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4-Day Galapagos Land Tour Visiting Isabela and Santa Cruz

4-Day Galapagos Land Tour Visiting Isabela and Santa Cruz

By Nature Galapagos & Ecuador

Ages 12-70, max of 15 per group
Duration: 4 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • 3 nights accommodation in selected class hotels in Galápagos
  • All meals (breakfast – lunch – dinner) as per itinerary
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunchs, 3 dinners
  • All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program
  • Bilingual naturalist guides for each island and activities
  • Excursions and visits during the program as per itinerary
  • Snorkel equipment as specified by the itinerary
  • Transfer-in and out from Baltra Airport (by truck or by bus depending on group size)
  • Transfer Puerto Ayora – Isabela – Puerto Ayora by public speedboat
What's not included
  • Air Tickets to/from Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – USD$100
  • Isabela Dock Fee – USD$5
  • Migratory Control Card – USD$20
  • Water taxi from dock – speedboat – USD$1 per person/per ride
  • Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities

    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: altra Aiport (GPS) - Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands NOTE: Please, make sure you book an early flight of arrival to Day 1 (before 11 am) in order to follow the order of the displayed itinerary. However, if you must book a late flight (later that 11:30 am), please let us know as soon as possible (preferably at the time of reservation of the tour). We will need to modify the order of the activities in the itinerary. Address: Baltra Airport (GPS) - Baltra Island, Galapagos. Directions: Baltra Airport (GPS) - Baltra Island, Galapagos. Dates: Every Day Return point: Baltra Aiport (GPS) - Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands IMPORTANT NOTE: make sure you pick a late flight for your return on the last day of the tour (departing later than 12:30 pm) IMPORTANT NOTE: A voucher will be sent with the exact place and time to start the tour
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Baltra Airport, Ecuador
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19569P22

      • NOTE: Please, make sure you book an early flight of arrival to Baltra Airport on Day 1 (before 11 am) in order to follow the order of the displayed itinerary.
      • However, if you must book a late flight (later that 11:30 am), please let us know as soon as possible (preferably at the time of reservation of the tour). We will need to modify the order of the activities in the itinerary.
      • In either case, make sure you also pick a late flight for your return on the last day of the tour (departing later than 12:30 pm)
      • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults and it´s not applicable for First Class Hotels
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
      • Please take into account that air tickets must be purchased arriving and departing to/from Baltra Airport - Galapagos.
      • Itinerary subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure) - no refunds will be applicable in these cases
      • Note: The tour is not private. Accommodations are private, but the guided activities will be shared with other travelers.
      • Important Remarks:
      • Hotel Selection:
      • The hotel selection depends on the category of hotel that you choose (Tour Options). Once you choose the hotel class of preference, we will specify to you which hotels (belonging to the class chosen) are available for the dates of your trip. Hotels are categorized in the following classes: Economic Class, Tourist Class, Tourist Superior Class and First Class. All the hotels have been carefully chosen by us after close inspection.
      • Restaurants
      • This also depends on the chosen hotel class, as not all hotels have restaurant services. Meals are served in the “meal of the day” style; however, if you choose First Class hotels you will have more variety and gourmet-style meals. By patronizing local restaurants we contribute to the local economy and support sustainable tourism.
      • Guides
      • Guides will accompany you throughout all excursions and visits. They will not go with you on the speedboats between islands either. Guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park - if you feel that their guidance does not meet your expectations, feel free to leave a complaint at the National Park Direction to help improve the quality of service in the islands.
      • Public Speedboats
      • It is recommended that you take a seasickness pill if you are sensitive to sea-sickness before each ride between islands. It is also recommended that you carry on small plastic bags in case of seasickness.
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      How much is 4-Day Galapagos Land Tour Visiting Isabela and Santa Cruz?
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      4-Day Galapagos Land Tour Visiting Isabela and Santa Cruz is hosted by Nature Galapagos & Ecuador. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Nature Galapagos & Ecuador on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 4-Day Galapagos Land Tour Visiting Isabela and Santa Cruz on Tripadvisor
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19569P22

