Galapagos, Sports & Adventure
Day 1: Baltra - Puerto Ayora
Welcome at the Baltra airport and transfer by public buses to the tip of the Itabaca canal, where you will proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting in order to transfer you to Puerto Ayora, area where the hotels are located on the Island.
On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galápagos Islands; the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of Evolution, the conservation programs, and observe some Giant Turtles in captivity. (Transfer operates daily at 13h00). Accommodation.
**It will be possible to operate transfers without visits and without guide at the following times: 10h00 and 15h00** (previous request)
Day 2: Puerto Ayora
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach, after 40minute walk (approx.) we will arrive to this magic place, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, with white sand and green mangroves. “Playa mansa” is where we can swim and enjoy of the beach, 1 hour of kayaking is included. Free time for lunch (not included).
In the afternoon, tour around the bay onboard a yacht, starting with a visit to “La Lobería”, named because of the presence of sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel. Then we proceed with our tour to the “Canal del Amor”, a marvelous site where nature gives us an unforgettable view; at the end of this channel, just a few meters forward, a viewpoint where we can observe reef sharks; from here we continue with a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit in “Playa de los Perros”. Punta Estrada will also be visited. Return to Puerto Ayora.
*Note: shipping used in this excursion is a boat engine with capacity for 16 people.
Day 3: Puerto Ayora
Breakfast at hotel. Free day. Lodging.
Day 4: Puerto Ayora / San Cristobal
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer hotel/ pier in Santa Cruz with a visit to “Cerro Mesa”. Departure from the hotel towards Cerro Mesa, located on the hills of the Island, from this point (if weather is appropriate) we´ll enjoy a panoramic view of the Island. At Cerro Mesa we can also observe frigates and small ducks in a pond, endemic plants and birds.
Next, arrival to Puerto Ayora pier and speedboat transfer to San Cristobal (2h30min ride approx, guide assistance is not provided during this transfer). Transfer pier/hotel in San Cristobal and overnight.
Important: Biking is available to/from Cerro Mesa.
Day 5: San Cristobal
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion on board a yacht to “Kicker Rock”
One of the 5 most spectacular sites in Galapagos to practice diving and snorkeling: A navigation along the coast of San Cristóbal with a wonderful landscape and sea birds. Arriving at Leon Dormido, you will dive (2 dives) or snorkel, your guide will direct you to enjoy this fantastic underwater world: fish, sea turtles, sea lions, hammerhead sharks and more!
You will have the opportunity to cross the channel of this rock monument, before disembarking in a beautiful beach, you will enjoy a box lunch on board, snorkeling, swimming in the bay or resting, they are activities that you can do on the beach. Return to the hotel. Lodging.
Day 6: San Cristobal
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning Sup (Paddle Board – First Experiencie) Bahía Naufragio
An activity for beginners, you only need a minimum of balance and strength to stand on the board and drive in the water.
The intensity of the exercise depends on the effort that each one wants to invest and also on the wind and the state of the water in which it is navigated.
Includes: Spanish-English bilingual assistant, paddle boards.
In the afternoon, Kayak in Wreck Bay - Tijeretas
This relaxing activity will make you enjoy even more the natural beauty of the island, you can get in closer contact with animal life. Marvel at seeing sea turtles, birds, or being accompanied by friendly sea lions during your tour.
Includes: bilingual Spanish-English assistant, kayaks, snorkel equipment (fins + mask + wet suit)
Día 7: San Cristobal
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer Hotel / Airport in San Cristobal. (Return to the Continent via San Cristóbal).