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Darwin’s Footprints 5 Days

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Explore the two top Galapagos volcanic islands: Santa Cruz, and Isabela with their astonishing wild sceneries where humans and  wildlife interact in perfect harmony. Begin this journey on Santa Cruz Island, where you will be able to observe the unique symbiosis between volcanic lava formations, endemic plants and fauna.

Continue your adventure to Isabela, the iconic seahorse shaped island, where you will enjoy  the diverse and rich fauna of endemic and native species such as Penguins, Blue Footed Boobies, Marine Iguanas, Flamingos, Pelicans, Sally light foot crabs abound, and countless fascinating underwater creatures.

This adventure has been designed to optimize your time by diminishing unnecessary commuting between several islands and investing this time in a more deep and adventurous exploration of these two islands, which have the very best Galápagos has to offer. Enjoy of various and dynamic ways to access these wild sites by snorkeling, kayaking, biking .

Activities: Wildlife interaction, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking.

Adventure Highlights:

  • Kayaking and Snorkeling with sea lions, sharks, marine iguanas, sea turtlee, rays, schools of fish.
  • Walk among the giant Galapagos (Giant tortoises)
  • Hike to the second largest cauldron of the World, amongst active fumaroles
  • Walk among iguanas, and see white-tipped reef sharks
  • Adventures scorted by Galapagos National Park naturalist guides.
  • Ocean view restaurants.


DAY 1: Walk among giant tortoises at a private Reserve and explore amazing lava tunnels and Los Gemelos.  Santa Cruz   (L)

DAY 2: Kayaking and Snorkeling at the Canal de Itabaca.  Santa Cruz ,  Navigation to Isabela  (B,L,D)

DAY 3: Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano , Lunch at Campo Duro.  Isabela   (B.L.D)

DAY 4: Visit Tintoreras , go walking among iguanas and sighting of white-tipped reef sharks.  ( Isabela )  Navigation to Santa Cruz and Tour to Charles Darwin Research Station.      (B.L.D)

DAY 5: Early Deaparture to your flight back to mainland.   (B.)


Accommodation Single / Person Double / Person Triple / Person
Suite – Ocean View $ 2.999 $ 2.399 $ 2.299
Superior $ 2.699 $ 2.199 $ 1.999
Standard – Mangrove View $ 2.399 $ 1.999 $ 1.799


INCLUDED: Accommodations in the Red Mangrove Lodges, all meals as listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), Soft drink during meals., Guided tours as listed, Inter island transportation. Snorkeling gear,bilingual Galapagos naturalist guide, 10% Service Charge as per Ecuadorian Law. Free use of Bikes..NOT INCLUDED:Flights to and from Galapagos, Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 USD must be paid in cash in Galapagos airport), Galapagos transit card $20 USD (must be paid in cash in mainland airport) tips, alcoholic beverages.


This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, weather conditions, and Galapagos National Park regulations.

Go to these links to see IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Packing for the Galapagos

About Galapagos