Day 1: Galapagos Islands
After an early arrival to the airport in Baltra you will be transferred to the Xavier Yacht at the Bay. The activities begin at Santa Cruz Highlands, where you will have the opportunity to spot giant tortoises roaming freely , and also see the native species of flora and fauna of this particular ecosystem. End of the day and dinner onboard.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning we visit Chinese Hat, a volcanic cone that forms an islet with this particular shape, and is located off the rocky coast of Santiago where a small colony of Galapagos penguins have settled. You may also practice snorkeling here. After lunch, head to Black Turtle Cove by a panga ride to see the mangrove ecosystem inhabited by marine turtles, reef sharks and rays. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, we head to Dragon Hill to visit a lagoon where flamingoes and other species of birds reside. During the afternoon we head to Daphne Minor Island, located between Santa Cruz and Baltra, where you can see a great number of finch species, masked boobies and Galapagos Martins. This is also a great place for snorkeling to observe the diversity of marine life like turtles, rays or sharks.
Day 4: Xavier III
We disembark at South Plazas Island where you can find various species of land iguanas, and swallow-tailed gulls. After lunch head to Santa Fe, a great place to watch and swim with sea lions. This place is also the home to endemic species such as the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake and a variety of finches. After this activity, dinner will be served onboard.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
Early arrival to San Cristobal in the morning. lfter disembarking, we visit the Interpretation Center, where you will learn the history of the colonization of the island and its flora and fauna. After this activity you will be transferred to San Cristobal Airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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