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

6 – Day Trip to Galapagos – Explore Cabo Rosa

Our 6 – Day Trip to Galapagos 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 interary 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: Speedboat to Isabela Island
Day 2: Isabela Island: Am: Sierra Negra Volcano – Pm: Snorkel in Concha Perla.
Day 3: Isabela Island: Am: Full day tour to Cabo Rosa.
Day 4: Isabela Island: Am: Tintoreras Islet – Pm: Humedales.
Day 5: Isabela Island Am: Speedboat to Santa Cruz: Am Highlands – Pm: Charles Darwin Station
Day 6: 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 – $10.00US 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).

Day 1

Arrive at Baltra / Transfer to Isabela Island / Visit Flamingos Lagoon

 

You can arrive to the Galapagos Islands only by flight, and either Quito or Guayaquil (air ticket not included). An English- speaking guide will be waiting for you at the Baltra airport. He will then take you to the port of Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island) for lunch. Afterwards, the guide will lead you to the Public speedboat towards Isabela Is. (departs at 14:00) for a two and a half hours ride. After arriving at Isabela and after a brief rest at the hotel, we head to the Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and one of the main reproductive sites for the majority of flamingos.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 2

Isabela Island: Volcan Sierra Negra + Volcan Chico Hike / Snorkel Concha

 

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 restaurant specified by the guide. 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.

After a brief rest we will take a short walk to visit the Flamingo Lagoon, one of the natural breeding sites of the Galapagos flamingos. Return to the hotel to rest and eat dinner at the local restaurant specified by the guide.

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: Tintoreras Islet snorkel / Humedales Hike (Giant Tortoise Center)

 

After breakfasts, get ready to visit to Tintoreras Islet. First we will make our way to the dock of Puerto Villamil in order to embark on small speedboats (12 passenger capacity). After a short ride (approx. 20 min.) we will arrive at Tintoreras Islet. The name of the islet derives from the sharks that inhabit in the waters surrounding the islet, the famous white-tipped fins Tintorera Sharks.

The islet is one of the most fascinating places on Isabela Island. Galapagos sea lions,marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins can all be found in this site. It is also one of main breeding sites for marine iguanas, and a great spot to get a close-up with them. After a hike around the islet, we will get back on the boat and cool off by snorkeling in the waters nearby. Swimming next to multicolor fish, starfish, sea-urchins, and with luck manta rays, sharks, and sea lions is a major highlight in this excursion. After a fascinating experience we will return to the hotel for lunch.

In the afternoon we you visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center of Isabela. Here you can observe a variety of species of giant tortoises. You will also hear how this center has successfully breed and raise the giant tortoises to preserve many endangered subspecies. Afterwards, we will visit the Wall of Tears (Muro de las Lagrimas). Between 1946 and 1959 Isabela Island was used as a penal colony by the Ecuadorian government, and the prisoners were obligated to construct this wall out of the sharp and hard volcanic rocks.

The wall is 100 meters long and 7 meters high, and the name is derived from the arduous and painful nature of the conditions in which the prisoners were forced to work. On the way back we will make a visit to a Lava Tunnel near the Wall- Visits toMirador Orchilla, Estero de Isabela, and Playa del Amor are also programmed. We will then return to the hotel to rest before heading to dinner at a local restaurant specified by the guide

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

 

Day 5

Transfer to Santa Cruz Island: Highlands Hike (Giant Tortoise) / Charles Darwin

 

At 6:00 a.m. we will get ready to go to the dock (wake-up at 5:00 AM). We will take thePublic speedboat, which leaves at 7:00 a.m. (subject to change), to Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz Is (approx. 2 hr.). Upon arrival the guide will take you to eat breakfast.  After a short rest we will make our way to the Highlands of Santa Cruz. Here you will have the unforgettable opportunity to observe the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoisesin their natural environment.

The Islands themselves were named after these species. You will also be able to observe 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. Lunch will be served local-style menu in the restaurant specified by the guide.  In the afternoon, the guide will have specified the meeting time to begin the visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Here you can find a large variety of Giant Tortoise, one of each island in the archipelago. You will also learn about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the natural environment of the archipelago as a whole. After this, we will make a short visit to the Art Galleries of Puerto Ayora.  Dinner at a local style restaurant specified by the guide.


Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

 

Day 6

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  

 

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

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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

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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

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

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

 

Tourist Class Hotels

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

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

 

Economy Class Hotels

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Private rooms
Private bathrooms
Clean and comfortable
Located near the beach

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

 

Trip to Galapagos
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
Tintoreras Galapagos - Tour View
Humedales - Tour View
Isabela Island - Humedales
Isabela Island - Playa del Amor
Tintoreras Islet - Baby Iguanas
Tintoreras Islet Boat
Tintoreras Islet - Blue-Footed Boobies
Isabela Island - Flamingos Lagoon
Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station Beach
Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz
El Chato - Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Highlands - Turtle
Tintoreras Islet - Baby Sea Lion Lava Lizard
Sierra Negra Volcano Tour View

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 15, 2016

After this tour i know why people call Galapagos the “Lost Paradise”!

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