Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to Baltra Airport, you will be transferred to the boat for settling in and lunch. Then you will head to the first visiting site, South Plaza Island a place with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will disembark at Post Office Bay on Floreana Island, place famous for the wooden barrel used as an unofficial mail box by whalers in the 18th century to post their letters, and today visitors leave them as a tradition. Then you will head to Baroness Viewpoint, a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing. The trail is easy and you can spot various species along the way. In the afternoon after lunch, you will head to Cormorant Point by a dinghy ride, place that hosts a large flamingo lagoon. There are also two beaches here, one green due to the olivine crystals present in the sand, and the other one like flour, composed of white coral.
Day 3: Calipso Yacht
After breakfast you will land at Santa Fe Island, with to visitor trails, one to a scenic point at a cliff and the other to a small beach with a pear cactus forest where you will spot land iguanas. In the afternoon you will head to Santa Cruz Island and visit Charles Darwin Research Station, home to various subspecies of Galapagos giant tortoises, which are being breed to preserve the species. You will learn about the efforts made to preserve this magnificent animals.
Day 4: End of Itinerary
First activity of the day will be disembarking at San Cristobal Island you visit the Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the human history and natural history of the Island. After this activity you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back to the continent