Sail the waters and walk the volcanic shorelines where naturalist Charles Darwin contemplated his Theory of Evolution. Your Galápagos holiday package takes you to the legendary islands to observe and interact with fascinating creatures not found anywhere else on Earth. After exploring Quito on a private sightseeing tour, fly to the Galápagos Island of Baltra. Here, a smaller aircraft takes you on a meorbale, scenic flight over the Galápagos archipelago to Isabela Island, the largest and one of the youngest islands. Settle into your luxurious forest lodge with coastal vistas and the archipelago. Visit National Park sites, wetland lagoons, the island’s port town, and the breeding center for the Galápagos giant tortoise. Explore the lava islet of Tintoreros—home to reef sharks, marine iguanas, sea lions, and penguins. Los Tuneles is a marine paradise that is perfect for snorkeling among manta rays, green sea turtles, and other marine life. You may prefer to experience Isabela Island by bike, hike, or kayak in this active volcano region.
Return by plane to Santa Cruz Island and visit a tortoise reserve to marvel at the giant Galapagos tortoises in the wild. Enjoy a full-day yacht excursions to investigate North Seymour, Bartolomé, South Plaza, or Santa Fe Island—depending on departure. See incredible specimens of exotic life, including land and marine iguanas, frigatebirds, red- and blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot crabs, penguins, and more. Tour the Charles Darwin Research Station, working to conserve the archipelago’s natural habitats and preserve the giant tortoise. Snorkeling in the pristine waters of Tortuga or Divine Bay to celebrate your island expedition is a perfectly natural selection!