San Cristobal Highlands Tour

San Cristobal Highlands Tour

Venture into the highlands of San Cristóbal on this tour. You’ll get to see some of the most interesting plants in the Galápagos and the only freshwater lagoon in the Galápagos. Your guide will provide snorkeling gear for your visits to the beaches.

Featured in:Bird Watching, Marine Wildlife, Nature Walk, Snorkeling
Duration:
7 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
Schedule:
9:00 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Your tour begins when the truck drops you off at the base of a hill, where you’ll be enveloped by mist and surrounded by plants called miconia — an endemic species of flowering plant. Then, you’ll hike through the fog to see vegetation around the brim of the volcano.

The tour continues to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, where you’ll get to the islands’ most iconic reptiles. Next, you’ll head to the beach of Puerto Chino, known for its postcard-perfect white sand. To get there, you’ll walk along a trail lined opuntia cactus and then take a swim in the beautiful surroundings.

After the beach, you’ll head to a local farm for lunch and a coffee tasting. Once you’ve had your fill of the traditional Ecuadorian meal and explore the farm, you'll make your way to Loberia beach. This is another good spot for swimming, or you can take yourself for a hike around the rocky cliffs, which serve as scenic nesting grounds for marine birds. Then, you’ll return to town in time for sunset at a boardwalk bar.

Transportation

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