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Galapagos Cruises, Cachalote I

Cachalote I was designed and built in California in 1971, has a steel hulled motor. Rebuilt and renovated in 2002, is equipped with modern technology and meets all international standards of navigation, to offer its passengers safety and comfort on board during your cruise around the Galapagos Islands. Sperm I accommodate 16 passengers in 8 double cabins.

  • 5 days 8 days 11 days
  • Category 1:$. $. 2,709 $. 3,159
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  • Category 3:$. $. 2,709 $. 3,159
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* Rates are per person and are subject to change.
  • Departs from:Quito or Guayaquil Airport
  • 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

This is a day of leisure. A variety of tours are available on that day. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 3

Baltra Island / South Plaza Island / Initiation of cruise

The United States Army occupied the island of Baltra, during the Second World War and built the first landing strip for aircraft, currently used for daily flights to and from the islands. The main plants in this arid island are cacti, Palo Santo trees, and herbs. South Plaza was formed by lava hills and is covered by Opuntia cactus, which grows Sesusvium patches. Here, land iguanas, sea lions, gulls, red-billed rabijuncos, Audubon and more visible.

Day 4

Santa Cruz Island

Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park are located and can be visited at Puerto Ayora, the islands populated by human settlements. The highlands offer the lush humid zone with its vegetation of Miconia bushes, Scalesia and inactive volcanic cones. Santa Cruz has more endemic plants than any other island in the Galapagos. Here we see the Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat.

Day 5

Española Island

Gardner Bay is a spectacular beach where you can swim with sea lions and is a great opportunity for diving breathing in the islands off the bay. Punta Suarez offers a display of wildlife: marine iguanas, sea gulls, finches, masked boobies and blue legs, oyster, sea lions, lava lizards. This is the only island where the albatross can be seen during the breeding season from April to December.

Day 6

Floreana Island

At Post Office Bay, one may leave letters like whalers did in the eighteenth century, in a wooden barrel. At Punta Cormorant, visit a flamingo lagoon where other species of land birds may also be seen, we have the opportunity to dive breathing in the Devil's Crown, a submerged volcanic cone.

Day 7

Isabela Island

Punta Moreno (west of Isabela Island) is another point of interest, we will find lava fields and endemic plants. Occasionally flamingos are found in green lagoons, and the flightless cormorant and the marine iguana. In Urbina Bay, we see flightless cormorants, brown pelicans, large marine iguanas, rays, sea turtles and the remains of a coral reef.

Day 8

Isabela Island / Fernandina Island

In the afternoon, we visit Tagus Cove, a beautiful sheltered cove protected by the shoulders of two volcanic craters, which have served as an anchor for centuries. Do not let it pass out the flightless cormorants, hawks, blue-footed boobies, whales, dolphins and penguins.

In Punta Espinoza, flightless cormorants, pelicans, sea lions, red crabs and abundant marine iguanas can be seen along the shores of one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Day 9

Santiago Island / Bartolome Island

In the northwest side of Santiago Island is Puerto Egas. The trail crosses the dry interior, where the remains of a salt mining enterprise can be viewed and then continue along the coast. Explore the interplay of tidal pools that are home to a variety of invertebrate organisms.

Bartolome is famous for its Pinnacle Rock, which is the most representative landmark of the Galapagos. Galapagos penguins can usually be found here. It is possible to climb to the top of Bartolome, where they can be seen the most impressive volcanic landscapes. Nowhere else in the archipelago where it can better portray the geological history like this: varied lava formations, volcanic peaks and a landscape similar to a moon - a piece of eruption left intact after the explosion.

Día 10

Disembark / flight to Quito

After breakfast, disembark and we will go to the airport for the flight back to the mainland. Overnight at a hotel in the city of 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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