Galápagos Retreat

SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

YOGA | SURF | KAYAK

July 7 to 12, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of islands to be visited and the highlights and iconic fauna and flora species of each island.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

Detailed information on activities and visits to each island and applicable cruise rates

PRE-GALAPAGOS TOURS:

A sample of tours offered in Quito and surroundings o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GALÁPAGOS RETREAT
SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND – SEVEN DAYS / SIX NIGHTS

Daily Departures

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1: July 6 – Arrival in Quito or Guayaquil

Welcome, assistance and transfer from airport to your hotel for overnight
Hotel Casona de la Ronda or similar in Quito
Hotel Oro Verde or similar in Guayaquil

DAY 2: July 7 – Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos Islands – San Cristobal

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to San Cristobal Airport in Galapagos. Upon arrival your activities begin with a short walk along the beach towards the Interpretation Center; explore the path to Cerro Tijeras; later enjoy a dive into the natural pool of Darwin Bay; the beach of Punta Carola. At the end of the afternoon return to the hotel and relax with the first yoga class.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 3: July 8 – San Cristobal Island

The day will begin with a session of yoga and meditation in the morning at your hotel, followed by a breakfast and a surf lesson. This class takes place on a beach with small waves so you can practice the techniques without any danger.
Immediately after finishing the surf lesson, we will take you to one of the most beautiful places in San Cristóbal, a very special lunch awaits you here. After lunch, you will visit the Turtle Breeding Center and then the lagoon of El Junco. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 4: July 9 – San Cristobal Island

After breakfast you will start the Tour 360 of San Cristobal. It is a boat ride along the entire coast of San Cristóbal. You will have the opportunity to snorkel with the marine fauna. You will pass through a cascade of fresh water that ends in the ocean. Then we will visit a beautiful white sand beach that has a charming mangrove swamp and we will also go to Kicker Rock, where we will also swim with iconic marine animals.
Upon arrival back in town, you will have time to rest, and we will end the day with a relaxing deep rest yoga class or evening meditation.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 5: July 10 – San Cristobal

The fourth day begins with a session of yoga and meditation in the morning, followed by a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, you will continue with the experiences in the water with a kayak tour of Wreck Bay. We will paddle along the coastline hoping to find some blue footed boobies and seabirds, making our way down to Darwin’s Bay, where there will be time to snorkel with sea lions, sea turtles, parrotfish and other species.
Upon our return we will take a little tour around the bay where artisan fisherman’s boats are docked, here we can observe closely the lifestyle of the locals and the amazing interactions between animals and humans.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 6: July 11 – San Cristobal

After breakfast, we will take you to Española Island and explore Punta Suarez where you will be able to observe some of the most emblematic species of the Galapagos, perhaps some albatrosses, blue-footed boobies and colored iguanas. Later you will return to the boat which will take you to Gardner Islet, where you can snorkel, hopefully next to sea lions, maybe some Galapagos sharks, lots of colorful fish and marine iguanas. After lunch we return to Puerto Baquerizo. Back in town we will meet for dinner at a local restaurant, and the evening is free.
Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 7: July 12 – Depart Galapagos Islands

This is the last day of your trip, and you will begin the morning with an energizing yoga session and morning meditation. Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After breakfast we will take you to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $ 2,812.00
(Rates for single available on request)

INCLUDES:

QUITO or GUAYAQUIL
Roundtrip transfer between airport and hotel.
One night hotel accommodations at Hotel Casona de la Ronda in Quito or Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil based on double occupancy. Includes daily breakfast and 22% hotel taxes and services fees

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Transfers in Galapagos between airport and hotel in San Cristobal during the program.
Accommodation in double rooms at hotel Miconia or Seaside in San Cristobal. Taxes and services fees.
Visits and tours according with itinerary.
Naturalist English speaking guide.
English speaking yoga instructor.
English speaking surf instructor.
Snorkel equipment, surf board and kayak.
Meals detailed at the program.

NOT INCLUDED

Galapagos National Park entrance fees $100 per person. Traffic Control card $20 US per person.
Round trip ticket Quito or Guayaquil and San Cristobal
Gratuities and tips to guides. Expenses of personal nature
Extra or alcoholic beverages. Everything that is not specified in the program.

