical pinnacle and the nearby coasts of Isla Santiago. To the east, you can see the lava fields called parasitic cones, small craters linked to the last major eruption that occurred on the island.
Transfer from your hotel
Comfortable Yacht Navigation
Naturalist guide (Spanish / English)
Lunch on board
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On some trips, there will be some climbing in and out of boats on this trip but many travellers in their seventies manage these sorts of trips. There will be some hiking involved so it can be a good idea to prepare yourself for this type of holiday by getting a bit of practise in before you go. Ultimately, it's your call.
If you get seasick in your home country, then it is likely you will get seasick in the Galapagos Islands as these tours do involve quite a bit of time onboard boats. That said, there are many medications and techniques to help combat this problem and your doctor may also be able to advise on how best to reduce this problem.
Although some tour companies pack you in to maximise their profits, at Toucanto we do realise that you are not a sardine! With that in mind our tours are limited to a maximum of twenty people, unless you are travelling with a club or society tour, where you should know everyone anyway.
Each tour is tailored to be as accessible as possible, but some tours will not be suitable for small children. The ability to swim is an obvious consideration for any tours centred around water-based activities. Each tour will indicate on the booking page ‘Trip Facts’ if it is suitable for families, but as a parent you remain responsible for your child at all times.
Although we are not able to offer extra nights for this trip, it may be possible to change to a longer itinerary before your trip begins. If you wish to explore this possibility, please contact our sales department for more information.
If you have specific dietary requirements we recommend that you contact us prior to booking so that we can verify if we can meet your needs on the trip. Please note that It will not be possible to accommodate specific needs on trips including packed lunches.
Good question! On the Survival Kit page of this website you can find useful advice about what to pack for your Toucanto trip.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are widely considered to be a safe location to visit and many thousands of people visit them every year without incident. See our Travel Survival Kit web page for advice on keeping safe when you travel.
In the Galapagos Islands, as well as the rest of Ecuador the US Dollar is the currency of use.
While travellers cheques can be used in larger cities, we recommend a mixture of currency and debit or credit card for the safest way to carry your money. There is a good availability of cashpoints or ATMs in the larger towns and some establishments may also take ApplePay.
Please refer to our Travel Survival Kit for details on this topic as well as links to the latest UK Government Advice. For other countries of origin please contact your medical authorities for this information.
Although there is a hospital in Puerto Ayora, Medical Services in the Galapagos Islands are limited, and serious injuries or illness may require an airlift to the mainland. It is essential that all visitors to the Galapagos Islands carry adequate travel Insurance to cover them in the event of a problem. Should you need medical assistance speak to your guide who will make the necessary arrangements for your care.
If you have a specific query related to your planned trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos and you can't see your answer here, please drop us a line using the 'Trip Enquiry' button and we will do our best to answer your question.
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff.
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas. Gear/equipment sanitised between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised.
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
The policies on staff health and safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.