6 Day "Diving Lion" Tour - IDEAL - SMART23

      Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

      SG
      SMART GALAPAGOS
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      Duration: 6 days
      Group size: 1 - 16
      6 Day "Diving Lion" Tour - IDEAL - SMART23
      Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

      SMART GALAPAGOS
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      38 reviews

      Duration: 6 days
      Group size: 1 - 16

      About this trip

      TRAVELING TO GALAPAGOS WAS EXPENSIVE.... WE CHANGED THAT!  


      Explore Galapagos underwater magic with our GALAPAGOS DIVING LION tour.


      **STARTS any Monday, Thursday or Saturday**


      6 Day Diving Tour 

      6 Diving immersions included


      STARTS BALTRA ISLAND (GPS AIRPORT)

      ENDS: SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND (SCY AIRPORT) 


      STYLE: DIVING ADDICTS


      Our IDEAL 6 DAY GALAPAGOS LION  TOUR will take you to enjoy some unique spots of untouched uninhabited Islands with outstanding service on a sustainable tour. 



      FLIGHTS:

       We can accommodate to any flights on the starting days.  It is recommended to book a morning flight upon arrival and a late departure flight to have extra time for more activities. 




      If you are looking for an alternative to a Galapagos cruise, and you don't want to spend big money, our Galapagos Island Hopping tours are perfect for you! 


      Ideal for adventure loving travelers who want to experience the best of diving in Galapagos, our IDEAL Galapagos DIVING LION TOUR will take you to enjoy some of the best diving spots in Galapagos such as North Seymour & Mosquera Islet, Gordon Rocks and the breathtaking Kicker Rock ("Sleeping Lion")

       



      MEALS: 

      According to Itinerary
      B= Breakfast

      BL= Box-Lunch

      L = Lunch

      D = Dinner

      ISLANDS VISITED


      1) Santa Cruz    2) Baltra     3) San Cristobal   4) North Seymour    5) Gordon Rocks   

      IDEAL FOR:

      - Divers with experience (recommended + 50 dives)

      - Smart travelers seeking great itineraries with a classic taste. 

      TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

      - Walk inside petrified Lava Tunnels.

      - See Giant Galapagos Tortoises on their natural habitat. 

      - Beach time at the world famous white sand beach of Tortuga Bay.


      DIVING:

      - Diving or Discovery Diving at North Seymour Island with friendly sharks. 

      - Diving at Gordon Rocks. One of the best spots for divers looking for Hammerhead sharks. Experience and PADI license is mandatory.

      - Diving at the breathtaking Kicker Rock (A.K.A. Sleeping Lion)

      HOTELS

      -Beautiful hand-picked Hotels on every island with private rooms with A/C and private clean bathrooms with hot water. 24/7 filtered water, coffee and tea. Great location and service. 


      COMFORT HOTELS INCLUDED ON TOUR: 2 & 3 * Hotels. 

            Cozy, comfortable, clean and great location!  The Smartest option for for adventure loving travelers looking for a clean room, good breakfast and a smart service!. Perfect for couples and families!


      PREMIUM HOTELS (UPGRADE AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COST): 3 & 4 * Hotels.

             Charming & elegant! Close to everything, these classy hotels offer great location, views and service! Our hand-picked selection of Premium hotels are the Smartest option for those seeking a Superior hotel. 




      What’s included

      • Smart service & TIPS
        We provide truly personal service & advise previous and during your tour. Receive our complete SMART TIPS guide for your tour.
      • Accommodation
        Hand-picked hotels
      • Meals
        Meals as included in itinerary
      • Breakfasts
        All breakfasts are included
      • Guided tours
        Profesional bilingual guide on tours. As indicated in itinerary
      • Transfers in/out
        All transfers as in itinerary.
      • Local guide
        Local guide on visits (transfer from/to airport)
      • Diving Equipment
        Diving equipment is included
      • Inter Island transport
        All transportation between islands
      • Lobito Bus & Ferry
        Lobito Bus to/from Baltra airport to Itabaca Channel & Ferry
      • Ranch Entrance
        Entrance to private Ranch to see Giant Tortoises

      What’s not included

      • Flights
        Internations and national flights
      • National Park Entrance
        Galapagos National Park Entrance fee ($100 foreigners). Must be paid in cash at the airport (No ATM machines)
      • INGALA
        $20 transit control card
      • Credit card fee
        2.9% to 3.9% fee. US Bank account transfer is 1%
      • Alcoholic drinks & tips
        Alcoholic drinks and tips not included
      • Travel Insurance
        Medical or travel insurance is not included. Guests must get their own travel insurance

      Available Packages

      4 or more divers
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Price per person in USD

      Based in double or triple rooms. 

      $1,631
      Deposit: $800
      2 or 3 Adult Divers
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Price per person in USD

      Based in double or triple rooms. 

      $1,717
      Deposit: $800
      Single Traveler
      Available until 40 days before departure

      Singlo room 

      $2,575
      Deposit: $1,100

      Available options

      Service Tips to your travel assistant
      $35

      THANK YOU :) 

      PREMIUM HOTEL SAN CRISTOBAL
      $142

      Price per person

      Based on double or triple PREMIUM room

      PREMIUM HOTELS 2 ISLANDS
      $379

      Price per person

      Based on double or triple PREMIUM room

      Day 5) Upgrade Sunset Dinner
      $110

      Day 5 upgrade sunset dinner. 

