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4-Day San Cristóbal Expedition

Galapagos
From $1,020 p.p.

Tour Summary

The Expedition Galapagos Island-Hopping Tours are tailored for adventurers who enjoy a blend of curated activities and independent exploration. This 4-day tour is focused on San Cristóbal island, with visits to iconic sites such as the Interpretation Center, La Lobería, and the stunning Kicker Rock. The exploration unfolds through activities like snorkeling, wildlife encounters, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Go on this adventure-packed expedition at your own pace and discover some of Galapagos’ natural wonders!

Highlights

  • checkKicker RockSnorkel in the favorite place of an array of marine birds, and great underwater life.
  • checkPlaya MannDo paddle boarding or kayaking at Playa Mann together with numerous sea lions.
  • checkEspañola IslandSpot unique wildlife. This island is the only nesting site for the Waved Albatross.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 SAN CRISTOBAL – PLAYA MANN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Playa Mann

    Today is the first day of your San Cristobal Expedition tour. You will arrive at the airport of San Cristobal, one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred with an English-speaking driver to your hotel in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. A great advantage is the location of the airport, which is only 5 minutes from the village. In the afternoon, you can choose between paddle boarding or kayaking (due to availability) activity in the harbor of Playa Mann. Sea lions will be guaranteed!

    • ActivityActivity:Paddle Boarding or Kayaking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 2 KICKER ROCK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock

    Today, you will have a day tour of Kicker Rock, with lunch and snorkeling (equipment included). In a small boat, you will set for the lava formation in the middle of the ocean called Kicker Rock. The boat will anchor, and you will jump from the boat to snorkel in the canal in between the rock formations. Here, you will be able to spot marine turtles, rays, different shark species (sometimes even hammerheads), and more. After snorkeling, you will continue to Manglecito or a similar beach. These white coral beaches offer a nice opportunity to swim in shallow waters, walk around, and relax before returning to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You will have a box lunch on board.

    * It is also possible to dive at Kicker Rock (two immersions) if you have your PADI certificate (+ $ 80) including equipment.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 3 ESPAÑOLA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Española Island

    Early in the morning, you will board a small boat that will navigate southwards. After 2 hours, the boat will arrive at Punta Suarez, where you will go on land for a hike of about 2 hours. During the walk, you will be able to see many different birds. Continuing inland, the trail leads to a cliff on the southern side of the island overlooking the ocean. After the hike, you will return to the boat which will navigate to the other side of the island towards Gardner Islet. Here, you will have the chance to go snorkeling for about 1.5 hours and see even more marine life. Afterward, you will have lunch on board, and finally, the boat will head back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Snorkeling. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 4 TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Cristobal Transfer Out

    Today, your San Cristobal Expedition comes to an end. After breakfast, and depending on your flight times, an airport transfer with a Spanish-speaking driver will be arranged.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

Map

4 Day San Cristobal Expedition Map

4 Day San Cristobal Expedition Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 - 5 guests$ 1,141 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 1,020 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at San Cristobal Airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport Transportation on the island as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Round trip flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
    + Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
    + Water Taxi (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + Wetsuits for rent (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • The price listed corresponds to accommodation in the Tourist Superior class. Upgrade class accommodation is also available for this tour. If you would like to know more about this option, please contact us.
  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Please note that the activity sequence depends on your flight schedule and the availabilities of the different tours and transportation. The sequence of your complete tour might change but you won’t miss any tours if you have an afternoon flight back to Ecuador on the last day.
  • It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to the Galapagos Islands and a late departure time from the Galapagos Islands to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. Late arrivals and/or early departures mean you might miss some activities.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
  • ​​There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • It is suggested to have valid travel and medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Please inform the team of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Essential items to bring include comfortable and lightweight clothing (with a jacket as a precaution), water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Pictures may be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • When flying to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil, we recommend arriving in the city at least 24 hours before your flight, to avoid inconveniences in case of flight delays. Cruise departures have fixed schedules and extra fees may occur for reaching the cruise on another day.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Since cruises have fixed departures, please check dates and itineraries with the team before booking the cruise and flight tickets. Because the Galapagos is a high-demand destination, availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options available at the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises require you to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise, they will charge an extra fee. Please check with the team and they will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight ticket arrangement.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.
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