Galapagos Islands Tours

Galapagos Islands of fire

The Enchanted Isles are a unique place on earth, no other location allows for such proximity to animals in the wild. Each island is the peak of an underwater volcano and the home of many species found nowhere else.

Lava fields with cacti and other colonizing plants support basic life systems that have evolved over the millenia to show us the power of nature through evolution. Many bird species will enchant you, specially the playfull boobie and its cheerfull mating dance.
At Latin Trails we will help you decide on which type of expedition is best for you. There are 70 boats in the islands offering cruises, some are small cruise ships, private yachts, catamarans, sail ships, and schooners. All offer diferent levels of service at different prices. We can help you make the right choice. There are also various 5 star hotels ranging to economy choice to all our clients. We will help you arrange an unforgettable experience in the Islands of fire.

Galapagos Tours 4 Days / 3 Night Tours

Tours 4 Days / 3 Night Tours - DAY 1

Day 1:

Baltra Airport

QUITO/GUAYAQUIL – BALTRA – PUERTO AYORA

Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra´s airport where a naturalist guide will transfer you to the Puerto Ayora. On the way, the guide will make a stop in order to visit the highlands. Here, you would have time for lunch, and enjoy the view. Afterwards, you will continue with the transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit Tortuga Bay, which is bay with sandy beaches. Then, they will return to the hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Tours 4 Days / 3 Night Tours - DAY 2

Day 2:

Bartolome Islands

SAILING TOUR (Bartolome / North Seymour / Plazas)

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take them to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included onboard the small yacht. In the afternoon, they would return to the port.

North Seymour Island is a spectacular place to hike, swim, and enjoy snorkeling. The main attractions are: the frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks.

Bartolome Island is the most attractive landscape of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed in all the Galapagos Islands. You can appreciate a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones.

Two islands form Plazas. The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava coast. It is a wonderful spot to observe marine life, including manta rays. Coasts are a perfect spot for snorkeling activity. Then, the passengers will return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Tours 4 Days / 3 Night Tours - DAY 3

Day 3:

Bartolome Islands

SAILING TOUR (Bartolome / North Seymour / Plazas)

On this day, you have the sailing tour to another island that you have not visit yet (among the three options mentioned on the intro title).

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take you to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included onboard the small yacht. In the afternoon, they would return to the port.

Then, you will return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Tours 4 Days / 3 Night Tours - DAY 4

Day 4:

Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ – BALTRA

Early in the morning you will visit the Charles Darwin Station. Here you will see a variety of species of Giant Tortoises. You will also listen about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the environment of the archipelago as a whole.

Afterwards, you and the guide would take the route to the airport, which lasts approximately 1 hour. At the airport, you will take your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

Galapagos Tours 5 Days / 4 Night Tours

Tours 5 Days / 4 Night Tours - DAY 1

Day 1:

Baltra Airport

QUITO/GUAYAQUIL – BALTRA – PUERTO AYORA

Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra´s airport where a naturalist guide will transfer you to Puerto Ayora. On the way, the guide will make a stop in order to visit the highlands. Here, you would have time for lunch, and enjoy the view. Afterwards, you will continue with the transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the Charles Darwin Station. Then, you will return to the hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Tours 5 Days / 4 Night Tours - DAY 2

Day 2:

Galapagos Snorkeling

SAILING TOUR (Bartolome / North Seymour / Plazas)

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take you to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included onboard the small yacht. In the afternoon, you would return to the port.

North Seymour Island is a spectacular place to hike, swim, and enjoy snorkeling. The main attractions are: the frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks.

Bartolome Island is the most attractive landscape of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed in all the Galapagos Islands. You can appreciate a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones.

Two islands form Plazas. The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava coast. It is a wonderful spot to observe marine life, including manta rays. Coasts are a perfect spot for snorkeling activity.

Then, you will return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Tours 5 Days / 4 Night Tours - DAY 3

Day 3:

Garrapatero Beach

SANTA CRUZ CERRO MESA – GARRAPATERO BEACH

The guide will pick you up in order to go to Cerro Mesa. This place provides an impressive view of the archipelago. It has the most prestigious location and the best view to observe a variety of endemic plants, as well as up to 7 subspecies of finch and the vermillion flycatcher.

The area is known by the characteristics of persistent drizzle (‘la garúa’) that falls horizontally throughout 8 months of the year. On the west side of the island you will watch the largest crater on Santa Cruz. At that time, you will have time for lunch.

