5- Day San Cristobal Galapagos Island Hopping Express

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Hotels in San Cristobal Island in Galápagos to San Cristobal Island from Galapagos

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The 5-day  program you will experience the highlights of the Galapagos Islands, you can choose from Tourist to Comfort Class Hotels.  Transportation, accommodation in double or single rooms, some meals included (Ecuadorian menu), and a bilingual naturalist guide, who will accompany you during the tours. If you are a single traveler it is possible to join the group tour and to stay in a private room upon a single charge. The highlights of this program are: in San  Cristobal, Tijeretas & Carola Beach, Lobos Island, and Leon Dormido.
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

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation in selected hotels
  • Breakfast x4
  • Lunch x3
  • All activities in the islands
  • Professional Naturalist English/ Spanish speaking guide
  • All transfers in the islands
  • Hotel pickup
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Small-group tour or private
  • 24 hours assistance in English / Spanish
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees

What’s not included

  • Entrance fee $100,00 (American dollars) in Galapagos National Park
  • Flight from/to Galápagos Islands ( we will help to organize it according to the itinerary, contact us)
  • INGALA $20,00 (American dollars) in the mainland airport
  • If you are a single traveler it has an extra single supplement service: $200,00 (Tourist Class Hotels) / $240,00 (Standard Class Hotels) / $500,00 (Comfort Class Hotels) Pay directly to local tour operator.
  • International flights
  • Food and drinks, unless specified ( dinner)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tips

Itinerary

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 Time Breakfast - 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 trail Meals 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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