Galápagos – Central and East Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager

Marine, Quito to Quito

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Once you visit these isolated Galápagos Islands that teem with an incredible diversity of marine and animal life, you'll understand what makes them so special. Embark on this eight-day sailing tour onboard the Reina Silvia Voyager, our custom-built catamaran, which offers comfortable accommodations always close by. While exploring the central and eastern Galápagos Islands, you'll witness the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz, spot marine life (including three types of boobies) on the volcanic landscapes of Punta Pitt, and hike along a saltwater lagoon on Rábida.

What’s included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Snorkelling at Gardner Bay, Isla Lobos, Sullivan Bay and Bartolomé
  • Possibility to snorkel or kayak at Santa Fé, Darwin Bay, Rábida and Chinese Hat
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Incredible wildlife encounters throughout
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • See giant tortoises at the charles darwin research station
  • Go snorkelling in santa fé
  • Spot sea lion colonies is isla lobos
  • Stroll on the white coral sand beaches of darwin bay
  • Hike to a saltwater lagoon on rábida
  • Kayak alongside incredible marine life

Itinerary

Quito Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.
Quito / Puerto Ayora Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival, meet the Naturalist Guide and cross to Santa Cruz islands to visit the highlands and the Charles Darwin Research Station before boarding the boat in the late afternoon from Puerto Ayora.
Española: Gardner Bay / Punta Suárez Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and the bird colonies of Punta Suárez. Take guided walks to observe wildlife and have free time for swimming or snorkelling.
San Cristobal: Isla Lobos / Punta Pitt Travel to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the morning to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. Continue to Isla Lobos on San Cristóbal to observe sea lions before landing at Punta Pitt in the afternoon for a walk to observe wildlife, birds and spectacular scenery.
Santa Fe / South Plaza Visit Santa Fé island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities and views from the oceanside cliffs.
Genovesa: Darwin Bay / El Barranco Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.
Santiago / Bartolomé Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided walk to see the island's dramatic volcanic features and the iconic Pinnacle Rock.
Rábida / Chinese Hat Spend the morning exploring the red sand beaches and salt water lagoons of this tiny island. Look for wading flamingos and nesting pelicans before heading out to do some snorkelling. In the afternoon, discover the lava flows and lava tunnels on the small island of Chinese Hat. After, enjoy a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay.
Baltra / Quito Disembark in the morning at Baltra to catch the flight back to Quito for one final night on the town.
Quito Depart at any time.
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