Afterwards, we are going to El Garrapatero, which is a wide bay with multiple sandy beaches.

It is a nice area for swimming and relaxation, while you enjoy the wonderful view. Then, you will return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Tours 5 Days / 4 Night Tours - DAY 4

Day 4:

Plazas

SAILING TOUR (Bartolome / North Seymour / Plazas)

On this day, you have the sailing tour to another island that you have not visit yet (among the three options mentioned on the intro title).

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take them to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included on board the small yacht. In the afternoon, they would return to the port.

Then, you will return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Tours 5 Days / 4 Night Tours - DAY 5

Day 5:

Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ – BALTRA

Early in the morning the guide will pick you up in order to transfer to the airport. However, on the way you will stop by to visit the twin craters. The route to the airport will take approximately 1 hour. From there, you will take the flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

Galapagos Island Hopping 5 Days / 4 Night

Galapagos Island Hopping - DAY 1

Day 1:

Baltra Airport

QUITO/GUAYAQUIL – BALTRA – PUERTO AYORA

Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra´s airport where a naturalist guide would transfer you to Puerto Ayora. On the way, we will stop by in order to visit the highlands.

Then, you will have lunch at the harbor, and eventually, we continue with the transfer to the hotel. After a short break is made, we will visit the Charles Darwin Station.

At the station, we will be able see a variety of species of Giant Tortoises in captivity. We will watch their different size and age, and learn the Islands they originally come from.

We will listen about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the environment of the archipelago as a whole.

Then, they return to the hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Galapagos Island Hopping - DAY 2

Day 2:

Plazas

NAVIGATION (Bartolome or North Seymour or Plazas)

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take them to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included onboard the small yacht. In the afternoon, you would return to the port.

North Seymour Island is a spectacular place to hike, swim, and enjoy snorkeling. The main attractions are: the frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks.

Bartolome Island is the most attractive landscape of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed in all the Galapagos Islands. You can appreciate a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones.

Two islands form Plazas. The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava coast. It is a wonderful spot to observe marine life, including manta rays. Coasts are a perfect spot for snorkeling activity.

Then, the passengers would return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Galapagos Island Hopping - DAY 3

Day 3:

Flamingos Lake

SANTA CRUZ – ISABELA

After breakfast , the guide will take you to enjoy Tortuga Bay. Here, you walk for 45 minutes approximately, through a cactus trail on to the first beach, which is called Playa Brava due to its strong currents. On this beach you would see a lot of marine iguanas, marine birds and pelicans.

After visiting Playa Brava, we continue with an additional 15min walk in order to reach Playa Mansa. This second beach is a natural lagoon visited by blue footed boobies and pelicans. It is also a beautiful place for swimming and taking sun. Afterwards, we will have lunch at the port.

After lunch, you will go to the port in order to embark on a public speedboat that will take you to Isabela island (approximately 2-2.5 hour navigation). On your arrival , a person will take you to the hotel for check in. Afterwards, we visit the Lake of the Flamingos.

Dinner would be provided at port.

Then, you would return to the hotel for accommodation.

Galapagos Island Hopping - DAY 4

Day 4:

Sierra Negra Volcano

FULL DAY ISABELA

Approximately at 7:30 am, the trip to Sierra Negra Volcano will start. The passengers will be transported by bus or other transportation for about 45 minutes to the Galapagos National Park control site in order to record the visit. Then, we will begin a trek to the Sierra Negra and Chico Volcano. During the trek a box lunch would be provided. In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel. After a short break, we will be transferred to the Concha Perla for snorkeling.

Then, you would return to the hotel for Dinner and Accommodation.

Galapagos Island Hopping - DAY 5

Day 5:

Isabela Island

ISABELA – SANTA CRUZ – BALTRA

At 05:30 am, you will be transferred to the Port for embarkation. At your arrival at Santa Cruz around 08:30, a guide will be waiting for the transfer to the airport in Baltra, so you can take your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil. On the way, we will make a brief stop in order to visit two sunken “holes”, similar to craters, known as “Los Gemelos”.

