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Concha Perla

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Mesa Hill

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At 490m above sea level, Cerro Mesa provides an impressive view of the archipelago. It is an excellent location to observe numerous endemic plants as well as up to 7 species of finch and the vermillion flycatcher. The area is characterized by a persistent drizzle (‘la garúa’) that falls horizontally throughout 8 months of the year. The west side features the largest crater on Santa Cruz.

  • Highlights: Spectacular views, finches, vermillion flycatcher, crater
  • Activities: Walking, bird watching
  • Type of Landing: Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Easy

Garrapatero Beach

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El Garrapatero is a wide bay with multiple sandy beaches surrounded by mangroves where you can enjoy turquoise water. Behind the beach is an area with a fresh water lake where you can see pink flamingos, herons, grebes, stilts, black-necked pins, Galápagos finches and migratory birds. It is also an excellent area for swimming and snorkeling.

  • Highlights: Gorgeous white sand beach, flamingos, herons, grebes, stilts, black-necked pins, Galápagos finches and migratory birds
  • Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking
  • Type of Landing: Dry landing
  • Difficulty: Easy

South Plazas Island

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South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos. It is also home to marine iguanas and a hybrid iguana whose fathers are marine iguanas and mothers are land iguanas. There are cliffs with spectacular views and a rocky trail circumnavigates the island displaying the combination of dry and coastal vegetation zone. The island is home to enormous prickly pear cactus and the endemic succulent sesuvian.

  • Activities: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Type of Landing: Dry landing
  • Highlights: Land iguanas, Lava lizards, Marine iguanas, Sea lion colony, Audubon´s shearwaters, Nesting swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca Boobies, Madeiran storm petrels, amazing landscape with cliffs.

Santa Cruz Island

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Given the name of the Holy Cross in Spanish, its English name derives from the British vessel HMS Indefatigable. It has an area of 986 square kilometers (381 sq mi) and a maximum altitude of 864 meters (2834 ft). Santa Cruz is the island that hosts the largest human population in the archipelago at the town of Puerto Ayora. The Charles Darwin Research Station and the headquarters of the Galápagos National Park Service are located here.

Santa Cruz Island

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The island of Santa Cruz has the most developed town in the Galápagos; almost every visitor to the islands spends at least some time here it’s a destination in itself, full of visitor sites, easily accessible beaches and remote highlands in the interior, and a base for adventurous activities far from the tourism trail. Most of the tours, navigable cruises and boats leave from the island to the different places of visit of the archipelago.

$ 170 NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND

This island is a famous nesting area of birds, home to a large population of blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls. It hosts one of the largest populations of magnificent frigatebirds and a slow growing population of the Galápagos land iguanas.

 

$ 190 BARTOLOME ISLAND

This small island is located on the centre of the archipelago, and on a clear day, more than ten islands can be spotted from the top of the viewpoint.

The Pinnacle Rock, is the most emblematic formation of the archipelago. On its base, a small colony of Penguins cohabit with Sea Lions and Marine Birds. On the visit site of the beach, one can observe juvenile sharks swimming along the shore line, and sometimes on the surroundings, a hawk domains the air.

 

$ 160 SOUTH PLAZAS ISLAND

One of the smallest and, depending on the season, most colorful islands. Find sea lion colonies, land and hybrid iguanas and countless birds soaring by the cliffs. The biggest Land Iguana population that can be visited. There is a big ecosystem formed of Cactus Opuntia that holds a population of Land Iguanas, the smallest ones of the archipelago. The trip around South Plaza allows the visitor see the whole population and to notice how this animals survived in this and other similar environments when they arrived and established. Rarely a hybrid of Marine and Land Iguana can be found on the trails.

 

$ 130 SANTE FE ISLA

Santa Fe Island is one of the oldest islands in the archipelago with some volcanic rocks over 4 million years old. Santa Fé is home to two species endemic to the island: the Barrington Land Iguana and the Santa Fe Rice Rat. Wander the beach with countless sea lions and hike through Opuntia Cactus trees looking for the Barrington Iguana.

Santa Fe is also home to a large Sea Lion nursery so is one of the best option to snorkeling with the Sea Lions

 

$ 140 PINZON ISLAND

Pinzón Island is one of the few places in the Galapagos where you have the opportunity to swim face-yo-face with amazing animals like sea lions, white tip sharks, sea turttles and Galapagos penguis. In route to Pinzon you pass by Nameless Island, which is in the middle of a large Tuna run that often attracts sea birds and other wildlife.

