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$999 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day Trip in San Cristobal Galapagos Land-based 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

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Galapagos Islands Kicker Rock Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

Your certified-dive adventure begins as you meet your instructor at the dive shop in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. From there, you will head to Kicker Rock which is about 45 minutes away. This protected marine reserve holds amazing scenery and marine life which you will encounter as you enjoy the dives. You will first head to Cerro Brujo and Kicker Rock. Here, you will check all your equipment and gear and receive a safety briefing. Then, you will enjoy snorkeling and practice for a while. Admire the beautiful surroundings and encounter amazing wildlife. You will stay here until noon and then head to Kicker Rock for a wonderful dive experience. Here, you will spend around 3 hours diving. The depth ranges from 10 to 40 meters (30 to 130 feet) and it is a great place to spot pelagics, schooling fish, octopus and invertebrates. The wall dive is usually performed using the light to moderate current to drift. Visibility is often 10 to 15 meters (30 to 50 feet) and surge moderate closer to the wall. You can also encounter Hammerhead sharks and Galapagos Shark during the dive. After a wonderful adventure, you will head back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Note: Being a protected marine reserve, the itinerary for the activity of diving in San Cristobal may change according to the day to better preserve dive sites for future generations.

$2280 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

SharkSky 8-day tour

ItineraryDay 1: San CristóbalStop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsYou 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 (according to the tide your guide will take you to the best spot), 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 evening free.For Dinner, you have several options in town to choose from, eg. BBQ at the Bambu, delicious sea food at the “El Descanso Marinero” or pizzas at the Calypso.Tour with a private guideDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: San CristóbalStop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsToday we give you the option of going to one of these 2 excursions: (please let us know at booking your preference)Tour 1 – 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.Boat tour shared with max 16 people on boardTour 2 – Kicker Rock (more snorkeling): 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 trail. Shared tour max 12 on boardDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: San Cristóbal - IsabelaStop At: Isabela Island, Isabela, Galapagos IslandsIn the morning we will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you to the airport, where you will do your check-in for the flight to Isabela (estimated elapsed time: 40 min.).This morning you are free: you can visit the flamingo lagoon and “Playa del Amor” (entrance free). After lunch you will visit the Island Tintoreras Islet for a short hike and snorkeling. You can spot penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions and reef sharks, which are resting there in the lava channel. Snorkel then in turquoise water and spot different fishes, sea turtles, rays and penguins. The evening is at your free disposal. You can have a drink at the beach front bar “de Beto”, for sunset, or at the “Casa Rosada”. For dinner we recommend the Coco Surf, the Isabela Grill, but you have several options in town to choose from!Shared plane to Isabela. shared boat tour (max 16 on board) in the afternoonDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: IsabelaStop At: Isabela Island, Isabela, Galapagos IslandsSierra Negra Volcano: You walk through spectacular lava landscapes and have views of the northern volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina. The hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano and Volcano Chico is 16 km long (duration approx. 6 hours), but worth every effort. You see the second largest volcanic crater in the world and explore different vegetation zones. You get a lunch box for the hike. Shared tour max 16 people on the tourDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: IsabelaStop At: Isabela Island, Isabela, Galapagos IslandsCabo Rosa (“Tuneles”): You go by boat to Cabo Rosa (45 mn boat ride), where lava has flowed into the ocean and formed beautiful lava tunnels. There you may see penguins, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles. However the Highlight is snorkeling. You have the chance to see sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, seahorses and many tropical fishes. The tour to Cabo Rosa takes about 5 hours. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can enjoy the beautiful beach in Isabela or you can snorkel in the Concha de Perla Lagoon (snorkel equipment in the free time is not included, but can be hired locally).Shared tour max 10 people on boardDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Isabela - Santa CruzStop At: Santa Cruz Island, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsAt 5:30 am we will pick you up at your hotel and accompany you to the pier, where you will take the shared speed boat at 6:00 am to Santa Cruz (approx. 2-hour ride). At the harbor our staff will welcomes you and accompany you for breakfast. After check-in your guide will drive you to a Ranch in the highlands to see giant tortoises in their native environment! After lunch you will stop at Cerro Mesa Reserve, where you can observe a huge crater, a remnant of the time when Santa Cruz was still a volcanic active island. You will continue to Garrapatero Beach where you will have the opportunity to swim. In the evening, you will be free to wander around Santa Cruz. You can choose among a lot of restaurants in town for dinner. The “Kioskos” are a great option as well: every night one street in the center of Puerto Ayora is closed to traffic and restaurants put tables and chairs in the street where you can enjoy a typical meal around locals. We recommend to a walk by night at the pier where you can often spot juvenile sharks swimming!Shared boat to Santa Cruz, and then visits in Santa Cruz with a private guideDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Uninhabited islandStop At: Santa Cruz Island, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsYou will participate in a yacht tour to an uninhabited island. That will either be Santa Fé, Plazas, Bartolomé or Seymour. 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. Bartolomé is known for beautiful lava sceneries and on Seymour you can see frigate birds, land iguanas and blue-footed boobies.Shared tour max 20 on boardDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Santa Cruz - Baltra AirportStop At: Santa Cruz Island, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsIf there is enough free time until your transfer to the airport we suggest that you visit the Charles Darwin Station (entrance free) .Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. 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. Baltra is the only 100% ecological airport in the world!Private transfer to airportDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$159 Day Trips & Excursions

