SOUTH 4 DAYS

SOUTH 4 DAYS

Day by day

Day 1 : Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station

Transfer to the yacht after arrival at the Baltra airport.

Charles Darwin Station

Lunch service. Visit to Charles Darwin Scientific Station & Breeding Center Dry landing

Charles Darwin Station is the main attraction in Puerto Ayora. This is a great way to learn about the islands and their formation. Learn about the raising of the Galapagos turtles and meet Jorge, the famous single turtle. On weekends, the Scientific Station hosts many visitors to its beach.

Guide briefing. Navigation to Floreana Island and dinner service

Day 2 : Floreana Island: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet & Post Office Bay

Breakfast service. Visit Floreana Island: Cormorant Point and Champion Islet. Baroness Viewpoint. Wet landing. Nature walk* Possible activities: shallow water snorkeling, kayaking, panga boat exploration rides.

Cormorant Point

Cormorant Point has two beaches. On the shore, you'll find a sandy beach with a green color. This is due to the olivine crystals that are silicates or magnesium and iron. You will then follow the trail to the lagoon, where you can see Pink Flamingoes as well as other shorebirds making their home. You will see cracks in the mud at this lagoon. These cracks are not due to dryness, but are actually flamingo footpaths. You can also see Large-Billed Flycatchers and Small-Ground Finches. Continue the walk to "Flour Beach", a beach made up of fine white sand particles. You can see ghost crabs and rays swimming in the water. You can even go snorkelling or swimming if you have the time and weather.

Champion Point

You can also go on a panga ride up to Champion Point or kayak at Baroness Viewpoint.

Post Office Bay

Lunch service. Panga boat ride to Post Office Bay*. Wet landing. Nature walk** Snorkeling at the beach

*In 1793, British whalers created the Post Office Barrel in order to send letters from England to and from England. The tradition has been carried on over the years and visitors can still drop by to pick up letters without stamps to be transported to distant destinations. This site is the only one that can be visited solely for its human history. The wooden post barrel was established by Captain James Colnett, a whaling captain. It was built in 1793. Whaling was a large industry at the time, so ships would often be gone for two years. These ships often stopped at the Galapagos Islands. After rounding the cape, outbound ships would drop off their letters and return home to mail them. Over the years, thousands of ships stopped at Post Office Bay to receive and send mail. Many people have left a memorial sign with driftwood or other materials to remember their trip. Graffiti is only allowed in this area of the Galapagos.

**As you land at Post Office Bay, you will see sea lions basking in the sun. The guide will collect a few letters from the group at the post barrel. The letters are then taken home by the traveler to be mailed to the recipient. Visitors can also send their own letters. The remains of the Norwegian Fishing Village, a commercial fishing operation that was established in 1926 but abandoned several years later, are also available. A group of Norwegians came to the Philippines with hopes of riches and started a canning and fishing operation for $900 each. They were forced to abandon their dreams by the Galapagos' harsh life and some misfortunes.

If the weather and time permit, you might be able to snorkel from the beach again.

Guide briefing. Navigation to Santiago Island and dinner service

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Includes

Scheduled visits and activities with a professional bilingual guide
All meals on board, snacks, purified water, tea and coffee
Accommodation in standard cabin / bunk with private bathroom and air conditioning
Assistance 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)
Soft and alcoholic drinks on board; personal expenses, extras and tips guide and crew (cash)
Rent of snorkeling equipment and wet-suits on board (in cash)
Travel insurance with medical, cancellation and other unforeseen coverage
Other services in Continental Ecuador and not specified in the program
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Departure dates

Start DateEnd DateItineraryDuration
2024-01-212024-01-28B88 days
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