Santa Cruz

Varun Suchday
On the seventh and last day, I woke up early to catch the bus to the airport. There is only one bus from Puerto Ayora to the Baltra Airport at 7am. There are of course taxis that can take you to the airport. The islands of Galapagos will hold a special place in my heart till I walk and wander this beautiful planet of ours. Follow in the footsteps of Darwin and let the wild wonderland of Galapagos inspire you.Visa for the Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands are part of Ecuador. And, Indians don't need a visa to travel to Ecuador. A tourist card is given on arrival at the airport which is valid for 90 days.When to visit the Galapagos IslandsThe best time to visit Galapagos Islands is from December to June. Temperature ranges between 20 to 30 Celsius and the seas are calmer with better visibility during these months.How to reach the Galapagos IslandsBy air: Round-trip ticket from New Delhi to Quito, Ecuador cost ₹91,816. There are direct flights from Quito to Santa Cruz and San Cristobal islands.Where to stay in the Galapagos IslandsCasa de Jeimy, San Cristóbal (₹2,225 for double), Hotel Neptuno, Isabela (₹2,008 for double) and Hostal Gardner, Santa Cruz (₹2,781 for double). For more options, check here.Have you snorkeled with sharks or spotted penguins? Write your own travelogue and share it with millions of other travellers. And subscribe to Tripoto Youtube Channel for stunning videos.
Varun Suchday
I spent a week between the three main islands of Galapagos - Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island, and San Cristóbal Island. A week is a decent time to experience and admire the majestic beasts of the underworld as well as our land-dwelling cousins.The airport that serves Santa Cruz Island is actually in Baltra Island. From the airport, a combination of bus and boat (US$5) took me to the primary tourist town of Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz Island.