Day trip

Cerro Mesa Reserve and Garrapatero Beach Tour

Cerro Mesa Reserve and Garrapatero Beach Tour

From US$ 219 per person

Get back to nature in the ecological reserve of Cerro Mesa and walk the pristine paths to admire the local flora and fauna. Enjoy a picnic at Garrapatero Beach and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from the following hotels: Galapagos Inn, Red Booby, Mainao, Galapagos Suites, Fernandina, Villa Laguna, Silberstein, Island Sol, SolyMar, Angermeyer and Royal Palm. Pick Up Time approx: 07:00 - Hotel Maidith White Cove (Cucuve S/N y Floreana)
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

The experience
  • Explore the Cerro Mesa ecological reserve
  • Enjoy a picnic on Garrapatero Beach
  • Cycle through Santa Cruz island
Full description
Depart Puerto Ayora and journey to the higher part of Santa Cruz island to cycle to Cerro Mesa, the first ecological reserve in the Galapagos. Walk the pristine paths to admire the flora and fauna, and get a spectacular view of the island and its surroundings. Continue to Garrapatero Beach for a picnic on the shore. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax on the beach and marvel at the native flamingos and mallards in the nearby lagoon. Rent a kayak if you wish to experience the lagoon from a different perspective. Return to Puerto Ayora at the arranged time for the end of the services.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees to Galapagos National Park and Ingala ($120 per person)
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

2 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    1/5
  • Value for money
    1/5

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Guide was very good person. But no information came until the evening of one day prior to the tour date regarding the meeting time. Finally I could connect an operator after several times callings. It frustrated me a lot. The second point as complain the tour finished by 4 hours although the website says 7 hours for whole time. In addition, I wanted to try canoe as option, but a local owner of canoes refused our guide for our usage. You should have made sure if it's available or not in advance. I paid about 220 $ for this tour. Only a few points for visit by a car costs a lot.

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January 31, 2020

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Product ID: 62776