SANTA CRUZ - SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND HOPPING
5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS


OVERVIEW

Fascinate with the unique beauty of Santa Cruz-San Cristobal and relive what Charles Darwin has so impressed.

Galapagos is a paradise to discover and enjoy. During your stay on the islands you will experience the best time of your life together with the unique flora and fauna. Would you like to swim or hike or just relax? Galapagos is the place for you!

Tour factors

Difficulty 50%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%

Itinerary

At the Baltra airport your guide will be waiting for you. You will take the bus to go to the other side of Baltra (about 5 minutes). From there you cross the Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz Island by ferry.

You will visit the highlands of the island (so your shoes and rain jacket must be ready). See the twin craters Los Gemelos, watch giant tortoises in their natural habitat and climb through underground lava tubes. Lunch in the reserve.

Then drive to Puerto Ayora, capital of Santa Cruz.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: Transfer with English speaking guide, lunch, overnight in double room

To the Galapagos archipelago a total of 13 islands are counted,  only four are inhabited of them. You have the opportunity to explore the untouched islands.

To protect the unique microsystems, the National Park, in collaboration with the Charles Darwin Station, designs weekly schedules for the day’s cruise ships and always reserves the right to change itineraries without notice.

You can visit one of four uninhabited islands (subject to availability): Seymour Norte is known for the large frigatebird colony. Plazas Sur has a particularly large sea lion colony and in the cliff walls breed various species of birds such as fork-tailed gulls, frigate birds, tropic birds and masked boobies. Bartolome is better known for its landscape and the typical photo motif, the Pinnacle Rock.

And Santa Fe is best known for its endemic Land Iguana species (Santa Fe – Drusenkopf). The small island is within sight of Puerto Ayora. In the afternoon you will return to Puerto Ayora.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, lunch on board, activities with English-speaking guide in small international group, snorkeling equipment, accommodation in a double room

The morning you have at leisure. In the afternoon, take the public speedboat from Santa Cruz to the island of San Cristobal (note: especially in rough seas, the crossing can be very uncomfortable.) If you are prone to seasickness, please take care of it).

Local staff will give you tips on what to do on your own.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, transfer hotel – port, speedboat ticket, accommodation in a double room

Your day starts early in the morning at the port of Baquerizo Moreno. The journey goes along the western coast of San Cristobal, so you have the opportunity to observe frigate birds and marine iguanas. With good luck you can also see manta rays and dolphins.

The first stop is in Puerto Grande with a stay of two hours. Here you can snorkel or relax on the beach. After lunch on the ship, the 45-minute drive continues to Kicker Rock. Once at the rock, you can either snorkel or dive.

There is much to discover here: The rock is inhabited by blue-footed boobies and other seabirds. Underwater seals, various fish, rays, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and much more can be discovered.

After about two hours of your stay here, you will go back to San Cristobal, which will take about 1:30.

Hotel: in the chosen category

Included: breakfast, lunch on board, English speaking tour guide, boat seat, overnight stay in a double room

Today you will be transferred to San Cristobal airport and return via Guayaquil.

Hotel: –

Included: breakfast, airport transfer

*In the Island Hopping tours we can plan a diving day.

PRICE PER PERSON 1:

1015.00 EUR

Included in the price

Not included in the price

  • International and national flights
  • Admission to the Galapagos National Park ($ 100, – per person)
  • Migration Card Galapagos ($ 20, – per person)
  • Isabela Port Tax (about $ 10, – per person)
  • Unlisted meals
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Optional excursions and additional programs
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Water taxis (each approx $ 1 p.P.) * wetsuit
  • Travel and health insurance

Travel Insurance

To protect your travel investment, we strongly recommend that you acquire your own travel insurance. Travel insurance covers medical expenses, interruption and cancellation of travel, theft and other damages incurred when traveling at home or abroad.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (valid for at least 6 months). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the latest visa requirements.

¹ All prices without guarantee. Please note that these are guideline prices and they may change.

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