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$909 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4- Day San Cristobal Galapagos Island Hopping Express

Day 1: San Cristobal Island/ Transfer in + Tijeretas & Carola Beach You will be picked-up at the airport by your private certified guide and he will take you to the hotel. After your lunch with the guide you will visit the Interpretation Center, where the guide will talk to you about the formation, colonization and actual situation of the islands. Then you will follow the trail to the Frigate bird hill, a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view over the island. You will be able to snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas Bay or Carola beach, where you can see sea lions, various tropical fishes, and turtles. Your small hike will finish at Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel and have the rest of the day freetime.Meals included: Lunch Day 2: San Cristobal Island/ Kicker Rock You will visit the famous Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido – sleeping Lion), a volcanic formation amid the ocean. There you will be able to snorkel with sharks, rays, turtles and if you are luck also with hammerhead sharks! After lunch on the boat you will go to a beautiful, pristine beach, where you will have time to relax. At afternoon you will be back at the port. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can watch the sunset on Playa Mann or you can go to Loberia (about $5 each way by taxi). There you can walk the Barranco cliff trailMeals included: Breakfast and Lunch Day 3: San Cristóbal / Lobos Island Lobos Island (more hiking): On a 30 min boat ride from the port you arrive on Lobos Island, as it name implies a home to a large sea lion colony. But that’s not the only thing you’ll find while you’ll hike and snorkel at the island on this half day tour. During the hike, you hopefully spot blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds, while during snorkeling you can often see the marine iguanas eating, as well as rays and turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal. This tour is includes a stop at Playa Ochoa. In the early afternoon you be back at the port and have the rest of the afternoon freetime.Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch Day 4: Transfer to the airport For the last part of your trip to the airport you will take the public bus. Your driver will accompany you until the check-in point where your program ends with your return flight to the mainland.Meals included: Breakfast

$999 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5- Day San Cristobal Galapagos Island Hopping Express

Day 1: San Cristobal Island/ Transfer in + Tijeretas & Carola Beach You will be picked-up at the airport by your private certified guide and he will take you to the hotel. After your lunch with the guide you will visit the Interpretation Center, where the guide will talk to you about the formation, colonization and actual situation of the islands. Then you will follow the trail to the Frigate bird hill, a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view over the island. You will be able to snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas Bay or Carola beach, where you can see sea lions, various tropical fishes, and turtles. Your small hike will finish at Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel and have the rest of the day freetime.Meals included: Lunch Day 2:  San Cristobal Island / Free TimeBreakfast - FREE DAY to explore Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in your own. You can spend a day at  at Loberias Beach  for snorkeling or just walk to El Junco, Galapaguera for a day-tour or simply relax in the town.Day 3: San Cristobal / Lobos Island On a 30 min boat ride from the port you arrive on Lobos Island, as it name implies a home to a large sea lion colony. But that’s not the only thing you’ll find while you’ll hike and snorkel at the island on this half day tour. During the hike, you hopefully spot blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds, while during snorkeling you can often see the marine iguanas eating, as well as rays and turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal. This tour is includes a stop at Playa Ochoa. In the early afternoon you be back at the port and have the rest of the afternoon freetime. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Day 4: San Cristobal Island/ Kicker Rock  You will visit the famous Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido – sleeping Lion), a volcanic formation amid the ocean. There you will be able to snorkel with sharks, rays, turtles and if you are luck also with hammerhead sharks! After lunch on the boat you will go to a beautiful, pristine beach, where you will have time to relax. At afternoon you will be back at the port. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can watch the sunset on Playa Mann or you can go to Loberia (about $5 each way by taxi). There you can walk the Barranco cliff trailMeals included: Breakfast and Lunch Day 5: Transfer to the airport For the last part of your trip to the airport you will take the public bus. Your driver will accompany you until the check-in point where your program ends with your return flight to the mainland.Meals included: Breakfast

$1286 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5- Day Santa Cruz and San Cristobal Land Tour Express

