Galápagos Express

18-to-Thirtysomethings, San Cristóbal Island to Santa Cruz Island

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The Galápagos Islands aren't just all about cruising! Over a week’s time and beginning and ending right in the heart of the action (the islands, of course), you’ll stay active by snorkelling, hiking, and exploring the diverse terrain before slowing things down with wildlife exploration in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. With plenty of options to stick around after the trip’s done (or show up early for some independent adventuring beforehand), this is the perfect express trip for a most excellent Galápagos experience.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island
  • Interpretation Centre Visit (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano (Isabela Island)
  • Isabela Highlands Camping
  • Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • Opportunities for snorkelling, swimming, and incredible wildlife encounters
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Travel by public speedboats around the galápagos islands
  • Camp in the middle of it all to stay closer to nature
  • Visit charles darwin research station
  • Hike sierra negra volcano.


Day 1 San Cristóbal Island Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area. Explore the trails around the centre and opt to snorkel at nearby Las Tijeretas. Included Activities: Interpretation Center Visit
Day 2 San Cristóbal Island Enjoy a free day to explore San Cristóbal Island, where the sea lion population rivals the human one. Opt to snorkel at Kicker Rock, visit Playa Mann, or La Lobería.
Day 3 San Cristóbal Island/Isabela Island (1L, 1D) Travel by speedboat to Isabela Island. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the way and enjoy a stop for lunch on Floreana Island. Stretch your legs and enjoy a meal at the G supported-community restaurant to support the local community before continuing on to Isabela. Additional Notes: Please note that travel between islands is done by speedboat. The ride can be quite rough, especially from July to December. Make sure to bring sea sickness medication if you are prone to sea sickness. Included Activities: Floreana Community Restaurants Isabela Highlands Camping Transport: Boat
Day 4 Isabela Island (1B, 1D) Hike the Sierra Negra Volcano for spectacular views from above. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to go snorkeling, visit the giant Tortoise breeding centre or the Flamingo lagoon. Additional Notes: Please note that space may be limited for optional activities during high season, these activities are operated by third-party operators and will be subject to availability. Included Activities: Sierra Negra Volcano Hike Isabela Highlands Camping
Day 5 Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island (1B) Transfer by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and enjoy a night in the town of Puerto Ayora. Additional Notes: Please note, the accommodation for the night is multi-share in a hostel. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Transport: Boat (2.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Santa Cruz Island (1B) Enjoy free time to explore Santa Cruz Island. Opt to visit the highlands, hike out to the stunning Tortuga Bay, or explore the otherworldly Las Grietas freshwater lagoon.
Day 7 Santa Cruz Island (1B) Depart at any time.