Arrival at Baltra Airport
Santa Cruz, the largest island in the Central Islands, is the home of many popular tourist attractions and Puerto Ayora, the biggest human settlement.
Turtle Cove, a lagoon of red mangroves on Santa Cruz Island is an excellent example of the way mangroves change marine environments to produce a unique and rich habitat. Sea turtles and rays will be visible, as well as sharks and seabirds.
Genovesa, an eroded volcanic flat island with a submerged caldera, is a volcanic island that is flat and eroded.
This area is dominated by steep cliffs. The area hosts thousands of frigatebirds as well as red-footed bobies.
This site is an excellent place to see the "short-eared" owl. Fur seals, seabirds of different species and other wildlife can be seen during the boat rides.
You can hike to the top of Bartolome and enjoy a breathtaking view. Around Pinnacle Rock, you can see sea lions or penguins. The sandy beach is great for swimming and snorkeling.
Sombrero Chino, a small island of volcanic origin located just southeast of Santiago. Named after its shape, the island is a small volcanic island. The fauna includes the Galapagos Penguin, Sea Lions and marine iguanas.
Rabida, a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea with dark coral-sand beaches. The lagoon, with its flamingos, the pelican breeding site, the sea lion bachelor colonies, and the snorkeling area at the end are all highlights.
Dragon Hill can be found on the northwest side of Santa Cruz Island. There are small lagoons filled with flamingos and Palo Santos trees as well as Opuntia Cactus.
In the Santa Cruz highlands, you can see Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat.
The Charles Darwin Station is both a National Park Information Center and a Research Facility. Charles Darwin Station is home to a land iguana and giant tortoise breeding program.
Plazas is made up of two small islands, which were raised from the ocean and separated by a narrow channel. South Plazas is the only one with a visitor's site. Highlights include tall Opuntia Cactus and land and marine Iguanas. A rocky cliff overlooking the ocean is also used as a nesting area for red-billed tropical birds, gulls and seal lion bachelor colonies.
Santa Fe, a 24km2 island is smaller. Santa Fe visitor center is situated on the north-east end of the Island. Santa Fe's land iguanas are one of the highlights. Other attractions include a sea lion colony and mockingbirds.
Espanola, the oldest island in the Southern Archipelago is also the most southern. Due to its isolated location, a wide range of unique endemic species have evolved.
The site is located in the northeastern part of the island. It has an extensive white-sand beach that's home to sea lion colonies.
Snorkeling is possible on these islands, where you can see a variety of fishes and animals, including turtles, coral reef sharks, tropical fishes, etc.
Punta Suarez has a wide variety of wildlife. The blowhole is located along the cliff where the seawater can be forced up to 20 metres into the air. Highlights include the Waved Albatross that is only found in Hood (April to December), Galapagos Hawks and blue-footed, Nazca, and Espanola Lava Lizards.
These twin sunken craters, surrounded by the Scalecia tree endemic to the area, are called the Twins. These twin craters are beautiful in their natural state and host yellow warblers, finches and other birds.
Flights to Quito and Guayaquil