This 8-day Southeastern Islands Galapagos cruise on the ship, Millennium, explores the wildlife-rich shores of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana. and more!
Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Dragon Hill Day 2 : Mosquera - Santa Fe Day 3 : San Cristobal - Lobos Day 4 : San Cristobal Day 5 : San Cristobal Day 6 : Espanola Day 7 : Floreana Day 8 : Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center - Baltra
Begin your Galapagos adventure on the island of Baltra, part of a pair known as the Seymour Islands. Baltra was created by geological uplift and has a variety of endemic species such as salt bushes, prickly pear cactus and palo santo trees. Bird life is also plentiful here, and very entertaining!
In the afternoon, travel on to Dragon Hill. Located on Santa Cruz Island, this area boasts a hyper-saline lagoon, a favorite site of native flamingos. Climb up the hill and enjoy breathtaking views of the bay below.
Spend the day at Lobos Island and Kicker Rock. The island is home to countless sea lions, blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches. The clear water of the area sports wonderful snorkeling and opportunities to swim with the sea lions. At Kicker Rock, swim with reef fish in the channel and glimpse hammerhead and Galapagos sharks.
In the morning, visit Baroness’ Observatory for exceptional views of La Loberia. Learn the history of the island while exploring the lookout.
Sail for Post Office Bay, a white-sand beach where past whalers used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Take part in the tradition, yourself, by leaving an addressed postcard in the barrel and pick up any within close proximity to your home to deliver.
Day 8 Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center - Baltra
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the natural history of the islands and the effects of human involvement. See the tortoise breeding and rearing project at work.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to connect with your flights back to the mainland.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!