Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
Treasure of Galapagos
DAY 1
Baltra Island

Baltra

Pm: Transfer in Baltra – Seymour port.

Lunch at noon. Dry landing, hiking, educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station (giant tortoises, Opuntia cactus, etc.). Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 hours, dinner at night.

DAY 2
Sullivan Bay

Sullivan Bay

Am: Sullivan Bay

Breakfast in the morning.This site is of great geological interest is located south-east of Santiago Island, landing it can be done both on the rocky shore (dry landing) or the white sandy beach (wet landing). The length of the trail is 1.5 km approximately.

The area is covered by lava flows Pahohoe type (solidified lava in a wavy or accordion). It was very active in the past 25 years of the nineteenth century. The Sullivan lava was formed in 1897. Flow is very young geologically. The magma formed is flat, but the underground lava movement, rapid cooling and other eruptions led to the break in many places. Difficulty: Moderate Duration approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Lunch at noon.

Bartholomew

Bartholomew

Pm: Bartholomew

Wet Landing, After lunch visit to the Pinnacle Rock beach for swimming and snorkeling.

In the afternoon dry landing to reach the viewpoint of Bartolome. On this island, you can see interesting formations of lava and cinder cones. After a 30 to 40 minutes climbing, a wooden staircase leads to the top of the island where there are beautiful views of the nearby beaches. This island is one of the most visited and photographed because of Pinnacle Rock. Degree of difficulty: Moderate, Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes. Dinner in the evening.

DAY 3
North Seymour

North Seymour

Am: North Seymour

Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing. On this island you can see blue-footed boobies, colonies of frigates, fork-tailed gulls, terns, sea lions, lava lizards and land iguanas. Palo Santo trees can also be observed. Difficulty: Moderate Duration approximately 2 hours. Lunch at noon.

Mosquera

Mosquera

Pm: Mosquera

Wet Landing. The Islet is Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour. It is a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white sand beach.In most of its perimeter there is basis of lava rocks, as evidence of the wash uprising, except in the southwest side where the landing occurs. This island has one of the largest Populations of sea lions.You can also observe several species of shorebirds. There have been occasional reports at this site of Orcas (Orcinus orca).Degree of difficulty: easy, Duration approximately 1 hour, Dinner in the evening.

DAY 4
South Plazas

South Plazas

Am: South Plazas

Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing. This island is full of life. There are colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. While you walk on the banks it is possible to see a great number of birds such as nesting tropic birds and fork-tailed seagulls, but most of all enjoying the beautiful view from the top the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. The Opuntiacactus grow here too and the vegetation changes color according to the season of the year. Paths: easy, duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.

Witch Hill

Witch Hill

Pm: Witch Hill

Wet Landing is a beautiful beach of white coral where you can swim and watch birds and sea lions, plus you can snorkel. Located on the north coast of the San Cristobal Island. In the vicinity of the beach you can see seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. Degree of difficulty: easy, Duration approximately 2 hours, Dinner in the evening.

DAY 5
Interpretation Center

Interpretation Center

Am: Interpretation Center-San Cristobal

Breakfast in the morning.Dry Landing. This site is educational information about the evolution of the Galapagos Islands and animal life in the islands. Degree of difficulty: easy. Duration: 1 hour 30Minutes. Transfer out to San Cristobal’s Airport.

End of our services.


DAY 1
San Cristobal

San Cristobal

Am: San Cristobal

San Cristobal - Transfer in,Lunch atnoon.

Cerro Colorado

Cerro Colorado

Pm: Cerro Colorado

dry landing. After a bus ride of 45 minutes to reach Cerro Colorado, where you can see giant Galapagos tortoises in a Breading Center. Degree of difficulty: easy, 2 Hour Approx.Dinner in the evening.

DAY 2
Gardner Bay

Gardner Bay

Am: Gardner Bay

After breakfast, we explore the coastline along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove, learning about the area’s distant and recent history. The cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms. Enjoy fantastic natural formations such as the “Elephant Rock”, “The Bishop” and an impressive natural cave. This is a great site for snorkeling or panga ride.

Punta Suarez

Punta Suarez

Pm: Punta Suarez

Dry Landing. During the walk on this island you can see sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, albatrosses, lava lizards, herons. Degree of difficulty: difficult, Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

DAY 3
Post office Bay

Post Office Bay

Am: Post Office Bay

Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing.This is one of the few visitor sites, that is visited for its human history. Whaling Captain James Colnett established the wooden post barrel in the early 1793. At the time whaling was a big industry, ships were typically gone for 2 years at a time. The Galapagos Islands were a frequent stop for these ships. Outbound ships would drop off letters after rounding the cape and the ships returning home would mail them.

