Day 1: Baltra – Isabela Island
Day 2: Isabela Island
After your arrival at Seymour Airport (GPS) on the island of Baltra, meet your guide who accompanies you to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Have lunch before the 2pm departure on the public speedboat for Isabela Island (boat capacity is 24 people). Expect a ride of approximately three hours (motion sickness pills and a waterproof jacket are recommeded as the ride can be bumpy). Upon arrival, go to the Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and one of the main mating sites for the flamingo population.
Overnight: San Vicente Hotel or La Laguna Hotel on Isabela Island
After breakfast, take a long hike up the Sierra Negra Volcano, a walk that takes approximately four hours, starting at 2,854 feet (870 meters) of altitude and reaching the crater at 3,413 feet (1,040m). The volcano is known to have one of the largest basalt calderas in the Galapagos. Soak in island views and look for seven species of finch in the lush vegetation. In the afternoon, look for marine life while snorkeling in the shallow, calm bay at Concha de Perla.Overnight: San Vicente Hotel or La Laguna Hotel on Isabela Island
Day 3: Isabela Island – Santa Cruz Island
At 6am, board the public speedboat to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Hace breakfast before visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station, which houses Galapagos tortoises that range from tiny hatchlings to enormous adults. After lunch, go Tortuga Bay to lounge on white sands and blue water, see marine iguanas, and perhaps the flamingos. Overnight: Fernandina Hotel or Dejavu Hotel on Santa Cruz IslandDay 4: Santa Cruz Island – Santa Fe island – Santa Cruz Island (included on 5-day tour only)
After breakfast, take a day tour to Santa Fe island, traveling for up to two hours by speedboat to reach the island. Snorkel with marine critters, and learn about the island's history and geography from your guide. Have lunch on board the boat before returning to Puerto Ayora.Overnight: Fernandina Hotel or Dejavu Hotel on Santa Cruz Island
Day 5: Santa Cruz Island – Baltra
Your tour ends with transfer to Baltra Airport. During your flight, peer into a pair of enormous volcanic craters at Los Gemelos along the way.
Please note: itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, inclement weather conditions, hotel and tour availability, and Galapagos National Park policy. It is recommended to arrive before 12pm in Baltra if you would like to do this itinerary. If you arrive later, the itinerary may be altered.