Santa Cruz & Isabela Islands Discovery

Almost all the species that can be found in Galapagos can be observed in Santa Cruz. You can find many finches as you walk along the trails or even visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat, also, delve into Isabela Island, the largest island in the Galapagos. You will explore its crystal-clear turquoise waters. A paradise!


6 day



Multiple Days


Naturalist guide


4 Breakfasts

4 Lunch

Group Size


Key Features

  • Primicia Ranch

  • Snorkeling in Concha Perla

  • Lava Tunnels

  • Tortuga Bay

  • Bartolome Island

From $ 1999 / per person


The heart of the Galapagos Archipelago is Santa Cruz Island, it is a magical place, with endemic forests, where giant tortoises roam freely, where your experience of nature is combined with the friendliness of its people.

Isabela Island is the largest of Galapagos, formed by 6 large active volcanoes, the last eruption occurred in 2015, has a population of 3,000 inhabitants and a great diversity of animals and unique landscapes.

Lava Tunnels

The Lava Tunnels are approximately 1km apart, these form when the surface layer of the lava flow cools on contact with cooler atmospheric air.


The transparency of the water allows snorkeling to be one of the favorite activities of tourists. The places where you can practice this activity are: Playa de la Estación, Playa de Tortuga Bay, Playa de los Alemanes, Las Grietas, Bachas, Pinzón, among others.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

It is the largest of the species of tortoises living today. It is also one of the longest-living animals known, with an average age of over 150 years. Giant tortoises are vegetarian, feeding on cacti, grasses, leaves, and berries, and can survive for months without food or water.

Galapagos Sea Lion

It is a very playful and curious animal that spends most of the day sleeping in the sun, feeds on fish at night and can spend up to 10 minutes underwater.

White Tip Shark

Also known locally as “Tintorera” (Triaenodon obesus) is one of the most common sharks in the tourist sites. It is the only shark that is able to stop swimming without dying, perhaps because it is the only member of his genus. This shark is normally considered inoffensive, since is more active at night and is very selective about their preys: reef fish. The round head and the white tips on the back and tail fins made it easy to recognize.

Santa Cruz-Isabela Tour

  • Lava Tunnels
  • Snorkeling in Bartolome
  • Tortuga Bay Beach
  • Primicia Ranch
  • Speedboat Transportation
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Quito International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre, Quito, Ecuador

Baltra Island

Aeropuerto Ecológico Galápagos Seymour (GPS), Seymour, Ecuador

Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz, Ecuador

Isabela Island

Isabela Island, Ecuador

Tortuga Bay

Tortuga Bay, Ecuador

Bartolome Island

Bartolomé Island, Ecuador

Baltra Island

Isla Baltra, Ecuador


Arrival at Baltra Airport,we will go to the corresponding buses for the transfer to the Itabaca channel where the ferries us will move to the Island of Santa Cruz and then board the transport that will take us to visit the upper part of the island, where we will visit the Rancho Primicia, in this spectacular place we can find the turtles innatural state. We will continue to the Lava Tunnels volcanic formation,we will walk inside a distance of 100m approximately, and our guide will give an explanation about the types of volcanic eruptions that formed the islands.

We go by speedboat between Santa Cruz Island and Isabela, after lunch you can request a taxi to take them to pearl shell where you can snorkel simple and interesting.

We will visit these wonderful rock formations, a series of arches and tunnels below and above the water formed by the lava flow towards the ocean. Chance to see great variety of marine animals. Lastly, we will perform a little walk on the volcanic rock.

We go by speedboat between Isabela and Santa Cruz Island, after a delicious breakfast, we will visit the Tortuga Bay Beach, where we will a walk of approximately 45 minutes to the beach. Tortuga Bay is aapproximately 2 km long beach,white sand made up of fish bones and white coral; considered a sanctuary of iguanas, sea turtles and other species in where you can swim and do activities such as swimming, beach games.

Meeting point at 7 am. Bus transportation to Itabaca Channel to board Adriana yacht. We will sail to the visiting site where there will be a walk appreciation. They will taste a rich lunch aboard the Adriana and in the afternoon, we will do something snorkel/beach visit.

We will go to the Airport to return to Quito

Travel Tip

Depending on your nationality, you’ll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter Ecuador. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. Also, COVID restriccions for the Galapagos Islands are changing according to specific situations. Please check with us before traveling.


Tour details.

Galapagos Seymour Ecological Airport
Departure Time
Return Time
  • Bilingual guide

  • Breakfast

  • Transportation

  • Lunch

  • Snorkel Equipment

  • Towells

  • Naturalist Guide

  • Ferry Fee

Not Included
  • Extra drinks

  • Tips

  • Extra meals

  • Other activities that aren't detailed in the itinerary

  • Extra food and drinks

  • COVID-19 rapid tests

  • Diner

Meeting point

Hotel Pick up

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