Galápagos 10 days

9 nights

Santa Cruz + Isabela + Floreana or uninhabited island

10 days

3 islands

Day 1 - Baltra - Santa Cruz - Tortuga Bay



At the Seymour Airport in Baltra Island, the guides of the Galapagos National Park will wait for us to cross the Itabaca Channel from where we will take private transport to the city of Puerto Ayora.

Check in at the hotel.


Welcome lunch.



In the afternoon, we will do the tour to Tortuga Bay, famous for being a nesting place for black turtles. It is a tour in which you walk approximately 45 minutes to the beach of Tortuga Bay. We go through Playa Brava, where we can see sea iguanas, blue-footed boobies, pelicans, etc. and we reach Playa Mansa, a place where bathing is allowed and if we are lucky, we will be approached by sharks who visit the place to mate (they are not dangerous). The water is cloudy in Playa Mansa because it is an area of mangroves, but it is easy to see them if you stay in the water for a while.

Accommodation in a hotel of the selected category in Puerto Ayora.



Day 2 - Santa Cruz - Bay - Upper Part



Breakfast at the hotel.


Bay tour by boat. We will visit the bay of Puerto Ayora. We will make several stops to practice snorkeling.



We will visit Lobería Islet, Playa de los Perros, Punta Estrada, Canal del Amor and we will end with a snorkeling stop in the famous Grietas.







In the afternoon, we will visit the upper part of the island. We will go into the Primicias Ranch where we will walk surrounded by giant tortoises in their natural habitat to later enter the Lava Tunnels, caverns formed by volcanic lava during the formative period of the archipielago.



Accommodation in hotel of the selected category in Puerto Ayora.

Day 3 - Santa Cruz - Sailboat on board diving



After breakfast at the hotel, we will board our sailboat to sail to one of the Galapagos Marine Sanctuaries.


For PADI certified people, there will be two dives. We also give the possibility for non-certified people to have their first experience in the world of diving by doing a first time or the Discovery option which includes diving plus a snorkeling trip.




The Galapagos Marine Sanctuaries that can be visited will be:





Departure: 07:00 from our Dive Shop. We will  be on board the yacht from 08:00 to 14:00


Return: 3:00 p.m. in Puerto Ayora (depending on the destination, departure and return times may vary)


Venues are chosen from the best based on weather conditions, passenger experience, and logistics.


The tour includes lunch on board.


Back in Puerto Ayora, we will stay at the hotel of the selected category.


Day 4 - Santa Cruz - Uninhabited island "full day" visit


For this day, after having breakfast at the hotel, you will have some options for "full day" tours, where you will board early to reach any of the islands that we present below. The destinations are: Bartolomé, Pinzón, Plaza Sur, Santa Fe, Seymour Norte or Floreana. Choose the destination that interests you the most.


If you select the photo of each island you will have access to a brief description of the tour.




Seymour Norte


Plaza Sur


Santa Fé

Day 5 - Santa Cruz - Isabela - Wetlands


Breakfast at the hotel.


Departure by boat at 07:00 from Puerto Ayora to arrive at Isabela Island at 09:00.


Accompanied by a naturalist guide, we will visit the Laguna de los Flamingos, the Wetlands and the Turtle Interpretation Center, where we can see how the endemic turtles of this island are raised.


We will visit the Wall of Tears belonging to the Alemania Penal Colony of El Porvenir.


Visit to Concha Perla where we can snorkeling among endemic penguins of the island.


Accommodation in hotel of the selected category in Puerto Villamil.



Day 6 - Isabela - Cabo Rosa Tunnels


Breakfast at the hotel.


Tour to the Cabo Rosa Tunnels, also known as Tunnels of love.



We will leave the Isabela dock to arrive at the site known as Cabo Rosa Tunnels in approximately one hour.


In this place, the boat will travel the different paths through the tunnels to observe the volcanic landscape.


