Visiting 2 Islands
Islands
Snorkelling
Includes
Every Day
Departures
Soft Adventure
Trip Style

5 – Day Galapagos Islands Trips – Cabo Rosa Package

This 5-Day Galapagos Islands Trips Tunnels Land Tour Package is a land-based tour focusing on the “Lost Paradise” of the Galapagos (Isabela Island), while also visiting Santa Cruz Island.

This all-inclusive travel itinerary will take you through the most incredible places in the Galapagos, from the awesome moon-like volcanic landscape of Sierra Negra Volcano, the geological formations of Cabo Rosa to the home of the Giant Tortoises in the Highlands of Santa Cruz.

Along the way you will encounter the unique wildlife that make the Galapagos such an amazing and unforgettable place. Choose from a comfortable selection of hotel classes and discover Galapagos Islands accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guides.

Start Date: Every day.

Visiting: Isabela & Santa Cruz. 

Activities:   Short hikes, snorkelling, navigating, and wildlife viewing.

Trip Style:  Soft adventure.

Wildlife to See: Galapagos Pinguins, Galapagos Sea Lions, Galapagos Giant Tortoises, 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: Highlands

Day 2: Santa Cruz Island: Am: Charles Darwin Station – Pm: Speedboat to Isabela Island.

Day 3: Isabela Island: Am: Full day tour to Cabo Rosa.

Day 4: Isabela Island: Am: Sierra Negra Volcano – Pm: Snorkel in 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 LOCATION Baltra Island Airport. (GPS)
RETURN LOCATION Baltra Island Airport. (GPS)
DEPARTURE TIME You must arrive before 11:00 AM. *Ask for more details.
RETURN TIME Approximately after 11:00 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 Puerto Ayora – Isabela – Puerto Ayora by Public speedboat.

 Transfer Baltra – Puerto Ayora – Baltra (by truck or by bus depending on group size)

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

GENERAL CONDITIONS

  • Child 2-12 years 10% discount over 2-4 pax rate (Econ. Tourist, T. Superior) sharing room with their parents.
  • Children in First Class – No discount apply
  • Rates do not include IVA
  • Any pax on single room we apply 15% more of the 2 pax rate, if is a group charge the 15% more of group rate. EXEPT FIRTS CLASS
Day 1

Arrive at Baltra / Ride to Puerto Ayora Santa Cruz Is. / Visit the Highlands (Tortoise)

 

You can arrive to the Galapagos Islands only by flight from either Quito or Guayaquil (air ticket not included). Our English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at the Baltra Airport in Galapagos. He will then lead you to the port of Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island) for lunch.

Afterwards, we will take a short rest before making our way to the Highlands of Santa Cruz. Here you will have the unforgettable opportunity to observe the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their natural environment. The Islands themselves were named after these species. You will also be able to see the famous Galapagos Finches, Bird Wizards, as well as endemic vegetation such as Escelacias forests and Matazarnos. After this incredible encounter with the Giant Tortoises, we will return to Puerto Ayora. Dinner will be served local-style menu in the specified restaurant.

Accommodations in Santa Cruz Island in the hotel class of your choice.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 2

Charles Darwin Station/ Transfer to Isabela Island/ Visit Flamingos Lagoon

 

The guide will have specified the hour to meet to begin the visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. After breakfast we will head to this spot. The Station is populated by a variety of Giant Tortoise representing their fellow specie, one of each island in the archipelago. Here you can also listen about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the environment of the archipelago as a whole. After this we will make a short visit to the Art Galleries of Puerto Ayora and then eat lunch. Return to the hotel to rest before heading for lunch at a local specified restaurant.

After lunch we will begin the journey from Puerto Ayora to Isabela Island at 2:00pm (subject to change) via public speedboat (approx. travel time 2 ½ to 3 hrs.) A guide will be waiting for you in Puerto Villamil and then lead you to check in at the hotel. At the Isabela Island dock, one of our representatives will pick you up to transfer you to the hotel of your choice. On the way to the hotel he will give you instructions for dinner and other activities for the day and the following day.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 3

Full Day Navigable Tour to Cabo Rosa aka. Los Tuneles

 

Cabo Rosa aka. Los Tuneles is perhaps one of the most beautiful sights in the archipelago. Continuous volcanic eruptions petrified into tunnel-like lava formations right in the middle of the sea, and crystal clear turquoise water allows an amazing view of marine vegetation and playful sea lions.

