At World's End: Embrace the Biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands | August 27, 2022

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Encounter an extraordinary array of wildlife on this overland trip to the Galápagos Islands – an archipelago around 1,000km (621mi) off mainland Ecuador. From kayaking in the Itabaca Channel to snorkeling around Kicker Rock, you’ll waste no time covering the most majestic sites in five days, giving you the chance to spot sea lions, sharks and more. Marvel at ...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Snorkel, kayak and stand-up paddleboard in the Itabaca Channel
    • Sleep alongside giant tortoises in El Chato nature reserve
    • Hike along lava trails and encounter spectacular birdlife on San Cristóbal
    • Swim with sea lions at Punta Carola Beach
    • Explore remote, uninhabited islands

What's this trip about?

    Encounter an extraordinary array of wildlife on this overland trip to the Galápagos Islands – an archipelago around 1,000km (621mi) off mainland Ecuador. From kayaking in the Itabaca Channel to snorkeling around Kicker Rock, you’ll waste no time covering the most majestic sites in five days, giving you the chance to spot sea lions, sharks and more. Marvel at giant tortoises from your idyllic glamping retreat in the Santa Cruz highlands and venture to uninhabited islands to experience a more rugged side to the Galápagos.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 14 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityPuerto Ayora
End CityPuerto Baquerizo Moreno

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • High Adventure
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Photography
  • Scuba Diving


  • South America
  • Ecuador


  • Galapagos


  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • Two nights nature reserve camp
    • Two nights standard hotel accommodation
    • Private and local transport
    • Four breakfasts, four lunches, two dinners
    • Local Insider
    • Return airport transfers
    • Itabaca Channel kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding
    • Giant tortoise spotting in El Chato
    • Uninhabited island excursion
    • Cerro Tijeretas hike
    • Snorkeling at Punta Carola Beach
    • La Galapaguera tortoise reserve visit


Travel Map
Galápagos Magic Camp

Itabaca Channel kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding Giant tortoise spotting in El Chato Welcome dinner Day 2 Spot endemic wildlife on an uninhabited island Venture to one of the remote, uninhabited islands of the Galápagos by yacht, accompanied b...
Galápagos Magic Camp

Uninhabited island excursion Day 3 Hike to Cerro Tijeretas and snorkel with sea lions After breakfast, wave goodbye to Santa Cruz as you take a speedboat to San Cristóbal – the island where Charles Darwin first set foot in 1835. Follow the hiking trail through la...
Hotel Casa Blanca

Cerro Tijeretas hike Snorkeling at Punta Carola Beach

Kayaking Day 4 Explore San Cristóbal at leisure You have the option to spend today as you please or board a boat to Kicker Rock – an extinct volcano which towers nearly 150m (492ft) above the Pacific. Teeming with an incredible variety of marine species, it’s one...
Hotel Casa Blanca

Kicker Rock scuba diving Kicker Rock snorkeling Day 5 Visit La Galapaguera tortoise reserve and depart from the Galápagos Make the most of your final morning by visiting La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado – a tortoise reserve in the southeast corner of San Cristó...
La Galapaguera tortoise reserve visit

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Last Updated: 6/4/2022

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