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Galapagos Cruises, Legend

The Galapagos Legend is a ship that has been fitted specifically for expeditions to the Galapagos Islands, was completely remodeled in 2001. All interiors are new, and has 1,800 square meters of social areas, offering all comfort and a sense of intimacy of a small yacht.

  • 5 days 7 days 10 days
  • Category 1:$. $. 1,955 $. 3,385
  • Category 2:$. $. 2,365 $. 3,770
  • Category 3:$. $. 2,795 $. 4,435
  • VIP Upgrade:$. $. $.
* Rates are per person and are subject to change.
  • Departs from: Quito
  • Duration:10 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 and transfer to Hotel. Day of rest. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2

Quito / Baltra Galapagos / Bartolome Island

The picked up at the hotel for transfer to the airport and flight to the Galapagos Islands. Arrive at Baltra Airport, then embark on the Galapagos Legend. Arriving at Bartolomé Island, we have the impression that we were walking on the moon. The volcanic formations on this island include lava bombs and cinder cones. Will walk to the top aided by wooden steps from where we have a breathtaking view of the Islands including Pinnacle Rock, an eroded cone. On his way to the summit has the opportunity to admire a large colony of marine iguanas and lava lizards. Among the flora you can find red mangrove, tiquilla, and cactus. Later you will have the opportunity to enjoy snorkelling. Here you can find Galapagos penguins, sea turtles (January to March) and whitetip sharks.

Day 3

Isabela Island / Fernandina Island

In the morning arrive at Urbina Bay on Isabela Island, which is the largest Galapagos Island created by the eruption of five volcanoes that flowed together. Here we can see a graffiti written on a rocky cliff, which dates back to 1800, is believed to have been done by pirates and buccaneers. We will continue along a path that will lead to salt lake Darwin, from here we have an excellent view of lava fields, volcanic formations and the ocean. A boat trip will allow us to see marine life, Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants. We will also visit a large population of giant tortoises, frigate birds and falcons.

In the afternoon we arrive to the largest colony of marine iguanas share space with red crabs in Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island. You can also find nesting spots flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks and sea lions. Among the flora are Brachycereus cactus and mangroves extending into the sea. Recent lava flows formed by an active volcano are also evident.

.Day 4

Santiago Island

Puerto Egas is northwest of Santiago Island, we will make a wet landing on a black sand beach formed by erosion of volcanic lava. In the late 50s and early 60 Hector Egas, born in Guayaquil Ecuador, lived in this place to extract salt from a mine that is located 3 km from the beach. Today we find the ruins of the old factory Egas, who had to leave the island because the business failed. The landscape is made up of compacted ash and lava flow creating tuffs. On the island we can see migratory shorebirds such as lava heron, blue herons, night herons, pelicans and oystercatchers. Observe marine iguanas resting on rocks and feeding on algae, such as red crabs or zayapas. There are colonies of fur lions swimming in natural pools, known caves. From the beach we swim and snorkel may have encounters with octopuses, sea horses, tropical fish, corals, sponges and other species of marine life such as moray eels, sharks, white-tipped fins, sea lions, sea turtles and stripes.

.Day 5

Santa Cruz Island

In the morning we walk to the Charles Darwin Research Station. The station includes an Information Centre of the National Park, a house where we can see baby turtles and turtle hatchlings young people, we will walk - in the turtle enclosure where we can find the Galapagos giants face to face. The Galapagos are named after the Spanish word for the giant tortoise that lives here. Pirates and whalers, the captured for food, destroying these magnificent animals. Now, their numbers are recovering, largely thanks to a breeding program established in the Darwin Station. Eleven different breeds are being raised separately here for possible reintroduction into the wild. After lunch, visit the highlands of Santa Cruz where we see the two volcanic depressions called the Twins and then the Cerro Chato, where we will observe the giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands famous. Finally we will cross a tunnel is formed by lava.

.Day 6

Santa Cruz Island / Chinese Hat

Disembark at Bachas beach here after a wet landing surfing can see sea lions, marine iguanas and the opportunity for swimming or snorkeling.

Afternoon visit Chinese Hat, a small volcanic island south of Santiago Island. Places of interest here are the lava tubes and a coral beach where sea lions and marine iguanas may also be seen. The island is also home to the penguins.

Day 7

Santa Cruz Island / Floreana Island

In the morning we visit Cerro Dragon, a bay located northwest of Santa Cruz Island. Here we see the flamingos in the lakes and marshes, as well as some migratory birds. We also have the opportunity to see Darwin's finches, Mockingbirds bell, and lava lizards. This area is arid vegetation where you can find some oppuntia cactus, palo santo (Bursera) and some other endemic plants. This place has wonderful scenery and Rabida Island may be seen to the west. In the beach area you can see some endemic coast plants and some marine iguanas, sea lions, American oystercatchers, pelicans and a small blue-footed booby colony.

At Punta Cormorant arrive at an olive green sand beach. Following a path of about 100 meters, we meet a gap in which we find: flamingos, necked ducks and other birds. The trail leads to a white coral beach, much like flour. This is where the green sea turtles nest. North of Punta Cormorant is an eroded volcano called La Corona del Diablo, perfect for snorkeling. To the west, the Bay Post Office has the legendary marine barrel that used to send letters.

Day 8

Española Island / San Cristobal Island

Disembark at Punta Suarez and walk on lava terrain. Besides the sea lion colonies, this is one of the most important sites for bird watching. Many species are found near the moment of landing here, including Mocking Bird hood and red-billed tropicbirds. We also find large marine iguanas, with lava lizards and colorful red crabs. After a short hike, visit the colonies of masked boobies and blue-footed. After crossing the land, observe the world's albatross colony, all of whom come to Galapagos for their mating rituals. We end our visit in the space blower, where water shoots into the air nearly 75 feet high.

Day 9

North Seymour Island / Baltra Island / Quito

After a dry landing at North Seymour, find gulls and sea lions. This site is also known as a major nesting colony of blue footed boobies and the largest colony of frigate. We also find endemic species of marine and land iguanas, and enjoy a leisurely walk around the nesting sites. In the final hours of the morning, we transfer to the airport for the flight back to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, will be transferred to Hotel.

Day 10

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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