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Day 1 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, 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

Meals included: lunch, dinner.

Day 2 Lobos Island

On a 30 min boat ride from the port you arrive on Lobos Island, as it name implies a home to a large sea lion colony. But that’s not the only thing you’ll find while you’ll hike and snorkel at the island on this half day tour. During the hike, you hopefully spot blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds, while during snorkeling you can often see the marine iguanas eating, as well as rays and turtles in the sandy bottom that separates Lobos Island from the mainland of San Cristobal. This tour is includes a stop at Playa Ochoa. 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, eg. BBQ at the Bambu, delicious sea food at the “El Descanso Marinero” or pizzas at the Calypso.

Meals included: breakfast ,lunch.

Day 3  Española island

Departure by boat to Española island. The boat ride takes 1h30 each way approx. At arrival you will leave off the boat at Punta Suarez where you will begin a hike, looking for Nazca and blue footed boobies. After the hike you will go back on board for lunch and then reach a snorkel spot where those who want can enjoy a snorkel session and look for tropical fishes, rays. You will back to San Cristobal port in the end of the afternoon. important note : Albatrosses are not on the island from late December to beginning of April approximately but  Still you have a lot of wildlife to see. After the tour you have free time and then the guide will give you the details for the next day, and recommend a nice restaurant.

Meals included: breakfast ,lunch.

Day 4 Punta Pitt

Punta Pitt is located on the northeastern corner of San Cristóbal Island. The trail includes an olivine beach approximately 90 meters/295 feet and a trail that ascends to the top of a volcanic tuff hill passing through several natural viewpoints.

The walking trail is 1,400 meters/nearly one mile, with an estimated time of two hours, round trip.

Punta Pitt is composed of volcanic tuff substrate. High winds present there have led to a unique form of natural erosion.

This is the only site in the Galapagos Islands, where you can watch the three species of boobies and two species of frigates nesting in the same area. The reason that there are three species of boobies at Punta Pitt is due to the geographic location: there is enough food so there is no competition between them. The blue-footed boobies nest in the interior (rarely on the cliffs), red-footed boobies nest on bushes and masked boobies nest along the cliffs. Another added attraction is the presence of sea lions at the landing point, in the bay.

Staff of the Technical Office of San Cristobal, conduct periodic inspections of non-native animals especially cats and rats in this area. This is in order to avoid them preying on the lava lizards and the chicks of marine birds. The rest of the day is at your choice. For Dinner, you have several options

Meals included: breakfast ,lunch.

Day 5 Highland

You will take your box 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 approximately 5 years into the wild. After that we go back to the town and accompany you to the airport, where you will do your check-in for the flight.

Meals included: breakfast.