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Select from one of the below 126 Amazing Santa Cruz Hikes & Treks  for 2023-2024. Do you prefer shorter walks or longer treks? Easy strolls or conquering the highest peaks? Santa Cruz hiking and trekking trips start at $1,650 for a trip of 5 to 15 days in 2023. The Santa Cruz hiking & trekking experts at Adventure Life can help choose the perfect hikes and then help you to customize them to make your own unique Santa Cruz trekking experience. 
 
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Black Turtle cove with mangroves
$3,500
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Swim and snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Genovesa Island's birdlife
  • Hike to Dragon Hill
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theNorthern Galapagos Islandson this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historically significant archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close …
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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$4,375
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak and snorkel among wildlife
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Cycle to Isabela's coastline
  • Snorkel in Concha Perla
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land Tours, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the Galapagos Islands in a variety of ways, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, and snorkeling, on this multi-sport adventure. What else can you squeeze into this adrenaline-packed Galapagos itinerary? The most spectacular wildlife in the world—sea lions, marine iguanas, dolphins, …
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Overlook at Pitt Point
$4,400
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Observe Galapagos giant tortoises
  • See the blue-footed boobies dance
  • Look for Galapagos penguins
  • Cruise along Moreno Point
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago and discover all that this wonderful destination has to offer. Snorkel with sea lions and kayak surrounded by unique species. On this 6-day exciting journey, explore the exclusive shores of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Santiago. …
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Flamingo Lagoon
$8,990
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West & Central Islands + Genovesa

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Kayay & Snorkel around Genovesa
  • Walk over recent lava flows
  • Visit Arnaldo T. Breeding Center
  • Hike along cactus groves at Rabida
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonders of the Western & Central Galapagos Islands while on this amazing 8-day cruise. This paradisiac archipelago is made up of rocky islets which are home to many spectacular species of Galapagos wildlife including penguins, the Galapagos Hawk, Nazca Boobies, finches, …
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Devil's Crown Galapagos
$2,381
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Galapagos Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit Cerro Brujo´s lava formations
  • Hike across Española Island
  • Swim and snorkel at Devil´s Crown
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' southeast islands. Take a 5-day adventure and travel from beautiful San Cristobal to Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz Islands. Encounter giant tortoises, snorkel in the crystalline waters, and view …
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Bonita Galapagos Yatch
$56,088
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Bonita

7 Day Itinerary aboard Bonita
  • Discover Dragon Hill
  • Visit Espumilla Beach
  • See unique wildlife at Vicente Roce
  • Hike across Urbina Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 7-day private cruise gives the entire family a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the western islands of the archipelago as a naturalist guide reveals to you its magical secrets. Wonder at ancient tortoises, snorkel with sea lions, and kayak …
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Blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos
$4,490
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Luxury Central Galapagos Islands Cruise

4 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Discover Bartholomew Island
  • Snorkel around Floreana
  • Explore North Seymour Island
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Beautiful and mysterious, vast and fragile, this itinerary through the Galapagos Islands is an extraordinary 4-day voyage through the natural beauty of the world. This cruise across the central region delivers more than white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Exploreinteresting rock formations …
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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$4,483
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Hiking Galapagos

