Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to Santa Cruz Airport you will be transferred to the harbor to get onboard Grand Queen Beatriz Catamaran. After lunch, ou will visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz, where you will see Galapagos Giant Tortoises in its natural habitat at a private reserve. After this activity, return to the catamaran for dinner and rest.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be landing on Santa Fe Island, which is a great place to snorkel and swim along sea lions. This place is also the home of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake and a variety of finches. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will head to South Plaza Island where you will see various species of land iguanas, marine iguanas and hybrids of this species, and also a nig colony of sea lions. After this activity, dinner will be served onboard.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning the yacht will take you to Gardner Bay, which will be a great opportunity for snorkeling and swim. After lunch head to head to Suarez Point on Española Island, that is a basaltic cliff which forms a blowhole where water sprays high into the air. A hike to the top makes a great opportunity to take spectacular pictures. You can also watch sea lions, sea birds, Marine Iguanas, masked and blue footed boobies, and imaybe waved albatrosses. After this activity, dinner will be served onboard.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
The first activity of the day will be the visit to Pitt Point, a volcanic hill, where a great varierty of sea birds have their nests. You can also practice snorkel at Kicker Rock, also called Leon Dormido which is a magnificent rock, and its shape resembles a sleeping lion. After lunch, head to Isla Lobos to take a dinghy ride and watch the two species of sea lions that inhabit this place. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, you will head to San Cristobal Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the colonization of the Islands, their Natural History and conservation efforts that have been made to preserve the species. AFter lunch, you will visit Cerro Colorado Tortoises Protection and Growing Centre, where you will be able to discover the amazing and emblematic Galapagos Tortoises and see different species of native and endemic plants. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, the yacht will land in Sullivan Bay at Santiago Island where you can witness the rope lava flows, and sea lions that rest through the shore, you can also practice shallow water snorkeling. After lunch, you will visit Bartolome Island, famous for its Pinnacle rock and its beautiful landscapes where you can take amazing pictures. End of the day and dinner.
Day 7: Grand Queen Beatriz
Early in the morning, head to Espumilla Beach in James Bay, where you can see playful sea lions, fur seals and various species of seabirds. You will also visit Buccaners Cove, that used to be a hide out for pirates. After lunch, you will head to Port Egas, a beach located at the west side of Santiago Island, its main attractive its black sand beach, where you can also see Galapagos Fur Seals, Galapagos Hawks, and a salt water lagoons where flamingos can be seen. End of the activities and dinner onboard.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
Begin with an early visit to Charles Darwin Station to learn about the protection and conservation of the island, you will see the Breeding and Rearing Centre for young tortoises and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity. After this activity, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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