You will be welcomed at your arrival at Baltra airport and a guide will bring you to the harbor of Puerto Ayora. A speedboat will take you to Isabela Island, where you’ll visit the Flamingo lagoon, hike the huge Sierra Negra Volcano which erupted last in June 2018 and go snorkeling in the Concha Perla Bay. Furthermore, you will visit the breeding center of giant tortoises by bike, even as the famous Wall of Tears. At Islet Tintoreras you will go snorkeling with sharks and a variety of multicolored fish. In Puerto Villamil you go kayaking and by bike you will visit Cave Sucre, Mango viewpoint and Hard Campo, where you observe the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. On your way back to the airport you stop by the Twin Craters, which were created by the collapse of surface material due to the lava flow hundreds of years ago. Then, your active, adventurous trip to the Galapagos ends.
B = Breakfast includedL = Lunch includedBL = Boxlunch includedD = Dinner includedDAY 1 (L): BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON
It is necessary to book flights with an early arrival time
to Baltra airport to enjoy all of the activities of the tour. At Baltra airport, an English speaking guide will pick you up to go to the port of Puerto Ayora where you can enjoy your lunch. Around 02:00 PM, you’ll take the small public speedboat to Isabela Island. Upon arrival on Isabela Island, a driver will pick you up and you’ll visit the Flamingo Lagoon (short visit). After that, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar.DAY 2 (B, BL): SIERRA NEGRA ACTIVE VOLCANO TREK – CONCHA PERLA SNORKELEarly in the morning, after breakfast, you’ll take an excursion to the Sierra Negra Volcano. The Sierra Negra Volcano is located 13 miles from Puerto Villamil and has the second largest volcanic crater in the world, with 6 miles wide and 300 feet deep. Here you can feel the warm earth as evidence that the volcano is active. You can take your lunch at the volcano and then you return to the hotel. You’ll have the chance to go snorkeling or swimming at Concha Perla where you can observe the colorful fishes, sea urchins, starfishes, sea lions, or even sea turtles.
Overnight at Hotel San Vicente or similarDAY 3 (B, L):
BREEDING CENTER – WALL OF TEARS – ISLET TINTORERASTaking the bike to visit the breeding center of giant tortoises and the Wall of Tears. From 1946 to 1959 Isabela was designated a penal colony by the Ecuadorian government. The prisoners were forced to build this wall with huge lava rocks. After this you return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon you will sail to “Islet Tintoreras”. You can also observe penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and you can go snorkeling with sharks and multicolored fish.
Overnight at Hotel San Vicente or similarDAY 4 (B, L):KAYAK IN PUERTO VILLAMIL – ISABELA ISLAND HIGHLANDSToday you will head to the bay of Puerto Vallamil together with the guide. Here you will go kayaking to visit the coastal zone and you will have the opportunity to observe and photograph Marine Iguanas, Sea Lions and Penguins. In the afternoon, you will get to bike again and go to the top of the island to visit “Cave Sucre”, the Mango viewpoint, and Hard Campo.
Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar
DAY 5 (B): TRANSFER OUT – BALTRAAfter breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish speaking driver, where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.End of tour