Seven nights cruising through the Galápagos National Park aboard the Evolution, visit the least-visited islands in the Galápagos, explore Fernandina Island's colonies of marine iguanas, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises, snorkel with playful sea lions and search for sea turtles, admire the vast colonies of boobies and waved albatross on Española
Please note, these local payments are not included in the price of this tour.+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)
Charles Darwin may have gotten here first, but his ride definitely wasn’t as nice. Join us aboard the splendid Evolution (G10) and set sail for an adventure to the less-visited western and central islands. Check out Fernandina’s massive marine iguana colonies, meet giant tortoises that are over 100 years old, get a deeper understanding of ecology at the Charles Darwin Foundation and snorkel amidst cavorting sea lions off the shores of Española. Best of all, you’ll have a pair of Level III naturalist guides at your disposal to put it all into perspective.
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Take a morning flight to the Galapagos landing in Baltra in the early afternoon. Meet your Galápagos CEO and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the Evolution.
In the morning we visit Punta Vicente Roca on Isabela Island. A great site for diving and snorkelling with spectacular sea life. In the afternoon visit Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island, the youngest in the Galápagos Islands. Witness the largest colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.
In the morning we make an easy wet landing on Urbina Bay. Walk along the coast or go snorkelling amongst the marine creatures. In the afternoon we visit Tagus Cove, where you can follow a trail along Lake Darwin up to a ridge high enough to display amazing views.
Visit Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations in contrast of the white-coral-sand beach.
Morning excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkeling. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island, to observe land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingoes and other species of birds.
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. In the afternoon we will visit the Tortoise Reserve, where we will have the chance to see various wildlife and walk through lava tunnels and see the Pit Craters.
Visit to Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.
Visit the Interpretation Center on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito in the late morning.
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