Tour package The best of San Cristobal | 07 Days/06 Nights

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Live the best experience with us and learn more about the fauna and flora of the Galapagos Islands, the cradle of evolution!

Itinerary A: 07 Days/06 Nights Noches

 

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FIRST DAY

 

  • WELCOME
  • INTERPRETATION CENTER
  • CERRO TIJERETAS
  • PUNTA CAROLA

SECOND DAY

 

    • DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

THIRD DAY

 

  • EL JUNCO LAGOON
  • GALAPAGUERA

FOURTH DAY

 

    • BAHIA ROSA BLANCA
    • PUNTA PITT
    • BAHIA SARDINA
    • CERRO BRUJO

FIFTH DAY

 

    • FRESHWATER WATERFALLS

SIXTH DAY

 

    • DARWIN BAY (BIOLUMINESCENCE/SNORKELING)

SEVENTH DAY

 

    • THE LOBERIA
    • LAS NEGRITAS
Day 1: Arrival in San Cristóbal

Arrival  in San Cristóbal Island, assistance and welcome at the airport by our representative. Transfer by private car to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.

Lunch at the restaurant.

In the afternoon 2:30 pm, you will have a guided tour of the Interpretation Center, Tijeretas, and Punta Carola.

The tour includes: a naturalist guide, snorkeling equipment, transportation.

What you will probably see: sea turtles, sea lions, rays, starfish, different types of fish, frigate, pelican, finches, different types of endemic plants, etc.

Itinerary: you get  picked up at the hotel, we will board our vehicle to go to our first point of visit.

The interpretation center, in this incredible place we will know all the detailed information on how the islands were formed, their marine currents, the history of how they came to be colonized, and their progress to the present day.

Then we will go to the cerro de las tijeretas, here we will be able to appreciate a beautiful panorama of the city and we will also see the fantastic  Bay of Darwin, the guide will talk a about the site and the animals which  can be observed around it, such as frigates. , pelicans, blue-footed boobies, finches, cucuve, etc. and you  will have enough time to take pictures.

Continuing with our tour and , we go down to Darwin Bay, a charming place where you can do a snorkeling activity to appreciate the aquatic creatures found in this paradise. Here you can see octopuses, sea turtles, sea lions, starfish, lobster, urchins, rays, prickly pear, bat fish, etc.

Then we will head to Punta Carola Beach, here you will have another pleasure  to snorkel if you wish or relax on the beach at all times your guide will giving you an explanation of the place.

Finally we will go to Playa Mann Beach, where we will have time to relax and do another snorkeling activity, in this place we will wait for our transportation to return to the hotel.

This tour ends at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Snack in the restaurant at 7:30 p.m.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Discover Scuba Diving

Breakfast at the hotel 7h30.

On this day you will have a diving excursion.

The tour includes: Diving instructor, all diving equipment, transportation.

Program designed  for people who have never dived,no  Open Water license is necessary.

What you’ll probably see: reef sharks, sea turtles,   rayace,  dolphins, sea lions, starfish, sea urchins,  octopus, batfish,  assorted fish species,blue-footed piqueros, pelicans, and frigatebirds.

Itinerary: You get picked up at the hotel, to go to the agency, where we will prepare everyone with the diving equipment, which includes a long wetsuit, boots, fins, regulator, BCD vest, mask, snorkel , weights, and scuba tank.

At 8:30 am, we will go to the Aquarium I Pier and are embarking the boat and then set the sails.

We will sail to the dive site called, Bahía Naufragio. Where we will make our first dive of the day, the diving instructor will give you  the briefing and later we will jump into the sea where you  will make your stunning  first descent. A line will be used for all to get off little by little, making equalizations to avoid discomfort in the ears.a

Later we will continue descending to a depth of 8 meters, where we can find some caverns. This dive lasts approximately 45 minutes, depending on the passenger’s air supply. The maximum depth will be 12 meters. At the dive site you can see reef sharks, rays, turtles, barracudas, sea urchin batfish, different types of starfish, octopus, moray eel, etc. After having finished the dive, the you will return to the boat where you can  rest, to later return to the port approx 12.30 pm.

Lunch at the restaurant at 1:00 p.m.

In the afternoon passengers will be free to perform any activity.

Snack in the restaurant at 19h30

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Highlands San Cristobal

Breakfast at the hotel at 7h30.

In the morning 8h30, you will take a guided tour to the upper part of the island.

The tour includes: a naturalist guide, snacks, transportation

What you will probably see: giant land tortoises, frigatebirds, petrels, pelican, finches, different types of endemic plants, etc.

Itinerary: You get picked up at the hotel, to go to the agency, where you will meet your  naturalist guide, we will prepare all the equipment and personal things to later make the tour.

