Galápagos — West & Central Islands aboard the Evolution

Resort: Galápagos — West & Central Islands aboard the Evolution
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
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Over View

Charles Darwin may have gotten here first, but his ride definitely wasnt as nice. Join us aboard the splendid Evolution (G10) and set sail for an adventure to the less-visited western and central islands. Check out Fernandinas massive marine iguana colonies, meet giant tortoises that are over 100 years old, get a deeper understanding of ecology at the Charles Darwin Foundation and snorkel amidst cavorting sea lions off the shores of Espaola. Best of all, youll have a pair of Level III naturalist guides at your disposal to put it all into perspective.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
QuitoPuerto Ayora

Take a morning flight to the Galpagos. Land in Baltra and meet the Galpagos CEO to board the Evolution.

Day 3
Punta Vicente RocaPunta Espinoza

In the morning, visit Punta Vicente Roca on Isabela Island a great site for swimming and snorkelling with spectacular sea life. In the afternoon, visit Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island, the youngest of the Galpagos Islands. Witness the largest colony of marine iguanas in the Galpagos and a variety of bird life.

Day 4
Urbina BayTagus Cove

In the morning, make an easy wet landing at Urbina Bay. Walk along the coast or go snorkelling among the marine life. In the afternoon, visit Tagus Cove to follow a trail along Lake Darwin. Trek up to a ridge high enough to see amazing views.

Day 5
Bartolom IslandSantiago Island

Visit Bartolom Island for a guided tour to see its dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Day 6
Bachas BeachCerro Dragn

Morning excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe birds and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling. Continue to Cerro Dragn on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to observe land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

Day 7
Puerto Ayora

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galpagos tortoises and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. In the afternoon, visit the tortoise reserve to get the chance to see various wildlife. Walk through lava tunnels and see the pit craters.

Day 8
Punta SurezBaha Gardner

Visit Punta Surez and Gardner Bay on Espaola Island. Guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.

Day 9
Puerto Baquerizo MorenoQuito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristbal Island before flying back to Quito in the late morning.

Day 10
Quito

Depart any time.

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