Galapagos Emcompassed

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5N / 6D
1,019 USD (PER PERSON IN TWIN SHARE)
Single supplement
$ 349
Accommodation
  • Tourist
Start & finish
San Cristobal to Baltra Island
Daily departures on request
5N / 6D
1,239 USD (PER PERSON IN TWIN SHARE)
Single supplement
$ 639
Accommodation
  • Tourist Superior
Start & finish
San Cristobal to Baltra Island
Daily departures on request

San Cristobal Island

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located in San Cristobal island which is the capital of the province of Galapagos.

Your naturalist guide will pick you up at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel. The first day on the Galapagos starts with the visit of the Interpretation Center a self-guided museum which will bring you closer to the human history of the archipelago. Learn more about the discovery and colonization of Galapagos. We continue with a walk to the Frigatebird hill where we can enjoy spectacular views over the island as well as the very well known Kicker Rock.

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Day 1

San Cristobal Island

Experience your first snorkeling around the shore of the Tijeretas bay where you have chances to swim with sea lions, sea turtles, variety of fishes and with a bit of luck enjoy seeing blue footed boobies fishing.

Enjoy your first night in San Cristobal.

Included activities

    • Interpretation Centre Visit
    • Frigatebird hill
    • Snorkeling in Tijeretas
Day 1
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Day 2

San Cristobal Island (B)

Enjoy a full free day with different options to explore such as:

    • Surfing, surfing lessons
    • Española island daily tour
    • Punta pitt – daily tour
    • El junco lagoon
    • La galapaguera
    • 360 tour
    • Diving
    • Biking
    • Kayaking

* If you have any last minute tour requests, we can help you organize activities during your free time. Just let us know when youre here!

Day 2
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Day 3

San Cristobal/Kicker rock, Islas Lobos (B, L)

This morning you will have the opportunity to visit one of these beautiful places below describes based on availivility.

Kicker rock islet.

Located on the west side of the island, a 45 minutes by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno which makes it a great day excursion.

It consists of two stunning vertical walls/rock formation of 500 ft. surrounded by abundant sea life (specially sharks that includes the hammerhead) and a varitety of fishes. While snorkeling around the walls you have great sightings of marine life, including, sea turtles and sea lions.

During the excursion you also have time to explore one of the many beautiful beaches close to Kicker Rock where you will have time for relaxing on the beach or do some extra snorkeling.

Today we enjoy a box lunch onboard.

We arrive back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno early afternoon. Enjoy some free time in town.

Islas lobos.

Is an small islet a 30 minutes by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, surround by wildlife such as frigate birds, blue foodted boobies, sea lions colonies, marine iguanas and some sea birds. The tour involve a walk for aproximtaley 1 hour follow by snorkel around the área and you can also enjoy some relax time in a nearby beach. Enjoy lunch onboad.

We arrive back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno early afternoon. Enjoy some free time in town.

Included activity

    • Excursion Kicker rock, Islas lobos based on availivility
Day 3
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Day 4

Santa Cruz Island (B)

It is time to continue to the next island Santa Cruz by public speedboat (2 hours, unaccompanied) the most inhabited island of the archipelago.

Speedboat rides can be bumpy therefore prepare yourself with seasickness medication. We will great you upon arrival at the pier and transfer you to your hotel.

Enjoy a full free day with different options to explore on Santa Cruz such as:

    • Charles Darwin Station
    • Tortuga Bay beach
    • Playa de los Alemanes

The highlands of santa cruz (Giant tortoises in the natural hábitat & lava tunels)

    • Las Grietas
    • Biking
    • Kayaking
    • Shopping

* If you have any last minute tour requests, we can help you organize activities during your free time. Just let us know when youre here!

Day 4
Day 5

Santa Cruz Island (B, L, D)

Today you will visit one of the islands of the below list. Depending on your departure and availability the visits of the islands will vary. Each island is unique in itself and has different highlights to offer. This is an amazing chance to reach out to inhabited islands in the archipelago. Your tour will include lunch onboard, a walking and a snorkeling activity to maximize your experience.

NORTH SEYMOUR

AM: North Seymour Island was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, reason why its low, flat profile. Swallow-tailed gulls sit perched in ledges of the cliffs only a few meters high form the shoreline. A forest of Palo Santo trees stand just above the landing site, usually without leaves, waiting for the rain to bring them into bloom. Amongst the emblematic fauna of the island you will be able to see sea lions, land iguanas and blue footed boobies. The trail turns inland where you will find active and dynamic colonies of both species of “magnificent” and “great” frigate birds. - Dry landing

PM: Las Bachas, a beautiful coralline beach located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, is the perfect place for practicing snorkeling, swimming or to simply enjoy the white soft sand. Several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. - Wet Landing

SOUTH PLAZAS

AM: You will have the possibility of snorkeling in the calm waters of Punta Carrión where you will be able to observe a variety of tropical fish and possibly white tip reef sharks that peacefully rest on the sandy bottom. - Snorkeling

PM: Located a few hundred meters away from the Eastern cost of Santa Cruz Island, South Plazas and North Plazas islands were formed from uplifted seabed, giving it a tilted tabletop quality. You will disembark on South Plazas where you will be greeted by a colony of sea lions. Further up the shore a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus. Yellow-gray land iguanas sit beneath, waiting patiently for pears to drop. The trail takes you gradually towards the southern cliff of the island where you will be able to observe nesting swallow-tailed gulls and several sea birds such as tropic birds, Nazca and blue footed boobies fly by. - Dry landing

SANTA FE

AM: Santa Fé offers a beautiful bay where the yacht anchors and where the visit of the island begins. You will disembark on a small sandy beach where you will be able to see a colony of sea lions and the possibility of seeing the Galapagos hawk. Following the trail, the endemic species of land iguanas from the island of Santa Fé wait beneath the large opuntia cactus to eat its fallen pads or flowers. After the visit on land you will be taken to enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters of the anchoring site of Santa Fé. You will be able to see a variety of tropical fish and a possibility of seeing sea lions underwater. - Wet landing / snorkeling

BARTOLOME / SULLIVAN BAY

AM: Bartolome offers one of the most emblematic sceneries of the Galapagos Islands. A 600 – meter pathway complete with stairs and a boardwalk will take you to the highest point of the island where you will be able to learn first hand about the volcanic origins of the Galapagos Islands. After the walk a dingy ride along the coastline will give you the opportunity to see the Galapagos penguin. This curious bird nest amongst the fissured lava flows and ventures into the crystal clear waters of Bartolome to fish.

PM: After a short ride on board the yacht, you will disembark en Sullivan Bay on the north eastern side of James Islands. The huge eruption that happened in this place in the late 1800s is clear evidence of the volcanic past of the islands. You will be able to do snorkeling in the peaceful waters of Sullivan Bay. - Dry landing / Wet landing

Day 5
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Day 6

Departure day (B)

This morning you are transferred back to Baltra airport where you catch your plane back to Ecuador mainland (flight is not included). Please advise 15 days prior to the tour your arrival and departure flight details.

Day 6

Check our multiple hotel locations available pending availability.

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Touristic Superior or similar / San Cristobal Island

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For your information this trip is not a group tour. You will be guided during activities by various naturalist guides from the Galapagos National Park. During the activities you will meet other passengers from other tour companies which makes a great chance to meet other travelers. Transiting in the speedboats from island to island you will be on your own but your well looked after as we take the hassle out of all the logistics. Tour Operations in Galápagos, are subject to space availability and itineraries may change, due to weather conditions, operational and logistical matters, so the number of excursions and visits are limited, so not specific excursion can be guaranteed.

INCLUSIONS

  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • Naturalist Guide (during activities)
  • 5 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 Dinner
  • All activities described in the tour
  • Snorkeling Equipment during excursions
  • Transportation
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

EXCLUSIONS

  • Flights between Quito, Guayaquil and the Galapagos.
  • 100 USD park entry fee - cash only.
  • 20 USD fee - cash only
  • 15 USD meals not described in the tour, per person, per day.
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses
  • Optional activities