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Experience the Galapagos' western islands with this 7-day cruise of exploration and adventure. Swarming with a plethora of wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, the western islands are a distinct and memorable way to spend a vacation! Become acquainted with the sea lions, tortoises, iguanas, and various species of birds while snorkeling and on shore excursions.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra | Embark on Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Santa Cruz
Day 3 : Isabela
Day 4 : Isabela
Day 5 : Fernandina | Isabela
Day 6 : Santiago | Rabida
Day 7 : Disembark on Santa Cruz Island | Baltra

Highlights

  • Hike Dragon Hill and see three different environments in just 1,600 m
  • Appreciate the biological importance of Isabela's Humedales/Wetlands
  • Observe iguanas, giant tortoises, sea lions, diverse birdlife & much more
  • Snorkel, swim, and hike volcanic wonders and breathtaking landscapes

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Treasure of Galapagos

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Chinese Hat
  • Dragon Hill
  • Espinosa Point
  • Fernandina
  • Humedales and Wall of Tears
  • Isabela
  • Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Puerto Egas
  • Punta Moreno
  • Rabida
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santiago
  • Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Tagus Cove
  • Urbina Bay

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Enjoy a blissful snorkeling trip. White tipped shark Isabela rock with birds Sea lions on beach in Rabida Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island, Galapagos

Day 1 Baltra | Embark on Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transfer in to Puerto Ayora and be escorted to the boat where you check in and have lunch. Take a hike and enjoy an educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station, where the giant tortoise can be viewed in the various stages of its life.

Day 2 Santa Cruz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ballena Bay is a cove of green sand at the basis of Ballena Hill on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. The beach contains a large amount of olivine crystals leading to its green color. Near the beach there are ceramic relics, which reflect human settlements from 1846 that were close to the beach. Dragon Hill is located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island and consists of a path that runs through three different environments in just 1,600 m in length. It gets its name because in 1975 it was one of the only places in the Santa Cruz Island where there was a healthy population of iguanas.

Day 3 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay of calm turquoise waters where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, and more. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water that’s shallow and when the tide is low the entrance closes. You can see how reef sharks swim along with other small fish and sea lions.

The Humedales, also known as the Wetlands, is a network of trails, adjacent to Puerto Villamil. There are nine tracks that comprise the following sites: The Wall of Tears, Cerro Orchilla, El Estero, Poza Escondida, Poza Redonda, Tunnel del Estero, Playa del Amor, Bay of Tunis and Pozas Verdes. The Wetlands are coastal mangroves and brackish water lagoons formed by seepage of seawater and freshwater underground tributaries coming from the upper parts of the island. They are an important feeding area for the Galapagos penguin and one of the main nesting sites for green turtles. The wetlands of Isabela Island are essential for the maintenance of biological diversity of the Galapagos.

Day 4 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Island. The coastal lagoons in the middle of black lava flow where there are several species of birds, the main attraction in Punta Moreno. It has a view of the 3 volcanoes most active in the Galapagos.

Urbina Bay is located at the base of volcanoes Alcedo and Darwin, and is west of Isabela Island. Here you can find corals, shells, and many other organisms exposed above the water. This area is also home to large and very colorful Galápagos land iguanas, giant tortoises, and the famous population of Alcedo Volcano.

Day 5 Fernandina | Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Home to the largest colony of marine Iguanas in the Galapagos, set sail for Punta Espinosa on the island of Fernandina. As you near the shore, scan the lava rock as it appears to move in front of you, the effect of hundreds of iguanas moving together at once.

In the afternoon, Tagus Cove awaits. In the past, the cove was a favorite spot for pirates and whalers, but today it is known for its characteristic vegetation and various land birds. Immediately beyond the shore sits Darwin Lake, which, despite its fresh appearance, is deceptively salty.

Day 6 Santiago | Rabida

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A fascinating place to visit because it had a great volcanic activity in the past is Puerto Egas, which is located northwest of Santiago Island. Puerto Egas is one of the most popular sites in the Galapagos Archipelago. It has a beautiful black sand beach where you can see its many inhabitants including sea lions, chameleons, lizards, and herons.

Rabida, also known by the name of Jervis in honor of a British Admiral John Jervis, is located south of Santiago Island. It is commonly regarded as the geographical center of the Galapagos Islands. The island has a high iron content which causes its distinctive reddish color. Its main attraction is the salt lagoon with flamingos, pelicans, and boobies. This is an excellent location for them to build their nests.

Day 7 Disembark on Santa Cruz Island | Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
Expect a wet landing on the white sand beach of Las Bachas. This is a great area for seeing flamingos and migratory birds. In the vicinity of the Las Bachas beach, have the chance to observe predominant vegetation of the coastal zone. Las Bachas beach represents one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles on Isla Santa Cruz and is a very popular place for snorkeling and swimming. Afterwards transfer out to Baltra`s Airport for your return to the mainland.

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Child Discount

40% discount for children under age of 12 at time of Galapagos cruise.

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Included

  • Accommodations on board Treasure of Galapagos based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Excluded

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $25 for 5 days, $35 for 7 days
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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