Pioneers of Galapagos Island travel, Metropolitan Touring, has launched the first luxury island hopping safari in the archipelago, offering greater flexibility than a traditional cruise and the chance to explore some of its more remote regions.

The tour begins on Isabela Island, where guests will stay at the luxuriousScalesia Lodge. Here guests can set off on day trips to traverse the rim of the active Sierra Negra Volvano and explore the Tintoreras Islets.

The holiday continues to Santa Cruz to stay at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel where travellers can spend time exploring the neighbouring isles, spotting scaled iguanas and monolithic tortoises.