ISLAND HOPPING GALAPAGOS SANTA CRUZ + SAN CRISTOBAL 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Day 1: SAN CRISTOBAL

Arrival at San Cristóbal airport. Reception and transfer to the selected hotel to leave baggage. Upon arrival, we will visit the Interpretation Center to learn about the history and origin of the Galapagos Islands. We will go to Cerro Tijeretas, natural viewpoint with a panoramic view of the island, called like that because of the frigates of the place that have a tail ending in  form of a pair of scissors. The Cerro Tijeretas is considered one of the most important points to visit in the island.  It was one of the first places where the English biologist, Charles Robert Darwin landed. This is why there is a statue in his honor. We will continue the path to Punta Carola to observe the wonderful fauna and flora of the island. We will finish the day with a snorkeling activity at Playa Mann. Transfer to the selected hotel in San Cristóbal Island

 

Day 2: TOUR KICKER ROCK (LEON DORMIDO)

After breakfast at the selected hotel, we will board a small boat for “Kicker Rock”. The rocks are also known as “Sleeping Lion”, due to its resting “lion’’ shape. Starting from the main pier of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the boat will take us to the “Sleeping Lion” where we will be able to  snorkel. We may observe a variety of species such as rays, Galapagos sharks, pelicans, reefs, sea turtles and much more. Then we will visit one of the beaches nearby (Manglecito, Puerto Grande or Cerro Brujo) to rest and enjoy a beautiful day. At the end of the tour, we will return to the pier to go to the hotel. Free afternoon. (B) and (L)

Day 3: SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

After breakfast, we’ll cross to Santa Cruz Island by speed boat (2 hours ride). Arrive to Puerto Ayora. We will stop at the highlands of Santa Cruz to visit a giant tortoise’s private reserve. Here it is possible to observe them in their natural habitat. After Lunch we will visit the famous Charles Darwin Station that has an interpretation center of natural history of Galapagos. The Charles Darwin station is an international non-profit research organization that aims to protect the Galapagos Islands. This is why this place is a mandatory stop to learn the history and origin of the Galapagos Islands. Transfer to Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge. (B) and (L)

Day 4: BAY TOUR

This day after breakfast at Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge we´ll take the speed boat for a visit to Santa Cruz Island´s bay. The tour takes around 3 hours and a half.  Starting from the main pier of Puerto Ayora, the boat will take us to “Lobería,” so named for the sea lions colony that are there, It is possible to snorkel near this place where you may see the diversity of colorful fish.  We´ll also visit Punta Estrada, Sharks´ Channel, Playa de los Perros, and Grietas. During this visits we may find species like Tintoreras sharks, sea turtles, marine iguanas, crabs, pelicans, and some other marine birds. At the end of the excursion we´ll returns to the pier. We will have the rest of the afternoon free. (B) Overnight at Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge. 

Day 5: SAILING DAILY TOUR

Breakfast at Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge. Transfer to the pier to take the speed boat for a shared daily tour to North Seymour, Plazas Island, Santa Fe Island or Bartolome Island (according availability).  

In the afternoon transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge. (B) and (L)       

(Look at the end of the document for description)   *All the navigations are based on shared services.

Day 6: TRANSFER OUT

Breakfast at Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge and Transfer out to Baltra’s airport. Flight black to mainland for connections or visit Ecuador. (B)

End of services.

B: breakfast                             L: lunch                           

 

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Private transfers at airport/hotel/airport in Galapagos with bilingual assistance.
  • Accommodation in Santa Cruz and San Cristobal Island at Selected hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meals according itinerary
  • Visits and excursions according itinerary
  • Marine transportation between islands: San Cristobal – Santa Cruz. (speed boat, shared service)
  • Professional Bilingual guide during visits in Galapagos
  • Lodging based on a standard – double room.


SERVICE NOT INCLUDED IN ECUADOR

  • Ticket to/from Galapagos
  • Galapagos entrance fee $100,00 USD
  • Galapagos control transit card $20,00 USD
  • Tips, phones, internet services
  • Laundry Service.
  • Drinks, Bottled Water, Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Daily dinner and other meals not specified.
  • Optional Tours
  • Consumptions or personal charges.
  • Optional flight ( San Cristobal – Baltra)

Notes: *All navigations are based on shared service on boats with capacity for 16 passengers.

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$1,317.00 / Per Person