Kicker Rock Day Trip from San Cristobal Island in Galapagos

The day before your tour, the guide will come to your hotel to explain some basic guidelines for your trip. You will also try on your snorkeling suit for nxt day. On the day of the tour, meet with your guide at 7:30 am at Pueto Baquerizo Dock. Get ready for 1 1/2 hour navigation towards your Kicker Rick Galapagos snorkeling adventure. The day-tour will have two visiting sites. The fist one will be the underwater of the Kicker Rock lava formations. This is one of the most outstanding snorkeling sites in the Galapagos. On the surface you may catch sight of some of the many birds inhabiting the towers emerging from the ocean floor. You can spot Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds and tropicbirds. Get ready to snorkel alongside the most iconic Galapagos wildlife. Hammerheads, sea turtles, Galapagos sharks inhabit the area. The walls are connected below the surface though a 60ft deep channel running between them.  On a good day, you can see the sandy-looking bottom of the channel formed by the two towering Kicker Rock walls. This spot hosts rich wildlife. This day trip also has a add-on activity. Depending on the day, the tour will be complemented either with a snorkeling visit to Cerro Tijeretas Bay, or a visit to a deserted beach (Manglesito, Puerto Grande or similar) to observe wildlife and relax in the pristine sand. A box lunch will be served in the boat as these parts of the islands are inhabited. You will head back to the boat and return to San Cristobal. Return time is scheduled around 4pm.IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to fulfill this tour, you must be at San Cristobal (Puerto Baquerizo) one day prior to departure. IMPORTANT NOTE: The add-on activity for this tour will take place either before or after the snorkeling excursion in Kicker Rock. The site for the add-on activity will depend on the day of the tour and will be chosen on-site by the guide.  What to Expect:Location: 2 hours from the Coast of San Cristobal Island, Northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Wildlife: Variety of sharks and rays including Spotted Eagle Rays, White-tip Reef sharks, the ellusive Galapagos Shark and Hammerheads, Galapgos Sea Turetles, Sea Lions, colourful reef fish like Mexican hogfish, yellowtail surgeonfish, parrotfish, Sergeant major fish, pufferfish, hawkfish, rainbow wrasse and many more. Birdlife includes:  Nazca boobies,  Tropicbirds, Blue-footed Boobies and Frigatebirds. Difficulty Level: Moderate – open water snorkeling. Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, short beach hike.

