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Natural Paradise Yacht - 4 Nights Itinerary

Enjoy your Galapagos vacation on board this luxury-class yacht: The Natural Paradise. While cruising on this well-designed yacht, you can enjoy of full days of exploring and adventure in the living laboratory of this legendary archipelago. This new yacht has 9 comfortable cabins, 4 of them with private balconies. Private facilities in each cabin include their own private bathroom, cold/hot water, and air conditioning. On this 5-day/4-night Galapagos Islands cruise, you will travel through central, eastern and western islands of the archipelago – including Santa Cruz, Santiago, North Seymour, Santa Fe, Bartolome and San Cristobal islands – where you can view for yourself the unique species of wildlife that were the inspiration for Darwin’s startling theory and contributed to science’s understanding of life. Sailing on board the luxury-class 16-passenger Natural Paradise motor yacht, you will travel to these exotic Pacific islands to explore moon-like lava terrain, walk through lush forests teeming with birdlife, and snorkel in the crystal waters filled with unique marine life. On this Galapagos Islands vacation, your appreciation of the wonders of the world will be transformed.

Testimonials

“We loved every moment of our trip and could not have done it without Ligia and Surtrek. I highly recommend them!”Irene Alcock

Natural Paradise Yacht: Highlights

Galapagos Island, San Cristobal(Lobos Island), North Seymour, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Santa Cruz

Natural Paradise Yacht: Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrival in San Cristobal Island Airport – Transfer to the Natural Paradise Yacht – Kicker Rock
Day 2: North Seymour Island // South Plaza Island
Day 3: Rabida Island // Bartolome Island
Day 4: Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay // Santa Cruz Island: Dargon Hill
Day 5: Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters // Transfer to Baltra Island Airport
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Natural Paradise Yacht: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday
Arrival in San Cristobal Island Airport – Transfer to the Natural Paradise Yacht – Kicker Rock

AM: In the morning you will fly from either Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to the Galapagos Islands. At the airport on San Cristobal Island, after you will pay your entrance fee to the national park, a member of the Surtrek team will welcome you and accompany you to your ship: The Natural Paradise Yacht.

PM: In the afternoon we will follow the route that Charles Darwin once took and sail around the massive tuff-rock called “Kicker Rock,” which is a nesting site for hosts of sea birds. Here, you will be able to find Blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and frigate birds.  This is a great site for scuba diving, and hammerhead sharks can be seen in the area.

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Lunch - Dinner
Day 2 - Wednesday
North Seymour Island // South Plaza Island

AM: After a dry landing onto North Seymour Island, we will take a short walk along its coast, where you will encounter Swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions and Cliff crabs. This part of Seymour Island is also known for being a major nesting site for Blue-footed boobies and one of the largest colonies of Magnificent frigatebirds (a species different from the Great frigatebird). As you enjoy this relaxing hike around various nesting sites, you can also spot both of the endemic species of iguanas: marine iguanas and land iguanas.

PM: Next we will explore South Plaza Island, located just east of Santa Cruz Island. After a dry landing on the northern part of this life-filled islet, you will encounter colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. While on the steep banks, you can see numbers of birds – like nesting Tropic birds and Fork-tailed seagulls – but most of all, you will enjoy the beautiful views from either atop the steep banks or while strolling along the base of the cliff. Opuntia cactuses grow on this island and the vegetation changes color throughout the year.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 3 - Thursday
Rabida Island // Bartolome Island

AM: In the afternoon we will take a trip to the dark-rust-colored beach of the small, volcanic Rábida Island. A short path leads to a small lagoon that is popular among flamingos. This beach is one of the most beautiful snorkeling places in the Galapagos Islands and it has a great abundance of tropical fish and sea lions. Rábida Island is also the only site where Batfish live.

PM: Upon arriving on Bartolome Island, you will discover a fascinating moonscape formed by various volcanic formations — including lava bombs, spatter, cinder cones — as we hike to the island’s summit for striking views of the surrounding islands, Sullivan Bay and the towering Pinnacle Rock. As the beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock boast some of the finest snorkeling in the islands, you can discover a marvelous underwater world here and have a good chance of finding sea turtles gliding gently alongside you. On the rocks beneath Pinnacle Rock, it’s quite possible to spot some of the quick-as-an-arrow Galapagos penguins; at around 25 centimeters tall, these are members of the second smallest species of penguin in the world.  Likewise, you’re likely to see harmless Whitetip reef sharks sunning in these waters. For many visitors, this may turn out to be the best of snorkeling experiences, as the water here is generally clear, without too much surf and full of marine life.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4 - Friday
Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay // Santa Cruz Island: Dargon Hill

AM:  In the afternoon we will land on the fourth largest island in the Galapagos: Santiago Island, also known as “James Island” or “San Salvador Island.” The old rusted machines and run-down buildings of former salt mine workers are still apparent on the island, though the last attempts to populate Santiago Island were given up on forty years ago. We will head to Sullivan Bay, located on the eastern coast of Santiago Island. Its lava field, covered with lava cactuses, has a variety of interesting patterns of important geologic interest, as you will be able to observe the contrasting lava landscapes from an older eruption and a newer one formed during the last quarter of the 19th century.  After exploring these lava flows, you can swim or snorkel with playful sea lions.

PM: In the afternoon we will explore the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island to visit Dragon Hill, which is an excellent spot for observing lava lizards, Darwin finches and wading birds. On the way to Dragon Hill, we will rest at a small lagoon that’s a popular feeding place for colorful birds and flamingos.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5 - Saturday
Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters // Transfer to Baltra Island Airport

AM: Today we will go to the Santa Cruz Highlands and see the twin “Los Gemelos” craters, which will be explained by your naturalist guide. These craters are surrounded by scalesia forest, where also live Ruby tyrants and small and large Tree finches.

Concluding this amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will be transferred to the Baltra Island airport for your return flight to the Ecuadorian mainland. Enjoy your last look back at the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with inspiring natural wonders.

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Breakfast

Natural Paradise Yacht: Prices

2018 - Price per person
RoomJunior SuiteStandardSuite
5 DaysUS$ 3,845US$ 3,545US$ 4,145
Included in the price:
  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All excursions
  • Bilingual national park guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Use of underwater camera
  • Use of wetsuits, snorkeling equipment
Not included in the price:
  • Mainland-Galapagos-Mainland airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • $100 Galapagos National Park fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
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