Best of Galapagos

5 days

The best of two islands

This tour combines the best of two islands, to give you the best island hopping experience in the Galápagos. You visit Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal and combine them by speedboat. This way you see two different islands and experiene the best of both worlds. Here you can find information about the islands.

5 days, 4 nights

hotel base is on Santa Cruz and San Cristobal

including tours of visiting nearby islands

Best of Galapagos
Day 1 
Arrival Santa Cruz

Today you will arrive to the airport of Baltra, one of the Galapagos Islands. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the island Santa Cruz. You will first cross the Itabaca channel by a ferry boat and then you will continue by car. Your first stop will be at the highlands of Santa Cruz. The “Parte Alta” as the highlands are called in Spanish is very lush and green and is the natural habitat of the giant Galapagos tortoises. You will visit a private ranch where you will have lunch. Here you walk between the trees and search for the giant tortoises that prefer to stay close to the small lagoons. You also will visit the lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies, but the inside stays liquid and flows out like a river. After this tour you continue by private transport to your hotel. Here you will have a meet & greet with one of our staff members who will explain the rest of your program to you. You have the rest of the afternoon free to explore Santa Cruz on your own.

galapagos santa cruz fish market puerto ayora

Day 2
Day tour to Seymour, Bartelome, Santa Fe or Plazas

Today you will have a full day program to North Seymour or Bartolome or Santa Fe or Plazas. Please be aware that you will visit one of these places in your day tour. Which one this is, will be confirmed with you in a later stage. See the descriptions of the day tours in the next tab. In all tours lunch and snorkeling equipment is included.

galapagos santa cruz sea turtle

Day 3
Crossing to San Cristobal island

You will have the morning off to explore the beautiful island Santa Cruz on your own. In the afternoon you will be transferred from your hotel to the dock of Santa Cruz from where you will take a lancha (motorized small boat) to the island of San Cristobal. The boat ride will take about 2 hours and depending on the weather, it can be a bit bumpy. Arriving to the dock of San Cristobal you will be transferred to your hotel.

galapagos santa cruz highlands turtle

Day 4
Day tour to Kicker Rock or Isla Lobos

Today you will have a full day program to either Kicker Rock or Isla Lobos. Please be aware that you will only visit one of these places. See descriptions of the tours in the next tab.

galapagos san cristobal kicker rock

Day 5
Transfer to the airport of San Cristobal

In the morning you will have time to explore the island of San Cristobal on your own. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport of San Cristobal. From here you will take your flight back to the mainland, where your program will end.

galapagos san cristobal sea lion