Day 1: Galapagos Islands
We start the trip with a visit to Charles Darwin Station to learn about the conservation efforts and scientific research that has been made to preserve the Galapagos giant tortoise.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, head to Floreana Island, first to the Cormorant Peninsula, where you will be welcomed by a small Galapagos sea lion colony. You will also see a green sand beach that contains olivine crystal, and a white coral sand beach. You may also spot stingrays along the shore. After lunch, we go to Post Office bay, where you can bring your postcards and post them in the peculiar barrel of this historic site. This place commemorates the improvised mail service that was situated here during the 18th century. End of the day and dinner.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning head to Gardner Bay at Española Island, that is an important breeding site for pacific green turtles. But the main attraction is the Galapgos sea lion colony. After lunch, head to Suarez Point, that is a basaltic cliff which forms a blowhole where water sprays high into the air. The trail also takes us past nesting sites of blue footed boobies and waved albatross.
Day 4: Archipel I
The first activity of the day will be the visit to Pitt Point, which was the first sight of land that Charles Darwin spotted when he first arrived at the Archipelago in 1835. You will see a group of Galapagos sea lions, a male colony. From here you will take a trail that leads up to tropical dry forest vegetation, and after a bit of walking you may spot various species of boobies, such as blue footed, red footed and Nazca boobies. After lunch, head to Witch Hill. Its main attraction is a coral sand beach, which is an excellent place to swim and snorkel. This place was one of the first that Darwin visited, and you may also see coastal and migratory birds. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
First activity in the morning will be a visit to Lobos Islet, where a colony of Galapagos sea lions lives, in particular nurturing mothers with their babies. You may also spot male blue footed boobies and great frigate birds. After this activity you will take a shuttle back to San Cristobal Airport, to take your flight back to the continent.
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