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike Cerro de Las Tijeretas
  • Trek to a fresh water lake
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Explore Tortuga Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Hike through the archipelago's remarkably surreal landscape on this unique land-based Galapagos adventure. The Hiking Galapagos tour is perfect for the traveler that prefers his or her tours active, while also allowing for plenty of flexibility and time to explore the various sites. The tour …
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Pinnacle rock in Bartolome
$6,945
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Natural Paradise
  • Snorkel at Bartholomew Island
  • Visit volcanic Rabida Island
  • Relax on Darwin Bay's white beaches
  • View Galapagos hawks & lava lizards
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Natural Paradise for this complete 8-day Eastern Islands Galapagos cruise. Explore some of the most stunning locations and experience incredible close-up encounters with vast wildlife. Enjoy a dinghy ride at Kicker Rock, encounter Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds …
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White tipped shark
$5,845
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Enjoy Post Office Bay's beaches
  • Visit Devil’s Crown
  • Observe unique wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonder of the Galapagos islands while touring this stunning archipelago. Dip into history, swim with playful sea lions and take stunning photos of the magical landscapes. This 5-day small ship cruise features white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife which makes it the perfectjourney …
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Cruising in the Galapagos
$3,945
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Northern Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Admire Black Turtle Cove's wildlife
  • Snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Santiago's natural beauty
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / El Chato Tortoise Reserve
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this incredible 4-day voyage that visits the central and northern Galapagos Islands. Satisfy your wanderlust with the majesty of the exceptional landscapes, and relax on the picture-perfect beaches. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including, blue-footed bobbies, reef …
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The Natural Paradise cruises the enchanted Galapagos Islands
$105,450
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Private Charter - Eastern Islands Aboard Natural Paradise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Natural Paradise
  • Snorkel at Bartholomew Island
  • Visit volcanic Rabida Island
  • Relax on Darwin Bay's white beaches
  • View Galapagos hawks & lava lizards
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore some of the most stunning locations and experience incredible close-up encounters with vast wildlife. Enjoy a dinghy ride

at Kicker Rock, encounter Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and frigate birds in North Seymour, and visit Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, where giant tortoises …
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Infinity
$105,450
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Private Charter - Southern Islands Aboard Infinity

5 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Enjoy Post Office Bay's beaches
  • Visit Devil’s Crown
  • Observe unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonder of the Galapagos islands while touring this stunning archipelago on this private 5-day cruise! Dip into history, swim with playful sea lions and take stunning photos of the magical landscapes. This small ship cruise features white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife which …
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Infinity
$71,450
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Private Charter - Northern Islands Aboard Infinity

4 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Admire Black Turtle Cove's wildlife
  • Snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Santiago's natural beauty
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / El Chato Tortoise Reserve
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this incredible 4-day voyage that visits the central and northern Galapagos Islands. Admire the majesty of the exceptional landscapes, and relax on the picture-perfect beaches with your own group up to 20 guests! Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including, blue-footed …
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The Natural Paradise cruises the enchanted Galapagos Islands
$49,450
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Private Charter - North Central Islands Aboard Natural Paradise

4 Day Itinerary aboard Natural Paradise
  • Admire El Barranco's amazing views
  • Swim with sea lions at Darwin Bay
  • See Bachas Beach's floating pier
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the North Central Galapagos Islands on this 4-day private charter adventure, balancing adventure and relaxation perfectly.Delight yourself withone of the world's premier wildlife-viewing destinationsaboard the Natural Paradise. Explore Rabida Island, one of the most colorful and …
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Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$3,245
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North Central Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Natural Paradise
  • Admire El Barranco's amazing views
  • Swim with sea lions at Darwin Bay
  • See Bachas Beach's floating pier
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the North Central Galapagos Islands on this 4-day expedition, balancing adventure and relaxation perfectly.Delight yourself withone of the world's premier wildlife-viewing destinationsaboard the Natural Paradise. Explore Rabida Island, one of the most colorful and volcanically varied …
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Alya
$53,200
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Private Charter - Northern Islands Aboard Alya

5 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Swim and snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Genovesa Island's birdlife
  • Hike to Dragon Hill
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close interaction withnumerous bird species such asNazca, blue-, and red-footed boobies. Explore Black Turtle Cove's amazing mangrove lagoon on the …
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Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$6,770
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North & Central Islands + Floreana

6 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Admire Red abd Blue-footed Boobies
  • Swim & snorkel across clear waters
  • Discover North Seymour Island
  • Climb Prince Philip’s Steps
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Swim with sea turtles and manta rays, explore tidal pools and lush mangroves and observe giant tortoises. Be one of the few to experience why Darwin was so inspired by these spectacular islands. Visit one of the most unusual islands in the Galápagos on the North Central Route: Genovesa with …
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