Interpretation center, Tijeretas, Carola
Start off with a visit to the Interpretation Center and walk on the
Tijeretas Trail, then make sure to get some snorkeling down in the
natural pool that forms at the Tijeretas Bay. Later, continue your
adventure down to Punta Carola Beach where you will find San
Cristobal’s Iconic Lighthouse placed in a stretch of black volcanic
Morning trip to Isla Lobos
Isla Lobos is the closest snorkeling site to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. With the right timing, it is possible to see baby sea lions or marine iguanas eating seaweed and swimming in the water. The channel the island makes next to San Cristobal creates excellent conditions to encounter wildlife. The island is most known for its resident sea lion population, where dozens of them play in the turquoise water and dot the white sands to rest. You can also do some bird watching for blue-footed boobies, Darwin finches, brown pelicans, and frigate birds.
Afternoon trip to the Highland
For your transportation you may choose between a mountain bike and a 4x4 truck to El Junco, the only permanent fresh water lake in Galapagos. It is located at 659 meters above sea level on an amazing volcano crater which gives a 360 degree view of the island. After we will continue with a short drive to La Galapaguera at Cerro Colorado, a free range tortoise breeding center managed by the Galapagos National Park. We’ll walk the grounds in search of wild giant tortoises and learn about the efforts this center makes to support their conservation. Afterwards we will go to the beautiful beach of Puerto Chino.
This day will start with a boat ride of approximately 2 hours to
Espanola, the oldest island of the Archipelago and one of the most
spectacular places for marine bird observation. First you will visit
the Gardner Islet where you will snorkel hopefully with a parade of
exotic animals. Later you will continue on a hike to Punta Suarez.
This island is formed by ravines with such high altitudes that one of
its main attractions is the famous blow hole, where water often
shoots up anywhere from 15 to 25 meters high. Additionally you
can enjoy extensive bird watching; catch a view of the albatross,
Nazca boobies, Spanish mockingbirds, Galápagos sparrow hawk,
galapagos pigeon, tropical birds, swallow-tailed gull, artisan finch,
cactus finch & american oystercatchers.
Española is certainly one of the most diverse islands from the
Kicker Rock/ León Dormido
On this day, we are going to visit Kicker Rock Islet, an amazing rock
formation located northeast of San Cristobal Island and rising over 500
feet above the ocean. When viewed from the south the rock resembles a
sleeping lion, which inspires its name in spanish.
These rocks are remnants of a vertical formation of volcanic stone and are
a favorite place for many species of seabirds. The erosion of the cone has
created a channel between the rocks, which provides the ideal habitat for
hammerhead and Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, sea turtles and a variety of
fish species. We will snorkel for about one hour in the channel, which has
a depth of about 100 feet at the entrance and slowly lessens to 36 feet
deep as you advance through it.
Afterwards, we will visit one of the pristine beaches that can only be
accessed from the sea and where visits are regulated by National Park
Rules. You will find white sand and turquoise waters, ideal for a relaxing
Transfer from your Hotel to the Airport.
Transfer from the airport to the hotel followed by an introductory briefing.
Local bilingual guide and host available for the duration of your stay.
Transportation for day tours both in land and navigable.
Navigable day tours include lunch, snacks, refreshments, towels and short wetsuits.
Snorkeling equipment to use during the entire trip.
WHAT TO BRING
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Entrance fee to the National Park ($100 USD cash only)
Galapagos Migration Control Card ($20 USD cash only)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Reservations will be accepted by email or telephone
Once services and availability have been confirmed, you will be sent your respective bill with the final cost
Approval of all bills will be accepted via email
Reservations will be confirmed after the initial deposit has been made
In order to reserve the tour you will need to deposit, or make a wire transfer, of 60% of the total cost
maximum 15 days after the bill has been approved the remaining 40% has to be paid at least two months
before your trip begins.
Availability cannot be guaranteed until the trip has been paid in full
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please get in touch with us as soon as possible by
providing us with your reservation number
Any changes in your reservation are subject to availability
We accept wire transfers
We accept payment via Western Union
CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT
Any cancellation must be done in writing via email. Once the email is received by LAVAWAVE SURF, we will
determine the charges that will apply to the cancellation.
If cancellations are made sixty days prior to the start of your trip, you will lose the entire reservation
deposit of 60% of the total cost.
If cancellations are made between 60 or 14 days prior to the start of trip, you will lose 100% of the total
cost of the packet
Any refund must be handled directly with LAVAWAVE SURF
Claims must be made in written form
Any claim must be presented in writing no later than 30 days after services have concluded. On the contrary, we will not be able to process the claim.
In order to recognize any claim, the operator and its agents agree to submit to the competent Ecuadorian
Taking into account the different services and options of services specified on the bill, means a total
acceptance of the conditions specified in this contract by the client(s) part
LAVAWAVE SURF disclaims the following responsibilities:
Illness, theft, disputes, labor, quarantine, government actions, weather, or any other cause beyond the
direct control of LAVAWAVE SURF
Client’s failure to obtain required travel documentation such as passports, visas or certificates, will mean
that they will not be entitled to any refund
Client’s failure to follow instructions, such as airport schedules and check in-/ check out times at hotels
Cancellation or changes to the services offered for any reason
LAVAWAVE SURF reserves the right to cancel a tour for any reason, unusual or unforeseen circumstances
outside LAVAWAVE SURF´s control. When a tour is cancelled the client may choose between a refund of all
monies paid or any alternative tour offered in lieu by LAVAWAVE SURF
Total refunds will not be honored in situations in which tours have to be canceled, interrupted, or
postponed by LAVAWAVE SURF for reasons that are beyond our control (superior forces such as weather,
hurricanes, earthquakes, acts of terrorism, etc.) and in which LAVAWAVE SURF’S contractual obligations
with its suppliers don’t permit them to obtain a refund of the amounts paid or to be paid
LAVAWAVE SURF reserves the right to keep 15% of the total cost as an administrative fee upon their own
discretion and understanding of each situation
TEODORO WOLF AND MALECON CHARLES DARWIN
SAN CRISTOBAL ISLANDS