Galápagos – West and Central Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager

Resort: Galápagos – West and Central Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
Price From: £3561.75

Over View

Millenia of isolation from mankind has bred a fascinating diversity of plant, animal, and marine life among the Galpagos Islands. Discover these islands for yourself aboard our brand new catamaran, the Reina Silvia Voyager, equipped with luxurious amenities for a comfortable and convenient sailing during your eight days exploring the central and western Galpagos. Spot iguanas and flamingoes on the green and white-sand beaches of Punta Cormorant, witness abundant marine life while snorkelling in Punta Vicente Roca, and make friends with giant sea tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz. Exploring the Galpagos has never been so easy and inspiring.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2
Quito Puerto Ayora

Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galpagos Islands. Upon arrival, meet the Naturalist Guide and cross to Santa Cruz islands to visit the highlands and the Charles Darwin Research Station before boarding the boat in the late afternoon from Puerto Ayora.

Day 3
Floreana: Punta Cormorant Post Office Bay

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet. In the afternoon visit Post Office Bay and a pirate cave in the highlands for great views of the island.

Day 4
Isabela: Punta Moreno Elizabeth Bay

Morning landing at Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galpagos Islands. In the afternoon visit Elizabeth Bay, which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the zodiacs and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins.

Day 5
Isabela Fernandina

Enjoy a morning visit to Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Keep an eye out for land iguanas. In the afternoon, land at Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galpagos Islands. Witness the large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, and a variety of birdlife.

Day 6
Isabela: Tagus Cove Punta Vicente Roca

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 Vicente Roca, one of the lesser-visited and best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos to spot the abundant marine life.

Day 7
Santiago: Buccaneer Cove Puerto Egas

Morning excursion to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations and nesting seabirds. Continue in the afternoon to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Opportunities for snorkelling to try and spot the abundant marine life like turtles, rays and sharks.

Day 8
Santa Cruz North Seymour

Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. More snorkelling opportunities for the chance to see marine life.

Day 9
Baltra Quito

Disembark in the morning at Baltra to catch the flight back to Quito for one final night on the town.

Day 10
Quito

Depart at any time.

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