Leon Dormido Tours

The translation of Leon Dormido, a giant rock formation rising sharply out of the ocean, is 'sleeping lion.' The remains of a lava cone split into two parts, in English it is also known as 'Kicker Rock.' The formations have eroded due to hundreds of years of weather and sea and now tower 500 feet above the water below.

Located off the coast of San Cristobal Island, boats that visit the rocks can navigate through the narrow channel between the two formations. Much marine wildlife does the same, and this is one of the most common places to see Galapagos sharks as well as turtles, rays and sea lions. It's an excellent spot for diving and snorkeling, as the mild current sweeping between the two rocks often means diverse groups of reef fish. Frigate birds are also common, and many other species can be seen above the water. Whether you conclude that the rocks resemble a lion or a boot, Leon Dormido is a Galapagos icon for a reason.

Practical Info

Located near the San Cristobal Island, Leon Dormido takes approximately one hour to reach by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The site can only be visited by boat, and visitors must be accompanied by a guide.
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Address: San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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8-Day Galapagos Classic Island Hopping Tour

From Darwin to the present day, the Galapagos Islands have thrilled visitors with their abundance of diverse native wildlife. Tour the highlights of the 19-island archipelago on this 8-day Galapagos island hopping tour, which includes guided visits to top attractions, accommodations in well-regarded hotels, and some meals and transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Duration: 8 days
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$2,355.27 USD
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8-Day Galapagos Adventure: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela Island

If you’re an active traveler wishing to explore Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands then opt for this 8-day tour of San Cristobal Island, Santa Cruz Island, and Isabela Island. As well as visiting highlights such as the Charles Darwin Research Station and Puerto Villamil Bay, you’ll snorkel with sea lions at Concha Perla, hike to elevated viewpoints surrounding the Wall of Tears (El Muro de las Lágrimas), and trek to the crater of the Sierra Negra Volcano. Seven nights accommodation, all meals and excursions, and transfers are included.
  • Duration: 8 days
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Scuba Diving at Kicker Rock for Certified Divers

Discover the incredible marine life of the Galapagos Islands during this 7-hour diving excursion to the protected marine reserve at Kicker Rock. This unique location is one of the most popular diving spots in the Galapagos, offering a great opportunity to spot pelagic fish, octopus, sharks and variety of invertebrates, with depths of 30 to 130 feet (10 to 40 meters) and visibility often 30 to 50 feet (10 to 15 meters). Your diving excursion also includes a certified dive instructor, scuba gear, a professional photographer, snorkeling and dive practice and 3 hours of diving at Kicker Rock.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$225.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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8-Days Galapagos Islands Highlights Tour

No two islands in the Galapagos are the same—each offers its own unique geology and biodiversity. This multi-day island hopping adventure takes you to some of the best spots in the Galapagos on six different islands to spot marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins, turtles, and boobies, all without having to sleep on a boat each night. A small group size means more time to observe wildlife and gain insight from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 days
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8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Land Tour Including 4 Islands

Each island in the Galapagos archipelago offers its own wildlife viewing opportunities and natural landscapes. Witness the diversity of the islands firsthand with this multi-day island hopping tour to San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela Islands where you can observe wildlife at close range. Everything’s included, giving you the freedom to immerse yourself in the experience.
  • Duration: 8 days
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$1,758.00 USD
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6-Day Galapagos Islands Highlights Tour

Maximize your time on the Galapagos Islands with a six-day tour covering four islands, including Isabela and Floreana. You’ll pack as many activities into your visit as possible without feeling overwhelmed or having to deal with planning.  Your small group is led by a private guide, who will explain all of the wildlife you see, including marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, and more.
  • Duration: 6 days
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4-Day Galapagos Land Tour: San Cristobal and Santa Cruz Island

Your four-day Galapagos Islands tour begins with convenient airport pickup, before taking you to your arranged accommodation. This comprehensive tour includes beaches, wildlife, hiking, and more with a private guide. Forget the stress of planning and dealing with cash as all of your breakfasts and lunches are included, as is snorkel equipment. Transportation to and from the islands is also arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy the adventure.
  • Duration: 4 days
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6 Days Galapagos Land Tour starting in San Cristobal Island including Santa Cruz

Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are known for their wildlife and heritage, but ticking off highlights can be difficult for travelers on limited time. Explore the islands on a 6-day tour, and discover notable landmarks including the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center, Kicker Rock, La Lobería Beach, and Charles Darwin Research Station. Along the way, snorkel with turtles, see giant tortoises, and gain insight into the islands’ biodiversity from your naturalist guide.
  • Duration: 6 days
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$1,298.00 USD
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4 Days Galapagos Land Tour - Visiting San Cristobal Island

Get a comprehensive overview of San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos with this 4-day excursion. Spend your time hiking and snorkeling to discover some of this region’s flora and fauna, including sea lions, Galapagos turtles, and sharks. Taste some of the area’s cuisine with included breakfasts and lunches and visit some of the island’s best spots such as Kicker Rock and Cerro Tijeretas.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$798.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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4-Day Wild San Cristobal Tour

San Cristobal Island: This island is home to frigates, sea lions, Galapagos tortoises, robins gannets, geckos, marine iguanas, dolphins and seagulls of the Galapagos. Its vegetation includes Calandrinia galapagosa, Lecocarpus darwinii and trees like Lignum vitae or Matazarno.En the nearby waters there are sharks, rays and lobsters.Near the city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno there are tourist sites, such as Cerro Tijeretas, a nesting colony for fregatas and a statue of Charles Darwin, which marks the original site where he first landed on the Galapagos during the second voyage.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$807.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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7-Day Galapagos Diving Expedition

This fantastic, active 7-day program offers you diving tours in places where are manta rays, barracudas, hammerhead sharks, seahorses, and more will be regularly seen. You will visit the main diving spots of the Galapagos islands and you stay in comfortable tourist superior class hotels. To participate in this tour you need to have a valid PADI certificate. If you are interested in a diving course, please take a look at the 6 day diving course in the Galapagos. You start the tour in San Cristobal island where you have some self-guided activities before you go on the Kicker Rock dive on Day 2. On Day 3 you will go to Santa Cruz / Puerto Ayora village from where you will do the rest of the dives. On Day 4 -6 you will do dive tours from with 2 immersions and a check dive each. The spots will differ per day.  Since the Galapagos Islands are very protected it is not possible to go to the diving spots every day.
  • Duration: 7 days
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4-5 Days San Cristobal expedition (comfort class)

This 4 or 5 day program takes you to San Cristobal, the island with only 4.000 inhabitants. It has a small cozy port where you can go at night to walk around, have a drink or enjoy your meal. You will find sea lions everywhere and it is a true spectacle to watch them. There is a direct flight to San Cristobal  4 times a week from Guayaquil and the village of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is only a couple of minutes driving from the airport. During this program you will experience the highlights of San Cristobal on land as well as on water. First of all you will be picked up from the airport of San Cristobal and then you will go on a self-guided tour to the Galapagos Interpretation Center. During the following days you will experience the nice beaches and underwater life by visiting Manglesito beach, Puerto Chino and Kicker Rock. Furthermore you will go to the highlands of San Cristobal.
  • Duration: 5 days
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  • Duration: 5 days
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