OVERVIEW

San Cristóbal is the Archipelago’s fifth largest island and was mainly an agricultural place. Nevertheless nature and wildlife lovers get their money’s worth due to the endemic elephant turtle (Gian Galapagos Turtle) and several white sandy beaches.

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TOUR FACTORS

Difficulty 55%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%
Family friendly 90%

ITINERARY:

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At the airport on San Cristobal you meet your guide, who will take you to the hotel in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In the afternoon you are free to relax on the beach, walk around or take a rest in your room.

Hotel: Tourist Superior in double room accommodation

Meals included: –

Today, you will navigate around the island of San Cristobal. First you take the boat from the dock to the small and beautiful Rosa Blanca Bay, which is located north east of the island of San Cristobal. This place is characterized by many small beaches with crystal clear water. Several species of sharks, stingrays and sea turtles can be found here.

Next we will set off for Pitt Point, where you have the opportunity to fish. You will have lunch and continue your trip to Sardina Bay, which is known for an abundance of squid, lobster and shrimps. Afterwards you will navigate to the famous Kicker Rock. Admire the formation of this rock island with its impressive cliffs. Try to make deep sea snorkeling in the narrow channel and watch for hammerhead sharks, stingrays, sea lions, sea turtles and a variety of fish. At 16:30 you will be back at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Hotel: Tourist Superior in double room accommodation

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch 

Today you will see the largest sea lion colony of San Cristóbal on the island of Lobos. By speedboat it is only 30 minutes away from the harbor. You disembark on the small island to walk around and be surprised by the great amount of life on the island. You can see Lava lizards and marine iguanas heating up before diving again to collect their food. This unique reptile is the only type of iguana on the planet that has adapted to dive in the sea in order to recover its food. Seasonally, you can also see some seabirds.

On the beaches you see the cute sea lion puppies playing or just sunbathing and waiting for their parents to feed them. You can snorkel in the Pacific waters around this incredible island. While diving here, you may be able to see marine iguanas that feed on seaweed and magnificent stingrays that gallantly float through the ocean.

During this tour, you also visit the nearby Ochoa beach with its beautiful landscape. Afterwards you return to the small town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and you can enjoy the afternoon.

Hotel: Tourist Superior in double room accommodation

Meals included: Breakfast

Your day starts early at the harbor of Baquerizo Moreno, where your adventure starts. After a 2,5 -hour drive you will reach the island of Española.  The two highlights of the day are Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay. In Punta Suarez you have the possibility to get to know a variety of bird species like the Galapagos Albatros (March-December), Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, finches or Galapagos pigeons. In addition to the fascinating animal world, Punta Suarez also has a breathtaking cliff landscape to admire.

Afterwards you will have the opportunity to snorkel with sea lions and various fish species at Gardner Bay. Back on board you will be offered small refreshments and lunch.

Hotel: Tourist Superior in double room accommodation

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, your private transfer takes you to the airport on San Cristobal to fly to Guayaquil or Quito, from where you leave for your international flight, or for an optional extension.

Meals included: Breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

starting from

$ 1295,- p.p.

in US DOLLAR

*Please contact us for special offers and child discounts. Prices are subject to change.

*Price based on double occupancy.

Alternative Tours

  • 6 days Island Hopping on the Galapagos Island
  • visit Santa Cruz and  Isabela
  • starting from US$ 1790,- p.p.

Visit the unique Galapagos Islands, one of the four Ecuadorian regions, and explore their amazing variety of flora and fauna. During your six days hotel-based tour you will discover the archipelago’s nature and wildlife while using Santa Cruz and Isabela island as a base camp. These islands are located at the archipelago’s center and the nearby Baltra airport ensures a connection to Ecuador’s mainland. Santa Cruz’ highland is very fertile and its main activity, indeed, is agriculture. From here you will explore Galapagos’ islands admiring the biodiversity, nature and wildlife, preferably by snorkeling or hiking.

Interested? Read about the Isabela and Santa Cruz tour.

  • 8 days Island Hopping on the Galapagos Island
  • visit Santa Cruz, Isabela and San Cristobal
  • starting from US$ 2090,- p.p.

During your 8-days Island Hopping Galapagos Tour you will visit the impressive Galapagos Islands during your Ecuador holiday and discover the variety of flora and fauna. This Galapagos vacation package includes getting to know the nature and wildlife of the Archipelago in day trips starting from Santa Cruz IslandIsla Isabela and San Cristobal. Enjoy the white sandy beaches of Isabela, Tortuga Bay and the highlands of Santa Cruz and famous Kicker Rock from San Cristobal. The nature and wildlife during this part of your Ecuador holiday consist of, for example, Galapagos penguins, sea lions, turtles, several bird species and possibly white-tip sharks and rays. To explore the Galapagos Islands, several activities like hiking, snorkeling and kayaking are scheduled for you.

One of the highlights of this Galapagos vacation package is the visit of the highlands of Santa Cruz. You should check out the twin craters of Los Gemelos, see giant Galapagos tortoises roaming in nature, and cross through ancient underground lava tunnels. On another day you will explore some uninhabited islands. These islands make Galapagos so special: animals that can only be found on these specific islands, endemic plant species, birds that get so close you can almost touch them, and sea lions sleeping in the sun.

Visiting Isabela during this Galapagos Island Hopping gives you the opportunity to look for the small Galapagos penguins on the rocks and snorkel in the bay, looking for sea lions, white-tip sharks, rays, sea turtles and reef fish. Take a moderately strenuous hike through lava formations that are other-worldly and visit a marine iguana colony and a sea lion colony nearby. With this Galapagos vacation package you get for sure one of the best deals if you want to explore the Galapagos Islands.

Interested? Read about the Galapagos Insiders.

  • 5 days Island Hopping on the Galapagos Island
  • visit Santa Cruz
  • starting from US$ 1245,- p.p.

Visit the impressive Galapagos Islands (one of the four Ecuadorian regions) and explore their amazing variety of flora and fauna. During your 5-day hotel based tour you will get to know the Archipelago’s nature and wildlife while being accommodated on Santa Cruz Island. This island is the Archipelago’s center since the nearby airport island Baltra ensures a connection to Ecuador’s mainland. Santa Cruz’ highland is very fertile and used for agriculture. From this island, the next days you explore Galapagos’ further islands and admire the biodiversity, nature and wildlife, for example by snorkeling or on hikes.

Interested? Read about the Santa Cruz.

Consider as you reserve:

My own room: 

Single supplement fee: USD $285,-p.p.

Not Included:

International airfare to and from destination; Galapagos National park entrance fee US$100,- per Person (to be paid in cash at arrival at the airport in Galapagos); Transit Control Card US$20,- per Person (to be paid in cash at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil); wet-suits for snorkeling (available for rental); meals not described; cost of medical immunizations as needed; trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance; cost of optional activities; excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any); alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional gratuities to your guides; items of personal nature.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is intended to cover medical expenses, trip interruption and cancellation, theft and other losses incurred while traveling domestically or internationally.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.