Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to Baltra Airport, you will be transferred to the catamaran to settle in and for lunch. In the afternoon you will go to the first visiting point, Fausto Llerena Breeding Center at Santa Cruz Island, where you will learn about the breeding program and conservation program that have been done to preserve the Galapagos giant tortoises species. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will take a dinghy ride to Tintoreras Islet, a small bay of completely calm turquoise waters, where you can see reef sharks named Tintoreras, hence the name of this place. During the afternoon, you will hike to Sierra Negra Volcano, this site offers an impressive view of Isabela Island. Then, you will head to the Wetlands of Isabela Island, this ecosystem consists of mangrove, and it's home to a variety of unique bird species. Finally, you will visit Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where you will learn about the conservation of all the tortoises’ species of the Island, and see the juvenile and adult individuals that inhabit there.
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Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will visit Moreno Point in the north coast of Isabela, between volcanoes Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul, through a trail of solidified lava until a coastal lagoon where you will see several species of birds. After lunch, you will head to Elizabeth Bay, the only place where old tropical mangrove forest grows and penguins inhabit them, which you will visit by dinghy ride, After these activities, end of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be disembarking at Espinosa Point, a site rich for its wildlife, like sea lions, penguins, crabs, herons and more, living along with the mangrove forest, native to this place. During the afternoon you will visit Vicente Roca Point, by a dingy ride, comprised of two separate coves and where you will see spectacular sea life. You can also see penguins, blue-footed boobies and Nazca boobies. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
At the beginning of the day you will head to Egas Port, a beach located at the west side of Santiago Island, its main attractive its black sand beach, where you can also see Galapagos Fur Seals, Galapagos Hawks, and salt water lagoons where flamingos can be seen. During the afternoon, you will head to Espumilla Beach in James Bay, where you can see playful sea lions, fur seals and various species of seabirds. This is also a good place to snorkel. You will also visit Buccaneers Cove, that used to be a hideout for pirates.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
First acitivity of the day will be heading to Bartholomew Island, that consists of an extinct volcano, and it's famous for its amazing landscape and its Pinnacle Rock, which you will see once you climb to the highest point of this Island. This place is also good for swimming and snorkeling. In the afternoon, you will head to Sullivan Bay, at Santiago Island, this place is famous for its volcanic soil, and you can distinguish to types of solidified lava, pahoehoe, and a'a. This is a truly amazing experience. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 7: Cormorant Galapagos Catamaran
Early in the morning, you will visit Chinese hat island, located southeast coast of Santiago Island, its known for the particular form that this place has, hence its name. This is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tubes and lava flows. In the afternoon, you will visit Dragon Hill, one of the newest visitor sites, with a trail to the lagoon lookout where you can spot flamingos, pintail ducks and land iguanas native from this island. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
After breakfast head to North Seymour, located north of Baltra this place is an uplifted island, where you will be able to see Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds which are abundant on the Island. After this activity, you will be transferred from the boat to Baltra airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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