This 3 days San Cristobal is the perfect program if you would like to experience the highlights of the Galapagos Islands and you don’t have a lot of time. If you have more time it’s highly recommendable to stay longer to really experience the flora and fauna on Galapagos. With this 3-day tour you stay in San Cristobal, which is a small but authentic island. Compared to Baltra airport there is very little traveling time from and to the airport. The first day you will be picked up at the airport and in the afternoon you will go La Loberia where you can swim and snorkel. The second day you go to Kicker Rock where you might see some sharks. In the afternoon you stop at a beach where you can relax. The third day you can visit Playa Mann, the interpretation centre or Tijeretas by yourself before you will be brought to the airport.
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.