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      Full Map
      1 stops
      Day 1
      From Baltra to Isabela Island...
      Day 2
      Isabela Island (B) (L) (D)
      Day 3
      Santa Cruz Island (B) (L) (D)
      Day 4
      Transfer Out Baltra Airport (B)
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      • Nature Galapagos & Ecuador
        Quito, Ecuador
        Joined in December 2017
      • dsT7070UM
        0 contributions
        I was a solo female traveller from the UK to the Galapagos Islands for six days in Nov 2023. Contacting Christian Nieves at Nature Galapagos (on the strength of reviews on this site) for his help organising my itinerary was one of the best decisions I've ever made! Christian responded to my emails professionally and promptly, took time to understand my budget, and built an itinerary around the flights which I had already booked which fitted in far more than I had expected to see and do in the time available. He arranged my accomodation (tourist class at my request which was spotless and much better than I had expected) and my breakfast and lunch most days. His guides met me at the airport, took me to my accomodations, picked me up every day exactly when he said they would for my tours. They put me on ferries, helped with my luggage, met me at the other side, organised taxis and got me back to the airport at the end of my stay. I spent three days on Santa Cruz and three on Isabela with different guided tours every day. I visited the tortoise ranch, explored lava tunnels, saw the twin craters, visited the Charles Darwin centre, snorkelled with sealions, rays, sharks, turtles and iguanas at Santa Fe island and Los Tuneles. I hiked up to Sierra Negra and on to Volcano Chico where the views were stunning. Christian even built in some free time for me to relax and explore the local towns and beaches. I am so grateful to him for his knowledge and expertise and for making my trip the very best experience. I highly recommend him. Thanks Christian!
        Written December 27, 2023
      • AccAbacus
        0 contributions
        Highly Recommended!
        Excellent trip organised by Christian! Great communication beforehand and I was met at each destination exactly as scheduled. Galapagos far exceeded expectations and I got to see all the wildlife that I hoped for. Diving was brilliant and guides were very experienced. Christian went above and beyond to help me then was a minor issue with food on one of the islands, so I felt really well looked after. I'd highly recommend booking with this company, and will definitely use their services if I visit again.
        Written December 22, 2023
      • Resort727878
        0 contributions
        Awesome experience!
        Christian Nieves at Nature and Galapagos was, by far, the best tour guide we could have asked for. We, 3 older women, spent 8 days, 7 nights on the islands. The tour Christian organized for us was all we could desire. We were met at the Guayaquil airport, taken to our hotel and treated like royalty from then on. We stayed at Seaside hotel. Angermeyer Inn and Isamar hotels. They were all clean, safe, very nice. The Angermeyer was our favorite. Would definitely stay longer at this hotel. The tour guides were all so polite, spoke English, and helped us with problems we had. One of our group, left a special plug for her CPAP machine and it was delivered 2 islands later. Terrific service. Would give Christian a raise! Will use this tour company on our next trip. Thank you, Christian.
        Written December 9, 2023
      • CharlesR254
        0 contributions
        Greater than expected
        I am in relatively good condition for a 75 year old man and I had little to do with planning this expedition since it was mostly done by a friend. Therefore I really didn't know what to expect. What a wonderful surprise this trip was for me. The attention to detail was evident through out - transportation, guides, accomodations, food and side trips. I highly recommend using Nature Galapagos & Ecuador to anyone looking for this kind of adventure. Just don't expect much downtime unless you ask for it.
        Written October 30, 2023
      • 678chiuyiw
        0 contributions
        Bad quality of tour guide and communication
        We had a island hopping tour including Santa Fe, North Seymour, Bartolome and Kicker Rick in San Cristobal. The tour guides they work with is not the same quality. Unfortunately the most important island for us to North Seymour and Bartolome we had a not professional tour guide. He is too lazy to climb up the mountain and just show us where to take pictures without giving any knowledge or information about the landscape and wildlife. Everyone is upset in the group, but when we reported to the travel agent, the next day with the same guide, he treated as very bad on purpose we can feel that.It is not very good experience. As the first trip to Santa Fe, the ship is too small for 13 people, the wave is also too big to go out. Few people vomit and my husband did also, we asked for one more towel on the boat, but they refused to give us. I don’t understand why is so hard. The guide is not nice for us, he just want to get the tour done, he didn’t share so much information and very strict about his rules. It was very terrible experience like a disaster for us. Also, the communication between agent and guides has problems. The car didn’t pickup us at the correct place in the morning, since I already gave them the right direction of our hotel. And double check the day before. The guide still went to the wrong place, and not even called us just left. We had not choice but to take a taxi by ourselves to catch the boat. Of course they refund us the cost, just annoying to have something happened like this. The last day, we should be pickup from the hotel to the airport. Again the guide with a car they called for us didn’t show up again. We don’t have time to wait them to arrange another taxi, but to go by ourselves. When I texted the agent about it, they only said we will check what’s going on. Until now, after 3 weeks we already came back home, they didn’t reply anything, not even an apology. The end of the trip they never ask how was it or anything. Please consider to book with other agent to arrange your tour. Their price is much higher than you book individually. And the quality is not the same as they promised.
        Written October 27, 2023
      • gtrevino4
        0 contributions
        Excellent for a short visit
