Our classic 5 nights south eastern route cruises along the oldest islands, where evolution had time enough to create unique (sub)species, which became emblematic figureheads that differ from island to island. Nature in this arid corner thrives thanks to the nutrient rich Humboldt Current. Walk at a short distance past breeding albatrosses, boobies and frigatebirds while visiting the lively colonies of famous Española and the exclusive Pitt Point with its (for Galapagos rare) red-footed boobies.
Blue & Red Footed Boobies
Great & American Frigatebird
Galapagos Sea Lion
Visitor Sites Map
Day 1 Thursday AM - Arrival at Baltra Airport
PM - Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Day 2 Friday AM - Cormorant Point (Floreana)
PM - Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout
Day 3 Saturday AM - Gardner Bay (Española)
PM - Suarez Point (Española)
Day 4 Sunday AM - Pitt Point (San Cristóbal)
PM - Witch Hill (San Cristóbal)
Day 5 Monday AM - Interpretation Center (San Cristóbal)
Transfer out to San Cristóbal Airport (SCY)
Islands Overview & Activities
Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in.
You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.
Arrival at Baltra Airport
Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos giant tortoises, roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the transition zone of adjacent El Chato Tortoise Reserve.
Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live exclusively in West Galapagos). Instead, you may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.
Cormorant Point (Floreana)
Baroness Lookout & Post Office Bay
Bring your postcards and post them in the peculiar traditional barrel on this historic site that seems to be located at the end of the world.
Being one of the crown jewels of the Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.
Gardner Bay (Española)
Suarez Point (Española)
Española’s west tip is a true birdwatcher’s and photographer’s dream. Feel as though you’re within an exciting nature documentary, and hike a short distance from the most colourful marine iguanas.
Two wind sculptured tuff cones at Pitt Point constitute the easternmost end of the Galapagos and were the first sight of land of HMS Beagle with Darwin aboard.
Pitt Point (San Cristóbal)
Witch Hill (San Cristóbal)
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the lovely setting of Witch Hill’s crescent-shaped natural beach of soft powdery sand.
One thing becomes clear on your visit to the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre on Colorado Hill: it’s hard work to save the last local giants of San Cristóbal.
Interpretation Center (San Cristóbal)
Transfer out to San Cristóbal Airport
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to San Cristóbal, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
You will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!
IMPORTANT NOTE: All itineraries are subject to change
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