Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon landing at Baltra Airport, you will be transferred to Puerto Ayora Municipal Pier at Santa Cruz Island, and then to Puerto Villamil at Isabela Island, to get on board the Cachalote Explorer yacht. Leisure time in the afternoon.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
The day begins with a dry landing at Punta Moreno, a young lava field with scenery that is interrupted by occasional lagoons, lush vegetation and brightly colored birds. There are also clear tidal pools that attract flamingos, herons and pelicans. After lunch we head to Elizabeth Bay, and enjoy a ride through the mangrove area to see rays, turtles, sea lions, and Galapagos hawks. You may also see a colony of penguins at the entrance of the bay. Dinner onboard.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
At the beginning of the day, you take a scenic cruise along Bolivar Channel where it is sometimes possible to see whales and dolphins. We disembark at Urbina Bay to see giant tortoises and land iguanas, and you can swim or practice snorkeling depending on local conditions. After lunch, head to Tagus Cove, originally a favorite landing point for pirates and whalers. You will also see the native vegetation of this area which is Palo Santo, and during the walk to Darwin Crater you can enjoy a magnificent view of the island. You also have the option of swimming or snorkeling.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will visit one of the youngest islands of the Archipelago, Fernandina, at Espinosa Point, where you will see a vast population of marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins and flightless cormorants. During the afternoon we go to Punta Vicente Roca, a wonderful snorkeling site, and place to see Nazca boobies, pelicans and marine iguanas from afar.
Day 5: Cachalote Explorer
The day begins at Santiago Island, specifically at Puerto Egas, where you will see land and marine birds, marine iguanas and fur sea lions. Snorkeling and swimming from the beach is an option. In the afternoon, you will disembark at Bartolome Island for a hike to the summit for an amazing view of the island. You will also have time to enjoy the beach or practice snorkeling.
Day 6: End of Itinerary
Early start with a tour to North Seymour island, to observe bird colonies of blue- footed boobies, frigate birds, swallow tailed gulls, sea lions and marine iguanas. Then you will be taken to the airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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