Discover Galapagos Paradise

Discover Galapagos Paradise

Galapagos Adventure

Just choose how many nights you’ll spend on each island (Isabela / Santa Cruz) and we’ll take care of everything else. Everything, including your excursion, lodging, and all your meals.



To create your Galapagos adventure, you may choose from these activities that are subject to the daily scheduled tours of Red Mangrove:

Our main concern is that you enjoy the incredible beauty of the islands, along with all the services our Red Mangrove Lodges have to offer!


What Your Galapagos All-Inclusive Adventure Includes


PLATOYour tour includes lodging and meals in our hotels. It also includes all available excursions .

You’ll be served three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from either a fixed menu, buffet, or à la carte, depending on the number of guests. Soft drinks are included with your meal.

Excursions are scheduled by our staff and are subject to availability.

During a daily excursion, we combine visits to two of the activities listed below. On Isabela Island, our main activities take longer than a half day, for which reason we combine them with a shorter activity (see details below). Please remember that on arrival / departure days and on days you travel between islands you will not be able to do two activities.


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 Here are the details for each of the above activities:

Santa Cruz Highlands (Santa Cruz Island)

This adventure starts with a trip to “Los Gemelos” (The Twin Craters). These are two enormous collapsed lava chambers, a wonderful introduction to the majestic power of the forces of nature and the great biodiversity in the highlands of Santa Cruz. A short, easy hike will take you to Los Gemelos. They are surrounded by endemic flora and fauna (including a Scalesia Forest) where you might spot some Darwin finches or perhaps the short eared owl.

Later you will take a short ride to a 600-acre private reserve where the Giant Galapagos Tortoisesfreely roam, graze, and sleep. Sometimes it is a bit muddy here, so make sure you wear good shoes. Rubber boots are provided.


Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)

Our escorted tour to Tortuga Bay includes a walk to Tortuga Baythrough a path that merges with a giant Opuntia and Candelabra cactus forest. These are home to numerous Darwin Finches, Mockingbirds, Yellow Warblers, Lava Lizards and many more of the Galapagos endemic and native species.

As you enter this white sandy beach, you will have a chance to observe different marine species, like sting rays and baby reef sharks in the shallow waters of the mangroves.

After some swimming you take a very short hike to the marine iguana nesting site. The walk back is through a prickly pear forest carpeted in crimson sesuvium with black lava outcroppings home to more marine iguana colonies. A short boat ride brings you back to your lodge.

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Kayak and Snorkeling (Santa Cruz Island)

Before the start of your kayak adventure you will receive instructions on the basic techniques and a certified kayak specialist will join the tour to guarantee an outstanding and safe activity.

Even if you have never been in a kayak before, you will be paddling through the azure blue waters in no time. It is amazing to observe marine iguanas, sea lions and shorebirds from the water and to be able to look at them closely.

After kayaking you will have time to go snorkeling, with high chances to see sea lions, green sea turtles and countless schools of tropical fish!

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Garrapatero Beach (Santa Cruz Island)

During this escorted tour, you first leave for a 40 minute bus ride. Garrapatero Beach is located east of the small village of Bellavista in a natural, uninhabited area. The bus will take you to the spot from where an easy trail will lead you to the beautiful Garrapatero Beach in around 15 minutes.

This 3 kilometer white sandy beach is known as the best place to relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. It is common to find Finches here, migratory birds and occasionally marine iguanas.

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Charles Darwin Research Center (Santa Cruz Island)

During our escorted tour to the famous Charles Darwin Research Center you learn more about the theories of Darwin and the evolution of the animals to be found on the islands. You will visit the interpretation center and the Fausto Llerena Giant Tortoise breeding center, which is well-known because of Lonesome George, the oldest and last giant survivor of La Pinta Island.

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Charles Darwin Research Center (Santa Cruz Island)


During our escorted tour to the famous Charles Darwin Research Center you learn more about the theories of Darwin and the evolution of the animals to be found on the islands. You will visit the interpretation center and the Fausto Llerena Giant Tortoise breeding center, which is well-known because of Lonesome George, the oldest and last giant survivor of La Pinta Island.

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Sierra Negra Volcano (Isabela Island)

You depart in the morning after an early breakfast. Through the humid highlands of Isabela you are taken to the slopes of the Sierra Negra, considered the oldest volcano on Isabela Island. The hike to the caldera (crater) will take about an hour. If weather allows, you will enjoy breathtaking views.

The crater is the second largest in the world (after Ngorongoro in Tanzania) and measures over 10 km from one side to another. In 2005 the volcano erupted on the north-east side of the crater, an eruption that lasted a week. The lava flows covered much of the interior of the crater and in some places rose over two meters. After bordering the caldera some 5 kilometers, you get to rest some and have a snack under a Jaboncillo tree.

For the hardiest of the group, there is the option to continue hiking to Volcan Chico. This is located north-west of the Sierra Negra crater, where fumarole activity is abundant, and again, views are spectacular. This is not an easy hike however, as you walk mostly over sloping lava fields while descending and walking up at some parts. Good shoes are necessary. Remember: when walking down the lava field, you will need to return the same way.

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Tintoreras (Isabela Island)

The Tintoreras tour can take place in the morning or in the afternoon. You are taken to the main dock to board a small boat, which will take you to the Tintoreras visitors’ site. On the way, you slow down to see blue-footed boobies and Galapagos penguins, sharing the same rocky sunbathing spaces.

An intriguing walk through a jagged lava field, passing abundant colonies of nesting marine iguanas and sea lions, will bring you to a canal with shallow water, where the Tintoreras (or white-tipped reef sharks) are resting. The views from here are something you will take with you for the rest of your life!

The black, treacherous lava fields, the emerald green sea, the green mangroves, and the cloud-capped volcanoes of Isabela, create an afternoon backdrop you will never forget.

At the end of the walk, you can snorkel in the shallow bay, surrounded by mangroves, where you might see the white-tipped reef sharks, but also sea lions, sea turtles, and the mystery of the mangroves below the surface. Don’t worry; white-tipped reef sharks are not aggressive, but merely fascinating.

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Los Túneles (Isabela Island)

You depart for a 45 minute boatride to “Los Tuneles” (or tunnels) in the morning. Along the ride you will enjoy seeing beautiful Galapagos wildlife, including giant mantas rays and sea turtles. You will make a short stop at “Roca Union” where you will be able to see masked boobies, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, sea lions and occasionally fur seals.

“Los Tuneles” is a breathtaking site formed by lava arches on the water like labyrinths. Enjoy a panga ride along this site and experience close encounters with many species of fish, rays, sea turtles and perhaps the Galapagos penguins while snorkeling!

You will continue discovering this labyrinth of lava arches during a second snorkel experience.

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Wetlands (Isabela Island)

You are taken on a ride to the town of Puerto Villamil to enjoy the simplicity of this traditional island. During the visit to the Galapagos National Park Isabela Breeding Station, you will be able to get to know the different specifies of Galapagos Tortoises and see the growing process from newborns up to centenary individuals, before leaving on a walk of around 45 minutes along a beautiful boardwalk.

Here in the Isabela Wetlands you have great opportunities to see flamingos and other stunning seabirds. Before returning to your lodge you visit the well-known Playa del Amor (Beach of Love) and enjoy the magical feeling of this sand beach surrounded by mangroves.

On days you travel between islands, it might be possible to complete one activity.

Shorter activities Isabela:

Complete your Red Mangrove All-Inclusive Adventure with additional services such as national flights, your transfer from the airport to our lodge on the first day, boat transfers between islands and your transfer back to the airport on the last day. Do not hesitate to ask us for additional prices.

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