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 and 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 1 : San Cristobal Day 2 : Española Day 3 : Floreana Day 4 : Santa Cruz - Santiago Day 5 : Genovesa Day 6 : Santa Cruz - Baltra
View the "blowhole", a lava tube that sprays water over 50 ft in the air
Leave a postcard at Post Office Bay for another traveler to deliver
Cruise along the mangrove-lined shore of Santa Cruz
Visit Black Turtle Cove in search of sea turtles, & white-tipped sharkes
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 Floreana Island, stopping at Cormorant Point (Punta Cormorant), Devil's Crown, and Post Office Bay. At Cormorant Point, we'll keep our eyes peeled for Galapagos birds such as Darwin's finches. Devil's Crown, a submerged volcano, has some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. Keep an eye out for white-tipped sharks, eagle rays, and sea turtles! At Post Office Bay,leave an unstamped postcard in the hopes that it gets delivered via fellow travelers!
Today we'll visit Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon) on Santa Cruz Island, offering fantastic views of the bay. In the morning, we take a boat ride along the mangrove-lined shore where we hope to spot see numerous Galapagos birds, sea turtles and white-tipped sharks!
This afternoon, we travel to Sullivan Bay and walk across lava fields!
This morning we visit Genovesa Island, starting with a visit to 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.
In the afternoon we visit Darwin Bay. Here, we observe magnificent Galapagos birds such as Red-footed Boobies, Frigatebirds, gulls and herons.
Day 6 Santa Cruz - Baltra
Today we'll take a boat ride 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.
The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.