Take a look at the details below and attached is the itinerary.
Price per person is U$3,442.00,
Accommodation in double balcony cabins
All meals on board (starting with lunch the first day and ending with breakfast the last day)
Soft beverages such as water, coffee or tea
Transfers in Galapagos (Airport – boat – airport )
English speaking Naturalist Guide category III
The use of Kayaks
The use of snorkeling gear
The use of wetsuits
Price does not include:
Air ticket Quito – Galapagos – Quito $540.00 per person (subject to change)
Entrance fee To the National Park $100.00 per person (subject to change)
INGALA immigration card $20.00 per person
Other soft drinks
Medical or travel insurance
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DAY 1, THU, NOVEMBER 24th
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: AIRPORT – BLACK TURTLE COVE
Transfer to the Quito airport in time for the Avianca Airlines flight # 32, departing Quito at
07:50 AM and arriving in Baltra Island at 09:50AM. Arrive to Galapagos where you will meet
your Naturalist Guide who will then take you to the luxury class catamaran M/C ALYA.
Begin your 4-night cruise. All cabins are spacious and feature a private balcony, bath/shower
and air-conditioning. All meals, lectures and shore excursions are included.
PM – BLACK TURTLE COVE
After lunch our first visit is to Black Turtle Cove which is situated in the northern region of Santa
Cruz. This bay is surrounded by mangroves and is accessible only by dinghy only. The shallow
cove is a safe refuge for marine life. Black-tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and a variety of rays
are often spotted here. Return to Alya.
DAY 2, FRI, NOVEMBER 25th
AM – DARWIN BAY (GENOVESA ISLAND)
Wet landing, coral beach, activities for this day: short walks, photography, swimming, snorkeling.
Genovesa is a small island in the north of the Galapagos. Our unloading in Darwin Bay will be
wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigates, marine
iguanas, red-footed boobies and mask boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and
cactus finch. Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and
refreshments are available.
PM – BARRANCO (GENOVESA ISLAND)
Dry landing, activities: hiking. Also known as Prince Phillip’s stairs. Here, we will go for a walk
on the Barranco path. On our journey we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate,
red-foot boobies, mask boobies, doves, and finches. Dinner.
DAY 3, SAT, NOVEMBER 26th
AM – SANTIAGO ISLAND – SULLIVAN BAY
Wet landing and hiking. Description: Virtually uneroded lava flows cover an extensive area of
this island. Lava pahoehoe (basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating or ropy surface),
hornitos, and mollugo (a lava colonizer) can be seen. Snacks and refreshing beverages await
you on board the ship.
PM – BARTOLOME ISLAND
Dry landing, wet landing for the beach. Activities on this island include: walking, swimming,
snorkeling, and photography. We will follow a path to the top (114m) where we can see
pioneering plants such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia. The island has been formed by
cones, lava pipes where lava once flowed. Following the wet landing at the beach, we will follow
a path through mangrove swamps and sand dune vegetation, to the south beach. At the north
beach, guests can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. From the top of Bartolome, we will be able
to see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela. We will see penguins in the Rock Pinnacle.
DAY 4, SUN, NOVEMBER 27th
AM – CHINESE HAT
A small islet located near the south-east coast of Santiago. It’s shaped like a Chinese hat
when seen from afar. It is an island consisting of a cone type “Splatter” (lava ejected as drops
which fall close to where they came from, which form an inclined cone) that forms the summit
and many lava tubes that go down to the coast. On the west side you can see pillow-type lava
formations, which are an indicator that the flows were formed under the sea and have been
raised upward, which is why coral heads are found on the lava. This visit provides an excellent
opportunity for the interpretation of geological features such as lava tubes and lava flows. The
trail is 700 m (round trip) and the minimum time it takes for this trek is 30 minutes. Return to
your boat for lunch
PM – MOSQUERA
This islet is located between Baltra Island and North Seymour. Here, we find the biggest sea
lion colony; it is also possible to observe several species of birds. Enjoy the white sand beach.
Return to Alya
DAY 5, MON, NOVEMBER 28th
CHARLES DARWIN STATION- RETURN TO QUITO
AM – CHARLES DARWIN
After breakfast, we will visit Charles Darwin Station which is located in the main port on Santa
Cruz Island; we will take a private bus to the entrance of the breeding center where we will see
tortoises and land iguanas in captivity.
This center is the main breeding site on the islands. Animals that were in danger of extinction
on the various islands are maintained in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several
institutions, some species are being saved. Here lived Lonesome George, the famous last
survivor of the giant tortoise species found on Pinta Island. Transfer to the airport.
Arrival in Quito and end of services.
End of our services.
• The Galapagos and Ecuador schedule and the all touring arrangements herein are
subject to change without notice and can be operated in a different sequence,
depending on operational considerations. All hotels are subject to availability and can
be substituted for similar hotels.
• All payments for custom-designed itineraries are non-refundable in the event of
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