GALAPAGOS ISLANDS VACATION: ISABELA ISLAND

3 Nights – 4 Days

“If you really want to see the Galapagos in action, or take a deeper look at how the islands were essentially formed, Isabela is the island you must visit”

Isabela is the second youngest island of the Galapagos and continues to be one of the most volcanic land masses in the archipelago. Two of its main attractions are the fascinating, still intact lava tunnels and the active Sierra Negra volcano. Its crater is one of the largest in the world with a caldera of up to 10 km in diameter and you can see it up close as you hike to the rim! If you really want to see the Galapagos in action, or take a deeper look at how the islands were essentially formed, this itinerary is perfect for you.

3 Nights Isabela Island

ITINERARY

Upon your arrival to the Galapagos at Baltra Island’s airport, a representative will meet you to assist with transportation so you can board a speedboat in Puerto Ayora headed to Isabela Island. This will be a navigation of about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Once you arrive at Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island, a driver will be awaiting you with a transfer to take you to your hotel.
Activities: Speedboat transfer
In the morning, you will visit the sensational Sierra Negra volcano. It is an activity that will have you falling in love with the incredible acts of nature while bird-watching and walking past beautiful and endemic flora. You’ll leave your hotel in the morning, arrive at the trailhead, and begin an enjoyable walk of approximately 45 minutes to the crater. There are two lookout points, the first at Volcan Chico and a second viewpoint to fully appreciate the vast view of the enormous caldera of the Sierra Negra Volcano. The volcano’s crater is considered the second-largest crater in the world, with an altitude of 1,220 meters and a diameter of 10 kilometers. The hike lasts between 3 to 4 hours and can be very hot, so be prepared with water to take with you. During the hike, you’ll be provided with a boxed lunch to enjoy in the fantastic setting of the volcano. You will return to Puerto Villamil when the hike is over.
In the afternoon, you visit Tintoreras Islet, where different tunnels and passageways were naturally formed by hardened lava. You have opportunities to see blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, pelicans, and Galapagos sea birds resting on the rocks or diving for fish. The snorkeling activity allows you to view the underwater world, and kayaking is an experience that will enable you to explore the extraordinary landscape and view the wildlife from the surface of the water. Afterward, you’ll return to Puerto Villamil.
Activities: Hike and kayak
Your first visit is Los Tuneles. It is a spectacular site for snorkeling due to the crystal-clear and shallow waters, providing a home to this sea sanctuary. You will walk along incredible lava formations and lava tunnels formed millions of years ago. When you begin to snorkel in the clear waters, you might see white-tipped sharks, manta rays, Galapagos penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, sea horses, sea snakes, and other tropical species.
With all the hiking you did today, in the afternoon you can relax on a beach near Puerto Villamil, letting your body and legs rest in the waters and soft sand.
Activities: Snorkeling
After a delicious farewell breakfast, you will be transferred in the early morning to the harbor of Puerto Villamil in order to board a speedboat back to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. This navigation will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Once you arrive at Puerto Ayora a driver will be waiting for you to continue the transfer to Itabacca Channel to cross to Baltra Island, and back to the airport for your departing flight.

Prices 2024

Prices Per Person

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION LUXURY FIRST MID-RANGE ECONOMY
1 Guesr
USD 3,004.00
USD 1,910.00 USD 1,337.00 USD 1,263.00
2 Guests
USD 1,970.00
USD 1,246.00 USD 1,011.00 USD 976.00
3-5 Guests
USD 1,849.00
USD 1,299.00 USD 1,061.00 USD 1,026.00
6-9 Guests
USD 1,699.00
USD 1,183.00 USD 942.00 USD 907.00
10-16 Guests
USD 1,631.00
USD 1,134.00 USD 892.00 USD 857.00
Single Supplement
USD 569.00
USD 446.00 USD 98.00 USD 59.00

INCLUDED:

  • Private services with local English-speaking guide

  • Services and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Permanent assistance by our operations department

  • Accommodations at selected hotels

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights to/from Galapagos Islands

  • Migratory Control Card

  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee

  • Meals and services not mentioned in the program

  • Personal expenses

  • Laundry, phone bills, or any extra expenses

  • Tips

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