About This Trip
- 1 - 2Santa Cruz IslandGiant Tortoise Reserve, Twin Craters, Charles Darwin Research Station, Las Grietas, Tortuga Bay
- 3 - 4Isabela IslandVolcano of Sierra Negra, El Muro de las Lagrimas, Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center
- 5Santa Cruz IslandLas Tintoreras Islet
- 6Baltra IslandDeparture
Day 1: Baltra Island - Santa Cruz Island, Giant Tortoise Reserve
Welcome to Galapagos Islands, which is known as a unique living museum of biological evolution! Upon your arrival on Baltra Island, your tour guide will greet you and transfer you to the neighboring Santa Cruz Island via a quick local ferry.
Your adventure would start from the Twin Craters, the impressive sinkholes formed by lava. Later, step into a local Giant Tortoise Reserve, where you can not only get close to those gentle creatures but also explore some nearby lava tunnels. After lunch at a local ranch, continue your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. Here you can get a general idea about the unique ecosystem of the Galapagos. The tour of today will end at Las Grietas, a natural swimming hole surrounded by tall cliffs.L D Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)
Day 2: Baltra Island - Isabela Island, Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
After breakfast, you will head out for a scenic walking tour to the Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, one of the largest white sand beaches in the Galapagos. It is a paradise for wildlife rather than a relaxing place for swimmers. If lucky enough, you can spot lava lizards, pelicans, massive marine iguanas, and other native wildlife. It also offers a nice opportunity for you to walk along the soft sand and appreciate breathtaking seascapes.
In the afternoon, you will head to Isabela Island by public speed boat. Check into your hotel after arrival and spend the rest of the day at leisure. You may want to stroll through the picturesque town of Puerto Villamil or enjoy the beautiful sunset at a nearby beach.B L D Isabela Island (Galapagos)
Day 3: Isabela Island, Volcano of Sierra Negra
Hiking to a volcano must be one of the highlight activities in the Galapagos. Today you will enjoy a full-day volcano hiking tour to Sierra Negra, which boasts the second-largest volcanic caldera in the world. It is one of the most active volcanoes as well as the most impressive natural wonders on Isabela Island. During this tour, you can see the breathtaking view from the rim of the volcano and observe different lava layers at the new volcanic lava field.B L D Isabela Island (Galapagos)
Day 4: Isabela Island, Biking to El Muro de las Lagrimas
This morning, you will enjoy a biking tour toward El Muro de las Lagrimas, a historic wall constructed in volcanic rock. There are so many great places that are worth stopping along the way. You may see giant tortoises roaming around the path, flamingos resting on the lagoons, sea lions sunbathing on the beach, and so on. Later, pay a visit to the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where you can meet different species of tortoises of Isabela.
Head back to the town for lunch and then spend the afternoon at Concha de Perla. This lagoon with calm, clear and shallow waters is ideal for you to observe the incredible world of marine life.B L D Isabela Island (Galapagos)
Day 5: Isabela Island - Santa Cruz Island, Las Tintoreras Islet
Las Tintoreras Islet is the last stop before leaving for Santa Cruz Island. Near to Isabela Island, this islet can gain access through a short boat ride. You will look for the famous Galapagos penguin, whitetip reef sharks, blue-footed boobies, and other wildlife through a walking tour and then enjoy a snorkeling adventure to observe sea turtles, colorful fish, and manta rays among other marine life.
After the tour, take a speedboat to Santa Cruz Island. The remaining time is free at leisure. You can relax in the hotel or go out for some shopping.B L D Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)
Day 6: Santa Cruz Island - Baltra Island, Departure
Enjoy some leisure time before being transported to the airport on Baltra Island. Say goodbye to the Galapagos and board your flight back to your home.B
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