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Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel Specialists

Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey

Truly a majestic and one of a kind 9 days boat tour discovering the many marvels that the East and the North Archipelago can offer with a carefully crafted itinerary filled with wonderful highlights. This amazing journey is definitely more enjoyable when you are cruising a spectacular Deluxe medium-size boat like La Pinta, offering quality and personalized services on board plus the promise of a memorable adventure.

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Itinerary
►  DAY 01: Baltra Island / South Plaza Island  Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsDAY 1 Thursday: Arrival / Baltra

Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island (2 ½-hour flight). Arriving in the Galapagos, passengers are picked up at the airport by our natural guides and taken to a ten-minute bus drive to the pier to board your Yacht.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: South Plaza

The turquoise waters of the channel here contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline, while a carpet of scarlet Sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus beyond, populated by yellow-grey land iguanas. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while sea birds play with the thermals that form along the cliffs of this small but spectacular island. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 02: Santa Fe Island / San Cristobal Island: Cerro Colorado Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Santa Fe

In the morning, take the dinghy over to this idyllic sandy-white beach populated by large colonies of curious sea lions; majestic Hawks are often observed perched atop salt bushes. Santa Fe’s Land Iguana is unique to this island and can be spotted during the walk. We can also enjoy snorkeling and swimming along a natural wave barrier or a great ride on board the glass-bottom boat.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Cerro Colorado

After lunch, we disembark at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos’ capital; take a 45-minute drive to the southern shore. At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding center for highly endangered Giant Tortoises in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species, including the San Cristobal mockingbird, and the San Cristobal lava lizard.

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 03: San Cristobal: Pitt Point & Witch Hill Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Pitt Point

Landing at the eastern part of San Cristobal Island, the trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline; we can observe frigate birds and a colony of juvenile sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favorable, there is a chance to swim from the beach and snorkel. 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Witch Hill

In the afternoon, a relaxing dinghy ride along the shores of tuff-stone layers takes us to Cerro Brujo’s expansive, white coral beach, great for walking, with rewarding bird-watching featuring seabirds and shore birds. Also, look out for Galapagos sea lions. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon, back in September 1835.

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 04: Española Island: Suarez Point & Gardner Bay Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Suarez Point

Our morning outing at Punta Suarez provides an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April – January), boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous “blowhole” lava formation; also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Gardner Bay

In the afternoon, we set down at this beautiful, white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches, or enjoy the beach. There is great snorkeling in this area, or else there’s time to kayak or ride the glass-bottom boat.

 


►  DAY 05: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station & Highlands Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Charles Darwin Station

The morning visit heads towards the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora; These are the Galapagos’ headquarters of scientific investigation, Tortoise breeding center, conservation and the National Park administration. A delicious lunch is served at the poolside of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel.

 

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Santa Cruz Highlands

After lunch, we head up to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island by vehicle. This is a great place to look for the emblematic Darwin’s Finches and the endemic Scalesia trees. The highlands are also great for exploring the exuberant vegetation where giant tortoises roam in the wild.

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 06: Chinese Hat Island: Eden Islet & Chinese Hat Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Eden Islet

In the morning a panga ride takes us to Eden Islet, located off the coast of Santa Cruz, where we can observe blue footed boobies diving into the water for food, frigates and also reef sharks. There is the chance of snorkeling and, if weather conditions permit, to ride in the glass-bottom boat. The volcanic setting of this area is quite stunning due to its variety of volcanic debris, including cinder cones, tuff cones, and semi-eroded lava flows. 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Chinese Hat

The small island of Sombrero Chino gets its name from its appearance, reminiscent of a Chinese hat. This islet, formed only fairly recently, makes a beautiful visit as one explores the wildlife along its 400-metre long trail, which begins at a crescent-shaped white sandy beach. The cove offers excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities amid endemic Penguins and white-tipped reef sharks.

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 07: Bartolome Island / Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Bartolome

On this morning, a great way to start the day with a steep climb up a wooden staircase: the view from the top is worth the effort! Following the walk, we take to the dinghies for a ride around immense Pinnacle Rock, followed by time to enjoy the beach and some snorkeling or discover marine life on board he glass-bottom boat. . 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Sullivan Bay

After lunch, we board the pangas to land at Sullivan Bay (east coast of Santiago); wet-landing at  a white coral sand beach great for snorkeling, and with a trail over a lava field that flowed here less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos while observing its wildlife. 

 

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 08: Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & Prince Philip’s Steps Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Darwin Bay

In the morning, we begin our exploration of this island with an easy stroll to observe marine and land birds. There is an optional walk over sharp lava and uneven terrain for dramatic views, or else we can return to the beach to enjoy swimming and snorkeling at this beautiful natural harbour. The more adventurous can snorkel along the cliffs or Paddle Sea kayaks. 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsPM: Prince Philip’s Steps

Our afternoon starts with a very interesting panga ride along the cliffs before we disembark for a short, yet steep climb up a wooden staircase. Once at the top, the land is flat, allowing for a captivating walk of about a mile to the other side of this small island, observing large colonies of Frigate birds, Nazca boobies, storm petrels and the elusive short eared owl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


►  DAY 09: Baltra Island: Transfer out Details

Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel SpecialistsAM: Baltra

After a nostalgic farewell Breakfast, we prepare for transfer to the airport for flight back to Mainland, carrying great memories of this unforgettable experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey Voyagers Travel Specialists