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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  • Certified Naturalist Bilingual Guide by the Galapagos National Park.
  • Seven 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).
  • Full Day navigable tour to Leon Dormido – Kicker Rock (Sharing Bases).
  • 2 Full-Day navigable tours 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 (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: Ecuadorians: 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.