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Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists

Tourist Superior Galapagos Southern Islands Cruise

Sail along the Galapagos paradise on board a two-times World Travel Award Winner (2017-2018) Luxury Yacht and enjoy the countless marvels of the Islands, especially when visiting the Southern Islands of Española and Floreana plus the most wonderful visitor sites in the Central Islands. You will have the chance to visit incredible sites in 7 different islands in one wonderful 6-days cruise!

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Estrella de Mar Cruise  information here



Itinerary B
8 Days- 7 Nights
►  DAY 01: Quito/ Puerto Ayora  Details

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Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the ship. Spend the afternoon in the highlands seeing Giant Tortoises in the wild and exploring lava tunnels.

Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit

Head to Santa Cruz’s verdant highlands and the El Chato Reserve, a perfect place to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Explore the reserve’s lagoon and lava tunnels, keeping an eye out for owls that often roost in the tunnels’ entrances.

Lava Tunnels Visit

Check out Santa Cruz’s lava tunnels, massive underground lava tubes found throughout the island that, in some places, extend several kilometres.


►  DAY 02: Chinese Hat/ Rabida Islands Details

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Chinese Hat Visit

Spend the morning exploring lava flows and lava tunnels on the small island of Chinese Hat before diving into the turquoise water to cool off and search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay.

Rabida Island Excursion

Arrive at a red sand beach at Rabida to explore its trails. A short trail leads to a saltwater lagoon; another trail goes past the lagoon to the interior, where the revered palo santo trees grow. (When burned, the branches of this tree give off a pleasing aroma and ward off mosquitoes.) Head back to the beach to see prehistoric-looking pelicans nesting among low-lying bushes–it’s a rare treat to watch parent pelicans return with gullets full of fish for the squawking youngsters.


►  DAY 03: Playa Espumilla/ Puerto Egas Details

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Playa Espumilla Excursion

Head to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, which has thick mangroves and sea turtle nesting sites.

Puerto Egas Visit

Explore the spectacular shoreline of Puerto Egas, also known as James Bay.Spot a great number of shore birds and reptiles–the beach area is home to a plethora of wildlife.


►  DAY 04: Punta Espinoza/ Urbina Bay Details

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Punta Espinoza Visit

Tour a number of different trails at this not-to-be-missed landing site that’s home to some of the largest colonies of marine iguanas and sea birds. Follow the path along the beach and across lava flows for a unique opportunity to explore one of the least-visited areas of the Galápagos.

Urbina Bay Visit

Visit Urbina Bay for a unique walk among a massive marine reef that was raised out of the water in 1950 during an uplift. See “sculptures” of dried coral and other ocean formations while touring the area on foot. Urbina Bay also offers great opportunities to see land iguanas that have astonishingly yellow skin,flightless cormorants, brown pelicans as well as marine turtles and rays.


►  DAY 05: Elizabeth Bay/ Punta Moreno Details

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Elizabeth Bay Panga Ride

Head out by panga to explore, keeping an eye out for wildlife hiding among the mangroves. Search for marine turtles, rays, and flightless cormorants in the sheltered waters. Also spot blue-footed boobies, penguins, and pelicans feeding on the abundant marine life.

Punta Moreno Visit

Visit Punta Moreno and explore its interesting landscape, which is home to black lava flows and a unique system of brackish lagoons that draw in a wide range of wildlife. Spot Darwin’s finches, Galápagos doves, penguins, and more!Be sure to bring your camera for shots of the island’s amazing scenery. Punta Moreno boasts a panoramic viewpoint of three of Isabela’s imposing volcanoes: Alcedo, Sierra Negra, and Cerro Azul.


►  DAY 06: Isabela Island Details

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Sierra Negra Volcano Hike

Hike to the rim of the 10km (6 mi) wide crater of the Sierra Negra volcano,which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Trek across the moon-like landscape of the lava fields and fumaroles, and enjoy spectacular views looking north toward Fernandina and the rest of Isabela Island. The volcano last erupted in October 2005, making it the most recent eruption of the Galápagos.

Las Tintoreras Excursion

Tour the “Tintoreras” to watch manta rays and white tip reef sharks swim in the channels between the rocks. Get up close to pelicans, frigatebirds, and diving blue-footed boobies, and keep an eye out for rare Galápagos penguins, the only species found in Galápagos and north of the Equator.

Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit

Walk through the town’s wetlands to visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. With the giant tortoise on its way to extinction in the late 1950s, this program was established to protect these noble creatures.


►  DAY 07: Santa Cruz Island Details

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Charles Darwin Research Station Visit

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, as cientific organization initiated in 1964, which works to preserve the Galápagos’ ecosystem through the conservation efforts of scientists, researchers, and volunteers. The research station provides a study location for international scientists and environmental education for the local community.The station is also a great place to observe many species of tortoises and land iguanas in captivity in the Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre. Brought back from the brink of extinction, see the famous Galápagos tortoise up close–a corral houses adult tortoises, and a nursery cares for the young until around age three when their shells have hardened.

Tortuga Bay Hike

Enjoy a short walk to the beautiful white beach of Tortuga Bay. Relax on the beach, walk along the mangroves looking for marine iguanas and bird life, or rent a kayak and explore this marine wonderland. Look for Tintoreras sharks,sea turtles, and manta rays in the water’s shallow areas.


►  DAY 08: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito Details

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San Cristóbal

Disembark early and visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre on the island before flying back to Quito.

San Cristóbal Interpretation Center Visit

Pay a visit to the Interpretation Centre to learn everything you wanted to know about the Galápagos from the islands’ natural history to their ecosystems and flora and fauna.

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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Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists

Highlights

  • Look for three different species of Darwin’s Finches and the Albatrosses at Española.
  • Snorkel with playful and curious sea-lions.
  • Send a postcard to your friends and loved ones back home from Post Office Bay.
  • Witness the magnificence of the waved Albatrosses at Española.
  • Enjoy amazing views while sailing on board your Yacht from its ample sun-deck or the Jacuzzi.

CRUISE INCLUDES

Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide;
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities (surcharge for suite);
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea;
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks;
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary;
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour.

CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDES

Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added);
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival);
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport);
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips;
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash);
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland;
Itinerario 3: Estrella de Mar Voyagers Travel Specialists  Other services not specified in the program.

2019 Departures & Rates

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