With three spots of snorkeling is a complete marine tour that you never forget.

 

$ 130 SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

The Highlands of Santa Cruz island are probably the most visited area in the Galapagos due to their easy access. The giant Tortoises of Santa Cruz Island are on a constant migration from the fertile highlands to the drier seashores, making this the area that offers the best chance in the archipelago to observe this iconic animal in their natural habitat.

A stop at the twin craters Los Gemelos is one of the first sights on your highlands tour. You will visit some of the highlights of the ‘Parte Alta’ like Primicias ranch o El Chato ranch, you can also explore a cavernous underground Lava Tunnel where you can view one of the geological wonders of our volcanic islands.

 

$ 175 CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH

One of the places to visit while travelling on any of our Galapagos packages is the Charles Darwin Research Station which was founded in 1964 in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. This place is really important because many research projects are conducted there, as well as monitoring and conservation of the marine and terrestrial species that inhabit the islands and their environment, here you can see the giant turtoise in cautivity with their different species, endemic and native plants and some land iguanas.

 

$ 130 FLOREANA ISLAND

Floreana Island has, arguably, the most interesting human history of all of the Galapagos Islands. It is the site of the first “post office”, established in 1793 by whalers, and it was the home to the first Galapagos resident a bold Irishman named Patrick Watkins who lived there from 1807-1809.

Floreana was the first island to be colonized by Ecuadorians in 1832. It was a penal colony that didn’t last long because of the lack of fresh water.

Floreana is most well-known for being the site of several mysterious disappearances in the 1930s—the one receiving the most attention being that of a supposed Austrian baroness, who had arrived shortly after the Wittmers with her three servants.

$ 175 GORDON ROCKS DIVING

Gordon Rocks is a highlight of any diving experience in the Galapagos. It is is the top of a submerged cone at the northeastern end of Santa Cruz, there is one reason people head to Gordon Rocks and one reason it is a world-renowned site: the Hammerheads. Also there are Eagle Rays, Stingrays, Marbled Rays, Mantas, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Jacks, Turtles, Heiroglyphic Hawkfish, but people remember one thing: Close encounters with Hammerheads sharks.

 

$ 160 NORTH SEYMOUR DIVING

North Seymour - Mosqueras is a nightmare for underwater photographers because of how great it is for everything, from sharks, tiny nudibranchs to Mantas.Add to that all the rays (spotted eagle rays, marble rays, golden eagle rays, stingrays), are always present.

Isabela Island

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The archipelago's largest island, Isabela, was formed by the joining of five young volcanoes is the most beautiful townsite in Galapagos, with its long, white-sand, palm-lined beaches, the biggest one stretches for over 3 kms. Isabela’s main town, Puerto Villamil is a small port village, with sandy streets, a few locally run restaurants, and hotels. retains a laid-back vibe.

Isabela offers you the oportunity to vist amazing places like Tintoreras Islet, if you like hike the Sierra Negra Volcano and the always famous Los Tuneles

$ 130 TUNELES CABO ROSA

Los Tuneles, also known as Cabo Rosa, is an uninhabited islet located 1 hour from Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island. These lava formations look like tunnels and along hundreds of years have become a marine paradise inhabited by varied endemic Galapagos species. Ideal for snorkeling due to its crystal-clear and shallow waters. This site is home to sea turtles, albatrosses, flamingos, iguanas, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, royal frigate, manta rays, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, a variety of birds, lobsters, sea snakes, among other species.

 

$ 60 VOLCANO SIERRA NEGRA

Sierra Negra is one of the six volcanoes that form Isabela, located at the southeastern end of Isabela Island It is one of the most active of the Galapagos volcanoes with the most recent historic eruption beginning in June 2018 and continuing through the summer.

Guided tours of the volcano offers an amazing experience as you hike along its enormous caldera and enjoy beautiful landscapes across a color-filled volcanic terrain. Sierra Negra is also home to Galapagos famous native fauna and flora.

 

$ 70 TINTORERAS ISLET

Las Tintoreras Islet is an islet to the south of the bay of Puerto Villamil in the island of Isabela, the name of the islet comes from a channel that is filled during high tide of whitetip reef sharks, the latter typically referred to as Tintorera. The Islet has a small and beautiful bay with calm turquoise waters inhabited by sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and rays. There is also a lava trail leading to two beaches with mangrove trees and that are used by Marine iguanas as nesting sites.

