If you are interested in visiting the Galapagos islands for a week and doing a few dives but also visiting the overland attractions then a 'Trekking and Diving' package might suit you perfectly. This package requires a minimum of 2 people. There are 2 diving days departing from Puerto Ayora on a day trip boat and giving you a taste of some the best central Galapagos dive sites may include local sites like Cousin's Rock, Mosquera Island, North Seymour, Gordon's Rock and Bartolome Island.
Overland tour attractions include the Charles Darwin Station, Tortuga Bay in Puerto Ayora and Flamingo Lagoon on the island of Isabela. On the island of Isabela you will visit the Sierra Negra volcano and Volcan Chico before swimming at the delightful Concha Perla. The trekking is reasonably challenging but not only for the super-fit.
From the moment you arrive in Baltra Airport you will be picked up and all your land and sea transfers will be taken care of until it is time for you to fly back to the mainland.
Notes: Alternative package: if you prefer a tour that starts and ends in the Galapagos Islands and includes an extra day of diving, we have an alternative program for you.
Day 1: Pick up at Baltra Airport and transfer to your accommodation in Puerto Ayora, tour briefing. Free time in afternoon to visit Charles Darwin Station. Day 2: Diving day 1. Day 3: Diving day 2. Day 4: Diving day 3. Day 5: Free time in morning to explore Tortuga Bay. After lunch, a speed boat ride to Isabela Island, visit the Flamingo Lagoon, check into new hotel in Puerto Villamil. Day 6: Hike to Sierra Negra. Snorkeling in Concha Perla. Day 7: Transfer to Baltra Airport (quick stop at Twin Craters). Total Price: US$ 2,069.
Cruise price per person includes: 6 nights accommodation in 'Superior' category hotels in Quito, Santa Cruz and Isabela (based on a twin-share room), 6 breakfasts (Days 2/3/4/5/6/7), 5 lunches (Days 2/3/4/5/6), Galapagos land tours, local transport including transfers to and from the airport in Baltra and inter-island transfers, 4 dives, experienced English speaking divemaster and naturalist guide, scuba equipment, all taxes.
[Alternative package: 6 nights accommodation in 'Superior' category hotels in Santa Cruz and Isabela (based on a twin-share room), 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches (Days 1/2/3/4/5), 2 dinners (Days 1/6), Galapagos land tours, local transport including transfers to and from the airport in Baltra and inter-island transfers, 6 dives, experienced English speaking divemaster and naturalist guide, scuba equipment, all taxes.]
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Transfer from Quito Airport to hotel US$ 35 each way, round trip flights from Quito to Baltra Airport, additional meals not mentioned above, national park entrance fee US$ 100 payable at San Cristobal airport, water taxis US$ 4, Isabela dock fee US$ 5. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (in cash USD only).
Optional extras: Dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid in advance.
How to get there: These tours begin in Quito and end at Baltra Airport in the Galapagos Islands. After your arrival in Quito you will spend one night in a Hostel where you will have the tour briefing. After breakfast the next morning you will fly from Quito airport to Baltra Island (flight arrival at 09:30 am preferred). Upon arrival at Baltra Airport you will be greeted and transferred to Puerto Ayora where your hotel is located to begin your Galapagos adventure. On the day of your departure from Galapagos, you will be transferred from Isabela Island to Puerto Ayora by speedboat and then overland to Baltra Airport for your departing flight (any flight departure time after 12:30 pm preferred).
Non-diver rate: There is no discount.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): US$ 150. This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation.
Dive clubs and group discounts: There are no published discounts for groups. If you have a group, please check with us.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Not applicable.
Accommodation on these tours is provided in 'Superior' hotels (official government designation) in both Puerto Ayora (example: Hotel La Fiesta) and Isabela (example: Hotel La Laguna). Your room will be a standard twin-share room with air conditioning and an ensuite bathroom. La Laguna has an amazing terrace with a hottub and a spectacular view of Isabela's 4 cardinal’s points - the ocean, Sierra Negra Volcano, Flamingo Lagoon, and Isabela Highlands . At the hotels in the Galapagos Islands you can expect:
"These guys are wonderful. Very knowledgeable, very professional, very personable. There were a lot of positives. If I had to pick...having them take my equipment and allow me to climb onto the boat without it was awesome. Also putting my fins on/off.
However, the tour company in Santa Cruz did not give us any details unless we asked. The Pinzon tour was not as described. The tour company on Isabella Island was fantastic, they gave us every detail that we needed without asking and when our boat back to Santa Cruz broke down, they got us on a flight to Baltra at no cost to us.
We weren't expecting to have to pay small dock taxes each day." - Deborah Kirtland, United States of America, 2 March 2023 ...
"They put us in an acceptable hotel. Communication was horrible. Additionally, the included meals were cheap and horrible. Extremely disappointing trip." - Pamela Hack, United States, 8 February 2023 ...
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