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7 Night Itinerary

Galapagos Island hopping 3 Islands: Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Isabela

7 Night Itinerary - Galapagos Land Tours - Dive Discovery Galapagos


Santa Cruz - Galapagos Suites
Isabela Island - Casa Marita

COST: Please request pricing

Included in Prices:

  • Hotels (double occupancy)
  • Breakfasts
  • Tours
  • Lunches included with specified tours
  • Inter island transport by boat

Not Included in Prices:

  • Inter-island flights (instead of ferries)
  • Humboldt Explorer
  • Isabela Island Exit Tax ($20)
  • Dinners or lunches except where specified
  • Transfer hotel to pier/water taxi Santa Cruz
  • Breakfast on day of return from Isabela

Note: Isabela activities may be rearranged according to flight times, tour times and tides.


Day 1

Arrival to Santa Cruz Island. Visit to the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels.

Day 2

Tour of North Seymour (pickup 8:00 AM - returns late afternoon)

  • Easy to Moderate - even terrain, snorkeling optional in Seymour
  • 30-45 ft. boat - maximum capacity 16-20 passengers
  • Transfer by taxi or bus to Baltra Island about 1 hour
  • Boat transfer to Seymour Island (approx. 30-60 min.) or Plazas
  • Tour the island to see bird colonies, as well as the unique flora and fauna, and topography of the island. This is an ideal opportunity to observe booby and frigate colonies at very close proximity.
  • Lunch included
  • Optional snorkeling(short time period)
  • Return to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

Day 3

Free morning in Santa Cruz
2 p.m. Transfer to Isabela Island by boat (included)

  • Transfer to hotel

Day 4

Tour to Volcano Sierra Negra (8:00 AM - about 2pm)
Strenuous - hiking over uneven terrain

  • transportation to the highlands
  • three hour strenuous hike to the world's second largest volcanic crater
  • on a clear day enjoy the view of the northern volcanoes of Isabela and Isla Fernandina from Volcan Chico
  • Hike back down to the bus

7 Night Itinerary - Galapagos Land Tours - Dive Discovery Galapagos

Tintoreras/Bay Tour of Isabela (3:00 PM depending on tide)

Easy to Moderate - kayaking
Kayaks - maximum capacity varies

  • look for the small Galapagos penguins on the rocks or fishing
  • snorkel in the bay with sea lions, white-tip sharks, rays, sea turtles and reef fish (snorkeling is a very small part of the tour)
  • paddle through lava formations that are other-worldly
  • visit a marine iguana colony and a sea lion colony near by

Day 5

Tour to Los Tuneles
(time of day depends on tide)

  • *Boat transfer to Los Tuneles (approx. 45-60 min.)
  • *Tour the interesting rock formations by boat to see blue-footed boobies, penguins, turtles. Enjoy the arches, overhangs and other unique topography of the this area
  • Optional snorkeling to sea seahorses, turtles
  • *By most visitors to Isabela this is rated the best day tour - a "hidden gem"

Day 6

Free day in Isabela on your own - suggestions:

  • visit the tortoise breeding center
  • walk back to town on a boardwalk through the wetlands
  • look for flamingos feeding in the lagoons
  • Visit the Wall of Tears

Day 7

6:00 am transfer to Santa Cruz Island

Free day to enjoy Santa Cruz island, visit Tortuga Bay Beach or Charles Darwin Centre

Day 8

Transfer to Baltra
to connect with flight to mainland Ecuador

For more information
Dive Discovery
1 800 886-7321
(415) 444-5100

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