Come stay with us to explore and relax the beautiful island of Isabela. We will guide you through the islands many attractions and you will also have some time to relax by yourself. Go to the beach, snorkel and take fantastic walks along the beach. You will stay in our hotel, located directly on the beach, have breakfast on our veranda every morning an become neighbors with the penguins, sealions or flamingos. Or stay in our sister hotel next door and stay in paradise for less.
We wake up every morning in this South Pacific dream with fantastic beaches and wonderful climate. There is a lot to do for those who want, you can also take advantage and relax in this fabulous environment.
For them that wants to see even more can book an optional tour to Lovely St. Cruz or Highlights of San Cristobal and get the ultimate Galapagos tour.
What is included in the tour
- Tourguide English/Spanish speaking on all tours
- Hotel in Puerto Villamil (6n)
- Hotel in Puerto Ayora (1n)
- Breakfast (6 mornings)
- Walking tour to Flamingo Lake and Turtle Center / Half day tour with guide
- Snorkeling Tour - Concha y Perla // Half day tour with guide
- Boat trip to Tintoreras // Half day tour with guide
- Bus and hiking tour to Sierra Negra Volcano// Half day tour with guide
- Farm Tour to the highlands// Half day tour with guide
- Transfer in and out with speedboat from Puerto Ayora
What is NOT included in the tour
Air Ticket Quito/Guayaquil to Baltra Galapagos (can be booked in stage 3)
Entrance fees Galapagos National Park 100.00 USD + TRANSIT CARD 20.00 USD+ ISABELA Entrance fee 10.00 USD. To be paid upon arrival.
- Snorkeling Tour – Los Tuneles // Aprox. 6 hours, with guide, can be booked beforehand
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Stunning South Pacific Beaches
- The worlds second largest volcano crater
- Amazing snorkling
- The most northern living penguins in the world
- Fantastic Carribien beaches
Day 1 Transfer to Isabela Relax
We will pick you up in Quito, Guayaquil or Baltra (Galapagos Island). When you land in Baltra we will meet you and take you across this little island and take you to the main island, Santa Cruz, where we go to the main city Puerto Ayora.
At 14:00 we will take the speedboat for Isabela. The shuttle is a bumpy ride so prepare for a small adventure. From the docks of Isabela, we will take a short ride to our hotel. Once you have checked in at the hotel, our guide will take you for a walk in the village to show you the shops and restaurants that you may want to try during your stay here.
Day 2-8 Hotel in Isabela with tours included.
Breakfast at the hotel every morning. Sit on the veranda or inside in kitchen and have a relaxed breakfast. Now our exciting adventure begins in one of the world's most mythical places. The most important part for us is that you may now explore these wonderful islands in your own pace. To many hurries there way though the Galapagos.
We offer a complementary tour almost every day and you can decide if you want to go on every tour or just the ones you find interesting. Our weekly schedule is as follows:
Monday; Walking tour to Flamingo Lake and Turtle Center / Half day tour with guide
The excursion starts from our hotel and we walk along the beach. We then continue on paths and bridges over Lake Flamingo, where we can see many of the seabirds, such as flamingos, ibis, shorebirds and many others. The lake is also home to many of the marine iguanas that rest in the brackish water. We later reach the "Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes", a research station where it breeds giant turtles. We see many different species and ages of the giant turtles; some species are on the verge of extinction. After an interesting visit here, we slowly walk back and can take a siesta.
Tuesday; Snorkeling Tour - Concha y Perla // Half day tour with guide
Snorkeling day for beginners and tourists. We walk towards El Embarcadero, a beautiful walk through a mangrove area that takes us to a shallow bay perfect for swimming and snorkeling. When snorkeling in this bay, it is common to find shoals of fish, playful sea lions, and the occasional Galapagos penguin and rays. A few times we have even seen small sharks coming in to rest. Come here on a hot day and you will discover the perfect way to take a time out.
Wednesday; Boat trip to Tintoreras // Half day tour with guide
Today we want to explore the Tintoreras, a set of small islands within Villamil's bay. We leave from the port in a smaller boat for up to 15 persons. We cross into the bay and to the small islands called "Tintoreras". At our first stop we will hike through a lava landscape among big colonies of marine iguanas (seasonal). During our boat trip we will try to find the penguins. The islands are the northernmost point where you can find wild penguins - the only tropical penguin on the planet that nests in the northern hemisphere. On the way back, we stop to snorkel at small beaches and give way. We can see sharks, sea lions, sea turtles and various species of rays. A much-appreciated trip
Thursday; Arrival and departure day.
Friday; Snorkeling Tour – Los Tuneles // Aprox. 6 hours, with guide (cost $ 120)
For those who love sea and snorkeling, this is a dream. Perhaps one of the top three snorkeling spots in the Galapagos Islands. We walk to the harbor where our boat departs from the main pier. This boat ride takes about an hour and will get us to Los Tuneles. Along the way, we may see large Giant Mantas and sea turtles on the surface. Getting into the bay where Los Tuneles is located can be a tricky affair regarding the surf, but once inside the bay it is calm and the water is crystal clear. It's like snorkeling in an aquarium! Here we can see sharks resting, sealions and turtles. Los Tuneles is an amazing place.
Saturday; Bus and hiking tour to Sierra Negra Volcano// Half day tour with guide
Today we enter a world of geological history. Our transportation will take us up to the highlands of Isabela. From there we start our hike to reach the edge of the Sierra Negra volcano, an active volcano that last erupted on October 22, 2005. We hike along the edge of this colossal 9x8 km lava-filled crater. Up to this point it is a relatively easy hike. Those who want can continue to Vulcan Chico, a slightly tougher hike. On this side it will be a more barren lava landscape, it takes almost an hour to the reminiscent Volcano Chico. We then return the same way. The bus is waiting for us to take us back to the hotel. (Outbreak https://youtu.be/PJ0oXZAJw-k)
Sunday; Free and Relaxing day (Farm Tour to the highlands// Half day tour with guide)
Maybe you have something you want to do again or maybe you missed something. Otherwise you have a beautiful 4 km long beach right by the hotel. Take time to relax and walk along the beach, you will have the chance to find different species of migratory birds. Explore and relax at your own pace.
Day 8 Transfer to St. Cruz/Guayaquil/Quito
Today we have to get up early, we do not even have time for breakfast before we leave. Out transport will pick us up around 05:00 am. To go to the port. Here we will speedboat back to Puerto Ayora. The boat trip takes about 2 hours and it’s still a bumpy ride. For them continuing their Galapagos adventure we will drop in Puerto Ayora and wish you all Gods speed. The rest of us continues to the airport in Baltra.
Info: This program will also connect with our Santa Cruz and San Cristobal programs.
Transfers; You will book them separately when you make your booking, Transfers to Guayaquil/Quito includes airfare with one checked in bag.
On this tour you will stay in the following hotels:
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. Hotel Ninfa Suites 1n
Puerto Vilamil, Isabela Hotel Sao Vincente 6 n.
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. Hotel Ninfa Suites// Deluxe Suites 1n
Puerto Vilamil, Isabela Hotel La Laguna 6 n.