Journey to the Galapagos Islands and sail aboard the Galaxy for an archipelago introduction. Explore the islands, meet and swim with playful sea lions, and encounter the numerous species of birds which inhabit this tropical location.
Day 1 : Baltra - Mosquero Day 2 : Santiago - Bartolome Day 3 : Genovesa Day 4 : San Cristobal
Walk the uneroded black lave flow near Sullivan Bay in Santiago
Learn about island history and biodiversity and see conservation efforts
Swim and snorkel the north side of Bartolome Island
Explore Sullivan Island by walking around the amazing, uneroded, black lava flow covered with lava bubbles. Learn about the plants that thrive in this seemingly desolate landscape.
Spend the afternoon exploring Bartolome Island by land and by sea. First take a short hike to view the plant and bird life coexisting with the volcanic landscape. Then swim and snorkel around from the beach on the northside of the island.
Visit Genovesa, a shield volcano. Rich in birdlife, Genovesa stretched about five miles and is filled with salt water. Hike up Prince Philip's Steps which give an extraordinary view of the island.
In the afternoon head to Darwin Bay beach for a hike in small forest of mangrove swamp where we will discover a colony of Frigates, marine iguanas, red-foot boobies and mask boobies, the great terrestrial and cactus finch. After this visit in land, we have the option that our passengers enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the bay.
Day 4 San Cristobal
Visit the Interpretation Center to learn about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands. Take an informative self-guided walking tour to view Galapagos conservation at work.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection back to the mainland.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.