GALAPAGOS

SURF | ADVENTURE

DISCOVER THE ISLAND

5 days in San Cristobal Island
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ITINERARY


day
1
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 rocks.

day
2
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.

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3
Española
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 Archipelago.

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4
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 afternoon.

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5
Free Morning. Transfer from your Hotel to the Airport.

PACKET INCLUDES



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



Sun block
Insect Repellent
Hiking/Walking shoes

DOES NOT INCLUDE



Airfare
Entrance fee to the National Park ($100 USD cash only)
Galapagos Migration Control Card ($20 USD cash only)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Scuba Diving

CONDITIONS



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 via email

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

PAYMENT POLICIES



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

REFUND POLICIES



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 authorities

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

DISCLAIMER



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
GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR
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