Itinerary E

This 4-day travel plan outlines a journey to the Galapagos Islands. The expedition encompasses visits to five distinct islands, offering the opportunity to encounter a variety of animals, such as sea lions, lava lizards, penguins, reef sharks, turtles, rays, seabirds, fur seals, and sharks. You'll engage in snorkeling across two different bays, expanding your encounter with marine life. Alongside the wildlife encounters, you'll explore the Interpretation Center, a museum detailing the historical human presence in the Galapagos. This extraordinary and memorable excursion promises to provide firsthand experience of the Galapagos Islands' natural splendor and biodiversity.

Day 1: Baltra Airport & Mosquera

AM: Baltra Airport

Arrival at Baltra Airport, our National Park naturalist guide will meet you there.


Mosquera is a barren, rocky sandbar with scattered plants that are salt resistant. As you walk the beach, enjoy watching playful sea lions playing in the surf and tide pools. You can often see endemic lava-gulls flying along the shore in search of food.

Snorkeling: You can snorkel on the northern end of the island, or one of the smaller beaches that are located in the protected side.

Day 2: Sullivan Bay & Bartolome

AM: Sullivan Bay

The hike will help you understand the origins of these islands. The lava flow is very well preserved, giving you the chance to observe the fine textures and patterns of this type of lava that only appears in certain places around the globe. The barren landscape appears to be devoid of any life at first, but if you look closely, there are lava lizards, small birds, and pioneer plants. You can see penguins and pelicans along the coast.

Snorkeling: You can choose to snorkel or swim from either the coral-sand beaches or dinghies. Underwater, it's like exploring a different world. If the land seems almost dead, you can find rays, Galapagos Penguins, sharks, turtles, and large schools of tropical fish.

PM: Bartolome

Bartolome, located in northern Isabela Island and next to a beautiful peach-colored sand beach is a great place for viewing penguins. Pinnacle Rock is located on the north side of the Island, next to the beautiful beach of peach-colored sand.

You will be rewarded with a spectacular view of lunar landscapes and volcanic cones. This view allows you to see many islands, the Pinnacle Rock and bay of Sullivan.

Snorkeling: From the beach, you can choose to snorkel or swim. The area has a reputation as one of the most popular snorkeling spots in Galapagos. This is not just because the water there is clear, calm and inviting, but because you can also find penguins in this region.

Day 3: El Barranco & Darwin Bay

AM: El Barranco

El Barranco está situado en la parte sur de la Bahía Darwin, en la Isla Genovesa. Los acantilados frente al mar son de lava fracturada muy frágil, por lo que es el lugar ideal para que el petrel de las tormentas construya sus colonias, lo que atrae a una importante población de búhos de orejas cortas que depredan las aves nidificantes. Los piqueros de patas rojas y de Nazca abundan a lo largo del sendero. En la base de los acantilados se pueden ver lobos marinos de Galápagos descansando en zonas de sombra, así como varias especies de aves marinas.

Snorkel: Se puede practicar snorkel a lo largo de los acantilados, donde hay muchos peces y grandes posibilidades de ver tiburones, rayas y leones marinos.

PM: Bahía de Darwin

Genovesa es una de las islas favoritas de los observadores de aves, ya que alberga grandes colonias de aves marinas. Desde el momento en que ponga un pie en la playa se sorprenderá por el ruido de cientos de piqueros, gaviotas y fragatas que sobrevuelan sus cabezas, se posan en los arbustos o anidan en el terreno arenoso. El sendero es toda una experiencia de vida salvaje, ya que hay animales por todas partes: leones marinos e iguanas marinas cerca del mar; garzas nocturnas, gaviotas de lava y de cola bifurcada, pinzones de Darwin, palomas de Galápagos, sinsontes y muchas más especies tierra adentro.

Snorkel: La bahía ofrece varios lugares para practicar snorkel; desde aguas profundas a lo largo de los acantilados al otro lado de la bahía, hasta aguas poco profundas junto a la playa. En cualquier caso, hay muchos peces que ver y grandes posibilidades de ver tiburones, rayas y leones marinos.

Day 4: Interpretation Center

AM: Interpretation Center

This center, located on the edge of Puerto Baquerizo is dedicated to the human history in Galapagos. This permanent exhibit will guide you from the time of early Spanish explorers up to present day, with illustrious guests such as Charles Darwin.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador.


  • Airport assistance
  • Transfers in Galapagos
  • Accommodation in double cabin
  • All meals during the cruise
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide
  • All visits and 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
  • Galapagos Transit card
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Local Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Service do not specified


  • Pahoehoe lava, Galapagos penguins, oystercatchers, Galapagos hawks.
  • Galapagos sea lions, lava gulls, oystercatchers, shorebirds.
  • Volcanic landscapes, Pinnacle rock, blue- footed boobies, herons, sea lions, sharks.