- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
TUESDAY: SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND: LOBOS ISLAND
☑ San Cristobal airport.
☑ Reception at airport.
☑ Transfer In.
☑ Welcome on board EcoGalaxy Cruise.
☑ Welcome drink and lunch.
➤ LOBOS ISLAND: Panga Riding, swimming and snorkeling. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel among the seals, frigates, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake. Here, we can swim and snorkeling in the same place it. Dinner.
WEDNESDAY: SANTA FE ISLAND & SOUTH PLAZAS ISLAND
➤ SANTA FE:
Wet landing, activities for this day: hiking, swimming and snorkeling. With 24 km2 and 60 m of height above sea level, this central island is a unique place to visit. It has an incredible bay of turquoise water, protected by a natural barrier of rocks. You will see colonies of seals as hawks fly overhead. This island is home to one of the two species of land iguanas found in the Galapagos. Their main food source is the leaves and fruit of the large, thick cactus found here.
Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, cucuves and land doves are seen frequently. The Bay is excellent place to swim and to do snorkel. Marine tortoises, rays, sea lions and tropical fish are an amazing attraction! Snacks and refreshing beverages are waiting for you on board. Lunch.
➤ SOUTH PLAZAS: are two small islands, created by an uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here; they nest during the warm season. The hike goes along an extraordinary cliff where sea birds nest. There are approximately 1000 sea lions (Zalophus Wollebaeki) located on the south side of the Plazas.
THURSDAY: NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND – MOSQUERA ISLET
➤ NORTH SEYMOUR: dry landing. 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. Return to EcoGalaxy. Lunch
➤ MOSQUERA ISLET: This islet is located between Baltra Island and North Seymour. Here, we find the biggest sea lion colony; it is also possible to observe several species of birds.
FRIDAY: GENOVESA ISLAND: DARWIN BAY & BARRANCO
DARWIN BAY: wet landing, coral beach, activities for this day: short walks, photography, swimming, snorkeling. Genovesa is a small island in the north of the Galapagos. Our unloading in Darwin Bay will be wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigates, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and mask boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finch. Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and refreshments are available. Lunch
➤ BARRANCO: dry landing, activities: hiking. Also known as Prince Felipe’s stairs. Here, we will have a walk for the Barranco path. In our journey we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate, red-foot boobies, mask boobies, dove, and finches. Dinner.
SATURDAY: SANTA CRUZ: HIGHLANDS
Where we have a trekking and we will find the giant tortoises in their natural habitat, this is a natural spectacular. For this visit we recommend to use sport shoes, long pants, raincoat, hut and sun block.
** This itinerary is subject to change without notice; due to seasonal changes, weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations. **
- Airport assistance
- Transfers in Galapagos
- Accommodation in double cabin
- All meals during the cruise
- Naturalist Bilingual Guide
- All visits and excursions according to the itinerary
- Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins)
- Kayaks, paddle boards
- Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
- Wetsuits, soft drinks, beach towels
- Local flight to/from Galapagos
- Galapagos National Park Entrance fee
- Galapagos Transit card
- Alcoholic drinks
- Local Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Service do not specified
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