Galápagos Land & Sea — Central & South Islands (Yolita)

Galápagos Land & Sea — Central & South Islands (Yolita)

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Spend five days exploring the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita and enjoy the beaches, history, and wildlife of the central and southern islands. When you want to spend some time underwater, make sure to check out the Devil’s Crown in Floreana, a snorkeller’s paradise and home to some of the most impressive marine life in the Galápagos. Bird lovers will have their hands full, too, with stops at some pretty notable bird-watching spots on Cerro Dragón. When you’re done connecting with the wildlife, get over to Post Office Bay to learn about its history and, of course, to drop off a postcard.

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Galápagos Land & Sea — Central & South Islands (Yolita)
Vessel Type: Small Ship Passenger Capacity: 16 We know it’s always tough to choose between comfort and a good price. That’s why we have the Yolita, so you don’t have to choose. You’re welcome! This attractive 16-passenger ship boasts surprisingly spacious cabins for its size, and the large upper deck allows you to soak up as much of the Ecuadorian sun as you need. Cabins: Eight spacious cabins with queen or twin side-by-side beds all with en suite, A/C and large windows. Boat layout: Large aft porch with couches and lounge chairs. An elegant dining room, lounge and bar for meals and briefings. Observation deck boasts outstanding sightlines. Crew: With seven dedicated G Adventures crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide familiar with the local flora and fauna and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service, there’s always someone available to answer your questions. Amenities: Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, and beach towels are included at no extra charge. Comprehensive breakfast and gourmet Ecuadorian and international cuisine is prepared fresh daily, and all meals on board are included.


Day 1 - Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Day 2 Quito/Santa Cruz Island
Fly to Baltra. Meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into the hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay along with a kayak ride.
Day 3 - Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Santa Cruz Island
Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation in the morning before boarding the Yolita. Get to know the crew and settle in. This afternoon, visit the tortoises of the El Chato Reserve.
Day 4 - Day 4 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island
This morning, snorkel at Devil's Crown, a coral reef surrounded by an eroded volcanic crater, the perfect home for marine life. Look out for small sharks, rays and schools of tropical fish. In the afternoon, make sure you have a postcard to leave behind on a visit to Post Office Bay.
Day 5 - Day 5 Chinese Hat/Cerro Dragón
Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Dragón for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching.
Day 6 - Day 6 Black Turtle Cove/Quito
Explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove. In the afternoon, transfer for a flight back to Quito for one last night on the town.
Day 7 - Day 7 Quito
Depart at any time.
Day 8 - Please Note:
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

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    • Five days exploring the Galápagos Islands
    • Enjoy an amazing snorkelling experience at the ‘Devil's Crown’
    • Visit Post Office Bay, Cerro Dragón for some excellent birdwatching
    • Snorkel with the local wildlife.