        There are not many reviews on this company, so we were hesitant to book at first. I ran into some issues with reserving the wrong dates, and they were able to accommodate us without hesitation. We had someone waiting for us at the airport once we arrived in Galapagos. They took us from there to the first place we needed to be to catch the speedboat to the first island. This ride is extremely rough. I recommend taking some medication for sickness before this ride. Once we arrived at the hotel, check in was easy, even though the lady that checked us in seemed like we were bothering her. There was no elevator in the hotel, so we had to carry our luggage upstairs. We did not get to see the Flamingo Lagoon as part of the package, but we were staying right across from it, so quite frankly this should not even be included in the tour because you can just walk there and see for yourself without a tour guide. They let us know what time to be outside the hotel for pick up for our tours. We did the Sierra Negra Volcano and snorkeling in Concha Perla. The hike to the volcano was challenging for us (low fitness level), but we managed to make it. I recommend taking good hiking shoes because the hike through the volcanic rocks is painful in regular shoes. I also recommend wearing a long sleeve shirt or plenty of sunblock because this is under the sun the entire time. Bring plenty of water. For the snorkeling, make sure you mention you want a lifejacket if you need one before the tour or else, they will not bring one for you. The following day we visited the wetlands in the morning. Our tour guide mentioned that we should have started earlier because the sun is very strong, but we were not given this option. The start is at 8am, but a 7 or 630am start of this hike would have been better. Bring an umbrella and sunblock as you do not have shade for majority of this hike. We chose not to hike to el muro de lagrimas because we were hurting from the day before (Sierra Negra Volcano hike) and opted for more time at the Galapagos turtles breeding center. In the afternoon we went to Tintoreras Islet. This tour goes very fast (wish we had more time there). This is the only place we saw the famous blue footed booby birds. Breakfast and dinner was excellent at the hotel. The chef is a very humble kind man and deserves generous tips. The following day, you leave early in the morning, and go on a very rough speedboat ride to Santa Cruz Island. We toured the Charles Darwin Center, visited the highlands and lava tunnels. All excellent tour guides! They provide instructions on where to be at and what time daily. We did not get to see tintoreras or penguins. Maybe it just was not the season.
        Written September 19, 2023
      • M6563GDninal
        0 contributions
        Galapagos tour-excellent agency
        Excellent tour agency. Maria was extremely helpful. She helped us find an excellent tour cruise and good last minute deals. She was very attentive to all our needs and gave excellent advice. Highly recommended
        Written August 22, 2023
      • Q1522ZLmarym
        0 contributions
        70 and Fit Exploring Galapagos Islands
        We planned a land trip with Nature Galapagos. Agent Christian was excellent, answered our many emails promptly. We chose our own land trip visiting major and minor islands (7 in all.) We chose mid range hotels--next time we'd choose better hotels who would serve us breakfast and coffee if we left for excursions at 6 a.m. Breakfasts were included in price. We begged for food, day #1, Santa Cruz. Daily boat rides were great--lovely on board lunches, and best guides. We hiked, we snorkeled.Sierra Negra Volcano, pouring rain, white out. Who leads hikes in torrential rain--and they left us behind? Kicker Rocks, snorkeling gear was broken (Wreck Bay dive shop.) Best hotel, Pimam Piro, Cristobal. Host Fernando, a class act. Ferry rides are horrendously awful--fly from island to island if you can. We liked planning our own dinners and exploring night life. Land tour offers so much more than a cruise.
        Written August 13, 2023
      • Raphael1605
        0 contributions
        Fabulous adventure in Galapagos
        We spend 5 nights in Puerto Ayora and booked 4 different day tours via Nature Galapagos Chris). We visited Bartolommeo Island, Santa Fe Island , North Simor and one day of diving). All trips where great, well organized and different experiences… Communication with Chris was easy and quick. Payment was made via PayPal. Thank you for a great holiday!!
        Written August 11, 2023
      • David W
        0 contributions
        Highly recommended to arrange your trip to Ecuador with this agency
        Chris of Nature & Galapagos arranged Our entire itinerary. It was seamless and saved us a significant Amount of time, effort and money arranging our family, land-based tour of Santa Cruz and Isabella . Most importantly As well as the Quito area. All the activities were great, We learned a lot and we never had a dull moment throughout the trip. I would highly recommend Rather than arranging a family trip to Ecuador on your own to work with Nature and Galapagos.
        Written August 9, 2023
      • Kate1802014
        0 contributions
        Great place to see the giant tortoises 🐢
        I took the bus from Puerto Ayora to Santa Rosa. The bus leaves from the market which is about a 10 minute walk out of town and costs €1. When you arrive in Santa Rosa it is the last stop on the bus and you walk straight ahead. There is a turning on the left which is clearly signposted to the tortoises. You will then reach a point where you can turn left for the Rancho Primicias Tortoise place which is about 700m and right for El Chato which is 1.5km. I had planned on going to Rancho Primicias but read the sign wrong. The walk to El Chato from the sign was 25 minutes and from the bus stop 45 minutes. Rancho Primcias would be a lot closer to walk to. You have to have a guide to show you round which costs $10. You basically follow a path and do a loop, passing the giant tortoises. It is great to be so close to the tortoises and waych them move. On site there are also 3 lava tunnels that you walk through. I could stand up fully in them, some I have heard of are very low but these ones were not. It is possible to borrow wellington boots for the walk but it was not necessary when I was there and wore trainers. There is a restaurant on site which looks nice and you sit overlooking the area the tortoises are in, however I did not eat there. All in all a good experience. I understand that there are also lava tunnels at the Rancho Primicias site too. Most people do this with an organised taxi from Puerto Ayora, this costs $50 and the driver gives you 45 minutes wait time. You still have to pay your entrance fee on top of that. Doing it independently is lovely as you pass a lot of tortoises on the walk in but it is a long walk in the heat!
        Written August 1, 2023
      • Mishkad C
        0 contributions
        Just buy in person
        It was cool exp but it's cheaper to just buy tickets at entrance. We pretty much double paid through here. Still recommend!
        Written July 28, 2023
      • 754denisea
        0 contributions
        Wonderful experience to the Galapagos Islands
        We had a wonderful trip and the tours were great. Nature Galapagos & Ecuador was very helpful during the trip, to improve the communications with the guides when asked. We LOVED the snorkeling and giant turtle / cave activity.
        Written July 28, 2023
      • rmeinking1963
        0 contributions
        A Great Place to See the Tortoises in the Wild
        This is a great tour. It was quite rainy the morning we did the tour, but they have mud boots that they make available to you which was great. They take you through a really cool lava tube and then you get to walk around among the tortoises, and there were LOTS of them. We had a guide who was very knowledgeable. It was a great tour. Would highly recommend.
        Written July 13, 2023
      • 20mett
        0 contributions
        Cuyabeno, Piranha lodge
        I had such a lovely time in Piranha lodge in Cuyabeno! We have seen beautiful nature and incredible animals! Our guide Jonhathan was so kind and spotted sloths and snakes in trees we would never have been able to find! I will never forget the amazing time I had here! And the special birthday I could celebrate in the Ecuatorian amazone! Muchas gracias por todo!!
        Written July 2, 2023
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      2 reviews
      Very good

