M/Y Natural Paradise (Special Promotion)

M/Y Natural Paradise (Special Promotion)

Galapagos Islands
5 Days 4 Nights Galapagos Islands Promotions

SPECIAL PROMOTION 2021 Includes: * Galapagos air ticket (round trip) * One free night in Quito or Guayaquil (pre cruise) * Transfer between hotel to airport (cruise departure date) * Transit control card (Ingala). Galapagos taxes    

M/Y Natural Paradise

Elegant and comfortable, the Natural Paradise is the newest yacht in Galapagos. Four of her nine cabins feature private balconies and the main deck suite offers an ample relaxing space. Her social areas include a beautiful teak sundeck with Jacuzzi and a cozy al fresco dining. On the main deck you will find a spacious lounge and dining room. Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits and sea kayaks are available on board.

Ask for your cruises of 3, 4 or 7 nights!!
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Itinerary at a Glance

Itinerary A – From Tuesday to Saturday
5 days – 4 nights // Standard cabin

Day 1:

Arrival in San Cristobal Airport and Transfer to the boat

PM: Kicker Rock
This striking rock formation is located a couple hours off the western shore of San Cristobal. Jutting out of the water, the rocks stand vertically at hundreds of feet above the ocean divided by a small channel. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and dinghy rides allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life.
Highlights:          Sharks, tropical fish, turtles, manta rays (occ.), hammerhead sharks, spectacular rock formations; sea birds: blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies & frigatebirds.
Possible Activities:          Dinghy ride
Type of Landing:              No landing
Difficulty:            Easy

Day 2:

AM: North Seymour Island
Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds are abundant on North Seymour Island. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava containing layers of sediment that were uplifted by tectonic activity. The island is characterized by its arid vegetation zone.
Highlights:          Land & marine iguanas, frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, sea lions; snorkeling: rays, reef shark, fish, garden eels.
Activities:            Dinghy ride & hiking (1.5 miles / 2.5 km)
Type of Landing:              Dry landing
Difficulty:            Moderate / difficult

PM: South Plaza Island
In the morning, you will head to South Plaza Island. This small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colorful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is Sesuvium. During the rainy season its color is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.
Highlights:          Land iguanas, sea lion colony, Audubon’s shearwaters, swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca boobies, amazing landscape with cliffs
Activities:            Hike (1.5 miles / 2 ½ km)
Type of Landing:              Dry landing
Difficulty:            Moderate

Day 3:

AM: Rabida Island
Rabida Island (Jervis) is one of the most colorful and volcanically varied islands in the archipelago and a great snorkeling site. Its famous maroon sandy beach and stunning lookouts provide wonderful landscapes. The island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the rarest species are in abundance, such as nine varieties of finches, large-billed flycatchers, Galapagos hawks and brown pelicans.
Highlights:          Snorkeling: white-cheeked pintail ducks, colorful fish, sea lions, brackish water lagoon, penguins, Galapagos hawk
Activities:            Snorkeling, dinghy ride & short hike (0.6 miles /1 km)
Type of Landing:              Wet landing
Difficulty:            Easy / moderate

PM: Bartholomew Island
Home of the famous Pinnacle Rock, Bartholomew consists of an extinct volcano with a variety of red, orange, black and even green volcanic formations. A trail of stairs leads to the summit of the volcano, boasting one of the best views of the islands. The beach is perfect for snorkeling and possible sightings of the Galapagos penguin.
Highlights:          Pinnacle rock, panoramic view, moonlike landscape, penguins, pioneer plants, lava cactus; snorkeling: penguins, reef sharks, rays, and great colorful fish.
Activities:            Dinghy ride, snorkeling & hiking (1.2 miles/ 2 km)
Type of Landing:              Dry and wet landings
Difficulty:            Moderate/difficult. Walk up to the top of volcano 114 meters, 375 wooden steps

Day 4:

AM: Sullivan Bay
A coral beach landing leads you towards a lava field as far as the eye can see. Hunt and peck over the two distinguished types of lava, pahoehoe and ‘a’a, for signs of plant life that have managed to emerge over the past 100 years since the most recent volcanic explosion. A truly amazing volcanic experience…up close and personal!
Highlights:          Variety of lava formations and landscapes, pahoehoe lava which is found primarily in Hawai’i and the Galapagos islands, ‘a’a lava, and pristine coral sand beach
Activities:            Walk, snorkel, swim
Type of Landing:              Wet landing
Difficulty:            Easy to moderate. Be sure to wear good solid walking shoes or boots as the ‘a’a lava is very sharp and pointy

PM: Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragón)
Situated on Santa Cruz Island, Dragon Hill is one of the newest visitor sites accessible to tourists in the Galapagos Islands. One of the lengthier Galapagos walking trails will lead visitors along a beach and up a trail to the lagoon lookout where bright flamingos, pintail ducks, and land iguanas can be spotted.
Highlights:          Land iguana nesting spot, Galapagos flamingos, common stilts, palo santo trees and cacti forest
Activities:            Walking and hiking
Type of Landing:              Dry landing
Difficulty:            Easy to moderate: the trail may get muddy at times, and there is uneven rocky terrain.

Day 5:

AM: Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
Los Gemelos, or the Twin Craters, are located opposite each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.
Highlights:          Pit craters, Scalesia forest
Activities:            Short hiking
Type of Landing:              Dry landing
Difficulty:            Moderate
Transfer to Baltra Airport

** Itinerary subject to change.

***END OF SERVICES***

Included:
Accommodation on board, Meals as per itinerary, Naturalist English speaking guide, Transfers & ground transportation, Activities and visits detailed in the itinerary.
Galapagos air ticket (round trip), One free night in Quito or Guayaquil (pre cruise), Transfer between hotel to airport (cruise departure date), Transit control card (Ingala), Galapagos taxes.

Not Included:
Beverages, Laundry service, Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin), Gratuities

** Ask for your cruise of 3 or 7 nights!!


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