Luxury excursion of the central islands

Day 1: Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

Morning flight from Quito, Guayaquil, to Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. Baltra Island will be your destination. After clearing immigration and baggage claim you will be met and transferred to your yacht by Natural Paradise staff. After completing immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by a Natural Paradise staff member who will take you to your cabin. There will be time for you to settle in before lunch.

Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

The "Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Centre in Puerto Ayora is where giant tortoises can be bred in captivity. The tortoises here range in size from 3 inches (new hatchlings), to 4 feet long adults. The giant tortoises can be subspecies, so many older tortoises have adapted to people stretching their heads for photos. They are kept until the babies reach about four years old and are strong enough to live on their own.

Day 2: Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Darwin Bay

El Barranco

El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps, is steep and rocky. It leads to a high cliff-face, from which you can enjoy breathtaking views.

Darwin Bay

The white sand coral beach is the beginning of a half-mile trail that winds through mangroves full of land birds such as swallow-tailed and Nazca boobies. Further along the path, you will find tidal swimming pools where sea-lions playfully. The cliff at the end offers spectacular views. It is possible to spot hammerhead sharks while snorkeling.

Day 3: Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach & Egas Port

Espumilla Beach

This is a popular spot for Sally Lightfoot and marine iguanas. These crabs are attracted by hunting herons who perform the dance of prey and predator. The site is home to a wide variety of marine life, including sharks, moray eels and octopi. Buccaneer cove is another highlight of the island.

Buccaneer Cove

It is a testimony to the fact Santiago Island was once home to British buccaneers. The protected bay was used by the pirates to repair and stockpile tortoise meat, among other things. It is a stunning sight to see the steep cliffs where hundreds of seabirds perch on the red sand beach.

Egas Port

The site is also known as James Bay. It is home to the magnificent Galapagos Hawks and the sneaky Galapagos Lava Lizards. You will find beautiful tide pools and grottos filled with fauna along the trail. The Galapagos fur sea-lions can be seen basking in the sun. You can also snorkel here and have fun with playful sea-lions.

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island & Baltra Island: Bachas Beach & Transfer out

Las Bachas, a swimming beach is located on Santa Cruz's north shore. You can see a floating pier here, one of the few vestiges of U.S. World War II in the Galapagos. There are flamingos and Sally Lightfoot crabs as well as hermit crabs, black necked Stilts, and whimbrels. You may also see sea turtles nesting on the beach.

Continue on to Baltra Airport for your return flight to the Mainland.


  • All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities (some with balcony), all meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea
  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel), Wet-suits & sea-kayaks
  • Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary
  • Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added)
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival)
  • Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport)
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, tips and other services not specified in the program
  • All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash)
  • Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland
  • International Flights to Ecuador


  • Giant tortoises in captivity
  • Red-footed boobies, short-eared lava owls, storm-petrels, Galapagos doves
  • Nazca boobies, red- footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, mangroves, coral pebbles beach, snorkeling: rays, colorful reef fish and hammerhead sharks
  • Sea birds, historical site, snorkeling, rock formations
  • Fur sea lions, Galapagos sea lions, tidal pools and “grottos”, Galapagos hawk, oyster catchers, marine iguanas, finches; snorkeling: reef sharks, turtles, rays, nice underwater formations.
  • World War II remnants