Flight to San Cristobal
In the morning, a transfer will take you to reach the Quito airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands..
The Galapagos archipelago offers a wide range of experiences to make the most of this unforgettable region. The varied
panoramas range from heavenly beaches to green mountains and impressive volcanic landscapes. The fauna of the islands is incredibly rich, whether on land, in the ocean or in the air : turtles, iguanas, sea lions, stingrays, sharks, penguins, blue-footed boobies and red-footed boobies, all of which you can observe at close quarters!
At the airport, before you can check in for your flight, you must register at the "Consejo de Gobierno de Galápagos"
office to obtain your "Tarjeta de control de tránsito", which you must keep with your passport until you return from the
islands. The cost of this document is 45 AUD / person.
Next, you should have your luggage inspected in the Galapagos Biosafety Agency (ABG.) To prevent the unintentional introduction of invasive species that threaten the islands' biodiversity. This same action will be repeated on the docks before any transport between the different islands of the archipelago. Before landing, the aircraft cabin will be
fumigated with a WHO-approved product, to eliminate any organisms that have passed through despite previous
inspections. On arrival in the archipelago, you will be required to pay a national park entrance fee of AUD 226/person.
San Cristobal is the provincial capital and one of the archipelago's five populated islands, second only to Santa Cruz in human population. It is also one of the archipelago's oldest geological formations. It is characterized by eroded
volcanic peaks in the sparsely vegetated northern part of the island, and by heavy vegetation towards the south. The
island's relaxed atmosphere and friendly people are sure to make you want to stay longer. San Cristobal is home to
several endemic species such as frigate birds, sea lions, giant tortoises, blue and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas
and much more. It also boasts beautiful shellfish and white coral beaches, and in its blue waters you can discover many
of the wonderful species that live in the archipelago.
The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy the hotel or the beach. Don’t hesitate to ask us for our catalog