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M/Y CORAL I


The M/Y Coral 1 cruises the Galapagos Islands with a European design and modern shape offers more space, comfort safe security for and a naturalist cruise. It is an attractive and functional mid-size (Mega yacht), perfect for an intimate experience when cruising the islands.

Some cabins are connecting, just for families and special groups. 
It has eighteen spacious cabins decorated with a marine taste.

There is plenty of room for storage, and moreover, all beds in all cabins are lower and they can be arranged as matrimonial, as well as single and double beds.

Each cabin has their own private facilities, hot and cold shower with a fresh and lasting supply of water. 
 

All the cabins are provided with smoke detectors and sprinkler system 
 

The yachts provide comfortable lounges, dinning parlours and conference areas with TV and VCR, a well stocked bar, large picture windows, and best of all expansive observation decks with sun/shade areas. 
 

Your stay in Galapagos will be more lovely and pleasant in the relaxing, comfortable and intimate environment you will find on board our yachts. 


Technical Specifications 

Category:  Deluxe 
Length:  121ft.(39,7 mts.) 
Decks:  4 
Built in:  Germany 
Totally converted:  2005 
Passengers:  36 
Crew:  10 
Guides:  2 multilingual naturalist guides 
Speed:  12 Knots 
Cruise speed:  10 Knots 
Life raft:  2 units 8 passengers each 1 unit 20 passengers 
Disembark Zodiacs:  2 units 15 passengers 
Electric Power:  110 volts 
Owner:  Klein tours 
Operated By:  Klein tours 
Complete fire protection: Sprinklers and smoke detector systems 

 

M/Y CORAL II

The M/Y Coral II is a landmark 11-cabin yacht, styled in an era of eye-catching design, a beautiful blend of form and function. She boasts romantic and cozy living areas, intimate and modish dining, sleek and seductive outside decks. Her amenities and outstanding service make her the ideal yacht for experiencing the marvels of the islands. 

The M/Y Coral II accommodates 20 passengers, ideal for those who want to discover the islands with privacy, intimacy and supreme comfort. Her excellent cruising speed means more time for visiting the islands and enjoying activities, while her small size means less time organizing shore visits.

All the cabins are equipped with: air conditioning, background music, telephone, wall to wall carpeting, closets, safes, private bathrooms that offer fresh hot & cold water, along with a hair dryer and other amenities.

The Coral II provide comfortable lounges, dinning parlours and conference areas with TV and VCR, a well stocked bar, large picture windows, and best of all expansive observation decks with sun/shade areas. 

Your stay in Galapagos will be more lovely and pleasant in the relaxing, comfortable and intimate environment you will find on board our yachts. 

Technical Specifications: 
Category:  Superior First Class 
Speed:  9 Knots cruising, 12 Knots Maximum 
Length:  112.14 feet / 34.18 mts. 
Width:  20.67 feet / 6.3 mts. 
Passengers:  20 
Crew:  10 
Guides:  2 top multilingual naturalist 
Life Rafts:  2 for 8 passengers each
1 unit for 20 passengers 
Disembark Zodiacs 2 for 15 passengers each 
Navigation Aid: GPS- Ecosounder - radars - EPIRB VHF - UHF 
Decks:  4 
Electric Power 110/volts 

 

Galapagos Cruises Coral I (36) & Coral II (20 passengers) Cost per person -cruise portion only:

2015 rates
Rates per person-double occ.

3 nights

 Sun 

4 nights 

Wed

7 nights

Sun & Wed

10 or 11 nights

Sun or Wed

Cabins        
Standard US$1757 2310 3797 4935
Standard Plus 2050 2700 4431 5751
Junior 2440 3220 5277 6900

