TREASURE I ROUTE C

ITINERARY C / 7D – 6N

Our 6 night-route runs around the largest, seahorse-shaped island of Isabela, where nature seems to hunt for the greatest. Explore the virtually untouched western end of the Galapagos Islands, which has just been born out of fire. You are right on time for the first thrilling chapters of evolution! Uncover the mystery of how tough pioneer species make barren lava fields habitable; and approach bizarre outgrowths of adaptation as marine iguanas and flightless cormorants. It’s true that accessing this remote and isolated region demands longer navigation (mainly overnight), but our stable mega-catamaran enables you to witness ‘survival of the fittest’, without experiencing it.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Virgin Fernandina & isolated west-coast of Isabela make you an eye-witness of evolution.
  • Fur seal groats & unique tidal channel with white-tip reef sharks & rays.
  • Flightless cormorants, large marine iguanas and penguins near the equator (!)
  • The archipelago’s largest concentration of American flamingo in bird-rich wetlands.

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

Flightless
Cormorant
flightless cormorant galapagos islands

Galapagos
Penguin
galapagos penguin

Whitetip reef
Shark
whitetip reef shark galapagos

American
Flamingo
American Flamingo Galapagos

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 / SATURDAY

AM: Flight to Baltra Airport (GPS)

PM: Cc. Fausto Llerena hike galapagos islands

DAY 2 / SUNDAY

AM: Eden Islet (Santa Cruz) kayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

PM: Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

DAY 3 / MONDAY

AM: Whitetip reef shark channel (Isabela) hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

PM: Wetlands & Wall of Tears (Isabela) hike galapagos islands

DAY 4 / TUESDAY

AM: Moreno Point (Isabela)  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

PM: Tagus Cove (Isabela) hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

DAY 5 / WEDNESDAY

AM: Espinoza Point (Fernandina) hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

PM: Vicente Roca Point snorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

DAY 6 / THURSDAY

AM: Puerto Egas  (Santiago) hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

PM: Rabida hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

DAY 7 / FRIDAY

AM: Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Transfer to Baltra Airport (GPS)

ISLANDS OVERVIEW & ACTIVITIES

ITINERARY C

Saturday

AM: Arrival Baltra Airport

At Baltra Airport you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Cc. Fausto Llerena

A tour at Fausto Llerena Breeding Center you can see the tortoises of Española Island, ending in the tortoise exhibit corral. Tortoises of this corral are accustomed to humans; it is an excellent spot to be photographed with them!

Activities: hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

el chato reserve Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Sunday

AM: Eden Islet (Santa Cruz)

El Eden is a paradisiacal tuff cone islet, just off the west coast of Santa Cruz (between Whale Bay and Dragon Hill).

Activities: kayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

eden-islet-galapagos-oniric-cruises
PM: Dragon Hill

Thanks to the successful breeding programme Dragon Hill is still populated by the largest wild population of Galapagos land iguanas on Santa Cruz.

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

Difficulty: Easy

Dragon Hill Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Monday

AM: Whitetip reef shark channe

This group of jagged rocky islets just off the coast of Puerto Villamil forms one of most stereotypical sites of the  Galapagos.

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

Difficulty: Moderated

tintoreras-treasure-oniric-Cruises-Galapagos-Islands-Ecuador
PM: Wetlands & Wall of tears

The wetlands and brackish lagoons of Isabela are among the best places to spot aquatic, wading and shore birds.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Wetlands-galapagos-islands-ecuador

Tuesday

AM: Moreno point

Fresh, promising greens of pioneer vegetation contrast strongly with the dead, pitch-black lava flow that once reached the ocean at Moreno Point.

Activities:  kayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderated

moreno-point-treasure-oniric-Cruises-Galapagos-Islands-Ecuador
PM: Tagus Cove

Tagus Cove is a historical anchorage at the northern entrance of Bolivar Channel (between Isabela and Fernandina).

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

Difficulty: Easy – Moderated

oniric-cruises-tagus-cove-galapagos

Wednesday

AM: Espinoza Point (Fernandina)

Westernmost Fernandina harbours one of the world’s most virgin, untouched ecosystems, and is another crown jewel of the Galapagos.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

oniric-cruises-espinoza-galapagos
PM: Vicente Roca Point

The impressive cliffs and coves of Vicente Roca Point are an excellent backdrop for a thrilling dinghy ride. Just three minutes of a degree south of the equator you can encounter a family of endemic Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants along the shoreline.

