Classic Galapagos

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Uncover the best of the Galapagos as you travel through Ecuador´s idyllic islands by boat. Leaving behind the capital, you will discover a world like no other, complete with beautiful and bizarre creatures unique to the region. Trace the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin, spend time swimming and snorkelling in the parallel underwater world, watch the colourful rituals of the local birdlife and have an experience like no other on this amazing adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito/Isla Baltra/Bachas Beach

Fly to Isla Baltra, your jumping off point for the Galapagos Islands. Get a glimpse of wildlife on Bachas Beach. A naturalist guide familiar with this region is a great source of information and inspiration.

Day 2 Isla Plazas/Isla Santa Fe

Power to Isla Plazas and spot the unique wildlife Galapagos is famous for iguanas, sea lions and rare birds proliferate here. Swim or snorkel off Santa Fe Bay.

Day 3 Isla Espanola

Spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and lava lizards on Punta Suarez on Isla Espanola. The high cliff tops offer a chance to view birds in full flight and the power of the mighty sea surging through an impressive blow hole.

Days 4-5 Isla Floreana/Isla Santa Cruz

Learn about Floreana's wild maritime past. Discover Punta Cormorant's green beach then sail to Post Office Bay for a touch of quirky history. Snorkel among graceful stingrays, turtles and perhaps even a shark at the Devil's Crown before spending the night at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the fascinating Charles Darwin Research Station to meet young Galapagos tortoises. View huge tortoises in the wild and explore a lava tunnel in the highlands of Santa Cruz.

Day 6 Isla Genovesa

Journey to Isla Genovesa on a Zodiac boat to spot rare bird colonies, fur seals and marine iguanas. Dive into Darwin Bay before dinner.

Day 7 Isla Rabida/Bartolome

Traipse colourful terrain on Rabida to glimpse pink flamingos and brown pelicans. Venture to Bartolome and see an extinct volcano and volcanic rock formations.

Day 8 North Seymour/Isla Baltra/Quito

Take the opportunity to check out Seymour's exotic inhabitants before returning to Quito after this adventure of a lifetime.

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