A program that will take you to explore unique places of the Galapagos and explore every day a new site full of flora and fauna unique in the world.

Santa Cruz – Isabela

8 days / 7 nights
Rate per person (double room): $2636
Rate per person (single room): $3635
Transfer in – Charles Darwin Research Station

Upon your arrival to Baltra´s Airport, a guide will be waiting to assist you and accompany you to the Silberstein Hotel. This journey takes approximately 1 hour and transfers will take place until you reach the Itabaca Channel where transportation will be waiting to you take you to the port. Upon arrival you will enjoy a unique lunch at AQUA Bar-Restaurant that offers a menu resulting from a German-Latin fusion that will surprise you.

In the way, you will have the chance to visit the “Twin craters”, which were formed by a series of eruptions when the islands were still active. Guests should pay special attention to the changing environment that surrounds them.  You will see everything from arid red and rocky ground in the North, to green and vivid nature in the highlands towards the South.

Enjoy an Ecuadorian or international lunch at the hotel restaurant AQUA before our specialized guide takes guests to the Charles Darwin Research Station in the afternoon.  This station hosts educational museums, both about the history and development of the Galapagos Islands and the protection of the natural heritage.  The endemic giant land tortoises can be observed here.

In the evening you will enjoy dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Silberstein.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Silberstein
  • 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 Island – 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
Sierra Negra Volcanoe

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.

Note: In case the volcano presents any volcanic activity, the walking activity will be taken only to the viewpoint by the National Park and the activity will be complemented with another visit.

  • Overnight: Selected hotel on Isabela
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Los Tuneles

In the morning you will leave Santa Cruz Island to Isabela Island. Once you arrive you will have a tour to Cabo Rosa “Los Túneles” which is located west of Puerto Villamil in Isabela, where you will enjoy discovering colorful fishes and other marine animals while snorkeling. On the way you will observe different birds and marine life. Upon reaching the destination, you will find volcanic formations of black lava in the form of arches which makes this place a natural paradise. Besides the beautiful landscape, you will also enjoy seeing fishes of many colors and different sizes, sea lions, sea turtles, eagle ray, lobsters, sea snakes and a variety of birds.

Upon your return, lunch is served. In the afternoon you will take the “Muro de lágrimas” tour, which has a journey of 2 to 3 hours walking approximately 8 km. On the way you will see turtles in free state and, before reaching the wall there is the Orchilla viewpoint from where you will have a spectacular view of the island after climbing some stairs. At night you will enjoy dinner and accommodation at the selected hotel.

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

In the morning you will take a speedboat that will take you to Santa Cruz (2 hours and 30 minutes) , at this point a guide will wait for you to go to the famous Tortuga Bay Beach where you will take a 45-60 minute walk. Your bags will be taken to the hotel for greater comfort. At noon, after your return you will go to the AQUA Bar-Restaurant to enjoy lunch and then visit the upper part of the island where you will visit a ranch to see the Galapagos turtles in their natural state and tunnels that are lava formations.

  • 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
Transfer out

According to the departure time of your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil, you will be picked up from the hotel to the Baltra airport where this great experience in the Enchanted Islands end.

  • Breakfast included
  • Includes
    Includes: Transfers - English – Spanish guide - Meals as specified in the itinerary - Accommodation - English – Spanish guide - Excursions
  • Not included
    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 for Ecuadorian passengers
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