Itinerary


Welcome to Galápagos!

San Cristobal Island (D)


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 hunting.
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.
More time available? Have a look at our Santa Cruz Explore tour which can be easily added on to this trip. If you wish to customise your trip to Galapagos don’t hesitate to contact us.


Bike tour to the highland – San Cristobal island (B, L)


Today you will be taken by truck to El Progreso where you will hop on your bikes for the rest of the day. (17 km of route between stops)
From the historic village El Progreso, we bike to the volcanic crater El Junco, which today is a fresh water lake (659m) above sea level. From here we continue to the organic farm and restaurant Finca Otoy, where we will enjoy our lunch. While waiting for lunch to be prepared, we walk around on the farm, and among other things we can see their bamboo forest as well as picking fruit right from the trees.
After lunch we bike to Galapaguera, the breeding center of the great land tortoises, which are being reproduced with the aim of releasing them into the wild in the future. We end the day on the beautiful sandy beach Puerto Chino.
From Puerto Chino we head back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in a 4×4 taxi. Time for a beer while watching the sunset in town.

Important Info:

* The bike ride is challenging as the roads are both up- and downhill. But we go easy, and you don’t need to be in a special biking form.

* For safety reasons the tour can only be carried out with children older than 13 years.If the children are below the age of 13, transportation on bike can be changed to transport with taxi.

* If the travelers do not want to do the tour on bike, all transportation can be changed to   trans- port with taxi agains extra fee.

Included activity

* Full day biking activity


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.
More time available? Have a look at our Santa Cruz Explore tour which can be easily added on to this trip. If you wish to customise your trip to Galapagos don’t hesitate to contact us.


Surf Classes – San Cristobal Island (B)


Depending on the time of the year and the ocean’s conditions, we will visit the location with the best waves in order to have 1 surfing session throughout the day, classes last about an hour and a half in the water.
Our surf classes are either individual or in groups of maximum 3 persons per instructor, and they consist of both a theoretical and a practical part. The class is adapted to the surfers level, whether this is the first time on a board or you have surfed before.
During the theoretical part we talk about the different types of waves and we explain the precautions to take with the waves, the tide and the swells. We also discuss the surf board and its accessories, a little bit about surf rules in general as well as how to avoid accidents in the water.
During the practical part we practice paddle technique, placement on the board, how to stand up, how to read when and where to catch the wave as well as actually catching and surfing your own waves. Our surf instructors are local surfers with years of experience with the waves here on San Cristóbal. They are all also certified lifeguards.
After this activitiy, you can still doing surfing by yourself or maybe do some activities such as, kajacking, paddle board, or just relaxing on the beach

Activity Includes:

* Wax
* Cordon
* Table according to the size and weight of the person

* ISA-certified Surf Instructor (International Surfing Association) and Aquatic Rescatist certified by the Risk Secretariat and the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador.

Included activity

* Surfing (1;30 min. approximately in the water )
After this excursion you have free time to enjoy some activities (not included) such as:

* Kajacking
* Paddle board
* Relax on the beach

Additional info:

For security reasons the minimum age is 13 years old
The order of activities may vary depending on climate, tides, and swells

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.
More time available? Have a look at our Santa Cruz Explore tour which can be easily added on to this trip. If you wish to customise your trip to Galapagos don’t hesitate to contact us


San Cristobal Island (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 variety 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.
More time available? Have a look at our Santa Cruz Explore tour which can be easily added on to this trip. If you wish to customise your trip to Galapagos don’t hesitate to contact us


Departure Day (B)


This morning you are transferred back to the 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 island
Group SizeMin - 2 persons
Cost:805 USD (per person in twin share)
Accommodation:Tourist
Cost: 1029 USD (per person in twin share)
Accommodation:Tourist Superior
Dates:Daily departures on request
   

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 4 Nights Accommodation.
  • Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide (during activities).
  • 4 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner.
  • 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.