Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to the airport in Baltra Island, you will take a bus ride to Santa Cruz Highlands, where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we drive to a nearby reserve that is one of the best places in the archipelago to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around, munching on grass and leaves, and wallowing in small pools. There are several lava tunnels to explore in the reserve, too. A short bus ride takes us down to Puerto Ayora to board the Isabela II.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, following a wet landing on the black, sandy beach of Egas Port, our trail takes us to enjoy close-up encounters with recently reintroduced land iguanas, plus land and marine birds amid a landscape of tuff-stone layers, jagged rocks, and lava flows. At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds. We can also observe a colony of fur seals, usually dozing in the shade of some rocks.
In the afternoon, head to this islet (Chinese Hat), formed only relatively recently, makes a wonderful afternoon visit as we explore the wildlife along its 1,312 ft long (400 m long) trail, which begins at a crescent-shaped, white sandy beach. The cove offers excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities amid white-tipped reef sharks and Galapagos penguins.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, you will take a dinghy ride to Genovesa Island, where you will visit Prince Phillip ́s Steps. A steep climb up these stairs will take you to a flat plateau where you will observe colonies of Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds. You can also snorkel and kayak at this spot. During the afternoon head to Darwin Bay, a white sand coral beach, that winds through mangroves filled with land birds, like Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies and swallow- tailed gulls. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 4: Yacht Isabela II
First activity of the day will be heading to Santa Fe island, where you will visit a white sand beach, home to a sea lion colony. In this island, you will also spot Galapagos hawks, a land iguana endemic of this island, and you can also snorkel or swim from the beach. During the afternoon, you will visit South Plaza Island, where a white sand beach and black lava shoreline waits for you. This place is also home of yellow gray land iguanas, which you will spot while resting at the beach. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
Early in the morning and after breakfast, the yacht will land at Baltra Island, and you will take a bus ride to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.