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9 Nights - £3,890pp

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  • International flights from the UK
  • Roundtrip Galapagos flights
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Inter-island flights
  • Daily activities

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Galapagos Island Hopping

Sea Lion

Sea Lion



Amazing Galapagos

Amazing Galapagos

Sea Lio Yacht

Sea Lio Yacht



Panga Ride

Panga Ride

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge

Galapagos Tortoise

Galapagos Tortoise


Enjoy the best of both worlds on land and seas in this island hopping Galapagos adventure.

Explore an active volcano and enjoy day trips to rewarding visitor sites of the National Park & Marine Reserve.

This exciting week-long Galapagos trip includes inter-island flights, day cruises (on the Sea Lion Yacht), luxury tents up in the highlands of Isabela Island and remote places that no other “island hopping” Galapagos journey gets to.

This Galapagos Island Hopping Program includes 7 nights accommodation in Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands and makes for an excellent alternative to a Galapagos cruise.




At a Glance

  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights in Ecuador
  • Inter-island flights
  • 2 nights Quito or Guayaquil
  • 3 nights Isabela Island
  • 4 nights Santa Cruz Island
  • Most meals
  • Daily activities

Day 1: UK - Ecuador

Fly from the UK to Ecuador.

On arrival at Quito or Guayaquil Airport, you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight Quito or Guayaquil. 

Day 2: Mainland - Galapagos Islands

Transfer to the airport for your flight from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands (Baltra Airport).

After registering with the local authorities, meet the staff of Scalesia Lodge for directions to board the local inter-island flight to Isabela Island.

On arrival at Isabela Island, you will be transferred to Scalesia Lodge.

After lunch, explore and visit Sucre’s Cave, located not too far from the lodge.

The cave is a former lava tube which proves to be a great introduction to the geology of the islands.

Enjoy a short walk that will provide a great feeling for the typical island vegetation and some endemic plants.

Head for the lowlands and stop at the local rearing centre for giant tortoises.

From here, walk to the brackish water ponds of Poza Baltazar to understand the island's desert vegetation and view some unique lagoon bird species: stilts, ducks and flamingos.

Continue to the stunning white beach of Puerto Villamili and enjoy a drink in one of the local beach bars and celebrate a glorious sunset before heading back to Scalesia Lodge for dinner. 

Overnight Isabela Island. All meals included.

Day 3: Sierra Negra Volcano & beachcombing at Puerto Villamil

Today explore Sierra Negra Volcano, the largest caldera in the Galapagos Islands and one of the most active volcanoes of the archipelago - its most recent eruption took place in 2005.

A basic snack lunch is provided. This is an approximately 6-7 hour hike, so the early start offers cooler temperatures and a free afternoon for other great options on the islands. 

In the afternoon you can hang out at the beach by yourself or replenish your energy amidst the cooler highlands at Scalesia Lodge.

If you opt for the beach outing, you can be sure a great sunset will reveal the grandeur of Isabela Island.

Overnight Isabela Island. All meals included.

Day 4: Land & Sea National Park and Marine Reserve

Explore more of the shoreline habitat today with plenty of interest.

Tintoreras is a group of islets located a short distance from Puerto Villamil.

Reachable only by boat, the site offers a short walk alongside a maze of narrow lava crevices, broken “AA” lava flows, tiny sandy beaches and stunning coves framed by mangroves.

Wildlife here ranges from giant basking marine iguanas, perched boobies and pelicans, stalking herons, Galapagos penguins, sea lions, turtles and white tipped reef sharks (locally known as tintoreras).

Here you have a chance to snorkel along one of the islets and rocks nearby.

In the afternoon you can either hang out on your own at the beach or take the optional outing to the Muro de las Lágrimas (Wall of Tears).

This site is full of bizarre stories after an Ecuadorian penal colony was established here between 1946 and 1959.

There are a couple of overlook viewpoints that let you see the volcanic coast of Isabela Island.

Make your way back down by mountain bike on a gentle downhill descent.

Stop several times to look at interesting hidden beaches, wetlands, coastlines, and mini lava tubes. You may be lucky to find a wild giant tortoise appear by the road.

Overnight Isabela Island. All meals included. 

Day 5: Baltra Island & North Seymour Island

Fly back to Baltra Island. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Sea Lion Yacht.

A dry landing welcomes you to North Seymour Island, a low, flat, volcanically lifted island.

Cliffs only a few metres high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit among the ledges and rocks.

This island is teaming with life and you might have to give way to a passing sea lion or marine iguana.

Blue-footed booby nests sit beside the trail where mating pairs perform their courtship dance.

This is an optional walking excursion here which involves some uneven rocky terrain.

Lunch is served on board the Sea Lion Yacht.

After the visit, the yacht sails to Itabaca channel, from where you gain time by crossing Santa Cruz Island by bus to reach the south shore, where the Finch Bay Eco Hotel is located.

Overnight Santa Cruz Island. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 6: Santa Cruz Island and Galapagos Giant Tortoises

After breakfast, head to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island.

From there, a short drive across the farming area will lead you to El Manzanillo.

Manzanillo is on the natural path tortoises take every year as they migrate to higher moister locations during the garúa season (June-September), or when they descend to the warmer lowlands during the wet season.

After lunch, visit a small farm where coffee, sugar cane and cocoa beans are grown, harvested and prepared – all organic and sustainable.

Overnight Santa Cruz Island. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 7: Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe offers one of the more beautiful and sheltered coves in the archipelago.

Its turquoise lagoon is protected by a peninsula of tiny islets forming an ideal anchorage.

A wet landing on a sandy white beach brings you into contact with one of the many sea lion harems.

Bulls vie for the right to be Beach Master, while smaller males masquerade as females and make stealthy mating moves.

Galapagos hawks are often easily approached, perched atop saltbushes.

The giant prickly pear cactus found here live up to their name, with tree-sized trunks!

Your goal is to spot one of the large species of land iguana, native to Santa Fe.

Beige to chocolate brown in colour with dragon-like spines, these huge iguanas truly resemble prehistoric creatures.

After the hike, there is nothing more inviting than a swim in the calm waters of the bay, a great snorkelling opportunity with diverse marine life.

Lunch is served on board the Sea Lion Yacht before sailing back to Puerto Ayora.

Overnight Santa Cruz Island. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 8: Divine Bay & The Charles Darwin Research Station

A short distance away from Academy Bay and the bustle of Puerto Ayora lies the quiet and wildlife-rich Divine Bay.

Named after one of the islands’ first settlers, this cove is protected from the swells by natural volcanic reefs on one side, by a gallery of mangrove trees on the other and on the third side by cliffs created eons ago by the uplift of the lava plateau.

The whole area provides a wonderful natural shelter for wildlife.

Explore this lovely cove by boat or if you are feeling more adventurous, take a tandem kayak straight from the hotel’s beachfront.

The morning’s visit includes snorkelling on a calm, but active, area of the cove.

This is next to a wooden dock used to explore Punta Estrada. A dry landing and a short walk leads to the south shore of the island, to a small beach called “Playa de los Perros” (Dog Beach).

This is a great place to see intertidal organisms and learn about marine iguanas in their nesting sites.

Also, there’s a nearby natural terrace from where young white-tipped reef sharks can be observed from above as they swim about the lava crevices.

After this morning’s visit, return to the Finch Bay Hotel.

Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise-breeding programme.

Overnight Santa Cruz Island. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Los Gemelos Pit Craters visitor site

After breakfast and on the way to Baltra, stop at the Twin Pit Craters for a short visit.

Finally take an overland transfer to the airport in Baltra for the flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

On arrival at Quito or Guayaquil Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Quito or Guayaquil. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Quito/Guayaquil - UK

Enjoy the morning or day at leisure before being transferred to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 11: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Accommodation on Isabela Island

Scalesia Lodge

Accommodation on Santa Cruz Island

The Finch Bay Eco Hotel


9 nights Galapagos Island Hopping:

  • Price from £3,890 pp

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Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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