Over the years thousands of ships have stopped to send and receive mail at Post Office Bay. Many have posted a sign of driftwood or other materials memorializing their visit. This is the only area in the Galapagos were graffiti is still acceptable.

Degree of difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.

Cormorant Point

Cormorant Point

Pm: Cormorant Point

Wet Landing, This site has a sandy olivine beach for walking and swimming. The island also has a flamingo lagoon. In addition, white sand beach where sea turtles nest from December to May. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

DAY 4
Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Am: Santa Fe

Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing. Snorkeling in the rocky coast of the island, to see a variety of fish and sea turtles.You can see colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, frigate birds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. On the island you can see a forest of giant cacti and Palo Santo trees. Degree of difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.

Tortuga Bay

Tortuga Bay

Pm: Tortuga Bay

Dry Landing, interesting walk to the Turtle Bay beach, perhaps the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, we can swim and snorkel observing colonies of marine iguanas, pelicans, Darwin's finches, sharks, sea turtles, the incredible forest Giant Cactus, Degree of difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

DAY 5
EL Chato

EL Chato

Am: EL Chato

Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. El Chato reserve is divided into two areas; Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa, 22 km from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the more challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season, and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes. Degree of difficulty: Easy. Duration: 1 hour 30 Minutes.– Transfer out to Baltra’s Airport.

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DAY 1
Baltra

Baltra

Am: Baltra

Transfer in to Puerto Ayora

Charles Darwin Station

Charles Darwin Station

Pm: Charles Darwin Station

Lunch at noon. Dry landing, activities: hiking educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station (giant tortoises, Opuntia cactus, etc.). Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 hours, dinner at night.

DAY 2
Ballena Bay

Ballena Bay

Am: Ballena Bay

Breakfast in the morning. Wet Landing.The visitor site is a cove of green sand at the basis of Ballena Hill on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. The beach contains a large amount of olivine crystals, the same that originate from volcanic materials. The crystals were formed when the magma was still underground.

Near the beach there are ceramic relics, which reflect human settlements that were close to the beach in 1846. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours. Lunch at noon.

Dragon Hill

Dragon Hill

Pm: Dragon Hill

Dry Landing. The site visit is located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island, and consists of a path that runs for three different environments in just 1,600 m in length.

It gets its name because in 1975, was one of the only places in the Santa Cruz Island where there were land iguanas in healthy state. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours

DAY 3
Tintoreras

Tintoreras

Am: Tintoreras

Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. The islet is Located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay of calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, etc. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that's shallow and when the tide is low the entrance closes. you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small fish and sea lions. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours. Lunch at noon.

Humedales

Humedales

Pm: Humedales

Dry Landing. The Wetlands is a network of trails, adjacent to Puerto Villamil. There are nine tracks that comprise the following sites: The Wall of Tears, Cerro Orchilla, El Estero, Poza Escondida, Poza Redonda, Tunnel del Estero, Playa del Amor, Bay of Tunis and Pozas Verdes.

The Wetlands are coastal mangroves and brackish water lagoons formed by seepage of seawater and freshwater underground tributaries coming from the upper parts of the island. They are also an important feeding area for the Galapagos penguin and one of the main nesting sites for green turtles.

The wetlands of Isabela Island are essential for the maintenance of biological diversity of Galapagos, as home to several species that depend exclusively on the wetland in order to fulfill their life cycle, flamenco, Bug, stilt, oystercatcher, Gallinula, ghost crab, and fiddler crabs.

Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours,Dinner at Night.

DAY 4
Punta Moreno

Punta Moreno

Am: Punta Moreno

Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing, Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Island. The route of the trail is approximately 2100 meters.The main attraction in Punta Moreno is the coastal lagoons in the middle of black lava flow where there are several species of birds. It has a view of 3 volcanoes, the most actives in the Galapagos; Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul. Difficulty: Difficult Duration: 2 hours,Lunch at noon.

Urbina Bay

Urbina Bay

Pm: Urbina Bay

Wet Landing, Urbina Bay is located at the base of volcanoes Alcedo and Darwin, west of Isabela Island. Here you can find corals, shells, and many other organisms exposed above the water. This area is also home to large and very colorful Galápagos land iguanas, giant tortoises and the famous population of Alcedo Volcano. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours,Dinner in the evening.