The tour begins early at 8:00am via speedboat and the first stop is a small islet in the middle of the ocean, home to pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions. Finados snorkeling site is the next stop, where you can swim next to sea turtles, Tintoreras sharks (endemic to the islands), trumpetfish and surgeon fish. With some luck, eagle and golden rays will come to this site too.

Getting to Los Tuneles will take around 1 ½ – 2 hrs. Once there, the speedboat will navigate through various spots in and around the Lava Tunnels. Here you get the chance to do some more snorkeling and enjoy some short walks while observing the landscape and wildlife inhabiting the area. A box lunch will be provided for this day. Return to Isabela Island is programmed at 15h00. Dinner will be served at the local restaurant specified by the guide.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

 

Day 4

Isabela Island: Sierra Negra Volcano Hike + Chico Volcano

 

Early in the morning (8:00 am), after breakfast, you will get ready for the Sierra Negra Volcano hike (comfortable clothes, walking shoes and a light rain jacket are recommended). Make sure your camera is stored in waterproof bags, wear some sunscreen, bring water, and a hat! Yourself will prepare a box lunch at the hotel with the foodstuff of your choice. We will then travel approximately 45 minutes by truck or bus to begin the 12 km hike (appx. 4 hours). The hike is long in terms of distance, but not very difficult as the inclines and declines are quite gradual. There is an option to ride horses for an additional cost, and if interested please let us know beforehand. Sierra Negra Volcano has the second largest crater in the world, measuring approximately 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. We will reach Chico Volcano before heading back, which should provide a spectacular view of the incredible moonlike terrain.

Once we get back to the hotel we will take a short break to rest. Return to the hotel to rest before heading to dinner at a local specified restaurant.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

 

 

Day 5

Transfer out Baltra Airport (Visit “The Twins” on way out) / Goodbye Galapagos!

 

On the final day we recommend waking up at 5:00 am to have enough time to get ready for the transfer-out from Isabela to Puerto Ayora.

We will take the public speedboat, which leaves from the dock at 6:00 am (subject to change), and arrive in Puerto Ayora (approx. 2 ½ hrs. depending on the tide). We will eat breakfast there, and then depart for Baltra where you will catch your return flight to either Quito or Guayaquil  

 

NOTA: Hotels depend on availability, we cannot always use the hotels listed below, but they will always use hotels of the selected class.

First Class Hotels


La Casa De Marita 4

  • Sea View Suite Rooms
  • Standard Rooms with view of the main garden and annex area
  • Service – Wi Fi
  • Attention from 7AM to 9PM
  • We have ionized drinking water for the consumption of our guests
  • Free beach towel service
  • Safety box at reception
  • Private bathroom with Hot Water thanks to our solar panels
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Telephone with direct dialing, local, national and international.
  • Laundry service

Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel Isabela

  • Access: Hydromassage, swimming pool, Wireless Internet in public areas.
  • American breakfast.
  • Cable service in room.
  • Luxury sea view.

  • Beautiful social areas with direct access to the sea.
  • 2 towers (the Main Tower – the Isla Sol Tower) and 31 rooms.
  • Rooms with television, cable, air conditioning, telephone, safe, bathroom and private balcony
  • Pool, jacuzzi, restaurant and bar.
  • Beautiful social areas with direct access to the sea.
  • 2 towers (the Main Tower – the Isla Sol Tower) and 31 rooms.
  • Rooms with television, cable, air conditioning, telephone, safe, bathroom and private balcony.
  • Pool, jacuzzi, restaurant and bar.

