Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to San Cristobal Airport, you will be transferred to the first visiting site, David Rodriguez Breeding Center, a place that provides information about the origin and evolution of the giant tortoise and explain the importance of this place to safeguard the future of these creatures. You can also see baby tortoises being reared in semi-natural conditions. After this activity, you will be transferred to the yacht for dinner and rest.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will head to Suarez Point at Española Island. This place is packed with wildlife and is best explored by following a circular trail, here you will observe nesting sites of large colonies of Nazca and blue/footed boobies and mocking birds. Red and marine iguanas are also present. There is also a geological highlight: several blowholes capable of shooting water 25, onto the air, which makes this place an amazing landscape. In the afternoon, you will visit Gardner Bay, place with a pristine sand beach, dotted with sea lions. This is a perfect spot to relax, kayak or paddle board. A short panga ride from here will take you to Gardner and Osborn Islets, superb locations for snorkeling with young sea lions and a variety of colorful tropical fish and corals.
Day 3: M/C Elite
First activity of the day will be heading to Cormorant Point at Floreana Island, where you can find two contrasting beaches, one with green tinted sand due to the high content of olivine crystals, and another with pure white sand, derived from pulverized coral (known as “flour beach”) There is also a saltwater lagoon frequented by one of the largest population of Galapagos flamingos, as well as other shorebirds like stilts, white cheeked pintails and large billed flycatchers. You can also take a panga ride to Champion Islet, an extinct shield volcano which provides a nice opportunity to snorkel. In the afternoon you will visit Post Office Bay, a place established by British whalers in the 18th century that was used by them to post their letters, and visitors can still take part in today. Then you will head to Baroness’ Lookout, a volcanic formation named after an Australian baroness, who visited the island in the 1930s. From here you have a panoramic view of the coastline.
Day 4: End of Itinerary
Early in the morning, you will head to Mosquera Islet, a flat small islet located between Baltra and North Seymour Islands, place where you will encounter a large population of sea lions, shorebirds and the striking sally light foot crabs that cling to the dark rocks. After this visit, you will be transferred to Baltra Airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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