Day 1: Arrive Quito
Day 2: Fly San Cristobal
This morning we catch an early flight to San Cristobal Island to
begin our action-packed Galapagos tour.
After we’ve settled into our
new surroundings, we’ll hike the nearby Frigate Hill, appropriately
named for the bird that is known to nest along the hillside. During
the breeding season, the large birds are easily recognized by the
inflated bright red throat pouch, which the male frigate proudly
Other wildlife to keep an eye out for includes the comical
blue-footed boobies, swallowed tailed-gulls and Darwin’s finches.
The small beach at the foot of the hill is believed to be the site
of Darwin’s first landing. After our hike, we’ll cool off with a
swim or drip our toes in the waters off the white sandy shoreline of
Mann Beach. The evening is free to leisurely explore the shops and
restaurants of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
Day 3: Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling
Little compares to a morning paddle along the Galapagos
coastline. Sea lions, boobies, frigate birds and sea turtles make
for excellent company as we sea kayak to Playa
from lunch, we’ll continue our paddling to Leon Dormido. This enormous rock resembles a sleeping lion and towers over
the region, rising 500 feet straight up from the ocean.
the remaining afternoon snorkeling Leon Dormido – for those who are
certified, the waters also offer terrific diving. Share the waters
with hammerhead and white-tipped sharks, eagle and golden rays, not
to mention the dozens of tropical fish. Tonight, take in the last
sights of San Cristobal before we venture to Santa Fe Island in the