Arrive to the Galapagos and explore San Cristobal Island. After arrival, we will visit El Junco Lagoon, one of the few freshwater lakes in the Galapagos. If time permits, hike up Tijeretas Hill, which rewards us with amazing views.
Today we explore the island of Española. Our first stop is Gardner Bay, a white sand beach where sea lions, mockingbirds and finches abound!
This afternoon, we stop at Punta Suarez to catch a glimpse of the Masked and Blue-footed Boobies. We also visit the "blowhole," a lava tube that sprays water up in the air like a geyser!
This morning we explore Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Galapagos tortoise breeding center.
In the afternoon, we travel by bus to the Santa Cruz highlands in search of the giant Galapagos tortoise!
This morning we travel to Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small volcanic island. Here, view magnificent lava tubes and lava flows, and learn about these interesting geological formations.
This afternoon, we travel to Sullivan Bay and walk across lava fields!
This morning we visit Genovesa Island, starting with a visit to Darwin Bay. Here, we observe magnificent Galapagos birds such as Red-footed Boobies, Frigatebirds, gulls and herons.
In the afternoon we visit El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. We climb up the steps in order to get a glimpse at the many Galapagos birds, such as the Masked Booby and the Short-eared Owl.
Today we'll take a dinghy to Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island. Here we will see a variety of mangroves, and hope to spot some rays, sea turtles and white-tipped sharks!
After our visit, you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.