In the afternoon, travel to Los Gemelos, a pair of twin craters. Popular theories about how these craters came to be are that they were either created from a volcanic explosion or formed when magma chambers inside the earth collapsed.
Journey to the Santa Cruz Highlands to experience the island’s variety of wildlife and geology. View the famous Galapagos tortoise and explore the many lava tubes, sinkholes and craters in the area.
After lunch, explore the Wall of Tears. This wall was built by prisoners of the penal colony which used to exist on Isabela, using large lava blocks for its construction. Take a set of stairs above the wall to view it in its entirety.
Following lunch, sail for Elizabeth Bay, a marine visitor site with no landing point. Take a zodiac to visit the Marielas islets, the largest penguin colony in the Galapagos. Also view sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.
After lunch, return to Isabela Island to visit Tagus Cove. Hope to catch a glimpse of the Galapagos Penguin and take a trail to the top of a cliff to view Darwin Lake, which is saltier than the ocean. As you explore, pay attention to the graffiti which covers the walls, as it has been written by pirates, whalers and buccaneers in past centuries.
Following lunch, visit Puerto Egas to relax on its volcanic black sand beach.
In the afternoon, travel to Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino) an island full of unique lava tubes and lava flows. The island was named for its unique lava shape and features wonderful snorkeling opportunities.
In the afternoon, set sail for Bartolomé Island. The high altitude of the island provides travelers with spectacular views of its lava fields and lunar-like craters. Bartolomé is also home to sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin.
In the afternoon, travel to North Seymour, an uplifted and flat island which is strewn with boulders. Walk among frigatebird colonies and view Blue-footed boobies as they perform their courtship dance. Snorkel in shallows and watch sea lions body surf in the waves.
Sail for Darwin Bay and land on its pristine white coral beach. This bay is a favorite for birders, as red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, yellow-crowned, and black-crowned lava herons, are often seen in the area. Take a trail which leads up a cliff for spectacular views around the island.
In the afternoon, visit Santa Fe to snorkel with sea lions and view the plentiful number of birds. Take a trail which passes salt bushes and giant prickly pear cactus.
In the afternoon, visit the Interpretation Center to learn about both the geological and human history of the islands, conservation issues, and natural history.
Then explore the beautiful Cerro Brujo, a white coral beach where you can swim, snorkel and see sea lions and an incredible variety of seabirds.
In the afternoon, travel to Cerro Brujo and land on its white coral beach. View several land birds and snorkel with the curious sea lions which live on the island.
In the afternoon, travel to Post Office Bay and Baroness Lookout. Post Office Bay is known for its historical barrel, in which whalers and sailors used to place their mail. Take part in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard or letter in the barrel for someone else to take and deliver by hand. If you see an address close to yours, feel free to take it home and deliver it, yourself!
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection to the mainland.
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