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Detailed Itinerary
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Saturday, 14 January 2017 03:33
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Detailed itinerary:
Day 1 Check in and visit to the Interpretation Center: a place that will gave you an introduction to the Galapagos Is, with Natural History, Human History and Conservation, after this place a walk to Frigatebird Hill and Darwin Bay, 2 miles walk to the hill where is a great view or vista to the port and The north west part of the Island and we can snorkel. Accomodation.

Day 2 After breakfast we visit by boat "Kicker Rock" a beautiful and high volcanic rock home of gulls, boobies and frigates, excellent place for photography, and a fantastic place to snorkel with sharks, sea turtles and rays. Following with the program we end in a nice beach called "Manglecito" nice walk and photography and if you prefer swimming. Accomodation.

Day 3 Early in the morning after breakfast tranfer to the dock in order to take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz, Arrive in Santa Cruz and transfer to the Hotel. Then visit the Charles Darwin Station, this station has educational museums, both about the history and development of the Galapagos Islands and the protection of its natural heritage. The endemic giant land tortoises can be observed. In the afternoon visit the beautiful beach called Tortuga Bay it is the largest and most famous beach of white coral sand in the Galapagos Islands. Located 2.5 kilometers from the city of Puerto Ayora. Here you can find a beautiful protected natural pool, where you can swim safely with trees that provide shade. Accommodation.

DAY 4 (depend the availability)

SEYMOUR AND BACHAS

This day trip starts at 8 am and offers the golden chance to get to know the northern island Seymour and Bachas beach.

The trip to North Seymour is about 45 minutes. North Seymour is a wonderful island to hike, swim and snorkel. In this island you can see Palo Santo (incense stick) forest, blue footed boobies in breeding colonies making its courtship dance (depend of the season you travel), swallowed tail gull sitting in the cliffs and admire large number of frigate birds in their nests. One of the best attractions in the Galapagos Islands is watch the frigate birds with their enormous red pouches hanging up from their necks. In other part of the island you may see sea lions playing and surfing in the waves.

Seymour is mostly arid and flat and has simple vegetation, Palo Santo, cactus, salt bushes and others. The island has approximately 2 square kilometers and a height of 28 meters.

The trail of the National Park is circular and has 2 kilometers long, crosses the interior of the island and takes you to explore the rocky coast. Also this trail will take you to some of the largest colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos Islands.

The return to Puerto Ayora is approximately at 16:30h.  Here it is possible to have a walk at the pier, shop for some souvenirs, or enjoy the sunset from the hotel before the day ends with a dinner at our restaurant. Accommodation.

DAY 4 (depend the availability)

PLAZAS AND PUNTA CARRION

Picking up at the hotel at 8:00 in the morning, transfer to Itabaca Channel to board the yacht. The trip to South Plaza will take one hour fifteen minutes approximately, South plaza is located at the east of Santa Cruz and is the partner of north plaza, they are two islets separate by a small channel of turquoise water that contrast with the a red natural carpet (sesuvium) and cactus. The islet has only 426 ft. Wide. When you arrive to South plaza you will be greeted by a Galapagos sea lions court, during the visit you are going to see a variety of sea birds fishing and flying really close to the cliff that is part of the trail. Also you are going to be available to find two specie of iguana the land iguana with their yellow-brown color eating cactus and the marine iguana having a sunbath. In this particular islet is the only place where hybrid iguanas have been found.

Afterwards the trip continues to Punta Carrión where lunch is served on board the ship. This is a great spot to snorkel and swim among rays, sharks and hundreds of colorful tropic fish.

Return to the hotel to enjoying dinner at the restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 5

BARTOLOME

This tour include: transport hotel-Itabaca Channel-hotel, naturalist guide, breakfast & lunch and all the facilities of the boat.

Picking up in the selected hotel at 6:15 in the morning, transfer to Itabaca Channell to board the yacht. The trip to Bartolome will take about 2 hours and a half. Bartolome has the most beautiful and photographed landscapes of the islands. The trail is made of wood and you have to climb to the top of this extinct volcano that has an altitude of 114 meters. From here you will be amazed at this spectacular landscape that give the island and after reaching the top of these wooden staircase (380 approximately) you will feel that was worth it. The main attraction of the island it is the pinnacle rock, it is a big lava formation that over time has eroded.

Bartolome has also two beautiful beaches halfmoon-shaped with gold color sand that invite you to have a sunbath or snorkel around the lava formations, if you are lucky you might find the Galapagos penguin and sea turtles swimming in shallow waters.

Return to the hotel to enjoying dinner at the restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 6 After breakfast free time in Santa Cruz for shopping or rest, in the afternoon after lunch we will take the public speedboat to Isabela (14:00), which lasts approximately two and a half hours. After arriving at Isabela, we will take a brief rest at the hotel and then head to the Flamingo Lagoon, which is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and is one of the main reproductive sites for the majority of flamingos. Accommodation.

Day 7 Early in the morning, after breakfast, we’ll take an excursion to the Sierra Negra Volcano.  This volcano is located 13 miles from Port Villamil and has the second largest volcanic crater in the world, measuring 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep.  To arrive at this incredible sight we travel in bus or similar vehicle for 45 minutes to the Galapagos National Park where we will register our visit and then begin our hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano.  We’ll then proceed to the Volcano Chico where you can feel the warmth of the ground as proof of the volcano’s activity.  Here we’ll stop for a box lunch before returning to the hotel.  After a brief rest, we’ll have the chance to go snorkeling or swimming at Concha Perla where we can observe the colorful fish, sea urchins, starfish, sea lions, or even sea turtles. Accommodation.

Day 8 Transfer from Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island by public speed boat. Arrive in Santa Cruz and transfer to airport to take the flight to Quito or Guayaquil. Our service does not end until our guests have checked in with full satisfaction, many photographs, and uncountable, unforgettable memories in their luggage while heading back home.

Note: Itinerary subject to changes.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 January 2017 03:55