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NEW YEAR´S EVE 8 DAYS CRUISE ONBOARD BLUE SPIRIT YACHT

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Day 1: AM: Flight to Baltra Airport Galapagos PM: Santa Cruz Highlands - Visit Giant Tortoises. Los Gemelos

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
It is the center of the Archipelago with a diversity of wildlife and with amazing vegetation. This is the second-largest island after Isabella, the most visited and offers lots of interesting places to visit. Puerto Ayora is the capital and it is in front of the sea, offering a relaxed and peaceful coastal town feeling. The highlands of Puerto Ayora are very interesting, you will see different vegetation, altitudes, weather and fauna. We can also admire the Giant Galapagos Tortoise roaming in its natural habitat. You can also explore a cavernous underground Lava Tunnel where you can view one of the geological wonders of our volcanic islands. You will also be able to explore some of the “backroads” of Santa Cruz on the way to Puerto Ayora.
Duration: 4 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation aboard the Blue Spirit Yacht ( Double cabin)

Day 2: Santiago Island and Rabida Islands

Stop At: Santiago Island, East of Isabela Island Ecuador
Santiago or “San Salvador” has an area of 585 square meters and an altitude of 907 meters. Dolphins, sharks, sea lions and flamingos are part of the wildlife of the island. Santiago has evidence of the pahoehoe lava flow. The lava shoreline has provided the island many of its attractions.

Quick Facts:
Tourists can be delighted by the incredible lava formations of Sullivan Bay.

RABIDA ISLAND
Jervis Island or Rabida Island is located at the south of Santiago, it is relatively a tiny Island with a rocky coastline. Its distinctive red appearance comes through the presence of iron on the surface of the craters that presented in the area. It has an area of 4.9 square kilometers and an altitude of 367 meters. Visitors have a single opportunity to see pelicans. Here nine of the fourteen species of finches are found.

Quick Facts
The reddish hue of the sand of the soil of the island combined with the amazing flora and fauna gives as result a beautiful landscape full of wonders.
Duration: 6 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation aboard the Blue Spirit Yacht ( Double cabin)

Day 3: Isabela and Fernandina Islands

Stop At: Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, Galapagos National Park, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
ISABELA ISLAND
Isabela Island was named in this way in honor of Queen Isabela of Spain. Isabela has an area of 4,640 square kilometers and an altitude of 1,707 meters. This island occupies the 60% of the area of Galapagos making it the largest island of the archipelago. The Equator passes directly through Isabela.

Isabela is one of the inhabited Island in its port, called Puerto Villamil.

Punta Vicente Roca: After breakfast, passengers will explore the island by boat, while a naturalist guide explains different aspects of its geology. This site is very well known, for the bird nesting sites specially for cormorants and Galapagos penguins. The climate will offer to the passengers the possibility of snorkeling in the cliffs of the area that will show you an abundant marine life, many of the times you can see sea turtles and the "sunfish" (mola mola). This is one of the most impressive and beautiful sites in the Galapagos Islands.

FERNANDINA ISLAND
Fernandina is the third largest island of the Archipelago. This island has an area of 642 square kilometers and an altitude of 1,494 meters and offers the opportunity to see small volcanic eruptions; also, this island is the home of Galapagos penguins, sea lions and many other extraordinary species.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation aboard the Blue Spirit Yacht

Day 4: ISABELA ISLAND

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
Isabela Island

Las Tintoreras is a small rocky islet where is easy to find white tip fin sharks.
The wetlands in this island form a network of trails that are essential for the maintenance of the wildlife of Galapagos.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation aboard the Blue Spirit Yacht ( Double cabin)

Day 5: Mosquera and North Seymour

Stop At: North Seymour Island, Ecuador
Mosquera
Mosquera is located between Baltra and North Seymour Islands. Mosquera is a reef of rocks, sand and corals. It is a flat island product of a geological elevation. It has a length of 160 meters and a width of 600 meters.

