Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Early arrival at Baltra Airport, and transfer to the Fragata Yacht. After lunch, disembark at Mosquera Island. This place consists of a long narrow stretch of white sand, and is a great place for snorkeling, strolling on the beach and observing sea lions and a variety of shorebirds. Dinner on board.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, start the morning with a visit to Vicente Roca Point (Isabela Island), this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life. You will also have the opportunity to see penguins, blue footed boobies and Nazca boobies. After lunch, head to Espinoza Point on Fernandina Island, to take a walk to see lava flows, a large colony of marine iguanas, penguins, pelicans and flightless cormorants. You can also practice snorkeling. Return to the yacht and dinner onboard.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early start at Urbina Bay, located on the west of Isabela Island, at the foot of Alcedo Volcano. Walk through a 1km path to observe a large colony of iguanas, Darwin’s finches and giant tortoises. After the walk, you may snorkel along the shoreline. During the afternoon visit Tagus Cove, this used to be a place where whaling ships and buccaneers landed in the 1800s. Then head to Darwin Lake and the Palo Santo Forest for panoramic views of Darwin and Wolf Volcanoes. You may also have time for snorkeling and then head back to the yacht and have dinner.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, visit Puerto Egas, where, after a short walk you can see Darwin Finches, endemic Galapagos hawks, marine iguanas, fur seals and sea lions. You may also swim and snorkel. After lunch disembark at Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), to observe lava tunnels, lava cactus and you also have the option to swim and snorkel if you wish. Return to the yacht and dinner.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
We start with a visit to Charles Darwin Station to learn about the conservation efforts and scientific research that has been made to preserve the Galapagos giant tortoise. After lunch visit Hacienda Primicias to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. After this activity, return to the yacht. Dinner and rest.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning visit to the Tintoreras Islet, where you will be able to see sea lions, Galapagos Penguins, and also White tipped reef sharks (depends on season). After lunch, we land at Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island, the largest and one of the youngest island in the archipelago. Here we visit the Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, that has a captive breeding program for tortoises. Next the wetlands (Humedales), where you can see four species of mangroves and species like blue winged teals, ospreys, Wilson’s phalaropes, blue winged teals and others Finally the Wall of Tears, a historical site that pays homage to the prisoners of the old penal colony, who were forced to build a wall out of huge blocks of lava. End of the day and dinner.
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Day 7: Fragata Yacht
In the morning, head to Rabida Island, where a red sand beach waits for you. Watch a various species such as flycatchers, Galapagos haws and brown Pelicans. Lunch on board. Then head to Cerro Dragon, visit the lagoon behind the beach often frequented by flamingos and pintail ducks, and go for a short walk to the hill, where you will see a nesting site for land iguanas. Return to the yacht for dinner and end of the day.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
After breakfast, you will have a dinghy visit to Black Turtle Bay, to see sea lions and pacific green turtles. After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport and take your flight back to the continent.
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