Looking for more than a cruise to the islands? A week of touring the less-explored parts of the GalÁpagos Islands is the answer. We’ll start in Santa Cruz, then head to Floreana to stay on a part of the island that sees less visitors than the rest. From there it’s on to Isabela for a few days of hiking, snorkelling, and visiting the island’s main highlights. Top that off with a hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second-largest volcanic crater in the world – along with the GalÁpagos’ typical array of exotic wildlife and prepare to be amazed.
Day 1 Puerto Ayora
Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.
Day 2 Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island (1B, 1D)
In the morning, walk to "Las Grietas" located€ross€ademy Bay, walk through a rugged cactus forest on the way to this stunning lagoon. In the afternoon, hop on a speedboat to nearby Floreana Island. Stay in the G Adventures-supported community guesthouses and eat meals in the community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island.
Day 3 Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area’s natural history.
Day 4 Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B)
Travel to Isabela Island. Hike up the€tive Sierra Negra Volcano and walk around the rim of the largest volcanic crater in the archipelago.
Day 5 Isabela Island (1B)
Enjoy free time in the morning, opt to take a wildlife boat excursion to ’Islote Tintoreras’ to view breeding white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Later, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.
Day 6 Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora (1B)
Travel by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island. Later, enjoy a walk to Tortuga Bay, opt for a kayak, surf lessons or swim in the turquoise water.
Day 7 Puerto Ayora (1B)
Depart at any time.
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