2015 rates in red

2014 Low Season dates deduct 4%=Jan. 08 to May 13 (except Eastern Apr.13-24); Sep.01-30; Dec.01-15

Not included; (net per person in US$ subject to change)
• Air Ticket t$ 450-600 per adult, $ 290-350 per child under 12. Tickets are confirmed together with cruise . It is mandatory that all passengers use the cruise line flights to guarantee passenger dingy ride and luggage transfer from airport to port and to ship, crew shifts, fresh cargo for cruise and compliance with formalities before embarking to Galapagos. The Cruise & Tara Tours Inc. is not responsible if passengers use other flight schedules and miss the cruise or other services.
• Cruise fuel surcharge per person: $ 90 for 3 or 4 night cruises, $ 180 x 7 nights.
• Entrance fee to Galapagos: $ 100 adult, $ 50 children under 12. Paid directly by the passenger
upon arrival in Galapagos (cash only) or invoiced and prepaid by tour operator.
• INGALA Control Card $ 10 net per person
• Travel insurance, medical services and others not specified.
• Tips & personal expenses. Suggested per day per person $ 15 for crew / $ 10 for guide.
   Optional on board plus VAT: (net per person in US$ subject to change)
• Wet suits rental: 3 or 4 night cruises $ 25, 7 nights $ 50.
• Kayak rental: each use per person $ 30. Internet: 10 min $ 32.
• Alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverages.

 

 

M/Y Corals 
Cruise A (Sun – Wed)
4 days / 3 nights
 

Day 1: Sunday - Baltra Airport
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (2 ½ hours flight). Passengers are picked up at the
airport by our naturalist guides and taken on a ten minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/Y
Corals
PM – Fausto Llerena Breeding Center - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
Dry landing. We visit the Station where the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding program takes
place as part of our efforts to preserve the fragile Galapagos environment and where the
famous Lonesome George (the last surviving specimen of his specie) lived for decades. Admire
a prickly-pear cactus forest and variety Darwin’s finches and other land birds. The Darwin
Station also works providing environmental education to communities and schools within the
islands, and to tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands. You will also have some free time to visit
the town and shop for souvenirs.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: flat
Duration: 1h30 walk.
Day 2: Monday – Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown / Champion (Floreana)
Wet landing on an olivine green sand beach. We hike from the black mangrove beds to a
brackish lagoon, which usually holds one of the largest flamingo populations in the Galapagos.
This island features some endemic plants such as Scalesia villosa, white and black mangrove,
and holy stick. The trail continues to a beautiful white-sand beach, one of the most important
nesting sites of Green Pacific Sea Turtles. It is important to avoid walking in the water due to
the Sting Rays that may be hiding in the sand, which can be dangerous if accidentally stepped
on. From the beach one can spot sea turtles, Blue-footed Boobies plunging into the water, and
small reef sharks floating along the shoreline in search of food.
This coral-sand beach marks the end of our trail, and we head back to the olivine beach we
landed on to swim or snorkel amongst sea turtles, reef fish, sea lions and, on a good day,
white-tipped reef sharks. A small colony of penguins resides on Floreana and can sometimes
be observed as well.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy and walk on a flat terrain
Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour snorkeling
PM – Post Office (Floreana)
Wet landing. Located on the north side of Floreana, the bay is so-named because in 1793
Captain James Colnett installed a wooden barrel which served as an informal post office for
sailors passing through, who would take letters with them to their destinations. Today, our
visitors continue the tradition by placing unstamped postcards inside the barrel that should
reach their destinations for free. It can take weeks, months, even years, not arrive at all, or
even arrive before you!
We may also encounter Darwin’s finches, Yellow Warbler and lava lizards. Great snorkeling
opportunities with Green Pacific Sea Turtles as well, this island is best known for its endemic
vegetation: Scalesia villosa, Lecocarpus pinnatifidus, and Galapagos milkwort. Snorkelers can
practice on the main beach among playful sea lions.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy
Duration: 30 minutes walk / 1 hour snorkeling
Day 3: Tuesday – Gardner Bay / Gardner & Osborn Islets (Española)
Wet landing on a beautiful white coral sand beach guarded by a colony of sea lions. There are
no trails, so we stay along the shore where we can spot Galapagos Hawk, American
Oystercatcher, Galapagos Dove, Hood Mockingbird, Yellow Warbler, lava lizards, marine
iguanas, and three species of Darwin’s finches: a subspecies (Geospiza fuliginosa) of the Large
Cactus Finch, which is similar to the large ground finch, the Small Ground Finch (Geospiza
fuliginosa) and the Warbler Finch (Certhidea Olivacea) which is another endemic subspecies.
Swimming and snorkeling offers a great variety of Galapagos marine animals: King Angelfish,
Creole Fish, Damsel Fish, parrot fish, manta rays, and White-tipped Reef Sharks.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy
Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour snorkeling
PM - Suárez Point (Española)
Dry landing. An island of geological interest, we explore volcanic formations and a riveting
wildlife: large sea lion colonies and seabirds including Española mockingbird, Nazca boobies and
the spectacular red billed tropic bird. You will also encounter marine iguanas, lava lizards, and
the colorful sally light foot crabs.
A somewhat lengthy hike will bring you among Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies, right up to
nesting grounds that sometimes overlap the trail. Other birding favorites include Galapagos
Dove, Galapagos Hawk, Swallow-tailed Gulls and the world’s largest colony of Waved Albatross,
an unequivocal highlight during mating season (May-December).
Admire the island’s dramatic backdrop, featuring the famous Soplador, a seaward blowhole that
shoots water at some 23 m. (75 ft.) in the air.
Difficulty level: difficult
Type of terrain: rocky
Duration: 2h30 walk
Day 4: Wednesday - Daphne
We circumnavigate the islet of Daphne, an eroded tuff cone formation* that was created
by successive volcanic activity, for an opportunity to see Darwin’s finches, Blue-footed
Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Red-billed Tropicbirds, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Brown
Noddies. Afterwards, you will go straight to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
Cruise B (Wed - Sun)
 

