Experience the action packed adventure in the Galapagos Islands! This itinerary is perfectly seasoned for all travelers looking to explore the abundant wildlife and geological landscapes unlike anywhere found on the planet. Along with exciting activities in the Galapagos, this itinerary by Gulliver Expeditions will allow close and intimate contact with the famed Galapagos wildlife.
At your arrival to San Cristobal Airport, your Spanish speaking driver will be waiting for you and take you to your hotel.
You will have the rest of the afternoon on your own to visit the surroundings such as the Interpretation Center, local shops and stores, and beaches.
Kicker Rock is a large rock formation, located on the eastern coast of San Cristobal Island. It is in the middle of the sea, shaped like a giant sleeping lion, hence its name. The rocks are remnants of a vertical tuff stone conformation and is a favorite place of shelter for several species of sea birds. The main attraction is the activity of snorkeling or diving, where many Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, octopus and an array of tropical fish can be observed
Transfer out San Cristobal
Travel Time: 10 min
At a scheduled time, a Spanish speaking driver will take you to the airport of San Cristobal to take your flight from San Cristobal Island to Isabela Island. Enjoy an amazing experience flying over the archipelago, gaining a bird’s eye view.
Transfer In Isabela
At your arrival onto Isabela pier, a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
Once at your hotel, you will have bikes and snorkel equipment rented for you so you can enjoy the rest of the day to discover the surroundings on your own, such as the Arnold Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center, the wetlands, Concha y Perla snorkeling, local beaches, and more. You will be assisted with various options for this day.
Climbing the Sierra Negra volcanic crater is a must do activity for active travelers and geology enthusiasts. Since its last eruption in 2018, the geographically unique Sierra Negra Volcano is home to incredible lava paths adorned with native plant and animal life.
On the way to Sierra Negra Volcano, you can see how the landscape changes from volcanic dryness with black soil and little vegetation to a humid forest.
Sierra Negra is an excellent place for birdwatching, you may possibly see finches and the Galapagos hawk. During the hike you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful views and the incredible contrast between the volcanoes and the sea. The Sierra Negra Volcano is the second largest active volcanic crater in the world.
“Las Tintoreras” is a group of small islets found south of Puerto Villamil and a speedboat must be taken to arrive. The turquoise water is home to a lot of wildlife such as sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, manta rays, and with some luck you can see Galapagos Penguins. Marine iguanas are known to nest here and sharks can be seen in the various crevices on the trail looping the Tintoreras.
Speedboat: Isabela – Santa Cruz
Travel Time: 2.5 hours
You must be at the passenger pier at 14h15 to check-in on the speedboat. From the Isabela pier to the speedboat you will have to use a water taxi ($1 pp). Upon arriving to Santa Cruz Island you use one more water taxi ($1 pp) from the speedboat to the passenger pier. Once in Puerto Ayora you can decide to walk to your hotel or use a taxi for $1.50 USD.
Transfer Puerto Ayora-Baltra airport
Travel Time: 1h30
At a scheduled time, your driver will take you to the airport of Baltra for your flight back to Ecuador.
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Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.