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Itinerary “H"

 5 Days – 6 Nights(Monday - Friday)

Day 1: Monday

In the morning: Airport

This island was a strategic point during the Second World War.  It is
the main airport for the Galapagos Islands where tourists and colonists arrive
and depart.  At the Arrival at Baltra Airport, our naturalist English speaking
guide will assists you. Transfer to the yacht.  Welcome and briefing.

In the afternoon: Tortuga Bay

After lunch, visit to Tortuga Bay Beach a pristine location covered with beautiful white sand beach. It takes around an hour walk to get the beach. Beautiful birds including the famous Galapagos finches can be admired. The trail to the beach is paved and marked. There are two beaches at Tortuga Bay, the main beach is used for surfing due to its strong waves. There is a site where sea is calm. After this visit you can enjoy the attractions of the night-life offered by the Island. Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Fernandina or similar.

Day 2: Tuesday

In the morning: Charles Darwin Station

After breakfast, walk for about 20 mins. to the Charles Darwin Station, to observe the Galapagos giant turtles breading. The Darwin Station is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galápagos Islands since 1959.

In the afternoon: Hacienda Primicias

After lunch,  visit to Hacienda Primicias to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat.  The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around eating grass and leaves and wallowing. Some highland birds, like cattle egrets, mockingbirds, finches or flycatchers can be seen here. After the hike return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.

Day 3: Wednesday

In the morning: Tintoreras

After lunch,  visit to Hacienda Primicias to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around eating grass and leaves and wallowing. Some highland birds, like cattle egrets, mockingbirds, finches or flycatchers can be seen here. After the hike return to the yacht. Dinner and briefing for next day.

In the afternoon: Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza / Humedales / Wall of Tears

BREEDING CENTER ARNALDO TUPIZA: This center has a captive breeding program for tortoises from the populations of southern Isabela.  


HUMEDALES: 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.

WALL OF TEARS: By bus to Wall of tears a sad reminder of the history of Isabela.  The wall was constructed between 1946 and 1959 while Isabela was a penal colony.  As punishment the prisoners were forced to build the wall from huge blocks of lava.  The wall is named for the many convicts that died while building the wall. Dinner and briefing for next day.

Day 4: Thursday

In the morning: Rabida

After breakfast disembark (wet landing) in one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago as well as a great snorkeling site. We will start on Rabida's famous maroon sandy beach and after an easy hike (1km aprox) will arrive to a stunning lookout to enjoy the amazing landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher's delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as nine varieties of finches, Large-billed Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

In the afternoon: Dragon Hill

After lunch, dry landing at a dock, the walk takes you to a hypersalinic (saltier than the ocean) lagoon behind the beach, often frequented by flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. There is a short walk to the hill, which rewards with a great view of the bay and a nesting site of land iguanas. Many of the Iguanas that nest here have been repatriated by the Charles Darwin Research Station. Dinner and briefing for next day.

Day 5: Friday

In the morning: Black Turtle Cove / Airport

After breakfast a dinghy (panga) visit to Black Turtle Bay (Caleta Tortuga Negra). This is very close to Baltra. It is very special due to its lovely beach with sea lions and its clear, calm water. Black (Pacific Green) Turtles and many different types of birds can be seen feeding here as you are paddled around the beautiful lagoons hidden in the mangroves. After this visit transfer to Baltra Airport by bus for your return flight to Guayaquil/Quito

This is the end of the trip.

 

Rate includes:
• All meals (breakfast - lunch - dinner) water with meals.
• Accommodation in double cabins.
• Transfers from the airport to the yacht and vice versa in Galapagos.
• Excursions in the islands with English Speaking Naturalist Guide.
Air ticket

 

Rate does not include:
• Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee: USD 100.00 per person
• Migratory Control Card: USD 20.00 per person
• Soft drinks and alcoholics beverages.
• Snorkelling equipment for rent on board.
• Tips.

Note:

  • Rates per person in U.S. Dollars
  • Single occupancy supplement 80% or 100%
  • The route of the ship and the itinerary are subject to change and can vary depending on the regulations and policies of the Galapagos National Park, weather, seasonal changes, safety, etc.
  • Please Ask us if you have a penalty If you don't issue the flights with the Yacht.

 

 

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