San Cristobal & Española – Galapagos Islands

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This Galapagos 4-day tour will give you some of the best experiences on the islands within just a few days. This four-day tour follows along San Cristobal and its nearby islands, taking you to some of the Galapagos' most precious jewels.

This tour is not only perfect for pre or post cruises but also it is ideal for customized trips.


* Visit one of the world’s best snorkeling locales and dive into the Galapagos. It is home to sharks, rays, and a wide variety of tropical fish.
* Española Island: Spot unique wildlife, this is the only nesting site for the Waved Albatross.
* Meet the lovely sea lions that inhabit the paradisiac beach. You may have the chance to swim with these playful animals!

  • Day 1: San Cristóbal Island

    Galapagos Bird Life, Land, and Marine Exploration

    This morning we will hike to Cerro las Tijeretas or Frigate Hill, which gets its name from the large number of Frigate Birds (Tijeretas) that live and nest here. On our walk along the lava rock trails we will be able to see interesting endemic plants and the spectacular birdlife of the Galapagos. There are great views of the coastline and our first encounter with the underwater marine life at Darwin bay.
    We continue on to the striking Carola Beach where we can take another dip if we want. Here you will find sea turtles, sea lions, and marine iguanas.

    Back at Mann Beach we can kayak (additional cost), providing a perfect end to a perfect active and relaxed day in these enchanted islands. (L.) (Semi-Private Transfer) (Shared Guide)


  • Day 2: San Cristóbal Island

    Choose one of the below two options:

    Highland San Cristobal

    In the morning we will visit Cerro Colorado Reserve. From the entrance of the Reserve we will walk slightly more than a kilometer to Puerto Chino beach. This is a spectacular beach where you can find endemic plant species and colonies of seals and other animals, and where we will have time to snorkel. After an enjoyable box lunch in the Reserve, we will drive to the highest part of the island where we will visit and take a relaxed walk around El Junco lagoon. This body of water is the largest source of fresh water on the island. (B. L.) (Private Tour)

    Underwater Life

    Today we leave early from Baquerizo Moreno Port and head to the impressive Leon Dormido or Kicker Rock, but before getting there we will try out our snorkeling gear in a small protected bay with calm water and playful sea lions.
    Leon Dormido, made of two rocks in the form of an obelisk jutting dramatically out of the sea, is considered one of the top snorkel and dive sites in the Galapagos, and here we use our snorkeling equipment to explore a channel between the rocks. Stingrays, white-tipped reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, turtles, tropical fish and eagle rays all live in the waters around Leon Dormido and if you are lucky you may even get to spot dolphins and whales! (B. L.) (Shared Guide)


  • Day 3: Full day cruise to Espanola

    Full day cruise to Espanola

    This Island is located two hours from San Cristóbal, it 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 (aka Galapagos Albatross). From April to December this island is covered with these adorably clumsy birds. Blue-Footed and Nazca Boobies as well as many other bird species also call this island home. There are also other unique species found only on Española Island is the Green and Red Marine Iguana (also known as Christmas Iguanas). Quite often you will be greated by these colorful reptiles. (B. L.) (Shard Guide)


  • Day 4: San Cristóbal Island

    Visit to La Loberia in San Cristobal

    Short walk towards La Loberia. We will grab our bikes, or walk along the coast, do a bit more snorkeling, or just sitting and watching a playful colony of sea lions while we admire the brilliant ocean sunset.
    This extension comes to an end with a transfer to San Cristobal Airport. (B.) (Shared Guide) (Semi-Private Transfer)

Hotel Galapagos Sunset Hotel is located opposite the pier of tourists from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the site of entry and exit of all domestic and foreign tourists visiting this paradise, it is surrounded by major restaurants, souvenir shops and less than 10 minutes from the airport of San Cristobal Island.


6 rooms with sea view, 2 indoor rooms and a beautiful and spacious suite on the top floor overlooking the sea.

The rooms are charmingly decorated and include air conditioning, cable TV, flat 32-inch screen televisions and mini bar in room. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Additionally, the coffee bar has a  stunning view where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Galapagos Sunset Hotel serves a full hot breakfast each morning on the hotel terrace with a wonderful sea view and outdoor space; throughout the day it offers coffee, tea, and water.

The receptionist at the Galapagos Sunset Hotel will provide information about local restaurants and attractions.


  • Iron (on request)
  • Breakfast area on the terrace
  • Bar terrace
  • Reception


  • Accommodation
  • Ground Transportation
  • Boat excursions with snorkeling on a sharing basis
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Activities and visits detailed in the itinerary


  • Flights (all flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands can be arranged upon request)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult /$50 per child under 12 years old)
  • Tourist transit card (US $20 per person)
  • Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin)
  • Gratuities


  • Daily arrivals
  • All rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Rates are not valid during Certain Holidays and blackout periods.
  • (B.)= Breakfast
  • (L.)= Lunch
  • (D.)= Dinner
  • (Semi-Private Transfer) = transport provided by the hotel or lodge to their guest only
  • (Shared Guide) = Meet other likeminded travellers and share the services of a guide / vehicle during the plan activity. Typical group size is 10 travellers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all.
  • You should ensure you have travel insurance in place to cover the possibility of unforeseen circumstances which result in the inability to participate in the tour
  • The lodge program is subject to change without notice due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions
  • Certain countries require that you obtain official authorization (a visa) before entering the country. It is your responsibility for verifying and obtaining any necessary travel documents for entry and exit to the countries visited, as these requirements vary depending on the specific country and nationality of the traveler
  • South America Tours Pty Ltd does not provide visa services.