Explore the region's most striking natural gems in modern comfort on this 5-day Central Eastern Galapagos Islands cruise onboard the Treasure of Galapagos. With nine spacious cabins and a maximum of 16 passengers on board, this luxury yacht delivers personalized experiences and exceptional service to meet all of your travel needs.
Begin your 5-day journey on Baltra Island, where you'll meet and greet your guide and fellow passengers at Seymour Airport, then sail to your first site on this Treasure of Galapagos itinerary - the Charles Darwin Research Centre on Santa Cruz Island, a facility dedicated to marine life conservation and maintaining biodiversity in the region. With your guide, visit the Breeding and Rearing Center to witness tortoises live in captivity.
Next, reach Santiago Island and observe the volcanic features of Sullivan Bay by trekking across its extensive lava fields, then journey to the tiny 1.2 sq. km Bartolome Island to snorkel at the base of Pinnacle Rock.
Spend time on North Seymour and learn how a group of 72 undernourished land iguanas colonized the land.
Then make your way on the first-class catamaran to Mosquera Islet situated between Baltra and Seymour Islands, where you'll observe sea lions bask on a dazzling white sand beach. Sail onward to South Plaza Island, half a pair of the Plazas Island off the eastern shores of Santa Cruz. Here, you'll embark on a hike with your knowledgeable naturalist guide and observe one of the largest sea lion colonies of the Galapagos archipelago.
In an area of 558 sq. km, San Cristobal holds the title as the fifth-largest Galapagos island, and here you'll explore Cerro Brujo, one of the very first sites visited by Charles Darwin.
A favorite among visitors for its coral sand beach and excellent snorkeling conditions, Cerro Brujo's landscape is also stunning, boasting the remains of volcanic tuff cones.
Learn how the people of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno used to use the lagoon here as a salt mine.
Your five-day cruise ends with a visit to the Interpretation Center on San Cristobal, where you'll recount the natural and human history of the Galapagos with your guide and transfer to San Cristobal airport for your onward journey.
The Treasure of Galapagos packs some of the archipelago's most highly anticipated central-eastern highlights into this five-day itinerary, with daily opportunities to snorkel in the pristine waters, observe endemic wildlife and embark on guided hikes along the rugged trails of these volcanic islands.
A carefully selected route with thoughtfully curated excursions by the Treasure of Galapagos, this itinerary allows you to experience the region's nature in many different ways.