Day 1Interpretation Center, Hike & Snorkel Tijeretas
Upon arrival at San Cristobal Island, enjoy a delicious lunch and receive a quick introduction to your new home. Then journey to the Galapagos Interpretation Center. While here, learn about the unique wildlife, geology and history of the Galapagos.
In the afternoon, hike to Tijeretas along natural trails formed of lava rocks. Native plants like Galapagos cotton, palo santo, acacia and cacti surround the trail. While walking, prepare for sightings of blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, pelicans and finches. Scenic vistas of the coastline and the charming town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are also enjoyed along this popular hiking trail.
Later, cool off with a refreshing snorkeling session at Carola Beach. Say hello to the sea turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas nearby. In the evening, stroll through the friendly laid-back beach town and reflect on your first day in the Galapagos.