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Punta Suarez, Espanola

East-Central Islands

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Embark on this 6-day adventure that explores the highlights of the central and eastern islands of the Galapagos. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander through the islands of this archipelago. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the island's playful sea lions. This will be a memorable vacation that will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal
Day 2 : EspaƱola
Day 3 : Santa Cruz Island
Day 4 : Chinese Hat - Santiago
Day 5 : Genovesa
Day 6 : Santa Cruz - Baltra

Highlights

  • Explore El Junco Lagoon, a freshwater lake on San Cristobal Island
  • Visit Charles Darwin Research Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View and learn about lava tube and lava flow formations
  • Cruise through mangroves and search for rays, sea turtles, & sharks

Ship

Beluga

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Black Turtle Cove
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Chinese Hat
  • Darwin Bay
  • El Barranco
  • Espanola
  • Gardner Bay
  • Genovesa
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santiago
  • Sullivan Bay
  • Tijeretas Hill (Frigatebird Hill)

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Punta Suarez, Espanola Snorkeling in the Galapagos. See colorful Frigatebird birds on your trip to the Galapagos Chinese Hat Travelers enjoying their Galapagos adventure near Punta Suarez, Espanola

Day 1 San Cristobal

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.

Day 2 EspaƱola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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!

Day 3 Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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!

Day 4 Chinese Hat - Santiago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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!

Day 5 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 6 Santa Cruz - Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

Beluga

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$3,270
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Cabins all feature private bath facilities, en-suite safe, and a variety of bedding configurations to meet every guests needs.

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

50% discount for children under age 12 at time of Galapagos cruise.

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Included

  • Accommodations on board Beluga based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos

Excluded

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Snorkel equipment rental available for $5 a day
  • Scuba diving option is possible one day of the itinerary, rates vary. Please contact us for more details
  • Wetsuit rental available for $30/person
  • Kayaks available upon request for no additional charge
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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