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Galapagos Cruises, Odyssey

Odyssey is a modern and luxurious yacht, which sails the waters of the Enchanted Islands. It was built in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2008, and is capable of accommodating up to 16 people with all the comforts and amenities they deserve. The yacht has a Jacuzzi, outdoor dining area, spa services, a covered area with comfortable lounge chairs as well as a large area for sunbathing. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning, a small desk, sofa, mini bar and wardrobe, as well as a spacious bathroom with shower.

  • 5 days 7 days 10 days
  • Category 1:$. $. 2,850 $. 4,450
  • Category 2:$. $. 2,850 $. 4,450
  • Category 3:$. $. 2,850 $. 4,450
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* 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 a hotel in the city. Day of rest. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2

Quito / Baltra Island / Santa Cruz Island

In the morning we drive to International Airport for a flight that will take us to Baltra Island, Galapagos. Upon arrival you will transferred to the yacht Odyssey. The transfer involves crossing the channel Itabaca pangas (motorboats) and then a bus trip to Puerto Ayora, their point of embarkation for the cruise Galapagos Odyssey. The friendly staff will welcome you aboard and show you your cabin before a delicious lunch will be served. After a brief chat sail towards our first destination: Bachas Beach.

The sand of Playa Bachas is made of the decomposition of coral, resulting in a soft white composition, making it a favorite site for nesting sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches is a small brackish lagoon, where occasionally you can see flamingos and other shorebirds. The second beach is longer, but has two old barges that were abandoned during the Second World War when the U.S. used Baltra Island as a strategic point to protect the Panama Canal.

Day 3

Bartolome Island / Santiago Island

Galapagos Odyssey disembark at Bartolome Island. After a short hike to an altitude of 114mts (375ft) observe one of the most beautiful scenery in all the Galapagos Islands. Volcanic cones, lunar craters, lava fields and the famous "Pinnacle Rock" contribute to this amazing sight. Pinnacle Rock is the hallmark of this island, and one of the most representative landmark of the Galapagos Islands. In its two beautiful beaches of Galapagos penguins and sea turtles are often seen. After extensive exploration, return to the Galapagos Odyssey for a delicious lunch.

In the evening visit the Santiago Island, also called James, or San Salvador Island, located in the west central part of the Galapagos Archipelago. Santiago is the fourth largest island in the archipelago (after Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz). With the exception of some of the great volcanoes of western Isabela and Fernandina, is also the most volcanically active.

.Day 4

Isabela Island

Disembark in Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island. Isabela Island is the largest and one of the youngest in the Galapagos Islands and is home to the Sierra Negra volcano, the second largest volcano in the world. We will be transported to the vicinity of the volcano, by car or on horseback, and conclude the trip with a walk to the edge of stunning landscapes. From this point we have a stunning view of the crater of 6 x 5 miles wide, along with several other volcanoes and surrounding waters. A short walk leads to Chico Volcano lava sometimes surprising, more examples of geological processes that are responsible for the creation of the Galapagos Islands.

In the afternoon, on board will travel pay "Tintoreras", small islands located off the coast of Puerto Villamil. Here we have the opportunity to see herons in the nearby mangroves, Galapagos penguins and sea lions pups lazing on the shore. The coral reef sharks are commonly found white in the archipelago.

.Day 5

Santa Cruz Island

In the morning we will walk around the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. The road to the top starts from Bellavista and passes through the agricultural zone, near the National Park boundary, the Miconia zone and then passes through the area of Sedge Fenando. If we have good weather this area gives us a chain of hills and extinct volcanic cones covered with grass and lush greenery throughout the year.

When he returned from the mountains of Santa Cruz, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Founded in 1959, the main objective of the Charles Darwin Research Station was to serve as a breeding center for endangered native species with extinction. Ecuadorian and foreign scientists work constantly in the research and conservation projects in Galapagos, reptiles, birds and plants. Its aim is to conserve this natural habitat and allow tourists to appreciate all these unique species.

Of great interest to many visitors is the captive breeding program for giant tortoises in the Galapagos. These turtles were found in 10 of the Galapagos Islands and have adapted to the conditions of each. The Charles Darwin Research Center is home to the famous last Pinta Island tortoise known as Lonesome George. After a full day of activity, Galapagos Odyssey again for dinner.

.Day 6

San Cristobal Island

Morning visit to the Sleeping Lion (Kicker Rock), located on the west coast of San Cristobal. We will also see lava cones eroded by the sea, the two vertical rocks that rise 500 feet from the sea which together form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. The Galapagos Islands, a natural monument has become the favorite place to cruise for its many tropical birds, frigate birds and boobies.

Another great site to visit is San Cristobal Interpretation Center, located on the outskirts of the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Province of Galapagos. It was built with the cooperation of the Spanish Science Center and offers a good introduction to the Galapagos Islands, marine and land life, fauna and flora.

A short trip of 10 minutes by bus or a good 30 minute walk south of Puerto Baquerizo brings us to the beach Lobería. The Lobería is home to a large colony of sea lions adults and infants. There are often dozens of sea lions visible at any time. However, one of the best times to visit is at low tide, as it is when mothers bring their babies to swimming pools which are formed by the tide to give them some swimming lessons.

Day 7

Española Island

One of the oldest in the Galapagos Islands is the Spanish Island (Hood), is small and flat with no visible volcanic crater. Located at the western end of the Spanish island, one of the world's densest and most diversified concentrations of wildlife is Punta Suarez. The area is famous for its unique marine iguanas with patches of red-copper color, gulls, lava lizards, finches, Mockingbirds, masked and blue-footed boobies and oystercatchers. Punta Suarez is also the site of spectacular hole blower, which shoots water up to thirty feet in the air.

Gardner Bay, located on the east coast of the island, has a magnificent beach, frequented by a transient colony of sea lions and is an important nesting site for sea turtles. Around the small islets nearby, there are many fish and possibly turtles and sharks. On a road leading to the western tip of the island, you'll pass the only nesting site in the Galapagos albatross. These huge birds nest here from April to December and represent the majority of the world's population.

Day 8

Floreana Island

Punta Cormorant offers one of the largest and most impressive lagoons of flamingos in the Galapagos. The point is situated between two tuff cones that give the area a very special atmosphere. Besides the flamingos, there are several other species of shorebirds to be seen, the most frequent and common stilts and other migratory birds. This is a unique area due to the high percentage of endemism of plant life.

Post Office Bay is a site that historically has housed a wooden barrel that was located by the crew of a whaling ship in the eighteenth century. It has been used since that time by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to hand letters or postcards. Besides being used as the post office, this site was the landing of some early settlers.

Day 9

North Seymour Island / Baltra Island / Disembark

North Seymour Island is the only high (as opposed to volcanic) and, therefore, is generally flat and strewn with pebbles. Here are several nesting sites for a large population of frigate birds. The trees are full of male frigate birds trying to attract the attention of the ladies skin flaps inflating their bright red. There is a circular route that will take us across the island to a beautiful rocky coastline where the blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dance in the open areas and seagulls perch on the edge of the cliffs. Despite the huge waves that can be dragged to the shore, sea lions make their way to the beach and they can be seen surfing.

From North Seymour Island we will sail to Baltra and taken by bus to the airport for the flight back to the mainland. Upon arrival in Quito will be taken to the hotel in Quito.

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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