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12 Days Galapagos Island Hopping expedition (tourist class)

ItineraryDay 1: SAN CRISTOBAL – FREE AFTERNOONStop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsToday you will arrive to the airport of San Cristobal, one of the Galapagos Islands. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred by private transport with an English speaking contact person to your hotel in the town Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Here you will have a meet & greet with one of out staff members who will explain the rest of the itinerary to you. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town, or walk to the interpretation center, the beaches or Tijeretas.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similarDay 2: KICKER ROCKStop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsToday you will have a day tour to Kicker Rock, with lunch and snorkeling equipment included. With a small boat you set for the lava formation in the middle of the ocean 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 difference bird species that use the rock formation as a resting or nesting place. Afterwards the boat will anchor and you will jump of the boat to snorkel the canal in between the rock formation. Beware that the 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, however a wetsuit will be provided when this is the case. After snorkeling you will continue to Manglecito or a similar beach. This white coral beach offers the opportunity to walk around and relax and swim in shallow waters before returning to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You will have a box lunch on board. * It is also possible to dive at Kicker Rock (two immersion) if you have your PADI certificate (+ $ 80) including equipment.Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Boxed lunchAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similarDay 3: SAN CRISTOBAL HIGHLANDSStop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsToday you will have a half day tour to the highlands of San Cristobal. In about 30 minutes your driver brings you to your first stop: El Junco Crater Lake, the only freshwater lake on the Galapagos Islands. Afterwards you continue driving to Puerto Chino, a beautiful white sanded beach (watch fo horseflies). Follow a path that leads you passing the typical Opuntia cactuses until you get to the white sandy beach of Puerto Chino. Here you can make a small walk passing the lazy sea lions that sleep on the beach, towards the blue footed boobies on the rocks. From the top you have an amazing view and you might see some sea turtles in the turquoise seawater. You will walk back to the car so you can continue to La Galapaguera, a breeding center with very nice wooden walkways and clear indications. To get to the station your driver brings you to the entrance, from where you can walk towards the incubation center. Along the way you might have to step over a tortoise, as they walk around loose in the area! After the tour you will have lunch and the the driver brings you back to your hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similarDay 4: SAN CRISTOBAL FREE DAY Stop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsToday you have a day off to enjoy San Cristobal by yourself. Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similarDay 5: SANTA CRUZ – BAY TOUR – LA LOBERIAStop At: Santa Cruz Island, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsIn the morning you will transfer to the harbor to take the public speedboat to go to Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival there you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will have a meet & greet with a staff member. In the afternoon after lunch, you have a Santa Cruz Bay tour included. During the tour you are going with a boat to Academy Bay, where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions and all kind of colorful fish, also known as La Lobería. You can see the blue footed boobies who are resting at the edge of the cliffs. If you climb to the viewpoint and if you are lucky, you can see white-tipped reed sharks swimming. From that spot you can walk to Playa de los Perros were many sea iguanas are resting in the sun. The enormous cacti, the red color of the rocks and the turquoise color of the ocean make a great scenery for landscape pictures.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: Hotel Silberstein or similarDay 6: SANTA CRUZ – SANTA FE / PINZONStop At: Santa FeA day to discover the wonderful underwater world of Galapagos. Depending on the day of the week, your snorkeling tour will take you either to the waters around the island Santa Fe or Pinzon. After taking a boat there, you will have to chance to snorkel and swim with sealions, tropical fish, white tipped reefsharks and more of the fauna that is present in Galapagos. Lunch will be had aboard, after which you can enjoy time at a beach and snorkel from here again. Return in the afternoon to Puerto Ayora.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: Hotel Silberstein or similarDay 7: SANTA CRUZ – ISABELA Stop At: Isabela Island, Isabela, Galapagos IslandsEarly in the morning you will be transferred to the dock, to take the public ferry leaving at 07:00 AM to Isabela Island. Upon arrival at Isabela, after 2 – 2.5 hours, you will be transferred to your hotel. For the rest fo the day you will have a bicycle at your disposal to discover the wonderful island. Don’t forget to discover the wetlands, explore the wall of tears and go past the Flamingo Lagoon and the tortoise breeding center.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: The Wooden House Lodge or similarDay 8: TINTORERASStop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil, Isabela, Galapagos IslandsToday you will have a half day tour to Tintoreras Islet. It is called like this due to a large crack, in which white-tip sharks known as Tintoreras come daily to rest at the bottom. You will have a transport which will take you to the pier of Puerto Villamil, here you will board a boat for 10 minutes to cross to the islet which is located across the bay. It will be necessary for passengers to use walking shoes or sneakers (closed shoes) to cross the volcanic rocks. You can also observe penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and you can go snorkeling with colorful tropical fish while enjoying the beaches of Isabela.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: The Wooden House Lodge or similarDay 9: ISABELA FREE DAYStop At: Isabela Island, Isabela, Galapagos IslandsFree day to explore Isabela. You have a full day (7hours) bicycle at your disposal to cycle the island.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: The Wooden House Lodge or similarDay 10: ISABELA – LOS TÚNELESStop At: Los Tuneles, Puerto Villamil, Isabela, Galapagos IslandsToday you will have a tour to Los Tuneles. This marine snacturary is characterized by its unique geologic formations. A series of lava flows have produced a number or arches and tunnels both under and above the water, where you find a number of animal species that have taken up residence in these magnificent formations. Together with your bilingual guide you will walk through this incredible landscape and you will have the opportunity to see blue footed boobies, sea lions, penguins and the landscapes. The you will head to El Finado, just 10 minutes from Los Tuneles. Here is an islet that for many years has been used by local fisherman to rest from their journeys in the ocean. El Finado is one of the most spectacular places for snorkeling in Isabela as the water is shallow, clear and calm, giving us chance to see sea horses, parrot fish, hog fish, wrasses, in their mysterious habitat. You will snorkel between lava rocks or formed caves, a preferred spot for stingrays, white tipped sharks, sea turtles and colorful tropical fish. In the early afternoon we will return to Puerto Villamil. Snorkeling equipment and snack is included.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel:The Wooden House Lodge or similarDay 11: SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDSStop At: Santa Cruz IslandToday you will have a very early transfer to catch the 06:00 AM speedboat back to Santa Cruz. Here you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will take a transfer with a Spanish speaking driver up to the highlands of Santa Cruz, to the private finca to El Chato, where it is possible to see the Galapagos Tortoises in its natural habitat.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation in Standard hotel: Hotel Silberstein or similarDay 12: TRANSFER OUTStop At: Baltra AirportIn accordance with your flight schedule, we will program you transfer out to Baltra, with a Spanish speaking driverDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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7-Day Classic Island Hopping

