Darwin Bay Tour Package A | 03 Days / 02 Nights

San Cristobal

3 days

Duration

Low

Difficulty

5 years

Age

Tour details

We invite you to explore white sandy beaches, volcanic landscapes, and unique wildlife on an unforgettable journey. Our package offers authentic experiences and quality services to ensure you make the most of this paradise.

Day 1 – Arrival in San Cristóbal

From the arrival at the airport to exploring iconic sites like the Interpretation Center, Tijeretas, and Punta Carola, every moment is meticulously designed to immerse you in the historical and natural richness of this paradise. Delight in delicious lunches and dive into the crystal-clear waters of Darwin Bay and Punta Carola for thrilling snorkeling sessions.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Sea Turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Moonfish
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various species of fish

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigates
  • Finches
  • Booby Bird
  • Seagulls
  • Tropical Bird

Itinerary:

Reception and Transfer to the Hotel:

Upon arriving at San Cristóbal Island, our representative will give you a warm welcome at the airport. Subsequently, you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy your accommodation.

Lunch at the Restaurant

After settling in, we invite you to enjoy a delicious lunch at our restaurant, where you can savor the delightful local cuisine.

Tour of Iconic Points of Interest
In the afternoon, at 2:30 PM, we will guide you on an exciting tour of three iconic points: the Interpretation Center, Tijeretas, and Punta Carola. Our naturalist guide will provide unique information about the flora and fauna of the Galápagos.

Interpretation Center: We will start at the Interpretation Center, a landmark site that reveals the history of the Galápagos Islands and San Cristóbal. Through images and maps, visitors will immerse themselves in the past of these lands.

Tijeretas and Viewpoint: Next, a approximately 20-minute walk along a natural trail will take you to the Tijeretas viewpoint. From here, you will enjoy the presence of birds such as frigates, blue-footed boobies, and seagulls.

Darwin Bay and Snorkeling (45 minutes): The journey will continue to the iconic Darwin Bay, offering the opportunity to dive into crystal-clear waters during an exciting snorkeling activity. Sea turtles, playful sea lions, reef sharks, and rays will be present in this underwater experience.

Punta Carola and Second Snorkel (45 minutes): Following that, the itinerary will lead you to Punta Carola, a beach of singular beauty. Here, you will have the chance to engage in another snorkeling session, encountering curious sea lions, marine iguanas, and dazzling fish.

Playa Mann and Return to the Hotel: Finally, we will head to Playa Mann, where you will have time to relax and enjoy another thrilling snorkeling session. Here, we will await the arrival of our transportation to take us back to the hotel.

Day 2 – Bike Tour

The adventure continues with an exciting bike descent through the northwest, exploring endemic species and unique landscapes. We will visit the Galapaguera, home to land tortoises, and then head to the relaxing Puerto Chino Beach.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

Birds:

  • Galápagos Mockingbird
  • Finches
  • Owls
  • Various endemic island plants

Land:

  • Cattle
  • Horses

Itinerary:

Breakfast and Start of the Tour

Passengers will enjoy their breakfast at the hotel at 7:30 a.m. Subsequently, at 8:30 a.m., the tour will commence, and they will meet their Naturalist Guide.

Exploration in the Highlands of the Island

We will head in our transportation to the highlands of the island, starting the descent from the highest point, El Junco. This dormant volcano houses a lagoon in its crater, providing a panoramic view of the island. Here, passengers will have time for photographs and to observe endemic birds.

Bike Descent through the Northwest

From El Junco, passengers will take their bikes to descend on the northwest side of the island, accompanied by their naturalist guide. They will be able to observe various species of endemic plants, finches, Galápagos Mockingbirds, owls, the petrel, herons, among others.

Lunch and Rest

After the thrilling journey, we will ride back to a nearby restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch and take a break.

Bike Descent to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

We will take the car again to El Junco, where we will start the bike descent until reaching the city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. We will use a different road to provide passengers with the thrill of the bike journey.

Back to the port

The day concludes around 3:30 p.m. with our return to the port.

Day 3 – Lobería and Las Negritas Tour

Throughout this day, you will enjoy the company of a naturalist guide who will lead you through stunning landscapes and provide the opportunity to connect with the rich natural diversity of the island. From picturesque panoramas to fascinating underwater experiences, this itinerary encapsulates the magic of Galápagos at every step. Get ready for an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories and a profound connection to the unique beauty of San Cristóbal. Welcome to an unforgettable day in Galápagos!

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Sea Turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Moonfish
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various species of fish

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigates
  • Finches
  • Booby Bird
  • Seagulls
  • Tropical Bird

Itinerary:

Introduction and Start of the Tour

All passengers must gather at the agency at 8:00 a.m. where they will meet their naturalist guide, marking the beginning of their exciting day.

Destination 1: "La Lobería"

The transportation will take you to the first destination, “La Lobería.” A 45-minute guided walk along a natural trail will allow you to explore the picturesque coast of San Cristóbal Island. During this journey, you will have the opportunity to spot marine birds such as blue-footed boobies, frigates, seagulls, and pelicans.

Destination 2: "Mirador de las Negritas"

The next stop is the “Mirador de las Negritas,” a prominent panoramic viewpoint. Here, the naturalist guide will provide a detailed explanation of the flora and fauna of this environment, enhancing the experience. Afterward, we will return to “La Lobería.”

Snorkeling Activity at "La Lobería"

Back at “La Lobería,” passengers will enjoy a snorkeling activity for approximately 45 minutes. This underwater experience will allow them to closely observe sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and a variety of fish, including pufferfish and reef species.

Return to the Agency

The itinerary will conclude with the return to the agency around 1:00 p.m., marking the end of this unforgettable day.

The package includes:

Lunch

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Life jacket

Naturalist and Diving Instructor

Water

Snorkel and diving equipment

The package does not include:

Airfare to/from Galápagos

Entrance to the Galápagos National Park

Migratory Control Card

Water taxi between piers and boats

Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages

Tips

Gallery:

Equipment:

Fins

mascara snorkel

Snorkel mask

IMPORTANT: All passengers must arrive at the agency one day before the tour for equipment testing, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Aditional Information:

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Referred hotels: Hotel Emanuel, Hotel León Dormido.
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Referred restaurants: Mockingbird, Rosita’s Restaurant.
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Lunch will be at the restaurant at 1:00 PM.

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At the end of the tour, in the afternoon, passengers will have free time to engage in any other activity.

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Snack at the restaurant at 7:30 PM.

Recommendations:

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Bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, and personal items for your trip.

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If you have your own snorkeling or diving equipment, you can bring it either a day before and leave it at the agency or on the same day of the tour.

Conditions:

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This itinerary is subject to changes at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and your Naturalist guide, in certain cases, depending on ocean conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.
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In light of the pandemic, we have implemented strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$479

Tour price

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

Itinerary A: 03 Days / 02 Nights

 

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