Volcanic Wonder Western & Northern Route

Volcanic Wonder Western & Northern Route
Embark on an unforgettable 8-day voyage aboard the Evolve yacht, tailored for enthusiastic birdwatchers and nature lovers. Explore pristine islands like Genovesa, renowned as "Bird Island," where you'll encounter a variety of seabirds including red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, and magnificent frigatebirds. Dive into the crystal-clear waters to snorkel alongside playful sea lions and marine iguanas, and trek through diverse landscapes alive with endemic wildlife such as Galapagos hawks and land iguanas. Visit the Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado to observe giant tortoises and gain insight into conservation efforts. Immerse yourself in the human history of the islands at the Interpretation Center and enjoy leisurely strolls along scenic trails. Each day presents fresh opportunities to uncover the unique avian biodiversity and natural marvels of the Galapagos Islands, all while experiencing the comfort and warmth of the Evolve yacht.

Day by day

Day 1 : San Cristobal Airport & Leon Dormido
Upon reaching Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (SCY) on San Cristobal Island, our guides will be ready to accompany you to the expedition yacht. After a brief bus ride to the dock, followed by a Zodiac transfer to the anchored yacht in the bay, you will be escorted to your cabin and treated to a delightful lunch. Following lunch, there will be a welcome briefing and a short safety demonstration. You will then have the opportunity to select your snorkeling equipment and wetsuit for the week. Take some time to settle in before the yacht sets sail from the harbor.

Within a few hours, we will reach Leon Dormido (Spanish for "sleeping lion"), a towering remnant of a vertical tuff cone rising 500 feet from the ocean. The rock's unique erosion patterns make it an ideal backdrop for capturing sunset photographs. As we sail around the formation, you'll have the chance to observe blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, and frigatebirds nesting on the cliffs. Following a briefing on the next day's activities, you are invited to join our Captain and crew for a cocktail reception. An elegant multi-course dinner, skillfully prepared by our chefs, will be served for your enjoyment.
Day 2 : Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & Prince Philip’s Steps

In the morning, you will reach Prince Philip’s Steps on Genovesa (Tower) Island, renowned as one of the most impressive birdwatching spots in the Galapagos due to its diverse avian species. Throughout the day, be prepared with your camera as our guides will point out red-footed boobies nesting in palo santo trees, Nazca boobies along the trail, and storm petrels gathering in large numbers in an open lava field. With some luck, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive short-eared owl. Weather permitting, lunch will be served on deck featuring grilled seafood, along with a cooking demonstration on how to prepare Ecuadorian ceviche. You'll have the option to explore the cliffs up close by kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or participate in a deep-water snorkeling excursion from the Zodiac. Keep an eye out for the red-billed tropic bird hiding in the rock crevices.

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Includes

Cabin accommodation
All meals and snacks
Open bar policy
Captains cocktail hour and daily briefings
Guided shore excursions
Use of snorkeling equipment
Use of wet suit
Use of Kayaks
Stand up paddle boards and transfers between the airport and dock in Galapagos (Sundays only)
Satellite communications (Wi-Fi) – Available 24/7 and limited to one PIN per cabin.

Does not include

Gratuities for guides and crew
Premium alcoholic beverages
Light laundry service
Galapagos entrance fee (park tax)
INGALA Transit card (TCT)

Highlights

Witnessing the captivating courtship displays of blue-footed boobies.
Exploring pristine landscapes teeming with diverse birdlife like Nazca boobies and frigatebirds.
Encountering giant tortoises in their natural habitat and learning about conservation efforts.
Evolve
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From $9,750.00 per person

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