During your tour Looking for Galapagos Sea Lions, you will go from one island to another one while you visit the best places of the Galapagos Islands. We will sleep over three different islands, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela. We will have an exciting adventure of 8 days.

Flight to the Galapagos Islands. Arrive at the Airport of San Cristobal Island, where we will be received by a naturalist guide and have a friendly welcome. Transfer to the hotel to Check-in. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit different attractions. Our very first visit will be to THE INTERPRETATION CENTER. This center was inaugurated in August 1998 and presents a complete and documented history of the Galapagos Islands. This place takes us through the history of the Islands, in their natural, human, and conservation contexts. Then, we will go walking up the “FRIGATEBIRD HILL” or “TIJERETAS HILL”, which consists of a trail that leads us to different viewpoints. The first point is the top of Tijeretas Hill, from where you can see León Dormido “Kicker Rock” and Darwin Bay from above. The second viewpoint is a North American purchase cannon that dates from the Second World War and was taken by the Ecuadorian Navy in the early 1970s for military practices. At the third viewpoint, there is a statue of the Scientist Charles Darwin in honor of his trip to the Galapagos Islands. We will finally go to DARWIN´S BAY to snorkel and swim with sea lions, marine turtles and take a look at tropical fishes. Then, we will go through a very white sand beach, which got to be an exotic landscape due to the nature that surrounds this place. Its name is Punta Carola Beach. We will finally visit PLAYA MANN BEACH. This is recreational white sand and broken shells beach. We can enjoy the sea lions resting on the sand. The clarity of the water allows us to go snorkeling in the bay. It is also the perfect place to have a romantic afternoon looking at the sunset. Return to the hotel.

After a delicious breakfast, we will take the speedboat to go to LEON DORMIDO or KICKER ROCK. LEON DORMIDO is located one-hour navigation from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It is formed by two rocks that rose abruptly from the ocean taking the shape of a Sleepy Lion, that is why the name of it.

This is an impressive jewel of an ancient eroded volcanic tuff formation that reaches a height of 148 meters and is home to marine birds that nest and repose on the cliffs such as Nazca Boobies, Blue-footed Boobies, and Frigates.

During the snorkeling activity, we will be able to observe rays, sea lions, tropical fish, sea turtles, and hammerhead sharks. In the middle of these two rocks, there is a channel where we can see Cerro Brujo and Puerto Grande from far depending on the position of the boat.

This spot is one of the best natural sanctuaries in the Galapagos Archipelago.

Breakfast. Transfer to the pier to take the speedboat to Santa Cruz. This navigation will take us about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Our first visit is the CHARLES DARWIN STATION, where we will visit the TORTOISE BREEDING CENTER and can observe the different species of tortoises of the other islands. The Charles Darwin research station is the operational center of the Charles Darwin Foundation. Their mission is to provide knowledge and assistance through scientific research and other actions to guarantee the conservation of biodiversity and the environment in the Archipelago of Galapagos. After this visit, we will go up to the HIGHLANDS of Santa Cruz, to enjoy the wonderful and very famous giant tortoises in their natural habitat, these animals of prehistoric aspect lengthen their necks to eat and to be photographed by our visitors at the Archipelago. At the same time, getting to know these giants, is one of the biggest expectative for the passengers. The density of vegetation in this forest, including orchids, daisies, and bromeliads, give also a place to be 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. Have a delicious lunch surrounded by nature. Return to Puerto Ayora.

Full day navigable tour by yacht to one of the following destinations:

They could be: Bartolome, Plazas, Seymour Norte, Santa Fe or Floreana Island.

*Navigable Tours are subject to availability.

Full day navigable tour by yacht to one of the following destinations:

They could be: Bartolome, Plazas, Seymour Norte, Santa Fe or Floreana Island.

* Navigable Tours are subject to availability.

Breakfast. Transfer to the harbor of Puerto Ayora to take the speedboat to Isabela Island. This navigation will take us about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Once we arrive on this beautiful and pacific Island “Isabela”, we will go to the hotel for the check-in. Isabela, is a small port village, with sandy streets, a few locally run restaurants, small hotels, and nice people. Our first visit will be 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. Millions of years ago, the lava flows formed a large number of arches and tunnels getting to be one of the most bio-diverse sites in the Galapagos Islands. The adventure starts in Puerto Villamil, where you will take a boat ride for approximately 45 minutes to do the first stop in the open sea, around Roca Union. This site houses blue-footed boobies, Nazca Boobies, Brown Pelicans, Penguins, Zayapas, and Iguanas that can be seen very close to the boat. Then we will do a second stop to walk on these beautiful lava formations to catch with our eyes the sea lions resting on the rocks or playing by the lava tunnels. We can also see cacti that have been adapted to this kind of lava formation. Our last and wonderful stop will be snorkeling in open water, we will get into a wonderful submarine world where we can swim along with white-tipped sharks, manta rays, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, sea horses, lobsters, sea snakes, among many other tropical species. Return to Puerto Villamil.

After breakfast, our tour guide will pick us up at the hotel to take us towards our first adventure of this day “SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO”. Sierra Negra is one of the most gorgeous and impressive volcanos in the Galapagos Islands. This volcano has the largest caldera of all of the Galapagos volcanoes and it’s also considered to be the second-largest caldera in the world. It measures 10 km across from north to south and 9 km from east to west. It is one of the most active of the Galapagos volcanoes with the most recent historic eruption on June 26th, 2018. Visits to Sierra Negra require a 40 minutes’ drive from Puerto Villamil followed by another 45 minutes of walking up. The morphology of Sierra Negra is like a bowl. This is a very special place for people who love geology. Return to Puerto Villamil.

In the afternoon, you will have free time to relax at Playa Cuna del Sol.

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.

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Price per person – Full Board

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax 8 Pax 10 – 14 Pax 15 – 16 Pax
Budget 3730 2631 2396 2351 2323 2268 2249 2323 2256 2146
Mid – Range 4338 2948 2713 2667 2640 2584 2565 2639 2572 2462
First Class 5055 3414 3179 3133 3106 3050 3032 3106 3039 2929
Luxury 7066 4409 4174 4128 4101 4045 4027 4101 4034 3924

Price per person – Half Board

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax 8 Pax 10 – 14 Pax 15 – 16 Pax
Budget 3555 2456 2221 2176 2148 2093 2074 2148 2081 1971
Mid – Range 4156 2766 2531 2486 2458 2403 2384 2458 2391 2281
First Class 4736 3095 2860 2814 2787 2731 2713 2787 2720 2610
Luxury 6729 4071 3836 3791 3763 3708 3689 3763 3696 3586