Visit 3 of the main Galapagos Islands from where you can make daily tours and learn more about them.

San Cristobal – Santa Cruz – Isabela

8 days / 7 nights
Tarifa doble: $1302
Tarifa sencilla: $1022
Transfer in – San Cristobal

On your arrival on San Cristobal a person will be waiting for you and take you to your hotel. Your first activity is scheduled in the afternoon, where you will be visiting the Lobería, a coral beach with sea lions resting on its sand. Once you get to the beach, you will walk around 10 minutes to a bay where you can so snorkeling in its calmed waters.

On the way to the bay, you will see mangroves, calandrinia galapagosa, bursera graveolens, cotton, gray matplants and many others of the area, such as the goatweed, whose seeds are the main source of food for many finch species.

  • Overnight: selected hotel on San Cristobal
  • Lunch and dinner included
Kicker Rock – Mangesito Beach

In the morning, you will start your excursion to the Kicker Rock, which is a formation outside the coast of San Cristobal (time about 45 minutes by boat). It is a magnificent islet in the middle of the ocean that rises up to 500 ft and has the shape of a giant sleeping lion. The rocks are rests of a vertical formation and are the favorite spot of many sea birds. You will be able to snorkel around the islet during your trip.

Afterwards you will continue your day on the beach Manglesito (little mangrove) which has two points of interest, a mangrove forest and a beach area. The mangroves are an ideal place for bird watching and the beach offers you a nice spot to rest and enjoy the day. The vegetation around this beach is typically sesuvium and mangrove forest. On a lagoon near the mangroves, you can spot white-back stilts, curlews and many other native and endemic species. You will have lunch on the boat and enjoy the afternoon at this place.

  • Overnight: selected hotel on San Cristobal
  • Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included
Santa Cruz – Tortuga Bay – Highlands

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in San Cristobal in the morning to take you to the dock and board the speedboat to Puerto Ayora. At you arrival you will be taken to the hotel to leave your luggage and wait for your guide to pick you up for Tortuga Bay, a beach that has its name from the high amount of nesting sea turtles that have chosen that place. On your way to the beach, you will see different types of finches and cactus trees. Once you get to the beach, the walk will continue along the shore where you can encounter sea iguanas whose black color makes a beautiful contrast to the white sand.

The beach is divided in two parts; the first part has strong currents and high waves and is not recommended for swimming. The calm beach on the very end of the shore is a bay that offers a mangrove forest to hide from the sun and calm water to take a swim. The tour will take you back the same way and leave you at the hotel to start your next activity in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, your adventure continues to the highlands of Santa Cruz, the home to the biggest population of giant tortoises of the archipelago. During the ride you will experience a change in climate towards a more humid and cold area. Many ranches have settled on this part of the island and their activities range from agriculture, to cattle and the conservation of the ecosystem. This area is also perfect for bird watching. In the highlands, you will have a very interesting walk through the lava tunnels.

At 16h00 you will be returning to the hotel and enjoy some quite time, maybe enjoy a cocktail or discover some of the corners of the town. In the evening you dinner will be waiting for you in our very own Aqua Restaurant.

  • Overnight Hotel Silberstein
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Excursion

This day you will enjoy an excursion to one of the nearby islands, such as Bartolome, Seymour, Plazas or Santa Fe (according to availability). Lunch will be served on board and in the afternoon, you will return to the Hotel and enjoy your dinner at Aqua.

  • Overnight Hotel Silberstein
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Excursion

This day you will enjoy an excursion to one of the nearby islands, such as Bartolome, Seymour, Plazas or Santa Fe (according to availability). Lunch will be served on board and in the afternoon, you will return to the Hotel and enjoy your dinner at Aqua.

  • Overnight Hotel Silberstein
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Isabela – Tintoreras

Early in the morning you will leave Santa Cruz and start your trip to Isabela by speedboat. Once you arrive there your trip will take you to the Tintoreras on a bay tour that lasts about 30 minutes and where you can spot blue-footed boobies, sea lions and penguins.

After this tour you will visit the islet where you can walk up to a canal and see tintoreras sharks and sea iguanas. After this walk you will return to the boat and go to a place to snorkel and observe the fauna and flora of this area.

After lunch, you will visit the interpretation center where you can see tortoises of different ages and learn about the breeding process and the reproduction strategies in captivity in order to recover the wild populations of endangered species.

  • Overnight: Selected hotel on Isabela
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Volcán Sierra Negra

Today you will be joining a group to visit the volcano Sierra Negra. The tour takes about 6 to 7 hours and takes you to the top of the crater.

This volcano has an altitude of 1500 mts and its crater´s diameter is 9 km long, which makes it the second biggest volcano on earth. From the top of the volcano, you will walk to the volcano Chico (small volcano) from which you will have a perfect view over the island and even the island of Fernandina.

During the whole tour, you will see the different types of vegetation, types of lava, white herons and some hawks.

In the evening, you will enjoy a lovely dinner at your hotel.

  • Overnight: Selected hotel on Isabela
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Santa Cruz – Airport

Early in the morning, you will take the speedboat to return to Santa Cruz, from where you will be taken to the airport of Baltra and start your trip back home.

  • Breakfast included
  • Includes
    Transfers - English – Spanish guide - Meals as specified in the itinerary - Accommodation - English – Spanish guide - Excursions
  • Not included
    Air tickets to/from the Galapagos Islands - Galapagos National Park entrance (USD 100 foreigners / USD 10 Ecuadorians) - Traffic control card USD 20 - Isabela Municipal tax USD 10 - Tips - Personal expenses - Tips - Beverages - Personal expenses - IVA
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