Traveltips Operadora

Galapagos tour on board vessel Celebrity Xperience

Enjoy unparalleled levels of comfort and service on board Celebrity Xperience, an upscale expedition vessel. It has 24 spacious staterooms for 48 guests.

Family cruises include special activities and materials for children, as well as a child coordinator.

Certified naturalists guides will lead you while exploring the Galapagos Islands.

 

ITINERARY 8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS SATURDAY – SATURDAY

  • SATURDAY            GUAYAQUIL – GALAPAGOS (BALTRA ISLAND)

AM      Arrive to Baltra airport where a guide will escort you on the bus to the harbor.  A motorized dinghy will transfer you to Celebrity Xperience, where captain and crew will welcome you aboard.

PM      North Seymour Island: Arid vegetation and fauna.

Attractions: Sea lions, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigate birds.

Difficulty: Moderate

  • SUNDAY                 SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND

AM      South Plaza Island is home to a large opuntia cactus forest.

Attractions: land iguanas, sea lions, Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls.

Difficulty: Moderate

PM       Santa Fe Island during the hike you will see some of Santa Fe´s endemic species.

Attractions: Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, finches, Galapagos mockingbird, sea                                     lions.

Difficulty: Moderate

 

  • MONDAY               SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND – PITT POINT

AM       It is located on the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island. After hiking up you will enjoy a spectacular landscape.

Suggestions: Snorkeling, kayaking or dinghy ride.

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

PM        San Cristobal Island – Cerro Brujo: It offers magnificent scenery.

Attractions: Sea lions.

Suggestions: Swimming and dinghy ride.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

 

  • TUESDAY              FLOREANA ISLAND – POST OFFICE BAY & BARONESS´ VIEWING                                    POINT

AM         Post Office Bay has a “post office” as the 18th century pirated used as an unofficial mailbox.

Attractions: You may leave postcards in the barrel to be delivered.

From the Baroness Viewing Point you will enjoy the unique scenery of Floreana                                             Island.

Difficulty: Easy

PM          Floreana Island – Champion Islet & Cormorant Point

Attractions: flamingos, stilts and pintail ducks.

Suggestions: bird-watching, snorkeling.

Difficulty:  Easy

 

  • WEDNESDAY      ISABELA ISLAND – ELIZABETH BAY

AM           Elizabeth Bay. It is one of the furthest points of Galapagos.

Attractions: Sheltered cove, mangrove ecosystem, sea turtles, rays, herons.

Difficulty: Easy

PM           Isabela Island – Moreno Point.

Attractions: Seabirds, lava rock, tide pool, mangroves.

Suggestions: Dinghy ride, hike, snorkeling.

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

 

  • THURSDAY          SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – PUERTO AYORA & HIGHLANDS

AM             You will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station where you will learn about the insights to preserve the Galapagos Islands.

Attractions: Giant turtles

PM              Free time for shopping or mingling with the locals.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

 

  • FRIDAY                 ESPAÑOLA ISLAND – GARDNER BAY

AM           In Gardner Bay you will enjoy a pristine white sandy beach.

Attractions: Sea turtle, sea lions.

Suggestions: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking.

Difficulty: Easy

PM           Española Island – Punta Suarez is home to a large population of Nazca and blue-footed Bobbies.

Attractions: albatross

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

 

  • SATURDAY         MOSQUERA ISLET

AM             It is a tiny islet full of shorebirds.

Attractions: Sea lions. Occasionally you will see dolphins and orcas.

Difficult: Easy

PM              Depart for Mainland Ecuador

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