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Puerto Velasco Ibarra - Floreana

Galapagos Islands


Puerto Velasco Ibarra is a small village on Floreana Island, the first colonized island in Galapagos, in 1832. Here you can find the island's only hotel, Pension Wittmer. Members of the first family who lived in Galapagos still run the hotel, and most of the island's population of 120 residents live in this hamlet. It is a perfect place for long peaceful walks and wildlife-watching, as this tiny settlement is set in a sheltered bay, with a black-sand beach. Locals can also drive you into the highlands through the forest in a chiva, an open-sided bus.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking

Highlights at Puerto Velasco Ibarra

  • First Colonized Island


Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Lava Heron, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Vermilion Flycatcher

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Bird Photography Tour: Ecuador Andean Choco & East Slope

Scheduled Group Departure 2023

Max group: 6 photographers!

Price: $3,600 USD

per person sharing double room
* Single supplement: $720


Tour details:

Length: 12 Days
Start / End city: Quito
Pace: Easy
Physical difficulty: Easy
Focus: Bird photography
Max group size: 6 photographers