Included:

• Accommodation in double rooms
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• Transportation
• Bilingual naturalist guide
• Scheduled Visits
• Snorkeling equipment
• All Transfers in Galápagos

Not Included:

• Air Ticket
• Galapagos National Park entrance fee USD 100.00
• Using the Isabella´s wharf USD 5.00
• INGALA Migration Control Card USD 10.00
• Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
• Tips

Description / Sailing Tours

Description / Sailing Tours

Daily Tour North Seymour

Departure from your hotel in the morning at 08h00 AM for transfer to Itabaca Canal dock to board the Yacht that will take its course.
North Seymour Island is a spectacular place to hike, swim, enjoy snorkeling.
On this island you can see (among other attractions)

On arrival at North Seymour Island in the Galapagos, you will make a dry landing is to hit land. The main attractions are: the frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks On this island you can see (among other attractions)

Palo Santo trees, colonies of blue footed boobies (they perform their mating dance in the open areas of the island).
Showy gulls sitting on the edges of the cliffs and admire many frigate birds in their nests.

The North Seymour Island is located near Isla Baltra (this is the island where you arrive and leave Galapagos).
Seymour is separated from Baltra Island by a small canal. Seymour Island is better known as "North Seymour," while the  Baltra Island is also known as "Seymour South."

There is a circular road or track for visitors from North Seymour Island about 2 miles long across the interior of the island and takes you to explore the rocky shore.
This trail will take you through some of the largest seabird colonies of the Galapagos Islands.

For this path you will have the opportunity to observe the nesting sites of the bright blue-footed boobies and frigates that are visible colorful throughout the year.
You can watch the nests of many of these species up close including gulls, frigate and yellow trinadores.
One of the biggest attractions of Galapagos North Seymour Island is look at the huge frigate birds with red swish dangling from their necks.
Because boobies are great fishermen, frigates in North Seymour depend on the success that the boobies are on fishing for their survival.

The Tour Includes

  • • PNG Guide (English and Spanish)
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast on board
    • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask and snorkel)
    • Snack on board
    • Towels on board
    • Transfer IN and OUT from the hotel

 

Daily Tour Bartolome

Daily Tour Bartolome

Daily Tour Bartolome

Departure from your hotel early at 05h50 am for transfer to the pier Itabaca Canal to board the yacht that will take its course with breakfast and lunch included onboard, and transfer back to the hotel.
Bartolome Island is the most attractive landscapes of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed in all the Galapagos Islands.

Upon arrival, you have to climb a wooden staircase to the summit to appreciate a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones.
The main attraction of this island is known as Pinnacle Rock. This is a huge black lava formation that has eroded over time.
Near Pinnacle Rock you can see also two beautiful beaches in the form of a crescent.
Must walk about 600 meters. to reach the summit, volcanic craters and lava tubes along the way give the impression that you are walking on the moon.
The hike to the summit takes about 30 to 40 minutes. When you reach the top of  Bartolome you will have one of the best panoramic views of the Galapagos Islands. From there you can see Santiago Island, North Seymour, Baltra, Santa Cruz Island and Isla Rabida

Bartolome Island is surrounded by turquoise waters and white sandy beaches that really add to the beautiful landscape.
This is the perfect area to watch the Galapagos Penguins swimming in tropical waters.
On the beach located south of the island you will find Sea Turtles, manta rays, Galapagos sharks and many other unique marine species.

Before visiting this island note that you must make a dry landing from the boat. The dry landing means that the boat will leave the ground.
But when you want to visit the beach of Bartolome, you will need to make a wet landing.

Tour Includes

  • PNG Guide (English and Spanish)
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast on board
    • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask and snorkel)
    • Snack on board
    • Towels on board
    • Transfer IN and OUT from the hotel

 

 

 

Daily Tour Plazas

Daily Tour Plazas

Departure from the hotel at 08h00 AM to transfer to the pier Itabaca Canal to board the yacht that will take its course with lunch on board, and transfer back to the hotel.

This is the couple's two islands south of increasingly rests just a few hundred meters from the coast east of Santa Cruz. The North Island is only used for scientific purposes. South Plaza is one of the small but rich islands in the archipelago. Only 130 meters wide (426 feet), was formed from volcanic magma, giving it a unique quality within their species. Our landing is in the channel between North and South Square, where the island is deployed by the sea.
The approach makes an attractive and colorful journey. The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava coast. The rocks have grown thin with some cactus in certain places, highlighted with colorful zayapas.
The road continues gradually to the highest part of the island to observe the gullies that allow the ocean to the south, where swallow-tailed gulls nest. Tropical birds, masked and blue footed boobies are the wind currents. The point is a magnificent place to observe marine life, including manta rays. The cost of Plaza makes perfect snorkeling activity in a colony of sea lions that come to almost a thousand.

Tour Includes

  • • PNG Guide (English and Spanish)
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast on board
    • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask and snorkel)
    • Snack on board
    • Towels on board
    • Transfer IN and OUT from the hotel

 

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