Tour the highlights of the central islands of the Galapagos on this 4-day adventure. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander to the hidden center of the islands. Wildlife viewing opportunities will abound as you traverse the islands, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or take a relaxing swim off the pristine shores. Get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure and make this a truly unique vacation that will be beyond memorable.
Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Highlands Day 2 : Floreana Day 3 : Chinese Hat- Dragon Hill Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island - Baltra
In the morning, travel to Cormorant Point to hike a trail which overlooks a saltwater lagoon. A favorite location for flamingos, you may also see green sea turtles. Sail for Champion Islet for snorkeling. Champion Rock is covered with black coral bushes and yellow cup corals.
In the afternoon, visit Baroness’ Observatory and Post Office Bay. Feel free to leave an addressed postcard in the barrel and take one for delivery if the address is close to where you live.
Today begins at Chinese Hat, a small island off the coast of Santiago that is an awesome opportunity to see and interpret geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows. Then sail for Dragon Hill to see flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Take a short walk to the lagoon behind the beach and snorkel in the clear waters off the coast.
Day 4 Santa Cruz Island - Baltra
Make your way to Los Gemelos, two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection back to the mainland.
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).