Although exact routing depends on the National Park Service, we may visit the following islands: (B/L/D)
BARTOLOMÉ:This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.
FERNANDINA: This is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.
ISABELA:Today you’ll visit a successful breeding ground for tortoises run by the Galápagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You’ll have the opportunity to hike around the wetlands, home to many shore birds. This afternoon you may choose to visit the highland and hike to the rim of the Sierra Negra Volcano, one of the widest calderas in the world.
SANTA CRUZ: During your zodiac ride to shore, you may be able to spot fur seals, blue-footed boobies, pelicans and sea lions. You’ll spend time in the small town of Santa Rosa before traveling to Miguel Angel Arias’ ranch. From the ranch, you’ll hike into El Chato Preserve to find tortoises in the wild. Later, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a lava tunnel.
SANTIAGO: You will visit Sombrero Chino, a charming volcano named due to its resemblance to a “Chinese hat.” You may take zodiac rides, kayak or go ashore to admire the volcanic landscape and snorkel in an area often frequented by penguins, sea lions and small reef sharks. You’ll view the famous Pinnacle Rock and be able to distinguish the older reddish-brown lava from the younger black lava and identify many interesting features.