Santa Cruz & ISABELA Galapagos
5 Days / 4 nights

Category / Acommodation Hotels in Galapagos Net price per person (SGL) Net price per person (DBL) Net price per person (TPL)
Touristic Class
Santa Cruz: Hotel Deja Vu or similar
Isabela: Hostal Las Fragatas
$150 USD
$1.255 USD
$1.245 USD
Standard Class
Santa Cruz: Hotel Villa Laguna or similar
Isabela: Hotel La Casa De Marita or similar
$350 USD
$1.579 USD
$1.565 USD
Comfort Class
Santa Cruz: Hotel Solymar or Albermale
Isabela: Hotel Iguana Crossing
$990 USD
$2.119 USD
$2.105 USD

  • Lodging for 04 nights at selected hotels + breakfast.
  • Transportation: Galapagos airport transfers, land transportation, and sea transportation.
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary (4 breakfast, 2 menu lunch, 2 box lunch).
  • Certified English / Spanish speaking guides.
  • Personal assistance.
  • Guided activities.
  • Snorkeling Equipment (mask, fins, tube).

  • Air tickets to Galapagos Islands.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Galápagos National Park Fee USD $100.
  • Transit control Card USD $20.
  • Wetsuit.
  • Tips.
  • Drinks and not specified meals.
  • Single supplement solo travelers.
  • Transportation Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
  • Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
  • Water taxi from dock to speedboat (depending on the tide) – $ 1.00 US per person per ride.

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Day 1: Baltra – Santa Cruz

Pick up at the airport by your guide. Then, we will move to the Itabaca Canal and cross on a ferry. Later we will drive with the vehicle to the ranch “El Chato” in the highlands to see giant outdoor turtles. We will visit the Charles Darwin Station, which is primarily an international scientific research station located on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. We will go to your interpretation center to learn about the geology, climate, natural history, and conservation of the Galapagos Islands. In the evening, you can choose from many restaurants near the pier for dinner on your own. Overnight in Santa Cruz.

Day 2: Full day navigable tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the dates and/or navigable site available, pick-up from the hotel will be early in the morning (6-or 7:00 am) to take you to the small vessel at the embarkation point in Puerto Ayora for a unique experience with Galapagos wildlife and endemic vegetation. The destination can be either Santa Fe, South Plazas, North Seymour, Pinzon, or Floreana. 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 guide. Overnight in Santa Cruz.

Day 3: Isabela - Tintoreras

At 6:30 am, you will take the speed boat to Isabela, (2 hours). On arrival, a guide will transfer you to your hotel and you will have the rest of the morning free. If you want, you can walk to the nearby flamingo lagoon to spot these graceful birds or visit (entrance free) the tortoise breeding center. In the afternoon, we will visit “Las Tintoreras”, a chain of small islets full of the cove and hidden beaches. The islet of Tintoreras is situated in the south of Puerto Villamil. It has a bay where it is possible to see sea lions, marine turtles, iguanas, manta rays, etc. This bay is connected by a superficial crack with crystalline water which is closed off during low tide. In this crack, it is possible to see the sharks from Blanca Point swimming with the rest of the tropical fish and sea lions (snorkel). Overnight in Isabela.

Day 4: Isabela - Cabo Rosa tunnels

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by boat to Cabo Rosa (45 min by boat), where lava flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. There you will see penguins, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles. However, the highlight is diving. You have the opportunity to see sharks, turtles/sea lions, sea lions, rays, seahorses, and much tropical fish. The tour to Cabo Rosa lasts approximately 5 hours. The rest of the day is free. You can enjoy the beautiful beach of Isabela or snorkel in the Laguna de la Concha de Perla. Overnight in Isabela.

Day 5: Isabela - Transfer to Baltra

At 6:00 am a guide will pick you up from the hotel and transferred you to the pier to take the 6:30 boat to Santa Cruz. At Puerto Ayora, you will have breakfast and departure for Baltra to catch your flight back to the mainland – your flight shall depart at 11:30 am minimum, not before. Board on the flight to Quito or Guayaquil. Arrival and connection with international flight.

Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, last-minute weather conditions, and adjustment of Galapagos National Park.