Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second-largest volcanic crater in the world – and walk on the lava fields, observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon, be amazed at the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, enjoy a G Adventures-supported community guesthouse on Floreana.
Looking for more than a cruise to the islands? A week of touring the less-explored parts of the Galápagos Islands is the answer. We’ll start in Santa Cruz, then head to Floreana to stay on a part of the island that sees less visitors than the rest. From there it’s on to Isabela for a few days of hiking, snorkelling, and visiting the island’s main highlights. Top that off with a hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second-largest volcanic crater in the world – along with the Galápagos’ typical array of exotic wildlife and prepare to be amazed.
Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island
Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Guesthouse, Floreana Island
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Visit to Las Grietas (Santa Cruz Island)
Snorkelling at Loberia (Floreana Island)
Flamingo Lagoon visit (Isabela Island)
Sierra Negra volcano hike with lava fields visit (Isabela Island)
Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit (Isabela Island)
Tortuga Bay hike (Santa Cruz Island)
Isabela Municipal Tax
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Transportation Private van, speedboat, walking.
Accommodations Hotels (4 nts), G Adventures-supported community guesthouse (2 nts).
Staff & experts Local naturalist guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority).
Travel Style: Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Itinerary Day 1: Puerto Ayora
Arrive in Baltra and make your way to the hotel in Santa Cruz at any time.
Day 2: Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island
In the morning, walk to "Las Grietas" located across Academy Bay, walk through a rugged cactus forest on the way to this stunning lagoon. In the afternoon, hop on a speedboat to nearby Floreana Island. Stay in the G Adventures-supported community guesthouses and eat meals in the community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island.
Day 3: Floreana Island
Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area's natural history.
Day 4: Floreana Island/Isabela Island
Travel to Isabela Island. Hike up the active Sierra Negra Volcano and walk around the rim of the largest volcanic crater in the archipelago.
Day 5: Isabela Island
Enjoy free time in the morning, opt to take a wildlife boat excursion to 'Islote Tintoreras' to view breeding white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Later, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.
Day 6: Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora
Travel by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island. Later, enjoy a walk to Tortuga Bay, opt for a kayak, surf lessons or swim in the turquoise water.