“Galapagos on Yacht La Pinta: One of CNN’s “10 best places to travel in South America after the Olympics” .
A sophisticated, upscale travel experience for 48 guests in 24 cabins that combines modern design, spacious rooms, and gourmet cuisine with top adventure. The ship offers a wide variety of aquatic activities including snorkelling, kayaking and a glass-bottom boat.
Venture east along the volcanic shores of North Seymour and Santa Cruz Islands, until you reach the Plazas Islands. The adventure starts with a dry landing at a manmade jetty on South Plaza Island. Explore Santa Fe Island and San Cristobal Island, home to the provincial capital of the Galápagos province. Then, sail south to Española Island, with its remarkable visitor site, Punta Suárez. Wander along the rugged coastline, home to hundreds of marine iguanas, sea lions, marine birds, and even albatross (during much of the year). In the afternoon, Gardner Bay provides a wonderful setting for a combination of beach-time, swimming, snorkelling or exploring aboard the glass-bottom boat. Ending on a Monday with a visit to the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, the most populous in the archipelago.
The crew aboard Yacht La Pinta will ensure your Galapagos experience is truly, deeply moving.
Day 1 – BALTRA & SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND
AM Arrival at Baltra Airport
PM South Plaza Island. Walk
Day 2 – SANTA FE & SAN CRISTOBAL
AM Santa Fe: Walk, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat ride, kayaking
PM Cerro Colorado Tortoise Habitat: Walk, guided bus ride through the highlands.
Day 3 – SAN CRISTOBAL
AM Punta Pitt: Walk, snorkelling
PM Cerro Brujo: Beach walk, swimming, panga (dinghy) ride.
Day 4 – ESPAÑOLA
AM Punta Suárez: Walk
PM Gardner Bay: Walk, snorkelling, kayaking, glass-bottom boat
Day 5 – SANTA CRUZ / BALTRA
AM Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, transfer out to the airport
– All meals, soft drinks
– Island sightseeing, naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish
– Wet suit rental and snorkelling gear
– Taxes and transfers in the islands
– Transfer from main hotels in Quito and in Guayaquil to airport
From USD$4136 per person
Special Offer for 2017 Travel: Complimentary night of accommodation at Casa Gangotena plus USD $100.00 bonus per couple during the cruise, for bar credit