Looking for more than a cruise to the islands? A week of touring the less-explored parts of the Galpagos Islands is the answer. Well start in Santa Cruz, then head to Floreana to stay on a part of the island that sees less visitors than the rest. From there its on to Isabela for a few days of hiking, snorkelling, and visiting the islands main highlights. Top that off with a hike up Sierra Negra Volcano the second-largest volcanic crater in the world along with the Galpagos typical array of exotic wildlife and prepare to be amazed.
Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.
Puerto AyoraFloreana Island
In the morning, walk to Las Grietas located across Academy Bay, walk through a rugged cactus forest on the way to this stunning lagoon. In the afternoon, hop on a speedboat to nearby Floreana Island. Stay in the G Adventures-supported community guesthouses and eat meals in the community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island.
Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area’s natural history.
Floreana IslandIsabela Island
Travel to Isabela Island. Hike up the active Sierra Negra Volcano and walk around the rim of the largest volcanic crater in the archipelago.
Enjoy free time in the morning, opt to take a wildlife boat excursion to ‘Islote Tintoreras’ to view breeding white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Later, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.
Isabela IslandPuerto Ayora
Travel by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island. Later, enjoy a walk to Tortuga Bay, opt for a kayak, surf lessons or swim in the turquoise water.
Depart at any time.