Galapagos Cruise | Darwin's Isles | Day by Day

 

Detailed Itinerary


Arrive in Quito, Ecuador

Day 1

Day 1

Fly from your home city to Quito, Ecuador. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Rincon de Puembo, conveniently located close to the airport.

Hotel: Rincon de Puembo.


Day 2

Day 2

To the Galapagos—Santa Cruz Island

Transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Baltra, Galapagos. Upon arrival, we cross the Itabaca channel to the Island of Santa Cruz where our Galapagos experience commences with a visit to the highlands.

We'll have lunch then explore the Santa Cruz highlands to view endemic Galapagos plant species and visit lava tubes and sinkholes. We'll hike through tall grasses among the grazing tortoises.

Hotel: Galapagos Suites or similar, BLD


Day 3

Day 3

Puerto Ayora, Darwin Station, board our yacht

Stroll through the town to the Charles Darwin Research Station, where we learn about conservation issues and the tortoise and iguana hatching and rearing programs. We'll even get to view some of the tiny hatchlings. Afterwards we lunch in Puerto Ayora. We board Reina Silvia mid to late afternoon in Academy Bay.

Yacht: Reina Silvia, BLD


Day 4-9

Day 4-9

Exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard Reina Silvia

We live aboard our spacious yacht for a week, spending as much time ashore as the Park rules permit. With our licensed, INCA-selected naturalist guide, we learn about the birds and animals, geology, marine life and oceanic systems of the Galapagos Islands. We swim and snorkel with tropical fish, sea lions and sometimes with penguins!

Detailed cruising routes: Eastern Route | Western Route

Yacht: Reina Silvia, BLD


Day 10

Day 10

Fly home or to onward adventures

Transfer to the airport with check-in to your homeward bound flight unless you are remaining for more adventures.

 

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