Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon you arrival to Baltra Aiport you will be transferred to the first visiting site, Santa Cruz Highlands, where you will se the agricultural zone and the typical vegetation of the island. You will also visit a private reserver called "El Chato" to see the Galapagos giant tortoises roaming freely. After this activity you will head to the yacht to settle in and rest. Dinner will be served onboard.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will disembark at Villamil Port, located in the southern part of Isabela. First you will head to Tintoreras Islet, place where you will watch sea lions, tintoreras, and white tip sharks swimming by. Then you will continue to the Wall of Tears, a man made monument constructed during the 1940´s when this island was used as a penal colony. FInally you will have the opportunity to head to Breeding Center to see Galapagos tortoises and learn about the conservation efforts made to preserve them, or to Sierra Negra Volcano, for an excursion to this visiting point. End of the day and dinner onboard.
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Day 3: Galapagos Islands
First activity in the morning will be heading to Moreno Point, a bay with small lagoons where flamingos often stay, among other bird species. In the afternoon you will visit Mangle Point at Fernandina Island, one of the youngest in the archipelago, which is also a nice snorkeling site, excelent to spot penguins too. After this visits dinner will be served onboard.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will head to Espinosa Point at Fernadina Island, place with an amazing scenery of cacti, and mangrove vegetation, along with flightless cormorants, sea lions and one of the largest species of marine iguanas in the islands. In the afternoon head to Tagus Cove, located at the feat of Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island, this used to be a popular site for pírates and whalers, This is also a nice place to snorkel.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, the yacht will take you to Egas Port at Santiago Island, place that until the sixties was used as a salt mine, so some abandoned buildings are still standing at this area. There are also marine iguanas, and glowing red crabs that you will spot along the shore. Three species of Galapagos herons live at this spot, and fur seals and sea lions live in this spot too. In the afternoon you will visit Chinese Hat, an islet that has this particular shape hence its name. Sea lions inhabit the white coral beach. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast you will take a dinghy ride to Black Turtle Cove, place that was visited by buccaneers and pirates in past centuries, and that is also home of sea turtles and schools of gold rays and sharks. After lunch, you will head to North Seymour, where the largest colony of frigate birds live together with swallow tailed gulls and pelicans, this place is also home of land iguanas, brought here from Baltra. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 7: Millennium Yacht
First activity of the day will be heading to Bartolome Island, one of the most iconic places in the archipelago famous for its pinnacle rock and an amazing landscape. There are also two beaches, separated by a narrow mangrove belt. In the northern one you will have the opportunity to swim or snorkel. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will visit Sullivan Bay, place distinctive for its lava formations that form and amazing sighting. In the evening you can again swim or snorkel with the sea lions that inhabit this place. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
Early in the morning you will head to Bachas beach on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island, one of the most important nesting sites for sea turtles. Behind the beach dunes there is also a small lagoon, where flamingos, stilts and Bahama ducks can be spotted. At midday, after this visit, you will be transferred to Baltra airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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