Cruise B (Wed-Sun)

5 days / 4 nights
 

Day 1: Wednesday - Baltra Airport
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (2 ½ hours flight). Passengers are picked up at the
airport by our naturalist guides and taken on a ten minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/Y
Corals.
PM – Ballena Bay / Edén Islet (Santa Cruz)
Wet landing. Ballena (Whale) Bay is a beautiful green sand cove at the base of Dragon Hill on
the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. The beach* contains a large amount of olivine crystals of
volcanic origin. The crystals were formed when the magma was still underground. The content
is magnesium, iron and silica. A small population of tortoises from Pinzón Island lived at the
site, but were probably taken by whalers or previous inhabitants. Opportunity to see marine
iguanas* and sea birds* followed by snorkeling.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: rocky
Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour snorkeling/swimming
Day 2: Thursday – Espinosa Point (Fernandina)
Dry landing. Espinosa Point is the only spot that we visit on Fernandina, and from it we can see
the island of Isabela across the Bolívar Channel, an area that boasts some of the highest
diversity of endemic sea fauna in the Galapagos. The largest, most primitive-looking race
of marine iguanas* are found mingling with sea lions and Sally Lightfoot Crabs; a wonderful
opportunity to encounter Flightless Cormorants at their nesting sites, Galapagos Penguins and
the “King” of predators on the Islands, the Galapagos Hawk.
“Pa-hoe-hoe” and “AA” lava formations* cover the majority of the terrain. Vegetation is
thus scarce inland, but we encounter Brachycereus cacti and extensive mangrove beds lining
the shores.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: rocky
Duration: 2 hours walk / 1 hour snorkeling
PM Tagus Cove (Isabela)
Dry landing on Galapagos’ largest island where we will learn about the eruption of the five
volcanoes that form it. The trail leads to Darwin’s salt-water crater Lake and excellent views of
lava fields and volcanic formations.
We will return by the same path for a dinghy ride along a shoreline full of marine wildlife,
where we will admire a variety of seabirds*, such as Blue-footed Booby, Brown Noddy, terns,
Flightless Cormorant and depending on the season, a large number of Galapagos Penguins*
which are only 35 cm. tall; the only penguin species in the world to extend its range into the
northern hemisphere along the equator. They are monogamous and lay their eggs in small
cracks of lava, on the lower parts of the island near the shoreline not reached by the ocean
waves.
The population of penguins on the islands is about 2,000 individuals, most of which live on this
western portion of Isabela; others are scattered further south on the island. We will have an
opportunity to snorkel in deep water. Graffiti believed to have been left by19th-century pirates
is a curious reminder of an intriguing past.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: flat and steep
Duration: 1 hour walk / dinghy ride 40 minutes / deep water snorkeling: 1 hour
 

