Leon Dormido Tours

Leon Dormido
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.

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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.
Address: San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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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.
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4 Days Galapagos Land Tour - Visiting San Cristobal Island

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Full Day Leon Dormido

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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.
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9 Day Galapagos Island Classic - 7 islands

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6-Day Galapagos PADI Diving Course

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12 Days Galapagos Island Hopping expedition (comfort class)

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Discover the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands on a full-day snorkel tour from San Cristobal. Provided transportation takes you to three of the area’s top snorkel sites: Rosa Blanca, Sardinia Bay, and Kicker Rock. Keep your eyes peeled for hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, rays, and even octopuses. Reserve now and save yourself the hassle of booking a tour last minute after your arrival on the island.
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5 Day Galapagos Deluxe

The Galapagos Deluxe Tours are designed for travelers who love comfort and service. The hotels are first class and the excursions all include an English speaking guide. You have all transportation arranged (even a flight between San Cristobal and Isabela). HIGHLIGHTS- Kicker Rock: Snorkeling with friendly sharks.- Los Tuneles: Snorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different animal species.- Santa Cruz highlands: Walk a around giant tortoises in their natural habitat.- Charles Darwin Research Station: Known for its turtles, born from 3 inches to 4 feet long.- Playa Mann: Snorkel and enjoy beach time watching the sea lions around you.
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4-5 Days San Cristobal expedition (comfort class)

This 4 or 5 day program takes you to San Cristobal. 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. Kicker Rock is famous for its underwater life, and if you have your PADI certificate, it is even possible to dive here. Furthermore you will go to the highlands of San Cristobal.
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4 Day Galápagos Tour in San Cristobal Island Land-based

This 4-day  program you will experience the highlights of the Galapagos Islands, you can choose from tourist   to luxury class hotels.  Transportation, accommodation in double or single rooms, some meals included (Ecuadorian menu), and a bilingual naturalist guide, who will accompany you during the tours. If you are a single traveler it is possible to join the group tour and to stay in a private room upon a single charge. The highlights of this program are: in San  Cristobal, Lobos Island and Leon Dormido  and  uninhabited island ( Española)
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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.
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  • Duration: 4 days
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5 Day Galápagos Trip in San Cristobal Island Land-based

Your time on the Galapagos Islands is precious. Make the most of it on a 5-day land based sightseeing tour. Beginning with airport pickup, all land and water transportation is provided. Accommodation - at your chosen hotel class - is also part of the package, as are most breakfast and lunches. With all the logistics taken care of, all you need to do is soak up the unique wildlife on Lobos Island, Espanola, and more.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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8 Days Galapagos Island Hopping Expedition (comfort class)

On this 8 day individual island hopping program, you will experience the highlights of the Galapagos with Las Tijerertas, Kicker Rock, La Lobería, Puerto Chin Los Tuneles, Lava Tunnels and El Chato Farm, Santa Cruz highlands. You will stay in tourist superior class hotels. You will have different guides during your tours and you could be joined by other travelers on your day tours.
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  • Duration: 8 days
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4-5 Day San Cristobal Expedition (tourist class)

This 4 or 5 day program takes you to San Cristobal. 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. Kicker Rock is famous for its underwater life, and if you have your PADI certificate, it is even possible to dive here. Furthermore you will go to the highlands of San Cristobal.
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  • Duration: 5 days
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6 Days San Cristobal Expedition (Comfort Class)

This 6 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. It's a true spectacle to watch them! 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 Manglecito beach, Puerto Chino and Kicker Rock. Kicker Rock is famous for its underwater life, and if you have your PADI certificate, it is even possible to dive here. Furthermore you will go to one of the uninhabitated islands of Galapagos
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  • Duration: 6 days
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6 Days San Cristobal expedition (tourist class)

This 6 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. It's a true spectacle to watch them! 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 Manglecito beach, Puerto Chino and Kicker Rock. Kicker Rock is famous for its underwater life, and if you have your PADI certificate, it is even possible to dive here. Furthermore you will go to one of the uninhabitated islands of Galapagos
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