Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to the airport in Baltra Island, you will be transferred to Cormorant Catamaran at the bay. After lunch you will visit Bachas Beach, one of the main nesting sites for sea turtles, that is also one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos. After this activity head back to the catamaran for dinner.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be heading to Genovesa Island, specifically el Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip ́s Steps, a rocky path that leads to a cliff-face. A marvelous view can be appreciated from here. This site is also home to palo santo vegetation as well as red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, Galapagos swallows, and Galapagos Doves. In the afternoon, you will visit Darwin Bay, a white coral sand beach, that leads to a mangrove ecosystem filled with land birds like Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. You will also see tidal pools where sea lions swim playfully. After this activity head back to the catamaran for dinner.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, you will visit South Plaza Island, home of a large sea lion colony and also of land iguanas, marine iguanas and hybrid of these species that coexist here. During the afternoon, you will visit Santa Fe Island, home of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Santa Fe Iguana and a variety of finches. You can take a trail to a scenic point from which you will see the entire island. After this activity, dinner will be served onboard the catamaran.
Day 4: Cormorant Galapagos Catamaran
Early in the morning, you will visit Witch Hill, that is one of the most picturesque beach in the Archipelago, which main attraction is its coral sand beach, where you may spot sea turtles and various types of booby birds. You can also swim and snorkel in this place. During the afternoon, head to Pitt Point located at the east end of San Cristobal Island. In this place, you will go through a trail where you will watch three species of boobies and two species of frigates nesting in the same area. You will also spot sea lions along the olivine beach. You can snorkel too. End of the day and dinner onboard the catamaran.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
After breakfast, the catamaran will land at San Cristobal Island where you will visit Jacinto Gordillo Tortoise Breeding Center, also called Galapaguera, where you will learn about the conservation efforts to preserve the tortoise species of the Archipelago. After this activity, you will be transferred to San Cristobal Airport and take your flight back to the continent.
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