Explore the two top Galapagos volcanic islands: Santa Cruz, and Isabela with their 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 symbiosis between lava, endemic plants and fauna.
Continue your adventure to Isabela, the iconic seahorse shaped island, where you will enjoy of 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 deeper and more 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 and more.
Activities: Wildlife interaction, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking.
- Kayaking and Snorkeling with sea lions, sharks, marine iguanas, sea turtlee, rays, schools of fish.
- Walk among the giant Galapagos tortoises.
- Hike to the second largest cauldron of the World, among active fumaroles.
- Walk among iguanas, and see white-tipped reef sharks.
- Tour to “Los Tuneles” one of the most spectacular places in Galapagos.
- Snorkeling at “Finados” between mangroves and lava, with sea turtles, sharks and sea horses.
- Visit the amazing beaches of Tortuga Bay and Garrapatero
- Get to know the rudimentaries Sugar Mill and sugar cane liquor destilery at Hacienda trapiche in Santa Cruz Highlands.
- Adventures scorted by Galapagos National Park naturalist guides.
- Ocean view restaurants.
DAY 1: Walk among giant tortoises at Primicias and explore amazing lava tunnels and Los Gemelos. Santa Cruz (L)
DAY 2: Kayaking and Snorkeling at the e Itabaca channel. Santa Cruz , Navigation to Isabela (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano , expedition and snorkel at Concha Perla Site, visit to the iconic “El Muro de las Lágrimas”. Isabela (B,L,D)
DAY 4: Tour to “Los Tuneles”: A series of lava flows that forms amazing formations of arches and tunnels both under and above water. “Finados”: snorkel between mangroves and lava, where you may see, sharks, sea turtles and even seahorses! Isabela (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Visit Tintoreras walking among iguanas and seeing white-tipped reef sharks. (Isabela). Tour to Charles Darwin Research Station. Santa Cruz (B,L,D)
DAY 6: Scorted tour to Garrapatero sandy beach surrounded by mangroves home to herons, stilts and other shore birds. Visit Charles Darwin Research Station. Santa Cruz (B,L,D)
DAY 7: Take a walk to Tortuga Bay, through Opuntia and Candelabra cactus forest, watching Darwin Finches, Mockingbirds, Yellow Warblers, Lava Lizards. Relax in a white sandy beach and observe baby reef sharks and marine iguanas. Visit Trapiche and get to know the rudimentary sugar cane mill, and destilery. Santa Cruz (B,L,D)
DAY 8: Early Deaparture to your flight back to mainland. (B.).
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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..
Flights to and from Galapagos, Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 USD must be paid in cash in Galapagos airport), Galapagos transit card $10 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.
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