M/Y Galapagos Legend: 4 Nights Cruise


Departure: Thursday

Day 1 - Thursday

Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra airport. Passenger will be received at the airport by our guides and then taken to the pier to join the M/V Galapagos Legend.

Dry landing. Arriving on this island, passengers will see volcanic formations including lava bombs, spatter, and cinder cones. After a hike to the summit visitors available to enjoy an impressive view of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock.
During the hike to the summit, travelers will often see large colonies of marine iguanas, lava lizards, tiquilla, bushes, and various cacti.
Visitors will also enjoy a chance to cool off while snorkeling. Here it is possible to see the Galapagos penguins, sea turtles, and white tipped sharks from a safe distance.

Day 2 - Friday

Urbina Bay (Isabela)
After a wet landing at, passengers will go toward the fossil beach and then to the coral area, on the way and depending of the season will be possible to observe many endemic organisms like: giant tortoises, land iguanas and flightless cormorants. After the walk we will have time for snorkeling.

Fernandina (Espinosa Point)
After a dry landing at Espinosa Point, passengers will see the biggest marine iguanas mingling with sally-light foot crabs. They will also enjoy the flightless cormorants nesting sites, the Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, and sea lions.
Among the flora and volcanic formations observers will note brachycereus cactus, and two kinds of lava formations "pa-hoe-hoe" lava and "AA". Numerous mangrove beds extend into the sea, depicting a healthy and thriving eco-system.

Day 3 - Saturday

Santiago (Egas Port) Visit the dark sand beach at Egas Port during a wet landing. Most of the landscape is tuff-stone layers and lava flows, the surrounding area is good for spotting and observing hunting herons, great blue herons, lava herons, oyster catchers, and the yellow crowned night heron.
Passengers enjoy the sight of marine iguanas grazing upon algae beds at low tide sharing space with red sally light-foot crabs. There is a colony of fur-seal swimming in deep pools of cool water called "grottos".
In this beach you can swim and snorkel in search of octopuses, sea horses, star fish and other sea life.This experience begins from the beach getting deeper places.

Day 4 - Sunday

Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Station) Travelers will have the chance to investigate the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, staffed with international scientists conducting biological research and conservation projects. Here you can also admire giant tortoises that are par t of the breeding program. Travelers can also admire the impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest and many land birds. The visit to the station takes around 40 minutes. After this visit, passengers will have some free time to walk around town and shop for souvenirs. Santa Cruz (Highlands)
One of the options is to cross the highlands of Santa Cruz. Passengers will visit Cerro Chato. In this visit, you'll be able to observe the famous giant tortoises that gave the name to these islands.
Additionally, travelers can literally get into the Galapagos by walking in the dormant lava tubes.

Day 5 - Monday

Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach)
Wet landing at Bachas beach which is located at north coastline of Santa Cruz Island.

Here you will be encountered by different sea birds, marine iguanas, sea turtles, and passengers would have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in this white sand beach. Passengers Disembarking.
Return to the Galapagos Legend, check out and transfer to the airport Return flight to Quito through Guayaquil. Rábida (Jervis)

Rates: (For today's date. Prices are per person in selected accommodation)
20 Superior
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25 Junior Suite
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3 Superior Interior
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4 Legend Suite
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5 Galapagos Balcony
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