Galápagos Island Hopping

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+20.00 USD (Transit Control Card)+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)
7 days,Santa Cruz to Santa Cruz
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Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second-largest volcanic crater in the world – and walk on the lava fields, observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon, be amazed at the unique wildlife of the Galápagos.

Looking for more than a cruise to the islands? A week of touring the less-explored parts of the Galápagos Islands is the answer. We’ll start in Santa Cruz, then head to Floreana to stay on a part of the island that sees less visitors than the rest. From there it’s on to Isabela for a few days of hiking, snorkelling and visiting the island’s main highlights. Top that off with a hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second-largest volcanic crater in the world – along with the Galápagos’ typical array of exotic wildlife and prepare to be amazed.

What's Included

  • Guided wildlife walks (Floreana)
  • Flamingo Lagoon visit (Isabela)
  • Sierra Negra volcano hike with lava fields visit
  • Tortoise breeding centre and 'Wall of Tears' visit
  • Opportunities for snorkelling (equipment provided), swimming and incredible wildlife encounters
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD200-300 for meals not included. Not included is a USD20 Tourist Transit card fee. You must pay a USD100 (cash) Galápagos Park entry fee immediately upon arrival to the islands (subject to increase). )
  • Private van, boat, walking.
  • Local naturalist guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority).
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Standard hotels (6 nts).

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Places Visited

Itinerary

Day 1Puerto Ayora

Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.

Day 2Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hop on a speed boat to nearby Floreana Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area's natural history. Opt to go swimming or snorkelling.

Day 3Floreana Island/Isla Isabela(1B)

After a tranquil night in the secluded lodge, head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Later, continue by speedboat to Isabela Island and take a walk to a Flamingo Lagoon.

Day 4Isla Isabela(1B, 1L)

Hike up the active Sierra Negra Volcano and walk around the rim of the second-largest volcanic crater in the world. Continue to the lava fields of Volcano Chico and enjoy lunch, admiring views of the surrounding volcanoes and islands.

Day 5Isla Isabela(1B)

Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre and the 'Wall of Tears' historical site. Later, opt to take a wildlife boat excursion to 'Islote Tintoreras' to view breeding whitetip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins.

Day 6Isla Isabela/Puerto Ayora(1B)

Travel by speed boat back to Santa Cruz Island with a free evening for shopping or exploring the town of Puerto Ayora.

Day 7Puerto Ayora(1B)

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