Itinerary “B+C”


Itinerary E 11 days 10 nights Treasure of Galapagos

Itinerary “B+C” 11 days 10 nights

Tuesday

AM: Transfer in – San Cristobal airport
PM: Cerro Colorado

Wednesday

AM: Española: Gardner Bay
PM: Española: Punta Suarez

Thursday

AM: Floreana: Post office Bay
PM: Floreana: P. Cormorant

Friday

AM: Santa Fe
PM: Tortuga Bay

Saturday

AM: Santa Cruz Island: Chato
PM: Santa Cruz – Charles Darwin Station

Sunday

AM: Santa Cruz Island: Ballena Bay
PM: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill

Monday

AM: Isabela Island: Tintoreras
PM: Isabela Island: Humedales

Tuesday

AM: Isabela Island: Punta Moreno
PM: Isabela Island: Bahia Urbina

Wednesday

AM: Fernandina: Punta Espinoza
PM: Isabela Island: Caleta Tagus

Thursday

AM: Santiago Island: Puerto Egas
PM: Rabida Island

Friday

AM: Santa Cruz: Bachas – Transfers out Baltra

 

ITINERARY ‘’E’’ DAY BY DAY

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Galapagos Tortoise in Galapagos IslandsTUESDAY: San Cristobal
AM: San Cristobal – Transfer in,Lunch atnoon.
PM: San Cristobal – Cerro Colorado: dry landing. After a bus ride of 45 minutes to reach Cerro Colorado, where you can see giant Galapagos tortoises in a Breading Center. Degree of difficulty: easy, 2 Hour Approx.Dinner in the evening.

 

 

 

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Albatroos bird in Galapagos Islands
WEDNESDAY: Española: Gardner Bay – Punta Suarez

AM: Gardner Bay: Breakfast in the morning .Wet Landing.Located on the north coast of Española Island. The main attraction is the colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during thebreeding season. Both resident and migratory birds are observed. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours.Lunch atnoon.

PM: Punta Suarez: Dry Landing. During the walk on this island you can see sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, albatrosses, lava lizards, herons. Degree of difficulty: difficult, Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

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Snorkeling in Galapagos IslandsTHURSDAY: Floreana: Post Office Bay – Punta Cormorant

AM: Post office bay:Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing.This is one of the few visitor sites, that is visited for its human history. Whaling Captain James Colnett established the wooden post barrel in the early 1793. At the time whaling was a big industry, ships were typically gone for 2 years at a time. The Galapagos Islands were a frequent stop for these ships. Outbound ships would drop off letters after rounding the cape and the ships returning home would mail them.

Over the years thousands of ships have stopped to send and receive mail at Post Office Bay. Many have posted a sign of driftwood or other materials memorializing their visit. This is the only area in the Galapagos were graffiti is still acceptable.
Degree of difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.

PM: Punta Cormorant: Wet Landing, This site has a sandy olivine beach for walking and swimming. The island also has a flamingo lagoon. In addition, white sand beach where sea turtles nest from December to May. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

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Masked Boobie in Galapagos IslandsFRIDAY: Santa Fe – Tortuga Bay

AM: Santa Fe: Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing. Snorkeling in the rocky coast of the island, to see a variety of fish and sea turtles.You can see colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, frigate birds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. On the island you can see a forest of giant cacti and Palo Santo trees. Degree of difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.

PM: Tortuga Bay: Dry Landing, interesting walk to the Turtle Bay beach, perhaps the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, we can swim and snorkel observing colonies of marine iguanas, pelicans, Darwin’s finches, sharks, sea turtles, the incredible forest Giant Cactus, Degree of difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

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Island hopping in Galapagos IslandsSATURDAY: Santa Cruz

AM: EL Chato: Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. El Chato reserve is divided into two areas; Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa, 22 km from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the more challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season, and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes. Degree of difficulty: Easy. Duration: 1 hour 30 Minutes.

PM: Charles Darwin Station: Lunch at noon. Dry landing, activities: hiking educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station (giant tortoises, Opuntia cactus, etc.). Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 hours, dinner at night.

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Island Hopping in Galapagos IslandsSUNDAY: Santa Cruz

AM:Ballena Bay: Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing.The visitor site is a cove of green sand at the basis of Ballena Hill on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. The beach contains a large amount of olivine crystals, the same that originate from volcanic materials. The crystals were formed when the magma was still underground.

Near the beach there are ceramic relics, which reflect human settlements that were close to the beach in 1846. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours. Lunch at noon.

