4 days / 3 nights Itinerary East, option 2
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS CRUISE
(Friday - Monday)
DAY AM PM
FRIDAY BALTRA Black Turtle Cove (PR)
SATURDAY El Barranco Prince Phillip’s Steps
(WA/KY/PR/SN) Darwin Bay (WA/KY/PR/SN)
SUNDAY Rabida (SN/PR/WA/KY) Dragon Hill (WA/SN)
MONDAY Twin Craters (WA) / BALTRA
SN SNORKEL, KY KAYAK, PR PANGA RIDE, WA WALKING
Friday, Day 1
Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, with LATAM Airlines. Your guide will meet you at arrivals gate, our crew will take care of your luggage. Your guide will conduct you to a bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; you board the Yacht immediately. As the crew weighs anchor, we greet you with our first orientation and we offer a light snack. After navigating, we make a panga ride on Black Turtle Cove, series of mangrove-surrounded coves and islets; here we can observe white-tipped sharks, marine turtles, spotted eagle rays, and yellow cownosed rays. In the evening you have an orientation about the Galapagos Islands in general: their origin and evolution. Welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner
Saturday, Day 2
After breakfast, you take a panga ride and you make a dry landing on Prince Phillips’s Steps (Barranco), you walk and observe the interesting lives of the birds here. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel or kayak. You come on board for a delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon, you make a wet landing on Darwin Bay to walk and observe frigate birds, herons, mockingbirds, boobies, shorebirds, turtles, marine iguanas, etc. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. Dinner on the Yacht, and then your orientation about conservation efforts made to protect the Islands.
Sunday, Day 3
After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Rabida, to walk and observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and brown pelicans. We walk and we arrive at a small saltwater lagoon where we can see pink flamingos. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for lunch. Later in the afternoon you make a dry landing on Dragon Hill, where you can see land iguanas; you walk to a hypersalinic lagoon (saltier than the ocean), where you can observe flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
Monday, Day 4
After breakfast, we make a dry landing on Puerto Ayora port, after a short drive, then you arrive at the Twin Crater, where you will do a fast visit. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.