- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
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1st day - Thursday
AM - Flight to Galapagos (GPS)
PM - Highlands (Santa Cruz)
HACIENDA PRIMICIAS: After lunch, you'll have the chance to visit Hacienda Primicias, and see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to find, they're always eating in the exuberant green grass. Furthermore, you'll also have the opportunity to see some cattle egrets, mockingbirds, and finches. After the hiking, we'll bring you back to the yacht, you'll have dinner and you'll get ready for a new adventure.
2nd day - Friday
AM - Las Tintoreras Islet
TINTORERAS: After breakfast, Las Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay of completely calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, etc. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that's shallow and when the tide is low, the entrance closes. In this crevice, you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small fish and Sea Lions. Lunch on board.
PM - C.C. Arnoldo Tupiza, Wetlands (Isabela)
This center has a captive breeding program for Tortoises from the populations of southern Isabela.
Disembark (dry landing), walk for about 30 mins. This area is characterized by sandy beaches, rocky shores, and mangroves. The area has a number of trails where you can see all four species of mangroves found in Galapagos and also migratory birds: Whimbrel, Short-Billed Dowitcher, Wilson’s Phalarope, Common Tern, Blue-Winged Teal, Osprey, Black-Bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs to name a few.
3rd day - Saturday
AM - Moreno Point (Isabela)
Punta Moreno is located in the central southwestern coast of Isabela Island. The site has spectacular views of volcanoes Alcedo, Sierra Negra, and Cerro Azul. Some highlights include impressive lava flows, desolate and pristine landscape, varied and unusual arid zone vegetation.
PM - Elizabeth Bay (Isabela)
This spot is only accessible by dinghy. It is possible to see penguins on the small islets in the bay. The end of the bay is long and narrow surrounded by three species of mangroves. Galapagos Sea Turtles and rays can usually be seen in the water.
4th day - Sunday
AM - Tagus Cove (Isabela)
After lunch visit Tagus Cove that was a port where whaling ships arrived and left their ships’ names in a cave in 1800. In the high part is Darwin Lake, a round saltwater crater. Disembark (dry landing). The walk begins from the shore by a wooden stairway that rises to the dusty trail passing through Palo Santo Forest to reach Darwin Lake. Continue on the trail around the lake through the dry vegetation zone. Panoramic views to the Darwin and Wolf volcanoes. (2kms round trip, 2h / starts at 0m, ascending to 50mts). Later, panga ride through the cliffs to observe the historical graffiti, Penguins, Flightless Cormorants, Boobies, Pelicans, and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Snorkeling time in the cove. Briefing and dinner on board
PM - Espinoza Point (Fernandina)
Punta Espinoza is a place famous for its large colonies of marine iguanas and as the habitat of unique species like the flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, among others.
5th day - Monday
AM - Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)
After lunch, we'll land at Bachas Beach located in the North Shore of Santa Cruz. It is one of the main nesting places for sea turtles, and the crystal waters invite you to relax and swim. After visiting Bachas, we'll bring you back to the yacht, you'll have dinner and you'll get ready for a new adventure.
- Transfer to Baltra Airport (GPS)
- Wet suit, mask and fins
- Bilingual guide Spanish / English
- Shared boat for sightseeing
- Arrival / departure transfers
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