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The mega catamaran Treasure of Galapagos offers 7 day and 5 day cruises("A" and "B"). 7 day cruises are available from Saturday to Friday. 5 day cruises are available from Friday to Tuesday tour "A" or Tuesday to Saturday tour "B". Please ask your travel agent which itinerary will be applying for the dates of your travel.
The Treasure of Galapagos offers an highly interesting itinerary with selected visitor sites.
Itineraries are subject to change by Tour Operator or National Park laws.

Itinerary "A"
Friday to Tuesday
(5 days / 4 nights):
Itinerary "B"
Tuesday to Saturday
(5 days / 4 nights):
Itinerary "C"
S aturday to Friday
(7 days / 6 nights):
Friday: Santa Cruz (Arrival) - Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)

Saturday: North Seymour Island - Bartholomew Island

Sunday: Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island) - Santa Fe Island

Monday: Punta Suarez - Gardner Bay (Española Island)

Tuesday: Cerro Colorado (San Cristobal Island) – San Cristobal (Departure)
Tuesday: San Cristobal (Arrival) - Interpretation Center (San Cristobal Island)

Wednesday: Cerro Brujo - Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)

Thursday: Isla Lobos - Playa Ochoa (San Cristobal Island)

Friday: Post Office Bay - Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)

Saturday: Highlands (Santa Cruz island) - Baltra (Departure)
Saturday: Baltra (Arrival) - Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)

Sunday: Tintoreras – Wall of Tears (Isabela Island)

Monday: Punta Moreno - Elizabeth Bay (Isabela Island)

Tuesday: Punta Mangle (Fernandina Island) - Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)

Wednesday: Puerto Egas (Santiago Island) - Rabida Island

Thursday: Chinese Hat Island - Cerro Dragón (Santa Cruz Island)

Friday: Bachas (Santa Cruz island) - Baltra (Departure)

Detailed itineraries 2012 - Treasure of Galapagos

ITINERARY A - 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS - FRIDAY TO TUESDAY

Friday - Charles Darwin Research Station

AM: Arriva in Baltra - transfer in to Puerto Ayora
PM: Lunch at noon. Dry landing, hiking educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station (giant tortoises, Opuntia cactus, etc.). Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 hours, dinner at night.

Saturday - North Seymour and Bartolome

AM: North Seymour: Breakfast in the morning. Dry landing. On this island you can see blue-footed boobies, colonies of frigates, fork-tailed gulls, terns, sea lions, lava lizards and land iguanas. Palo Santo trees can also be observed. Difficulty: Moderate Duration approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Lunch at noon.
PM: Bartolomé: Wet Landing, After lunch visit to the Pinnacle Rock beach for swimming and snorkeling.
In the afternoon dry landing to reach the viewpoint of Bartolome. On this island, you can see interesting formations of lava and cinder cones. After a 30 to 40 minutes climbing, a wooden staircase leads to the top of the island where there are beautiful views of the nearby beaches. This island is one of the most visited and photographed because of Pinnacle Rock. Degree of difficulty: difficult, Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes. Dinner in the evening. .

Sunday Tortuga Bay – Santa Fe

AM: Tortuga Bay : Wet Landing, interesting walk to the Turtle Bay beach, perhaps the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, we can swim and snorkel observing colonies of marine iguanas, pelicans, Darwin's finches, sharks, sharks, sea turtles, the incredible forest Giant Cactus, and the nesting of marine iguanas Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Santa Fe: snorkeling in the rocky coast of the island to see a variety of fish and sea turtles. Later. Wet Landing. You can see colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, frigate birds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. On the island you can see a forest of giant cacti and Palo Santo trees. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

Monday - Española

AM: Punta Suarez: dry Landing. During the walk on this island you can see sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, albatrosses, lava lizards, herons. Degree of difficulty: difficult, Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes. Lunch at noon.
PM: Bahia Gardner: Located on the north coast of Española Island. The main attraction is the colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season. Both resident and migratory birds are observed. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

Tuesday - San Cristobal

AM: San Cristobal - Cerro Colorado: dry landing. After a bus ride of 45 minutes to reach Cerro Colorado, where you can see giant Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat. Degree of difficulty: easy, 1 Hour Approx. – Transfer out to San Cristobal’s Airport.

