Galapagos Isabela Island
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As the youngest member of the Galapagos Islands, Isabela boasts a vast range of plant life, wildlife and landscapes that differ dramatically from the surrounding isles in the archipelago. Marvel at the sight and feeding habits of the rare marine iguanas, prehistoric-looking creatures that are not found anywhere else in the world, and delight in the antics of giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, cormorants, doves, finches, hawks and the fascinating Sally Lightfoot crabs - it’s like a meet ‘n’ greet for some of the planets most unique creatures. Volcano-scarred landscapes provide the backdrop for this adventure as you retrace the footsteps of Charles Darwin on this four-day journey through an island that boasts the best that the Galapagos has to offer.
- Snorkel under a blanket of multi-coloured tropical fish and marine life.
Day 1 Quito
Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
Days 2-4 Isabela Island
The archipelago's main airport is on Isla Baltra - the gateway to the Galapagos. The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active.
Day 5 Santa Cruz
Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station which offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.
Days 6-7 Quito
Stretched out along a central Andean valley under the gaze of Volcan Pichincha, Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America.
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Boat, Minibus, Plane
This trip is operated in "Join-In" basis and you may travel alongside other Intrepid or non-Intrepid travellers.