Day 1 San Cristobal and Frigatebird Hill
We will pick you up on arrival at the airport of San Cristobal Island and take you to the hotel. After a lunch with the guide, you will go to prepare equipments at the agency for the snorkel and diving for the next day, after that you will visit the Interpretation Center, where the guide will talk to you about the formation, colonization and actual situation of the islands. Then you will follow the trail to the Frigate bird hill, a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view over the island. You will be able to snorkel the shallow waters of Tijeretas Bay or Carola beach (according to the tide your guide will take you to the best spot), where you can see sea lions, various tropical fishes, and turtles. Your small hike will finish at Carola beach from where you will go back to the hotel and get ready for welcome dinner.
Day 2 Kicker Rock
You will visit the famous Kicker Rock or Leon Dormido, a volcanic formation amid the ocean. There you will be able to snorkel and diving with sharks, rays, turtles and if you are luck also with hammerhead sharks! After lunch on the boat you will go to a beautiful, pristine beach, where you will have time to relax. At afternoon you will be back at the town. Shared tour max 12 on board snorkel and diving. In the early afternoon you be back at the port. The rest of the day is at your choice. Rest in the hotel or you can go to Loberia about $3 each way by taxi. There you can walk to cliff trail. Then you will go back to the hotel and have evening free.
For Dinner, you have several options in town to choose from: BBQ at the Bambu, delicious sea food at the “El Descanso Marinero” or pizzas at the Calypso.
Meals included: breakfast ,lunch.
Day 3 HIGHLAND 2
You will take your breakfast and then we departure to the highland, This day we will explore with a guide. We will first visit the Junco lagoon, an extinct crater lagoon where frigate birds come to rinse their wings from the salt and also Bahamas ducks. Then on to the tortoise breeding center where they breed endemic tortoises in order to release them after approx. 5 years into the wild. Lunch will be served in a nice farm. After a break in the hammocks we will continue our exploration and reach the opuntias garden Along the trail, it is possible to encounter species of flora such as Galapagos cotton, chala, mangrove button, manzanillo, muyuyo, tuna, algarrobo, matazarno. In addition to the present fauna: Mockingbird of San Cristóbal, small ground Finch, spotted Flycatcher, cactus Finch, and small tree Finch, among others.
Visitors to the garden of Opuntia Cactus can walk down the trail about 2 km/1.2 miles, observing a great variety of flora and fauna characteristic of the ‘Enchanted Islands’. The road, which runs along the coastal part of the island, drive towards a beach of white sand called ‘Twenty sticks’ Then you will go back to the hotel and have evening free.
For Dinner, you have several options in town to choose from, eg. BBQ at the Bambu, delicious sea food at the “El Descanso Marinero” or pizzas at the Calypso.
Meals included: breakfast.
Day 4 Relax day
The last day is free, you can spend your time shopping or just relax at playa mann and then we will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you to the airport, where you will do your check-in for the flight. And return to the Guayaquil or Quito.