We will board our car to our first point of visit.

We will make our first stop at Laguna el Junco,in this dormant volcano,you  will have a guided hike to the top of the volcano, where we will appreciate a lagoon formed by the constant rains in the upper part of the island. At this point you will have a panoramic view of the island as it has a height of 650 meters above sea level. Here you can observe different birds flying over the place such as finches, frigates, petrels, etc.

Then we will continue with our second point of visit which is La Galapaguera,a natural laboratory that belongs to the National Park. In this breeding center we will have a guided walk around the place, where you can appreciate the imposing species of turtle Geochelone Chatamensis. In this place you can observe how turtles are bred and protected from invasive species.

The third point is Puerto Chinobeach, a beautiful white sandy beach on the east side of the island, where we will hike and you can relax and have a moment of recreation. You will be able to observe the particular hill of the beach where coincidentally  flying over blue-footed boobies. You can also snorkel where you can observe sea warblers, rays, sea lions, a variety of fish species, etc.

The tour concludes at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Lunch in the restaurant 13h00.

In the afternoon passengers will have free time to perform any other activity.

Snack in the restaurant at 19h30.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Boat trip with snorkel activity around the island (360)

Breakfast at the hotel at 6:45 a.m.

On this day, you will have an excursion to the best places on San Cristóbal Island, the famous León Dormido, Cerro Brujo, Bahía Sardina, Punta Pitt, and Bahía Rosa Blanca. To see the greatest biodiversity of marine life.

The tour includes: a naturalist guide, all snorkeling equipment, transportation, lunch box and snacks.

What  you will probably see : Galapagos Sharks, Black and White Tip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Reef Sharks, Sea Turtles, Manta rays, Sunfish, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Starfish, Sea Urchins, Assorted Fish Species, red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, pelicans, finches, and frigates.

Itinerary you get picked up at the hotel, to go to the agency, where we will prepare everyone with snorkeling equipment, which includes a short wetsuit, fins, a mask and snorkel.

At 7:30 am, we will go to the Aquarium I Pier and set the sail, and where you will meet your naturalist guide and embark the boat.

Navigation and disembarkation in Rosa Blanca, you will be able to snorkel in the Rosa Blanca lagoon where it is possible to observe turtles, rays, sea lions, reef sharks and different species of fish. Also in this same place they will have a relaxing moment on a beach.

Navigation through the Punta Pitt islet, the only place on the island where you can observe the red-footed booby, and other types of endemic birds. Depending on the ocean conditions we do sport fishing in this place  who wish can snorkel and observe sea lions, rays, sea turtles and other different species.

Navigation to Bahia Sardina where you will get your lunch on the boat. Later on we will disembark and walking  this stunning white sandy beach. If you like you can do another snorkeling and watch sea lions, turtles  and a lot of different species or you just relax.

Navigation to Cerro Brujo, in this place you will see the cathedral, a naturally formed arch: an impressive geological structure, at this point you can take pictures, it is also possible to observe endemic birds around the place.

Navigation to the León Dormido Islet, once in this place, the naturalist guide will give you the briefing, and you  will prepare for a snorkeling session. Here you can observe the Galapagos shark, white and black tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, turtles, stingrays, sunfish, dolphins, sea lions, starfish, sea urchins, and different types of fish, etc. In the same way, you will enjoy the landscape of the majestic León Dormido islet that is located on the west side of San Cristóbal island. Around the rock we can observe impressive birds such as tropical birds, frigates, blue-footed and Nazca boobies, glued-footed petrels, and lava gulls.

The return time is approximately 4:30 p.m. depending on ocean conditions.

* This itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and its naturalist guide. For example, you can visit Leon Dormido first and Bahía Rosa Blanca last, in certain cases, depending on ocean conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.

 

Snack in the restaurant at 19h30.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Freshwater Waterfalls

Tour.Breakfast at the hotel at 7h30.

On this day you will have a guided tour of the waterfalls.

The tour includes: a naturalist guide, transportation, .lunch box

What you will probably see: Galapagos mockingbird, finches, owls, different plants endemic to the island, etc.

Itinerary: You get picked up at the hotel at  8:15a.m., to go to the agency,where you will meet the naturalist guide, and we will prepare all the equipment.

At 8:30 a.m., we will drive with our car  to our point of visit.

Once on site, the guide will give you a briefing of the site and safety protocols. You will have a guided hike for about 40 minutes along a trail, to reach the waterfalls. You will have time to take pictures of this amazing site. Here we will relax to observe these amazing landscapes, the fauna and flora of the place.

Then we walk for a short time to observe the nature of this site, until we reach the viewpoint, you can take pictures of the site and see unique species of the islands, and finally  we will end up in the waterfallse where you can swim, recreate, and appreciate the nature of the place.

