ARCHIPEL II ROUTE B5

ITINERARY B5 / 5D – 4N

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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Breeding colony of American flamingos on Floreana
  • Crown-jewel Española with waved albatrosses, marine iguanas and blue footed boobies
  • Visit to exclusive, easternmost Pitt Point with blue and red footed boobies
  • Galapagos giant tortoises in their natural ambience

navigation-hours
±22h
long-passages
6x
hikes galapagos
±16x
dinghy-ride
±2x
snorkelling galapagos islands
±4x
difficulty
Easy Moderate
High chance of spotting

Sea Lion
galapagos sea lion

American Frigatebird
Frigatebird galapagos islands

American Flamingo
American Flamingo Galapagos

Marine Iguana
iguana marine

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 / THURSDAY

AM: Arrival to Baltra Airport

PM: Highland (Santa Cruz) hike galapagos islands

DAY 2 / FRIDAY

AM: Cormorant Point (Floreana) hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

PM: Baroness Lookout – Post Office Bay (Floreana)  hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

DAY 3 / SATURDAY

AM: Gardner Bay (Española) hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

PM: Suarez Point (Española) hike galapagos islands

DAY 4 / SUNDAY

AM: Pitt Point (San Cristobal) hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

PM: Witch Hill (San Cristobal) hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

DAY 5 / MONDAY

AM:  Lobos Islet hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands
Transfer out to San Cristobal Airport 

ISLANDS OVERVIEW & ACTIVITIES

ITINERARY B5

Thursday

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: – –

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PM: 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.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Friday

AM: Cormorant Point (Floreana)

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.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy – Moderate

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PM: Baroness Lookout & Post Office Bay (Floreana)

Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing.

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

Difficulty: Easy

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Saturday

AM: Gardner Bay (Española)

Being one of the crown jewels of the Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderated

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PM: 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 some of the most colourful marine iguanas.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Sunday

AM: Pitt Point (San Cristobal)

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.

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

Difficulty: Moderated

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PM: Witch Hill (San Cristobal)

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the lovely setting of Witch Hill’s crescent-shaped natural beach of soft powdery sand.

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

Difficulty: Easy – Moderated

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Monday

AM: Lobos Islet

The Asylum of Peace hike goes past a mesmerising cave and visits a fascinating freshwater spring. La Loberia beach is an ideal spot to enjoy the ocean, as well as the cute sea lions that live there.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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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.

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

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

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DAY 1

Thursday

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: – –

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PM: 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.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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DAY 2

Friday

AM: Cormorant Point (Floreana)

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.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy – Moderate

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PM: Baroness Lookout & Post Office Bay (Floreana)

Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing.

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

Difficulty: Easy

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DAY 3

Saturday

AM: Gardner Bay (Española)

Being one of the crown jewels of the Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderated

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PM: 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 some of the most colourful marine iguanas.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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DAY 4

Sunday

AM: Pitt Point (San Cristobal)

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.

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

Difficulty: Moderated

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PM: Witch Hill (San Cristobal)

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the lovely setting of Witch Hill’s crescent-shaped natural beach of soft powdery sand.

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

Difficulty: Easy – Moderated

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DAY 5

Monday

AM: Lobos Islet

The Asylum of Peace hike goes past a mesmerising cave and visits a fascinating freshwater spring. La Loberia beach is an ideal spot to enjoy the ocean, as well as the cute sea lions that live there.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandspanga ride galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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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.

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

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador