1st day: Quito/ Guayaquil- Galapagos (Baltra)- Santa Cruz Island
- Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to the Galapagos; arrival and transfer to boat
- Visit to Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) on Santa Cruz Island; walk to a salt-water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other bird species. Optional hike to the top of the hill, from which there is an excellent view of the bay and an iguana-nesting site.
2nd day: Rábida Island- Santiago Island
- Santiago Island has outstanding white and black sand beaches. Visitors to this island can see the Galapagos fur seals, lava rocks, and volcanic lava landscapes. What is more, it is an excellent place to see various species of heron and marine iguanas, while watching small crabs run round. This is an excellent site to swim and dive to observe marine life.
- Rábida Island, located further out to sea from San Salvador Island, has red beaches of volcanic origin and is frequented by sea lions. It is often considered to be the geographical center of the Galapagos due to its different volcanic rocks. Colonies of flamingos, brown pelicans, boobies, and nine species of Darwin finches can be seen here.
3rd day: Isabela Island- Fernandina Island
- Visit Tagus Cove on Isabela Island, the largest island of the archipelago and home to the largest population of giant turtles. Visitors can explore a cove by boat and see penguins, pelicans, and other marine birds.
- On Fernandina Island, home to the largest colony of marine iguanas, a flat lava field serves as a nesting site for cormorants. Sea lion stretch out on the beaches next to the natural pools, while Galapagos hawks keep a close eye on visitors
4th day: Bartolomé Island- Santa Cruz Island
-Visit Bartolomé, a small island characterized by its beautiful beaches and green mangroves in the lower part and its lunar landscapes of volcanic formations in the upper part. Climb up the wooden stairs that take you to the top, from were there is an impressive view of the islands including Roca Pináculo, an eroded volcanic one. Snorkel with penguins, marine turtles, and white fin sharks. Sail to Santa Cruz Island.
5th day: Galapagos(Baltra)- Quito/Guayaquil
- Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where national and international scientists carry out biological research and conservation projects. Here, you can also see giant tortoises and their one-year-old offspring. Transfer to airport to catch flight to Quito or Guayaquil.
Source: Fondo de Promoción Turistica del Ecuador, Travel Planner, 2006-2007