Galapagos Natural Life
6 Days – 5 Nights
Day 1 (San Cristobal Island)
Arrival by plane to San Cristobal airport, and, hotel check in, welcome lunch.
Visit to Los Lobos Island
We are gonna have our first snorqueling at Los Lobos, where we are gonna have the oportunity to see a big rock where tropical fish live, a great experience in this clear water.
Lunch in town
Visit to Tijeretas Hill/Punta Carola/Playa Mann
After a rest and the lunch in town we have the snorqueling in Tijeretas Hill where we can see Turtles, fish in the clear water.
After we continue along the beach to arrive at Punta Carola to continue to Playa Mann were we have time to relax on the beach or do snorqueling, we can choose between these options.
Transfer to the Hotel
Day 2 (San Cristobal Island)
Pick Up: 07:30 from your hotel
Site 1: Leon Dormido
Snorkeling with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and fish varieties.
Site 2: Cerro Brujo
Panga Ride - Footografia: Arch of the cathedral, Blue-footed and Pelican boobies.
Site 3: Bahia Sardina
Snorkeling, landscape photography, walk on the beach, resting place on the beach.
Site 4: Punta Pitt
Bird watching and photography (blue-footed, red-footed and nazca boobies), optional fishing.
Site 5: Bahia Rosa Blanca
Snorkeling with sharks, blue sharks, sea turtles, bird watching and wolves.
NOTE: Leon Dormido can be at the morning (8:00 am) or in the afternoon (3:30 pm) in according this established in the itinerary of the Galapagos National Park.
Day 3 (Española Island)
Punta Suarez is located on the west end of the island. The tourist trail is about 2 km long and goes from one end of the island to the other while revealing the spectacular life of the birds. There are many blue-footed boobies nesting, which must be careful not to step on one of their nests (depending on season). You can observe red marine iguanas that are spread out in the sun or buzzards on top of the trees. They hunt the juvenile blue-footed boobies. Following the path you can find masked boobies that are nesting almost all year round on the cliffs. The culminating moment of the tour is undoubtedly the colony of the Galapagos albatross, which are endemic to this island, not found anywhere else in the islands or the world. In mid-March and the end of December there are around 12,000 of these fascinating birds with wings of around 2.40m. On the cliffs they seem to be really uncomfortable but when they fly they are the kings of heaven.
A short distance from the albatross colony is the Blow Hole. This is a source of water up to 20m (50-75 feet) high that has been created by waves. All energy is pressed through a small hole between the cliff. The phenomenon resembles a geyser. The walk lasts between 2 and 2:30.
About 50 m from the coast is a rock where you can find tropical fish and rays while doing surface diving. But more spectacular is the Gardner Rock that can be reached with a panga. This is the home of reef white reef sharks and other colorful sea inhabitants popular with divers. You can also do 1 dive in spectacular caves, and in its course we observe turtles, sea lions, fish and
Sharks Depending on the itinerary of the boat, it can be in the morning or in the afternoon.
Day 4 (Santa Cruz Island)
Transfer from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz Island.
It can be the next following tours: Highlands and Charles Darwin Station OR Santa Cruz Tour Bay:
* Highlands and Charles Darwin Station: Visit to the El Chato 1, El Chato 2 or Primicias Farm, in any of these you can see the Giant Galapagos Tortoises and the typical vegetation of Galapagos. (There is the perfect place to enjoy the delicious lunch), and after transfer to Puerto Ayora to your Hotel.
* Santa Cruz Bay Tour: La Lobería (snorkel), Pool of Reef Sharks, Franklin Bay, Las Grietas (snorkel), Playa de los perros.
Upon entering the canal you will see blue-footed boobies, pelicans, Great frigatebirds and Brown Noddys. On the path along the beach and leading to the pool of reef sharks, many sally lightfoot crabs (zayapas) are seen. On the path to Playa de los Perros finches will accompany you, and finally at the beach you will find marine iguanas, sea lions sally lightfoot and hermit crabs Disembark at Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island.
Briefing for next day activities
Day 5 (Pinzon Island)
Boat trip to a Islote Pan de Azucar where you can see different birds.
Boat trip to Isla Pinzon (during the ride you can see maybe some dolphins and maybe its possible the fish),
Snorkel at the Bay Pinguino where you can see Sharks, rays, marine turtles, see lions and penguins.
Boat ride Playa Las Palmitas, snorkel, relax,
Returne to Puerto Ayora en la Isla Santa Cruz
Briefing for next day activities
Day 6 (Santa Cruz - Baltra)
Twin Craters: This area has received much use in recent years due to several trails created that lead to the two craters. In 1989 a circular path around the largest crater was opened, which passes through the interior of the Scalesia forest, an excellent place to observe land birds, especially the woodpecker finch and the vermillion flycatcher.
Transfer Out: Transfer to the airport and come back to the continent.
NOTE: THIS DAY IS ONLY WITH DRIVER, IS NOT INCLUDED GUIDE
Galapagos Flight Ticket (roundtrip)
Bilingual Guide Authorized by Galapagos National Park
Accomodation in: Economic, Tourist, Tourist Superior or First Class Hotels
Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch
Transfer: Airport - Hotel – Airport
Galapagos Entrance fee 100$ (cash)
Ingala ID card 10$ (cash)
Isabela dock fee 20$ (cash)
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