Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center
Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Galapagos Voyager.
In the morning, head to the Santa Cruz Highlands and hike through its varied terrain. Pass through all seven vegetation zones and view Galápagos flycatchers, small tree-finches, and woodpecker finches.
In the afternoon, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the unique history of the islands and to interact with the giant tortoises who reside in its corrals.
Day 2 Floreana
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.
Day 3 Espanola
Explore Suárez Point, one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the Galapagos archipelago. The island is home to five species of nesting seabirds. Marine iguanas and over-sized lava lizard are frequently seen relaxing on the rocks and are unique to the island.
In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay and snorkel with sea lions in its crystal waters.
Day 4 Lobos - San Cristobal
Visit Isla Lobos (Sea Lion Island) to interact with the sea lions which rest on its shores. Home to home to blue-footed boobies, great frigate-birds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches, the island is also an ideal location for birders. Snorkel with the sea lions and relax on the beach.
In the afternoon, travel to Cerro Colorado and stand on the wooden platform which offers amazing views of La Galapaguera, a tortoise rearing center. Learn about the techniques and conservation efforts in the Galapagos.
Day 5 North Seymour - Baltra
Spend the morning on North Seymour Island and explore its rocky coast. Spot Daphne Major and Minor in the distance play with sea lions as they swim in the waters close to shore.
Transfer to the airport for your connection 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).