Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Begin your journey after landing at Baltra Airport and heading to the harbor of Baltra where you will board Angelito Yacht. After lunch, the experience will start at las Bachas, a white coral beach in the north of Santa Cruz Island, where you will visit water lagoons where it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds like white cheeked pintail ducks. Dinner onboard.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early start after breakfast. The day begins at Mosquera, a small sandy island located between North Seymour and Baltra and where you will see one of the biggest sea lion colonies in Galapagos. After lunch, you will head to Cerro Dragon, a very scenic visiting point. You will see a flamingo lagoon and then a prickly cactus forest, to end with a visit to where the land iguanas nesting place. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
The day begins at Tagus Cove, that used to be a resting site for early pirates and whalers. After a hike uphill you arrive to Darwin lake, a saltwater crater lake. Return to the dinghy and sail through the cliffs to look out for Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants. After lunch, head to Punta Espinoza for a hike where you will see marine iguanas in big groups. You will also see nesting places for flightless cormorants, lava lizards, Galapagos hawks and marine turtles. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
The day begins at Urbina Bay – Isabela Island, where you will see flightless cormorant and marine iguanas. Sometimes it is also possible to see Galapagos tortoises along the pathway. After lunch, head to Elizabeth bay, and after turning the motor off, you will have a dinghy ride to observe marine turtles.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning we hike on the rough lava field of Punta Moreno, where you can see three species of cactus. Find some brackish water pools with flamingos and white cheeked pintail ducks, and also Galapagos penguins and marine iguanas. Then, navigate to Puerto Villamil and observe Cerro Azul Volcano for some whale watching.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
By bus we go uphill to the caldera of the Sierra Negra Volcano, then visit Villamil Lagoon, and finally head to the tortoise breeding center. On the walk back you can see flamingos and black necked stilts.
Day 7: Galapagos Islands
Begin your journey at Green Beach of Punta Cormorant in Isla Floreana. You will go to a big salt water lagoon with flamingos, and other types of birds, then head back through the White Flour Sand beach, a famous nesting point for marine turtles. After lunch, visit Devils Crown, a famous snorkeling place in Galapagos. Next, go to Post Office Bay to check if there is a letter or postcard to the country you are from, this is a tradition at this place. Then navigate to Santa Cruz- Puerto Ayora, where you will have the opportunity to visit the town or shop for souvenirs.
Day 8: Galapagos Islands
The last day begins with a panoramic navigation around Daphne Island, famous for the studies by Peter and Rosemary Grant about the Darwin finches. After lunch, you will visit North Seymour, arriving at its rocky coast, where you can watch sea lions, swallow tailed gulls, sally light foot crabs and marine iguanas. The trail that will lead you to the nesting area of colonies of blue footed bobbies and frigate birds. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 9: Galapagos Islands
Early breakfast and sail to Sombrero Chino in Santiago Island, the shape of this Island looks like a Chinese hat, hence its name. The wet landing will take place on a small white coral beach with sea lions. Lunch onboard. Continue your journey at Bartholome island. You will get a spectacular view from the top of the island. You will also have the possibility for snorkeling around the pinnacle rock. During the late afternoon you will go with the dinghy to look out for Galapagos penguins.
Day 10: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, head to Isla Genovesa - Darwin Bay, and land on a small beach made of coral sand. You will see red mangrove along the coast and a prickly cactus that only grows on Genovesa. You will also see swallow tailed gulls and red footed boobies, along with frigate birds. Lunch onboard. You continue your journey to Prince Philip´s steps, which offer the possibility to climb the steep basaltic cliff, and a trail that leads to a small nesting colony of masked boobies and crosses a dense forest of palo santo. You will also see small petrels and short eared owls. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 11: Yacht Angelito I
The day begins at Puerto Egas, with the wet landing on a black beach, then you take a trail to see Galapagos sea lions and marine iguanas. And at the turning point of the trail you will watch a Galapagos fur seal colony. Lunch on board. Continue your activities at Rabida Island, that looks red due to containing ferric oxide of the lava and its recent formation. Here you will see one of the biggest Galapagos sea lion colony, and also a small lagoon with flamingos and white cheeked pintail ducks (depending on season).
Day 12: End of Itinerary
The journey ends at Santa Cruz Island, where you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, tolearn about the scientific work taking place in the National Park. You will also observe the Galapagos toroises up close. The trip ends with transfer to the airport for your flight back to the continent.
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