Galapagos Island Hopping

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.

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Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
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Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145013
Starts: Puerto Ayora, Ecuador Finishes: Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
You will visit
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Puerto Ayora



Day 1: Puerto Ayora

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

In the morning, head to Floreana Island by speed boat. Keep an eye out for dolphins and the magnificent albatross along the way

Additional Notes:
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.

Included Activities:
Floreana Highlands Excursion
G-supported Floreana Guesthouse

Speedboat (3.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Floreana Island (1B)

Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming.

Included Activities:
Loberia Snorkelling Excursion
G-supported Floreana Guesthouse


Day 4: Floreana Island/Isla Isabela (1B, 1L)

Travel to Isabela Island. Explore new surroundings with a short walk to observe pink flamingos in the wetlands and catch a stunning Isabela sunset on the beach. Along the way, stop at a lookout point, and visit natural pools, beaches, and mangrove swamps.

Included Activities:
Lava Fields Walk
Flamingo Lagoon Visit

Speedboat (2.00-2.50 hours)


Day 5: Isla Isabela (1B)

Enjoy a full day at the Sierra Negra Volcano. One of the most active volcanoes in Galápagos, Sierra Negra boasts the second-largest crater in the world.

Hike to the summit to experience a bird's-eye view of this magical landscape. Continue to the lava fields of Volcano Chico and enjoy lunch, admiring views of the surrounding volcanoes and islands.

In the evening, relax at the bar or on the beach and opt to enjoy a drink at sunset.

Included Activities:
Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion
Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit


Day 6: Isla Isabela/Puerto Ayora (1B)

Head for Santa Cruz Island and dock at the town of Puerto Ayora.

In the evening, enjoy free time to explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or do a little last minute shopping.

Speedboat (2.00-3.00 hours)


Day 7: Puerto Ayora (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • G Adventures-supported homestay (Floreana)
    • Guided wildlife walks
    • Flamingo Lagoon visit (Isabela)
    • Sierra Negra volcano hike with lava fields visit
    • Tortoise breeding centre and 'Wall of Tears' visit
    • Opportunities for snorkelling (equipment provided), swimming and incredible wildlife encounters
    • Isabela Municipal Tax
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Standard hotels (4 nts), homestay (2 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    • Private van, speed boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Local naturalist guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority)
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano the second-largest volcanic crater in the world and walk on the lava fields
  • Observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon
  • Be amazed at the unique wildlife of the Galpagos
  • Enjoy a local homestay on Floreana.