Aqua Naturalist 8 Days - Itinerary B 2021

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Day 1: Galapagos Islands

Upon your arrival to Baltra Airport, you will take a short bus ride to Ayora Port, and get onboard Aqua Yacht, once you settle in and have lunch onboard, you will head to the first visiting point, North Seymour, a small islet. which is also one of the most visited sites for the birdlife, since here resides one of the biggest extensive colony of blue footed boobies and frigate birds. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Day 2: Galapagos Islands

After breakfast, you will head to South Plaza, part of to islands known as Islas Plazas, where various outstanding species of the archipelago reside, like hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana. The large population of iguanas is due to the presence of tuna, their favourite food. You can also spot swallow-tailed gulls ensting in the cliffs, frigate birds, and brown pelicans. In the afternoon head to Santa Fe island, which was formed by an uplift, and is home of endemic species like Galapagos Hawk, galapagos snake and mockingbird, and also two species of land iguanas. You can aslo snorkel at this spot, along with tropical fish and sea lions. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Day 3: Galapagos Islands

Early in the morning you will disembark at Santa Cruz Island,to visit Fausto Llerena Breeding center, and also visit the Van Straelen Interpretation Center to spot various species of giant tortoises and leran about the conservation efforts of this species. In the afternoon head to Cormorant Point, at Floreana Island, formed by samll volcanic cones, where a Palo Santo Forest can ve visited and there are also two beaches that you can visit, one with green sand, formed by olivine cristals, and one white like sand, formed by coral. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Day 4: Galapagos Islands

Early in the morning head to Dragon Hill, where you can spot two species: Galapagos Land Iguanas and American Flamingos. You can climb to a giant opuntia cacti sitewhere this iguanas feed and breed, the appear as little dragons hence the name of this place. There are also saline lagoons behind the beach,, where you can spot flamingos. After lunch, you will head to Chinese Hat Islet nearby Santiago Island, this is a high volcanic cone, that has this particular shape, hence its name. A small colony of Galapagos penguins have settled here, and is also the right place to learn about the volcanic origin of the islands, and about lava bombs and lava tunnerls. After this activity you will head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Day 5: Galapagos Islands

Early in the mornign you will head to Cowlet Islet, a popular site where you will encounter a range of shark species, Galapagos sea lions, stingrays, green sea turtles, manta rays and more. In the afternoon you will head to Albany Islet northwest of Santiago Island, which is a great site to observe tiger nudibranchs, sea turtles, Galapagos black coral, Galapagos sharks and golden eagle rays. After this visit, head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Cowlet Islet

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Day 6: Galapagos Islands

After breakfast, you will head to Egas Port, and you will have a wet landing, and begin with an easy walk through the shoreline of the balck sand beach at this place, while spotting sea lions, salli lightfoot crabs, marine ioguanas, and Galapagos fur seals. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will head to Sullivan Bay, a recently volcanic formed place. Its volcanic landscape is perfect for photographs, and you can also spot sea turtles, crabs, blue herons and oystercatchers, After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Day 7: Aqua Yacht

You will begin the day with a wet landing at the red san beach of Rabida Island, it has this particular color beacuse of the oxidised iron particles that can be found there. Behind the beach there is a green fringed lagoon, and around here a palo santo forest tree grows. There are also a lot of aquatic birds, like pintails, and sometime flamingos. There is also a major colony of brown pelicans. In th afternoon head to Bartolome Island, a beautiful volcano island, which offers one of the wildest landscapes of the entire archipelago. You can climb to the highest point of this place to view the idyllic postcard view of Pinnacle Bay. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.

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Day 8: End of Itinerary

Early in the morning, you will visit Mosquera Islet, place where one of the largest concentrations of Galapagos sea lions reside. And also one of the few spots in the national park where you can stroll freely, without being restricted to a trail. After this visit you will be transferred to Baltra Airport to take your flight back to the continent.

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