      Panama City, Panama3 contributions
      Jun 2022
      It was the trip of a lifetime. From the first contact with Nature Galapagos (specifically Christian Nieves), I was taken by the hand in order to organize every step of the way. Hotel bookings, selected guides in all our destinations were more than perfect, taking care that we were punctually at all the meeting points. Our trip included in the mainland, travel to Cotopaxi in the Sierra. Unfortunately, due to political disturbances, this was not possible. We were informed while in the Galapagos by the tour operator and they reorganized the tour as best they could. The memories from these tours also memorable (Guayasamin Museum, historic Quito, the Mitad del Mundo, extraordinary). Nature Galapagos ensured that we traveled safely to an airport hotel one day before departure to ensure our safety due to somewhat increased violence in the streets of Quito as well as closures of roads. In these circumstances we felt more than secure. Thank you Nature Galapagos, in particular Christian and Guillermo (our guide in the mainland)
      Written June 26, 2022
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      Hey Lesly! Thank you for choosing Nature Galapagos for your trip and for your review! We're hppy to have been able to organize every step of the way and make your experience exceptional. Thanks for understanding the unexpected circumstances that took place during you trip, but we're glad we could adapt and reorganize the tour to the best of our abilities. A thorough city tour will include sites like Guayasamin Museum and the Quito Historic Center, an amazing experience of the capital city. Safety and security are our top priorities for our travel experiences, and we're glad you felt secure in our care. Thank you for acknowledging Christian and Guillermo for their excellent service. It is amazing to hear he could ensure a safe and unforgettable journey for you. We wish you many more happy travels! Thanks from the Nature Galapagos & Ecuador Team
      Written July 10, 2023
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