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Galapagos Cruises, Alta

Alta is ideal for travelers who seek exclusivity. Equipped with 8 cabins accommodating 16 passengers with all the comforts of a luxury yacht. Alta offers many spots for relaxing or sunbathing, including a large solarium in front of the bridge, and another with cushions on the bow of the yacht. When conditions are appropriate, the sails are hoisted and Alta will become one of the most beautiful yachts in the Galapagos.

  • 5 days 8 days 11 days
  • Category 1:$. $. 3,950 $. 4,900
  • Category 2:$. $. 3,950 $. 4,900
  • Category 3:$. $. 4,550 $. 5,100
  • VIP Upgrade:$. $. $.
* Rates are per person and are subject to change.
  • Departs from: Quito
  • Duration:11 days
  • Departure time:08:00
  • Guidance:Included
  • Ground transportation:Included
  • Entrance to P.N.G.:Not included
  • Food:Included
  • Drinks:Included
  • Travel insurance:Not included

 

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Quito - Ecuador

Arrival in Quito at a luxury hotel. Day of rest. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2

Day of rest. A variety of tours available. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 3

San Cristobal Island / Embark - Initiation of cruise

We arrived at the airport on San Cristobal Island, our guides will escort the visitors center Galapagos National Park. Open to the public in 1998, the Visitors Center Galapagos National Park presents a complete and documented history of the Galapagos Islands, its ecosystems, flora and fauna. After our visit we will be transferred to the pier where motorized boats called "pangas, transported us to embark on Alta. After a briefing and a light lunch, visit the first site, Playa Ochoa, a beach with a large colony of sea lions.

.Day 4

Genovesa Island

Genovesa is one of the most fantastic islands due to its animals, its landscape, its remoteness and unspoiled nature. In Prince Philip Steps, climb to a plateau that is part of the stretch of land that surrounds Darwin Bay on its east side. Observe masked boobies, red-footed boobies, and thousands of storm petrels. You can do snorkeling in the beach or cliffs.

Darwin Bay Beach is filled with birds and the bustling activity of the frigates. Along the road are pairs of swallow-tailed gulls, the only nocturnal gulls in the world and red-footed boobies with red feet that contrast with his face blue.

.Day 5

Isabela Island / Fernandina Island

Isabela, the largest island of the archipelago, is composed of six volcanoes that have merged into a single land mass. On the way to Tagus Cove, the ship will sail through the Bolivar channel. These waters are very productive and whales and dolphins are often seen here. At Tagus Cove, a trail offers spectacular views of Darwin Lake, and the highest point, it is possible to observe the different vegetation zones, Darwin and Wolf volcanoes and the Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants and pelicans.

Fernandina Island is the youngest and westernmost of the Galápagos. Punta Espinosa is a narrow strip of land on which some of the most unique Galapagos species can be seen. Here, it is very likely to see penguins, red crabs, herons, shorebirds, and very large numbers of marine iguanas. This is one of the few places where you can see iguanas feeding underwater.

.Day 6

Isabela Island

Urbina Bay is very interesting in the sense that it is a perfect example of geological activity on the islands. In 1954 more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the marine reef at the edge of the coast rose 13 feet (4 meters), which caused great commotion.

Located in the "mouth" of the head of the seahorse, which forms the northern part of the islands, is Punta Vicente Roca. Here, the remains of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay well protected from waves. The anchor point is a popular starting point to take panga rides along the stone or explore a cave partially submerged in the water's edge. We will out-footed and masked boobies and flightless cormorants blue.

.Day 7

Bartolome Island / Santiago Island

Bartolome is famous for its Pinnacle Rock, which is the most representative landmark of the Galapagos. A walk through an unusual landscape of lava and then some steps will take you to the top where the view is more spectacular than the pictures suggest. There is a beautiful beach with a crescent-shaped, where you can dive breathing among endemic Galapagos penguins, sea turtles and tropical fish.

In the northwest side of Santiago Island is the James Bay (Puerto Egas). Puerto Egas is one of the most popular of the islands. The landing site is wet, in a black sand beach. Then follows a walk along the shore, where black lava formations, tidal ditches, caves, and entries will captivate you with their forms, shapes and colors, like the wildlife you will find in this place. At the end of the trail we a colony of seals and will walk into the Darwin's finches, long-billed flycatchers, Galapagos doves, Galapagos mockingbirds, dark-billed cuckoos and the Galapagos hawk.

Day 8

Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz is the second largest island in Galapagos, and the small town of Puerto Ayora is the economic center of the archipelago. Six different vegetation zones can be viewed here. The offices of the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park, have as their parent the island. Scientists, park rangers and managers make huge efforts to preserve and protect the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage. The station is also a center for breeding and rearing of turtles where turtles of different subspecies are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitat.

The lush vegetation of the Sierra de Santa Cruz is a clear contrast with the arid landscape of the smaller islands, children. A point of interest are the famed lava tunnels, followed by a visit to the Twin Craters.

Day 9

Española Island

Española Island is the southernmost island of the archipelago and because of its isolation, has a high proportion of endemic fauna. Gardner Bay offers a long beach with the extrovert Mockingbird.

Punta Suarez is one of the most popular and attractive places to visit Galapagos. The number and variety of wildlife on this site is remarkable. Young people find sea lions, iguanas, and further inland, masked boobies and blue-footed. The trail continues toward the cliffs and the hole blower, a fissure in the lava where water jets shoot into the air like a geyser.

Day 10

Baltra Island / Disembark - End of cruise

Disembark on the island of Baltra and transferred by bus to the airport for the flight back to the mainland. Rest in the afternoon. Overnight at a hotel in Quito

Day 11

Quito / Home

In the morning we will be transferred to the airport for flight back home.

It recommended lead

Sun hat, sunglasses, sandals, sneakers, bathing suit, umbrella, waterproof sunscreen, snorkel and mask, beach towel and bath, windbreaker, light clothing, camera, binoculars.

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