Visiting 3 Islands
Islands
Snorkelling
Includes
Every Day
Departures
Soft Adventure
Trip Style

5 – Day Oceano Galapagos Islands Travel Tour

The five-day Oceano Program is a short but  all-encompassing itinerary among our Galapagos Islands Travel tours. It features a comprehensive travel plan with the perfect length for a family vacation or solo travelers alike.

You will travel to three of the Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz, Isabela plus one Navigable Island site (either Bartolomé, Seymour, Santa Fe or Plazas).  

Activities include swiming with sea-lions, snorkeling with sharks and sea-turtles in Isabela, getting close to giant tortoises in their natural habitat in Santa Cruz.

Explore of the most awesome landscapes in the Archipelago while accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guides and staying at the hotel class of your choice.

Start Date:  Every day
Visiting: Santa Cruz, Isabela & Inhabited Island.
Activities:   Short hikes, snorkelling, navigating, and wildlife viewing.
Trip Style:   Soft adventure.
Wildlife to See: Galapagos Pinguins, Galapagos Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, Blue-Footed Boobies, Flamingos, Frigate Birds, Pelicans, Darwin´s Finches, Galapagos Fly-Catchers, Galapagos Mockingbirds, and more.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Am: Arrive in Baltra Island Airport (GPS) – Pm: Transfer to Santa Cruz Island
Day 2: Santa Cruz Island: Am: Speedboat to Navigable Island.
Day 3: Santa Cruz Island: Am: Charles Darwin Station – Pm: Speedboat to Isabela.
Day 4: Isabela Island: Am: Sierra Negra Volcano, Concha Perla.
Day 5: Am: Transfer out to Baltra Island airport (GPS).

For the complete itinerary click on the tab Itinerary above .


Essential Trip Information

 
Important Remarks
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Baltra, Galapagos Islands. (GPS)
DEPARTURE TIME You must arrive before 11:00 AM for a prompt departure at 14:00 PM. *Ask for more details.
RETURN TIME Approximately 10:00 AM. *Ask for more details.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED  Accommodation in selected hotels (double rooms).
 All meals in Galapagos (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
 All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program.
 Bilingual naturalist guides for each island and all activities.
 Excursions and visits during the program.
 Snorkeling Equipment (mask, fins, tube).
 Transfer-in and out from Baltra Airport (by truck or by bus depending on group size).
Transfer Puerto Ayora – Isabela – Puerto Ayora by public speedboat.
NOT INCLUDED  Air Ticket.
 Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – $100.00 US per person.
 Isabela Dock Fee – $10.00 US per person.
 Migratory Control Card – $20.00 US per person.
 Transportation Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
 Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
 Cost of the transfer between the hotels and the restaurants designated for the meals in each island.
 Water taxi from dock to speedboat (depending on the tide) – $ 1.00 US per person per ride.
 Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages.

 Tips

NOTE: Oceano Program itinerary is subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances  beyond our control (force majeure).

Day 1

Arrive in Baltra - Tranfer to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island): Visit the Highlands

 

Arrival from Quito or Guayaquil. At the airport in Baltra, you will meet up with your English speaking guide who will assist you in the transfer to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). Here we you will enjoy lunch and after a short rest move on to visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Here you will have the wonderful chance to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 2

Full Day Navigable Tour to ONE of the following Islands

 

Depending on the dates and/or navigable site available, pick-up from the hotel will be early on the morning (either 5 or 8 AM) to take you to the small vessel at the embarkation point (either Puerto Ayora dock or Itabaca Channel) for a unique close-up with wildlife and endemic vegetation. The destination can be either Santa Fe, South Plazas, North Seymour OR Bartolomé. The activities will include hiking, snorkeling, swimming and breathtaking sightseeing. After land and sea excursions, we will return back to the hotel in Santa Cruz where you can relax and later on have dinner at the restaurant specified by the guideOvernight in Santa Cruz.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

NOTE: Destination depends on availability

 

Day 3

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station - Transfer to Isabela Island / Flamingos Lagoon

 

After breakfast we will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where we will have the great opportunity to see a large variety of Giant Galápagos tortoises as representatives to the most important islands on the archipelago. Afterwards, we will take the public speedboat to Isabela (14:00), which lasts approximately 2 ½ hours. We will arrive to Isabela Island, and after a brief rest at the hotel we will head to the Flamingo Lagoon, which is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and is one of the main reproductive sites for the majority of flamingos. Overnight in Isabela Island..

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 4

Isabela Island: Siera Negra & Chico Volcano - Concha Perla

 

Early in the morning after breakfast, we will have a full day tour of the Sierra Negra Volcano. This volcano is located 13 miles from Puerto Villamil and is the world’s second largest volcanic crater, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. We will hike the crater and enjoy the view of the beach below before continuing on to Volcan Chico, a still active volcano which warms the surrounding ground. (Box lunch will be provided). In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel and later we will have the opportunity to go snorkeling in Concha Perla. Overnight in Isabela Island.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 5

Transfer-out to Baltra Airpot

 

Early in the morning (06:00 am), we will take the public speedboat from Isabela to Puerto Ayora, where the guide will be waiting for you to take you will eat breakfast. AAfter breakfast, we will travel to Baltra Airport. On the way out, we will stop by “The Twins” (a.k.a. “The Gemelos”), which are crater-like formations naturally built from the collapse of the earth and lava flows. The tour will end upon the arrival to the airport where you will catch your plane to either Quito or Guayaquil.

 

NOTE: Hotels depend on availability, we may not always use hotels listed below, but we will always stick to the class you selected.

First Class Hotels

On-site water purification plant
Wireless internet
Air-conditioning and hot water
Located on a pristine white-sand beach
Large double glass doors in every room with spectacular ocean views
Most luxurious hotel in Isabela

Swimming pool and jacuzzi on terrace
Air-conditioning and hot water
Wireless internet
Located new Charles Darwin Research Station
Completely remodeled in 2006
Private bathroom

Tourist Superior Hotels

Air-conditioning and hot water
Wireless internet
BBQ area
Rooftop jacuzzi and terrace
Located next to Flamingo Lagoon
Private bathroom

Swimming pool and jacuzzi
Air-conditioning and hot water
Internet
Relaxing garden
Private bathroom

Tourist Class Hotels

Air-Conditioning and hot water
Private bathroom
Wireless Internet
Jacuzzi
Located 3 blocks from the pristine white sand beach

Swimming pool and jacuzzi
Air-conditioning and hot water
Internet
Relaxing garden
Private bathroom

Economy Class Hotels

Private rooms
Private bathrooms
Clean and comfortable
Located near the beach

Private rooms
Private bathrooms
Hot water and air-conditioning
Centrally located with a charming garden area

Galapagos Islands Travel
Navigation - Tour View
Charles Darwin Station Galapagos - Tour View
Flamingos Lagoon Galapagos - Tour View
Concha Perla - Tour View
Volcan Sierra Negra Galapagos - Tour View
Twins Galapagos - Tour View

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
August 6, 2016

The navigation to Santa Fe was unforgettable, i will book the 8 day itinerary for christmas!

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