Quick Facts
Mosquera has one of the largest populations of sea lions, Lava Gulls, sea fishes, coastal birds and Crabs, among others.

North Seymour
North Seymour is covered with bushy vegetation and many endemic species that make it remarkable and it is the home of one of the largest populations of blue-footed booby birds, noddies, swallow-tailed gulls and magnificent frigate birds. The same thing with Land Iguanas, where you will find many of them.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation aboard the Blue Spirit Yacht ( Double cabin)

Day 6: Floreana Island

Stop At: Floreana Bike Experience, Ecuador
Floreana is one of the oldest of the Archipelago as well as one of the smallest islands. It has an area of 173 km squared and an altitude of 640 meters. It supports abundant wildlife, with a variety of native and introduced species like Shorebirds, flamingos, stilts, owls, rails, white-cheeked pintail ducks, migratory birds and nesting sites; sea lions, owls and wide forest of Palo Santo.

Quick Facts:
Floreana is known for its traditional pirate stories, and for being the home of one of the oldest settlements of the island.
Post office Bay, located in the northern part of Floreana, is one of its attractions with the famous post office barrel.
Punta Cormorant at the north has a green beach that contains many olive crystals.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation abord the Blue Spirit Yacht ( Double cabin)

Day 7: South Plaza & Santa Fe

Stop At: South Plaza Island, Ecuador
South Plazas
South Plazas is a small island with an area of 0,119 km squared and an altitude of 23 meters that was formed by a stream of lava from the bottom of the ocean. Depending on the season, the vegetation changes its color. This island is the home of many species such as land iguanas, Swallow-Tailed Gulls, sea birds, brown pelicans, red-billed tropicbirds and frigate birds.

Quick Facts:
It offers the opportunity of direct interaction, almost face to face, with sea lions.
There are an enormous variety of birds that inhabit the rocky walls of the south side of the island.

Santa Fe
Santa Fe is a small island with 1,9 kilometers squared and an altitude of 24 meters. Opuntia Cactus is part of its characterized dense forest vegetation; there are also salt bushes along the trail as well giant prickly pear cactus. Talking about fauna, this island is the home of one of the most beautiful coves and endemic species like Galapagos snake, the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos mockingbird, sea lion colonies, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas
of the islands.

Quick facts
A lot of sea lions are found on the beaches
Home of two endemic species; Santa Fe Rice Rat and Land Iguana.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation aboard the Blue Spirit Yacht ( Double cabin)

Day 8: Playa Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Islands. Transfer Baltra airport

Stop At: Playa las Bachas, Ecuador
Bachas and Flight back to Mainland
Bachas Beach a unique landscape with white-coral sand in a magnificent beach where you can also observe many endemic species like sea turtles, migratory birds, ducks, flamingos, the enchanted islands.Transfer to the airport.
Duration: 2 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Baltra Airport Road, Baltra Airport Rd, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Baltra Airport, Ecuador
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 nights Accomodation on BLUE SPIRIT YACHT
  • All the visits escorted by an English / Spanish speaking guide certified by the National Park.
  • Drinking Water, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Tea & Coffee
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Airport transfers in Galapagos ( Only on same dates of the cruise)
  • 24/7 English, German & Spanish assistance
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island
  • Entry/Admission - Santiago Island
  • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island Wetlands Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island
  • Entry/Admission - North Seymour Island
  • Entry/Admission - Floreana Bike Experience
  • Entry/Admission - South Plaza Island
  • Entry/Admission - Playa las Bachas
Exclusions
  • Air fare tickets Quito or Guayaquil- Galapagos Quito or Guayaquil.
  • Galapagos entrance fee USD 100,00 p.p.
  • Galapagos transit card USD 20,00 p.p.
  • Alcoholic & Soft drinks
  • Wet-suits rent
  • Optional tips for the guide
  • Personal & health insurance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For medical problems, please consult with your personal doctor.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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