Detailed Itinerary (Effective 14 January 2012)

SATURDAY

Morning arrival from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Airport and immediate transfer to the dock to board the M/V Galapagos Explorer II.

Afternoon Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island
Main Attraction: Lava fields
The zone is covered by flows such as Pahohoe. The Sullivan lava was formed in 1897. The magma formed is flat,but the lava movement is underground ,the fast freeze and another eruptions made that it has broken in different parts .
Wildlife: Fauna: Galapagos hawk, lava lizard, Galapagos penguins, different species of finch. (L/D)

SUNDAY

Morning: Bartholomew Island
Main attraction: A panoramic view of the archipelago and Pinnacle Rock.
Main Attraction: Incense tree forest,the beach and the landscape
Wildlife: brown pelican, Galapagos penguins, white tip reef sharks,green sea turtles.

Afternoon: Espumilla Beach, Santiago Island
Wildlife: Greater flamingo ,galapagos hawk, tyrant flycatcher,Galapagos flycatcher, white cheeked pintail duck,vampire finch, different species of finch (B/L/D)

MONDAY

Morning: Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
Main Attraction: Volcanoes of Isabela swim with sea turtles, sea lions and manta rays.
Wildlife: Green sea Turtles, Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions, masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate, flightless cormorants

Afternoon Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island
Wildlife: flightless cormorant, Galapagos snakes biserialis,Galapagos hawk, marine iguana, lava lizard, Galapagos sea lion, Galapagos penguins.
Flora: lava cactus, white mangrove, black mangrove, red mangrove, Galapagos shore petunia. (B//D)

TUESDAY

Morning: Tagus Cove, Isabela Island
Main Attraction: A view of the saltwater lagoon which is located within a tuff cone, lava fields of Darwin volcano, cave inscriptions we find names of pirates and whaling vessels dating from the 1800s.
Wildlife: yellow warbler, flightless cormorant, Galapagos mockingbird, hawks, marine iguana, land iguana, Galapagos flycatchers, large ground finch, medium ground finch,small ground finch, land-panga ride, penguins, flightless cormorants, green sea turtles, herons, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, pelicans.

Afternoon: Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island
Main Attraction: Formed by the union of the volcanoes Sierra Negra and Alcedo Volcano. This wide bay has a very high and colorful mangrove, which contrasts with the lava.
Wildlife : turtles pond around the islets of the bay, penguins, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, masked boobies and sea gulls. rays, sharks, pelicans, boobies, sea lions and fish in general, sea lions, flightless cormorants, penguins. From June to September you can see some whales. (B/L/D)

WEDNESDAY

Morning Post Office, Floreana Island
Main Attraction: Post Office or Post Office Bay is a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, when they came to Galapagos tortoises and supplies of water. In Post office Bay also found remains of an effort led by Norwegian settlement in the early twentieth century.
Wildlife: Yellow warbler, Galapagos sea lion, brown pelican, warbler finch.

Afternoon: Guest have 3 options
1. Punta Cormorant
Main Attraction: population of flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) and the beach a nesting area for sea turtles (Chelonia midas).
Wildlife: Sting rays, semipalmated plover, white cheeked pintail duck,black necked stilt, green sea turtle, whimbrel.

2. Devil’s Crown
Main Attraction: One of the best places for snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands is a submerged volcanic cone, one can observe interesting coral formations.
Wildlife: Sea lions, Green sea turtles, sharks, fish diversity and dolphins, sharks, white tip reef sharks, reef fish, manta rays.

3. Champion
Main Attraction: One of the best places for snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands is a submerged volcanic cone, one can observe interesting coral formations.
Wildlife: Floreana mockingbird, Green sea turtles. (B/L/D)

THURSDAY

Morning: Galapaguera, Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal Island
Main Attraction:Giant tortoises from San Cristobal Islands
Wildlife: Fauna:yellow warbler,Chatham mockingbird,Galapagos flycatcher,small tree finch,small ground finch,giant tortoise .

Afternoon: Ochoa Beach, San Cristobal Island
Main Attraction: sea lion colonies
Wildlife: Semi terrestial hermit crab, Chatham mockingbird,magnificent frigate birds, marine iguana,Galapagos sea lion ,brown pelican. (B/L/D)

FRIDAY

Morning: Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Islands
Main attraction: Giant tortoises in captivity .visit to the downtown ,we suggest to you to support the local community, buying souvenirs or consuming the services of our islands , the tourism in Galapagos is the main source of income in the community
Wildlife: Species of giant tortoises and land lizards. (B/L/D)

SATURDAY

Morning: Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island
Main Attraction: Green sea Turtle’s favorite place to nest and leave their eggs.
Wildlife: Greater flamingo ,magnificent frigate bird ,lava gull, marine iguana, lava lizard, white cheeked pintail duck, brown pelican, large ground finch, medium ground finch, green sea turtle.

Afternoon: Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
Main Attraction: caves and salty mines sea lions colony
Fauna: Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos hawk, marine iguana, Galapagos fur seals, Galapagos dove, woodpecker finch, small ground finch, cactus finch, large ground finch, medium ground finch (B/L/D)

SUNDAY

Morning: el Barranco, Genovesa Island
Main Attraction: Cliffs, sea lions colony, barn owls search, favorite place for sea birds´ animation.
Wildlife: Great frigate bird, swallow tailed gull, barn owls, Galapagos fur seals, red billed tropicbird, warbler finch, vampire finch, large ground finch, red footed boobie, nazca boobies.

Afternoon: Bahia Darwin, Genovesa Island
Main attraction: Frigate colonies,, Nazca boobies, swallow -tailed gulls, red footed
Wildlife: Yellow warbler,Galapagos mockingbird,great frigate bird,yellow crowned night heron,swallow- tailed gull,barn owls,Galapagos sea lions,Galapagos dove,warbler finch, cactus large finch,large ground finch,vampire finch,red footed boobie,nazca boobies (B/L/D)

MONDAY

Morning: North Seymour Island
Main Attraction; Island formed by raisings and for this reason is easy to find chorals and bones along the way and frigate colonies
Wildlife: Yellow warbler, Galapagos mockingbird, magnificent frigate bird ,great frigate bird, swallow tailed gull ,marine iguana, Galapagos sea lion ,red billed tropic bird, medium ground finch, small ground finch, blue footed boobie.

Afternoon: Punta Carrion – El Chato, Santa Cruz Island
Main Attraction: Ecologic Reserve “Primicias”and Túnel de lava “( lava tunnel)
Wildlife: Paint-billed crake, moorhen, cattled egret, Galapagos rail, white cheeked pintail duck, pied billed grebe, giant tortoise. (B/L/D)

TUESDAY

Morning Interpretation Center, San Cristobal Island
Main Attraction: visit to Interpretation Center . Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the political capital of the archipelago .Free time to go shopping ,along the main street you will find shops ,restaurants ,cyber cafes, we suggest to support local community, buying souvenirs, or consuming services in the islands, Galapagos tourism is the principal source of income for the community.
Wildlife: Seabirds, coastal or migrant birds, sea lions, lava lizard finches.

Transfer to airport for return flight to mainland. (B)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

• Dry landing: guests step from the dinghy onto rocks or a dock.
• Wet landing: as the dinghy edges onto a sandy beach, guests step into knee-deep water and wade ashore

The itineraries and programme are subject to change without prior notice, due mainly to adjustments in the policies and regulations of the Galápagos National Park, weather conditions, seasonal changes and safety reasons.

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13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

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9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

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(305 436 0843

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G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843