Galapagos Islands Small Yacht Cruise CME
Cruise the Galapagos in an upscale yacht (limited to 18 passengers) on this exciting Wilderness Medicine CME course.
The Galapagos are a wildlife treasure. Nothing quite compares to the joy of observing animals in the wild here, or the sense of wonder and privilege felt while spending time with creatures that don’t run or fly away when humans approach.
An outstanding natural history guide will lead us on exciting hiking trips each day through incredible habitats in this unmatched wildlife spectacle.
You’ll enjoy watching the world’s only seagoing lizards, to flightless cormorants and penguins, flamingos, inflatable frigate birds, wave albatrosses, clownish boobies, patriarchal giant tortoises, and 13 species of Darwin finches. There can often be thrilling encounters with animals–up close and in large numbers.
This expedition often provides extraordinary opportunities to swim with marine mammals such as sea lions, fur seals, dolphins, and manta, eagle, and golden rays, as well as thousands of the 300 species of colorful fish.
Wilderness Medicine in the Galapagos Trip Highlights:
- Deluxe, upscale yacht limited to 18 passengers
- Enjoy up close and personal encounters with wildlife in one of the world’s top nature destinations!
- The most comprehensive Galapagos experience available, with nature hikes, swimming, and sea kayaking excursions
- Knowledgeable and personable naturalist on board our yacht to lead all hikes and activities
For adventurous and certified divers looking for the best diving sites in the Galapagos Islands, now you can add a diving tour in the Islands along professional masters and instructors to your itinerary. Most divers consider the Galapagos Islands the best diving experience of their careers.
The massive amounts of sharks that swim on the Galapagos waters, the feeding frenzies to be witnessed in several locations, the playful sea lions and the diverse volcanic formations, make this location a unique diving experience.
This is an optional activity for certified divers, which you can enjoy during our cruise tour. The diving experience is the most rewarding complementary activity for those who know the secret of the underwater world. Please call for more information!
(Meals included: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Arrive to Quito and check in to hotel, SwissÔtel. Hotel website: http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/quito/
Walking tour of historic Quito. B
AM – Depart from Quito to Baltra.
PM – Visit Charles Darwin Station with some free time to visit town and shop. B, L & D
AM – Mosquera Islet, wet landing. Walking tour followed by snorkeling.
PM – North Seymour Island, dry landing. Walking tour and snorkeling. B, L & D
AM – Santa Fe Island, wet landing. Walking tour with snorkeling.
PM – South Plaza Islet, dry landing. B, L & D
AM – Kicker Rock circumnavigation & Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve, dry landing.
PM – Interpretation Center & Tijeretas Hill, dry landing, dry landing. B, L & D
AM – Cerro Brujo, wet landing. Walking followed by snorkeling.
PM – Punta Pitt & Islet, wet landing. Walking followed by snorkeling. B, L & D
AM – Punta Suarez, dry landing. Walking on the oldest extant island in the archipelago.
PM – Gardner Bay, Osborn or Gardner Islets, wet landing. Walking, then snorkeling. B, L & D
AM – Punta Cormoran/Devil’s Crown/Champion, wet landing. Walking tour on varied volcanic terrain, followed by snorkeling/swimming.
PM – Post Office, wet landing. Walking followed by snorkeling/swimming. B, L & D
AM – Highlands Tortoise Reserve, dry landing. Then catch return flight to Quito.
PM – Check-in Hotel Casa de Hacienda La Jimenita, near the airport: hotelnuevoaeropuerto.com
Day 11 Fly out of Quito. B
*Note: depending on availability we may choose a different hotel of similar type and equal quality.