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Galapagos Habitat

Hotel-Based Tour - Example 3 Day Tour
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This tour takes you along the coast and up into the highlands to see the Galapagos' biodiversity and to witness first-hand the wildlife and unique scenery of the "Enchanted Islands." Followed by a one-day sailing option and ending your adventure with a visit to the stunning Gemelos, located on the heart of Santa Cruz. Travelers stay active with hiking and snorkeling excursions, but there is plenty of time to relax at the lodge or on the beach.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Baltra | Santa Cruz, Highlands | Charles Darwin Station
Day 2 : Exploring the Galapagos Islands
Day 3 : Los Gemelos | Transfer Out


  • Observe the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises at the Charles Darwin Station
  • Enjoy close encounters with Blue-footed boobies and colorful frigate birds
  • Visit the Gemelos Craters, surrounded by endemic Scalesia forests

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Galapagos Habitat
  • Highlands
  • Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • South Plaza Island


Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Galapagos Tortoise close up Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago Blue footed booby Hiker stopping for a photograph in the Galapagos Sea lion on North Seymour

Day 1 Arrive Baltra | Santa Cruz, Highlands | Charles Darwin Station

Arrive early in the morning at Baltra airport where you'll meet your guide and start your Galapagos adventure. After taking the quick ferry to Santa Cruz, visit the Highlands, where Giant Tortoises can be seen in their natural habitat. Followed by a tour of the Charles Darwin Station, an important research facility with an extensive collection of Galapagos plant life specimens. Make your way to the Galapagos Habitat Hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at the hotel.

Day 2 Exploring the Galapagos Islands

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A variety of island visits will be offered during your stay. Choose to investigate this diverse marine environment by partaking in daily yacht excursions aboard the Windrose to such islands as South Plaza, North Seymour, Bartolome, Santa Fe, or Santiago. The exact itinerary will depend on the day you've decided to start your tour all of them offering incredible trekking, snorkeling, and swimming options for you. View details here.

Day 3 Los Gemelos | Transfer Out

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast at the Galapagos Habitat, visit the spectacular Gemelos or Twin Craters, located in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. These craters are surrounded by endemic Scalesia forests. Then take the Ferry to Baltra and transfer to the Baltra Airport to catch your flight to the mainland.  

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Hotel
  • 3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Gear Rental
    • Snorkeling Equipment


  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Park Entrance Fee
    • Galapagos entrance fee
  • INGALA Transit Control Card:
  • Wetsuits
    • Available on board
  • Alcoholic and non specified beverages
  • Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
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