Galapagos Islands luxury cruise Itinerary central and northern route

Galapagos Islands luxury cruise Itinerary central and northern route
Luxury cruise in the Galapagos Islands visiting Genovesa Santiago and Bartolome. You might spot blue footed boobies, giant tortoises and marine iguanas. You can visit lava fields and sunken craters as well as cloud forest in just five days. The Petrel luxury catamaran can accommodate 16 guests.

Day by day

Day 1 : Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

Santa Cruz is a popular tourist destination today. It is home to approximately 12,000 Galapagos residents and has the longest paved road throughout the archipelago. It is important to eradicate all non-native animals and plants that destroy native and endangered species. Although there is no evidence of volcanic activity, it does not mean that there is none. Santa Cruz is a Spanish word meaning holy cross. However, its English name comes directly from the British vessel Indefatigable.

Highlands

Because of the rich wildlife, hills and ferns as well as volcanoes and lava tube formations, the Highlands of Santa Cruz are a fascinating place. It is an amazing and unforgettable experience to explore the lava tubes. You can view all of the agricultural zones in Galapagos from one spot. This is a paradise for birdwatchers because of the variety of birds. After your visit to the Highlands, you will be transferred on to the yacht. After the visit to the Highlands, you will be transferred to your cabin. Here you can relax and settle in before attending the briefing.

Day 2 : Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island

Charles Darwin visited Santiago Island, the second Island he visited. It was named after King James II of England. It was home to a lot of water and salt and provided food for passing whalers and buccaneers. A salt mine was located inland, which was used to salt fish or tortoise meat. The island was once home to land iguanas, but they are now extinct. Darwin himself noted that the land iguanas thrived because there was nowhere to pitch a tent. Today, Santiago Island is one of the most popular islands.

Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

Sullivan Bay is a satellite Island of Santiago. It is the ideal spot to view the Galapagos fur-seal. Although there isn't much wildlife here, the old lava formations with tuff cones and pyroclastic coni are worth a visit.

Bartolome Island

Bartolome Island, another satellite island, is also a result of Santiago Island. It is the home to the Pinnacle Rock. The island is named after James Sullivan who was a friend and colleague of Charles Darwin. This island is the most photographed of all and was featured in the 2003 film "Master and Commander".

Pinnacle rock is an expelled magma from an underwater volcano. The hot lava was cooled by the sea and the pieces exploded as they came into contact. This created this massive rock with many layers of basalt. A small number of green sea turtles nest on the beach that forms this huge rock. Here, Galapagos penguins congregate and you can swim to see colorful schools of fish as well as curious sea lions.

Itinerary Map

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Includes

Scheduled visits and activities with a professional bilingual guide
All meals on board, some snacks, purified water, tea and coffee
Accommodation in a standard cabin with private bathroom and air conditioning
Snorkeling equipment (mask, lenses, fins), sea-kayaks
Assistance at the Airport and 24/7 during the trip

Does not include

Air tickets to / from Galapagos from / to Quito, Guayaquil or combined route
Entrance to the Galapagos National Park US $ 100 p.p. (cash in the Islands)
Galapagos Control Card US $ 20 p.p. (at the airport before check-in)
Wet-suits rental on board (in cash)
Soft and alcoholic drinks on board; personal expenses, extras and tips guide and crew (cash)
Travel insurance with medical, cancellation and other unforeseen coverage
Other services in Continental Ecuador and not specified in the program

Highlights

Meet the emblematic Giant Tortoises in a semi-wild state
Enjoy the views from your private balcony in your cabin.
Breathtaking views from the top of Pinnacle Rock.
Amazing snorkeling at Genovesa Island.
An adventurous panga ride along Punta carrion.
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From $5,190.00 per person

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