Arrive at the San Cristobal airport and transfer to the Millennium.
Begin your Galapagos tour on Isla Lobos (Sea Lion Island) to interact with the sea lions which rest on its shores. Home to blue-footed boobies, great frigatebirds, brown pelicans, lava gulls, common noddies, yellow warblers and small and medium ground finches, the island is also an ideal location for birders. Snorkel with the sea lions and relax on the beach.
Visit León Dormido (Kicker Rock), a distinctive island which features two rocks which jut out of the ocean. This formation is home to a large colony of sea birds. Snorkel with a variety of fish and the occasional Galapagos shark.
Visit Baroness’ Observatory for exceptional views of La Loberia. Learn the history of the island while exploring the lookout.
Sail for Post Office Bay, a sandy beach where past whalers used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Take part in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard in the barrel. Additionally, pick up any letters within close proximity to your home to deliver once you return from the Galapagos.
Day 6: Santa Cruz Island - Charles Darwin Center - Baltra
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the natural history of the islands and the effects of human involvement. See the tortoise breeding and rearing project at work.
Transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to mainland Ecuador.
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.