DAY 5
Punta Espinoza

Punta Espinoza

Am: Punta Espinoza

Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing. Punta Espinosa is a jagged promontory of cracked and eroded lava, but the name could also refer to the hundreds of spiny marine iguanas that drape the rocks. Pristine nature under an active volcano and a highlight of any cruise. Flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos sea lions, waders and the world's largest colony of marine iguanas thrive on the edge of a barren lava flow. Fine stands of mangroves support yellow warblers, Darwin finches, large billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and nesting brown pelicans.

Difficulty: Moderate, Duration: 3 hours Dinner in the evening.

Tagus Cove

Tagus Cove

Pm: Caleta Tagus

Dry Landing. The site visit Tagus Cove is located west of Darwin volcano on Isabela Island. The route of the trail is about 1800 meters.

This was a favorite place for pirates and whalers, there is observed a tradition that has been maintained since that time: the inscription of the names of boats. At the start of the walk, rising and passing the staircase, there is a small cave where we found inscriptions dating from the 1800s.

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours Dinner in the evening.

DAY 6
Egas Port

Egas Port

Am: Egas Port

Breakfast in the morning, Wet Landing. Puerto Egas is located northwest of Santiago Island, fascinating place to visit because it had a great volcanic activity in the past. Puerto Egas is one of the most popular sites in the Galapagos Archipelago. It has a beautiful black sand beach where you can see its many inhabitants as sea lions, chameleons, lizards and herons. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours Lunch at noon.

Rabida

Rabida

Pm: Rabida

Wet Landing. Also known by the name of Jervis in honor of a British Admiral John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent. Rabida is located 5 km south of Santiago Island and is commonly regarded as the geographical center of the Galapagos Islands. It has an area of 4.9 km ² and a maximum altitude of 367 meters. It has a high iron content, which causes that this place has a distinctive reddish color. Its main attraction is the salt lagoon with flamingoes, pelicans and boobies place where they build their nests.Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1:30 hours Dinner in the evening.

DAY 7
Bachas Beach

Bachas Beach

Am: Bachas Beach

Breakfast in the morning. Dry Landing.Itis a beach about 1 km in length. With white sand beach, deserted and where you can see flamingos, and migratory birds.

In the vicinity of the Las Bachas beach can observe predominant vegetation of the coastal zone.

Las Bachas beach represents one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles (Cheloniamydas) on Isla Santa Cruz.

very popular practice of snorkeling, swimming. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1 hour, Transfer out to Baltra`s Airport.

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Prices 2015

5 DAYS

$3,19000Master Suite
$2,64000Junior Twin / Matrimonial Suite
$39,73300Charter

7 DAYS

$4,71100Master Suite
$3,90700Junior Twin / Matrimonial Suite
$58,66700Charter
Prices 2016

5 DAYS

$3,10000Master Suite
$2,85000Junior Twin / Matrimonial Suite
$45,60000Charter

7 DAYS

$4,51000Master Suite
$4,21000Junior Twin / Matrimonial Suite
$67,36000Charter

Included:
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in double cabin
  • Exclusive Destinations English speaking Naturalist guide
  • Excursions according to the itineraries (itineraries subject to change)
  • Soft Beverages (Water, tea & coffee)
  • Free use of Snorkeling Equipment
  • Transfers in Galapagos to & from the boat
  • Cruise Manager
Not included:
  • Flight ticket to & from Galapagos (USD 540 approx. p/p)
  • Entrance fee to the Galapagos islands (USD 100 p/p).
  • Transit Control Card (USD 20 p/p)
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities for crew members and guide
  • Use of wetsuit USD 6 p/p per day (to be paid directly on board)
  • Personal expenses
IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Grade of difficult is considered for and average physical condition, it may vary depending on each individual state.
  • Being Galapagos Islands a natural protected area all paths on the visit sites, excluding breeding centers, are not paved and the irregularity as well as the slope of the terrain could fluctuate because of the volcanic origin of the islands. 
  • The disembarking to the islands takes place with panga boats and they can be either dry or wet.
  • Standard docks are not available on disembarking on uninhabited islands because of regulations of Galapagos national park in order to preserve the natural environment.
  • Due to the isolated location of the islands, internet and phone communication are limited on the uninhabited islands.
  • Payments on board (bar, wetsuit rental, tips and extras) are only accepted in cash.
  • Laundry service is not available on board.
  • Entrances fees have to be paid in cash, USD $100 per person for the Galapagos National Park entrance fee (must be paid upon arrival in Galapagos), USD $10 per person for the INGALA Tourist Control Card (payable at the airport [Quito or Guayaquil].