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The Best of Galapagos – 8 Days Trip

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4 up 8 Days

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Medium

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6

Why a cruise is the ultimate expedition?

Nestled in the azure embrace of the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands beckon with a siren call of natural wonder. To truly immerse oneself in this living laboratory of evolution, there is no better way than embarking on a Galapagos cruise. Here's why stepping aboard one of these seafaring vessels is an adventure of a lifetime

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This comprehensive map is designed to guide you through an exciting journey filled with remarkable destinations and captivating experiences.

Itinerary

We have carefully planned out each day to give you the best possible experience. From exploring historic landmarks to tasting delicious local cuisine, each day is packed with adventure and excitement. Join us as we take you on a journey through some of the most fascinating destinations in the world.

Your journey begins with a flight to Baltra, where our private airport pick-up ensures a smooth transition to Puerto Ayora. After checking in at your hotel, savor a delicious lunch in town. In the afternoon, embark on a guided visit to the Charles Darwin Station, gaining insights into the archipelago’s conservation efforts.

Ferry to Isabela Island, where you’ll be welcomed at the Wooden House Lodge. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Concha Perla for a snorkeling adventure, followed by lunch at the lodge. The afternoon brings a thrilling kayaking tour to Tintoreras Islet: marvel at the fascinating underwater world and keep an eye out for the unique wildlife that calls this place home: White-Tipped Reef Shark, Galapagos Pinguins, Marine Iguanas, Sea Lions, Rays, Tropical Fish, Blue-footed Boobies.

Ending our wonderful day with a self-guided biking expedition to the historic Wall of Tears, tracing the island’s intriguing history.

Breakfast. Pick up from your hotel. Boat Tour to Tunnels of Cabo Rosa:
Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Galapagos and embark on a mesmerizing boat tour to the Tunnels of Cabo Rosa. Witness the diverse marine life, swim among stunning rock formations, and explore underwater caves, making this an unforgettable snorkeling experience. After a wonderful morning surrounded by unique nature, we will return to hotel

Check in at your hotel, and enjoy free time to explore the town’s attractions, including Grietas and Tortuga Bay Beach. Enjoy free time to explore Puerto Ayora at your leisure. Visit the stunning Grietas, a natural geological formation perfect for swimming, and don’t miss the beautiful Tortuga Bay Beach, where you can soak up the sun and marvel at the local wildlife. Overnight at Puerto Ayora.

We embark on a remarkable journey aboard the Yacht Windrose to one of the Central Islands of the Galapagos archipelagos. Brace yourself for a day filled with awe-inspiring sights and wildlife encounters. Our itinerary includes visits to one of these islands: Seymour, Bartolome, South Plazas or Santa Fe Island, each with its unique charm and natural wonders.

Embark on a scenic ferry ride to San Cristobal Island, where you’ll be welcomed with open arms at your hotel. After a seamless check-in process, the day is yours to explore Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the charming island capital. Discover a wealth of attractions that offer a deeper understanding of the Galapagos’ natural and cultural heritage:

Interpretation Center: Begin your exploration at the renowned Interpretation Center, a hub of educational exhibits and displays that unravel the archipelago’s fascinating history and unique ecosystems. Learn about Charles Darwin’s transformative voyage and the ongoing conservation efforts that protect this ecological treasure.

Frigatebird Hill (Cerro Tijeretas): For panoramic views of the island and its striking coastline, hike to Frigatebird Hill (Cerro Tijeretas). Named after the frigatebirds that nest here, this vantage point provides a breathtaking perspective of the island’s geological formations and the surrounding azure waters.

Playa Mann: As the day unfolds, unwind at Playa Mann, a beautiful beach just a stone’s throw from town. Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean, soak up the sun, or simply relish the serene ambiance of this coastal haven.

This day on San Cristobal Island allows you to immerse yourself in its unique character and to appreciate both its natural beauty and the rich history of the Galapagos. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace, with each attraction offering a different facet of the island’s allure.

Experience a comprehensive Tour 360°, delving into the natural and cultural highlights of San Cristobal.

The 360 ​​° tour goes around the island of San Cristobal in a unique tour to places not visited in any other tour that includes, hidden beaches, bays with abundant marine life and captivating landscapes of the islands like White Rose, Sardine Bay, Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo and Kicker Rocks.
Rosa Blanca is a small bay located northeast of San Cristobal Island. It has several small beaches, but its main attraction is the large beach located in the center of the small bay where there is a large number of dunes. Added to its crystalline waters generate an attractive landscape unique to the area. There are species of shark, rays and sea turtles that are the ideal complement for snorkeling activities. Bahía Sardina includes two beaches whose attractions are its small white sand dunes added to its crystalline waters suitable for snorkeling, taking into account that in this bay there is a large presence of sea turtles, rays and sea lions.
León Dormido also known by its English name of «Kicker Rock» is an uninhabited island located 30 minutes from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.  It is a rock formation or eroded cone of volcanic tuff (ash), located outside the island. It is a refuge for many seabirds as blue-footed boobies, as well as for sea lions. The waters around the rock are home to numerous species of fish, sea turtles, rays and hammerhead sharks. It reaches a maximum of 148 meters in height. Lunch on board and return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in the afternoon.

Galapagos Odyssey program concludes with a transfer to Baltra Island for your return flight to Quito/Guayaquil, leaving you with a treasure trove of memories and a deep connection to this extraordinary archipelago.

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