Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Start / End: Baltra / Baltra
Activities: Walking, hiking, snorkeling, swimming, wildlife watching, bird watching
Highlights: Marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, sally lightfoot crab, waved albatross (March to December), blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, galapagos hawk, darwin finches, nascar boobies, red-billed tropic birds, gulls, Galapagos hawk
Season: All Year
Included: All meals and accommodation , all exursions and activities while on board, use of kayaks, bilingual naturalist guide
Not Included: Flights to and from Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee, Migratory card fee, any extra beverages on board (anything in a bottle), snorkeling gear rental, tips, personal expenses
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Santa Cruz Island
Plaza Sur Island: Dry landing on one of the oldest docks of the archipelago, colorful Plaza Sur is home to vibrant green prickly pears, deep red Sesuvium and coppery-orange land iguanas; impressive seaward cliffs are excellent for a variety of coastal birds. This is also a great place to observe the adult and pup sea lions swimming along the shores.
Santa Fe Island: After a wet landing on Santa Fe onto a white beach where sea lions are usually resting, we will be looking for the endemic species of land iguana, larger and yellower than land iguanas on other islands. The largest prickly pear cacti in the Galapagos are also found here.
Punta Suarez Island: Punta Suárez (dry landing) is a spectacular walk to give insight into the intimacies of life at sea, with nesting sites of blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, as well as the fascinating breeding rituals (April to December) of the waved albatross. Lined with neon-colored marine iguanas (January), and lazy Galapagos sea lions, we walk up to an amazing viewpoint of the famous blowhole.
Hood Island (Española): We will spend the day in fantastic Española, starting with Gardner Bay (wet landing), an outstanding beach with sea lions, marine iguanas, and the intrepid Española Mockingbird.
Santa Cruz Island
After breakfast we will board our transport to the Baltra airport, making a short stop to visit the lava tunnels found in the highlands. These intriguing tunnels were formed by a lava flow that hardened on the outside while still maintaining its fluid scolding state on the inside, leaving hollow tunnels where it passed. We will walk inside one of the tunnels (that is artificially illuminated to help visitors) to have a close look at the formations and learn more about the origin of these very volcanic archipelago. After this visit we will continue on to the Baltra airport for the flight to mainland Ecuador.