Day 1.- ARRIVAL IN QUITO
transfer IN not included. Acclimatation day, welcome briefing
DAY 02: GALAPAGOS – SANTA CRUZ (B,L)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Baltra in the Galapagos. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to Santa Cruz. Your first stop will be at the highlands of Santa Cruz. The Highlands home of the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises. Here you will visit a private ranch where you will enjoy lunch before heading out for a walk in search of the giant tortoises. During this visit, you will also visit some lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies.Later we will continue on our bikes to the other side of the island to Garrapateros beach, and on the way we will stop at the Trapiche to learn about the process of making sugarcane liquor.
Biking Time 3/4 h to view landscapes and wildlife
DAY 03: BAY TOUR (B)
Half-day tour of Academy Bay. Be sure to pack everything you need for this trip. Optional snorkel equipment will be provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to use it. During the tour, you will take a boat to Academy Bay where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions and all kinds of colourful fish.
Snorkeling time: 1 hour
Stand Up and Paddle - SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND. (B)
Boat to San Cristobal Island one of the oldest in the archipelago, this ride will take about 2 hours and with some luck, you might see dolphins on the way.
Meet your guides for the fantastic activity of Stand Up and Paddle, while exploring the bay of this magical island we will be searching for wildlife such us, sea lions, rays, frigate birds, blue footed boobies and other beautiful species from the Galapagos, we will also have chances for swimming and snorkeling.
SUP time: 2 hours
SNORKEL AT KICKER ROCK (B,L)
Boat to Kicker Rock, also known as the Sleeping Lion. This site is located off the coast of San Cristobal. The remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, two vertical rocks rising 500 feet above the ocean, form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. This Galapagos Islands natural monument has become a favorite sight due to the many tropicbirds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the sky in this area. Beneath the sea, the crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful tropical fish, such as rainbow fish, and sharks, like hammerhead-, reef- and white tip sharks.
Boat ride to the Kicker Rock time: 1H
Snorkeling time: 2 times of 1H each
SAN CRISTOBAL FREE MORNING -QUITO (B)
Enjoy some more free time this morning before going to the airport of San Cristobal and taking a flight back to Quito.
DAY 7: QUITO DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer Out not included