Enjoy the Enchanted Archipelago with our Galapagos Tours – Darwin Promotion. Visit the famous San Cristobal Island and its attractions, have a wonderful Full Day Navigable Tour to Leon Dormido, have a two hours navigation to Santa Cruz Island by speedboat, get to know the giant tortoises, and have a Full Day navigable tour to another island.

Upon arrival in Baltra, a guide will be waiting for us to take this wonderful adventure at the Galapagos Islands. After a friendly welcome, we will visit THE HIGHLANDS AND THE LAVA TUNNELS 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.

Later on, transfer to Puerto Ayora and go to 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.

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

They could be: Bartolome, Plazas, Seymour Norte, Santa Fé, 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, we will 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. This crater is 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. The morphology of Sierra Negra is like a bowl. This is a very special place for people who love geology. We can observe some species of birds such as Yellow Warbler, Dark-billed Cuckoo, Galápagos Mockingbird, Galápagos Hawk, Tyrant Flycatcher, Galápagos Flycatcher, Large Tree Finch, Small Ground Finch. We can also observe some species of plants such as Guayabillo, Galápagos pisonia, Heart-leafed Scalesia, among others. Visit Sierra Negra Volcano requires a 40 minutes’ drive from Puerto Villamil followed by another 45 minutes of walking up.

Return to Puerto Villamil for lunch.

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

After breakfast, our tour guide will pick us up at the hotel to take us towards THE WETLANDS and THE WALL OF TEARS. The Wetlands of Isabela Island 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 houses a large number of plants such as a natural paradise. This trail is the first place to visit before going to THE WALL OF TEARS. This wall formed by lava rocks reaches 7 meters high, 3 meters wide, and approximately 100 meters long. The Wall of Tears is evidence that indicates a stage in the life of many prisoners who were cruelly tortured.

To get to this place, we recommend doing it by bicycle. This will be an adventure of approximately 3 hours round trip. On the way, you cross the beach and follow the path surrounded by mangroves and lagoons, then cross the dry area until you reach the Wall of Tears. Return to Puerto Villamil.

In the afternoon, we will visit CONCHA PERLA. This place is a natural pool with calm and clear seawater, ideal for swimming and snorkeling with tropical fish, marine iguanas, sea lions, marine turtles, and penguins. You can reach this place by a short walk through a wooden pathway surrounded by marvelous mangroves. Return to Puerto Villamil.

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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  • Certified Naturalist Bilingual Guide by the Galapagos National Park.
  • Five nights’ accommodation in selected hotel.
  • Meals detailed in the itinerary and according to the program of your preference:
    • Full Accommodation Plan (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
    • Half Accommodation Plan (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch).
  • A Full-Day navigable tour to other Island (Sharing Bases). *** Navigable tours are subject to availability. They could be:
    • Bartholomew, Plazas, North Seymour, Santa Fe, or Floreana.
  • Transfers between islands (sharing bases).
  • Short Navigable Tour to the Tunnels of “Cabo Rosa” (sharing bases).
  • Snorkeling equipment at the spectacular sites detailed in the program (Tube, mask).
  • Air ticket Quito/Guayaquil – Galápagos – Guayaquil/Quito.
  • Transit Card INGALA $ 20 for each passenger (Must be paid at airports from Quito or Guayaquil).
  • Entrance Fee to the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 Adults and $ 50 Children.
  • Using Dock rate in Isabela Island: USD 10.
  • Personal expenses, tips and services not specified in the program.
  • Additional meal not specified in the program.
  • Galapagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical or operational reasons.
  • Christmas and New Year: special conditions apply.
  • High season applies supplement.
  • Children policy: Discount for children under 12 years old.
  • Solo Travel Passenger applies supplement.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of additional taxes, fuel increase or any other unforeseen circumstance.
  • Galapagos itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical or operational reasons.