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Flamingos, lava gulls, marine iguanas, and Sally Lightfoot crabs are only a few of the animals you see on your 15-day tour of the Western and Eastern Galapagos Islands aboard the Angelito. Travel to islands including Isabela, Fernandina, Mosquera, and more! Don't miss out on the opportunity to hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, snorkel around Devil's Crown, search for dolphins and whales, and visit a flamingo lagoon. 
Beach on Isabela islandHiking volcanic fields on IsabelaHear the barks of sea lions and the cries of gulls on your Falkland Islands tourGalapagos Penguins on Isabela IslandFloreana Island
  • Hike past a flamingo lagoon
  • Search for dolphins and whales as you travel to Puerto Villamil
  • Swim and snorkel off Las Bachas Beach
  • Leave a letter in the barrel at Post Office Bay
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Day 1: Baltra | Embark | Las Bachas

Fly into Baltra and travel to the white coral Las Bachas beach in the north of Santa Cruz Island. Make a wet landing and walk along the beach. Find small brackish water lagoons behind the sand dune. You may even see flamingos and other coastal birds like black-necked stilts, whimbrels, and white-cheeked pintail ducks. After the walk you have the possibility to swim and snorkel from the beach. 

Day 2: Mosquera | Cerro Dragon

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Travel to Mosquera and observe a large colony of sea lions. You can also see lava gulls, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, other coastal birds, and sometimes scorpions.

Later in the day go to Cerro Dragon. Hike past a flamingo lagoon to a prickly pear cactus forest. The trail leads to where land iguanas live and nest and you can see beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. 

Day 3: Isabela | Fernandina

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Arrive on Isabela and explore Tagus Cove. This protected cove was a favorite resting site for early pirates and whalers. See some of their names painted in the high cliffs. Take a scenic hike that leads uphill to Darwin Lake. At the end of the hike you have wonderful views over the lava fields of Darwin Volcano. Take a dinghy ride along the cliffs to look for Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants. If the water is clear you can snorkel among the marine invertebrates. 

Travel to Fernandina Island and hike around to see huge marine iguanas. On the lava coast, you can see the nesting places for the flightless cormorant. Also see lava lizards, the Galapagos hawk, marine turtles, and Galapagos penguins.

Day 4: Isabela

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In Urbina Bay see flightless cormorants and huge marine iguanas along the shore. A trail leads inland and there are many colorful land iguanas. You may also see the Galapagos tortoise. If the sea is quiet, enjoy some snorkeling. 

Take a dinghy ride into a protected mangrove cove. In the far corners of the cove shut the motor off and quietly row through to observe the marine turtles. In Elizabeth Bay you can find the tallest red mangrove trees in the Galapagos. 

Day 5: Isabela

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Early in the morning hike on the rough lava field of Punta Moreno. Here you may be able to see all three types of cactus: candelabra cactus, prickly pear cactus, and lava cactus. In the middle of the lava field find some brackish water pools with flamingos, common gallinules, white-cheeked pintail ducks and paint-billed crakes. Take a dinghy ride to see flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, and marine iguanas.

Begin a navigation around the shore line of Volcano Cerro Azul to Puerto Villamil. Look for dolphins and whales along the way and arrive just before dark at the small harbor of Puerto Villamil. 

Day 6: Isabela

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Explore the lagoons of Villamil. Start at the Tortoise Breeding Center and see different subspecies of the Galapagos land tortoises. Take a walk back to town on a trail from lagoon to lagoon and look for flamingos, common gallinules, white-cheeked pintail ducks and black-necked stilits. 

Take a bus uphill to the Sierra Negra Volcano to see the different vegetation zones of the volcano. Hike for about an hour to the rim of the volcano to see the huge caldera.

Day 7: Floreana

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Arrive at the Green Beach of Punta Cormorant. Depending on the light the sand shines green because of the high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand. Take an easy walk through the arid zone and arrive at a big saltwater lagoon with flamingos, white-cheeked pintail ducks, black-necked stilts and more shore birds. Come to the White Flour Sand Beach, made of whtie corals. It is a nesting place for marine turtles. You can also often see sting rays in the shallow water. 

Explore Devil's Crown, the remains of a volcano which looks like a black crown emerging from the sea. This is one of the most famous places to snorkel in the Galapagos. 

Before lunch make a short visit to the famous barrel in Post Office Bay. The barrel was first placed there in 1793 from the whalers. They used it to send and receive letters from home. Now you can leave a letter in the barrel and look for one that is near your home so you can hand deliver it when you return. 

After this visit navigate to Santa Cruz to explore Puerto Ayora. 

Day 8: Daphne | Baltra | North Seymour

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Daphne is a tuff cone with a small amount of vegetation. The island is famous for the studies done by Peter and Rosmary Grant about Darwin finches. Take a panoramic navigation around the cone. 

