Enjoy the Enchanted Archipelago with our Galapagos Tours – Darwin Promotion. Visit the famous San Cristobal Island and its attractions, have a wonderful Full Day Navigable Tour to Leon Dormido, have a two hours navigation to Santa Cruz Island by speedboat, get to know the giant tortoises, and have a Full Day navigable tour to another island.

Arrive at the Archipelago in our Galapagos Tours – Darwin Promotion. Arrive at the Airport of San Cristobal Island, where we will be received by a naturalist guide and transferred to the hotel to Check-in. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit different attractions. Our very first visit will be to THE INTERPRETATION CENTER. This center was inaugurated in August 1998 and presents a complete and documented history of the Galapagos Islands. This place takes us through the history of the Islands, n their natural, human, and conservation contexts. Then, we will go walking up the “FRIGATEBIRD HILL” or “TIJERETAS HILL”, which consists of a trail that leads us to different viewpoints. The first point is the top of Tijeretas Hill, from where you can see León Dormido “Kicker Rock” and Darwin Bay from above. The second viewpoint is a North American purchase cannon that dates from the Second World War and was taken by the Ecuadorian Navy in the early 1970s for military practices. At the third viewpoint, there is a statue of the Scientist Charles Darwin in honor of his trip to the Galapagos Islands. We will finally go to DARWIN´S BAY to snorkel and swim with sea lions, marine turtles and take a look at tropical fishes. Then, we will go through a very white sand beach, which got to be an exotic landscape due to the nature that surrounds this place. Its name is Punta Carola Beach. We will finally visit PLAYA MANN BEACH. This is recreational white sand and broken shells beach. We can enjoy the sea lions resting on the sand. The clarity of the water allows us to go snorkeling in the bay. It is also the perfect place to have a romantic afternoon looking at the sunset. Return to the hotel. Accommodation. (San Cristobal Island).

*Snorkel (Mask, tube, fins)

After a delicious breakfast, we will take the speedboat to go to LEON DORMIDO or KICKER ROCKLEON DORMIDO is a rocky formation in the middle of the sea. The islet has a shape of a sleeping lion, and it is located on the coast of the island of San Cristobal. It reaches a maximum of 114 meters in height. The rocks are remnants of a vertical conformation of tufa stone and are the favorite place of various species of seabirds such as blue-footed boobies and phaetons, as well as sea lions. The waters around the rock are home to species of fish, sea turtles, rays, and hammerhead sharks. Between the rocks, a special channel is formed to make surface diving and diving.

Then we will visit PLAYA MANGLECITO, which has the most beautiful places to see: the mangrove and the beach. A mangrove area is an ideal place for interpretation and observation of waterfowl and the beach is an area where we can enjoy and relax. The characteristic vegetation on the beach is the button mangrove and sesuvium edmonstonei which is a species of succulent plant and it is endemic to the Islands. In the mangrove area, there is a lagoon, where you can observe animals such as patillos, teros reales, zarapitos amongst so much other native wildlife. Return. Accommodation. (San Cristobal Island).

*Snorkel (Mask, tube, fins)

**The Beach after the visit to León Dormido could be Playa Manglecito or Playa Ochoa. Depending on the operation day.

Transfer to the pier to take the speedboat to Santa Cruz. This navigation will take us about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Our first visit is the CHARLES DARWIN STATION, where we will visit the TORTOISE BREEDING CENTER and can observe the different species of tortoises of the other islands. The Charles Darwin research station is the operational center of the Charles Darwin Foundation. Their mission is to provide knowledge and assistance through scientific research and other actions to guarantee the conservation of biodiversity and the environment in the Archipelago of Galapagos. After this visit, we will go up to the HIGHLANDS of Santa Cruz, to enjoy the wonderful and very famous giant tortoises in their natural habitat, these animals of prehistoric aspect lengthen their necks to eat and to be photographed by our visitors at the Archipelago. At the same time, getting to know these giants, is one of the biggest expectative for the passengers. The density of vegetation in this forest, including orchids, daisies, and bromeliads, give also a place to be the habitat of several endemic land birds including Darwin’s finches, Galapagos Hawks, short-eared owls, Yellow Warblers, Galapagos Rails, Vermilion Flycatchers, and Paint-billed Crakes. Have a delicious lunch surrounded by nature. Return to Puerto Ayora. Accommodation. (Santa Cruz Island).

*** Navigable tours are subject to availability. They could be Bartholomew, Plazas, North Seymour, Santa Fe, or Floreana.

Bartholomew. Very early in the morning, we will take the transport to go to the ITABACA CANAL to take our yacht. We will have wonderful navigation of approximately two and a half hours to Bartholomew Island. Breakfast on board. In this beautiful place with an enchanted landscape, we will take a walk through approximately 300 wooden stairs. During the walk, we will be able to observe lava cacti and learn about the geology and volcanology of this area. Once we reach the top, we can enjoy the beautiful view of Pinnacle Rock and the two beautiful crescent-shaped beaches with golden sand mixed with the volcanic landscape. Then, we will make a decent to have another adventure in the bay. We will swim and snorkel with penguins, sea turtles, white tip reef sharks, and other tropical fish. You can also relax and enjoy yourself on the volcanic sand beach. Lunch on board. Return to Puerto Ayora. Accommodation. (Santa Cruz).

This is your last day with us and we hope you enjoyed your trip to the Enchanted Islands in our Galapagos Tours – Darwin Promotion. Transfer to the airport of Baltra, and assistance to take your return flight.

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  • Certified Naturalist Bilingual Guide by the Galapagos National Park.
  • Four nights’ accommodation in selected hotel.
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches (tourist menu type) / (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch).
  • Daily Tour by Boat to León Dormido (sharing bases).
  • Transfer by speedboat / San Cristobal – Santa Cruz Islands (Sharing bases).
  • A Full-Day navigable tour to other Island (Sharing Bases). *** Navigable tours are subject to availability. They could be: Bartholomew, Plazas, North Seymour, Santa Fe, or Floreana.
  • Snorkeling equipment at the spectacular sites detailed in the program (Tube, mask).
  • Air ticket Quito/Guayaquil – Galápagos – Guayaquil/Quito.
  • Transit Card INGALA $ 20 for each passenger (Must be paid at airports from Quito or Guayaquil).
  • Entrance Fee to the Galapagos National Park: Ecuadoreans $ 6 Adults and $ 3 Children / Foreigners: $ 100 Adults and $ 50 Children.
  • Personal expenses, tips and services not specified in the program.
  • Additional meal not specified in the program.
  • Christmas and New Year: special conditions apply.
  • High season applies supplement.
  • Children policy: Discount for children under 12 years old.
  • Solo Travel Passenger applies supplement.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of additional taxes, fuel increase or any other unforeseen circumstance.
  • Galapagos itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical or operational reasons.