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Sail Catamaran VALKIRIA
Day 1: flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island, where our guide will pick you
Day 2: After breakfast we will visit Centro de Interpretación – Lobería – Cerro Tijeretas. Afternoon visit playa Man.
Day 3: Breakfast and on the way sightseeing visit to Kicker Rock - León Dormido, an old tuff cone eroded by the ocean and now serves as nesting place for frigate birds, blue footed boobies and nazca (ex masked) boobies, tropic birds and of course this magnificent volcanic formation. Box lunch and visit to Puerto Grande for snorkeling. After dinner we sail to Floreana.
Day 4: After having breakfast on board we will go by car to the highlands of Floreana , where pirates and whalers used volcanic caves as hiding places. Box Lunch, back in town we will visit Puerto Velasco Ibarra, the smallest town in the Galapagos with a population of around 100 people. We'll have lunch and navigation to Isabela.
Day 5: Isabela Island the largest and one of the youngest in the Galapagos and it is one of the most beautiful islands. After breakfast and approximately an hour bus ride we will get to Sierra Negra Volcano, which is still active and in October 2005 gave us the most recent volcanic eruption in Galapagos. From here we start with a horseback-riding journey along the crater of the volcano, this experience will fulfill every expectation. Normally we find giant tortoises on the way. After we continue with a trekking on a trail of lava to Volcán Chico, walk on a large lava flow and fortunately we might see fumaroles and an incredible landscape from the top. Today we will have a box lunch and the afternoon we'll have it free to enjoy the beach.
Day 6: Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island has the second smallest population in Galapagos with around 1800 inhabitants is still pristine and untouched. Breakfast. We visit to the Muro de las Lágrimas a wall of lava rocks made by inmates from an old penal colony established on the island, then we can relax on the white sand beach right in town with many shore birds and marine life.
Day 7: Puerto Ayora during the morning and alter breakfast we go to the highest part of the Island for a bike ride and will be able to observe tortoises in its natural habitat, Lunch and dinner on board.
Day 8: After breakfast we visit the world famous Charles Darwin Research Centre where all the efforts to protect and preserve the native and endemic animals are developed; we will also find Giant tortoises rearing programs and of course Lonesome George. After this visit we drive straight to the airport to catch your flight back to main land: Quito or Guayaquil.
Itinerary subject to change depending on weather conditions,park authorities, navy authorities and hotels availability, terms and conditions.
Yacht Valkiria used for interislands transportation only, activities at ports run by local travel agencies and operators .