Galapagos Island Hopping 4 days 3 nights
Galapagos Island Hopping 4 days – 3 nights This tour is not only perfect for pre or post cruises but also it is ideal for customized trips. The island hopping tours let’s travelers have a deeply experience of the island.
Galapagos Island Hopping 4 days – 3 nights
This tour is not only perfect for pre or post cruises but also it is ideal for customized trips. The island hopping tours let’s travelers have a deeply experience of the island.
DepartureSan Cristobal Island
Departure TimeDepending of your time flight
Return TimeDepending of your time flight
IncludeTransportationHotel accomodationEntry FeesEnglish Speaking GuideAirport TransfersMentioned meals
Not IncludedOther expensesNot mentioned meals
Day 1: Quito / Guayaquil – San Cristobal Highlands & Puerto Chino
Today the adventure begins! As soon as we arrive in San Cristobal airport, and we passed the National Park checking point, we will be warmly received by our naturalist guide. Later on, we board our transport that is going to take us to the San Cristobal Highland area.
The Junco Lake or el Junco, as it is called by locals, is an inactive volcano that has a fresh water lake where frigate birds and Bahamas ducks rinse their wings from the salt. This will be our first approach to the amazing view of Galapagos and its wildlife. Here, we will have our first delicious lunch at the archipelago.
Moving on in our daily journey, after an approximate hike of 1 hour, we will have the opportunity to watch the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat. Where? At the Galapaguera Breeding Center. This center, run by the Galapagos National Park Authority, allows us not only to watch these magnificent tortoises but also touch and see some of their eggs. This visit is ideal for understanding the behavior of this massive animal that may weigh up to 200kg (440 pounds) and live up to 150 years.
After this amazing contact with the wildlife of Galapagos, we will move on to Puerto Chino. This is a breathtaking beach where we can lay down or having a sunbath.
Once we were astonished by the Galapagos first overview and the impressive animals, we are going to reach our hotel, where we will rest after a long but rewarding day as well as having a delicious meal. (-/L/D)
IMPORTANT NOTE: We strongly recommend to take the first flights to Galapagos because we will be able to land before midday and do all the program for this day.
Day 2: Española Island Full Day (only available on Saturdays)
Española is the jewel of the archipelago, so if we can, we should visit it! This journey is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling lovers. In this trip, we will visit Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez.
The first spot to visit is Gardner Bay, the turquoise water of this bay is ideal for snorkeling with the friendly sea lions that habit this area while we are astonished by the sharks or the 50 species of fishes that inhabit in this Bay. If we snorkel, we have the possibility to swim among hammer sharks. But, hold on! There is not only clear water and colorful fishes, there are also interesting birds such as the Galapagos Hawk or finches.
Today, and depending on the activities and the group, we will have an unforgettable lunch on board.
After this unforgettable experience, we will go to Punta Suarez. This rocky land requires a bit of effort by us, but firstly we have to wear comfy shoes or boots for being able to enjoy the 2 – 2:30 hours trail. Don´t worry! The effort will be more than rewarded. Here we will watch many species of birds like the blue-footed and red-footed boobies, hawks, finches and the Galapagos doves. If we are traveling between May and December, we will be able to see the albatross colony. At the end of it, there is another wonder of Galapagos waiting for us into the cliffs. There is the impressive blowhole of water that height up to 20m or more (50-75 ft). It like looking a geyser in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. (B/L/D)
Important Note: If we arrive on Thursday the Española Island day will be done on the 3rd day, and the activity chosen for Day 3 will be done on Day 2.
Day 3: Navigation Day
After a well-deserved rest and a lovely breakfast, we are going to meet our guide again, but this time for a Full Day of navigation. For this day, there are many options depending the availability:
- 360º Full Day Tour
- Kicker Rock Full Day
- Punta Pitt Full Day
Day 4: Final Day
Sadly, our daily adventure in Galapagos arrived at its end! Our guide will assist us in our return flight or to move on to our next experience in Galapagos, hopefully on boar of an expedition cruise like the Boutique Yacht Galapagos Sea Star Journey and the First Class Catamaran Galapagos Seaman Journey.
San Cristobal, Galapagos