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ITINERARY B - 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS - TUESDAY TO SATURDAY

Tuesday: San Cristobal

AM: San Cristobal - Transfer in San Cristobal
PM: Interpretation Center-San Cristobal: dry Landing. This site is educational information about the evolution of the Galapagos Islands and animal life in the islands. Degree of difficulty: easy. Duration: 1 hour 30 Minutes. Dinner in the evening.

Wednesday: Cerro Brujo - Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)

AM: Cerro Brujo: Wet Landing is a beautiful beach of white coral where you can swim and watch birds and sea lions, plus you can snorkel. Located on the north coast of the San Cristobal Island. In the vicinity of the beach you can see seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. Degree of difficulty: easy, Duration approximately 2 hours, Lunch at noon.
PM: Punta Pitt-San Cristobal: Dry Landing, is located at the eastern end of Isla San Cristobal. Is a group of eroded volcanic cones, sparsely populated by endemic vegetation of the islands. Punta

Thursday: Lobos Island - Playa Ochoa

AM: Isla Lobos: is a small flat island, located 10 kilometers northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on the coast of Isla San Cristobal. Isla Lobos name is given because it is home to several sea lions that frolic on the beach. It is also the ideal place to observe nesting frigates and blue-footed boobies. It has a protected channel where you can do snorkeling with sea lions. Degree of difficulty: easy, Duration approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, Lunch at noon.
PM: Playa Ochoa: is a beautiful white color beach with calm waters, safe bathing and good place for snorkel. This is a great place for landscape photography
It is home to blue-footed boobies, frigates, gulls and pelicans; at sea you can see rays, turtles, sea lions and tropical fish. In the area there is a considerable colony of sea lions in Galapagos. Also flamingos can be seen occasionally. It is also possible to observe two species of crabs on the beach ghost crabs and hermit crabs, Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

Friday: Floreana Island

AM: Post Office or Post Office Bay: is a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, When They Came for supplies of Galapagos Tortoise and water. Presumably a whaling boat captain placed a barrel in the eighteenth century for those who pass through the bay to leave mail and deliver those with the same destination. Today, this tradition is alive with tourists visiting the Galapagos. Remind passengers before disembarking to take any letter or postcard for family members or friends. They do not need stamps. All they have to do is pick up a letter that is directed to where they live. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Punta Cormorant: Wet Landing, This site has a sandy olivine beach for walking and swimming. The island also has a flamingo lagoon. In addition, white sand beach where sea turtles nest from December to May. Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 Hours. Dinner in the evening.

Saturday: Santa Cruz - El Chato

AM: EL Chato: El Chato reserve is divided into two areas; Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa, 22 km from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the more challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season, and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes. Degree of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 1 hour 30 Minutes. – Transfer out to Baltra’s Airport.

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ITINERARY C - 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS - SATURDAY TO FRIDAY

SATURDAY: Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz

AM: Baltra: Transfer in to Puerto Ayora
PM: Charles Darwin Station: Lunch at noon. Dry landing, activities: hiking educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station (giant tortoises, Opuntia cactus, etc.). Degree of difficulty: easy Duration: 2 hours, dinner at night.

SUNDAY: Tintoreras - Wall of Tears - Isabela Island

AM: Tintoreras: The islet is Located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay of calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, etc. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that's shallow and when the tide is low, the entrance closes. In this crevice, you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small fish and sea lions. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours. Lunch at noon.
PM: Wall of Tears: This is an historic part of Isabela because during the years from 1946 to 1959 there was a penal colony on the island; during which to punish the prisoners were forced to build a wall with enormous blocks of lava are about 100 meters long and 7 meters high. You can reach the top of The Wall of Tears through some steps, where you can have a panoramic view of the place. In the place you can still see the concrete foundations where the Americans had their wooden houses in the Second World War. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours. Dinner in the evening.

