08 Jun 2023

Galapagos Islands Adventure Tour

The Galapagos Islands stand as an epitome of natural marvels, captivating adventurers with their unparalleled biodiversity and pristine landscapes.

Unique Wildlife Encounters: Each island offers a unique ecosystem, teeming with extraordinary wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. From the iconic Galapagos giant tortoises to the playful sea lions and vibrant marine iguanas, every encounter is a testament to evolution’s creativity.

Enchanting Underwater World: Beneath the crystal-clear waters, a kaleidoscope of marine life awaits discovery. Snorkeling and diving reveal a mesmerizing world of colorful fish, graceful rays, and even curious penguins darting through the currents.

Volcanic Majesty: Formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, the islands boast dramatic landscapes of towering cliffs, rugged coastlines, and lunar-like lava fields, offering endless opportunities for exploration and adventure.

Conservation Success Story: As one of the world’s most renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Galapagos Islands exemplify successful conservation efforts, providing a sanctuary for endangered species and pioneering sustainable tourism practices.

Galapagos islands adventureHighlights: 

Santa Cruz Island:

Central Hub of the Galapagos: Santa Cruz Island serves as the bustling heart of the Galapagos archipelago, offering a blend of natural wonders and human activity. Visitors can explore the lush highlands, home to the iconic giant tortoises, and venture to the coastlines teeming with marine life.

Charles Darwin Research Station: This renowned research facility on Santa Cruz plays a pivotal role in conservation efforts, particularly for the giant tortoise population. Visitors can learn about ongoing conservation projects and observe tortoises of various species and ages.

Los Gemelos (The Twins): These impressive volcanic sinkholes, formed by collapsed magma chambers, provide a unique opportunity for hiking and birdwatching. Visitors can marvel at the lush vegetation and glimpse elusive bird species in their natural habitat.

Santiago and Bartolome Islands:

Santiago Island:

James Bay: Santiago Island offers diverse landscapes, including the black lava flows of James Bay, remnants of its volcanic past. Visitors can explore the surreal terrain and observe marine iguanas, fur seals, and Sally Lightfoot crabs along the coastline.

Puerto Egas: This historic site on Santiago’s coast features fascinating tidal pools, where visitors can spot marine life such as octopuses, sea urchins, and colorful fish. The island also boasts scenic lava formations and opportunities for snorkeling.

Bartolome Island:

Iconic Pinnacle Rock: Bartolome Island is renowned for its striking volcanic landscapes, highlighted by the iconic Pinnacle Rock. Visitors can hike to the island’s summit for panoramic views of neighboring islands and crystal-clear waters, offering stunning photo opportunities.

Golden Sandy Beaches: While Bartolome is relatively small, it boasts pristine beaches with golden sands, ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. The underwater world surrounding the island is rich in marine biodiversity, including playful sea lions and schools of tropical fish.

Isabela Island:

Largest Island in the Archipelago: Isabela Island is the largest of the Galapagos Islands, boasting a diverse range of landscapes, from volcanic peaks and pristine beaches to lush highlands and mangrove forests. Its size and varied terrain offer endless opportunities for exploration and adventure.

Sierra Negra Volcano: One of the island’s most iconic landmarks, Sierra Negra Volcano features the second-largest crater in the world, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can hike to the volcano’s rim and witness the stark contrast between the lunar-like terrain and the lush vegetation below.

Tortoise Breeding Centers: Isabela Island is home to several tortoise breeding centers dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, including the iconic Galapagos giant tortoise. Visitors can learn about ongoing conservation efforts and observe tortoises of all ages and sizes in a protected environment.

Marine Life and Snorkeling: The waters surrounding Isabela Island are teeming with marine life, making it an ideal destination for snorkeling and diving. Visitors can swim alongside sea turtles, colorful fish, and even playful sea lions in the crystal-clear waters of sites like Los Tuneles and Concha de Perla.



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Exploring the Enchanting Galapagos: A Journey through Santa Cruz, Santiago, Bartolome, and Isabela Islands

Why Book With Us? 

Expertise: Our team comprises seasoned professionals with extensive knowledge of the Galapagos Islands, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience for every traveler.

Tailored Experiences: We customize each itinerary to suit your preferences and interests, guaranteeing a personalized adventure that exceeds your expectations.

Environmental Commitment: As advocates for responsible tourism, we prioritize sustainable practices to minimize our ecological footprint and preserve the pristine beauty of the Galapagos for future generations.

Exceptional Service: From the moment you inquire about our tours until the end of your journey, our dedicated staff provides attentive and personalized assistance, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout.

Unforgettable Memories: With our expert guidance and attention to detail, you’ll create lifelong memories as you explore the unique wildlife, stunning landscapes, and captivating history of the Galapagos Islands.


