Yacht Anahi 5d-4n-Special Departure Jan 22 to 26 2021 (5D/4N) ITINERARY A2
The M / C Anahi is a catamaran with high standards of comfort. With unsurpassed stability, your cruise guarantees calm navigation and relaxation.
Capacity for sixteen travelers in six twin cabins on the main deck and two suite cabins on the upper deck. All cabins have an ocean view, private facilities with hot water shower, air conditioning and closet.
Day 1. Friday: Arrival to Baltra Island- Bachas Beach
- FLIGHT TO THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
Flying from Quito or Guayaquil, our flight will arrive to Baltra Island at around noon (local time), where we will be greeted by our guide in the lobby, who will be waiting for our arrival to drive us to Yacht Anahí.
Your baggage will be handled by one of our crew members who, aboard the small Zodiacs will transport you directly to the yacht. The captain and the crew will welcome you on board, and then you will have your cabins assigned. After lunch, our guide will give you a brief explanation of the afternoon activities.
PM Bachas Beach: The sand of the beach is made of decomposed coral, making it white and soft, while it is also one of the favorite nesting places of sea turtles. Nearby, we can also find a small lagoon where we will be able to observe flamencos, black-necked stilts, thrushes, as well as two old ships that were abandoned during the Second World War. Furthermore, we will also find sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds resting on the beach. We will enjoy the tranquility of the beach as well as spend some time with the playful sea lions that like to swim with the visitors. W. S.
At 7 pm. we will have an official welcome, followed by a delicious dinner. After dinner, your guide will give you information on the following day’s activities. Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 2. Saturday: Genovesa Island.
AM Darwin Bay: A beautiful bay area due to the great diversity of seabirds that nest in the mangroves that dominate the area.
These include red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, Galápagos petrels, seabirds, Darwin finches, mockingbirds, and Galápagos doves.
PM “Paos del Príncipe Felipe”: We will climb 25 meters of stairs at one of the best bird nesting sites on the islands. We will have the opportunity to snorkel, kayak, hike, and take a ride in a
panga. W. S. K. PR.
Day 3. Sunday: Plaza and Santa Fe Island.
AM Plaza Islands: These islands have an unusual vegetation, which creates an interesting landscape that helps to enhance the fauna and the flora of the Galápagos. It is also possible to observe land iguanas in the shade of cacti. The main attractions of the Plaza Islands include land iguanas, sea lions, and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as lizards, island insects, red-beaked sparrows, frigate birds, and pelicans that glide down the cliffs. Then we will return to the yacht for lunch and a deserved rest. W. S. K. PR.
PM Santa Fe Island: An extremely scenic island, where we can visit two different trails, with one of them leading to a beautiful viewpoint on the top of a cliff, where you can find endemic land iguanas of the island. The other trail is a small circular path close to the beach, where we will be able to observe another colony of land iguana. Here we will also have the possibility to kayak, snorkel, panga ride, or walk, in order to observe and enjoy nature. Then we will return to the yacht for dinner and a time of relaxation. W. S. K. PR.
Day 4. Monday: San Cristóbal Island: Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock and Lobos Island
AM Punta Pitt: Considered as one of the most beautiful and impressive sites in the Galápagos, it has become one of the favorite nesting sites for seabirds. Here we will be able to see three species of frigate birds and their nesting sites in the same area. Then we will return to the yacht for lunch.
PM Kicker Rock: A gigantic and impressive rock formation known locally as “León Dormido”. On the cliffs we can see a number of blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and other seabirds. During our snorkeling activity we will be able to observe sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and several species of colorful fish along with the impressive rock formation. Later on, we will take a walk on Lobos Island, a small islet separated from the main island by a narrow stretch of calm water. The atmosphere of the isle helps to enhance its tranquility and primitive beauty: an example which is typical of the Galápagos Islands. W. S.
Day 5. Tuesday: San Cristóbal Island: El Junco Lagoon, Cerro Colorado.
AM: In the morning, our guide will take us to the top of San Cristóbal Island. Following, our tour has 2 options. The first option starts from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, and involves a visit to the El Junco Lagoon. For hundreds of years, rain water and condensation have caused an accumulation of water in the caldera of an extinct volcano, creating a paradise for frigate birds and turtles.
Alternatively, we will visit the “Cerro Colorado” turtle breeding center. There we will have a pleasant walk along a path that allows us to be in close contact with the turtles, that can vary from the smallest to the oldest of giants. W.
After our visit, we will depart for the airport for our return flight to Quito or Guayaquil.
Complementary activities during the tour:
W: Walking S: Snorkeling K: Kayaking PR: Panga Ride
(Note: Activities are subject to change depending on the weather, the regulations of the National Park and your guide).
**Price USD $1.120 per person
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