Galapagos Natural Life
Luxury Class- Yacht Galapagos
SEAMAN CATAMARAN II
Itinerary Day by Day "B"
5 Days / 4 Nights from Monday to Friday
Day 1: Monday Land - Galapagos San Cristobal Island
AM: Flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos. Before taking the flight you must pay 20 USD at the Galapagos Government Council counter that is the value for the migration control card. Afterwards you will be able to take a flight that takes you from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos. Once in San cristobal passengers must go through an inspection point at the airport to make sure that no foreign plants or animales are introduced to the archipelago. Also, this inspection point is where passengers have to pay for the entrance to the Galapagos National Park. You will meet your guide who will take you and your luggage to the yacht.
Day 2: Tuesday Galapagos Cruise San Cristobal Island
AM: Galapaguera A short visit to the Galapaguera that is a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in its natural habitat. San Cristobal island has endemic species such as: the Mockingbird Nesomimus melanotis, lava lizard (Microlophus bivittatus), Chatham Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus leei) and the tortoises. All of these species can be observed in this place, the beach is really big and it works as a nesting zone for marine tortoises. Between January and May it is common to find the footprints of the female tortoises that have climbed to the sand dunes to deposit their eggs.
Day 3: Wednesday - Galapagos Cruise Española Island
AM: Bahía Gardner Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions (Zalophus wollebaki). Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters. Here you will find three species of Darwin Finches: Geospiza fuliginosa, Geospiza fuliginosa and Certhidea Olivacea), these are endemic subspecies . Also, here it is possible to observe resident and migratory bird species. This zone is really important for marine tortoises nesting, specially the (Chelonia mydas).
Day 4: Thursday Galapagos Cruise Floreana Island
AM: Cormorant Point This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.
Day 5: Friday Galapagos Cruise Santa Cruz Island
AM: Charles Darwin Station Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. One of the main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, Lonesome George (turtle from Pinta), and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.
Rate does not include:
• 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.
Quito - Ecuador - South America
Enjoy Ecuador with Galapagos Natural Life