Itinerary A 5 Days

Day 1: San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island

Arrival at San Cristobal Airport, our National Park Naturalist Guide will meet you.

Lobos Island

Lobos Island is a tiny islet that is separated from San Cristobal, by a narrow canal. It forms a bay protected where young sea lions can play in tide pools. The island, despite its size, is packed full of wildlife. As you approach the island, you will see groups of sea lions. However, as you move inland you will find male frigatebirds perched in the trees and bushes, displaying their red inflated balloons. You can also see the famous blue-footed boobies courtship dance. They often nest on the path.

Day 2: Española Island: Gardner Bay & Suarez Point

Gardner Bay

Gardner Beach is one of the best beaches in Galapagos. The fine coral sand, turquoise waters and sea lions basking on the beach give the area a tropical look. The beach is a great place to learn more about sea lions, other species like the Espanola mockingbird and marine iguanas, as well as Galapagos Hawks.

Suarez Point

The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the best nature trails in the world.

The amount of wildlife and the diversity is amazing. The first to greet us will be sea lions and marine Iguanas. They are followed by large flocks of seabirds such as Nazca, Blue-footed and Nazca boobies. We will also visit the colony of waved Albatross, the biggest bird on the island and the one that is most fascinating because of their powerful flight and intricate courtship. The only place you can see the waved albatross up close is at Espanola.

Day 3: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay, Cormorant Point & Devil's Crown

Post Office Bay

Floreana, a fictional town in the 1930s and 1940s that is based on the stories of German settlers who lived there and the baroness. This fascinating tale is filled with murders, mysterious disappearances, and unsolved crimes.

Whalers used the bay to anchor and then go to higher elevations for freshwater or tortoises. The majority of boats that visited the Galapagos eventually had to stop here, and a mail system was set up more than two centuries ago. A barrel on the beach served as a way for ships to communicate with each other or the rest of the world. The mail system, which is still used today, allows you to send postcards outside the Galapagos.

The area has a beautiful small beach, a lava tube, and is perfect for boat tours. You can look out for small sharks, sea lions (or sea otters), shorebirds or Galapagos Penguins.

Cormorant Point a Devil's Crown

Punta Cormorant, located north of Floreana, is famous for its lagoon, which is home to American flamingos, pintails with white cheeks, and black-necked Stilts. The beach is white and is an important nesting area for green turtles. We can see reef sharks, rays and a lot of flamingos. A small group of blue-footed boobies has started breeding right next to the trail in the past few years. It is also an excellent trail for endemic plant viewing.


Day 4: Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe is located in one of the best bays on the Galapagos. The landing site at Santa Fe has a giant Prickly Pear Cactus, and barren lava rocks. This location is surrounded by turquoise water, white sand and a colony of large sea lions basking on the beach. Look down to see the Santa Fe Land Iguanas. Also, keep an eye out for Galapagos Hawks that perch on top of cactus plants in search of prey. Darwin finches are common, as well as Galapagos doves. Mockingbirds, lava lizards and mockingbirds.

South Plaza Island

Only South Plaza can be visited. North Plazas, however, is reserved for research. It is only a tiny islet but is packed with wildlife. You will find Galapagos land Iguanas under the prickly pear cactus, waiting to feed their fruit. You can see sea lion pups playing in the tide pools as well as large males guarding their territory. You can see many different seabirds on the trail, including frigatebirds (red-billed tropicalbirds), boobies (swallow-tailed, pelicans, and boobies). The reddish succulent plants with scattered cactus cover most islands, creating a carpet-like appearance.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station

Charles Darwin Station, a non-profit organization that has worked with Galapagos National Park for many decades to protect the unique biodiversity of the islands. You will be able to learn more about the joint projects of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Station in order to preserve the indigenous species as well as eradicate the invasive species that threaten the environment. The reproduction of giant tortoises has been one of the key and most emblematic projects. This visit takes place mostly outside in an amazing native dry forest, with many interesting plants and giant cactus. The area is also an excellent place to see several Darwin finches as well as mockingbirds, flycatchers and other native birds.


  • Airport assistance
  • Transfers in Galapagos
  • Accommodation in double cabin
  • All meals during the cruise
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide
  • All visits & excursions according to the itinerary
  • Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins)
  • Kayaks, paddle boards
  • Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
  • Wetsuits, soft drinks, beach towels

Not Included

  • Local flight to/from Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee
  • Entrada al Parque Nacional Galápagos
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Local Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Service do not specified


  • Galapagos sea lions, marine Iguanas, magnificent & great frigatebirds, blue-footed Boobies, San Cristobal Lava Lizards.
  • Coral sand beach, Galapagos hawks, Española mockingbirds, Darwin finches.
  • Waved Albatross, Nazca Boobies, Red-billed Tropicbirds, Swallow-tailed gulls, herons, herons.
  • Sea turtles, finches, shorebirds, penguins.
  • American flamingo, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, Galapagos shearwaters, sea turtle nesting site.
  • Giant cactus, Galapagos doves, reef sharks.
  • Galapagos land iguanas, pelicans, Galapagos shearwaters, swallow-tailed gulls.
  • Galapagos giant tortoise & land iguanas breeding program, Galapagos flycatchers, yellow warblers.