2017 Western Galapagos Itinerary: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Western Islands 7-Day Tour (Friday to Thursday)

La Pinta Western 5D/4N

We’re delighted to have you on board for this journey of discovery to some of the most beautiful islands in the Galapagos. This itinerary will take us to the true origins of the archipelago, to a world only recently created by the titanic tectonic upheavals of our Earth’s crust, whose volcanic hot spot formed the islands in a blink of an eye in geological time. Fernandina Island is regarded as one of the most pristine island environments anywhere in the world, where life has evolved in its natural state, far from the intervention of man. From the west, we venture back to the Central Islands, landing at the intriguing red beach of Rabida and seeking out the land iguanas of Cerro Dragon. On Santa Cruz, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and get up close to giant tortoises in their natural environment. In the south, we learn about the Galapagos very own “murder mystery”, spot flamingos and snorkel at one of the best sites in the archipelago: Champion Islet. Back in the Central Islands, we head back to Baltra Island for the flight back to the mainland. You will find all corners of the Galapagos stunning, and they will delight you in different ways. Rest assured the crew aboard La Pinta will do their utmost to ensure your Galapagos experience is truly deeply moving and memorable.

Western Galapagos Islands

  • Baltra
  • North Seymour
  • Isabela
  • Fernandina
  • Santa Cruz
  • Floreana

Iconic Species

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  • Blue-Footed Booby
  • Nazca Booby
  • Flightless Cormorant
  • American Flamingos
  • Great & Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Galapagos Hawk
  • Land Iguana
  • Marine Iguana
  • Galapagos Penguin
  • Galapagos Sea Lion
  • Galapagos Fur Seal
  • Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Galapagos Dove
  • Galapagos Mockingbird
  • Floreana Mockingbird
  • Darwin’s Fnches
  • Brown Pelican
  • Swallow-Tailed Gull
  • Lava Gull
  • Lava (striated) Heron
  • Galapagos Martin

Highlight Sites

  • Post Office Bay
  • Darwin Lake
  • Urbina Upheaval
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Baroness Tower

Itinerary highlights

Itinerary Map

Yacht La Pinta - Western Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Friday
Day 2: Saturday
Day 3: Sunday
Day 4: Monday
Day 5: Tuesday
Day 6: Wednesday
Day 7: Thursday
Prices 2017 per person (USD)


Luxury Cabin (Twin/Doble)

From $ 6,204

Yacht La Pinta - Luxury Cabin


Luxury Plus Cabin (Double/Triple)

From $ 6,204

Yacht La Pinta - Luxury Plus Cabin
  • 1 small backpack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sneakers with rubber soles
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • T-shirts
  • Long and short sleeved shirts
  • Wind breaker
  • Bathing suit or a wetsuit for snorkelling in cold months
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunblock and repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & video recorder
  • Any medicine you may be taking
  • Book/Notebook


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Soft drinks*
  • Island sightseeing
  • Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only
  • Wet suit rental and snorkelling gear
  • Internet**
  • Taxes and transfers in the islands.
  • Transfer from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colón, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colón, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton, Unipark) to airport for flights to / from Galapagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest’s hotel contact.

Please note:

*Soft drinks include juices and carbonated drinks, not “virgin” cocktails;
** Internet connections aboard consist of 2 computer stations in the library and Wi-Fi in the yacht’s social areas; due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.

Not included:

  • Airfare to/from the Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park admission fee (US $100 subject to change without notice)*
  • Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 20 per person)*
  • Alcoholic beverages**
  • Tips
  • Gifts and additional items.

* At your request, we can include the Galapagos National Park entrance fee of US$100 and migration control card fee of US$20 (subject to change). However, please note that, due to administrative and operational reasons, these fees can only be included when guests travel on the operation departure date. This service does not apply for guests who travel before a departure date (even if the departure is with us).
** Please note, we charge guests who wish to bring bottles of wine and/or spirits aboard our vessels a corkage fee of $27+taxes.

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