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4 Day San Cristóbal Expedition

From $850 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:Tourist Class: Hotel Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar. Tourist Superior Class: Hotel Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 2 KICKER ROCK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock

    Today, you will have a day tour to 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 formation. 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:Exploring, Relaxing, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Tourist Class: Hotel Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar. Tourist Superior Class: 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. Afterwards, you will have lunch on board, and finally, the boat will head back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Tourist Class: Hotel Galapagos Eco Friendly or similar. Tourist Superior Class: 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 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$ 949 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 850 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

  • Prices for 2024 and 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • The price listed corresponds to accommodation in the Tourist class. Tourist Superior class accommodation is also available for this tour. If you would like to know more about this option, please contact us.
  • 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.
  • Tr y to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
  • 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.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.

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