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6 Days / 5 Nights

The Galapagos Loop offers guests a unique Ecuadorian experience. Relax as a private yacht whisks you away to three of the most popular Galapagos Islands - Santa Cruz, Floreana and Isabela Island. Each island offers something unique to its guests. Santa Cruz is known for its sandy white beaches and Puerto Ayora, an archipelago hub for tourists. Floreana is a smaller island with an intriguing past; learn about the history of the pirates here. And last but certainly not least, Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos, which means there is plenty of diverse wildlife and exotic terrain to explore! While visiting each island, choose from exciting onshore and offshore excursions such as snorkeling with colorful marine life, hiking in the lush highlands or simply discovering the history of the Galapagos at the Charles Darwin Research Station. If you're hoping to hop from one Galapagos Island to another in a short amount of time, this is the perfect tour for you. 


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This tour includes:

  • All transfers (airport & hotel) 
  • 6-nights accommodation in the selected hotel 
  • Breakfast in the selected hotel 
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • English speaking guides
  • Private yacht (speedboat) for all passengers
  • Snorkeling equipment

Highlights:

  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Floreana Island
  • Isabela Island
  • Charles Darwin Station
  • Snorkeling & Hiking Excursions

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Arrival in Santa Cruz Island The Galapagos Loop

Transfer to Santa Cruz Island

Sunday - December 23rd, 2018

Welcome to the Galapagos Islands! Upon arrival in Baltra, meet a local guide and take a shuttle to Santa Cruz Island. Journey across the island into the highlands where visitors will be awestruck by the diverse wildlife and geology. Guests can spot a number of species on Santa Cruz, including the Vermilion Flycatcher and/or Darwin finches. Almost every bird that can be found in the Galapagos can be found on Santa Cruz Island.

After spotting wildlife, continue to one of the nearby ranches. Lunch will be served at the ranch and then passengers will be able to explore the grounds in search of giant tortoises. After lunch, continue to Puerto Ayora for the rest of the afternoon. At night, transfer to the hotel.

 

Snorkeling Excursion Floreana Island

Transfer to Floreana Island & Snorkeling Excursion

Monday - December 24th, 2018

After a hearty breakfast, take a speedboat to Floreana Island. The journey to Floreana Island generally takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Floreana Island arguably has the most interesting human history of all the Galapagos Islands. Visit the first “post office” that was established on the island in 1793 by whalers. Discover how Floreana was colonized by Ecuadorians in 1832 and then learn about the Norwegian immigrants that followed in 1924, establishing a fish canning plant with their arrival.

As you explore the island, keep an eye out for “Red Marine Iguanas” which can only be found on this particular island. Then, check into the lodge where lunch will be served. Next, venture out for the “La Loberia” excursion. Visit a sea lion breeding area, where guests can swim with sea lions, sea turtles, manta rays and a variety of colorful coral fish. Then walk back to the town enjoying the colors of a typical Galapagos sunset and relax at the hotel.

 

Tortoise Breeding Center Galapagos Islands

Floreana Highlands, Pirates Cave & Tortoise Breeding Center

Tuesday - December 25th, 2018

After breakfast, head to the Floreana Highlands. Visit the cemetery where an expert guide will explain the history behind the Wittmers’ tombstones. Then, move to Cerro Alieri and learn about the vegetation of the Galapagos Islands. Excellent birdwatching can also partake here. Over 48 different species have been identified here.

Later, head to Asilo de la Paz. Asilo de la Paz is primarily a historical site where guests can view a pirates cave and the fresh water spring - which acts as the primary water source for the population. After learning about the history of Asio de la Paz, transfer to Isabela Island where relaxation will be the main activity for the rest of the day. Enjoy pristine, white-sand beaches while you adapt to the biggest and one of the newest islands of the Galapagos.

 

Sierra Negra Volcano Galapagos

Sierra Negra Volcano

Wednesday - December 26th, 2018

This morning, drive to the mountainsides of the Sierra Negra Volcano. After about 2 hours of driving, arrive at the crater of the volcano. There, enjoy a panoramic view of the crater and with a little luck spot a Galapagos Sparrow Hawk. Have lunch here and then travel to El Chico Volcano for a bit more exploring.

Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon on one of the marvelous coral sand and turquoise water beaches.

Optional Excursion: Visit a unique place on the islands, Los Tuneles. Take a speedboat across the ocean waves and find what is translated to be the Tunnels. An expert local guide will lead a snorkeling excursion through the hundreds of tunnels that formed underwater millions of years ago. Encounter marine life such as sharks, lobsters, penguins, sea lions, marine turtles and more.

Flamingo Lagoon Galapagos Islands

Tortoise Breeding Center & Flamingo's Lagoon

Thursday - December 27th, 2018

Today, embark on a visit to the Flamingo’s Lagoon! Hike along a 2km trail where vegetation and geology of the island will be experienced at its finest. Arrive at Flamingo Lagoon where sightings of Flamingos feeding in the lake may occur. Then, continue to the Tortoise breeding center. Learn about the reproduction and breeding of the Tortoises.

In the afternoon, return to Santa Cruz via boat. Enjoy leisure time for the rest of the afternoon in Puerto Ayora.

Charles Darwin Research Center Galapagos

Charles Darwin Station & Departure

Friday - December 28th, 2018

Don’t leave the Galapagos Islands without visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station! The center is a reservoir of information on habitats and local conservation. The most popular attraction of the station is the Tortoise Breeding Center. Spend some time here learning to view the tortoises of different shapes and sizes. Guests are more than welcome to get their pictures taken with the tortoises before departing.

In addition to visiting the tortoises, explore the station where the legendary Lonesome George is exhibited and the last of his species. After this, the local guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

 


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