Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to the airport in Baltra Island, you will be transferred to the Darwin Yacht. After lunch, we visit Mosquera Islet, consisting of a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white sand beach, where a great colony of sea lions resides, and where you can also observe several species of shore birds. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
We disembark at South Plazas Island where you can find various species of land iguanas, and swallow-tailed gulls. Weather permiting we may swim or snorkel here too. After lunch head to Santa Fe, a great place to watch and swim with sea lions. This place is also the home to endemic species such as the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake and a variety of finches. After this activity, dinner will be served onboard.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
In the morning, the yacht will take you to the beautiful white sand beach at Gardner Bay to see lazing sea lions, and you will have an opportunity to snorkel or swim. In the afternoon 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, and spot sea lions, nesting sea birds (boobies & albatross), and Marine Iguanas. After this activity, dinner will be served onboard.
Day 4: Darwin Yacht
Early in the morning we land at Cormorant Point, where you will be welcomed by a small Galapagos sea lion colony, and can visit two beaches: one with green sand containing olivine crystal, and the other a white coral beach. After this activity, head to Devil´s Crown, a sub-marine crater that offers some of the most spectacular snorkeling in the Galapagos. After lunch, we go to Post Office bay, established in 1793 by British whalers to send letters to and from England, and even today, visitors have the opportunity to send letters of their own.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
After breakfast we land at Santa Cruz Island, where you will visit the famous Charles Darwin Station, a non-profit institution that dedicates itself to studying and protecting the flora and fauna of the Galapagos. This is one of the best places to see land tortoises. After this activity you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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