IGUANA FOOTPRINT

Code: SPG-IH003

SANTA CRUZ, ISABELA ISLAND & A FULL DAY NAVIGABLE TOUR

 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Discover the Enchanted Archipelago with us on our Iguana Footprint tour!

You’ll get the chance to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island and have a wonder snorkeling time in the Sanctuary of Isabela Island. Get ready for the ultimate snorkeling adventure and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Galapagos Islands.

(L: Lunch)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit the HIGHLANDS of Santa Cruz, to enjoy the wonderful and very famous giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
  • Go back in time while you go through the lava tunnels learning about their formation.
  • Observe the density of vegetation in this forest, including orchids, daisies, and bromeliads.
  • Learn about the habitat of several endemic land birds including Darwin’s finches, Galapagos Hawks, short-eared owls, Yellow Warblers, Galapagos Rails, Vermilion Flycatchers, and Paint-billed Crakes.
  • Get to know the different species of tortoises of the other islands.

Lodging (Santa Cruz).

*We will visit The Charles Darwin Station only if we arrive before 3 pm at this site. The flight to the Galapagos Islands must arrive before 10 am, otherwise, we can choose between the visit to the Highlands or the Charles Darwin Station.

(B: Breakfast, L: Lunch)

HIGHLIGHTS:

*** Navigable tours are subject to availability. They could be Bartholomew, Plazas, North Seymour, Santa Fe, or Floreana.

Return to Puerto Ayora. Lodging. (Santa Cruz Island)

(B: Breakfast, L: Lunch)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Transfer to the pier to take the speedboat to Isabela Island. Approximately 2 hours of navigation, depending on the sea conditions.
  • Tour to LOS TUNELES, also known as “Cabo Rosa”. It is the most spectacular site for snorkeling in Isabela Island due to its crystal-clear and shallow waters, a real sea sanctuary.
  • This site houses blue-footed boobies, Nazca Boobies, Brown Pelicans, Penguins, Zayapas, and Iguanas that can be seen very close to the boat.
  • Observe the sea lions resting on the rocks or playing by the lava tunnels.
  • Learn about why these cacti have been adapted to this kind of lava formation.
  • Snorkeling in open water and swimming along with white-tipped sharks, manta rays, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, sea horses, lobsters, and sea snakes, among many other tropical species.

Return to Puerto Villamil. Lodging (Isabela Island).

(B: Breakfast, L: Lunch)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Have an interesting visit to SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO. This volcano is one of the most gorgeous, impressive, and largest calderas of all the Galapagos Islands volcanos.
  • Species of birds such as Yellow Warbler, Dark-billed Cuckoo, Galápagos Mockingbird, Galápagos Hawk, Tyrant Flycatcher, Galápagos Flycatcher, Large Tree Finch, Small Ground Finch.
  • Species of plants such as Guayabillo, Galápagos pisonia, Heart-leafed Scalesia, among others.
  • Return to Puerto Villamil.
  • In the afternoon, you will have free time to relax at Playa Cuna del Sol.

Lodging (Isabela Island)

(B: Breakfast, L: Lunch)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit THE WETLANDS, which consist of a set of various visit sites, which can be accessed through a tour of a natural trail surrounded by mangroves and pools that are home to a large number of animal species and also house a large number of plants such as a natural paradise.
  • Visit THE WALL OF TEARS. This wall formed by lava rocks reaches 7 meters high, 3 meters wide, and approximately 100 meters long, this is evidence that indicates a stage in the life of many prisoners who were cruelly tortured.
  • Visit CONCHA PERLA and have a beautiful time snorkeling with tropical fish, marine iguanas, sea lions, marine turtles, and penguins in this calm and clear water surrounded by marvelous mangroves.

Return to Puerto Villamil. Lodging (Isabela Island)

(B: Breakfast)

This is your last day with us and we hope you have enjoyed your trip to the Enchanted Islands.

Transfer out very early in the morning to the port of Puerto Villamil, to take the trip of two hours and a half approximately to Puerto Ayora. Arrival, transfer to the airport of Baltra, and assistance to take your return flight. Depending on the time, you will have your breakfast in Puerto Ayora or Box Lunch Breakfast.

From  USD $1.823

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Price per person 2024 – Half Board

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax
Budget $2.790 $1.823 $1.566 $1.509
Mid – Range $3.200 $2.038 $1.780 $1.724
First Class $3.826 $2.354 $2.083 $2.021
Luxury $6.411 $3.772 $3.335 $3.191

Price per person 2024 – Full Board

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax
Budget $2.906 $1.939 $1.681 $1.625
Mid – Range $3.354 $2.192 $1.935 $1.878
First Class $4.053 $2.582 $2.310 $2.248
Luxury $6.683 $4.044 $3.607 $3.463