First of all, we go to Roca Unión, a small islet located in the open sea where you can see pelicans, Nazca boobies and blue footed boobies. Occasionally, you can see sea lions resting on the rocks


After this short stop, you will sail for about 45 minutes to reach one of the most beautiful rocky lava formations in the Galapagos Islands. Ancient volcanic eruptions collapsed on contact with seawater, giving rise to curious volcanic rock formations in the form of tunnels and arches over the water. A magical place with crystal clear waters where you can see countless animals such as sea lions, sea turtles, blue-footed boobies, lava lizards, Nazca boobies, brown pelicans, cacturs finch, sea iguanas, etc.



Later, we move to the site known as Finados to do snorkeling with sea turtles, “tintorera” sharks, golden rays, eagle rays, seahorses, goldfish such as surgeons, damsels, etc.


The tour includes a lunch box on board and lasts approximately 5 hours.




In the afternoon we can take a kayak trip along the protected coast of Isabela or a bike ride or horseback riding to the Sucre Pirate Cave in the upper part of the island.


Accommodation in hotel of the selected category in Puerto Villamil.



Day 7 - Isabela - Sierra Negra Volcano


Breakfast at the hotel.

Hiking to the Sierra Negra Volcano. The largest active crater in the world you can visit.


Lunch box during the tour. Visit to The Chico Volcano. Accommodation in hotel of the selected category in Puerto Villamil.



Day 8 - Isabela - Trillizos - Tintoreras



Breakfast at the hotel.

Descent through the vertical lava tube towards the Los Trillizos volcano. It is about a magmatic chamber belonging to the Sierra Negra Volcano. (This tour requires the written consent and assumption of risks of the passenger).





In the afternoon, a snorkeling tour in islet Tintoreras.


Accommodation in hotel of the selected category in Puerto Villamil.


Day 9 - Isabela - Santa Cruz - Garrapatero - Darwin Station



After breakfast we will board the ferry early to the island of Santa Cruz.


Reception at the pier and check in at the hotel.



Private transportation to Garrapatero Beach.


Garrapatero Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. We will be able to observe a permanent colony of flamingos, as well as sea turtles, among many other animals.


The beach does not have any type of infrastructure so if you want to spend the whole day on the beach we will leave you a radio so that you can communicate with the guide when you want to return.


You must bring food and water to spend time there.


You will be picked up at the agreed time to transfer you back to Puerto Ayora.




In the afternoon we will meet again with our guide to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.


Famous for the captive breeding of giant tortoises, called Galapagos, which live an average of 150 years. The Station was created in 1964, has a Natural History Interpretation Center and carries out educational tasks supporting the service of the Galapagos National Park. This Station is also the center of operations for foreign scientists who come to the Islands to take care of special research programs.


Accommodation at selected hotel in Puerto Ayora.


Day 10 - Santa Cruz - Baltra



Breakfast at the hotel.



Transfer in a private vehicle from the hotel in Puerto Ayora to the Itabaca Channel, where we will take the barge that will take us to the Seymour Airport on the island of Baltra.



On the way we will make a brief stop to see the Twin Craters.


End of the trip.





Included in the price:



* Accident insurance for all activities.


* Sports equipment for all activities. (Goggles, tubes and fins for snorkeling, wetsuits for diving tours or cold waters, oxygen bottles, regulators, etc ...)


* Tickets to museums and / or restricted areas.


* Food described in the proposal.


* Accommodation in a selected hotel within the Economic, Tourist, Superior Tourist or First categories and according to the accommodation requested.


* Air tickets between islands when specified in the proposal. (San Cristóbal - Isabela / Isabela - San Cristóbal)


* Private land and sea transportation.


* Tour guides and certified diving and mountaineering instructors (when applicable).


* Dive Master for Diving or Discovery tours.


* Tour Leader for groups.




Price does not include:



* Airline tickets to the Galapagos Islands.


* Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park (USD 100) and municipal taxes for islands (USD 5).


* Water taxis.


* Food not described in the proposal.