ARRIVE IN QUITO, ECUADOR
PRIVATE CITY TOUR showcases the rich legacy left by the Incas and the Spaniards.
QUITO–BALTRA–NORTH SEYMOUR–SANTA CRUZ
Fly to Baltra in the Galápagos. Upon arrival, board a yacht bound for NORTH SEYMOUR, an island teeming with life.
SANTA CRUZ. EXCURSION TO THE HIGHLANDS
Transfer to the lush highlands of SANTA CRUZ to a farming area called El Manzanillo on the edge of the GIANT TORTOISE RESERVE. Here, tortoises can be seen grazing year-round, along with woodpecker finches, mockingbirds, and flycatchers. After lunch, visit a LOCAL FARM, where coffee, sugar cane, and cocoa beans are grown, harvested, and prepared.
SANTA CRUZ. EXCURSION TO SANTA FÉ
Board a yacht bound for SANTA FÉ, where you will see the endemic Santa Fé land iguana and the large opuntia cactus forest. The beach area is covered with California sea lions, and the coastline is an excellent location for snorkeling with sea turtles.
SANTA CRUZ. EXCURSION TO DIVINE BAY
Today’s adventure takes you to wildlife-rich DIVINE BAY on Santa Cruz Island. Marine iguanas, herons, noddy terns, blue-footed boobies, and tropicbirds are commonly seen here. You may explore by boat, or if you’re more adventurous, you can take to the sea by kayak. Afternoon visit to the CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION, established to help conserve the Galápagos’ natural habitats and protect the area’s famous giant tortoises.
Depart the hotel this morning and visit the TWIN PIT CRATERS en route to Baltra. These great depressions of volcanic material were formed by a long process of slow sinking of the ground, where exceptional Scalesia trees, ferns, mosses, and orchids can be seen in the surroundings.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Airfare not included. Prices subject to change and availability. See agent for inclusions.
Based on double occupancy, per person.