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An exclusive tour will have you visit one of the more remote islands in the Galapagos, Floreana Island, where you will spend time with the unique wildlife the islands are rightly famous for: the sea lions, the world renowned giant tortoises, the marine iguanas, the blue footed boobies, and much more.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Boat to Floreana
Day 2 : Explore the Floreana Highlands
Day 3 : Return to Santa Cruz

Highlights

  • Snorkel with sea lions at La Loberia Beach
  • Hike the Floreana Highlands for some amazing views
  • Explore historic sites and pirate caves unique to Floreana

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Floreana Lodge Floreana Island A pair of giant Galapagos tortoises (Floreana) Coastline Snorkeling in the Galapagos.

Day 1 Boat to Floreana

Early morning head to the Puerto Ayora dock to embark on a public speed boat for the 2 hour transfer to the island of Floreana. This peaceful island is home to the Galapagos’ smallest population, only 150 people, and it is the least developed and most natural of the four inhabited islands. Once a pirates’ lair, Floreana was the first inhabited island in the Galapagos and descendants of the original population still live here together with the mysterious tales and legends that surround their ancestors.

After arrival to the island check into your home for the next couple of days, overlooking the Galapagos’ most beautiful and secluded bay. Later head out for a short walk towards La Loberia (a sea lion breeding ground) and then snorkeling and swimming in the warm bright water with sea turtles, sea lions, spectacular rays and lots of shimmering fishes In the afternoon, return to the lodge for a nice warm shower and dinner in the village.

Day 2 Explore the Floreana Highlands

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, venture out to the Floreana highlands in an open-air bus (chiva), for an unbeatable, historic, and comfortable way to see the island. On the way your guide will point out the wildlife and give you an idea of the colorful history of some of Floreana's first inhabitants, such as the Wittmers (whose descendents still live on the Island), the ‘Baroness’, and the pirates that once visited here. The drive ends at Asilo de la Paz (Peace Haven) where the hike begins. Along the way learn about this historic site, explore pirate caves, and visit the freshwater spring that provides water for the entire Island. Keep an eye out for giant tortoises lumbering around in the vegetation or even on the trail. Continue down through a rural area where the local people grow produce for their own consumption: this is a fascinating example about  how these island people survived in this remote place.

From La Primavera continue by open-air bus down towards Las Palmas, where the Island’s first permanent inhabitant, the eccentric Dr Ritter, lived and is buried. Arriving in 1926, this German physician believed that with a combination of exercise and the right vegetarian diet he would live to be 150 years old. On the way you'll get spectacular views of the Floreana shoreline, and on arrival sit down to a special BBQ.

In the afternoon, back at the lodge, head our for more marine exploration, snorkeling, kayaking and stand up paddling (SUP).

Day 3 Return to Santa Cruz

  • 1 Breakfast
Take the boat back to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. Please note that you may need to consider additional services in Santa Cruz before your flight back to the continent via Baltra.

Floreana Lava Lodge

Per person starting at
$1,275

Included

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • 3 Days Private Guide Service
  • Gear Rental
    • snorkeling gear and wetsuit (on request)

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $590 Quito-Galapagos-Quito
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $50 Meals not Included
  • $55 Airport Departure Tax
  • $100 Park Entrance Fee
    • $100 Galapagos Park Entrance Fee
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