H – Monday
Day 1

H – Monday

Baltra Island - Santa Cruz Island


Departing Guayaquil to Galapagos (1½ Hour Flight).

BALTRA ISLAND: Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer onboard the Fragata yacht. Welcome Ceremony, briefing session.

PM – After lunch

TORTUGA BAY BEACH: After a 1½ Hour walk through the most inhabited island in Galapagos you’ll arrive at the white sands and turquoise waters of Tortuga Bay. One of the most beautiful beaches of the Galapagos, Tortuga Bay has actually two beaches to offer: a wave-pounding surf that’s frequented by local and international surfers; and a second beach where the ocean is calm and there are virtually no waves. Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Fernandina or similar.

Dinner onboard and next-day briefing session.
Day 2

H – Tuesday

Santa Cruz Island

AM – After Breakfast

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND (CHARLES DARWIN SCIENTIFIC STATION): Visit the 1959-established Charles Darwin Station to learn about the Giant Tortoises and their reproduction, as well as the origin and formation of the archipelago.

PM After lunch

PRIMICIAS RANCH: On the very first stop, you’ll be able to see the staple and namesake of the Islands: the Giant Tortoise, these gentle creatures are easily spotted gracing through the foliage or resting. Harder to spot but equally fascinating, the many birds that reside in the Galapagos are literal descendants of the Andean Plateau species; endemic sub-species of Mockingbirds, Flycatchers, Cattle Egrets and Finches can be seen throughout the Ranch.

Dinner onboard and next-day briefing session.
Place 2
H – Wednesday
Day 3

H – Wednesday

AM After Breakfast

TINTORERAS: Located South of Port Villamil, Tintoreras has a tranquil turquoise-water bay where a variety of marine life can be seen: sea turtles, iguanas, and sea lions are almost a guaranteed spot. The bay is connected to a shallow fissure, when the tide is low the entrance is cut off and sharks and stingrays can be found swimming within. Lunch onboard.


ARNALDO TUPIZA BREEDING CENTER: The population of giant tortoises of the island is maintained through their bred-in-captivity program.

WETLANDS: This area is known for its sandy beaches, rocky coastline and its mangroves. A series of trails allow tourists to closely observe the four species of mangrove that can be found in the Galapagos, as well as Great Blue Herons, Galapagos Hawks, Lava Herons, Striated Herons, Lava Gulls and many other bird species. 30 minute hike.

PLAYA DEL AMOR: On this beautiful beach you can see marine iguanas resting or diving in the crystal-clear waters, and iconic Galapagos’ birds such as the blue-footed boobies, the masked boobies and frigatebirds.

LA PLAYITA: It is a beach of fine sand, you can see pelicans, marine iguanas, boobies fishing, as well as a mangrove and a cactus forest.

EL TÚNEL DEL ESTERO: It is directly connected to the ocean; it is surrounded by cacti that make it an unparalleled landscape. While passing through it, you can see small crabs and a variety of small fish.

  • Tourist Attraction:
    Sunrise Point of Riverview
  • Best Buy of this Place:
    Handmade Wooden Accessories
  • Food Speciality:
  • Activity:
    Two Hours Boating Ride
Dinner onboard and next-day briefing session.
Day 4

H – Thursday

Santa Cruz Island

AM After Breakfast

RABIDA ISLAND: One of the more colorful and volcanically active islands of the archipelago, as well as an amazing diving site. We begin at the prominent Brown-Sanded Beach of Rabida, then a light ½ a mile hike to reach a lookout of breath-taking view. A paradise for birdwatchers, Flycatchers, Brown Pelicans, Galapagos Hawks, varieties of Finches and many other of the rarer species flock to Rabida. Wet landing, lunch onboard.

PM After lunch

DRAGON HILL: After docking, we’ll go behind the beach to reach a hyper-saline lagoon frequented by Flamingos, Wilson’s plovers, Black-bellied Ducks among others. The hike to Dragon Hill overviews the bay and takes you right into the Galapagos Land Iguana nesting grounds after which the site takes its name. Many of the iguanas nesting at Dragon Hill have been relocated here by the Charles Darwin Scientific Station.

