Itinerary A 4 Days

Day 1: San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island

Lobos Island

Our naturalist guide will greet us at the airport in San Cristobal and we'll board our M/C.
Lunch with Anali. After our lunch, we'll navigate to Lobos Island. The island is crossed by an 850 meter long trail at this visitor's site. This site is home to a few nesting blue-footed boobies, common frigate and the two sea lion species that inhabit the archipelago. The calm waters and shallow depths make this a good place for snorkeling.

  • Possible Activities: Hiking – snorkeling – panga ride
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Landing Type: Dry
  • Wildlife: Sea lions, manta rays, sea turtles, blue-footed boobies and frigate birds
Day 2: South Plazas Island & Santa Fe Island

South Plazas Island

We will visit the colorful South Plazas after a landing at one of the oldest docks in the archipelago. Here, you can see the vibrant green land iguanas, the deep-red Sesuvium and the coppery orange land iguanas. The impressive seaward cliffs are the ideal perch for coastal birds. It is a good place to see the sea lions, both adults and pups, swimming along the coast.
  • Possible Activities: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Landing Type: Dry
  • Wildlife: Land iguanas, finches, sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls and red-billed tropic birds

Santa Fe Island

We will visit a beach with white sand where the sea lions usually relax after a landing. The endemic land iguana is larger and yellower than the land iguanas found on other islands. Here you will also find the largest prickly-pear cacti of all Galapagos.
  • Possible Activities: Hiking – snorkeling – panga ride - kayaking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Landing Type: Wet
  • Wildlife: Galapagos hawks, Santa Fe land iguanas, sea lions, green sea turtles and lava lizards
Day 3: Santiago Island: Chinese Hat & Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

Santiago Island: Chinese Hat

This island is less than one quarter square kilometer in size. Its shape resembles a Chinese Hat. From the north, you can best appreciate its shape. On the west side, you can see coral-head lava formations that were formed beneath the sea, and then raised up.
Enjoy the stunning landscapes dominated by colonies of sea lions, marine iguanas and Galapagos Penguins.
  • Possible Activities: Hiking – snorkeling – panga ride - kayaking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Landing Type: Wet
  • Wildlife: White-cheeked pintail ducks, colorfulfish, sea lions, penguins, Galapagos hawks, white-tipped reef sharks, lava lizards,sea lions, and marine iguanas

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

On Santa Cruz’s northwestern shore, we head to Cerro dragon (dry landing), where we visit the saltwater lagoon that is home to Greater Flamingos. We can also see a land iguana's nest site.
  • Possible Activities: Hiking – snorkeling
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Landing Type: Dry
  • Wildlife: Flamingos, Darwin's finches, white‐cheeked pintail ducks, and land iguanas
Day 4: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station
Visit Charles Darwin Research Station and observe the giant tortoises of different islands. The giant tortoises are kept in semi-natural pens for their safety, as well as to make it easier for visitors.
We will then continue to Baltra Airport to catch our flight back to Ecuador.
  • Possible Activities: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Landing Type: Dry
  • Wildlife: Galapagos tortoises


  • Programmed visits tothe islands with a certified English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Kayaks
  • Long Wetsuits
  • All meals on board
  • Tea, coffee, water and natural juices

Not Included

  • Air tickets for Galapagos flights
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • Transit control card
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages
  • Crew and guide tips, personal expenses


  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Panga ride
  • Kayaking