Galápagos islands are consist from 3 main islands, San Cristobal, Isabela and Santa Cruz (Baltra). There are small islands such as Española, Floreana, Santa Maria, Santiago...etc. But there is no public transportation to reach these small islands so you need to book a cruise to go there. These small islands were highlight of our Galapagos trip so I recommend to pay a bit more to have this wonderful on boat experience.
DAY1: Fly from Quito to Seymour airport in Santa Cruz island (Baltra), check in Morning Glory hostel, check diving shops, dinner at night market.
DAY2: Search last minute cruise, visit fish market and central market
DAY3: Diving at Gordon rock, visit Tortuga Bay
DAY4: Boat trip to Isabela island, check in Hostal Cerro Azul, snorkel at Concha de Perla.
DAY5: Visit Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre & Pink Flamingo reserve, walk along sand beach, cruise back to Santa Cruz Island, Go bank to make payment for San Cristobal hostel, nap at Playa de La Estacion, visit Charles Darwin Centre, Lunch at the Lost Lobster, Cruise start, go to Giant Tortoise Reserve, visit lava tunnel, dinner on the boat.
DAY6: Visit Floreana island. Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant.
DAY7: Visit Española island. Punta Suarez, Bahia Gardner.
DAY8: Visit Isla Lobos, get off from boat at San Cristobal, check in Casa Mabell, sunset at Punta Carola.
DAY9: Visit La Loberia beach and swim with sea lions, visit central market.
DAY10: Diving trip to Kickers Rock.
DAY11: Fly from San Cristobal airport to Quito.
Santa Cruz Island
Dinner at night market
Lunch at the Lost Lobster
Diving at Gordon Rock
Giant Tortoise Reserve
Playa de La Estacion
Charles Darwin Centre
Morning Glory Hostel
25usd per night, very recommended!
Cruising company, Aida Maria
3 nights 4 days cruise trip: 600usd each. Very recommended!
Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre & Pink Flamingo reserve
Concha de Perla snorkeling
Post office bay
Beautiful scenery from top of the hill. You can send post card from here with unique method.
Famous for sea turtle egg nest and flamingos.
Colored iguanas, many sea lions, albatross nests, blow hole
Gardner Bay snorkeling
La Loberia beach
Diving at Kickers Rock
30 usd per night. Very recommended!