Galapagos Island Hopping

6 Day Tour on Santa Cruz & Isabela Island

Wildlife Experience Galapagos / Ecuador 6 Days Local Hotels All year round Shared Group

From US$ 1,165 per Person

Our Local Partner for this Trip

Our partner is a family-run adventure travel company that specializes in mountaineering and trekking holidays. The company commits to sustainable and fair trade practices and has been cooperating with local communities to develop new sustainable practices that focus on protecting the nature and culture for the future generations.

Trip Facts: Galapagos Island Hopping

Island Hopping

Stay at the two most beautiful inhabited islands of the Galapagos archipelago Santa Cruz and Isabela and explore the highlights of the archipelago during day excursions by land and sea.

Snorkeling & Marine Life

Discover the amazing underwater world of the Galapagos Island during a snorkeling excursion. Put on your snorkel gear and spot colorful fish, sea turtles, seahorses, penguins, reef sharks or marine iguanas.

Sierra Negra Volcano

Visit Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the Galapagos, which has the second largest crater in the world. Walk through impressive lava landscapes and enjoy spectacular views.

Birds & Wildlife

Encounter unique bird species and the Galapagos wildlife such as blue-footed boobies, flamingos, numerous migratory birds as well as sea lions, lava lizards and the amazing Galapagos giant tortoises.

TRIP ITINERARY

Explore the magic of the Galapagos Islands on this 6 day long island-hopping tour. See giant tortoises and lava lizards up close, swim with sea turtles penguins and sea lions, spot the cute blue-footed boobies, explore volcanic craters and paradise beaches. The itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for an affordable land-based trip on the Galapagos Islands. You will stay on the two most beautiful inhabited islands of the archipelago, Santa Cruz and Isabela, and visit the most iconic spots in the surroundings of these two islands during day tours by land and sea.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO GALAPAGOS & GIANT TORTOISES
  • Reception at Baltra airport and transfer to your hotel in Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz)
  • On the way, visit the Santa Cruz’s highlands and a private farms that conserves the habitat of the magnificent Galapagos Tortoises
  • Get up close and personal with the giant Galapagos Tortoises
DAY 2: BOAT TO ISABELA –TINTOREAS
  • In the morning take a boat to the seahorse-shaped Isabela Island, the largest island in the archipelago
  • In the afternoon take a boat and snorkeling trip to Tintoreas, a group of tiny islets, excellent for snorking
  • Spot abundant birds and marine life, such blue-footed boobies, sea lions, penguins, sea turtles, marine iguanas or reef shark
  • In the evening, stroll around the beautiful white-sanded beach of Puerto Villamil and watch the sun set
DAY 3: SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO
  • Today you’ll vists the highlands of Isabela Island and Sierra Negra volcano, a volcano that is still active and erupted in 2005 for the last time
  • Walk to te crater and enjoy stunning views of the world’s second largest caldera with an impressive diameter of 9,6 km / 5,9 miles and the remains of the lava rivers from the volcano’s latest eruption
  • Continue to Chico volcano, an area not often visited, where you can appreciate clear signs of volcanic activity such as fumaroles and mineral associations
DAY 4: LOS HUMEDALES & BOAT TO SANTA CRUZ
  • Free morning to visit the Lava Tunnel “El Estero”, the historical site of The Wall of Tear and Isabela’s marshlands or humedales, where elevated walkways take you over lagoons that provide habitat for flamingos and numerous migratory birds
  • On the way, you can visit the Tortoise Breeding Center, an initiative of the National Park for the conservation of Isabela’s tortoises
  • In the afternoon take a boat back to Santa Cruz Island
DAY 5: SANTA CRUZ LEISURE DAY
  • Your final day in Galapagos is a leisure day, and you can either explore some further spots on Santa Cruz independently or book an extra tour
  • We recommend to book a day cruise to one of the uninhabited islands of the archipelago: Santa Fé, South Plazas, Bartolomé or North Seymour
  • Alternatively you can do a selfguided tour to the Darwin Center or walk to Tortuga Bay, the perfect place to practice snorkeling, kayaking or just to enjoy the beautiful beach
DAY 6: DEPARTURE
  • Say goodbye to the islands and head to the airport to take your flight to Guayquil or Quito

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