 

$ 60 WETLANDS

Wetlands are a complex trail of 6km long, located south of Isabela Island, they have a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as the spectacular scenery of the bay, the town of Puerto Villamil, islets and rocks. Isabela wetlands present both themselves. Here yo can see tortoises, Marine Iguanas and Flamingos. Take a scenic coastal ride through the wetlands to the site of the Wall of Tears to learn about some of the human history of the Galapagos.

 

$ 50 CONCHAPERLA

Located in the Port of Villamil, the Concha de Perla can be reached via a wooden pathway. Concha de Perla is a natural pool with crystal clear sea water, ideal for swimming and snorkelling with sea lions, marine iguanas, a wide range of fish and occasionally penguins and stingrays. It is highly recommended to visit this place in low tide cause for better visibility.

San Cristobal Island

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San Cristóbal is the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago, as well as one of the oldest geologically. It is the capital of Galapagos

This island hosts frigates, sea lions, Galapagos turtles, Red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, dolphins and seagulls that are characteristic of Galapagos. Near Puerto Baquerizo Moreno City there are touristic places, such as Centro Tijereteras, a colony of frigates gathering and a statue of Charles Darwin, La Lobería, and the famous islet calls Kicker Rock

$ 190 360 TOUR

This is a newer tour still forming and taking root in San Cristobal that takes you entirely around the island in a speedboat. Five exotic places includes Kicker rock, beaches, marine life, all this in a complete full day tour.

 

$ 140 KICKER ROCK

One of the best spots for snorkeling, Kicker Rock or Leon Dormido is an amazing rock formation near San Cristobal Island. The erosion has given the rock its characteristic shape, which some see as a shoe, hence the name Kicker Rock. Others see it as a sleeping sea lion or Leon Dormido in Spanish.

While we snorkel around Kicker Rock we can spot sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, Galapagos sharks, tropical fish and if luck is on our side we can even see hammerhead sharks. Besides enjoying the underwater view, we can usually see blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and frigatebirds on the cliffs as well as sea lions along the shore.

 

$ 70 ESPAÑOLA ISLAND

One of the oldest of all, about, 4.5 million years old, The island is located on the outer southern east corner of the archipelago. Here there is also the only Marine Iguana population that remains red and green throughout the year.

One of the oldest of all, about, 4.5 million years old, The island is located on the outer southern east corner of the archipelago. Here there is also the only Marine Iguana population that remains red and green throughout the year.

 

$ 50 TIJERETAS HILL

Tijeretas Hill, is a lookout point located on San Cristobal Island, from the center of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes about 45 minutes to reach the top of the hill, which serves as a nesting spot for two species of Frigatebirds. At the base of Tijeretas Hill, there is a small cove perfect for swimming and snorkeling and where is usual to see sea lions and tropical fish

 

$ 160 KICKER ROCK DIVING

Located in San Cristobal this protected marine reserve holds amazing scenery and marine life which you will encounter as you enjoy the dives. You will encounter amazing scenery and have a great time, enjoy diving with hammer-head sharks in Kicker Rock.

Combination: Santa Cruz + Isabela

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Package Details

Santa Cruz and Isabela are two of the most popular Galapagos islands and this tour gathers for you the best of each one including places like Los Tuneles famous for its marine life and the imposing Sierra Negra Volcano, You can also choose between Bartolome, Seymour or Plazas Island to do a daily tour, you will enjoy this and many other complementary places in only 6 days!

Activities:

Day 1 Arrive to Baltra – Transfer to Santa Cruz – The first day you will visit two of the most popular places in Santa Cruz that will make you start to know Galapagos.

  • AM - TRANSFER IN
  • AM - HIGHLAND OF THE ISLAND
  • PM - VISIT TO CHARLES DARWIN STATION

Package Details

This tour was strategically designed to give you the opportunity to know the best places of the archipelago, you will enjoy the three most important islands, where you can visit Kicker Rock, Los Tuneles, Bartolomé or Seymour, among other places where you can see and live with many animals that will make your visit a unique and unforgettable experience. All this with the guarantee of an excellent service

Activities:

Day 1 Arrive to Baltra – Transfer to Santa Cruz – The first day you will visit one of the most popular places in Santa Cruz that will make you start to know Galapagos.

  • AM - TRANSFER IN
  • AM - VISIT TO CHARLES DARWIN STATION