We will have our lunch at the biological reserve of Jatun Sacha.

The return to the port is at approximately 14h00  in the afternoon.

* This itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and its naturalist guide. In certain cases, depending on weather conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.

In the afternoon you are free to rest or perform any other activity.

Snack in the restaurant at 19h30.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Night Snorkel Tour

Breakfast at the hotel at 7h30.

In the morning and in the early afternoon you  will be free to perform any other activity you are preferring.

You will have  lunch in the restaurant at 12h30.

At night you will perform a night snorkeling activity.

The tour includes: all snorkeling equipment, flashlight, transportation and refreshments.

What you’ll probably see: reef sharks, sea turtles, rays, sea lions, starfish, sea urchins, lobsters, assorted fish species, and plankton.

Itinerary: you get picked up at the hotel at 6:30 p.m., to go to the agency,where we will prepare everyone with snorkeling equipment, which includes a short wetsuit, fins, a mask and snorkel.

At 19h00,we will go to Muelle Acuario I and Zarpe, where you will embark the boat.

We will head along the coast to the northwest of the island. Until we reach our point of visit, where we will make our snorkeling adventure in Bay, here you will receive a briefing and safety standards. you will also receive a diving torch. You  will have enough time to prepare everything, to later jump into the sea.

We will snorkel around the entire bay, appreciating the species that we can see around the site.  Please always follow the orders of  the staff who will be in charge of that night’s session. While snorkeling at night we can observe different types of fish, lobsters, prawns, reef sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, starfish, sea urchins, and the best of all that you will be able to observe in this excursion plankton, a  set of organisms, mainly microscopic, that float in salt or fresh waters,  more abundant up to 200 meters deep, approximately.

There will be a time where we will turn off the flashlights to be able to observe the plankton, since it can only be seen when you are in absolute darkness. You will notice that, when you wave your hands, everything around you will shine by the glowing light of these small microorganisms. You will also be fascinated to see how the sea lions as they pass near you shine by the movement exerted and activated by the lights of the plankton that gives rise to observing a shooting star in the sea.

We will be snorkeling for about two hours, to later return to the boat and enjoy a hot drink and a small snack. We will return until you arriveat the port approximately 21h00, depending on the ocean conditions.

* This itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and its naturalist guide. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.

You will have dinner in the restaurant at 21h30.

Day 7: La Loberia and Cerro de las Negritas / Departure

Breakfast at the hotel 7h30.

In the morning 8h30, you will take a guided tour to the lobería beach

The tour includes: a naturalist guide, snorkeling equipment, transportation.

What you will probably see: sea turtles, sea lions, rays, goldfish, frigate, petrels, pelican, finches, different types of endemic plants, etc.

Itinerary: You get picked up  at the hotel, to go to the agency,where you will meet yournaturalist guide, and we will prepare everyone with the snorkeling equipment, which includes pair of fins, mask and snorkel.

We are heading to La Lobería beach in a car, once arrived we will walk for about 15 minutes until we reach the beach. In this place the guide will give you the briefing of the site to later perform the snorkeling activity, where you can observe countless unique species of the island, you can also recreate on the beach and relax. Then we go to the ravine of the hill of Las Negritas to observe the nesting and resting areas of the different endemic birds of the island.

Once the activity is over, we will return to the Hotel to collect your luggage and go to the airport.

* In light of the pandemic, we will implement strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment will be completely disinfected between uses, the agency and the boats will be cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer will be available at all times. Always maintaining appropriate distancing for your safety.

We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.

REFERRED HOTELS

  • Hotel Emanuel
  • Hotel León Dormido

REFERRED RESTAURANTS

  • Mockingbird
  • Rosita’s Restaurant

INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in selected hotels and rooms.
  • All meals (breakfast-lunch and dinner) *Menu of the day.
  • Land and sea transportation in Galapagos.
  • Bilingual naturalist guide, on each island visited or activity.
  • Scheduled Visits.
  • Snorkel equipment (Visor, fins, snorkel tube).
  • All diving equipment.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Air Ticket from/to Galapagos.
  • Entrance to the Galapagos National
  • Immigration Control Card.
  • Water taxi between docks and
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

NOTE: “The itinerary is always subject to change without notice, due to seasonal changes, weather conditions, last-minute adjustments to Galapagos National Park visitation policies, and last-minute operational circumstances.”

THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, YOUR NEW EXPERIENCE AND ADVENTURAS HAS JUST BEGUN!

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Accommodation in selected hotels and rooms

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All meals (breakfast-lunch and dinner)

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Land and sea transportation in Galapagos

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Bilingual naturalist guide, on each island visited or activity

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