Itinerary A

Itinerary A

Day by day

Day 1 : Baltra Airport & Santa Cruz Island: Hacienda Primicias

During the Second World War, this island served as a significant location due to its strategic value. It currently functions as the primary airport for the Galapagos Islands, serving as the arrival and departure point for tourists and colonists. Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, a naturalist English speaking guide will be available to provide assistance. From there, guests will be transferred to the yacht and greeted with a warm welcome and a briefing.

Santa Cruz Island: Hacienda Primicias

On Santa Cruz Island, visitors will be taken to Hacienda Primicias after lunch to observe giant tortoises in their natural habitat. These tortoises are easy to spot as they slowly move around and feed on grass and leaves, occasionally wallowing in their surroundings. Additionally, it is possible to see some highland birds, such as cattle egrets, mockingbirds, finches, or flycatchers. After the hike, guests will return to the yacht for dinner and receive a briefing on the following day's itinerary.

Day 2 : Isabela Island: Tintoreras, Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza, Humedales & Wall of Tears

Tintoreras 

Following breakfast, a visit to Tintoreras can be made, located south of Puerto Villamil. This site features a small bay with calm turquoise waters, where one can observe various marine life, such as sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and rays. A crevice of clear water, shallow enough to close when the tide is low, connects to the bay. Reef sharks, small fish, and sea lions can be seen swimming in this area. Lunch will be served on board.

Breeding Center Arnaldo Tupiza

The Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center is another stop, where a captive breeding program is in place for tortoises from the southern Isabela populations.

Humedales

At Humedales, visitors will disembark for a dry landing and take a 30-minute walk through an area with sandy beaches, rocky shores, and mangroves. There are numerous trails in this area, where all four species of mangroves found in the Galapagos can be observed, along with migratory birds such as the whimbrel, short-billed dowitcher, Wilson’s phalarope, common tern, blue-winged teal, osprey, black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, greater and lesser yellowlegs, and others.

Wall of Tears

A bus ride will take visitors to the Wall of Tears, a somber reminder of Isabela's history as a penal colony from 1946 to 1959. As a punishment, prisoners were forced to construct the wall using large blocks of lava. The wall was named after the many convicts who died during its construction. Dinner will be served on board, followed by a briefing on the itinerary for the next day.

Punta Vicente Roca | Nazca boobies | Galapagos Islands
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Punta Moreno | Galapagos Islands
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Túneles de lava | Galapagos Islands
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Includes

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are on tour.
Naturalist Bilingual Guide (English-Spanish).
All the site detailed on the program (may chance due to force majeure)
Snacks after visiting every site.
Unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee.
Airport-Dock, Airport-Itabaca Shuttle Service and vice versa (included only during operational dates).

Does not include

Airfare to and from Galapagos
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee USD $100, per person
Snorkeling Equipment 5 Days: USD $25, per person – 8 Days: USD $35, per person
Tips, Souvenirs or other expenses.
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From $2,137.00 per person