Itinerary


Welcome to Galápagos!

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. After a local lunch your tour starts with the visit of the Interpretation Center 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.
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 activity

* Interpretation Centre Visit
* Frigatebird hill
* Snorkeling in Tijeretas

IMPORTANT NOTES:

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.
This tour starts in San Cristobal Island and finishes in Baltra Island. Please book your flights accordingly.


San Cristobal Island/ Kicker Rock (B, L)


This morning we are ready to explore one of the highlights around San Cristobal Island. Kicker rock islet is considered one of the main attractions in the island. 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.

Included activity

* Kicker Rock excursion

IMPORTANT NOTES:

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.
This tour starts in San Cristobal Island and finishes in Baltra Island. Please book your flights accordingly.


San Cristobal/Española Island (B, L)


Today we have an early start to our second daily tour (2 hour speedboat ride one way) but this time to Española Island. It is located in the extreme southeast of the archipelago and is considered along with Santa Fe one of the oldest island in the archipelago.
Española Island is well known for its nesting sites of the waved Albatross. With a population of 25,000 to 30,000, nearly the entire world population of the adult birds can be found on Española. The breeding season for these magnificent birds last from April to December, which is when they can be seen in the island.
In Española we have a walking and snorkeling excursion to maximise our time. During these activities you have a chance to swim with sea lions which is a memorable experience. In addition watch out for galapagos hawks, Española mockingbirds and lava lizards, Darwin’s finches, marine iguanas, galapagos doves, frigate birds, nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and other tropical birds and not to forget the famous blue footed booby.
Today we enjoy a box lunch onboard.

Included activity

*Excursion to Española Island

IMPORTANT NOTES:

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.
This tour starts in San Cristobal Island and finishes in Baltra Island. Please book your flights accordingly.


Santa Cruz Island (B, L)


It 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.
Later on we drive across the highlands of Santa Cruz in the search for giant tortoises in its natural habitat. We will visit one of the many private farms to get close to these gentle giants which can be observed all year round. Enjoy lunch while observing these gentle giants.
Explore a cavernous underground Lava Tunnel where you can view one of the geological wonders of our volcanic islands.
Head back to Puerto Ayora for some free time.

Included activity

* Highland excursion including lava tunnels

IMPORTANT NOTES:

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.
This tour starts in San Cristobal Island and finishes in Baltra Island. Please book your flights accordingly.


Santa Cruz Island (B, L)


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.

Bartolome:

Bartolome Island has the most spectacular scenery around the archipiélago and stands out for its geological formations. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed of all due to its distinctive pinnacle rock.
Upon arrival you have to climb a wooden staircase to the summit (approximately 40 minutes) to appreciate a spectacular landscape of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones.
During the snorkeling activity you might be lucky to swim with penguins, marine turtles, whitetipped reef sharks and other tropical fish. Hopefully you get a chance to swim along with playful sea lions.

North Seymour:

North Seymour is one of the most popular and visited islands for daytours as well for boat cruises due to its concentrated variety of wildlife. This is one of the best spots to be able to see up close colonies of the famous blue footed boobies, great and magnificant frigatebird, yellow land iguanas and small colony of sea lions.
After your walk you will return to your boat for lunch and then hop into the water for your snorkeling activity.

Santa Fe:

Santa Fe is known for its large colony of sea lions that lounge around on the two beaches. It is also a breeding site for sea lions since the existing bay in the area serves as protection for the young. During your walk you will be able to appreciate the biggest opuntia cacti in the archipelago which provide nutrients for the unique Santa Fe land iguana which inhabits this island.
You will be amazed by the pristine colour of the water which allows you to see the bottom where you might swim alongside eagle rays, sting rays, sea turtles and lots of tropical fish. With a bit of luck enjoy to play with the sea lions during your snorkeling activity.

Plazas:

South Plaza is one of the smallest but at the same time one of the richest islands in the archipelago. The origin of this island is from uplifted marine lava which created a narrow and shallow channel between Plazas and Santa Cruz Island. The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava coast.
The flora and fauna of Plazas will amaze you with land iguanas, sea lions, finches, sally lightfoot crabs, masked and the occasional blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls nest and other tropical birds.
After your walk on shore sail to Punta Carrion. Time for snorkelling in turquoise water to spot variety of fish, rays, sea turtles and perhaps the harmless reef shark. You might have the chance to swim with sea lions here.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

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.

This tour starts in San Cristobal Island and finishes in Baltra Island. Please book your flights accordingly.

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.

DESCRIPTION

Start & finish:San Cristobal to Baltra Island
Cost:1297 USD (per person in twin share)
Accommodation:Tourist
Single supplement:423 USD
Cost: 1499 USD (per person in twin share)
Accommodation:Tourist Superior
Single supplement:671 USD
Dates:Daily departures on request
 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 5 Nights Accommodation.
  • Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide (during activities).
  • 5 breakfast, 4 lunch.
  • All activities described in the tour.
  • Snorkeling Equipment during excursions.
  • Transportation.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

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