2017 Eastern Galapagos Itinerary: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Eastern Islands 5-Day Tour (Thursday to Monday)

La Pinta Eastern 5D/4N

We’re delighted to have you on board for this journey of discovery to some of the most beautiful islands in the Galapagos. Our itinerary together begins on Baltra Island, a former military base during World War II, and now an Ecuadorian naval and air force station. Once all formalities are completed, we venture east along the volcanic shores of North Seymour and Santa Cruz Islands, until we reach the Plazas Islands. Our adventures start with a dry landing at a manmade jetty on South Plaza Island. During the next day, we will explore Santa Fe Island and San Cristobal Island, home to the provincial capital of the Galapagos province. Then, we sail south to Española Island, with its remarkable visitor site (a favourite of many visitors): Punta Suarez. Here, we’ll wander along the rugged coastline, home to hundreds of marine iguanas, sea lions, marine birds, and even albatross (during much of the year). In the afternoon, Gardner Bay provides a wonderful setting for a combination of beach-time, swimming, snorkelling or exploring aboard the glass-bottom boat. We end on Monday with a visit to the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, the most populous in the archipelago. Wherever we sail, whatever we do, the entire crew aboard La Pinta will do their utmost to ensure your Galapagos experience is truly deeply moving and memorable.

Eastern Galapagos Islands

  • Baltra
  • South Plaza
  • Santa Fe
  • San Cristobal
  • Española
  • Santa Cruz

Iconic Species

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  • Galapagos albatross (From April to December)
  • Blue-footed booby
  • Nazca booby
  • Red-footed booby
  • Great & magnificent frigatebird
  • Galapagos hawk
  • Land iguana
  • Marine iguana
  • Santa Fe land iguana
  • Galapagos sea lion
  • Galapagos giant tortoise
  • Galapagos dove
  • Galapagos mockingbird
  • San Cristobal mockingbird
  • Española mockingbird
  • Darwin’s finches
  • Brown pelican
  • Swallow-Tailed gull
  • Lava gull
  • Lava (striated) heron

Highlight Sites

  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Kicker Rock
  • Punta Suarez
  • Punta Pitt

Itinerary highlights


Itinerary Map


Yacht La Pinta - Eastern Map

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Thursday
Day 2: Friday
Day 3: Saturday
Day 4: Sunday
Day 5: Monday
Prices 2017 per person (USD)

 

Luxury Cabin (Twin/Doble)

From $ 4,136

Yacht La Pinta - Luxury Cabin

 

Luxury Plus Cabin (Double/Triple)

From $ 4,136

Yacht La Pinta - Luxury Plus Cabin
  • 1 small backpack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sneakers with rubber soles
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • T-shirts
  • Long and short sleeved shirts
  • Wind breaker
  • Bathing suit or a wetsuit for snorkelling in cold months
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunblock and repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & video recorder
  • Any medicine you may be taking
  • Book/Notebook

Our itineraries include:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Soft drinks*
  • Island sightseeing
  • Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only
  • Wet suit rental and snorkelling gear
  • Internet**
  • Taxes and transfers in the islands.
  • Transfer from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colón, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colón, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to / from Galapagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest’s hotel contact.

* Please note: soft drinks include juices and carbonated drinks, not “virgin” cocktails;
** Internet connections aboard consist of 2 computer stations in the library and Wi-Fi in the yacht’s social areas; due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.

They don’t include:

  • Airfare to/from the Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park admission fee (US $100 subject to change without notice)*
  • Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 20 per person)*
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Gifts and additional items.

* At your request, we can include the Galapagos National Park entrance fee of US$100 and migration control card fee of US$20 (subject to change). However, please note that, due to administrative and operational reasons, these fees can only be included when guests travel on the operation departure date. This service does not apply for guests who travel before a departure date (even if the departure is with us).
** Please note, we charge guests who wish to bring bottles of wine and/or spirits aboard our vessels a corkage fee of $27+taxes.

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