Day 1: Transfer in + Tijeretas & Carola Beach You will be picked-up at the airport. Lunch. Visit the Interpretation Center, where the guide will talk to you about the formation, colonization and actual situation of the islands. Then you will follow the trail to the Frigate bird hill, a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view over the island. You will be able to snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas Bay or Carola beach (sea lions, various tropical fishes, and turtles). Carola beach and back to the hotel. Freetime.Lunch Day 2: Lobos Island Lobos Island (hiking): On a 30 min boat ride from the port you arrive on Lobos Island (sea lion colony). Hike and snorkel at the island on this half day tour. During the hike, you hopefully spot blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds, while during snorkeling you can often see the marine iguanas eating, as well as rays and turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal. Playa Ochoa. Back at the port and have the rest of the afternoon freetime. Breakfast and Lunch  Day 3: San Cristobal - Santa Cruz. At 6:30  pick you up and take you to the harbor  7:00 speedboat to Santa Cruz (approx. 2-hour ride). A local guide will receive you at the harbor .  Drive to a Ranch in the highlands to see giant tortoises in their native environment! After lunch  visit  Garrapatero Beach where you can swimShared boat to Santa Cruz / visits in Santa Cruz with  private guideMeals included: Breakfast and lunchDay 4. Uninhabited Island You will participate in a yacht tour to an uninhabited island. That will either be Santa Fé, Plazas, Floreana. The destination will depend on availability, weekday and program of the National Park. We will let you know immediately which island is available when you book the tour. On Santa Fé and Plazas you can spot endemic land iguanas. Floreana Island has, arguably, the most interesting human history of all of the Galapagos Islands. It is the site of the first “post office”.Breakfast and Lunch Day 5: Transfer to the airport Your driver will take you to visit the Charles Darwin Station that is primarily an international scientific research station situated on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora, then driver will take you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. Your driver will accompany you until the check-in point where your program ends with your return flight to the mainland.Breakfast

$1949 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8- Day Galápagos & 5 Islands Land Tour Express

Day1: Transfer + Tijeretas & Carola Beach Pick-up at the airport. Lunch. Interpretation Center (formation, colonization and actual situation of the islands) Frigate bird hill, you have a beautiful view over the island. Snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas/Carola beach, see sea lions, fishes, and turtles. Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel. Freetime Day2: Lobos Island Home to a large sea lion colony. During the hike (blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds), snorkeling (marine iguanas eating, rays, turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal) Playa Ochoa. Freetime. Day3: Kicker Rock Leon Dormido, a volcanic formation. Snorkel with sharks, rays, turtles. Lunch on the boat. Go to a pristine beach and relax. Back at the port. Freetime. Watch the sunset on Playa Mann Day4: Rancho Primicias Reserve- Garrapatero Beach At 6:30 pick you up and take you to the harbor  7:00 speedboat to Santa Cruz (approx. 2-hour ride). A local guide will receive you at the harbor. Drive to a Ranch in the highlands to see giant tortoises in their native environment! After lunch.  Garrapatero Beach where you can swim and relaxDay5: Free Time FREE DAY to explore Puerto Ayora. Spend a day at the beach Playa de Los Alemanes or simply relax in the townDay6: Sierra Negra Volcano + Concha Perla Pick you up at the hotel, (shared speed boat at 7:00 am to Isabela approx. 2-hour ride). Check-in. Walk through spectacular lava landscapes and have views of the northern volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina. Hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano and Volcano Chico 16 km long (approx. 6 hours). You see the second largest volcanic crater in the world and explore different vegetation zones. Box lunch. FreetimeDay7: Tintoreras+ Interpretation Center  Visit "Las Tintoreras,"  a chain of small islets full of cove and hidden beaches. It has a bay where it is possible to see sea lions, marine turtle, iguanas, manta rays, etc. Bay is connected by a superficial crack with crystalline water which is closed off during low tide. See the sharks from Blanca Point, tropical fish and sea lions (Snorkeling). Time to go to The Tortoise Breeding Center. Five sub-species of the Giant Tortoise exist on the island. Day8:  Isabela - Baltra At 5:30 am pick you up at your hotel and go to the pier, take the shared speed boat to Santa Cruz. Your driver will bring you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry,flight does not depart before 12:30 pm