Day 1 - Quito

Upon your arrival in Quito, our team will warmly welcome you at the airport and then accompany you to the designated hotel. You'll have the remainder of the day free to relax and settle in. In the evening, we'll gather for a briefing session, providing you with essential information about the upcoming tour, including highlights, itinerary details, and any necessary preparations. This briefing ensures that you're fully informed and prepared for the adventure ahead

Day 2 - Quito Colonial Town

On the second day of your tour, immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Quito by exploring its historic center. Begin your day with a visit to the Old Town, where you'll wander through narrow cobblestone streets lined with colonial-era buildings, picturesque plazas, and ornate churches. Highlights include the impressive Plaza de la Independencia, the grandeur of the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the iconic San Francisco Church. Don't miss the opportunity to ascend to the top of Panecillo Hill, offering panoramic views of the city and its surrounding mountains. Throughout the day, soak in the charm and architectural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3 Santa Cruz

On the third day of your journey, after enjoying a hearty breakfast, we'll embark on an exciting adventure to the Galapagos Islands. We'll head to the airport for our flight to Baltra in Santa Cruz, where our dedicated team will warmly welcome you upon arrival. From there, we'll set off to explore the stunning highlands of Santa Cruz, beginning with a visit to Rancho Primicias. Here, you'll have the incredible opportunity to encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat while enjoying a delightful lunch. Afterward, we'll explore the fascinating lava tunnels formed by volcanic activity, providing insight into the geological history of the islands. Finally, we'll make our way to Puerto Ayora, where you'll check in to your designated hotel and unwind after a day filled with unforgettable experiences.

Day 4 - Bartolome Island

On Day 4 of our expedition, we'll start our adventure bright and early with a 5 am departure for a full-day exploration of Bartolome and Santiago Islands. These two stunning islands offer a wealth of natural wonders and unique wildlife encounters. Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes and fascinating geological formations as we delve into the heart of these remarkable islands. From volcanic craters to pristine beaches, there's no shortage of beauty to discover. Our expert guides will lead the way, providing insights into the rich biodiversity and geological history of these captivating islands. Get ready for an unforgettable day filled with exploration, discovery, and awe-inspiring encounters with the natural world of the Galapagos.

Day 5 - Free day

On Day 5 of our Galapagos expedition, you have the freedom to explore the charming town of Puerto Ayora at your leisure. While no meals are included, we'll provide you with a range of enticing options to make the most of your day. One highly recommended activity is a visit to Tortuga Bay, a pristine stretch of white sand beach known for its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life. Here, you can indulge in swimming, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the sun-kissed shores. Alternatively, you may choose to wander through the town's vibrant streets, browsing local shops and markets for unique souvenirs. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, Puerto Ayora offers a myriad of opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and culture of the Galapagos Islands

Day 6 - Isabela

On Day 6 of our Galapagos adventure, we'll embark on a scenic ferry ride to Isabela Island, offering stunning views of the archipelago along the way. Our first stop will be Tintorera Bay, a unique marine site known for its abundant wildlife. Here, you can observe white-tipped reef sharks gliding gracefully through the crystal-clear waters, along with colorful fish darting in and out of the coral formations.

Next, we'll visit the picturesque Flamingo Lake, a tranquil sanctuary where vibrant pink flamingos can often be spotted wading in the shallows. As you stroll along the shores of this serene lagoon, keep an eye out for other avian species such as herons and stilts.

Our adventure continues with a visit to the Galapaguera Breeding Center, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about ongoing conservation efforts to protect the iconic Galapagos tortoise. Marvel at these ancient creatures as they roam freely within their natural habitat, and gain insight into the vital role they play in maintaining the delicate ecological balance of the islands.

Please note that there is a nominal entrance fee of $10 for the Galapaguera Breeding Center, which directly supports conservation initiatives on Isabela Island. Join us for an unforgettable day of exploration and discovery as we delve into the rich biodiversity and fascinating history of Isabela Island in the Galapagos.

Day 7 - Free Day

On Day 7 of our Galapagos journey, you'll have the freedom to explore Isabela Island at your leisure. We recommend taking advantage of this free day to discover some of the island's most captivating natural wonders.

One option is to visit Concha Perla, a serene lagoon nestled along Isabela's coastline. Here, you can enjoy a refreshing swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, including colorful fish, playful sea lions, and graceful sea turtles. Don't forget to bring your snorkeling gear and camera to capture the beauty of this underwater paradise.

Alternatively, you may choose to embark on the Humedales Trail, a scenic hiking route that winds through Isabela's lush wetlands. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to spot a variety of bird species, including flamingos, herons, and finches, as well as other native wildlife such as land iguanas and giant tortoises. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you meander through mangrove forests and coastal lagoons, taking in the sights and sounds of this unique ecosystem.

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, the Wall of Tears offers a challenging hike with breathtaking panoramic views of Isabela's rugged landscape. This historical site, constructed by prisoners during the island's former penal colony, provides insight into Isabela's fascinating past while offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor exploration.

