Day 1Interpretation Center, Hike & Snorkel Tijeretas
After a morning flight to San Cristobal Island, arrive at the hotel for an energizing lunch, introduction and short overview of the trip. Then set out for a trip to the Interpretation Center. Listen closely as expert guides describe the unique wildlife, geology natural history and social dynamics of the islands.
With newly gained knowledge of the islands, head to Frigate Hill where many of the unique avian species of the Galapagos can be spotted. Hike over natural lava rock and learn about the Galapagos cotton, palo santo, acacia and cacti that surround the trail. Blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, pelicans and other species can also be spotted. In addition to the wildlife, this walking tour provides beautiful views of the coastline and charming town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno below us.
Later, stop by Carola Beach for a quick dip before returning back to the hotel. Snorkel and swim with sea turtles and sea lions while watching the sunset. Then return to the hotel for a gourmet seafood dinner.