ARCHIPEL II ROUTE B4

ITINERARY B4 / 4D – 3N

Our 3 nights northern route combines short navigation stretches with landings at popular North Seymour and around Santiago Island, where Charles Darwin spent most of his time in the archipelago. From the spectacular volcano islet of Bartolomé you can enjoy the famous postcard view and you will certainly get impressed by the creative forces and fascinating pioneer species. Another unique highlight are the fur seal grottos at Puerto Egas.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds and penguins near the equator
  • Spectacular volcanic landscapes just born out of fire & pioneer colonization
  • Postcard view from the summit of Bartolome
  • Breeding program of emblematic Galapagos giant tortoises

navigation-hours
±22h
long-passages
3x
hikes galapagos
±5x
dinghy-ride
±0x
snorkelling galapagos islands
±5x
difficulty
Easy Moderate
High chance of spotting

American Frigatebird
Frigatebird galapagos islands

Galapagos Penguin
galapagos penguin

Land Iguana
iguana galapagos islands
Galapagos Fur Seal

Blue & Red footed boobies
Blue footed boobies
Legend

Arrival

Snorkeling

snorkeling galapagos islands

Hike

Kayak

kayak galapagos islands

Dinghy Ride

panga ride galapagos islands

Departure

VISITORS SITES MAP

DAY 1 / MONDAY

AM: Arrival to Baltra Airport

PM: North Seymour  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

DAY2 / TUESDAY

AM: Bartholomew hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

PM: Buccaneer Cove, Espumilla Beach hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

DAY 3 / WEDNESDAY

AM: Egas Port (Santiago) hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

PM:  Rabida hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

DAY 4 / THURSDAY

AM: Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)hike galapagos islands

Transfer out to San Baltra Airport

ISLANDS OVERVIEW & ACTIVITIES

ITINERARY B4

Monday

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in. You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: North Seymour

North Seymour is another highlight of your cruise. In the archipelago’s most extensive seabird breeding colony you can walk just a short distance from frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies.

Activities: hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

North Seymour ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Tuesday

AM: Bartholomew

This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Bartolome Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove

James Bay (Santiago) was where Charles Darwin spent most of his time on the Galapagos Islands. Espumilla Beach has been revived as an important breeding site for turtles. At nearby Buccaneer Cove there is a great snorkelling opportunity in crystal-clear waters.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Espumilla beach ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Wednesday

AM: Puerto Egas (Santiago)

Puerto Egas is a historical and favourite site on Santiago for wildlife lovers.

The highlight is the outstanding fur seal grottos at the beautiful sculptured coastline.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Egas Port ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Rabida

Upon landing on this remarkable red beach, a large bachelor colony of Galapagos sea lions will usually welcome you.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Rabida ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Thursday

AM: Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)

The most memorable part of the Charles Darwin Research Station will probably be the successful breeding centre and its celebrity ‘Lonesome George’.

Activities:

Difficulty: Easy

Charles Darwin Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
Transfer out to Baltra Airport

Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

We expect you to return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 1

Monday

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in. You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: North Seymour

North Seymour is another highlight of your cruise. In the archipelago’s most extensive seabird breeding colony you can walk just a short distance from frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies.

Activities: hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

North Seymour ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 2

Tuesday

AM: Bartholomew

This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Bartolome Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove

James Bay (Santiago) was where Charles Darwin spent most of his time on the Galapagos Islands. Espumilla Beach has been revived as an important breeding site for turtles. At nearby Buccaneer Cove there is a great snorkelling opportunity in crystal-clear waters.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Espumilla beach ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 3

Wednesday

AM: Puerto Egas (Santiago)

Puerto Egas is a historical and favourite site on Santiago for wildlife lovers.

The highlight is the outstanding fur seal grottos at the beautiful sculptured coastline.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Egas Port ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Rabida

Upon landing on this remarkable red beach, a large bachelor colony of Galapagos sea lions will usually welcome you.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Rabida ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 4

Thursday

AM: Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)

The most memorable part of the Charles Darwin Research Station will probably be the successful breeding centre and its celebrity ‘Lonesome George’.

Activities:

Difficulty: Easy

Charles Darwin Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
Transfer out to Baltra Airport

Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

We expect you to return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador