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Galapagos Habitat

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This 5-day begins by exploring the Santa Cruz highlands to see Galapagos' wildlife firsthand. Based out of the comfortable beachfront hotel, Galapagos Habitat, you'll embark on the Windrose for three incredible day tours, sailing to explore the neighboring islands. Your daily adventures of trekking, snorkeling and wildlife viewing are sure to be unforgettable! 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Baltra | Santa Cruz, Highlands | Charles Darwin Station
Days 2-4 : Exploring the Galapagos Islands
Day 5 : Gemelos | Transfer Out


  • Visit the world famous Charles Darwin Station
  • Explore Chinese Hat and admire unique views of the archipelago
  • Hike on Dragon Hill, named after the iguanas, considered the local “dragons”.

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  • Independent

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Sunset in the Galapagos South Plaza Island The iconic feet of a Blue-Footed Booby Sea Lion enjoying the warm sun Massive Tortoise in the Galapagos

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 2-4 Exploring the Galapagos Islands

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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 5 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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  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 4 Nights Hotel
  • 5 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
  • Travel Insurance
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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