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.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Bilingual naturalist guide, land transportation, lunch at the farm, snorkel gear, and a towel.
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Similar things to do
This all-day tour takes you to some of the highlights of San Cristobál’s landscape. Your tour begins with an early morning boat ride and lasts into the evening. This is a part of the Galápagos that you need a guide in order to see, and the views that you’ll get along the way are well worth the hiking. You’ll also get the chance to stop and snorkel around the beautiful bay and have lunch on board the boat.
During the boat trip you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and you may see dolphins. Upon arrival at León Dormido we will navigate around the island to see the sea birds and sea lions, resting on the rocks. If you wish, you can snorkel — there is a good chance you will see the Galapagos shark, sea turtles, different types of rays, and a variety of fish. After that, you have some free time to enjoy the beach at Playa Ochoa, Cerro el Brujo or Playa Manglecito. Return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
Located two hours from San Cristóbal, Española is the southernmost island and one of the oldest in the Galápagos archipelago. The island's flat profile is extremely dry with only a few inches of rain per year. Despite the dry climate the island is one of the world's only known nesting sites for the Waved Albatross.