Activities: snorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

oniric-cruises-vicente-roca-galapagos

Thursday

AM: Puerto Egas (Santiago)

Puerto Egas is historical, and the favourite site on Santiago for wildlife lovers; and it’s even the best place in the archipelago to observe Galapagos fur seals.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

puerto-egas-santiago-islands
PM: Rabida

Upon landing at this remarkable red beach, you will usually be greeted by a large bachelor colony of Galapagos sea lions.

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

Difficulty: Easy-Medium

Rabida-galapagos-islands

Friday

AM: Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

Strolling along its coastline, the blinding white Bachas Beach appears full of natural life. It is one of most important breeding sites for Pacific green turtles.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

Las bachas beach Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
Transfer to Baltra Airport

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

We hope that you will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Avianca Galapagos ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 1

Saturday

AM: Arrival Baltra Airport

At Baltra Airport you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Cc. Fausto Llerena

A tour at Fausto Llerena Breeding Center you can see the tortoises of Española Island, ending in the tortoise exhibit corral. Tortoises of this corral are accustomed to humans; it is an excellent spot to be photographed with them!

Activities: hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

el chato reserve Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 2

Sunday

AM: Eden Islet (Santa Cruz)

El Eden is a paradisiacal tuff cone islet, just off the west coast of Santa Cruz (between Whale Bay and Dragon Hill).

Activities: kayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

eden-islet-galapagos-oniric-cruises
PM: Dragon Hill

Thanks to the successful breeding programme Dragon Hill is still populated by the largest wild population of Galapagos land iguanas on Santa Cruz.

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

Difficulty: Easy

Dragon Hill Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 3

Monday

AM: Whitetip reef shark channe

This group of jagged rocky islets just off the coast of Puerto Villamil forms one of most stereotypical sites of the  Galapagos.

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

Difficulty: Moderated

tintoreras-treasure-oniric-Cruises-Galapagos-Islands-Ecuador
PM: Wetlands & Wall of tears

The wetlands and brackish lagoons of Isabela are among the best places to spot aquatic, wading and shore birds.

Activities:  hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Wetlands-galapagos-islands-ecuador
DAY 4

Tuesday

AM: Moreno point

Fresh, promising greens of pioneer vegetation contrast strongly with the dead, pitch-black lava flow that once reached the ocean at Moreno Point.

Activities:  kayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderated

moreno-point-treasure-oniric-Cruises-Galapagos-Islands-Ecuador
PM: Tagus Cove

Tagus Cove is a historical anchorage at the northern entrance of Bolivar Channel (between Isabela and Fernandina).

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

Difficulty: Easy – Moderated

oniric-cruises-tagus-cove-galapagos
DAY 5

Wednesday

AM: Espinoza Point (Fernandina)

Westernmost Fernandina harbours one of the world’s most virgin, untouched ecosystems, and is another crown jewel of the Galapagos.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

oniric-cruises-espinoza-galapagos
PM: Vicente Roca Point

The impressive cliffs and coves of Vicente Roca Point are an excellent backdrop for a thrilling dinghy ride. Just three minutes of a degree south of the equator you can encounter a family of endemic Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants along the shoreline.

Activities: snorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

oniric-cruises-vicente-roca-galapagos
DAY 6

Thursday

AM: Puerto Egas (Santiago)

Puerto Egas is historical, and the favourite site on Santiago for wildlife lovers; and it’s even the best place in the archipelago to observe Galapagos fur seals.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

puerto-egas-santiago-islands
PM: Rabida

Upon landing at this remarkable red beach, you will usually be greeted by a large bachelor colony of Galapagos sea lions.

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

Difficulty: Easy-Medium

Rabida-galapagos-islands
DAY 7

Friday

AM: Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

Strolling along its coastline, the blinding white Bachas Beach appears full of natural life. It is one of most important breeding sites for Pacific green turtles.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

Las bachas beach Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
Transfer to Baltra Airport

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

We hope that you will return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Avianca Galapagos ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
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