Tour duration: 8 days/7 nights.
Tour route: Baltra – the island Genovesa – Darwin bay – Northern Seymour – the island Rabida – the island Bakhiya Ballena or the island Eden – San Cristobal – a bay Gardner – the island Punta Suarez and Hispaniola – the island Santa Cruz – the island Souf Plaza – Baltra.
Dates of tours: 26.11.2016 – 3.12.2016, 18.02.2017 – 25.02.2017, 6.04.2017 – 13.04.2017.
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In cost it is usually included:
It is in addition paid:
Day 1. Baltra
Landing to the Silver Galapagos liner and beginning of a travel. Placement in cabins, a meeting and acquaintance to team of the vessel at supper.
Day 2. The island Genovesa – Darwin bay
Arrival on the island Genovesa which is considered real paradise for ornithologists. Here it is possible to see huge colonies of various sea birds. Walk on the picturesque beach at Darwin bay. You will see to a gnezdovya of one of the biggest colonies on the planet krasnolapy olushy, examine the nests of seagulls hidden in rocks and you will get acquainted with night herons.
After rise on an abrupt track to the highest part of the island. This road bears a name of the Duke of Edinburgh who visited the island in 1965. If to you carries, then ascension will crown a great luck, and you will be able to watch day hunting of a marsh owl. Besides, bright bright-red frigates and the having nests directly on the earth naskansky olush live here.
Being in these parts, do not miss an opportunity to be engaged in a snorkeling to estimate an extraordinary variety of the local underwater world. At desire, YOU will be able to study the flooded caldera, to take part in rafting on a kayak on the gulf of Darwin and to examine rocky coast of the island Genovesa from the ocean.
Day 3. Northern Seymour
This day the vessel will enter the harbor of the small island located near Baltra – Northern Seymour. It is the house for numerous colonies of birds, including, proud frigates (and a frigate magnificent!) and well-known golubonogy олуш which are known for the unusual marriage dances. Males of these sea birds raise one paw and a wing and, dancing, attract thus females.
You will visit the beach where the great number of sea lions, iguanas, seagulls, pelicans and other birds and animals lives. Snorkeling and acquaintance to turtles.
Day 4. The island Rabida – the island Bakhiya Ballena or the island Eden
Arrival on the small island which is famous for the unusual color of sand on the beach – dark and claret color. It is covered with red rocks and green trees Fell Santo, and is the place where it is possible to observe life of Galápagos mockers, lava lizards of Darwin and chaffinches.
Walks with an opportunity to see sea lions, bathing or a snorkeling in the company of seals, iguanas, reef sharks and multi-colored fish flocks. After the captain of the liner will solve whether weather conditions for visit of the island on which there were traces of whaling of last years – Bakhiya Ballena approach.
Alternative option of continuation of a travel – arrival on the island with unusual even for Galapagos Islands geology. There live blue herons, golubolapy olush and sea lions. If to get accustomed, then in the gulf during inflow it is possible to notice reef sharks, big green turtles and slopes.
Day 5. San Cristobal
This day you will reach one of the oldest islands of the archipelago – San Cristobal. There is a National park in which there live huge turtles who are on the verge of extinction. Experts protect and study these surprising animals who are the real symbol of Galapagos Islands.
Pay attention, turtles make interesting sounds when get leaves from trees or eat a forage. You will see absolutely little tortoises, young and strong individuals and ancient, grown wise life of turtles with partially burst armors. Besides, in the territory of the island you it is possible to meet golubolapy, krasnolapy and naskansky olushy. Rest on the beach with sand of olive color. It gets such shade because of contents as a part of an olivin. At an edge of water seals have a rest, having got acquainted with which, you will be able to be understood on the survey platform to examine picturesque vicinities.
Day 6. A bay Gardner – the island Punta Suarez and Hispaniola
Do not miss an opportunity to swim for a while on the picturesque beach in the gulf Gardner together with sea lions. Closer to a bottom reef sharks flash, and turquoise sea open spaces in these parts cut multi-colored flocks of fishes. On this beach sea iguanas like to get warm under sunshine.
After a lunch the vessel will drop an anchor at the island Punta Suarez. In its steep rocks there live golubolapy and naskansky olush, mockers, and also a great number of Galápagos seagulls. Stare into the sky, perhaps, you will notice the rare guest there – a Galápagos hawk.
Day 7. The island Santa Cruz – Souf Plaza
In a night the vessel will reach the archipelago of Santa Cruz Islands located in the heart. There is the biggest city of Galápagos on population – Puerto-Ayora.
You are waited by a fascinating excursion in the Center of researches of Charles Darwin.
In its territory there is a museum of history of Galapagos Islands in which it is possible to learn about options of development and protection of local territories and the unique nature. Also huge land turtles of two types – with a saddle and dome-shaped armor live in the research center in a large number. Thanks to activity of his employees unique animals are not threatened by disappearance any more. You will see little tortoises who wait for departure on the native islands.
Visit of the exhibition devoted being under the threat of disappearance from the archipelago of iguanas. Their population emergence on Galápagos knocked down dogs and cats.
Walk on Puerto-Ayor's streets, acquisition of souvenirs for the family and friends and acquaintance to life and life of locals. At desire, you will be able to go by bus to a tortoise farm. Visit Trapich – a farm on which grow up a sugar cane and fragrant coffee. Tasting of freshly roasted coffee and acquaintance to subtleties of its production.
After you will go on Souf Plaza – the small island on which cactuses grow the huge sizes and there lives the big colony of land iguanas.
Day 8. Baltra
Arrival in Baltra. Breakfast onboard, release of a cabin and completion of a cruise.