In this 5-day you will experience the highlights of the Galapagos Islands, you stay at tourist class hotels at the islands. You will receive transportation, accommodation in double or single rooms, all meals during the trip (Ecuadorian menu), and a bilingual naturalist guide, who will accompany you during the tours. If you are a single traveler it is possible to join the group tour and to stay in a private room upon a single charge. The highlights of this program are: Isabela Island with the Flamingo lagoon, Sierra Negra Volcano hike, Concha Perla. A day tour to Santa Fe, Santa Cruz island with the Charles Darwin Station, Bay Tour.
B = breakfast
L = lunch
D = diner
DAY 1: Baltra / Santa Cruise Island / Isabela Island (L, D)
Arrival at Seymour Airport in Baltra* (GPS) and meet your English speaking guide who will take you to Puerto Ayora for lunch then head to Isabela Island (3 hours by small public speedboat) to visit the Flamingo Lagoon. Overnight at Hotel La Laguna or similar.
DAY 2: Isabela Island (B, L, D)
After breakfast you will hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano (4-5 hours), which boasts the largest basaltic caldera in Galapagos. The site offers impressive views and the opportunity to observe up to 7 species of finch. This hike starts at 870 meters of altitude and at the top of the crater you will have reached 1.040 m. In the afternoon you will go snorkeling at Concha de Perla. Overnight at Hotel La Laguna.
* Upgrade option: Los Tuneles snorkeling
This day you can also take a snorkeling tour to Los Túneles instead of hiking to Sierra Negra and snorkeling at Concha Perla (please click the right tour option)
DAY 3: Santa Cruz Island (B, L, D)
At 6 AM you will take the public speedboat to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island where you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. After lunch you will do the Bay Tour. You will go snorkeling and might find swimming tortoises and white tip sharks.
Overnight in Hotel Fernandina or similar.
DAY 4: Santa Fe Island (B, L, D)
After breakfast, board a small speedboat for a day tour to visit Santa Fe island. After 1.5- 2 hours of navigating, you will arrive at the island where you can snorkel to observe the marine life and you will visit the island where the guide will tell you some about the history and geography. Enjoy lunch on board, and go back to Puerto Ayora. Overnight in Hotel Fernandina or similar.
DAY 5: Santa Cruz Island (B)
After breakfast you will go to Baltra Airport (GPS) but first you will visit "Los Gemelos", the Twin Craters.
* You should arrive before 11.00 in Baltra if you would like to do this itinerary. If you arrive later, we have to change your itinerary.
Please Note: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, inclement weather conditions, hotel and tour availability, and Galapagos National Park policy.