8day Galapagos Wisdom Tour – ESSENTIAL

8 Days

Visit Santa Cruz, Baltra, Isabela OPTIONAL) Santa Fé  or North Seymour

This ESSENTIAL 8-DAY GALAPAGOS WISDOM TOUR will take you to enjoy some unique spots of untouched uninhabited Islands with outstanding service on a sustainable tour. 

Tour Overview

Starts / ends: Baltra Island


We can accommodate to any flights. It is recommended to book a morning flight upon arrival and a late departure flight to have extra time for more activities.


1) Santa Cruz    2) Baltra     3) Isabela

OPTIONAL) Santa Fé  or North Seymour


– Light Adventure travelers who don’t want to miss on the best spots and experiences in Galapagos.

– Budget friendly travelers


– Navigable tour to the beautiful turquoise lagoon at Santa Fé Island to do great snorkeling and then relax at “Hidden Beach” +$130pp

– Diving or Discovery Diving at North Seymour Island with friendly sharks. +$150pp

– Snorkel at the unique “Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas” in Isabela (One of our favorite spots) +$130



– Essential Galapagos tours!
–  Nature lovers with a twist of light adventure and multi-sport fun!

Trip Highlights

  • Walk inside petrified Lava Tunnels.
  • See Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural habitat.
  • Beach time at the world famous white sand beach of Tortuga Bay.
  • Relax on white sand beaches away from the crowds.
  • Kayak tour to the penguins.
  • Trekking to an active volcano in Isabela and enjoy amazing views.
  • Snorkel in Puerto Ayora's Bay + Visit Isla Lobos, "Channel of Love" & Las Grietas.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Pick up from airport + Lava Tunnels + Galapagos Tortoise Visit

We will meet you at the airport at Baltra Island and transfer you to Santa Cruz Island. Then we will visit "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations and a private ranch where we will visit the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat. Also, we will see the volcanic reality of the Galapagos by walking inside a petrified Lava tunnel.

At night, enjoy a Premium welcome dinner and a good night's sleep at your hotel.

Accommodation at your selected hotel


Bay Tour (Lobos Island, Las Grietas & Dog's Beach)

After a nice breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel and go to the pier to start a 3-hour bay tour. Snorkeling and walking guided tour to "Lobos Island", Love Channel, "Las Grietas" and "Playa de Los Perros" (Dog's Beach). Return to your hotel and then enjoy a free afternoon walking to the famous white beach of Tortuga Bay (a beautiful beach top 5 in the world). Swim in "Playa Mansa" and enjoy kayaking if you'd like (not included $10 pp). At night you can go eat at "Kioskos Street" where you can find a huge selection of street food and delicious local dishes. Accommodation at your hotel.


*Optional Upgrade 1: Diving or Discovery Diving tour to North Seymour Island and Mosquera Islet. A perfect diving spot to explore the magic of Galapagos Marine life. If you don't have previous diving experience, our Discovery Diving experience is perfect for you! (+$150pp)



Breakfast at your hotel and then we pick you up to take the comfortable yacht that will take us to the incredible island of North Seymour. This uninhabited island is one of our favorites for animal lovers. Here you will see a large colony of Blue-footed boobies and the extremely photogenic Great Frigate birds. Also look out for swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, land iguanas, sea lions, and more.

North Seymour is particularly famous for its elegant Frigate birds that, during mating season, reward us with the vision (and photographs) of males inflating their guttural pouch into an enormous scarlet-red balloon to attract the females.

After a delicious lunch onboard the yacht, we head to Bachas Beach, a beautiful white coralline expanse. This is the perfect place for practicing snorkeling, swimming, or simply enjoying the white soft sand. Several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea provide feeding grounds for various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos.

Overnight at your selected Hotel. (+$240pp)


Day 3 :
Santa Cruz

Free day to explore the Island

Breakfast at your hotel + free day to enjoy Puerto Ayora and visit the Ninfas Lagoon, Charles Darwin Station or just relax on the beach at "Playa de Los Alemanes" + Accommodation.


*Optional Upgrade: Navigate to Santa Fé Island (Or Pinzón Island) and practice snorkeling with abundant marine life such as Sea Lions, Sharks, Rays, colorful fish, and much more. Lunch on board included and then relax at the gorgeous white beach of "Hidden beach". (+$130pp)


Tortuga Bay beach + Transfer to Isabela Island

Breakfast + free morning to visit the World renowned white sand beach of Tortuga Bay (return to your hotel at 1 pm). Swim at Playa Mansa and enjoy the iguanas + transfer to Isabela Island on a fast boat (2 hours).

Pick up from the Pier in Isabela Island and transfer to your hotel.

At night, enjoy a nice dinner included in the "El Faro" restaurant.

Accommodation at your selected hotel


Trekking to an active Volcano on Isabela Island

Breakfast and then we go trekking to an active volcano. This 4-5 hours (16km both ways) hike to Volcán Sierra Negra and Volcán Chico will offer you breathtaking views of the second largest oceanic crater in the world as well as amazing views of northern Isabela Island. Enjoy a Box lunch with this view. Return to your hotel and relax on the white beach of Isabela.

At night enjoy a nice sleep at your selected hotel.