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3-Day Classic San Cristobal

B = Breakfast includedL = Lunch includedD = Dinner includedDAY 1 (D):TRANSFER IN – LA LOBERIAYour tour will start at San Cristobal airport (SCY). The guide will pick you up at the arrivals area of the airport and will take you to the highlands of San Cristobal. You will go to La Loberia beach where you can snorkel and you might be accompanied by sea lions and beautiful fish. You have some time to relax at the beach before you will be dropped off at your hotel where you can relax. In the evening you will have a delicious local dinner waiting for you.Accommodation in Casa Playa Mann or similar.DAY 2 (B, BL):KICKER ROCKToday you will have a day tour to Kicker Rock, with lunch and snorkeling equipment included. You will go there with a small boat to see the lava formation in the middle of the ocean. This lava formation is called Kicker Rock or León Dormido in Spanish as they say it looks like a sleeping sea lion.First you will circle around the rock formation to observe the different bird species that use the rock formation as a resting or nesting place. Afterwards the boat will anchor and you can jump of the boat to snorkel the canal in between the rock formation. Beware that the water currents can be strong and that you will be snorkeling in open waters without being able to see the bottom. Here you will be able to spot different shark species (sometimes even hammerheads), turtles, rays, and more. In some seasons you might encounter jellyfish which can sting you, however a wetsuit will be provided when this is the case.After snorkeling you will continue to Playa Manglecito or a similar beach. This white coral beach offers the opportunity to walk around, relax and swim in shallow waters before returning to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You will have a box lunch on board.Accommodation in Casa Playa Mann or similar.DAY 3 (B):PLAYA MANN SELF GUIDED – TRANSFER OUTIn the morning you might have some time to visit Playa Mann, Las Tijeretas or the interpretation center by yourself (This depends on your flight schedule). At Playa Mann you can snorkel and see some sea lions. After this you will be brought to the airport (SCY). The tour will end upon arrival to the airport.

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5 DAY GALAPAGOS DELUXE

ItineraryDay 1: SAN CRISTOBAL – INTERPRETATION CENTER – PLAYA MANNStop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsLearn about the islands, evolution of their species, fauna, migration, and how humans came to live here. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Playa Mann, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsFirst contact with the waterDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Hotel Galapagos Sunset or similarDay 2: Kicker rockStop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsAfter breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at the famous Kicker Rock, one of the most spectacular landmarks in the Galapagos Islands. Two volcanic rocks of 140 meters tall, located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. When viewed from the south the rocks look like a sleeping lion, which is why the Spanish name is León Dormido (sleeping lion). From another side it looks more like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. This magnificent tiny island is the favorite place for an array of marine birds. The natural erosion of this ancient cone has created a channel between the rocks that provides the ideal habitat to view a variety of sharks and rays including eagle rays, white-tip reef sharks, and sometimes even the Galapagos shark and hammerheads! In the afternoon you go back to the hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Box lunch providedAccommodation included: Hotel Galapagos Sunset or similarDay 3: FLIGHT ISABELA – SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELESStop At: Los Tuneles, Puerto Villamil, Isabela, Galapagos IslandsEarly in the morning, you will go on a 30 to 40 minute flight to Isabela. After that you take a boat ride from Puerto Villamil. Max group size is 10 pax. The unique lava formations and calm water make Los Tuneles the best site to snorkel in Isabela Island. You will get the chance to spot a wide array of sea birds, marine wildlife, penguins, and the ever playful sea lions. The activity takes about 6 hours. You can also choose to explore Concha Perla by yourself before or after snorkelingDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Casita de la Playa (Junior Suite) or similarDay 4: SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS – CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATIONStop At: Santa Cruz Island, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsAt 06:00 AM you will take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island where you’ll have breakfast. After this you go to the highlands of Santa Cruz where you will visit a ranch with giant tortoises in their natural habitat. You will also visit the Twin Craters. They are located opposite to each other and are similar to craters. However, the name is only figurative. These formations were created by the collapse of surface material due to lava flows. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsYou have a local lunch. In the afternoon you’ll visit the renowned Charles Darwin Research Station. You stay in a deluxe hotel in Puerto Ayora; Hotel Ikala. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Hotel Ikala or similarDay 5: TRANSFER OUTStop At: Baltra AirportAfter breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport. The tour will end upon arrival to the airport where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.