Arrive at the Baltra airport and transfer to the Seaman Journey by panga.
In the afternoon, travel to Los Gemelos, a pair of twin craters. Popular theories about how these craters came to be are that they were either created from a volcanic explosion or formed when magma chambers inside the earth collapsed.
Journey to the Santa Cruz Highlands to experience the island’s variety of wildlife and geology. View the famous Galapagos tortoise and explore the many lava tubes, sinkholes and craters in the area.
In the morning, set sail for White Tipped Reef Shark Canal, named for the sharks which call the reef their home. View them as they rest in the shallows and then snorkel in the clear waters surrounding the reef.
After lunch, explore the Wall of Tears. This wall was built by prisoners of the penal colony which used to exist on Isabela, using large lava blocks for its construction. Take a set of stairs above the wall to view it in its entirety.
Travel to Punta Moreno and hike the trail which runs along a lava flow. The trail leads you to a series of coastal lagoons and mangroves.
Following lunch, sail for Elizabeth Bay, a marine visitor site with no landing point. Take a zodiac to visit the Marielas islets, the largest penguin colony in the Galapagos. Also view sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.
In the morning, set sail for visit Espinoza Point on Fernandina Island, home of a variety of Galapagos marine iguanas.
After lunch, return to Isabela Island to visit Tagus Cove. Hope to catch a glimpse of the Galapagos Penguin and take a trail to the top of a cliff to view Darwin Lake, which is saltier than the ocean. As you explore, pay attention to the graffiti which covers the walls, as it has been written by pirates, whalers and buccaneers in past centuries.
Travel to Santiago Island and stop at Playa Espumilla, the site of an important Galapagos sea turtle nesting site. Snorkel in the clear waters off of the beach.
Following lunch, visit Puerto Egas to relax on its volcanic black sand beach.
In the morning, head to Rábida Island and its red sand beaches in search of flamingos, doves and mockingbirds.
In the afternoon, travel to Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino) an island full of unique lava tubes and lava flows. The island was named for its unique lava shape and features wonderful snorkeling opportunities.
Set sail for Santiago Island to visit Sullivan Bay. Santiago is one of the still-active volcanic islands in the Galapagos.
In the afternoon, set sail for Bartolomé Island. The high altitude of the island provides travelers with spectacular views of its lava fields and lunar-like craters. Bartolomé is also home to sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin.
Travel to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Bachas Beach, a nesting site for sea turtles. The sand at Bachas Beach is made of decomposed coral, making it white and soft.
In the afternoon, travel to North Seymour, an uplifted and flat island which is strewn with boulders. Walk among frigatebird colonies and view Blue-footed boobies as they perform their courtship dance. Snorkel in shallows and watch sea lions body surf in the waves.
In the morning, travel to El Barranco and take a hike along the volcanic rock. View the fragile lava cliffs in the south and petrels that nest in the cavities of the rocks.
Sail for Darwin Bay and land on its pristine white coral beach. This bay is a favorite for birders, as red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels, yellow-crowned, and black-crowned lava herons, are often seen in the area. Take a trail which leads up a cliff for spectacular views around the island.
Voyage to South Plaza Island to view some of the most interesting species of the Galapagos. Several hybrid iguanas are found on the island, the result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana. Unique to the island, the iguanas are numerous due to the plentiful tuna in the water.
In the afternoon, visit Santa Fe to snorkel with sea lions and view the plentiful number of birds. Take a trail which passes salt bushes and giant prickly pear cactus.
Today, explore San Cristobal Island. Our first stop is to the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center, where you will be able to see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in the Galapagos.
In the afternoon, visit the Interpretation Center to learn about both the geological and human history of the islands, conservation issues, and natural history.
Start out the day on Galapaguera, where you will observe tortoises in their natural habitat.
Then explore the beautiful Cerro Brujo, a white coral beach where you can swim, snorkel and see sea lions and an incredible variety of seabirds.
In the morning, journey to Pitt Point to view the endemic species of lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Snorkel in the shallows or relax on the beach.
In the afternoon, travel to Cerro Brujo and land on its white coral beach. View several land birds and snorkel with the curious sea lions which live on the island.
Arrive at Cormorant Point to view one of the best flamingo lagoons in the Galapagos. Situated between two lava cones, this secluded lagoon is also the home to common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds.
In the afternoon, travel to Post Office Bay and Baroness Lookout. Post Office Bay is known for its historical barrel, in which whalers and sailors used to place their mail. Take part in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard or letter in the barrel for someone else to take and deliver by hand. If you see an address close to yours, feel free to take it home and deliver it, yourself!
In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about tortoise conservation in the Galapagos. Reach out to interact with the tortoises which reside within its corrals.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection to the mainland.
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