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Santa Cruz

Isabela Island Explorer 3 days 2 nights

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This is the best option to visit the gourgeous island of Isabela without the rush of a full day tour, you will get the chance to have 3 days in the Island to get deeper in the unique spots that offer this place.

You will meet some unforgettable spots like the wall of tears, the Sierra Negra Volcano along the majestic faune in Tintoreras.
What to Expect

Day 1: Transfer in-Ferry from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island

Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
At the accorded time, we will go to Puerto Ayora wharf where we will take a water taxi to the speedboat, a journey of approximately two and a half hours, which will take us to Isabela Island. Once on the island, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Stop At: Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, Galapagos National Park, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
The tour starts early in the morning or in the afternoon after we picked you up from your hotel in Isabela, after that you will proceed to visit "Wetlands", a complex of trails comprising the following sites: El Cerro Orchilla, from this site the bay is observed and the town of Puerto Villamil, Sierra Negra volcano, Cerro Azul volcano, islets, rocks. The Estero: is a 227m path bordered by lava rock 1.5 meters wide. On this site you can see the four mangrove species present in Galapagos and a small forest of mash. La Poza Escondida: is a path of stone and wood where the main attraction is the mangrove forest and at the end of this a pool is observed. Poza Redonda: is a path of 50 meters in length, lava plate leading to a pool formed inside a lava tube collapse. The tunnel Estero: comprises a trail of 75m in length and is suitable lava plates ending in a staircase inside a lava tunnel. Playa del Amor: has a rocky access to the sea, is a site widely used by the community of Isabela. Mirador de Los Tunos and trails Pozas Verdes: are several viewpoints that allow access to the observation of birds and plants. La Playita: It is a path that leads to a small beach that is part of the large beach present in Villamil. In the cemetery you can see several ancient tombs, the same that have been built with unique materials, it represents a historical account of Isabela and its first inhabitants. At the end of the activities you will be transferred back to the dock where the tour ends
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 01 (ONE) night of accomodation at the hotel/hostal/lodge in Isabela.

Day 2: Sierra Negra Tour

Stop At: Sierra Negra, Ecuador
Climbing the Sierra Negra volcanic crater is simply not to be missed for geology lovers and adventure seekers. Since its last eruption in 2005, the geographically unique Sierra Negra Volcano is home to incredible lava paths adorned with the local plant and animal life
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 01 (ONE) night of accomodation at hotel/hostal/lodgin in Isabela.

Day 3: Tintoreras Tour and Transfer Out.

Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
We will visit a small island called Tintoreras. The Navigation (20 min) starts at the dock aboard a small boat. The islet takes its name from the white fin sharks known as Tintoreras. This is considered one of the most fascinating species of Galapagos, in the same area we will find: sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, crabs, sea turtles, pelicans and the peculiar Galapagos penguins. Then we will move to a sea inlet on the islet where you can snorkel, the site is ideal for this activity because a variety of fish, starfish, sea urchins, manta rays, and beautiful sharks and sea lions swim in the site.

End of the services.
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Malecon de Puerto Ayora, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
At the afternoon we will go to the pier of Isabela to take the speedboat to take a water taxi that will take us to Puerto Villamil, which will take us back to the Island of Santa Cruz.

End of our services

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up at any hotel inside the urban perimeter of Puerto Ayora or directly at the dock of it.
Departure Time
6:00 AM
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Activities to be carried out according to the itinerary
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Transportation between islands
  • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island Wetlands Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Las Tintoreras
  • Entrance to the Galapagos National Park
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance (USD 100)/ Ingala Card (USD 20)
  • 10 USD of the Isabella port fee
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


About the operator

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By: BM Tours
97 reviews
Santa Cruz half day trip
This was a fantastic snapshot of the island with a visit to all the highlights of Santa Cruz! Thank you, we loved
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Brooklyn, New York
Hi Travellers! This is Joel. I am finally at home! I am from New York and I spent last week in the Galápagos
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Springfield, Illinois
Don't use BM Tours
I will start by saying that Isabela Island is beautiful. The Sierra Negra volcano tour is amazing. However, this
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Bordeaux, France
Thank you BM Tours for being so special with us! I was in the Galapagos on november 15th. We are very happy with
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Cancun, Mexico
Stay away - cancelled us the morning of the tour after we took a two hour ferry to get there
We booked this tour on December 27th. Received an immediate confirmation and paid through Pay Pal - also received
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Thanks BM Tours it was great!!
Hi, this is Angie from Hong Kong. I was in The Galápagos with my boyfriend last month and I want to let you know
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Lydia G
Chicago, Illinois
DO NOT USE this company
This company cancelled two different tours on us within days with notice late the night before and because it was
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Singapore, Singapore
*For travellers who have made bookings with this company, you should ask for a refund ASAP* We booked a full day
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Scam - TripAdvisor should remove this tour company
This company should not be listed by TripAdvisor. It’s a scam. “4 days” is actually not quite 2.5 days as they
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Costa Teguise, Spain
Knowledgable guide though felt rushed
Local guide with good English. Good factual information on main sites of interest. Had driver in private car,
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Transfer from Santa Cruz to Ferry to Isabela
No one showed up or called despite confirming with us a couple weeks prior. We confirmed pick up with a man named
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John P
Not a small group tour
Whilst we did everything promised in the tour description, it was really disappointing that this wasn't a small
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Gainesville FL
Interesting and fun
Francisco gave an excellent tour of Guayaquil with opportunities to walk around and see places. He shared history
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
Water taxi and limited itinerary did not meet expectations
Boat was the size of a water taxi and entry was difficult. Tour was limited to 3 stops very near the harbor which
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Park City, Utah
DO THIS BY YOURSELF - Take a taxi, get dropped off, for $3
This is a active turtle sanctuary with plenty turtles in different stages of growing. There is also a walk that
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