MONDAY: Punta Moreno, Elizabeth Bay - Isabela Island

AM: Punta Moreno - Isabela: Dry landing, Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Island. The route of the trail is approximately 2100 meters. The main attraction in Punta Moreno is the coastal lagoons in the middle of black lava flow where there are several species of birds. It has a view of 3 volcanoes, the most actives in the Galapagos; Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours, Lunch at noon.
PM: Elizabeth Bay: Is located on the west shore of Isabela, at the Perry Isthmus, Elizabeth Bay is a marine visitor site (no landings are permitted). As you visit Elizabeth bay panga Galapagos Hawks soar overhear and schools of Pompanos and Dorados can be seen swimming underneath you. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours Dinner in the evening.

TUESDAY: Punta Mangle (Fernandina Island) - Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)

AM: Punta Mangle: Wet Landing, is a new destination opened up for 2012. The island of Fernandina has no foreign species living on it and therefore it is one of the world's most pristine island ecosystems. This island is dominated by volcano “La Cumbre” which gave birth to the island and has lave fields reaching the ocean. Some of the attractions are the Flightless Cormorant nesting site. This area provides great opportunities to see the Galapagos Hawk. Flightless Cormorant, Marine Iguanas, Sea Lions, Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours, Lunch at noon
PM: Urbina Bay - Isabela: Wet Landing, Urbina Bay is located at the base of volcanoes Alcedo and Darwin, west of Isabela Island. Here you can find corals, shells, and many other organisms exposed above the water. This area is also home to large and very colorful Galápagos land iguanas, giant tortoises and the famous population of Alcedo Volcano. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1 hour, Dinner in the evening.

WEDNESDAY: Puerto Egas (Santiago Island) - Rabida Island

AM: Puerto Egas - Santiago: Dry Landing, Puerto Egas is located northwest of Santiago Island, fascinating place to visit because it had a great volcanic activity in the past. Puerto Egas is one of the most popular sites in the Galapagos Archipelago. It has a beautiful black sand beach where you can see its many inhabitants as sea lions, chameleons, lizards and herons. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours Lunch at noon.
PM: Rabida: Also known by the name of Jervis in honor of a British Admiral John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent. Rabida is located 5 km south of Santiago Island and is commonly regarded as the geographical center of the Galapagos Islands. It has an area of 4.9 km ² and a maximum altitude of 367 meters. It has a high iron content, which causes that this place has a distinctive reddish color. Its main attraction is the salt lagoon with flamingoes, pelicans and boobies place where they build their nests. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours Dinner in the evening.

THURSDAY: Chinese Hat Island – Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz Island)

AM: Chinese Hat: small islet located nears the south-east of Santiago. It's shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from afar. It is an island consisting of a cone type "Splash" (lava ejected as droplets and falling close to where it came out, which forms a cone angle) that forms the top, and lava tubes that run down to the coast. In the west you can see lava formations, which are an indicator that the flows were formed under the sea and have been raised towards the exterior, reason why coral heads on lava can be seen. This visit provides an excellent opportunity for the interpretation of geologic features such as lava tubes and lava flows. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours, Lunch at noon.
PM: Cerro Dragon: The site visit Cerro Dragon is located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island, and consists of a path that runs for three different environments in just 1,600 m in length.

FRIDAY: Las Bachas - Santa Cruz

AM: Las Bachas: is a beach about 1 km in length. With white sand beach, deserted and where you can see flamingos, and migratory birds. In the vicinity of the Las Bachas beach can observe predominant vegetation of the coastal zone. Las Bachas beach represents one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) on Isla Santa Cruz. Las Bachas is a very popular practice of snorkeling, swimming. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2 hours, Transfer out to Baltra`s Airport.

 

 

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