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This adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galápagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore – so your time on the water is limited to commuting between islands. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays, and the Galápagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time – and optional activities abound.

Arrive in Santa Cruz and transfer to your hotel.

  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Highlights: #Island, briefing #

Overnight: Hotel Lobo de Mar (or similar)

Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the giant tortoise’s natural habitat. In the afternoon, kayak the Itabaca Canal and snorkeling.

  • Santa Cruz Highlands excursion
  • Kayaking (Itabaca Canal)
  • Snorkeling (Itabaca Canal)

Highlights: #excursion, tortoises, kayaking, snorkeling#
Overnight: Hotel Lobo de Mar  (or similar)

Free morning Santa Cruz, before going to Floreana, where there are opportunities to swim and snorkel. In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to the highlands of Floreana.

Please note that travel between islands is done by speedboat. The ride can be quite rough, especially from July to December. Make sure to bring sea sickness medication if you are prone to sea sickness.

  • Speedboat transfer to Floreana Island
  • Black Beach Snorkeling
  • Floreana Highlands excursion
  • Free Time
  • Floreana Community Restaurants·     

Highlights: #snorkeling, freetime, community#
Overnight: Floreana Lava Lodge (or similar)

Visit to Lobería, swim and snorkel. Optional; to explore the area around Black Beach.

  • Lobería snorkeling excursion
  • Floreana community restaurants

Highlights: #snorkeling, community, beach, swiming#
Overnight: Floreana Lava Lodge (or similar)

In Isabela Island, enjoy a kayak excursion near Tintoreras and then jump in for a snorkel nearby.

  • Speedboat transfer to Isabela Island
  • Las Tintoreras excursion
  • Snorkeling

Highlights: #excursion, snorkeling, tintoreras#
Overnight: Hotel Tintoreras (or similar)

Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano. Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on the way back to town. Option to take surfing lessons on the nearby beach.

  • Private vehicle
  • Sierra Negra Volcano excursions

Highlights: #excursion, volcano, hiking#
Overnight: Hotel Tintoreras (or similar)

Free day to Isabela Island; choose from snorkeling, surfing or a variety of other activities before returning to Santa Cruz by speedboat.

  • Speedboat transfer to Santa Cruz Island
  • Free Time

Highlights: #seescape, sports, relax, wildlife#
Overnight: Hotel Lobo de Mar (or similar)

Depart at any time.

Highlights: #transfer, city#

End of services

  • Price from $2549 p/p
  • Min: 2 people/Max: 16 people


  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Bilingual guide
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Visits and excursions detailed in the intinerary
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners


  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Additional activities
  • Tips

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