Itinerary: Cruise the Galapagos

Day 1

Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2

Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3

Genovesa Island

Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4

Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island’s dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5

Isabela Island

Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, explore the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6

Elizabeth Bay/Urbina Bay

Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. Visit Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Hike the trail to get a view of the caldera and watch for land iguanas along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7

Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza

Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8

Rábida Island/Playa Espumilla

Take a morning excursion to the red sand beaches of Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. in the afternoon, visit Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9

Islas Daphne/Quito

View Daphne from the boat, the tiny conical island is home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and Darwin’s finches, after, fly back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10

Quito Depart at any time.

Meals included:  Breakfast

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