This itinerary packs some of the Galapagos Island's best sites into five days, giving a good overview of the the southern part of the archipelago. Champion Islet and Bartolome are two of the most popular snorkelling sites, where you can swim with fishing penguins, sea lions and turtles. The birdlife on this route is abundant, as you'll get to spot albatrosses, booby colonies, flamingos, flightless cormorants and much more. Other sites include Gardner Bay, Suarez Point, Cormorant Point, Champion Islet and Post Office Bay.
Visitor Sites Map
Day 1 Friday AM - Arrival at San Cristóbal Airport
PM - Interpretation centre (San Cristóbal)
Day 2 Saturday AM - Gardner Bay (Española)
PM - Suarez Point (Española)
Day 3 Sunday AM - Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout
PM - Cormorant Point, Champion Islet (Floreana)
Day 4 Monday AM - Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
PM - Bartolomé
Day 5 Tuesday PM - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)
Transfer out to Baltra Airport
Arrival at San Cristóbal Airport and transfer in. You have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected
Arrival at San Cristóbal Airport
Interpretation Centre (San Cristóbal)
The interpretation centre just outside Puerto Baquerizo forms the engaging supplement of your cruise.
Being one of the crown jewels of the Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.
Difficulty: Easy- Moderate
Gardner Bay (Española)
Suarez Point (Española)
Española’s western tip is a true birdwatcher’s and photographer’s dream. Feel as though you’re within an exciting nature documentary, and take a short hike past colourful marine iguanas.
Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live exclusively in West Galapagos). Instead, you may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Cormorant Point (Floreana)
Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout
Bring your postcards and post them in the peculiar traditional barrel on this historic site that seems to be located at the end of the world.
Sullivan Bay is incomparable to any other visitor’s site; setting foot at the recently solidified lava flow is like landing on the moon!
Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, and see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
This beautiful and tranquil bay is actually not a landing site, but is the ideal spot for a dinghy (panga) exploration.
Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)
Transfer to Baltra Airport
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you until the check-in counters in the departure hall
We hope that you will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!
Islands Overview & Activities
IMPORTANT NOTE: All itineraries are subject to change
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