Day 3: Friday – Elizabeth Bay (Isabela)
We take a dinghy ride along the coast surrounded by mangrove forest for an opportunity to
admire Flightless Cormorants*, Galapagos Penguins*, and a nesting area for sea
turtles*.
Duration: 1 hour
PM - Urbina Bay (Isabela)
Wet landing on a volcanic “black” beach. Depending on the season, we may find giant
tortoises*, land iguanas* and the unusual Flightless Cormorant. After a short walk inland,
snorkeling time is allotted, giving you yet another chance to swim with sea turtles, sea lions and
countless tropical fish. Urbina Bay features a wide variety of plant life that changes depending
on the season. We can observe the beautiful colors of plants that attract different insects, birds
and reptiles. We will explore the uplifted coral reef that resulted from 1954 volcanic activity,
with a spectacular view of Alcedo Volcano.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: flat
Duration: 1h30 walk / 1 hour snorkeling
Day 4: Saturday – Buccaneer Cove & Espumilla Beach (Santiago)
Wet landing. This visitor site is surrounded by mangrove forest, which makes for a pleasant
walk, taking us to a magnificent viewpoint of the entire bay. We will see Darwin finches,
mockingbirds, and White-checked Pintail. There’s also a lagoon where Flamingoes can
occasionally be seen.
Buccaneer Cove was a safe haven for pirates, sailors and whalers during the 18th and 19th
century. It is very scenic with steep cliffs made of tuff formations and the dark reddish-purple
sand beach.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: flat / steep
Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour deep water snorkeling / 30 minutes dinghy ride
PM – Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
Wet landing. This visitor site located at the southeastern portion of Santiago Island, and of
important geologic interest, features extensive lava flows believed to have been formed during
the last quarter of the 19th century.
Difficulty level: difficult, 1.5 km path.
Type of terrain: flat volcanic lava
Duration: 1h30 walk / 1 hour snorkeling/swimming
Day 5: Sunday – El Chato (Santa Cruz)
Dry landing. We will reach the Santa Cruz highlands and visit a private farm, Primicias (El
Chato), where giant tortoises are found in their natural habitat. The road to the reserve is one
of the best places to observe land birds. Tree and ground finches, vermillion flycatchers and
Cattle Egrets inhabit the area.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: flat & muddy sometimes (depending on season)
Duration: 45 minutes drive / 1h30 walk
Baltra airport
In the morning you will go straight to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
 

