Wetlands Tour of Isabela Island

Wetlands are some of the most ecologically vibrant landscapes in the world, occupying a fascinating limbo between the land and the sea. This tour lets you tour the waters around the island in a dingy and hiking or biking on trails through the wetlands – your choice. The tour takes about three hours on bike and four hours on foot. You’ll see four types of wetlands as well as colorful native species, including pink flamingos.

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  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Hiking on trails across the island take you to one of the Galápagos’s most historically interesting sights, the Wall of Tears – a surviving piece from the island’s mid-20th century penal colony. It’s 300 feet (91 m) long, and was built with dangerous, sometimes deadly construction methods, and the name references the suffering of its builders. You’ll learn more about the island’s natural history at stops like the estuary tunnel, which formed from the eruptions that shaped the Galápagos islands. The tour also takes you to see the tortoise breeding center, home to some of the island’s oldest residents.

Follow your guide to a couple of Isabela beaches, both relaxing places to observe wildlife. La Playita is a classic Galápagos beach, with a ton of marine iguanas basking in the sun, all but indifferent to the passers-by. Playa del Amor has a shallow lagoon that makes for a pleasant swim, rounding out the attractions that make up this highly varied and intriguing nature tour.

What to Bring

Wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, swim suit, camera, and comfortable shoes.

What's included

Naturalist guide, land transportation, boat ride, and optional bicycle.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.