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DAY 1: BALTRA –EL CHATO RESERVE
At the Baltra airport, our staff will meet you and transfer you to Hotel located on Santa Cruz Island. After lunch we will have the first visit, to El Chato Reserve where the famous “Galapagos” giant tortoises live in the wild. You can watch the tortoises relaxing in El Chato lagoon. Also, this is where many of the island’s wild birds nest, such as finches, Vermilion Flycatcher, Cattle Egret and sometimes Galapagos Crake.
Our journey lets you see the huge Galapagos tortoises in their natural state. During the visit to this reserve we’ll also see a natural lava tunnel, which you can go through.
DAY 2: NORTH SEYMOUR – BACHAS BEACH
At 7:00 a.m. a bus to pick them up by their respective hotels for transfer to Itabaca Canal to board the yacht that will take us through our journey. North Seymour Island is a great place for hiking. There is a visitor or circular path about 2 miles long that crosses the interior of the island and takes him to explore the rocky coast path. This trail will take you through some of the largest seabird colonies in the Galapagos Islands.
Here you will have the opportunity to observe nesting sites of Blue-Footed Boobies bright and colorful frigates that are visible throughout the year. Which are one of the biggest attractions of Galapagos. These birds inflate their huge red swish hanging from their necks when they try to attract or draw attention to a couple. You definitely will delight comic or mating ritual dance performed by blue-footed boobies.
After lunch, we will snorkeling with green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos sharks, you’ll also appreciated the mischievous sea lions playing and surfing in the sea. Visit Bachas where we can enjoy the wonderful sun and Galapagos sea. Finally we will be back at 5pm for transfer to your hotel.
DAY 3: PLAZAS ISLANDS – PUNTA CARRIÓN
At 7 a.m., a bus will pick us up at our hotels and take us to the dock at Itabaca Canal where we’ll board the boat that will take us to Plazas Islands. After navigating two hours, and just upon landing, we can see one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the archipelago. A few meters beyond the landing dock, a group of land iguanas are always observed. The trail then leads to the other side of the island, which is very small and rectangular. We walk along a cliff, where you can observe land iguanas, some marine iguanas, and birds – such as blue-footed and masked boobies, nesting swallow-tailed gulls, Galapagos’ shearwaters and tropicbirds – on the cliff or soaring above it. As well, frigatebirds and pelicans often fly over the bluff.
Despite its small size, this is home to a large number of species and is famous for its extraordinary flora.
DAY 4: GEMELOS CRATERS – AIRPORT
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport. On the way, we will make a last stop to visit the Gemelos Craters, twin geological depressions amidst a forest of scalesia (native vegetation) on the highest part of the island.