Once you visit these isolated Galpagos Islands that teem with an incredible diversity of marine and animal life, you’ll understand what makes them so special. Embark on this eight-day sailing tour onboard the Reina Silvia Voyager, our custom-built catamaran, which offers comfortable accommodations always close by. While exploring the central and eastern Galpagos Islands, you’ll witness the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz, spot marine life (including three types of boobies) on the volcanic landscapes of Punta Pitt, and hike along a saltwater lagoon on Rbida.
Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.
Quito Puerto Ayora
Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galpagos Islands. Upon arrival, meet the Naturalist Guide and cross to Santa Cruz islands to visit the highlands and the Charles Darwin Research Station before boarding the boat in the late afternoon from Puerto Ayora.
Espaola: Gardner Bay Punta Surez
Enjoy the day on Espaola Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and the bird colonies of Punta Surez. Take guided walks to observe wildlife and have free time for swimming or snorkelling.
San Cristobal: Isla Lobos Punta Pitt
Travel to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the morning to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in the Galpagos. Continue to Isla Lobos on San Cristbal to observe sea lions before landing at Punta Pitt in the afternoon for a walk to observe wildlife, birds and spectacular scenery.
Santa Fe South Plaza
Visit Santa F island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities and views from the oceanside cliffs.
Genovesa: Darwin Bay El Barranco
Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach. Continue to Bartolom for a guided walk to see the island’s dramatic volcanic features and the iconic Pinnacle Rock.
Rbida Chinese Hat
Spend the morning exploring the red sand beaches and salt water lagoons of this tiny island. Look for wading flamingos and nesting pelicans before heading out to do some snorkelling. In the afternoon, discover the lava flows and lava tunnels on the small island of Chinese Hat. After, enjoy a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay.
Disembark in the morning at Baltra to catch the flight back to Quito for one final night on the town.
Depart at any time.