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$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!).

$3906.47 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.

$2854.22 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6 Day Galapagos Island Classic - 5 Islands

DAY 1 (L,D): SAN CRISTOBALWe will pick you up on arrival at the airport of San Cristobal Island and take you to the hotel. After that you will visit Loberia. During the snorkel you may find sea turtles, rays, sea lions and many species of colorful fishes. After snorkeling you will do a nice hike to a cliff where you can observe many marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and frigate birds.DAY 2 (B,L,D): ESPAÑOLADeparture by boat to Española island. At arrival you will disembark at Punta Suarez where you will begin a hike, looking for Nazca and blue footed boobies.. After the hike you will go back on board for lunch and then reach a very nice snorkel spot and after that you will go back to San Cristobal. After the tour you have a bit of free time and then you will meet with the whole group for dinner where the guide will give you the details for the next day.DAY 3 (B,L,D): SAN CRISTOBAL - FLOREANA - ISABELAYou will be picked-up to go to the pier where you depart around 7AM to Floreana island. Upon arrival, you will visit the highlands, where the first colonists of the islands settled - the guide will tell you all about the mysteries. During the short hike you will be able to spot Galapagos giant tortoises. Then you will go snorkeling at a beautiful, black sanded beach nearby the pier. Afterwards you will continue on the boat to Isabela Island which is one of the youngest islands and still has moderate volcanic activity. Upon arrival you will be driven to the flamingo lagoon to spot these beautiful animals.DAY 4 (B,L,D): OPTION 1 - VOLCANO HIKE (Included in price) Early in the morning you will be picked-up and driven towards the highlands: 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 (Extra $140 p.p.) If you prefer snorkeling over hiking this is a great opportunity. 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 5 (B,L,D): ISABELA - SANTA CRUZIn the morning you will visit the Tintoreras Islet near the pier, where you have a short hike and snorkel. Afterwards you will continue with our private boat to Santa Cruz (2 hours). Then you'll take a boat to the Tortuga Bay beach (20min ride), you might spot a huge marine iguana colony and enjoy a last swim into the Galapagos waters.DAY 6 (B): SANTA CRUZ - BALTRA AIRPORTIn the morning you will reach the airport with a stop to visit a lava tunnel. Sometimes you can spot a Galapagos owl. You will be accompanied until the Check- in point at the airport

$218 Cultural & Theme Tours


First DayStart your tour leaving Uyuni town at 10:30 a.m. with a visit to Uyuni’s train graveyard. Then visit the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners´s workshops), see handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca. Next, visit “Ojos de Agua Salada” and a hotel made completely of salt which is currently being used as museum. Following, take a short hike to “Isla Incahuasi” to see giant cactii and rock formations made of petrified coral. Then have lunch. Afterwards, enjoy a unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset over the salt flats, and finally arrive to CASA VIEJA HOTEL (SALT HOTEL) to have dinner and night stay.Second DayStart off at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast. First stop, Galaxy Caves and then go visit the Chiguana Desert on Uyuni salt flats South side, surrounded by volcanoes such as Ollagüe (5840m), which is still active and that can be seen from the lookout point. Then, continue along the rocky road that´s called “El Pasito Tuntun”. Later, visit: Cañapa, Hedionda and Chiarcota Lagoons in which flamingoes can be seen.Finally in the day, enter “Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve”, visit the Desert of Siloli at 4550m (the highest and driest in the world), take a picture next to the ‘Rock tree’ (a lava rock formation). Before arriving to final destination, stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat and admire this intense red-colored lake. Stay at the huayllajara hostel. Third DayGet off to an early start around 5:00 a.m. to visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser (5,000m) and walk next to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud at 150-200 Cº. The next places to appreciate are the Dali Desert where Salvador Dali found his inspiration from boulders sprinkled in the middle of the desert, and then the Green Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border). On the way returning to Uyuni, visit BLACK LAGOON (unique with rock formations) as well as COLLPA lagoon with flamingos, bofedales with Andean flora and fauna. Visit, Quetena Chico community a walk with llamas treck and interact with native traditions and ancestral customs with the native people of the town, and later munch on a llama menu, then continue a visit to rock valley, San Cristobal and finally Uyuni.

$113 Cultural & Theme Tours


In the afternoon, we are going to pick you up from your hotel to enjoy a non-traditional visit to the city, starting with the typical market of San Pedro, where we will see everyday activyties of the locals then continue visiting the temple of the Company of Jesus, entering its crypt and its towers to observe the colonial main square, later we headed to the viewpoint of San Cristobal to climb the bell tower of the temple and take a look at the city, to finishthis tour, we will go to Cristo Blanco which is the most panoramic point of the city to appreciate the valley of Cusco and the sunset, then we return to the city.

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