Superior Tourist Class Hotels

  • Sea view rooms
  • Pool view rooms
  • Internet in the hotel facilities
  • Air Conditioning, Private Bathroom with Hot Water
  • Non-carbonated soft drinks (coffee, tea, water, juice)
  • Use of bicycles in your free time subject to availability – Coordinate at Reception
  • Bilingual professional hospitality team.
  • Free wireless internet in common areas.
  • Triple accommodation available on request.
  • Room rates include breakfast.
  • Private bathroom
  • Safe deposit box

  • Spa.
  • Wellness center.
  • Restaurant.
  • Hot tub, available for an additional cost.
  • The rooms offer views of the city and the sea through large windows that let in plenty of natural light.
  • Top quality mattresses and blackout curtains.
  • The private bathroom features a rain shower and free toiletries.
  • It has a TV with local channels, individually controlled air conditioning, a desk and a wake-up call service.
  • All rooms are non-smoking.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.
  • The hotel restaurant is located next to the sea and offers a sushi menu or a selection of dishes that combine local flavors with fresh seafood.
  • Free WIFI in all facilities
  • Safe in each room.
  • Television with cable programming.
  • Multiple USB charger ports in each room.
  • Air conditioning and fan in all rooms.
  • Minibar (extra payment) with drinks and snacks available in all rooms.
  • Free luggage storage service.
  • Computer and printer for guest use in the lobby.
  • Purified water in rooms and purified water dispenser in cafeteria.
  • Beach towels.
  • Complimentary amenities: everything and beach/shopping bag.
  • Use of the terrace for guests with sea views, located 100 meters from the hotel

Tourist Class Hotels

  • 3 star hotel.
  • Capacity of 40 passengers.
  • Garden.
  • Hydromassage bathtub.
  • Terrace with jacuzzi in both towers and pool area.
  • Reading area.
  • Rest area with wifi.
  • Safe service at reception.
  • Rooms have air conditioning and a private bathroom with hot water powered by solar energy.
  • Views of the Flamingos lagoon and the Sierra Negra volcano.
  • It is located on Isabela Island, 2 hours and 30 minutes by speedboat from Santa Cruz Island.
  • It is located on Isabela Island, 2 hours and 30 minutes by speedboat from Santa Cruz Island.
  • Free wireless internet in common areas.
  • Triple accommodation available on request.
  • Room rates include breakfast.
  • Private bathroom
  • Safe deposit box

  • 4 Standard Suite Rooms have a balcony with hammock, safe and A/C
  • 1 Standard Suite Room on the ground floor has a patio with hammock, safe and air conditioning.
  • Economy Double Room on the ground floor, safe and A/C.
  • Accommodation in a triple room is with a sofa bed.
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable television
  • Secure security
  • WIFI
  • Hotel with the most diverse ecosystems in the city, a real connection with nature will be a priceless experience that you will not want to miss during your stay.
  • A beautiful pool and the largest jacuzzi in the Galapagos.
  • The best staff to assist you with your itineraries, tour recommendations and more, even before your arrival or when you start organizing your trip.
  • Located in a central location, away from the noise and traffic of the main street, but very close to all the tourist spots, main streets and the pier.

Economy Class Hotels

Hotel San Vicente En Galápagos

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reading area
  • Rest area with wifi
  • Safe service with reception
  • Rooms with breakfast included
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Hot water based on solar energy
  • Free wifi in common areas.
  • Comfortable facilities and private bathroom.
  • Traditional Ecuadorian cuisine.
  • Capacity for 40 people.
  • 4 minutes walk from the beach.
  • Seaview.
  • Private Balcony.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Flat Screen TV.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Safe.
  • Subject to availability
   
  • Continental breakfast
  • Room cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Available a bottle with purified water suitable for drinking and oral hygiene.
  • High quality internet
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Pool.
Galapagos Islands Trips
Volcan Sierra Negra Galapagos - Tour View
Charles Darwin Station Galapagos - Tour View
Flamingos Lagoon Galapagos - Tour View
Cabo Rosa Galapagos - Tour View
Concha Perla - Tour View
Twins Galapagos - Tour View
Santa Cruz Highlands - Turtle
El Chato - Santa Cruz
Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station Beach
Sierra Negra Volcano Tour View

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