PM: Dragon Hill: Dry Landing. The site visit is located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island, and consists of a path that runs for three different environments in just 1,600 m in length.
It gets its name because in 1975, was one of the only places in the Santa Cruz Island where there were land iguanas in healthy state. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours

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flamingo in Galapagos IslandsMONDAY: Isabela: Tintoreras – Humedales

AM: Tintoreras: Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. The islet is Located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay of 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. you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small fish and sea lions. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours. Lunch at noon.

PM: Humedales: Dry Landing. The Wetlands is a network of trails, adjacent to Puerto Villamil. There are nine tracks that comprise the following sites: The Wall of Tears, Cerro Orchilla, El Estero, Poza Escondida, Poza Redonda, Tunnel del Estero, Playa del Amor, Bay of Tunis and Pozas Verdes.
The Wetlands are coastal mangroves and brackish water lagoons formed by seepage of seawater and freshwater underground tributaries coming from the upper parts of the island. They are also an important feeding area for the Galapagos penguin and one of the main nesting sites for green turtles.

The wetlands of Isabela Island are essential for the maintenance of biological diversity of Galapagos, as home to several species that depend exclusively on the wetland in order to fulfill their life cycle, flamenco, Bug, stilt, oystercatcher, Gallinula, ghost crab, and fiddler crabs.
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours,Dinner at Night.

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Galapagos IslandsTUESDAY: Punta Moreno – Urbina Bay

AM: Punta Moreno:Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing, Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Island. The route of the trail is approximately 2100 meters.The main attraction in Punta Moreno is the coastal lagoons in the middle of black lava flow where there are several species of birds. It has a view of 3 volcanoes, the most actives in the Galapagos; Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul. Difficulty: Difficult Duration: 2 hours,Lunch at noon.

PM: Urbina Bay: Wet Landing, Urbina Bay is located at the base of volcanoes Alcedo and Darwin, west of Isabela Island. Here you can find corals, shells, and many other organisms exposed above the water. This area is also home to large and very colorful Galápagos land iguanas, giant tortoises and the famous population of Alcedo Volcano. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours,Dinner in the evening.

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Sodiak in Galapagos IslandsWEDNESDAY: Punta Espinoza –Caleta Tagus

AM: Punta Espinoza: Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. Punta Espinosa is a jagged promontory of cracked and eroded lava, but the name could also refer to the hundreds of spiny marine iguanas that drape the rocks. Pristine nature under an active volcano and a highlight of any cruise. Flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos sea lions, waders and the world’s largest colony of marine iguanas thrive on the edge of a barren lava flow. Fine stands of mangroves support yellow warblers, Darwin finches, large billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and nesting brown pelicans.
Difficulty: Moderate, Duration: 3 hours Dinner in the evening.
PM: Caleta Tagus: Dry Landing. The site visit Tagus Cove is located west of Darwin volcano on Isabela Island. The route of the trail is about 1800 meters.
This was a favorite place for pirates and whalers, there is observed a tradition that has been maintained since that time: the inscription of the names of boats. At the start of the walk, rising and passing the staircase, there is a small cave where we found inscriptions dating from the 1800s.
Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours Dinner in the evening.

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Sea Turtle in Galapagos IslandsTHURSDAY: Puerto Egas – Rabida

AM: Puerto Egas – Santiago: Breakfast in the morning, Wet Landing. Puerto Egas is located northwest of Santiago Island, fascinating place to visit because it had a great volcanic activity in the past. Puerto Egas is one of the most popular sites in the Galapagos Archipelago. It has a beautiful black sand beach where you can see its many inhabitants as sea lions, chameleons, lizards and herons. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours Lunch at noon.

PM: Rabida: Wet Landing. Also known by the name of Jervis in honor of a British Admiral John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent. Rabida is located 5 km south of Santiago Island and is commonly regarded as the geographical center of the Galapagos Islands. It has an area of 4.9 km ² and a maximum altitude of 367 meters. It has a high iron content, which causes that this place has a distinctive reddish color. Its main attraction is the salt lagoon with flamingoes, pelicans and boobies place where they build their nests.Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1:30 hours Dinner in the evening.

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Crab in Galapagos IslandsFRIDAY: Santa Cruz

AM: Las Bachas: Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing.Itis a beach about 1 km in length. With white sand beach, deserted and where you can see flamingos, and migratory birds.
In the vicinity of the Las Bachas beach can observe predominant vegetation of the coastal zone.
Las Bachas beach represents one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles (Cheloniamydas) on Isla Santa Cruz.
very popular practice of snorkeling, swimming. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1 hour, Transfer out to Baltra`s Airport.

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