Day 1: Galapagos Islands
You will arrive to mainland and have a private the first visting point, Highlands of Santa Curz where you will see the transition between different vegetation from the arid to transition zone. Visit Rancho Primicias, a farm in the highlands to look out for the Galapagos Tortoises in liberty. Then you will be transferred to the cruise at Puerto Ayora to settle in and rest.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
The next day, after an early breakfast, you will visit Española Island, that is one of the oldest of Galapagos Archipelago. A great number of endemic species can be found here. Here, you will go to Playa Gardner, a white beach made of coral sand, and it’s a good place to observe finches and mockingbirds. You will also have the possibility to swim and snorkel from the beach. Lunch on board. Then, you will go to Punta Suarez, that consists of a rocky trail where you will see Española marine iguanas and Galapagos Sea Lions. This trail leads to the nesting colonies of blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies and albatross. Return to the cruise and dinner.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast the wet landing takes place on a beach with a big sea lion colony, and a short trail that leads you through dry vegetation to a wonderful forested cliff. You will have the opportunity to see the endemic land iguana of Santa Fe. After lunch on board, you will land at South Plaza, a small uplifted island with a 25 meters high cliff. You will see a big colony of Galapagos sea lions in the northern coast, and you will also watch the pear cactus trees and a big colony of land iguanas. Return to the cruise and dinner.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
At the beginning of the last day you will go into the big protected mangrove cove, and once the motor of the dinghy is turned off, you may observe the marine turtles. You may also spot eagle rays, golden rays and white –tipped reef sharks. After lunch, you will visit las Bachas, a white coral beach in the north of Santa Cruz Island, where you will visit water lagoons where it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds like white cheeked pintail ducks. Dinner onboard.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
Early start after breakfast. The day begins at Mosquera, a small sandy island located between North Seymour and Baltra and where you will see one of the biggest sea lion colonies in Galapagos. After lunch, you will head to Cerro Dragon, a very scenic visiting point. You will see a flamingo lagoon and then a prickly cactus forest, to end with a visit to where the land iguanas nesting place. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
The day begins at Tagus Cove, that used to be a resting site for early pirates and whalers. After a hike uphill you arrive to Darwin lake, a saltwater crater lake. Return to the dinghy and sail through the cliffs to look out for Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants. After lunch, head to Punta Espinoza for a hike where you will see marine iguanas in big groups. You will also see nesting places for flightless cormorants, lava lizards, Galapagos hawks and marine turtles. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 7: Galapagos Islands
The day begins at Urbina Bay – Isabela Island, where you will see flightless cormorant and marine iguanas. Sometimes it is also possible to see Galapagos tortoises along the pathway. After lunch, head to Elizabeth bay, and after turning the motor off, you will have a dinghy ride to observe marine turtles.
Day 8: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning we hike on the rough lava field of Punta Moreno, where you can see three species of cactus. Find some brackish water pools with flamingos and white cheeked pintail ducks, and also Galapagos penguins and marine iguanas. Then, navigate to Puerto Villamil and observe Cerro Azul Volcano from afar.
Day 9: Galapagos Islands
By bus we go uphill to the caldera of the Sierra Negra Volcano, then visit Villamil Lagoon, and finally head to the tortoise breeding center. On the walk back you can see flamingos and black necked stilts.
Day 10: Yacht Angelito I
Begin your journey at Green Beach of Punta Cormorant in Isla Floreana. You will go to a big salt water lagoon with flamingos, and other types of birds, then head back through the White Flour Sand beach, a famous nesting point for marine turtles. After lunch, visit Devils Crown, a famous snorkeling place in Galapagos. Next, go to Post Office Bay to check if there is a letter or postcard to the country you are from, this is a tradition at this place. Then navigate to Santa Cruz- Puerto Ayora, where you will have the opportunity to visit the town or shop for souvenirs.
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Day 11: End of Itinerary
The last day begins with a panoramic navigation around Daphne Island, famous for the studies by Peter and Rosemary Grant about the Darwin finches. After this activity you head to Baltra airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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