Albatros de Galapagos

Isabela Island

After arriving to Isabela we will pick you up for lunch, after which a boat takes us to the ”Tintoreras” islets, where a walk among lava formations inhabited by marine iguanas leads us to a channel where you can closely observe the white-tipped reef sharks, also known as Tintoreras. After this we will snorkel among penguins, sea turtles and a variety of reef fish, a combination that is possible only in Galapagos. The following day you can choose between the tours outlined below.

 

Trip Details


- EASY to MODERATE, depending on activities selection
- Start / ends in Baltra
- 4 days / 3 nightss duration (optional 5 days)
- Personalized attention
- Daily hikes and snorkeling. Optional activities
- Certified Naturalist Guides
Itinerario
Day 1 Flight from Baltra to Isabela. Lunch. Las Tintoreras, visit and snorkeling
Day 2 Excursion to Sierra Negra volcano. Hiking
Day 3 Lava tunels. Visit by boat and snorkeling. Free afternoon on Villamil town and beach
Day 4 Flight back to Baltra. Trip extension to Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal or return to continental Ecuador.

Itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions and guests preferences

Prices
Duration Price (per person)
4 days / 3 nights USD 1.280
5 days / 4 nights USD 1.660

- Prices per person based on double occupancy
- Single supplement: + 50%
- Children under 12 years: 30% discount (sharing room with their parents)

Prices valid until December 31, 2017

4-day program includes:

- 3 nights lodging in Isabela Island (see options below)
- 2 all day excursions: guided visits, hikes and snorkeling, (see options below)
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Private transfers, personalized attention

Not Included:

- Internal flight Quito - Galapagos - Quito: USD 499 per person (subject to change)
- Internal flight Baltra - Isabela / Isabela - Baltra: USD 160 per person per way (subject to change)
- Galapagos National Park entrance fee: US$ 100 (subject to change)
- Galapagos Transit Control Card: US$ 20 (subject to change)
- Tips; alcoholic beverages; personal expenses

Note: Flight rates and park fee are subject to change without previous notification

Day excursions in Isabela
tour diario
Sierra Negra Volcano (included)

This tour takes us to the edge of the caldera of the Sierra Negra volcano. Hikes will take you around much of the caldera to Volcan Chico. Sierra Negra is an active volcano that had its most recent eruption in October 2005. With more than 10 km in diameter, this caldera is considered one of the largest in the world and this volcano is considered the most ancient of Isabela Island.

Humedales Isabela
Breeding Centre and Wetlands (optional)

The Galapagos National Park has a giant tortoise breeding Center in Isabela Island. Your visit is worth to be a very educational centre on the recovery of tortoises. Here we see a subspecies known as “aplastada” (crushed), by the shape of its carapace. Here we take a path to the wetlands, where we observe several species of shore birds, flamingos, etc. Eventually the trail leads up to the “Wall of Tears”.

Los túneles, Isabela
lava Tunels (included) (seasonal)

A hidden paradise where you can only arrive by boat. Crossing the break you get to this amazing site, formed by a combination of volcanic eruptions and the erosive action of the sea, resulting in an ideal place for photography, observation of penguins, rays, sea turtles, white tip reef sharks, and an unforgettable experience of snorkeling in crystal clear and calm waters.

Trip level

Hikes through nature trails, on sand, dirt or volcanic rock. Snorkeling in waters which vary its temperature during the year between 16 and 26°C. Some hikes, such as the Sierra Negra Volcano, can be STRENUOUS and require good fitness, but we can make modifications according to the capacity and preferences of the participants.

Lodging
Galapagos 15 días
Iguana Crossing

Located in front of the beach, just across the street, far enough from town noise and before the wetlands. This hotel offers you the tranquility of a paradise with all the comforts you can wish. It has swimming pool, Jacuzzi, bar, restaurant and an excellent gastronomy offer. Its comfortable rooms overlook the volcano or the sea with large balconies, king or double beds and the comforts of a luxury hotel.

Related programs

To travel to the Galapagos it is necessary to arrive before to Quito or Guayaquil, where local flights depart to the Islands. It may be necessary to stay additional nights before and after the cruise in one of these cities. Select our program "Quito Pre trip" or request any additional nights to suit your needs.

You can add days to this trip and extend it with our programs of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz Islands. You can also add a naturalist or diving cruise.

Select any of our programs in the Andes, the Amazon and the Coast of continental Ecuador before or after the cruise.

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