Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to Baltra Airport, you will be transferred to the harbor to get onboard Tip Top V Catamaran. After navigation, you will disembark on Bachas Beach where you will spot sea lions, marine iguanas, white cheeked pintails, black-necked stilts, among other species. This place is also the preferred nesting site of Pacific Green turtles from November to February. After this activity head back to the yacht for dinner and rest
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning, after breakfast you will take a panga ride and disembark at Genovesa Island specifically to Prince Philips Steps also called El Barranco, the ascend to this place, takes you 100 feet above sea level, to be welcomed by a Palo Santo Forest and species like Nazca boobies. You will also have a panoramic view of all the Island from here. Later in the afternoon, you make a wet landing on Darwin Bay to walk and observe frigate birds, herons, mockingbirds, boobies, shorebirds, turtles, marine iguanas, among others. You can also snorkel or kayak in this island.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
First activity of the day will be landing on South Plaza Island where you will see various species of land iguanas, marine iguanas and hybrids of this species. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will head to 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, and native Santa Fe iguanas After this activity, dinner will be served onboard.
Day 4: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz, where you will see Galapagos Giant Tortoises in its natural habitat at a private reserve. After lunch, you will head 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.
Day 5: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will visit Baroness Point view, named after Baroness Eloisa von Wagner, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape from this point, and visit the ruins of her house. After this, the yacht will take you to Post Office bay, that was established in the 18th century by British whalers to send letters to and from England. Then, you will head to Cormorant Point, for a short walk to the Flamingo Lagoon of this island. You then continue the walk until we reach the beach called "La Picona" to see marine turtles and their spawning grounds. Then you will take a panga ride to Champion Islet for snorkeling
Day 6: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning head to head to Suarez Point on Española Island, and you will take a walk along lavabeds. and along this trail you can also watch sea lions, sea birds, Marine Iguanas, masked and blue footed boobies, among others. In the afternoon, the yacht will take you to Gardner Bay, to watch sea lions and marine iguanas, you can also swim snorkel or kayak depending on the climate and time.
Day 7: Tip Top V
After breakfast, you will disembark on San Cristobal port and after a short drive, you will arrive at Jacinto Gordillo Interpretation Center where you learn about the reproductive process of the Galapagos Tortoises and the programs to maintain the species. After this, you visit the Interpretation Center of Human History of the Island. In the afternoon, you make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. You can also practice snorkel at Kicker Rock.
Day 8: End of Itinerary
After breakfast you will take a panga ride to Black Turtle Cove, a large mangrove lagoon on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island, here you can observe white-tipped sharks, marine turtles, spotted eagle rays, and yellow cow-nosed rays. After this activity you will be transferred to Baltra Airport and take your flight back to the continent.
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