$23 Day Trips & Excursions

Sumidero Canyon Experience

This tour starts in the morning when we pick you up from your hostel and drive you 45 minutes from San Cristobal through the mountains along the scenic highway towards Tuxtla Gutierrez. Keep an eye out on the beautiful panoramic views as you drive through the clouds to reach the canyon. You will arrive at the colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo, from where you will embark on a boat trip that will take you on a 2-hour ride down the river, where the steep walls of the canyon tower overhead. Look out for stunning waterfalls, caves and the dramatic cliffs. You may have the chance to glimpse a crocodile and tons of other natural wildlife, especially birds. Take your last photos as we make our way back to the dock where we will meet our van again.  From here we will make the return trip to San Cristobal passing along the curvy mountain roads to reach the colonial town of San Cristobal. You will be dropped off in the city center so you can continue your day of sightseeing, shopping or popping into a local cafe for a fulfilling lunch on your own.  From the city center, you can easy walk to your hotel.  WHAT TO BRING: Take a hat and if you will be wearing shorts please remember to use sunscreen for your legs, because you will be on a boat cruising by the immense walls of this amazing canyon. Do not worry about wearing your swimsuit as swimming is not allowed (due to the crocodiles!).

$3784.10 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9 Day Galapagos Island Classic - 7 islands

DAY 1 (L, D): SAN CRISTOBALWe will pick you up at the airport of San Cristobal and take you to the hotel. Afterwards you will visit Loberia: a beautiful beach with a great snorkeling spot! Then you will do a nice hike to a cliff.DAY 2 (B, L, D): SAN CRISTOBALOPTION 1 – LOBOS:Lobos Island is, as it name implies, a home to a large sea lion colony. This tour is includes a stop at Playa Ochoa.OPTION 2 – KICKER ROCK:You will visit the famous Kicker Rock, a volcanic formation amid the ocean. There you will be able to snorkel with sharks, rays, and turtles.  Then you will go to a beautiful pristine beach, where you will have time to relax.DAY 3 (B, L, D): ESPAÑOLAThe boat trip to the Española takes ±1h30 each way. When arriving at Punta Suarez you will begin a hike. After that you will go back on board to reach a snorkel spot. Back to San Cristobal port in the end of the afternoon. Free time after that.DAY 4 (B, L, D): SAN CRISTOBAL - FLOREANA - ISABELA7AM departure to Floreana. There you will visit 'Peace Asylum', where the first colonies of the islands settled. During the hike you might be able to spot Giant Turtoises. After that in 'Puerto Valesco Ibarra' you will snorkel at a black sanded beach.Then you will go to Isabela (±1,5 hours). Afterwards you will go to Flamingo Lagoon. DAY 5 (B, L, D): ISABELAOPTION 1 - VOLCANO HIKE (Included)Early in the morning you will start a 16km trekking (6 hours) to the Sierra Negra and Chico volcano. Later, you will be transported to a local farm where lunch will be served.OPTION 2 - CABO ROSA TUNNELS ($140 p.p.)If you rather go snorkeling you can take the excursion to Cabo Rosa (45 min boat ride each way), where lava has flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. You have the chance to see sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, seahorses and many tropical fishes. (Takes ±5 hours)DAY 6 (B, L, D): ISABELA - SANTA CRUZYou will have a short hike and snorkel at Tintoreras Islet. Then you will continue to Santa Cruz (±2 hours boat). After lunch you will go to Tortuga Bay ±20 minutes. Coming back to Puerto Ayora is a 3 km walk passing through a endemic cactus forest.DAY 7 (B, L, D): SEYMOURFrom Itabaca you will board a yacht to North Seymour (±1,5 hours hike on the island). Then you will go to Bachas, a beautiful white sand beach in the north of Santa Cruz.DAY 8 (B,L,D): BARTOLOME±2,5 hours yacht trip to Bartolome. You will hike to the top and have an amazing view there. You will also snorkel at this island.DAY 9 (B): SANTA CRUZ - LAVA TUNNELS - BALTRA AIRPORT TRANSFERTransfer to airport with stop at lava tunnels where you can spot a Galapagos Owl.