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Crucero Camila

Camila Cruise - Galapagos

Arrival/Departure

 

When arriving to the Galapagos airport, you must first pass through the Galapagos National Park entrance and then onto baggage claim.  Continuing through the airport with your baggage you will scan your belongings once more and then finally pass through.  

Crucero Camila – Galapagos

Just outside the doors will be your Haugan Cruises Guide waiting with a sign to greet you.  Once all those who will be boarding are together, the guide will escort everyone to the vessel to be welcomed by the crew and Cruise Manager.

 

At the end of your cruise, your guide will transfer you and the rest of the group to the airport specified in the itinerary with assistance at the check-in area.  

 

Special Note: The following itinerary includes all necessary details on each day’s activities.  If you have further questions please contact your Account Manager or Travel Agent.  

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Tuesday - Day 1

AM: Arrival to Baltra Airport with transfer to M/T Camila

Welcome to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/T Camila.  The guide and crew will greet you and show you to your accommodations upon your arrival.  Afterwards, the guide and cruise manager will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols, different areas of the vessel and the normal routine of the itinerary.

This island is well known for its incredible remnants of volcano cones and distinct terrain such as Pinnacle Rock.  A hike will lead you up to the top of a lookout point to see all of Sullivan Bay.  You might be able to see lava lizards and various sea birds flying above.

 

Activities: Walk on the boardwalk, hike, snorkeling.

Difficulty:  Easy

Landing: Dry and Wet are both possibilities

Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, lava lizards, frigate birds.

Itineraries

Day 2

Wednesday

Wednesday - Day 2 AM: Rabida Island This visitor site is quite different from others as it has a very distinct and red fine gravel beach due to the iron content. Snorkeling can be done here with spectacular sights of tropical fish. Visitors like to walk along the beach taking in the sights and also visiting the black lagoon with pink flamingos. Activities: Walking on the beach, swimming and snorkeling. Difficulty: Easy Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, pelican, manta rays, sea turtles, pink flamingos, lava lizards, Galapagos doves, blue-footed boobies. This visitor site is also known as James Bay, it is home to Galapagos hawks, lava lizards and the trails lead to a coastline with gorgeous tide pools full of fauna. Fur seals, different from the common sea lions can also be seen here. Activities: Walking on the beach, swimming and snorkeling. Difficulty: Easy Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, pelican, stingrays, sea turtles, fur seals, marine iguanas, lava lizards, Galapagos doves, blue-footed boobies.

Day 3

Thursday

Thursday - Day 3 AM: Genovesa - Darwin Bay A white sand coral beach leads the way to a hiking trail through mangroves filled with many different species of land birds and other famous species like blue-footed and red-footed boobies and swallow tailed gulls. Towards the end of the hike are tidal pools where you can find sea lions swimming playfully and finally a spectacular view off a cliff. Activities: Hike and/or snorkeling Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Landing: Wet landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds, red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, lava lizards. El Barranco is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. It is an extraordinary site on the flatter area of the island in Darwin’s Bay. Be prepared to make your way up a rocky crevasse, then enjoy the easy trail to spectacular views. This is one of the few visitor sites where all three boobie species can be seen, as well as the short-eared owl. Activities: Hike Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult Landing: Dry landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, all three boobie species, short-eared owls, marine iguanas, Galapagos doves, storm petrels, finches, frigatebirds.

Day 4

Friday

Friday - Day 4 AM: Mosquera Islet Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour lays a reef made of coral. This was the result of volcanic uprising making the islet only 160 meters across at its narrowest width. It has one of the largest populations of sea lions and is home to many shorebirds. On occasion, orcas can be seen hunting off the shoreline. Activities: Panga ride Difficulty: Easy Landing: No landing Possible Wildlife: Sea lions, various shorebirds and seabirds, frigatebirds, orcas. The highlands are located in the northern part of Santa Cruz and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters. This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes and wildlife. A great contrast to the molten lava harden beaches and rocky areas of other islands already seen. It is home to giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches and many other species. Activities: Hike Difficulty: Moderate Landing: Dry landing Possible Wildlife: Galapagos tortoises, finches, mockingbirds, lava lizards, pintail ducks, other shorebirds.

Day 5

Saturday

Saturday - Day 5 AM: North Seymour Explore the rocky coast of North Seymour passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava expelled from the ocean floor, carrying with it layers of sediment uplifted by the tectonic activity. The island is mostly characterized by the arid vegetation. Activities: Hike, snorkel, panga ride Difficulty: Moderate Landing: Dry landing Possible Wildlife: Marine iguanas, frigatebirds, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, finches, land iguanas. Transfer to Airport After this final visit you will be transferred to the airport and your cruise will come to an end and you will be transferred to Baltra Airport. Important Info: Itineraries are subject to change due to many different elements such as weather, park authorities and regulations, airline operations out of Haugan Cruises control, guide experience and safety concerns.
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  • All shore excursions
  • All meals throughout cruise
  • Regullar soft drinks and juices
  • Champagne reception
  • Welcome curtesy
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Board
  • Snorkeling grear and wetsuits
  • Galapagos National Park certified Guide
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  • Roundtrip
  • Airfare to Galapagos
  • Galapagos Nacional Park Entrance Fee $100
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card $20
  • Tips for crew / guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Plastic Bottled beverages
  • Personal Expenses