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Western Islands

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard Galapagos Voyager
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This 4-day Western Islands cruise on the ship, Galapagos Voyager, explores the islands of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Rabida and more.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill
Day 2 : Chinese Hat - Rabida
Day 3 : Isabela
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island - Baltra


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  • Small Ship

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Trip Snapshots

Feeding the birds Sea lion and a young traveler soaking up the sun in the Galapagos Marine iguana sunning itself in the Galapagos Islands Photographing a Masked Booby in the Galapagos Sole cactus on the beach Walking on a beach excursion in the Galapagos Blue-footed Booby resting in the shade in the Galapagos Islands

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill

Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Galapagos Voyager.

Journey to Dragon Hill, where a hypersalinic lagoon sits behind the beach. Flamingos frequent this pool of water, which is far saltier than the ocean. You can also hike up a short trail to the top of the hill, which has panoramic views of the island.

Day 2 Chinese Hat - Rabida

In the morning, travel to Chinese Hat, named for its unique volcanic shape. This islet is home to a colony of sea lions which often frequents the the white sand beach. Hope to see American Oystercatchers and Galapagos Penguins as they swim along the shore, and watch Sally-Lightfoot Crabs as they wander around the volcanic rock.

In the afternoon, travel to Rabida to view a variety of bird and marine life. Relax on the red sand beaches or snorkel in the waves.

Day 3 Isabela

Travel to the wetlands of Isabela Island. This island consists of lagoons, swamps and mangroves which provide shelter for common stilts, white-cheeked pintails, whimbrels, and gallinules. Take a foot path which winds its way through the swamps.

Cross to Sierra Negra, a large shield volcano. This area is the primary habitat for the Sierra Negra giant tortoise. View the tall trees and lush vegetation of the island on a simple hike around the area.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

Make your way to Los Gemelos, two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz. Explore the area on foot and enjoy sweeping views of the island.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection back to the mainland.

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


  • Accommodations on board Galapagos Voyager 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


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Diving available at additional charge upon request. Please inquire for details
  • Wetsuit Rental available for $20 for 4 days, $25 for 5 days, $35 for 8 days, $50 for 12 days, $65 for 15 days
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

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

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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