SOLARISE I ROUTE C

ITINERARY C / 5D – 4N

This itinerary packs some of the Galapagos Island’s best sites into five days, giving a good overview of the the southern part of the archipelago. Champion Islet and Bartolome are two of the most popular snorkelling sites, where you can swim with fishing penguins, sea lions and turtles. The birdlife on this route is abundant, as you’ll get to spot albatrosses, booby colonies, flamingos, flightless cormorants and much more. Other sites include Gardner Bay, Suarez Point, Cormorant Point, Champion Islet and Post Office Bay.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Embark on a ‘moonwalk’ on the barren lava flow of Sullivan Bay and climb to the summit of Bartolome.
  • Snorkel with playful sea lions, colourful reef fish and Pacific green turtles.
  • Post your cards in the historical barrel at Post Office Bay.
  • Explore emerald lagoons and enter shallow saltwater marshes in an inflatable dinghy.

navigation-hours
±21h
hikes galapagos
±5x
dinghy-ride
±3x
snorkelling galapagos islands
±4x
difficulty
Easy Moderate
High chance of spotting

Waved Albatross
Galapagos waved albatross

Sea Lion
galapagos sea lion

American Frigatebird
American frigatebird

Blue & Red footed boobies
Blue footed boobies

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: Arrival at San Cristobal Airport

PM: Colorado Hill hike galapagos islands

DAY 2 / SATURDAY

AM: Gardner Bay (Española) hike galapagos islandskayak galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

PM: Suarez Point (Española) hike galapagos islands

DAY 3 / SUNDAY

AM: Cormorant Point / Champion Islet (Floreana) hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

DAY 4 / MONDAY

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

PM: Bartholomew hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

DAY 5 / TUESDAY

AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) panga ride galapagos islands

Transfer to Baltra Airport

ISLANDS OVERVIEW & ACTIVITIES

ITINERARY C

Friday

AM: Arrival at San Cristobal Airport

Arrival at San Cristobal  Airport and transfer in. You have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

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PM: Colorado Hill (San Cristobal)

One thing becomes clear on your visit to the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre on Colorado Hill: it’s hard work to save the last local giants of San Cristobal.

Activities: hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

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Saturday

AM: Gardner Bay (Española)

Being one of the crown jewels of the Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.

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

Difficulty: Easy – Moderate

Gardner Bay Oniric Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Suarez Point (Española)

Española’s western tip is a true birdwatcher’s and photographer’s dream. Feel as though you’re within an exciting nature documentary, and take a short hike past colourful marine iguanas.

Activities: hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Suarez point Oniric Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Sunday

AM: Cormorant Point (Floreana)

Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live exclusively in West Galapagos). Instead, you may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.

Activities: hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderated

Cormorant Point Oniric cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout

Bring your postcards and post them in the peculiar traditional barrel on this historic site that seems to be located at the end of the world.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

Post Office bay Oniric Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Monday

AM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

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: Moderated

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:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy – Moderated

Bartolome Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Tuesday

AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)

This beautiful and tranquil bay is actually not a landing site, but is the ideal spot for a dinghy (panga) exploration.

Activities:  panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Black-Turtle-Cove-galapagos-islands
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 take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you until the check-in counters in the departure hall

We expect you to return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

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DAY 1

Friday

AM: Arrival at San Cristobal Airport

Arrival at San Cristobal  Airport and transfer in. You have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Colorado Hill (San Cristobal)

One thing becomes clear on your visit to the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre on Colorado Hill: it’s hard work to save the last local giants of San Cristobal.

Activities: hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

el chato reserve Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 2

Saturday

AM: Gardner Bay (Española)

Being one of the crown jewels of the Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.

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

Difficulty: Easy – Moderate

Gardner Bay Oniric Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Suarez Point (Española)

Española’s western tip is a true birdwatcher’s and photographer’s dream. Feel as though you’re within an exciting nature documentary, and take a short hike past colourful marine iguanas.

Activities: hike galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Suarez point Oniric Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 3

Sunday

AM: Cormorant Point (Floreana)

Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live exclusively in West Galapagos). Instead, you may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.

Activities: hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Moderated

Cormorant Point Oniric cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout

Bring your postcards and post them in the peculiar traditional barrel on this historic site that seems to be located at the end of the world.

Activities:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands 

Difficulty: Easy

Post Office bay Oniric Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 4

Monday

AM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

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: Moderated

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:  hike galapagos islandssnorkeling galapagos islands panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy – Moderated

Bartolome Archipel ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador
DAY 5

Tuesday

AM: Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)

This beautiful and tranquil bay is actually not a landing site, but is the ideal spot for a dinghy (panga) exploration.

Activities:  panga ride galapagos islands

Difficulty: Easy

Black-Turtle-Cove-galapagos-islands
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 take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you until the check-in counters in the departure hall

We expect you to return home with stunning pictures and unforgettable lifelong memories!

Activities:

Difficulty: – –

Avianca Galapagos ATC Cruises Galapagos Islands Ecuador