GALÁPAGOS RETREAT
SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND – SEVEN DAYS / SIX NIGHTS

Daily Departures

ITINERARY

DAY 1: July 6 – Arrival in Quito or Guayaquil

Welcome, assistance and transfer from airport to your hotel for overnight
Hotel Casona de la Ronda or similar in Quito
Hotel Oro Verde or similar in Guayaquil

DAY 2: July 7 – Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos Islands – San Cristobal

This is your first day on the islands. A naturalist guide is waiting at the airport to drive to your hotel, and once installed, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
Your activities begin with a short walk along the beach towards the Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the history of the island. Following the path to Cerro Tijeretas, the guide will explain about the vegetation of the place, the animals that live nearby and, with luck, will point out some of the birds that give the place its name. During the tour make sure to dive into the natural pool of Darwin Bay to discover the marine fauna. After continuing your adventure to the beach of Punta Carola, where the iconic San Cristobal lighthouse is located on a stretch of black volcanic rocks.
At the end of the afternoon and back at the hotel, you will relax with the first yoga class and finally you will end up with a delicious local dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 3: July 8 – San Cristobal Island

The day will begin with a session of yoga and meditation in the morning at your hotel, followed by a breakfast and a surf lesson, this class will be planned to familiarize you with this sport, we will review the basics of surfing. You will learn about the equipment (board, strap, fins, wax, etc.), the placement on the board, paddle technique, how to navigate the board in the water, how to avoid a wave and what to do in case of emergency.
This class takes place on a beach with small waves so you can practice the techniques without any danger.
Immediately after finishing the surf lesson, we will take you to one of the most beautiful places in San Cristóbal, a very special lunch awaits you here and, between the colorful nature of San Cristóbal and the spectacular views, you will have time to walk and take photos next to fruit trees and bamboo. After lunch, you will visit the Turtle Breeding Center of the National Park and then the lagoon of El Junco, our largest freshwater reserve. The afternoon will be spent back in the town.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 4: July 9 – San Cristobal Island

After breakfast you will start the Tour 360 of San Cristobal. It is a boat ride along the entire coast of San Cristóbal, and during this trip you will discover truly hidden places of this magical island, and you will have the opportunity to snorkel with the marine fauna. You will pass through a cascade of fresh water that ends in the ocean, the Bay of Sardina, where you will hopefully see sea turtle nests. Then we will visit Rosa Blanca Bay, a beautiful white sand beach that has a charming mangrove swamp. We will cross Punta Pitt, where we will stop to fish if conditions allow it, and we will also go to the majestic Kicker Rock, where we will also swim with iconic marine animals from the islands. Upon arrival back in town, you will have time to rest, and we will end the day with a relaxing deep rest yoga class or evening meditation.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 5: July 10 – San Cristobal

The fourth day begins with a session of yoga and meditation in the morning, followed by a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, you will continue with the experiences in the water with a kayak tour of Wreck Bay, first towards Playa Mann around 8:00 am, on this journey we will paddle along the coastline hoping to find some blue footed boobies and seabirds, making our way down to Darwin’s Bay, where there will be time to snorkel with sea lions, sea turtles, parrotfish and other species.

Upon our return (based on the paddling strength of the group) we will make a little tour around the bay where artisan fisherman’s boats are docked, here we can observe closely the lifestyle of the locals and the amazing interactions between animals and humans. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in town, and you will have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the city and the nearby beaches on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 6: July 11 – San Cristobal

After breakfast, we will take you to Española, a nearby island. The boat trip is about 2 hours, and the first stop will be at Punta Suárez once we arrive on the island. Here we will disembark and begin a light walk of 2 hours around the island. You will be able to observe some of the most emblematic species of the Galapagos, perhaps some albatrosses, blue-footed boobies and colored iguanas. Later you will return to the boat which will take you to Islote Gardner, where you can snorkel, hopefully next to sea lions, maybe some Galapagos sharks, lots of colorful fish and marine iguanas. There will be a boxed lunch served on board around 14h00. After lunch the journey back to Puerto Baquerizo will begin, and you will arrive around 16:30-17:00. Back in town we will meet for dinner at a local restaurant, and the evening is free.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Miconia or Seaside.

DAY 7: July 12 – Depart Galapagos Islands

This is the last day of your trip, and you will begin the morning with an energizing yoga session and morning meditation. Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After breakfast we will take you to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $ 2,812.00
(Rates for single available on request)

INCLUDES:

QUITO or GUAYAQUIL
Roundtrip transfer between airport and hotel.
One night hotel accommodations at Hotel Casona de la Ronda in Quito or Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil based on double occupancy. Includes daily breakfast and 22% hotel taxes and services fees

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Transfers in Galapagos between airport and hotel in San Cristobal during the program.
Accommodation in double rooms at hotel Miconia or Seaside in San Cristobal. Taxes and services fees.
Visits and tours according with itinerary.
Naturalist English speaking guide.
English speaking yoga instructor.
English speaking surf instructor.
Snorkel equipment, surf board and kayak.
Meals detailed at the program.

NOT INCLUDED

Galapagos National Park entrance fees $100 per person. Traffic Control card $20 US per person.
Round trip ticket Quito or Guayaquil and San Cristobal
Gratuities and tips to guides. Expenses of personal nature
Extra or alcoholic beverages. Everything that is not specified in the program.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

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G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843

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G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843

Send us a Message

ENQUIRE NOW

We will be happy to answer your questions or comments.

G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843