Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to Baltra Airport you will be transferred to Millenium Yacht to settle in and lunch. Then, the ship will head southwest to Dragon Hill, where one particular species of land iguanas resides, and since their appearence is like of a small dragon, this island was named after them. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will visit South Plaza, a colorful island, where the land iguanas dominate the field. There is also a small sea lion colny that lives at the clifs on the south coast. You can also spot several species of birds, like brown pelicans, tropic birds, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds, blue footed and nazca boobies. In the afternoon, afterlunch, you will head to Santa Fe Island, one of the most picturesque anchorages of the archipelago, where you can swim with sea lions and sea turtles. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will disembark at Baquerizo Moreno Port, the administrative center of the Archipelago, at San Cristobal Island. Here you will visit the visitor center, and observe the exhibition abouth the natural history of the Galapagos. In the afternoon, after lunch, the yacht will take you to Lobos Island, home to blue-footed boobies, and frigate birds. Several sea lion colonies can be found here, hence de name of this island, "lobo" in spanish, which means sea lion. After this visit head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be heading to Pitt Point at the northeastern tip of San Cristobal Island. You will take a path that will aloow you to see colonies of frigate birds, swallowtailed gulls, nazca, red and blue-footed boobies. In the afternoon, you will visit a Natural Galapaguera. You will take a walk that takes about three hours, and you will be rewarded by the sight of the Galapagos giant tortoises roaming freely in their natural habitat. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
In the morning you will arrive at Witch Hill on the west coast of San Cristobal Island. In this fascinating volcanic site you will see boobies, gulls and some pelicans. In the bay you may spot sea trutles and stingrays. This is also a nice place for swimming and snorkeling. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will head to Kicker Rock (León Dormido in spanish) place that serves as a nesting place for various sea birds, such as blue footed boobies, pelicans and frigate birds. You can watch them from affar by a zodiac ride. After this visit, head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be disembarking at Española´s Island, Suarez Point, place that features a long list of species found around the cliffs or the beach, like Galapagos mickingbirds, doves and hawks. This is also the only place hwere you can see red iguanas, and from May to December you may see albatross nests on the islands and their newborns. You can also see various kinds of reptiles, ioncluding the marine iguana and lava lizard. In the afternoon you will head to Gardner Bay, a 2 km white sand beach, where sea lions can be seen resting along the shore. You can also spot marine iguanas sunbathing at the rocks, and also bright red crabs. This spot also offers wonderful sites for you to snorkel.
Day 7: Millennium Yacht
In the morning you will disembark, after a wet landing, at Cormorant Point in Floreana Island. Here you will take a path that leads to a mangrove lagoon, home to Galapagos ducks, black storks, gold sandpipers and oystercatchers, you may also spot flamingos. You can also spot rays and sometimes white tipped reef sharks in the shallow waters of the bay. In the afternoon you will head to Post Office Bay, place that keeps a legendary post barrel that was situated by whalers in the 18th century to send their mail, and its kept there for tourists to post their letter too. You can snorkel at Coromorant Point and Post Office Bay. After this activities head back to the yacht for dinner and rest.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
First activity of the day will be disembarking at Ayora Port on Santa Cruz Island, where you will visit Charles Darwin Research Station, place to learn about the conservation and research efforts that have been made to preserve the species at the archipelago. After this activity you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.