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.
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).