Cruise C (Sun - Wed)
4 days / 3 nights
 

Day 1: Sunday - Baltra Airport
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (2 ½ hours flight). Passengers are picked up at the
airport by our naturalist guides and taken on a ten minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/Y
Corals
PM – Fausto Llerena Breeding Center - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
Dry landing. We visit the Station where the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding program takes
place as part of our efforts to preserve the fragile Galapagos environment and where the
famous Lonesome George (the last surviving specimen of his specie) lived for decades. Admire
a prickly-pear cactus forest and variety Darwin’s finches and other land birds. The Darwin
Station also works providing environmental education to communities and schools within the
islands, and to tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands. You will also have some free time to visit
the town and shop for souvenirs.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: flat
Duration: 1h30 walk.
Day 2: Monday – Santa Fe
Wet landing on a white sand beach surrounded by a sea lion colony; we continue walking
through an endemic cactus forest as we search for the endemic Santa Fe land iguana, the
largest in the islands and distinctively paler. This island is home to a number of endemic species
including Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Snake, rice rats, a variety of finches and one of the
four species of Galapagos mockingbirds. Deep-water snorkeling.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: rocky
Duration: 1h30 walk / 1 hour deep-water snorkeling
PM - South Plaza (Plaza Island)
Dry landing on the northern part of the Islet. The walk begins with an impressive cactus forest
surrounded by land and marine iguanas; as we reach its highest point, be on the lookout for
tropicbirds and a bachelor sea lion colony.
In South Plaza there is a large colony of the smaller sized land iguanas. The population is
approximately 300 individuals. They feed on all kinds of vegetation, but during the dry season
survive on the fruits and flowers of Opuntia cacti. We will encounter the one and only
Galapagos hybrid iguana.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: rocky
Duration: 2 hours walk
Day 3: Tuesday North Seymour & Santa Cruz
AM – North Seymour
Dry landing. This is perhaps one of the busiest tourist destinations on the archipelago. Off of
Baltra Island (where the airport is located) and not far from Santa Cruz, North Seymour is the
most accessible for day trips out of Santa Cruz’s main port, Puerto Ayora.
An approximately two hour walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies*,
magnificent and great frigate birds*, and swallow-tailed gulls for an in depth encounter
with sea bird breeding cycles and as well as sea lions. You will also encounter sea lions, land
iguanas, and on a lucky day, you might even come across a Galapagos Snake.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: rocky
Duration: 2 hours walk, 30 minute snorkeling
PM – Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)
Wet landing on the north side of Santa Cruz; behind the beach lie two small flamingo ponds
with iguanas, coastal birds, Darwin finches, mockingbirds, and gulls, as well as interesting
native and endemic vegetation, red and black mangroves, salt bushes, and much more. This
beach is one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles* in the Galapagos. A female can lay
eggs 3 or 4 times with an average of 70 eggs each, but then spend 3 or 5 years without
breeding.
At this paradisiacal site we will also find the remains of barges that sank long ago, once
property of the United States Navy when they operated an airbase on Baltra Island during
World War II. That is why the beach is called “Bachas” because the word “barges” in English
was hard to pronounce for the local people.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy
Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour snorkeling/swimming
Day 4: Wednesday – Interpretation Center & Tijeretas (San Cristóbal)
Dry landing in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, capital of the Galapagos Islands. Passengers visit the
Interpretation Center, an excellent place to learn about Natural History in the Galapagos. The
Museum of Natural History displays information on the volcanic origins of the islands, their
remoteness from the continent, ocean currents, climate, the arrival of the different species and
their colonization, among other points of interest. The human history is also showcased,
chronologically narrating the most significant events related to the discovery and colonization of
the islands.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: flat
Duration: 1 hour visit
Tijeretas Hill which involves a high intensity walk through beautiful landscapes ending with a
magnificent view nearby a large frigate bird colony.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Duration: 1 hour visit
San Cristóbal Airport
After the visit you will go straight to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
 

