4 - 5 Day San Cristobal Expedition - Quito

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Your tour starts upon arrival in San Cristobal
  • Departure Details :
    San Cristobal Island Airport
  • Return Details :
    San Cristobal Island Airport

Overview

During this trip, you will be able to explore the ‘’living museum and showcase of evolution’’. San Cristobal Island is an island with a vast variety of flora and fauna. Here you will be able to meet all the sea creatures, tortoises and birds which inspired Charles Darwin to his famous evolution theory. Next to this, you are also going to have a stunning view of the El Junco volcano, with its sweet water lagoon inside. This tour is a bit different then the usual Galapagos Island Hopping tours, with this one you won't be with the same group all the time. Diner is not included so every day you can choose where you would like to eat. The activities during the trip are a mix between self guided activities and Fully guided activities (by boat). It is also possible to go on this tour with one person. You pay a single fee and then you have your own private room + bathroom. 

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

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Day 1:
QUITO/ GUAYAQUIL – SAN CRISTOBAL – INTERPRETATION CENTRE – PLAYA MANN – PUNTA CAROLA
On your first day at this incredible island, you will be picked up by our guide at San Cristobal airport from where you will go to your hotel to drop your luggage. In the afternoon you go on a self-guided tour to the Galápagos Interpretation Centre, Playa Mann and Punta Carola. Here you are going to meet your first Sea Lions, Fragatas and Marine Iguanas.

Day 2 (B,L):
KICKER ROCK (LEON DORMIDO) – ISLAS LOBOS
On the morning of this day, you will go to Kicker Rock by speedboat (45 minutes). This volcanic rock is home to many birds, such as the Blue Footed Booby and Fragatas. But if you have a look under water, you will meet many more amazing creatures. Because of the ‘’waterway’’ between the rocks, this place is a home to many sharks and rays. If you are lucky, you will even meet the Galápagos shark and hammerheads. Back at the island you can meet many more sea lions at Islas Lobos after your lunch.

Day 3 (B,L):
EL JUNCO – GALAPAGUERA – LOCAL ORGANIC FARM OTOY - PUERTO CHINO
During this day, you will be exploring the highlands of San Cristobal. Your first stop will be the El Junco Volcano, with the only sweet water lagoon of all the Galápagos Islands. After this you will be going to Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, where you can have a visit to the San Cristobal Tortugas. Your lunch this day will be at a beautiful organic finca ‘’Otoy’’(name of the plant which is the food for the giant tortoises). Here you can also have a hike to see all the fruits, vegetables, coffee plants and big ‘’cañas’’(sugarcanes). After your lunch you go to Puerto Chino, where you can relax at the amazing white beach before you get transferred back to your hotel.

 Day 4 (B):
TIJERETAS – DARWIN STATUE – AIRPORT TRANSFER
On this day, you will go to Las Tijeretas by yourself. Tijeretas means scissors in Spanish, because according to Darwin, the Fragata birds who live here have a tale like scissors and according to the legend Las Tijeretas is the flight place in the Galapagos archipel that got visited by Charles Darwin. It is also possible to swim or snorkel in this lovely bay. On the way back you can take a picture of the Charles Darwin statue. 

Optional extra day; Punta Pitt:

On this optional day you will be visiting Punta Pitt. You can find the red and blue footed boobies here, have a snorkel dive, lunch on a boat and you can have a guided hike of about 1,5 hours to observe to blue and red footed boobies. 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in double rooms in Hotel Galapagos Planet or in Hotel Casa Blanca (+35 USD pp), Meals as described (4x breakfast and 4x lunch), Activities as described in the itinerary, English speaking naturalist guide during day 2 and day 3 of the progam., Transfer: San Cristobal airport Hotel San Cristobal airport, 24/7 Assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish

Exclusions

  • Flight Quito – San Cristobal – QuitoGalapagos National Park entrance fee: $ 100 p.p.Migratory Control Card: $ 20 p.p.Other food, drinks and activities as not mentioned in itineraryAlcoholic drinksTips for guideSnorkeling equipment (only included at boat excursion on Day 2)Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operated by a multi-lingual guide.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions 

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

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