Galapagos Legend - 4 Daysoffered by supplier M16923 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 20 people
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1670 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6649 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1 – Monday Galapagos (Baltra Airport).
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (aprox. 2 and half hour flight). Passengers are picked up at the airport by our guides and taken to the pier to board the M/V Galapagos Legend.
Chinese Hat. Wet landing. Guests will encounter sea lions and hike for an hour. Here it’s possible to observe volcanic landscapes. After walking to the other side of the island, on the way back it will be possible to snorkel with sea lions.
Day 2 – Tuesday Santa Cruz (Dragon Hill or Venice).
Wet landing. Passengers walk to a saltwater lagoon behind the beach, where on occasion many pink flamingos can be observed. This trail leads up to Dragon Hill, which offers a lovely view of the bay. This is a nesting site for reintroduced land iguanas, and there is also a Scalesia tree forest.
Passengers may opt to take a dinghy to Venice islet and observe the vegetation and marine animals like spotted eagle rays, golden rays, mullets, sharks and sea turtles. Land iguanas have often been observed as well.
Floreana (Cormorant Point)
Wet landing on a greenish colored sand beach. Visitors will hike from the black mangrove beds to a large, brackish lagoon, which holds one of the biggest flamingo populations in the Galapagos. The island is best known for its endemic plants like the Galapagos millwork, passion flower and button mangrove.
Novice snorkelers can practice on the main beach with the playful sea lions; experienced snorkelers can roam around Devils Crown. Please keep in mind this is an open-water activity; there is nothing to step on.
Day 3 – Wednesday Española (Suarez Point). Dry landing.
Visitors will learn more about the lava terrain and cross the inactive lava fields.
Besides the sea lion colonies, this is a very important site for bird watching. Many species, such as the hooded mocking bird and red billed tropic bird can be spotted and observed closely. You will also see a large colony of marine iguanas, lava lizards, and sally light foot crabs. After a short trek visitors encounter colonies of masked and blue-footed boobies.
The nesting grounds sometimes overlap the trail. Visitors will also find Galapagos doves, hawks and swallow-tailed gulls and then reach the world’s largest colony of waved albatross. A major highlight is their mating season, from May through December. You’ll visit the famous blowhole, where water shoots into the air about 23 m (75 ft).
San Cristóbal (Interpretation Center or La Galapaguera). Dry landing at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Passengers will visit San Cristóbal breeding center and learn about the National Park’s breeding program with the giant tortoises. Passengers will observe some animals in their natural environment.
Day 4 – Thursday North Seymour.Dry landing.
Guests will encounter swallow tailed gulls and sea lions. This site is a major nesting colony of blue footed boobies, and has the largest colony of the magnificent frigate bird. Possible to snorkel.Travelers will also spot both the marine iguanas and land iguanas. Return to the Galapagos Legend, check-out and transfer to the airport. Return flight to Quito or Guayaquil.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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