DAY 1 (L):QUITO/GUAYAQUIL – SAN CRISTOBALYour tour will start at San Cristobal Airport (SCY) where the guide will pick you up at the arrivals area of the airport. If you arrive before 02:00 PM you will get lunch. If you arrive later, lunch is not included. You will visit The San Cristobal Interpretation Center. Then you will go to Playa Mann for your first contact with the stunning waters of these islands.Accommodation in Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similar.DAY 2 (B, L):KICKER ROCKAfter 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. In the afternoon you go back to the hotel.Accommodation in Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similar.DAY 3 (B, L, D):PUERTO AYORA – CHARLES DARWINS STATION – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND HIGHLANDSEarly in the morning you will take the public speedboat from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora. You will have breakfast and drop your luggage at the hotel. Then you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can see the Galapagos tortoise. In the afternoon you will go to the Highlands of Santa Cruz and you will have lunch here.Accommodation in Hotel Silberstein or similar.DAY 4 (B, L):SANTA FE ISLANDAfter breakfast you will travel to Santa Fe Island, it is a small island of 24 km² which lies in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. After a 45 minute boat ride, you will arrive to the bay of Santa Fe. There you will have a very nice snorkeling activity. After snorkeling, you will have a wet landing at a special island.Accommodation in Hotel Silberstein or similar.DAY 5 (B):FREE MORNING – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOONThis morning you have to explore by yourself. Around 1.30 PM, you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island. Upon arrival in Isabela, you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon.Accommodation in Hotel The Wooden House or similar.DAY 6 (B, S):LOS TUNELES SNORKELINGToday, you will explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the Volcanic Island along the seashore. Over here, you will have the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguin playing around.Accommodation in Hotel The Wooden House or similar.DAY 7 (B):TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORTAt 6:00 AM you take the public speedboat to Puerto Ayora, then you go by taxi to the airport.

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