-Experience 3 different islands
-Discover an uninhabited island
-Giant tortoises in natural habitat
-Hike an active volcano
-Swim, snorkel & hike
-White sand beaches & sunsets
Our most immersive wildlife experience, in one of the most biodiverse places in the world!
80% of the land birds, 97% of the reptiles & land mammals, & more than 30% of the plants are native to only the Galapagos Islands.
We’ll hike, snorkel, and boat our way across the archipelago to get to know the wildlife, the locals, and some truly remarkable landscapes.
Trip begins at Seymour Airport (GPS) at 12:00 pm
Please book arrival flights a few hours before this time.
Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
Trip ends at Seymour Airport (GPS) at 10:00 am
Please book departure flights a few hours after this time.
Your flight back home should depart at anytime after on Day 6.
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Start your island experience observing the famous giant tortoise in its natural habitat.
After lunch in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, you’ll head to Puerto Ayora where you'll have the option to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation. You'll also have the option for a short hike and swim at Las Grietas, a crack in the volcanic islands that's hard to describe in words.
In the evening, walk to the piers and catch a glimpse of the famous Galapagos reef sharks.
Today, you'll swim and hike with native wildlife. Expect to see friendly sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, and frigate birds on one of the archipelago’s uninhabited islands.
Following your snorkeling adventure, experience spectacular views as you hike through the island and learn about its history, flora, and fauna.
Afterward, enjoy a peaceful walk through a lagoon called Las Ninfas or grab a drink with your new friends back at the port.
Experience Tortuga Bay, one of the largest white sand beaches on the Galapagos Islands. Go for a swim, rent a kayak, or just relax on the beach. Be sure to keep an eye out for marine iguanas, sharks, seabirds, and sea turtles!
In the afternoon, take a speedboat to Isabela, the largest island of the archipelago. This remarkable island is home to a chain of six volcanoes that are intermittently active.
Wrap up the day with a picturesque sunset and try some local seafood.
Enjoy a scenic ride through the many landscapes of Isabela Island on your way to one of her most impressive natural wonders: the Sierra Negra Volcano.
Hike up one of the most active volcanoes of the archipelago. Watch the terrain change from forest to dry volcanic soil as you make your way to a mind-blowing view of the second largest crater in the world.
After the hike, have the option to go snorkeling in Concha de Perla. Otherwise, you could look for the famous pink birds at Poza de Flamingos, or bike to the Wall of Tears built by prisoners of the Galpagos' former penal colony.
For your final morning in Isabela, hop over to Islote Las Tintoreras, a chain of small islands named after the white tipped reef sharks who like to hang out there.
Cruise around the bay to look for the famous Galapagos penguin, blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, sea lions, and more. Visit the shark tunnel where sharks can often be seen resting during the day.
Then hit the water for another snorkeling adventure where you’ll have a chance to see sea turtles, manta rays, marine iguanas, and sharks.
Head back to Santa Cruz Island by speedboat for the last night in Puerto Ayora. Do some last-minute shopping or wildlife spotting before our final dinner.
Wake-up and enjoy an early morning stroll around Puerto Ayora, or just relax at your hotel before heading to Seymour airport.
Say adios to the Galapagos and take included transportation back to Seymour airport. You’re now a part of the Under30Experiences Community.
For those looking to extend their stay in South America, join us to Peru & Machu Picchu.
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Ecuador, $100 cash fee to enter the Galapagos Islands, $20 Galapagos Transit Control Card, and $10 cash fee to enter Isabela Island.
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.
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