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New Flamingo Itinerary B - 8 Days (Tuesday - Tuesday)

ITINERARY B - 8 Days (Tuesday - Tuesday)

 

Tuesday: Baltra Airport - Santa Cruz Highlands (PM)

This morning our Guide will be waiting for you at 10:00 am at Baltra Airport in order to welcome you and take to the yacht that will be anchored nearby the dock. On your arrival you must pay USD 100 for entry to Galapagos National Park. 

We are going to start journeying across Santa Cruz into the highlands. Visitors will enjoy the island's variety of life and geology. Beginning at the coast, the road departs from Puerto Ayora climbing through the agricultural lands and into the mist covered forests. Santa Cruz possesses all of the various life zones present in the archipelago. As you travel through these zones birders are enchanted. Whether it's the bright red feathers of a vermillion flycatcher or one of Darwin's Finch almost every bird present in the islands can be found here.

Meals Included: Lunch - Breakfast

 

Wednesday: Cerro Brujo (AM) / Pitt Point - Pitt Islet (PM)

In this day we are going to start with Cerro Brujo, it is located in San Cristóbal, this place forms several cliffs where often marine birds are observed. At the moment the site counts on a footpath for the geologic interpretation where you can observe species of flora like escalencias, cactus, mangle red and mangle white, as well as own species of humedales, real tero, patillos, chortilejo, marine iguanas among others.

After lunch we will visit Pitt Point, it is situated on the north-eastern tip of the island, hosts frigatebirds, storm petrels, and all three types of Booby Birds: the Nazca, Blue-footed and Red-footed Boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds. This site is also great for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Pitt Islet is aplace for nesting of several species of marine birds and an ideal site for the practice of the snorkel activity.

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

 

Thursday: South Plazas (AM) / Mosquera (PM)

In this day we will visit The Plazas Islands that are twin islands located off the east coast of Santa Cruz. North Plaza is closed due to scientific research and South Plaza is the visitor site. South Plaza begins with a dry landing. The rocky trail circumnavigates the island displaying the combination of dry and coastal vegetation zone. The island is home to enormous prickly pear cactus and the endemic succulent sesuvian. This place has one of the largest populations of land and marine iguanas living along the coast. As the walk continues along the sea cliffs swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds, Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, brown pelicans, blue-footed and masked boobies are frequently seen. Beneath along the shore a colony of bachelor sea lions can be seen.

In the afternoon we will visit Mosquera, this island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Created by Geological uplift the island has a flat look to it rather than the conical shape of the volcanically formed islands. This place is ideal for snorkeling, strolling on the beach, and enjoying the animal life such us Boobies, Sea Lions, Brown Pelicans, Tropical fish.

 

 

 

Friday: Daphne Mayor (AM) / Bachas Beach (PM)

In this day we will visit Daphne Major, it is a volcanic island that consists of a tuff crater, devoid of trees, whose rim rises 120 metres above the sea. It is a place where thousands of birds can be seen soaring overhead such as Darwin's finches, Galápagos Martins, Blue-footed Booby, Nazca Booby, Short-eared Owls, Red-billed Tropicbirds and Frigatebirds. Some of them nest in the cliffs around the little vegetation that occurs on the islands slopes and near the crater rim. 

After lunch we will visit Bachas Beach. It is an amazing place where their crystalline waters will invite us to swim or to relax in the sun. It is the most important beach for the animation of the marine turtles, flamingos, patillos, teros real and migratory birds. 

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch – Dinner

 

Saturday: Sullivan Bay (AM) / Bartolomé (PM)

In this day we will visit Sullivan Bay, it is located on the east coast of Santiago Island. The view has a particular lava flow solidified into a mostly ropey appearance, which is locally known as Pahoehoe Lava. Also, we will see lava bubbles, where volcanic gases in the flow escaped. Although the flow is recent soil seemingly absent, already pioneer plants like Mollugo established themselves among the lava rocks. In this spot Sally Lightfoot crabs and marine iguanas abound, which adapted a black color and are well camouflaged but when crabs reach adulthood, they become bright - red and easily seen among the black lava shores.

After lunch we will visit Bartolome, it is a volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island. It is one of the "younger" islands in the archipelago and offers some of the most beautiful landscapes. The island consists of an extinct volcano and a variety of red, orange, green, and glistening black volcanic formations. In this place you may swim and snorkel around Pinnacle Rock; the underwater world there is really impressive. You can snorkel with penguins, marine turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, and other tropical fish. The bay is also an excellent place to go swimming. 

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

 

Sunday: Espumilla Beach - Buccaneers Cove (AM)  / Puerto Egas (PM)

In this morning we will visit Espumilla Beach, it is located at the north end of Puerto Egas. A wet landing on the large coffee-colored sand beach. We take a short walk through a mangrove forest normally inhabited by the Common Stilt. Sea Turtles visit these place to nest. Beyond the mangroves is a brackish lagoon where flocks of Pink Flamingos and White Cheeked Pintails can be seen as well as a variety of Galapagos Finches or a Vermilion Fly Catcher.

Our second visit will be Buccaneers Cove, this place served as a safe haven for pirates, sailors and whalers during the 18th and 19th century. Anchoring in the protected bay they were able to make much needed repairs to their ships while other men went a shore to stock up on salt, tortoises, fresh water and firewood. The cove is very scenic with steep cliffs made of tuff formations and the dark reddish-purple sand beach. This dramatic landscape is made all the more impressive by the hundreds of seabirds perched atop the cliffs. Two of the more recognizable rock formations are known as the "monk" and "elephant rock".

In the afternoon we will visit Puerto Egas, it is located to the northwest of the Santiago Island. It is one of the few places in Galápagos where “Wolves of double hair” can be appreciated. We began with a slight long walk throughout the beach. In this place we have the opportunity to view some of the Galapagos Island's best tide pools as well as sponges, snails, hermit crabs, barnacles and fish including the endemic four-eyed blenny. The walk also presents visitors with a variety of shore birds, marine iguanas, sally light foot crabs and sea lions.      

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

 

Monday: Rabida (AM) / Sombrero Chino (PM)

In this day we will visit Rabida Island, also called Jervis Island. In this place we have the opportunity to see a lot of species of birds, like nine varieties of pinzones, hawks of Galápagos and brown pelicans. The footpath begins throughout the red sand beach and continues towards the top of a hill where you will be able to appreciate the landscape of around. Other species we will see are Ducks of white cheeks, marine lions, snorkeling, red beaches, salt water lagoon, Palo Santo trees. 

In the afternoon we will visit Sombrero Chino. It is a small island that seems a Chinese hat. Located just in the Southeastern of Santiago. This place is fantastic to snorkel, you will be able to see penguins, hawks of Galápagos, marine iguanas and a lot of variety of fishes. There is a volcano in cone form that is appraised better from the north, where also you will find a great community of marine sealions.

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

 

Tuesday: Charles Darwin Research Station - Baltra Airport (AM)  

This day we will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station that is located in the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, a ten minute walk from the Center.

It is part of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research in the Galapagos Islands since 1959. This place conducts and facilitates research in the Galapagos Islands and the Galapagos Marine Resources Reserve of Ecuador. You'll learn first hand of the conservation and research efforts in the Galapagos Islands. We take a little walk when we will see the tortoise hatchlings and breeding programs which are saving several races of tortoises from extinction. This could be the opportunity to see the giant Galapagos tortoises. 

Meals included: Breakfast

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