Cruise the Galápagos National Park abord the Daphne (G3), snorkel with sea lions and search for sea turtles in secluded bays, hike the Sierra Negra volcano—the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos, explore costal lagoons and black lava flows while searching for unique bird life, land on the seldom-visited Fernandina island—home to some of the most diverse wildlife and vegetation in the Galápagos
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Climb aboard the comfortable Daphne (G3), for eight days of in depth exploration of the western islands of the Galápagos. You'll witness a nesting site for the flightless cormorant on Isabela Island, hike the Sierra Negra volcano and catch great views amidst the largest colony of marine iguanas on Fernandina Island, the youngest in the archipelago. With air-conditioned cabins—all featuring private baths and views to the ocean—and included snorkelling equipment, this will be a trip you'll never forget.
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Fly to Baltra. Meet your guide and transfer to the ship. Visit the beach of Las Bachas in the afternoon.
Land on North Seymour to view the sea lions, blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Visit Bartolomé in the afternoon for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools. In the afternoon, visit Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, with thick mangroves along with flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.
Morning landing at Tagus Cove, where you can follow a trail along Lake Darwin up to a ridge high enough to display amazing views. Later in the day, visit Punta Espinosa on Fernandina, the youngest in the Galápagos Islands. Witness the largest colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.
Morning excursion to Elizabeth Bay for wildlife viewing and opportunities for swimming and snorkelling. Afternoon landing at Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see the lava formations, flamingos and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands
Visit Las Tintoreras, the Wall of Tears, and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the morning. In the afternoon, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos.
Visit Cerro Dragón in the morning on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Afternoon excursion to Punta Carrión for a chance to snorkel with the marine life keeping an eye out for playful sea lions and sea turtles.
Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.
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The itinerary of this trip has changed as of October 18th, 2012 and differs slightly from our 2013 Earth brochure
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