Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to Baltra Airport, you will be transferred to Endemic Catamaran. During the afternoon, after lunch, you will visit Dragon Hill, located in the north-western part of Santa Cruz island, you will have the opportunity to walk into the island and view the land iguana, that just a few decades ago was on the brink of extinction. You can also visit a flamingo ́s lagoon, and practice snorkel before you return to the yacht for dinner and rest.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, the first spot to visit will be Kicker Rock, an impressive geological formation due to erosion. This is a nesting place of sea birds. Additionally, curious sea lions, and marine life can be found, such as fish, turtles, sharks, rays, representing the main attraction for snorkeling. The next place to visit will be Witch Hill, named like this because of the bird that lives here called “Pajaro Brujo” Witch bird, also known as Vermillion Flycatcher. In the afternoon you will head to Lobos Island, where you can snorkel along with sea lions and spot blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
In the morning, after breakfast, the first place to visit will be Gardner Bay, that provides an excellent beach for swimming and snorkeling, where you will spot turtles and reef sharks, and also sea lions, which like to swim along the divers. After lunch, head to Suarez Point, a basaltic cliff which forms a blowhole where water sprays high into the air. A hike to the top makes a great opportunity to take spectacular pictures. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 4: Endemic Yacht
First activity of the day will be heading to Santa Fe island, which has two trail choices for visitors, one of which takes you to the tallest Opuntia cactus in the Galapagos. While the other trail takes you into the highlands where land iguanas can be seen. After a long walk, the opportunity to swim in calm waters or snorkel with playful sea lions.
During the afternoon, visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, also known as Charles Darwin Research Station. This place has an information center, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station where you will learn about the conservation efforts to preserve this species.
After visiting the Charles Darwin station, we will continue to the verdant highlands of Santa Cruz to see the giant tortoises in the wild. These amazing reptiles is where the name of the archipelago comes from. Enjoy the quiet beauty of these gentle giants, and keep an eye out for a wide variety of endemic birds, as well! To wrap up our visit, we’ll visit some fascinating lava tunnels to better understand how the islands were formed. This is a fun adventure that adds a flourish to the end of our day! After the visits, we will return to the Endemic for a delicious dinner.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
Early in the morning, you will visit South Plaza, home of a large sea lion colony and also of land iguanas, marine iguanas, and hybrid of these species that coexist here. 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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