Adventure San Cristobal-Isabela-Santa Cruz 8D
Day 1: Quito or Guayaquil – Galapagos Island- San Cristobal
Arrival on San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the hotel, lunch. Afterwards we will go to the Loberia beach. This is a beautiful place to snorkel; we can spot turtles, sea lions, iguanas! We will continue hiking on to a cliff where we can spot lots of birds such as the swallow tailed gull, the frigate bird, the blue footed booby. Meals included: -/L/-
Day 2: Galapagos Islands – San Cristobal
Today we will reach the highlands to have a tour horseback riding from la Soledad to the Esperanza farm, from where we have an amazing view on the entire island, the Kicker Rock, the Lobos Island.
From there we will reach the Galapaguera tortoise reserve, to spot the giant tortoises. Lunch and in the afternoon we will hike to Puerto Chino beach, there we’ll have a surf initiation, this sandy beach is the perfect spot for that. Back to port in the end of the afternoon. Meals included: B/L/-
Day 3: Galapagos Islands – San Cristobal
Departure (shared tour) from the beach kayaking in direction of Baquerizo beach. Look for the sea lions, iguanas , and birds on the cliffs such as blue footed boobies and frigate birds! Then we will go on the boat and leave the kayaks to go on to Manglecito beach. There we will snorkel in shallow water with sea lions, turtles, rays, multiple colorful reef fishes. Lunch on board and in the afternoon we will finally arrive to the famous Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock): snorkeling there is amazing, you can spot reef sharks (white tipped, black tipped, Galapagos sharks, and if lucky hammerhead sharks), rays, coral, turtles. Back to port around 3PM, time free to rest.. NOTE: according to sea conditions, kayaking can be made in the afternoon. Meals included: B/L/-
Day 4: Galapagos Islands - Isabela
Early transfer to the airport and short flight to Isabela island (40mn, onboard a CESSNA plane). Note that the restriction for the flight is only 13kilos, if you can’t leave part of your luggage on the mainland, extra kilo is around 1$. At arrival, our staff picks you up, transfer to your hotel. We’ll begin the tour then, going by car to the highlands and then going horseback riding to the Sierra Negra volcano: Sierra Negra has the second largest active crater in the world. We’ll leave the horses when the trail becomes too difficult for them, and continue hiking to the Chico Volcano, through lava trails and beautiful lava sceneries, and views to on the Pacific ocean. Lunch will be served in a local finca. Back to port around 3PM, we will go to the Flamingo lagoon to finish the day. Meals included: B/L/-
Day 5: Galapagos Islands - Isabela
Today we will go on a shared tour to Cabo Rosa underwater tunnels. This is a beautiful geological site where we can see lava tubes going over and under the sea level.
A short hike will allow us to spot blue footed boobies. Then we will snorkel, there we can see turtles, reef sharks.. back to port around 2PM, rest of the afternoon free, you can either enjoy the front beach or hike the wetlands: an auto-guided trail going through mangroves and hidden beaches, very easy to walk.
Day 6: Galapagos Islands Santa Cruz – Quito
Early departure (6AM) by boat to Santa Cruz Island. At arrival transfer to the hotel and departure for a tour to the highlands and Cerro Mesa reserve from where we will go downhill biking.
We’ll arrive at the beautiful beach of Garrapatero where a BBQ awaits us. After lunch we’ll sea-kayak along the shore through the mangrove. Back to port in the end of the afternoon.
Meals included: B/L/-
Day 7: Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz
Today we will have a (shared) tour to an uninhabited island such as Plazas, Seymour or Santa Fe. Hiking and snorkeling are scheduled! We will be able to spot the amazing wildlife of the Galapagos islands and enjoy beautiful sceneries. Meals on board. We will be back around 5PM to the hotel.
Meals included: B/L/-
Day 8: Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz – Baltra – Quito or Guayaquil
According to your flight schedule transfer to Baltra to catch your flight back to mainland.
Meals included: B/-/-
Hostal Category: simple and clean, with private bathroom in each room and hot water. Fan. Such as Casa de Laura, Estrella de Mar
Tourist class hotels: larger rooms, TV, larger breakfast options, A/C Such as Pimampiro, Villa Laguna
First class hotels: classy boutique hotels, TV, A/C, personalized attention Such as Casa Iguana, Angermeyer Waterfront Inn
Luxury class hotels: first class breakfast, great service, TV, A/C, boutique hotels such as Casa Iguana (top suite room), Iguana Crossing (ocean view rooms), Angermeyer Waterfront Inn (top rooms)
- Private transportation for excursions
- All transfers in /out
- Bilingual guide (English / Spanish) for excursions and transfers
- Accommodation in double room with breakfast
- Meals as detailed in the itinerary
- All excursions and visits detailed in the itinerary
- All necessary equipment for activities mentioned in the itinerary
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Additional meals
- Entrance Fee to the Galapagos National Park $100 USD
- TCT card $20 USD
- Flight to/from Mainland
- All drinks
- Personal expenses
- VAT for Ecuadorian people and local agencies (12%)
- Travel insurances
- Any item not mentioned in the itinerary
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