Visiting 1 Island
Every Day
Soft Adventure
Trip Style

4 – Day San Cristobal Galapagos Tour – San Cristobal Only

Our 4-Day San Cristobal Galapagos tour focuses exclusively on San Cristobal Island. Meet the most incredible environments found in the Galapagos. Snorkel the awesome Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) and walk through sea lions on La Loberia. 

Encounter the wonderful and unique wildlife that make the Galapagos Islands such a magical and unforgetable experience. This all-inclusive land tour itinerary allows you to choose form a selection of hotels to fit your budget and comfort. A bilingual naturalist guide will escort you on daily activities.

Start Date:  Every day
Activities:   Short hikes, snorkelling, navigating, and wildlife viewing.
Age range:  1 yr – active 60’s.
Trip Style:   Soft adventure.

Wildlife to See: Galapagos Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards, Frigate Birds, Pelicans, Darwin´s Finches and more.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Am: Arrive in San Cristobal Island Airport (SCY) – Pm: Interpretation Center / Tijeretas – Playa Carola
Day 2: San Cristobal Island: Excursion to Kicker Rock
Day 3: San Cristobal Island: Am: Highlands – Pm: Loberia.
Day 4: Am: Transfer out to Puerto Baquerizo  Airport (SCY).

For the complete itinerary click on the tab Itinerary above .

Essential Trip Information


Important Remarks
DEPARTURE LOCATION San Cristobal Island Airport. (SCY)
RETURN LOCATION San Cristobal Island Airport. (SCY)
DEPARTURE TIME You must arrive before 11:00 AM. *Ask for more details.
RETURN TIME Approximately after 11:00 AM. *Ask for more details.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED  Accommodation in selected hotels (double rooms).
 Box Lunch o Lunch.
 All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program.
 Excursions and visits during the program.
 Bilingual naturalist guides for each island and all activities.
 Snorkeling Equipment (mask, fins, tube). 
NOT INCLUDED  Air Tickets from/to Galapagos.
 Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – $100.00 US per person.
 Migratory Control Card – $20.00 US per person.
 Cost of the transfer between the hotels and the restaurants designated for the meals in each island.
 Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Day 1

Arrive in San Cristobal Is: Interpretation Center / Tijeretas snorkel - Playa Carola

Arrive by plane to Galapagos from either Quito or Guayaquil (air ticket not included). Our guide will be waiting for you at the airport on San Cristobal Island where the tour will begin. After checking-in at the hotel and eating lunch in a local restaurant head to the San Cristobal Interpretation Center where our guide will explain how the Galapagos Islands were formed, the evolution of species, the migration of the animals, and the human settlements within the Galapagos.

After visiting the Interpretation Center, we will make our way to “Cerro Tijeretas”, or “Frigate Hill”. Here you can do some snorkeling to see colorful fish species, starfish, sea urchins, or to simply enjoy the crystal clear waters. The afternoon continues with a visit to Playa Carola, where you will have time to enjoy the beautiful beach before returning to the hotel.

Meals included: Lunch. 

Accommodation: In San Cristobal Island in the hotel class of your choice

Day 2

San Cristobal: Excursion to Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock)

This site is also knows as Sleeping Lion or “León Dormido”. Getting to this spot takes 1 hr navigation. The first stop will be right before Kicker Rock (going down of Cerro Tijeretas) for some fine swimming and snorkeling. Kicker Rock itself is considered one of the most outstanding snorkeling sites in the Galapagos. The excursion consists of two snorkeling immersions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon after lunch. A Box Lunch will be served in the boat, as these parts of the islands are inhabited. Afterwards, we will make our way towards a deserted beach to observe wildlife and relax. We will head back to the boat and return to San Cristobal. Return time to Puerto Baquerizo is scheduled around 4pm.

Meals included: Breakfast, box lunch. 

Accommodation: In San Cristobal Island in the hotel class of your choice

Day 3

San Cristobal Island: Highlands / La Lobería

After breakfast the day begins with a short bus or truck ride (depending on the size of the tour group) to visit the Highlands of San Cristobal. Along the way we will make a stop at the Mirador de la Soledad where you may enjoy a magnificent view of the island. Afterwards we will make our way to the Laguna del Junco, the only freshwater lagoon in San Cristobal, and also where frigate birds come to wash their wings. We will then make a short stop at Playa de Puerto Chino before eating a lunch in the Highlands. On the way back you will pass by the spot where the island‘s locals cultivate their food and the famous Galapagos Coffee. 

In the afternoon get ready for an excursion to La Lobería. You will drive northwest of downtown Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and arrive on a scenic sea lion-laden beach. This is a great spot for catching sight of the island’s playful local residents aside from wild iguanas, lava lizards, yellow warblers and frigates, among other fascinating creatures. After a walk in the beach, get ready with the snorkel equipment to submerge in the color-filled waters of the area to swim alongside Galapagos turtles, sea lions and colorful fish. 

Meals included: Breakfast, box lunch. 

Accommodation: In San Cristobal Island in the hotel class of your choice


Day 4

Transfer out Puerto Baquerizo Airport / Goodbye Galapagos!

On the final day we recommend waking up early to have enough time to get ready for the transfer-out from Puerto Baquerizo Airport where you will catch your return flight to either Quito or Guayaquil

Meals included: Breakfast

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change due to operational matters, Galapagos National Park dispositions or circumstances  beyond our control (force majeure).

NOTE: Hotels depend on availability, we may not always use hotels listed below, but we will always stick to the class you selected.

First Class Hotels

Hotel Golden Bay

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  • Lobby and Reception Area
  • Business Center
  • Main Restaurant on the Ground Floor
  • Snack-Bar with wood oven to bake fresh pizzas 
  • Swimming pool located on the ground floor
  • Panoramic Terrace with covered areas

Tourist Superior Hotels

Hotel Opuntia

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Great view of the port of San Cristobal
Located a few meters from Playa de Oro beach
Gourmet cuisine
Private outdoor pool
Air-conditioning and hot water


Tourist Hotels

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Swimming pool
Air-conditioning and hot water
Relaxing pool area
Private bathroom

Economy Hotels

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Swimming pool
Air-conditioning and hot water
Private bathroom
Nice lobby area

San Cristobal Galapagos Tour

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