12 Day Galapagos Expedition (tourist Superior Class)

12 Day Galapagos Expedition (Tourist Superior Class)

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: SAN CRISTOBAL - FREE AFTERNOON

Stop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, 2 km Southwest of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today 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 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 2: KICKER ROCK

Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today 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 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Boxed Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 3: SAN CHRISTOBAL HIGHLANDS

Stop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, 2 km Southwest of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today 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 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 4: SAN CRISTOBAL FREE DAY

Stop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, 2 km Southwest of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
Today you have a day off to enjoy San Cristobal by yourself.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar

Day 5: SANTA CRUZ – BAY TOUR – LA LOBERIA

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
In 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 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Silberstein or similar

Day 6: SANTA FE / PINZON

Stop At: Santa Fe Island, Ecuador
A 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 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Silberstein or similar

Day 7: SANTA CRUZ - ISABELA ISLAND

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
The morning you have time to relax, visit Tortuga Bay or other places in Puerto Ayora. In the afternoon you take the public speedboat to Isabela where you will arrive around 4.30 PM. You can visit the wetlands, explore the “Wall of Tears” and go past the Flamingo Lagoon.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Albemarle – Ocean View or similar


Day 8: TINTORERAS

Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
Today 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 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Albemarle – Ocean View or similar


Day 9: LOS TÚNELES

Stop At: Los Tuneles, SE Isabela Island Nr. La Union Rock, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
Today you will have a tour to Los Tuneles. 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. Then 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. In the early afternoon you will return to Puerto Villamil.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Snack provided
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Albemarle – Ocean View or similar


Day 10: ISABELA FREE DAY

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
Free day to explore Isabela. You have a full day (7hours) bicycle at your disposal to cycle the island.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Albemarle – Ocean View or similar


Day 11: SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Today 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 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Tourist Superior class hotel: Hotel Silberstein or similar


Day 12: TRANSFER OUT

Stop At: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will program you transfer out to Baltra, with a Spanish speaking driver

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

$3,595.66 Per Person