North Seymour Island is home to magnificent frigate birds, Galapagos sea-lions, and blue-footed bobies. This beautiful island is known for its dry vegetation. You can enjoy a dinghy ride or hiking on it.
The small island is surrounded by Opuntia Cacti. It was created by rising lava. This island is home to the largest colonies of sea lions and colorful red and yellow land iguanas. Sesuvium is the most distinctive plant. Its color changes from a greenish-yellowish tone in the rainy season to a bright red during the dry season (end June through January).
Rabida Island (Jervis), one of the archipelago's most beautiful and volcanically diverse islands, is a wonderful snorkeling spot. The island is home to a beautiful maroon sandy beach with stunning views of breathtaking landscapes. It is home to nine species of Galapagos Hawks, nine types of finches, brown pelicans and large-billed flycatchers.
You'll travel to Bartholomew Island, where you will find the Pinnacle Rock. Bartholomew is an extinct volcano that has a variety red, orange and black volcanic formations. You will be able to enjoy the most spectacular views of the islands by following a path of stairs up to the summit of this volcano. This will take about 30-40 minutes. A beautiful, small beach will be visited that is surrounded only by barren islands. This beach is ideal for snorkeling, where you might even swim with Galapagos penguins.
You will be visiting Sullivan Bay, which is located in the southeast corner of Santiago. Because of the lava flows, this area is very interesting. The lava flows have created small volcanoes that rise to the top of the mountain.
Dragon Hill, located in northern Santa Cruz Island, is a visitors' spot that consists of a 1,600m long trail that passes through three environments. It is very rugged. It's great for snorkeling at high tide. This is where you will find the typical intertidal and dry zones of vegetation.
Los Gemelos or the Twin Craters are found on opposite sides of the road from Puerto Ayora and Baltra. This name is a metaphor. These formations are not actually craters. They were formed by the collapse of underground material in fissures and chambers. It is stunning.
Continue on to Baltra Airport for your return flight to the Mainland.