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.

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  • Duration: 9 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 8:30 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Bird Watching
Marine Wildlife
Nature Walk
Snorkeling

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.

Itinerary:

08:30 AM - Visit El Junco Lagoon - Galapaguera seminatural.

12:00 PM - Picnic lunch at El Trinar Farm - coffee tasting.

13:30 - Walking around the farm and harvesting of local fruits, planting of an Otoy plant (food of the giant tortoises). Fruit tasting.

15:30 - Return to the port.

16:30 - Snorkel at Lobería beach.

17:30 - Return to the hotel.

What to Bring

Windbreaker, sun glasses, sunscreen, swim suit, waterproof camera, change of clothes, water, as well as money for extra meals, tips, and personal expenses. ==================================== NOT INCLUDED: - Water - Tips / gratuities. - Entrance to the Galapagos National Park is 100 USD per 1 adult and 50 USD per 1 child. This is paid in cash on spot at your arrival to any Galapagos airport: Baltra or San Cristobal. - Tourist Card INGALA 20 USD for each passenger. It is paid in cash on any departure airport (Quito or Guayaquil) before check-in in your flight to Galapagos.

What's included

Bilingual naturalist guide, land transportation, lunch at the farm, snorkel gear, and a towel.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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