6-Day Magic of Isabela Galapagos Tour Packages
Our six-day Magic of Isabela Galapagos Tour Packages program focuses on Isabela Island, the “Lost Paradise” of the Galapagos, while also visiting Santa Cruz Island. You will travel by land and in small boats through the most incredible habitats found in the Galapagos Islands.
Travel to the awesome moonlike volcanic landscape of Sierra Negra Volcano and the natural habitat of the Giant Tortoises in the Highlands of Santa Cruz. Get close with the unique wildlife that makes the Galapagos such a magical and unforgettable place.
Start Date: Every day
Activities: Short hikes, snorkelling, navigating, and wildlife viewing.
Age range: 1 yr – active 60’s.
Trip Style: Soft adventure.
Package Type: All-inclusive
Wildlife to See: Galapagos Pinguins, Galapagos Sea Lions, Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, Blue-Footed Boobies, Flamingos, Frigate Birds, Pelicans, Darwin´s Finches, Galapagos Fly-Catchers, Galapagos Mockingbirds, and more.
|DAY 1||Arrive Baltra – Transfer to |
Overnight at Isabela Island.
|DAY 2||OPTION 1 |
Volcan Sierra Negra & Chico.
Overnight in Isabela.
|OPTION 2: (extra charge) |
Full Day: Visit Cabo Rosa aka. Tuneles.
Overnight in Isabela.
|DAY 3|| Tintoreras Islet |
Overnight in Isabela.
Kayaks in Puerto Villamil – El Faro
|DAY 5||Speedboat to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz)|
Highlands & Ch. Darwin Station
Overnight at Santa Cruz
|DAY 6|| Transfer out Baltra Airport |
Visit “The Twins” on way out
Airfare not included
The price of the tour does not include air tickets. We will gladly help your with the booking of the ticket from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos. You may also book the flights on your own if cheaper. PLEASE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, which islands you, will arrive and leave from, and if you choose to book your own flight please try to book your arrival in the morning (before 11am) and your departure in the late afternoon (12 pm or after) so that you don’t miss any part of the tour. You can book your flight either through TAME, AEROGAL, LAN, or TAME (recommended).
We work with both hotel and local restaurants alike for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This also depends on the chosen hotel class, as some hotels have restaurant services, in which case food will be served on the hotel restaurant. Meals are served in the “meal of the day” style. In case food is not served at the hotel, the guide will specify the chosen restaurant (no transfers to and from the restaurants to the hotels are included in the cost of the program. However, distances are all at a minimum walking distance in Galapagos).LUNCH AND DINNER during our tours consist on the meal of the day (not a la carte). Most provisions are bought in form the mainland to Galapagos; hence, a limited variety of food can be found. If you require vegetarian meals let us know ahead of time so we can make all arrangements necessary within the possibilities
We organize excursion with local naturalist guides for each island (and sometimes for each activity). The guides will accompany you throughout all excursions, give explanations of the islands (flora and fauna) and coordinate the activities each day. Regarding lunch and dinner, the guide will specify the restaurant designated but he will not accompany you during this time. The guide’s activities will start and end with each daily excursion. The guide will not go with you on the speedboats between islands either. We work with local and independent guides certified by the Galapagos National Park – if you feel that their guidance does not meet your expectations, feel free to leave a complaint at the National Park Direction, if possible at the time of the tour, to help improve the quality of service in the islands.
We recommend that you take a seasickness pill before each ride between islands if you are prone to seasickness. It is also recommended that you carry small plastic bags with you in case of seasickness. The speedboats are not completely covered so please make sure that valuable objects and electronics are stored in a plastic bag. The guide will not go with you on the speedboats but a new guide will greet you on the other side. There are no services onboard as the speedboat space is limited and the journey is relatively short. A water taxi ride is sometimes required (depending on the tide) from the dock to the speedboat; the cost is 1 USD per person and per ride. Please, make sure you bring cash in small denominations in case this expense is needed. This is a Public service out of our control.
Schedule of Excursions
The schedule of the excursions will be coordinated and determined locally through the guide and those responsible for the operations. The guide will indicate what time each activity will start. The transfers between islands on the public speedboats are the only activities that have fixed departure times.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Activities and procedures my be subject to change or modification without prior warning depending on necessary operational variations, seasonal changes, weather conditions, and adjustments in policies set by the Galapagos National Park, and /or other unforeseen circumstances.
The Galapagos Islands natural beauties are ideal for sports and adventure activities. Its landscapes and wildlife make it a unique oportunity to interact with nature for adventure seekers. But don¿t forget that the Galapgos National Park has some regulations to protect the islands
Make sure you check out this helpful tips and help us lead a responsible and respectful tourism on this beautiful yet delicate ecosystem. Get the best out of your Galapagos adventure as a conscious tourist!!
Respect Park Rules…
- Do not touch or disturb the animals or plants – apart from environmental harm, you can be bitten or stung
- Dot not collect anything from land or the oceans, only remove the rubbish.
- Do not go outside of the snorkeling area/land trail specified by your guide.
- Small animals and tortoises can be in the middle of the road – watch your step or bike trail
- Do not attempt to wander on your own into some locations – you can get easily lost, specially at the highlands
- Check all your equipment before every excursion, report any damage beforehand
- Multisport itineraries require a good physical condition, make sure you are up to the chalenge
- Stay hydrated at all times on every excursion – it can get really hot on the warm season (up to 31°C/88°F ) – all hotels have free water dispensers
- Use plenty of sunscreen
- Wear a hat
Make Sure You Bring…
- Passport valid for 6 months
- Special medications if needed
- Walking shoes and comfortable clothes
- Internet is available on Santa Cruz and San Cristobal – service is poor on Isabela Is.
- Cash machines are available on Santa Cruz or San Cristóbal – we recommend bringing all cash (for extra expenses) for the mainland, as machines are unreliable.