Day 1: Flight from Quito or Guayaguil into Baltra Island. Meet and assist by guide and transfer to the Itabaca Channel to cross to Santa Cruz Island. Proceed to the highlands by bus, observing the Los Gemelos Pitt Craters. Arrive to the Royal Palm Galapagos, enjoy a welcome cocktail. Afternoon visit to the lava tunnels within the hotel grounds.
Day 2: Early breakfast, then board a yacht to Sail to Dragon Hill located on the northwestern shore of Santa Cruz Island. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, sail to Rabida Island (Jervis), notable for its nine species of Darwin Finches and good swimming and snorkeling. Back to the Royal Palm Galapagos via transfer.
Day 3: After breakfast, a bus trip to Itabaca. Board the Delfin II and sail to North Seymour Island to see marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and frigate birds. Lunch at the yacht and afternoon visit to Las Bachas, a beautiful coral beach with an interior lagoon with seasonal flamingos. Return to the Royal Palm Galapagos.
Day 4: Early breakfast. Sail to Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island (Santa Maria or Charles). Your opportunity to relax at the beach or enjoy snorkeling at Devil's Crown. Sail around Champion and Enderby Islets. Lunch on the yacht. Afternoon disembark for a visit to Post Office Bay, mail some postcards at the loneliest mail box in the world, and photograph a sea lion colony. Sail back to Puerto Ayora. Transfer back to the Royal Palm Galapagos.
Day 5: Transfer to Baltra, for the return flight to Quito or Guayaguil. The Royal Palm Galapagos Hotel is a perfect combination that allows you to spend nights ashore in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island and visit the best of the archipelago during the day aboard a specially fitted yacht for day cruises. Three and four-night programs at the Royal Palm Galapagos Hotel can be combined with a regular scheduled Galapagos Legend cruise to make a wonderful 7-night package.
The charming Royal Palm Hotel is located on the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, where you may spot from your villa the famous Galapagos Tortoises. The Royal Palm offers 17 luxurious accommodations which boast private jacuzzi's, air-conditioning and spacious bathrooms. This Galapagos hotel also features a full service conference room, high speed Internet access and a beautiful dining room. The Royal Palm Galapagos Hotel combination offers 3, 4, and 7-night programs only on a customized basis.
Customized Royal Palm Galapagos Hotel itineraries and touring arrangements herein are subject to change without notice and can be operated in a different sequence, depending on operational considerations. All Galalapagos itineraries are under the control and direction of the Ecuadorian National Parks Administration.
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