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Island Hopping - San Cristobal, Santa Cruz & Isabela

(9 Days)

San Cristobal | Santa Cruz | Isabela Island


06.01.2018 17.02.2018 10.03.2018 07.04.2018
05.05.2018 16.06.2018 14.07.2018 18.08.2018
08.09.2018 20.10.2018
Day Routing
01 Sat San Cristobal Island

Arrival at San Cristobal Island. Visit of the Interpretation Center. In the afternoon hiking tour (2h) to the Frigate Bird Hill. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

02 Sun San Cristobal Island

Excursion to the freshwater lake El Junco in the highlands of San Cristobal. Visit of the “Galapaguera semi-natural”, where giant tortoises are brought to from their natural habitats in order to breed and raise their young in a more controlled environment. Lunch in a typical Hacienda. The rest of the day you enjoy on the Beach Puerto Chino. Overnight at the hotel.

03 Mon San Cristobal Island, Santa Cruz Island

Transfer on a speed boat to Santa Cruz Island. Rest of the morning at leisure. In the afternoon visit to the Charles Darwin Station.

04 Tue Seymour North, South Plazas, Bartolomew or Santa Fe

Full day boat excursion to Seymour North or South Plazas or Bartholomew or Santa Fe or Dragon Hill (Seat-in) including lunch.

05 Wed Santa Cruz Island

Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz with photo stop to take pictures of the lava tunnels and the famous giant turtoise. Guests enjoy lunch in the highlands. Continue to the view point Cerro Mesa and to the beautiful beach El Garrapatero.

06 Thu Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island

Morning at leisure, e.g. to make a walk to the Tortuga Bay. In the  transfer on a speed boat to Isabela Island (approx. 2 hours). Dinner and overnight on Isabela Island.

07 Fri Isabela Island

In the morning visit the Galapagos National Park’s Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Afterwards head for the Laguna of the Flamingos to observe the animals very closely. In the afternoon short boat journey from Puerto Villamil to the small rock island „Las Tintoreras“. Nearby hundreds of marine iguanas can be observed, sea lions relaxing on the sandy beaches, penguins and blue-footed boobies can be observed on the rocks. Overnight at the hotel on Isabela Island.

08 Sat Isabela Island

Excursion to the crater of volcano Sierra Negra inclusive lunch at the hacienda in the highlands. Afternoon is at leisure.

09 Sun Isabela Island, Baltra Island

Transfer by speed boat and ferry to Baltra, transfer by bus to the airport of Baltra to catch the flight to Guayaquil or Quito for the individual homebound flight.