9 DAYS 2 DIVES

$1,690.00
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DAY 1

Arrive at Seymour Airport in Baltra Island and transfer to Santa Cruz. Excursion to the ‘Highlands’ to visit The Giant Tortoises in the wild (Reserva El Chato), Twin Craters (Los Gemelos) and Lava Tunnels (Tuneles de Lava).

Reserva el Chato: In the upper part of the island giant tortoises can be found wandering freely through the area around the lagoon from the Chato.

Twin craters: Subsidence is formed by a series of eruptions when the islands were still active. The twin craters are the only place on the island where the Scalesia forest, endemic plant to this area, where are some species of finches of Galapagos and often the beautiful sorcerer bird can be observed.

Lava Tunnels: were formed as the outer skin of molten lava solidified but the liquid magma inside continued flowing, leaving behind a series of empty tubes. Visitors can walk through these underground channels.

 

DAY 2

Diving trip to North Seymour. North Seymour is situated in the north part of Santa Cruz Island. Here you can see  Hammerhead Sharks, White tip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Oceanic Manta Ray, Spotted Eagle Ray, Golden Rays, Mobulas rays, Galapagos Garden Eels, Tropical Fish, etc. This dive site is considered for all level of divers, although there can be strong currents it is the perfect place for diving in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

 

DAY 3

Diving trip to Gordon Rocks. Gordon Rocks, situated on the East coast of Santa Cruz, is considered the best place for diving in the central islands. Gordon Rocks is a world renowned site, where you can see big schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Black tip Sharks, White tip reef Sharks, Green Sea Turtle, Schools of Barracudas, Schools of Spotted Eagle Rays, Mobulas Rays, reef fish among others. This dive site is considered for intermediate or advance divers with at least 20 logged dives or those who have dived with us before due to the strong currents and surge.

 

 DAY 4

Transfer to Isabela Island

Day trip to Las Tintoreras. It is a chain of small islets full of cove and hidden beaches. The islet of Tintoreras is situates in the south of Puerto Villamil.

You will be taken from the hostel to the pier to get the boat.
In the tour you will do snorkeling. It has a bay where it is possible to see sea lions, marine turtle, iguanas, manta rays, etc. This bay is connected by a superficial crack with crystalline water which is closed off during low tide. In this crack, it is possible to see the sharks from Blanca Point swimming with the rest of the tropical fish and sea lions

 

DAY 5 

Trip to Los Tuneles. Los Tuneles are a labyrinth of lava arches with crystal clear waters, one of the most magical places in the Galapagos Islands due to the amazing landscape and snorkeling.

You will be taken from the hostel to the pier to get the boat.
In the tour you will do snorkeling, where you will see large schools of fish, sea turtles and white tip reef sharks. You will see sea lions, marine Iguanas as well as a nesting area of blue footed boobies too.

 

Transfer to Santa Cruz Island

 

Day 6  

Day tour to Santa Fe. Is located southwest of Santa Cruz, is one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos archepelago.

You will be taken from the hostel to Puerto Ayora and you will board a boat by 80 minutes. In this bay, the water is crystal clear allowing you to see the bottom of the ocean where you might be able to see eagle rays, sting rays, sea turtles and lots of fish. You will have a guided tour to explore this beautiful Island and all the animals that inhabitant it. Santa Fe is known for its large colony of sea lions who live on the two beaches. On the shore there are two trails, both should give you the opportunity to see the Santa Fe Iguana found only on this island. The vegetation of Santa Fe is notable for the very large Prickly Pear Cacti.

 

Day 7 

Transfer to San Cristobal Island

Free afternoon in San Cristobal Island

*Las Tijeretas: This area provides an array of activities. First, there is an excellent lookout point at the top of the mountain. A cove below makes for a great snorkeling spot, to see turtles, sea lions and various birds. It is located within walking distance of the Interpretation Center.

*La Loberia: About a 30 minute walk from town, this beach attracts many snorkelers and surfers, although the water can be a bit rough. The scenery is beautiful, though, and you’ll see numerous sea lions lounging on the shore.

 

Day 8 

Snorkeling tour to Kicker Rock:

 

The islet Kicker Rock is located west of San Cristobal, an hour by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It is the remnant of an ancient volcanic cone. Its waters are preferred by professional underwater swimming and diving oxygen.

It consists of two vertical walls with a channel in the center provides a haven for sharks and other fish species such as barracuda and rainbow fish. The walls are colored surprisingly almost certainly have great sightings of marine life, including octopus and many sharks such as hammerheads, reef sharks and white tip sharks in the Galapagos. Other sea creatures are found turtles, rays and sea lions.

 

Day 9

Out

 

IMPORTANT  INFORMATION

TIME ZONE: GMT-6 in the Galapagos Islands (Galapagos is one hour behind Ecuador’s continental time)

LANGUAGE: The official language is Spanish. English is the second language.

CURRENCY: The currency is the US Dollar.

ELECTRICITY: 110 volts, 60 cycles AC

FOR DIVE:

For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum preflight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested.

For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.

For dives requiring decompression stops, there is little evidence on which to base a recommendation and a preflight surface interval substantially longer than 18 hours appears prudent.

 

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Included

INCLUDES NOT INCLUDED
All organized tours as per itinerary

All inter-island transportation and logistics

Hostel in Santa Cruz Island

Hostel in Isabela Island

Hostel in San Cristobal Island

Breakfasts

Snacks and water in day tours

Guided visits to the Islands described in the package

Snorkeling and diving gear

Snacks and water in day dives

Lunches – Dinners

Air tickets

National park entrance fee $100 per person, pay in cash upon arrival to Baltra Airport

Migration Card $20 per person pay in cash at Guayaquil Airport

Isabela Island Entrance Tax ($ 10 + $ 3)

Personal Expenses

Other not specified in the package

HIGHLIGHTS

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the tour departure, it won’t incur in any cancellation fee. If you cancel between 5 and 9 days in advance of the tour departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 4 days of the tour departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

 

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