5 days/4 nights San Cristobal

5 days/4 nights San Cristobal

5-day Galapagos Islands tour, allows you to explore the islands. Swim alongside colorful fishes, sea urchins and starfish while snorkeling. You might even spot some sharks! The volcanic islands are also home to the Albatrosses.
5-day Galapagos Islands tour, allows you to explore the islands. Swim alongside colorful fishes, sea urchins and starfish while snorkeling. You might even spot some sharks! The volcanic islands are also home to the Albatrosses. See these amazing reptiles as well as other creatures, including blue-footed boobies, Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas and frigate birds in their natural habitat. There are so many breathtaking sights in this natural paradise. Galapagos awaits, so let’s go island hopping!
Note: Itinerary is subject to change
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Services

Included
  • Daily visits with a Guide certified by the National Park – we use local guides on each island, and you are also assisted by our operation staff on each island (English speaking)
  • Meals mentioned
  • Accommodation in double-room (please specify if twin room or double bed needed)
  • All transportation on the islands (boat, car) (except transportation during the free time)
  • Snorkeling gear including fins and Wetsuit (shorty 2.5mm) when the excursions include water activities (not during free time activities)
Excluded
  • Flight from/to mainland
  • Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $100,-** (to be paid upon arrival at the airport – CASH ONLY – There is no ATM at the airport. Please bring enough cash)
  • INGALA Migration card $20** to be paid in cash in Quito or Guayaquil airport (Consejo de Gobierno counter, easy to spot in the airport. There you will also have to register your personal details before you go to the check-in counter of your airline)
  • All not mentioned services in the program
  • Travel insurance: mandatory for all tourists entering Ecuador
  • tips (guides expect tips, and also the boat crew – for boat excursions not for transfers between islands)
  • Note: Itinerary is subject to change, the tours are shared (max. 12 persons)
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Vegetarian meals or preferences
  • Airport transfer service

San Cristobal Island/ Transfer in + Tijeretas & Carola Beach - Kayac San Cristobal Island/ Transfer in + Tijeretas & Carola Beach - Kayac

You will be picked-up at the airport by your private certified guide and he will take you to the hotel. After your lunch with the guide you will visit the Interpretation Center, where the guide will talk to you about the formation, colonization and actual situation of the islands. Then you will follow the trail to the Frigate bird hill, a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view over the island. You will be able to snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas Bay or Carola beach, where you can see sea lions, various tropical fishes, and turtles. We can also do kayaking to have a better view of the species. Your small hike will finish at Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel and have the rest of the day freetime.
Meals: Lunch
Day 1

San Cristobal / Lobos Island

On a 30 min boat ride from the port you arrive on Lobos Island, as it name implies a home to a large sea lion colony. But that’s not the only thing you’ll find while you’ll hike and snorkel at the island on this half day tour. During the hike, you hopefully spot blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds, while during snorkeling you can often see the marine iguanas eating, as well as rays and turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal. This tour is includes a stop at Playa Ochoa. In the early afternoon you be back at the port and have the rest of the afternoon freetime.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 2

Española Island

Departure by boat to Española island. The boat ride takes 1h30 each way approx. At arrival you will disembark at Punta Suarez where you will begin a hike, looking for Nazca and blue footed boobies.. After the hike you will go back on board for lunch and then reach a snorkel spot where those who want can enjoy a snorkel session and look for tropical fishes, rays..back to San Cristobal port in the end of the afternoon. Please note : Albatrosses are not on the island from late December to beginning of April approx. Still you have a lot of wildlife to see). After the tour you have a bit of free time and then you will meet with the whole group for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

San Cristobal Island/ Kicker Rock

You will visit the famous Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido – sleeping Lion), a volcanic formation amid the ocean. There you will be able to snorkel with sharks, rays, turtles and if you are luck also with hammerhead sharks! After lunch on the boat you will go to a beautiful, pristine beach, where you will have time to relax. At afternoon you will be back at the port. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can watch the sunset on Playa Mann or you can go to Loberia (about $5 each way by taxi). There you can walk the Barranco cliff trail
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Transfer to the airport

Your driver will accompany you until the check-in point where your program ends with your return flight to the mainland.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5