Galapagos Island Stay

Please see 2019 & 2020 group tour departure dates below.

  • 28 October 2019
  • 25 November 2019
  • 09 December 2019
  • 27 January 2020
  • 17 February 2020
  • 16 March 2020
  • 27 April 2020
  • 01, 22  June 2020
  • 20 July 2020
  • 24 August 2020
  • 07 September 2020
  • 05, 26 October 2020
  • 23 November 2020
  • 07 December 2020

Duration
4 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey

Trip highlights

  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and learn about conservation
  • Visit North Seymour, South Plazas, Bartholomew, and Santa Fe islands

Once you have arrived at Baltra airport you will be welcomed by an English-speaking guide. You will then get a bus to the Itabaca Canal and board a ferry that will take you to the other side of the Island, Santa Cruz where you will check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Sol y Mar or similar

After breakfast you will start your full day excursion to one of the following Islands..

  • North Seymour, this Island is located north of Baltra and is one of the best places to see the Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate birds.

  • South Plazas Island, where large colonies of sea lions lounge daily in the sun. An island that boasts typical Galapaganean flora such as towering cacti trees providing a diet for both the land iguanas and the cactus finch.

  • Bartholomew, a tiny island yet offers the most spectacular views of the Archipelago. Famous for its Pinnacle Rock, the 114m high climb is challenging but worth doing. On your way up you will encounter different formations of volcanic origin. Penguins are common in the bay here. 

  • Santa Fe, one of the oldest islands of the archipelago. It's age and isolation have allowed several animals to evolve, including species of land iguana, rice rat and geckho.  On the northern coast you will visit Bahia Barrington, a small tranquil bay where you can see green sea turtles, brown pelicans and blue-footed boobies resting on rocks. Sea lions are the most obvious sight on Santa Fe Island. 

Lunch will be served on board your excursion, once the day draws to an end you will return to your hotel. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Sol y Mar or similar

Today you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station where you will understand the huge efforts that scientists, park rangers and managers among others have to make to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch will be enjoyed in a typical Hacienda.  During a shuttle bus transfer you will drive right through the highlands of Santa Cruz where you can observe the enormous change of vegetation from dry ares full of cactus to rainforest's and fern zones. A short stop will give you the opportunity to take picture of the Twin Craters located one in front of the other on both sides of the road connecting Puerto Ayora to Baltra. Taking a short walk will allow you to see the famous giant tortoise in its natural environment. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Sol y Mar or similar

Today you will have a transfer back to Baltra airport for your return flight to the mainland. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Sol y Mar or similar

Included

  • Transfers and guided tours on Galapagos with local English speaking guides

Not included

  • Galapagos Islands National Park entrance fee ($100 per person, subject to change without prior advise).
  • Transit Control Card in Galapagos ($20 per person).
  • Beverages
  • Domestic flights to/from Galapagos