Dinner onboard and next-day briefing session.
Place 2
H – Friday
Day 5

H – Friday

Santa Cruz Island

AM After Breakfast


No landing, dinghy (panga) tour of the site; near Baltra. An extraordinary beautiful experience.

You’ll get a chance to see Black Sea Turtles in the clear water below, as the dinghy cuts the engine and the operators row you along the mangrove-laden shoreline, discover hidden lagoons while keeping an eye out for the diverse bird and sea life variety.

After the cove, you’ll do your final transfer to Baltra Airport by bus.

Dinner onboard and next-day briefing session.

ITINERARY "H" BOOKING More information or Book this Tour

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    RATES STARTING AT $2427.00 Itinerary may chance due to force majeure

    Rate includes:


    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are on tour.
    • Naturalist Bilingual Guide (English-Spanish).
    • All the site detailed on the program (may chance due to force majeure).
    • Snacks after visiting every site.
    • Unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee.
    • Airport-Dock, Airport-Itabaca Shuttle Service and vice versa (included only during operational dates).

    Not included on Rate:


    • Airfare to and from Galapagos.
    • If you don’t book your tour with TIERRA VERDE a USD $50 + TAX fee is applied per person**
      When passengers book their own plane tickets they assume full responsibility of any and all delays and extra expenses that could or may appear (bus, dinghy, hotel or other fares) in order to reach the cruise on the first day and reach their flights back when the tour is over. Additionally, our operators will not modify any itinerary dates to accommodate transfer logistics.
    • Entrada al Parque Nacional Galápagos USD 100 por persona **.
    • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee USD $100, per person **.
    • Snorkeling Equipment 5 Days: USD $25, per person – 8 Days: USD $35, per person **
    • Wetsuit 5 Days: USD $25, per person – 8 Days: USD $35, per person **.
    • Tips, Souvenirs or other expenses.
    • 12% TAX for Ecuadorians or if the billing is handled by a travel agency (**Fees and Taxes may change without notification)

    Special Conditions


    • Our rates and published fees and taxes may be affected by Govern-mandated increases on VAT or the cost of supplies.
    • SUPERIOR Cabin: USD $100, per person.
    • Fragata Upper Deck convertible twin beds.
    • Bilingual Guide for non-English-speakers USD $250 + VAT TAX (liable to change and availability).
    • SINGLE Cabin, 80% Rate.
    • 10% discount for kids under 5 years of age, liable to availability.
    • 10% Special Itinerary Fee.

    POLICIES All you need to know

    What to bring with you?


    Considering that tours of the Galapagos Islands often include long walks, swimming, humid or dry terrain, and other physical activities we recommend that you bring along with you:

    • Comfortable walking shoe.
    • Sandals for wet landings.
    • Light short pants.
    • Long-sleeved shirts / t-shirts.
    • Light raincoat / windbreaker.
    • Night sweater.
    • Water resistant bag / backpack for walking.
    • Bathing suit.
    • Socks.
    • Hat.
    • Sunblock.
    • Sunglasses.
    • Binoculars.
    • Video and picture camera.
    • Sickness pills (consult your doctor).

    Booking Policies


    Booking should be handled through email and will be confirmed by a TIERRA VERDE TOUR GUIDE.

    • Bookings made 90 or MORE DAYS prior to departure must confirm their reservation with a 40% (per person) DEPOSIT WITHIN TEN DAYS of first contact.
    • Bookings made LESS THAN 60 DAYS prior to departure must confirm their reservation with a 40% (per person) DEPOSIT INMEDIATELY.
    • Booking made between 59 or less days before departure from which you must immediately pay the deposit of 40% of the total per person.
    • Balance to be paid up to 30 days before departure.
    • Booking made 30 or less days before departure must pay the total amount immediately.


    Cancelation Policies


    • Cancelations made 120 or MORE DAYS before departure are REIMBURSED 100%.
    • Cancelations made BETWEEN 119-90 DAYS before departure are CHARGED a USD $250 LATE-CANCELATION-FEE (per person).
    • Cancelations made BETWEEN 89-30 DAYS before departure are CHARGED a 40% LATE-CANCELATION-FEE (per person).
    • Cancelations made LESS THAN 30 DAYS before departure are NOT REIMBURSED.