*Optional upgrade: Navigable tour to the amazing Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas (one of our preferred spots in Galapagos for animal lovers). Snorkel with friendly White-Tip Sharks, rays, penguins, Marine Turtles, colorful fish, and even Sea-Horses. Lunch on board and then a short walk to see Blue-Footed Boobies, Penguins, and more. Highly recommended ($130 pp)


Day 6 :

Kayak to the Penguins

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the pier to start our kayaking tour in search of the penguins at Tintoreras Islet. This is a short kayaking tour in the bay. Snorkel at La Calera or Tintoreras included seeing giant marine turtles and friendly sharks.

Kayak= Easy

Snorkel= Easy



Walking tour to Tintoreras Islet. Visit colonies of marine iguanas and sea many sharks from land. Ideal tour for families! Snorkel at La Galera. (+$0)

*Optional upgrade: Navigable tour to the amazing Lava Tunnels and Cabo Rosas (one of our preferred spots in Galapagos for animal lovers). Snorkel with friendly White-Tip Sharks, rays, penguins, Marine Turtles, colorful fish, and even Sea-Horses. Lunch on board and then a short walk to see Blue-Footed Boobies, Penguins, and more. Highly recommended ($130 pp)


Enjoy Isabela + transfer to Santa Cruz Island

After breakfast, enjoy your last morning in Isabela walking to "La Galapaguera", "Concha de Perla" or "Wall of Tears". You can also just relax on the beautiful white sand beach of Isabela.

Return to your hotel for check out, and then we will take you to the pier to take the transfer ferry to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival, go to your hotel to check in and enjoy the afternoon in this beautiful small town.

Special farewell Dinner in front of the sea at a beautiful restaurant

Overnight at your selected hotel.


Transfer out to the airport

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport on Baltra Island. The tour ends at Itabaca Channel from where you cross to Baltra Island (Where the airport is located) to take your flight back to mainland Ecuador. On the way to the airport, we will make a short visit to "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations (We might also visit them on Day 1)



4 or more travelers


Deposit: $450

Price per person in USD, based on double or triple rooms.

2 or more adults


Deposit: $450

Available until 30 days before departure

Price per person in USD

Children from 2 to 11 years


Deposit: $250

Available until 30 days before departure

Kids accompanied by a minimum of one adult


Toddlers under 2 years


Deposit: $150

Available until 30 days before departure

Toddlers under two years of age accompanied by one adult

70% discount


Single Traveler


Deposit: $650

Available until 30 days before departure

Single traveler


Available options

– Service Tips to your travel assistant $25
– UP. D2) Yacht to North Seymour $250
– UP. D5) Lava Tunnels Isabela $130
– UP. D2) Diving or Discovery Diving $170
– UP. D3) Navigable tour to Santa Fé Is. $155
– UP. D6) Lava Tunnels Isabela $130
– PREMIUM HOTEL S. Cruz -Per person $294



  • Smart service & TIPS: We provide truly personal service & advice previous to and during your tour. Receive our complete SMART TIPS guide for your tour.
  • Accommodation: Hand-picked hotels
  • Meals: Meals as included in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts: All breakfasts are included
  • Guided tours: Profesional bilingual guide on tours. As indicated in the itinerary
  • Transfers in/out: All transfers as in the itinerary.
  • Local guide: Local guide on visits (transfer from/to airport)
  • Snorkel equipment: Snorkel equipment during navigable tours
  • Inter-Island transport: All transportation between islands
  • Lobito Bus & ferry: Lobito Bus to/from Baltra airport to Itabaca Channel & Ferry


  • Flights: Internations and national flights
  • National Park Entrance: Galapagos National Park Entrance fee ($100 for foreigners). Must be paid in cash at the airport (No ATMs)
  • INGALA: $20 transit control card
  • Credit card fee: 2.9% to 3.9% fee. US Bank account transfer is 1%
  • Alcoholic drinks & tips: Alcoholic drinks and tips not included
  • Travel Insurance: Medical or travel insurance is not included. Guests must get their travel insurance
  • Isabela tax: Isabela tax ($10 foreigners, $5 Nationals)
  • Ranch entrance: Entrance to private Ranch to see Giant Tortoises (self-guided walk)


Beautiful hand-picked Hotels on every island with private rooms with A/C and private clean bathrooms with hot water. 24/7 filtered water, coffee, and tea. Great location and service.

Comfort Hotels

INCLUDED ON TOUR: 2 & 3 * Hotels.

Cozy, comfortable, clean, and great location!  The Smartest option for adventure-loving travelers looking for a clean room, a good breakfast, and a smart service!. Perfect for couples and families!

Our Galapagos Tours include in the price all Comfort Hotel.

Premium Hotels


You can upgrade your experience, and choose one of our premium hotels!

Charming & elegant! Close to everything, these classy hotels offer a great location, views, and service! Our hand-picked selection of Premium hotels is the Smartest option for those seeking a Superior hotel.

From $1,297.00
/ 2 or 3 adults
From $1,037.00
/ Children
From $1,945.00
/ Single Traveler
From $389.00
/ Toodlers
From $1,232.00
/ 4 or more adults

Trip Facts

  • 8 Days
  • Santa Cruz, Baltra, Isabela, optional: Santa Fé or North Seymour Island.
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