Traveltips Operadora

Galapagos tour on board luxury yacht Grace

Cruise aboard Princess Grace Kelly royal honeymoon yacht.

This iconic yacht provides a private and intimate experience in the Galapagos Islands exclusive for 18 guests.

Stylish cabins, gourmet cuisine, 360 degrees social areas are some of the facilities you will enjoy on board while retracing Darwin´s footsteps in the Galapagos.

 

ITINERARY 8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS SATURDAY – SATURDAY

 

  • SATURDAY            GUAYAQUIL – GALAPAGOS (BALTRA ISLAND)

AM       Arrive to Baltra Island after a 2 hours flight from mainland. Upon arrival you will have lunch on board M/Y Grace.

PM       Daphne Major Islet: Home to a variety of birds.

Attractions: Galapagos martins, blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies.

 

  • SUNDAY                  SANTA FE ISLAND

AM        Santa Fe Island is home of a beautiful bay and best snorkeling site.

Attractions: Turtles, swim with sea lions, Galapagos white-tipped sharks.

Type of landing: Wet landing

PM        South Plaza Island is one of the smallest islands.

Attractions: Yellow land iguanas, orange sally light foot crabs, frigate birds.

 

  • MONDAY                GENOVESA ISLAND (TOWER ISLAND)

AM        Tower Island: Prince Phillip´s Steps. The southern part of the island is ringed by the throat of a submerged volcano.

Attractions: Red footed boobies, short eared owls.

Suggestions: Snorkeling

PM        Tower Island: Darwin Bay Beach has a tidal grotto; a path leads up to cliffs.

Attractions: Seabirds, gulls, tropic birds, frigates.

 

  • TUESDAY               FERNANDINA ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND

AM      Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza. Fernandina Island is home of La Cumbre volcano.

Attractions: Marine iguanas, sea lions, flightless cormorants, Galapagos hawks.

PM       Isabela Island: Urbina Bay.  It is located west of Isabela´s volcano Alcedo.

Attractions: Marine reef, giant land iguanas, giant tortoises.

Suggestions: 3 miles hiking, snorkeling,

Type of landing: Wet landing

Difficulty:  Easy

 

  • WEDNESDAY        ISABELA ISLAND

AM       Isabela Island: Tagus Cove. It is a wooden stairway to the trail entrance, around Darwin Lake through dry vegetation.

Attractions: Spectacular views of the bay and volcanoes, marine iguanas, penguins, sea horses.

Suggestions: Snorkeling.

PM       Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point or Punta Albemarle

Attractions: Colorful fish, sea lions, penguins, sea turtles.

Suggestions: Snorkeling.

 

  • THURSDAY            SANTIAGO ISLAND

AM      Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach or Buccaneer´s Cove

Attractions: Mangrove, lagoon, pink flamingos, Galapagos finches

Suggestions: Hilltop of Palo Santo forest.

PM       Santiago Island: James Bay.

Attractions: Black beach with rock formations, crystal-clear grottos, a natural bridge of broken lava tubes, tropical fish.

Suggestions: Snorkeling

 

  • FRIDAY                   SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

AM       Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station. This was home of late Lonesome George.

Attractions: The Giant Tortoise and Land Iguana Breeding and Rearing Program.

PM       Santa Cruz Island: Highlands, Lava Tunnels

Attractions: Dry coastal vegetation, tortoise reserve.

 

  • SATURDAY            SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

AM       San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center

Attractions: Frigate Bird Hill

PM       Depart for Mainland Ecuador

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