Travel back to Baltra and travel to North Seymour. It is a flat uplifted island in the "rain shadow" of the island Santa Cruz. Take a walk around the loop trail and look for sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and marine iguanas. The trail also takes you through the nesting area of the blue-footed boobies and frigatebird colonies.

Day 9: Chinese Hat | Bartolome

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Arrive at Sombrero Chino or Chinese Hat, an island off the coast of Santiago that gets its name from its shape. This island has a very attractive landscape and you make a wet landing onto a small white coral beach with sea lions on it. Take a short trail along the coast with very fragile lava. Admire the small lava tubes and the few, yet pretty plants. You can also take the opportunity to go snorkeling along the coast. 

Later travel to Bartolome and take a dinghy along the coast to look for Galapagos penguins. Then make a dry landing on a jetty. Take the summit trail to the wooden staircase and climb to the top of the island. Look out and see the breathtaking view of the island. Down at the beach there is another opportunity to snorkel around Pinnacle Rock, a famous landmark of Bartolome. 

Day 10: Genovesa | Prince Phillips Steps | Darwin Bay

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Travel to Genovesa to climb Prince Phillip's Steps. Take the trail at the top to see a small nesting colony of masked boobies and cross through a forest of palo santo trees where red-footed boobies nest. At the edge of the island there are thousands of small petrels that nest in the tubes of the fragile lava. You can also witness a large masked booby nesting colony on both sides of the trail.

Make a wet landing on Darwin Bay, a small white coral beach. Follow a trail through red mangroves and salt bushes. The prickly pear cactus also grows in this area. Also see swallow-tailed gulls, red-footed boobies, and great frigatebirds. The trail leads along small tidepools up to the cliff with an amazing view over the caldera. 

Day 11: Puerto Egas | Rabida

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Make a wet landing in Puerto Egas on a black beach. Walk along while the tide changes to see a variety of interesting fauna. You can often observe lava heron fishing in the tide pools. Also see sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and marine iguanas. Depending on the season there may be an abundance of shore birds. When you reach the turning point see a Galapagos fur seal colony. 

Arrive on the red sand beaches of Rabida. Here find a sea lion colony and a small lagoon tucked behind the vegetation. In the lagoon are flamingos and white-cheeked pintail ducks. 

Day 12: Santa Cruz

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Spend the morning exploring the Charles Darwin Station. Learn about the captive raising programs for different subspecies of the giant tortoises. It also offers a good opportunity to see the giant tortoises close up. 

Drive up to the highlands in a bus. Watch the transition between the different vegetation zones and reach the highest point where the National Park starts again.

Day 13: EspaƱola

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Española is one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos. There is a large number of endemic species that can be found there, like the Galapagos albatross.

Take the loop trail on the rocky ground. During the beginning of the walk you can see the colorful marine iguana and sea lions. As you continue also see mockingbirds, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, waved albatross, and lava lizards. Reach a resting spot to watch marine birds fly along the coast. There is also another stop to see the blowhole where seawater is sprayed 80 feet into the air. 

Later travel to Gardner Bay and go swimming and snorkeling. Spend time on the white sandy beaches and observe finches, mockingbirds, and sea lions. 

Day 14: Sante Fe | South Plaza

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Upon reaching Santa Fe you have the option of taking a short trail or a long trail around the island. The short trail leads from a sea lion colony on the beach to a forested cliff with prickly pear cactus and then on to a second beach. The long trail starts with a dry stony creek and a steep climb onto a plateau. You then go through high palo santo trees and pricky pear cactus to get to a beautiful view of the bay. If you look closely you may even be able to see the well camouflaged land iguana. Along with these two trail options you can also go snorkeling in the bay along the rocky coast. 

In South Plaza you can watch a sea lion colony, see the prickly pear cactus, and witness the big colony of land iguanas. Depending on the season, the Sesuvium ground vegetation changes its color from intense green to orange and purple. 

Day 15: Black Turtle Cove | Baltra | Disembark

Take a dinghy ride into the big protected mangrove cove. Farther in the motor is turned off so you can row around and observe marine turtles. You may also see spotted eagle rays, golden rays, white-tipped reef sharks, and young Galapagos sharks. 

Travel back to Baltra to start your journey home.



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20% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. Child discounts are conditional and may not apply on certain departures. Please contact us for more information.

Children under 12 may receive discounts on Galapagos flight fares and entrance fees. Contact us for details.
  • 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
  • 14 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Gear Rental: Snorkeling Gear
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide 
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Shore Excursions, Swimming and Snorkeling 
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
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  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Galapagos Park Entrance Fee: $100 per adult, $50 per child under 12
  • Internal Flights: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos - Mainland Ecuador: $475-675
  • Wetsuits are not included but are available for rent on board - $5/day per person.


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