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Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel Specialists

Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration

An incredible voyage around the Central Islands from San Cristobal with carefully designed visits to enjoy the many marvels that each visitor site offers to the eager adventurer; this in company of a friendly a knowledgeable naturalist guide plus the enchantment of a luxurious yacht with the best personalized services on board.

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Naturtal Paradise information here



Itinerary

►  DAY 01: San Cristobal: Kicker Rock Details

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsDAY 1 Tuesday: Arrival / San Cristobal

Arrive by plane to the charming Capital of Galapagos in San Cristobal Island. Meet the friendly crew and settle in
your comfortable cabin and enjoy a delicious welcome lunch on board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Kicker Rock

One of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos, this striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the
western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the
ocean divided by a small channel. Enjoy marvelous marine life like sea turtles, tropical fish and even sharks.
Hundreds of sea-birds will welcome you on the rock formation.

 

 

 

►  DAY 02: North Seymour Island / South Plaza Island  Details

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: North Seyour

Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds are abundant on North Seymour Island.
The island was formed by a series of submarine lava containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic
activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone; you will enjoy dinghy ride and hiking on this
beautiful island.

 

 

 

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: South Plaza

This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home
to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. During the rainy season its
color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

 

 

 

 

 

►  DAY 03: Rabida Island / Bartolome Island  Details

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Rabida Island

Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago and a
great snorkeling site. It houses a picturesque maroon sandy beach and stunning viewpoints of amazing landscapes.
The island is a birdwatcher’s delight: Galapagos hawks, nine varieties of finches, brown pelicans, large-billed
flycatchers, and more.

 

 

 

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Bartolome Island

Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, the island is an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and
even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs known as “Prince Philip’s Steps” leads to the very summit,
boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the
Galapagos penguin.

 

 

 

►  DAY 04: Santiago Island / Santa Cruz Island: Sullivan Bay & Dragon Hil  Details

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Sullivan Bay

Santa Fe is in the southeastern part of the Galapagos. This island was formed from an
uplift instead than a volcanic origin, this is why is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could
be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos
Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands.
After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters, you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion
colonies.  You can see many salt bushes along the trail as well giant prickly pear cactus, gigantism is a
characteristic of oceanic islands. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical
fishes.

 

 

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Dragon Hill

Plazas is at the east of Santa Cruz Island and forms part of two islands known as Islas
Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found
here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island are
several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique,
recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana’s crest, but face and tail of the marine
iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of  tunas, their favorite food.  You can see swallow
Tailed Gulls nesting along the cliffs with other sea bids as Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate
birds and brown pelicans.

 

►  DAY 05: Santa Cruz Island / Baltra Island: Twin Craters & Transfer out Details

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Twin Craters

Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.
Continue to Baltra Airport to board your flight back to the Mainland.

 

 

Hiking

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Photography

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Snorkeling

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Kayaking

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Swimming

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Panga-ride

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Wildlife spot

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Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel Specialists

Highlights

  • Enjoy a refreshing cocktail while observing the sunset from the boat’s fantastic sun-deck.
  • Frigate birds, blue footed boobies, sea lions and more in the enchanting North Seymour Island.
  • Climb your way at Bartolome to amaze with wonderful panoramic views at Pinnacle Rock.
  • South Plaza, a marvelous site to observe the endemic land iguanas on their natural habitat.
  • The perfect complement to your journey: snorkeling at Sullivan Bay.

CRUISE INCLUDES

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

CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDES

Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel Specialists  Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added);
Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival);
Itinerary: Enchanted Central Islands Luxury Exploration Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport);