Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to the airport in Baltra Island, you will be transferred to the Darwin Yacht at the bay. After lunch our first visit will be to North Seymour. Seymour was formed by the lifting of volcanic marine lava. Marine fossils dating back to the Pleistocene period were found on this island. In 1932, Captain Alan Hancock and his crew took 72 malnourished land iguanas from Baltra Island to North Seymour Island so that the iguanas could live in better conditions. In 1934, colonists verified that the iguanas were in good condition. The vegetation of North Seymour is bushy and is host to nesting Real Frigates of the Galapagos.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, the yacht will take you to Pitt Point, located at the east end of San Cristobal Island. In this place you will go through a trail where you will watch three species of boobies and two species of frigates nesting in the same area. You will also spot sea lions along the olivine beach. You can snorkel at this place too. During the afternoon head to Kicker Rock, also called León Dormido in Spanish due to the form of this rock formation. This place is a refuge for sea birds like blue footed boobies and sea lions, and it’s an ideal place to practice snorkel to watch the amazing sea life that inhabits here.
Day 3: Darwin Yacht
The first activity of the day will be a visit to Witch Hill, in this place there is beautiful white coral beach where you can swim and snorkel. You can also watch various species like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. You can also practice snorkel at this place. After this activity, head to Lobos Islet, where a major population of sea lions resides, hence the name of this place. You will also see different species of birds like blue footed boobies, frigates and pelicans. End of the day and dinner onboard.
Day 4: End of Itinerary
Early in the morning, the yacht will land at Santa Cruz Island, and the last visit of the tour will be to Charles Darwin Research Station where you will learn about the protection and conservation of the island, and visit the Breeding and Rearing Centre for young tortoises and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity. After this activity, you will be transferred to Baltra Airport and take your flight back to the continent.
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