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Galapagos Cruises, Parranda

M/Y Parranda is an elegant and spacious motor yacht, ideal for those who want to experience the Galapagos in comfort and refinement. It is equipped with stabilizers that will provide greater stability, allowing you to navigate more quickly and stay as long as possible in the Islands, to enjoy your cruise comfortably secure. Clubbing is ideal for family cruises, equipped with eight double cabins with all facilities and a lounge with large windows, allows a panoramic view from the outside.

  • 5 days 8 days 11 days
  • Category 1:$. $. 1,955 $. 3,385
  • Category 2:$. $. 2,475 $. 3,910
  • Category 3:$. $. 2,855 $. 4,685
  • VIP Upgrade:$. $. $.
* Rates are per person and are subject to change.
  • Departs from:Quito or Guayaquil Airport
  • 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 at a luxury hotel. Day of rest. Overnight at the Hotel

Day 2

Arrival at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno / San Cristobal Island

After breakfast, transfer from hotel to airport for flight to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the provincial capital of the Galapagos Islands. Arrival by plane to San Cristobal Island and immediate transfer to the cruise to start this unforgettable experience. Visit the turtle breeding center in the Galapaguera Cerro Colorado. Observe the shape of a half frame of the turtle carapace is a great way to understand their adaptation to tropical dry environment. You will also find other species endemic to San Cristobal, as the Chatham mockingbird, lava lizards and the vermilion flycatcher. After doing our landing at Playa Ochoa, we will find a beautiful coral beach where you can walk quietly and peacefully at the foot of the sea, and then we drive to a brackish lagoon, where we will observe wildlife including sea lions, common egrets, Darwin's finches and the mockingbird endemic to San Cristobal. This is a great place for landscape photography.

Day 3

Genovesa Island / Prince Philip's Steps

Genovesa Island is formed by the remaining edges of a large crater that is now almost entirely submerged. The island attracts large numbers of ocean birds that come to nest and reproduce, including: great frigate birds, blue footed boobies, gulls and petrels frac. A small path leads to the coral beaches, the lakes formed by the water hole, where you can appreciate the petrels and yellow-crowned night herons, as well as along a corridor of small shrubs are recorded populations of frigates, and eventually to the edge of the cliffs listening to the croaking of many more birds. Then visit the escape of Prince Philip, leading us to an area of masked boobies and herons. Continuing with our tour ashore in Darwin Bay. We observed a short walk thousands of mainly frigate birds, red-footed boobies, masked, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. If time allows us to enjoy swimming or snorkeling in this beautiful natural harbor.

Day 4

Isabela Island / Fernandina Island

Isabela is the largest island in Galapagos. It has an area of 4600 square kilometers. The trail leads to Darwin's salt water lagoon where you can have an excellent view of the lava fields and volcanic formations unique. After the visit Tagus Cove was historically used as a place of anchorage for pirates. Here we enjoy a walk, cross areas of vegetation and volcanic landscapes of Darwin Volcano. At the end of the road, enjoy an incredible view of the whole cove and Darwin Lake. Then we will take a panga ride to appreciate the blue-footed boobies posing on the cliffs, as well as marine iguanas, penguins, brown pelicans, terns and gulls in tails. During the scan the channel between Fernandina and Isabela islands, hopefully find dolphins and whales. In the afternoon we head to Punta Espinosa, where we find a rocky, arid landscape, but a lot of hock, whose nests lie on the summits of the site, while sea lions glide through the waves or play in small pools and iguanas are arranged in the sand. It is the ideal place to watch whales and dolphins.

Day 5

Urbina Bay / Punta Vicente Roca

After an early breakfast, wet landing in volcanic Urbina Bay where you can observe marine skeletons, land iguanas and the famous giant tortoises of Alcedo Volcano. Depending on the conditions swimming and snorkeling. In the afternoon we will go to the Punta Vicente Roca, located at the mouth of sea horse, which is formed in the northern part of Isabela Island. Here the remains of an ancient volcano form two turtle shells, which are well protected from waves. Panga ride through incredible walls of tuff and lava, to see flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos fur seals, Nazca boobies and blue-footed and white-headed gulls.

Day 6

Bartolome Island / Santiago Island

Disembark for a walk was not very extensive in the Isla Bartolomé. . It is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos. The site is very interesting for the geography of the lava flows, the intricate designs, backgrounds and molten lava fissures as it solidified. This island is one of the most visited and photographed with its rock pinnacles at the foot of which you can see sea lions and penguins. You can make a panga ride in glass bottom boat or snorkeling area. We will continue to James Bay, home to a large colony of seals, Darwin finches and Galapagos hawks. Then we head to Puerto Egas with its black sand beaches was a small salt industry in 1960. We are going to walk inside the crater of salt is an excellent opportunity to observe land birds such as finches, doves and hawks. At the end of our tour we will find a great number of grottoes or sea caves where fur seals and night herons are found resting on shady rocks.

Day 7

anta Cruz Island / Highlands Area

Santa Cruz Island is considered one of the best dive sites around the central group of islands. The terms come from rocky volcanic crater that is 300 feet, here you can dive on all sides of the crater, both internal and external. At 90 feet, deep sand, you will find eel colonies like hammerhead sharks, rays, whitetip sharks, sea lions, moray eels and turtles. Then visit the Charles Darwin Station and the Galapagos National Park offices. The station is also a tortoise breeding center, where different subspecies are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this island is on Lonesome George. He is the only survivor of his species. After this visit, you will have free time to explore the town of Puerto Ayora. In the afternoon we will go to the mountainous area of Santa Cruz, where he distinguished six different zones of vegetation: Coastal, Arid, Transition, escalesia, Miconia, and Pampa Zones.

Day 8

Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

The Spanish island is located in the extreme south of the archipelago, as being so far maintained a high percentage of endemic fauna. Visit Punta Suarez, for a walk, where we will have the opportunity to see its famous colonies of seabirds including the waved albatross and blower. In the afternoon, wet landing on the beach at Gardner Bay. This beach is frequented by colonies of sea lions and is considered the largest nesting site for marine turtles. Around the small islets, we observe a large variety of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. On the road that takes us to the western tip of the island, know the only place in the Galapagos nesting albatross, huge birds that have an amplitude of 6-foot wings. These huge birds nest here from April to December and represent the largest population of this species worldwide.

Day 9

San Cristobal / Lobos Island

Early in the morning after breakfast departure by boat to Isla Lobos, landed here for a tour along the beach inhabited by sea lions, pelicans, blue footed boobies and masked boobies. After a walk of exploration, we will pass near the rock called Sleeping Lion inhabited by colonies of seabirds. From here, we go to a secluded beach where you can swim or snorkel with playful sea lions. In the afternoon we return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, transfer to airport for flight back to the mainland.

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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