TREASURE I ROUTE A

ITINERARY A / 5D – 4N

Our shortest routes give an excellent impression of this unique ‘laboratory of evolution’ in case you have little time, or if you are on a limited budget. However, you must understand that it would be impossible to see all the highlights in just a few days, although you will probably only visit the Galapagos once in a lifetime. Each island is distinctive and well worth a visit, with different landscapes and an ever-changing spectrum of adapted species.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • The archipelago’s largest concentration of American flamingo in bird-rich wetlands.
  • Fur seal groats & a unique tidal channel with white-tip reef sharks & rays.
  • Flightless cormorants, large marine iguanas and penguins.

navigation-hours
±40h
hikes galapagos
±12x
dinghy-ride
±2x
snorkelling galapagos islands
±6x
difficulty
Moderate
High chance of spotting

Booby
colonies
Booby footed colonies in Galapagos Islands

Great and American frigatebird
American frigatebird

Galapagos
Sea Lion

Marine Iguana
iguana marine

Galapagos Giant Tortoise
galapagos giant tortoise giant turtle
Legend

Arrival

Snorkeling

snorkeling galapagos islands

Hike

Kayak

kayak galapagos islands

Dinghy Ride

panga ride galapagos islands

Departure

VISITORS SITES MAP

DAY 1 / FRIDAY

AM: Flight to Baltra Airport (GPS)

PM:  El Chato Reserve hike galapagos islands

DAY 2 / SATURDAY

AM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago) hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

PM: Bartholomew snorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

DAY 3 / SUNDAY

AM: North Seymourhike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

PM:  South Plaza hike galapagos islands

DAY 4 / MONDAY

AM: Pitt Point hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

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

DAY 5 / TUESDAY

AM: Interpretation Center (San Cristobal) hike galapagos islands

Transfer to San Cristobal Airport (SCY)

ISLANDS OVERVIEW & ACTIVITIES

ITINERARY A

Friday

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: El Chato Reserve

El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.

Activities: hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Saturday

AM: Sullivan Bay

Sullivan bay is incomparable to any other visitor’s site; setting foot at the recently solidified lava flow is like landing on the moon!

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

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PM: Bartholomew

This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, and see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.

Activities: snorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Sunday

AM: North Seymour

North Seymour is another highlight of your cruise. In the archipelago’s most extensive seabird breeding colony you can walk at very short distance past frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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PM: South Plaza

Popular South Plaza is not to be missed! This bizarre ‘Jurassic islet’ is the best place to see the emblematic ‘Galapagos dragons’, which crawl across it.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Monday

AM: Pitt Point

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 islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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PM: Witch Hill

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

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

Difficulty: Easy

witch-hill-san-cristobal-galapagos-oniric-cruises

Tuesday

AM: Interpretation centre

The interpretation centre just outside Puerto Baquerizo forms the engaging supplement of your cruise.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderated

Centro de Interpretacion San Cristobal ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
Transfer to San Cristobal Airport

Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to San Cristobal, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

You will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

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DAY 1

Friday

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: El Chato Reserve

El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.

Activities: hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

El Chato reserve Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 2

Saturday

AM: Sullivan Bay

Sullivan bay is incomparable to any other visitor’s site; setting foot at the recently solidified lava flow is like landing on the moon!

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

Sullivan bay Oniric Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Bartholomew

This tiny volcano islet is just recently born out of fire. Enter its wild romantic setting of spatter cones and craters, and see the most famous panorama of the Galapagos.

Activities: snorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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DAY 3

Sunday

AM: North Seymour

North Seymour is another highlight of your cruise. In the archipelago’s most extensive seabird breeding colony you can walk at very short distance past frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

North Seymour Oniric Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: South Plaza

Popular South Plaza is not to be missed! This bizarre ‘Jurassic islet’ is the best place to see the emblematic ‘Galapagos dragons’, which crawl across it.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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DAY 4

Monday

AM: Pitt Point

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 islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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PM: Witch Hill

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

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

Difficulty: Easy

witch-hill-san-cristobal-galapagos-oniric-cruises
DAY 5

Tuesday

AM: Interpretation centre

The interpretation centre just outside Puerto Baquerizo forms the engaging supplement of your cruise.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderated

Centro de Interpretacion San Cristobal ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
Transfer to San Cristobal Airport

Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to San Cristobal, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

You will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Avianca Galapagos ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
IMPORTANT NOTE:   All itineraries are subject to change

Please be advised that itinerary modifications due to avian influenza may be in effect until further notice. For additional information, kindly consult your destination specialist.