Cruise D (Wed - Sun)
5 days / 4 nights
 

Day 1: Wednesday – San Cristóbal airport
Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristóbal (2 ½ hours flight). Passengers are picked
up at the airport by our naturalist guides and taken on a ten minute bus drive to the pier to
board the M/Y Corals.
PM – Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve (San Cristóbal)
Dry landing in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Passengers visit the San Cristóbal giant tortoise
Breeding Center to learn about the National Park’s conservation programs. Passengers will also
have the opportunity to visit the port village, have a drink or shop for arts and crafts and other
souvenirs.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Duration: 40 minutes bus drive to the Reserve / 1 hour visit
Day 2: Thursday – Cerro Brujo (San Cristóbal)
Wet landing. Cerro Brujo is an eroding tuff cone that at several locations is composed of a lava
formations, and a beautiful white sand beach, great for snorkeling and sunbathing. We visit a
lagoon where migratory bird species can be seen: Black-necked Stilts, Ruddy Turnstones,
Whimbrels, other sandpiper species and White-cheeked Pintails. Cerro Brujo offers beautiful
views of Kicker Rock, the southern part of San Cristobal and the adjacent coast.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy
Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour snorkeling
PM– Pitt Point & Pitt Islet (San Cristóbal)
Wet landing followed by a high intensity hike on rocky terrain. The trail includes an olivine
beach of 90 meters long and a path that climbs to the top of a volcanic tuff, through several
magnificent viewpoints. This is probably the only site where the three booby species of the
Galapagos can be seen together: Nazca, Blue-footed, and Red-footed; as well as two species of
frigate birds and a sea lion colony; it is also excellent for dinghy rides and snorkeling, where a
good range of sea birds can be observed.
Difficulty level: difficult
Type of terrain: rocky and steep
Duration: 2h30 walk
Day 3: Friday – Mosquera Islet
Wet Landing, Mosquera Islet is located between North Seymour and Baltra Islands, this flat,
sandy island has a large colony of sea lions. It is also an excellent site for observing shorebirds
such as herons and Lava Gulls. There is no trail on Mosquera Island, so any visitor can enjoy an
open are. Most of the islet is covered with sand and barren lava rock. Very little sesuvium
portulacastrum grows on the sand.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy
Duration: 1h30 walk & snorkeling
PM - Bartolomé
Dry landing. We discover a fascinating moonscape formed by different volcanic parasitic cones
—lava bombs, spatter, cinder cones —as we hike to the summit for impressive views of the
surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone Pinnacle Rock. We also encounter marine
iguanas and lava lizards.
Beach time is a great opportunity to snorkel and see (perhaps swim with) Galapagos Penguin,
sea turtles and White-tipped Reef Shark, among a great variety of colorful fish. For many
visitors, this may turn out to be the best of snorkeling experiences; the water here is generally
clear, without too much surf and full of marine life.
Due to its geographical location, the lack of vegetation is immediately noticeable. Pioneer plants
are observed, so called because they are the first to establish roots on new ground. They
include Tiquilia nesiotica (which is endemic to the island) and Chamaesyce (known as sand mat
or spurge in English), lava cactus, and Scalesia bushes. Behind the beach we have dunes
covered by mangroves.
Difficulty level: intermediate.
Type of terrain: trail made of steps (370 steps)
Duration: 1h30 walk / 1 hour snorkeling/swimming
Day 4: Saturday – Rábida
Wet landing. Dark-red sand covers these unique beaches with incredible landscape; Rábida
is considered the epicenter of the Galapagos Islands due to the diversity of its volcanic geology.
Nesting Brown Pelicans are found from July through September and nine species of the
famous Darwin’s finches can be seen. We will also take a dinghy ride along cliffs to observe
nesting seabirds, and snorkel off the coast, where marine life is particularly active.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: sandy
Duration: 1h30 walk / 1 hour snorkeling / 1 hour dinghy ride
PM – Egas Port (Santiago)
Wet landing on a beach of black volcanic sand, visited by Darwin in 1835. The first part of the
trail is comprised of volcanic ash (eroded tuff) and the other half of the trail is partially uneven
terrain, comprised of volcanic basaltic rock that lounges the shoreline.
The unique, truly striking layered terrain of Santiago’s shores is home to a variety of resident
and migrant birds, including the bizarre Yellow-crowned Night Heron and astounding array of
marine wildlife including lobster, starfish and marine iguanas grazing on algae beds alongside
Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Colonies of endemic fur seals swimming in cool water pools formed by
volcanic rocks. Snorkeling here offers rarities such as octopus or squid.
Difficulty level: intermediate
Type of terrain: the first part flat and then semi rocky
Duration: 1h30 walk / 1 hour snorkeling/swimming
Day 5: Sunday – El Chato (Santa Cruz)
Dry landing. We will reach the Santa Cruz highlands and visit a private farm, Primicias (El
Chato), where giant tortoises are found in their natural habitat. The road to the reserve is one
of the best places to observe land birds. Tree and ground finches, vermillion flycatchers and
Cattle Egrets inhabit the area.
Difficulty level: easy
Type of terrain: flat & muddy sometimes (depending on season)
Duration: 45 minutes drive / 1h30 walk
Baltra airport
In the morning you will go straight to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.
** Parts marked with * are highlights of the islands.

SN: Snorkeling KY: Kayak DR: Dinghy ride