No matter which option you choose, Day 7 promises to be a memorable and enriching experience as you discover the natural wonders of Isabela Island in the Galapagos

Day 8 - Sierra Negra trekking

On Day 8 of our Galapagos adventure, we'll embark on an exhilarating trek to Sierra Negra, one of the most impressive volcanic formations in the archipelago. Our journey begins with a scenic boat ride to Isabela Island's southwestern shore, where Sierra Negra is located.

Upon arrival, we'll start our trekking adventure, traversing rugged terrain and lush vegetation as we make our way towards the towering volcanic crater. Along the way, our expert guide will share fascinating insights into the geological history of Sierra Negra and the unique ecosystem it supports.

As we approach the rim of the crater, prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking panoramic views that unfold before us. Sierra Negra boasts one of the largest volcanic calderas in the world, spanning over six miles in diameter, and offers unparalleled vistas of the surrounding landscape, including lava fields, volcanic cones, and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean.

During our trek, we'll have the opportunity to witness firsthand the remarkable volcanic activity that has shaped the island's dramatic scenery. Keep an eye out for fumaroles and volcanic vents emitting steam and gases, providing a glimpse into the dynamic forces at work beneath the Earth's surface.

After soaking in the awe-inspiring sights and sounds of Sierra Negra, we'll begin our descent back to the coast, where our boat awaits to transport us back to Puerto Villamil. Reflecting on our unforgettable trekking experience,

Day 9 - Tuneles

On Day 9, we'll embark on a captivating exploration of the Los Tuneles (The Tunnels) marine formation, located off the coast of Isabela Island in the Galapagos archipelago. After breakfast, we'll venture out on a boat excursion to this unique geological wonder, renowned for its intricate network of lava tunnels, arches, and caves.

As we cruise along the coastline, keep your eyes peeled for the abundant marine life that inhabits these crystal-clear waters. Our expert naturalist guide will provide fascinating insights into the geological history of the area and the diverse array of marine species that call Los Tuneles home.

Upon arriving at Los Tuneles, we'll don snorkeling gear and dive into the pristine waters to explore the underwater world beneath us. Marvel at the vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish, sea turtles, and other marine creatures as you snorkel through the labyrinth of tunnels and archways.

Above the surface, keep your camera ready to capture glimpses of blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and other iconic Galapagos wildlife that frequent the rocky shores and mangrove-lined channels of Los Tuneles.

After our exhilarating snorkeling adventure, we'll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the boat before continuing our exploration of the area. Cruise through the maze of tunnels and lava formations, admiring the striking natural sculptures created by centuries of volcanic activity.

Throughout the excursion, our knowledgeable guide will share insights into the unique ecology and conservation efforts in the Galapagos, providing a deeper understanding of this extraordinary marine habitat.

Day 10 - Return to Santa Cruz

On Day 10, you'll have a leisurely morning to explore the pristine beaches and scenic landscapes of Isabela Island at your own pace. Take a stroll along the powdery shores, dip your toes in the turquoise waters, or simply relax and soak up the sun on the beach.

For those seeking adventure, consider visiting nearby attractions such as Concha de Perla, a picturesque lagoon ideal for snorkeling with sea lions and colorful fish, or hiking the Humedales Trail to observe native bird species and admire panoramic views of the island.

In the afternoon, we'll bid farewell to Isabela and embark on a scenic boat transfer to Santa Cruz Island, the bustling hub of the Galapagos archipelago. Upon arrival, we'll head to the renowned Charles Darwin Research Station, where scientists and researchers are dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the islands' unique flora and fauna.

At the research station, you'll have the opportunity to learn about ongoing conservation projects, observe giant tortoises up close, and explore informative exhibits detailing the natural history of the Galapagos. Gain insight into the groundbreaking work being done to protect the delicate ecosystems of these extraordinary islands.

As the sun begins to set on our final day in the Galapagos, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences and unforgettable encounters with wildlife that have defined our journey. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers, reminiscing about the memories made during our time in this enchanting archipelago.

Day 11 - Fly out

On Day 11, following a delicious breakfast, we'll arrange transportation to transfer you to the airport for your return flight home, marking the conclusion of our services. As you depart from the Galapagos Islands, filled with cherished memories and unforgettable experiences, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for choosing to explore this remarkable destination with us. We hope your journey has been filled with wonder, adventure, and discovery, leaving you with lasting impressions of the extraordinary beauty and biodiversity of the Galapagos archipelago. Until we meet again, safe travels and may your memories of the Galapagos Islands continue to inspire and delight for years to come.

Tour includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation by land and sea
  • Meals during the activities 
  • Snacks for the activities
  • Airport assistance
  • Certified guides 
  • 24-7 assistance and support

Not included:

          • Airflights
          • Galapagos entrance and fees $220
          • Port and dock taxes 
          • Meals on free days 
          • Dinners 


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$2495 per person

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