Day 10: Quito - Departure (B)
Transfer OUT not included
Day 1: Quito Arrival Welcome briefing at 18:00.
Transfer In not included.
Day 2: TRAVEL DAY TO GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND) (B)
Board a morning flight from Quito to the island of San Cristóbal. Once arrived, transfer to the hotel in the town of Puerto Moreno with a short briefing. In the afternoon head to "La Loberia", which is both home beach and nursery for large Galapagos sea lions. and you will have time to go for a refreshing swim/explore the waters.
Day 3: Kicker Rock - San Cristobal (B, L) SNORKEL AT KICKER ROCK AND VISIT TO CERRO BRUJO
This Galapagos Islands natural monument has become a favorite sight due to the many tropicbirds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the sky in this area. After lunch, we will visit Cerro Brujo, this island is ripe with noisy, frolicking, jolly sea lions that will welcome us to their home with open fins.
Day 4: Isabela Island (B)
EXPLORING ISABELA ON TWO WHEELS
*short flight to Isabela Island. In the afternoon, we will head out on our mountain bikes to explore the beautiful coastline on an exclusive trail, taking us through an incredible ecosystem with a wide variety of wildlife.
Day 5: Isabela Island (B,L)
HIKING TO SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO AND KAYAKING IN TINTORERAS
Our destination is the rim of Sierra Negra Crater, an active volcano which last erupted in October 2005. Upon arrival, we take in breathtaking views and explore the circumference of the massive, lava-filled crater, over six miles across at its widest point.
In the afternoon, we return to Puerto Villamil and we go kayaking in Tintoreras to watch sea lions, penguins, turtles and marine iguanas.
Day 6: Lava Tunnels - Isabela (B,L)
We explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the Volcanic Island along the seashore. It is a labyrinth of lava arches inside the breakers with crystal clear water full of huge sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, fish, white tipped reef sharks and more.
Day 7: Santa Cruz Island (B)
SANTA CRUZ, CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION AND HIGHLANDS
*fast boat from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island. *visit the Charles Darwin Research Station * Visit ´El Chato' Reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz, home to the famous Galapagos tortoise.
Day 8: FREE DAY IN SANTA CRUZ (B)
Optional activities on the island
Day 9: TRANSFER TO BALTRA AIRPORT - FLIGHT BACK TO QUITO (B)
Morning transfer to the airport to take a domestic connection back to the mainland.