      Go on a private tour to enjoy the sunset on a boat while enjoying sport fishing, beer, wine & sashimi. 



      Itinerary

      Day 1) Baltra - S. Cruz
      Pick up from airport + Lava Tunnels + Galapagos Tortoise Visit

      STARTS ANY: MONDAY, THURSDAY or SATURDAY


      We will meet you at the airport at Baltra Island and transfer you to Santa Cruz Island. Then we will visit "Los Gemelos" volcanic formations and a private ranch were we will visit the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoise on their natural habitat. Also we will see the volcanic reality of the Galapagos walking inside a petrified Lava tunnel. 


      At night enjoy a Premium welcome dinner in front of the sea, and a good night sleep at your hotel.


      Meals: (-/BL/D)

      Your Organizer


      SG
      SMART GALAPAGOS
      38 reviews
      Smart Galapagos is a local sustainable DMC (Destinations Management Company) specialized in the Galapagos Islands. We've lived in Galapagos and love these islands. We know every spot in the Islands and every hotel and supplier. For every Smart traveler we plant trees, many trees at no additional cost for you! Best price/quality guarantee!

      Reviews

      What an incredible trip! Juan Pablo organized so many fun activities for me - the itinerary was full of snorkeling, biking, and great dinners! He even managed to squeeze in a diving trip for me. He communicated with me every day to make sure I knew the plan. Overall a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this tour! Thank you so much for a fantastic trip!
      By Yasmin M for T. Yasmin x 1 - 8 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - ESSENTIAL - SMART23 on Jun 09, 2024
      Although this part of the trip was not what is should have been - it was still wonderful. Juan Pablo was amazing to help out when my hubs was suffering with altitude sickness. Instead of going to the farm - we had to have a last minute change and Juan Pablo got us a hotel in the valley to help ease the altitude sickness. We really enjoyed that hotel. Sadly we did not get to see the condors - the fog came in and the visibility disappeared but we did see a ton of hummingbirds. The hot springs were to die for!!!! I did a chocolate wrap in the spa that was quite relaxing. I highly recommend working with Juan Pablo to figure out what will work best for you and your group!!!!
      By Dawne L for Andes Tour - 4 Day Tour - Quito+Farm+Condors+Papallacta on May 13, 2024
      Juan Pablo planned our trip and he was so patient and kind during the whole process. I always have a ton of questions - and he always responded very quickly with detailed information. ANYTHING he recommended was wonderful. It was such a blessing to work with him! He reached out every day of the trip to see how things were going and if he could help out in any way. Each day on this adventurous trip we encountered another magical thing!!! We cannot say we loved one island more than the next or one day trip more than the next but we can easily come up with 3 of the most incredible things per day. The wildlife was amazing, the color of the water was so vivid, wonderful sunsets, and many of the beaches had the finest powder sand. It was also super refreshing to be somewhere that was not jam packed busy, huge buildings, and having advertisements in your face all day. We had one picky eater and he did not complain about any of the meals. We absolutely loved this trip. Thank you so much for your input, help, and incredible tips Juan Pablo! You will be hearing from me again for my next Galapagos adventure!!
      By Dawne L for T. DAWNE x 2 - 11 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - IDEAL - CUSTOM on May 10, 2024
      Excellent trip that met or exceeded all our expectations throughout!
      By Ashley A for 6 Day "Galapagos Wisdom" Tour - ESSENTIAL - SMART23 on Apr 10, 2024
      IS
      I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the exceptional service you provided during my recent travel planning experience. Your dedication and attention to detail truly made all the difference, and I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful trip you helped arrange. From our initial consultation to the final booking, you exhibited a level of professionalism and expertise that exceeded my expectations. Your extensive knowledge of destinations, accommodations, and travel logistics ensured that every aspect of my trip was seamless and enjoyable. Your recommendations were spot-on, and I appreciated the personalized touch you brought to the planning process. Your responsiveness and willingness to address all my million questions and concerns promptly made me feel valued and well taken care of. It's evident that you are deeply committed to providing exceptional service to your clients, and it certainly did not go unnoticed. Thanks to your efforts, I was able to embark on a memorable journey filled with unforgettable experiences. Whether it was arranging transportation, booking accommodations, or suggesting local restaurants, your expertise guided me every step of the way, allowing me and my husband to relax and truly immerse in the adventure. I wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone seeking a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience. Your professionalism, attention to detail, and genuine care for your clients set you apart in the industry, and I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you. Once again, thank you for your outstanding service. You have not only earned my trust and loyalty as a client but also my highest recommendation to friends and family seeking travel assistance.
      By Izabella S for T. BELLA x 2 - 9 DAY - GALAPAGOS 360 TOUR "A" - IDEAL - SMART23 on Mar 19, 2024
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      CM
      Juan Pablo of Smart Galapagos organised a fantastic 8 day Galapagos experience for my group of 4 friends. It could not have been better organised. The hotels were all comfortable with lovely, helpful staff and great views. The restaurants were always the best in town. We saw all the major sights on the three main islands and it all ran like clockwork. He got us great prices and made sure we had a lot of extras. He kept in touch with us constantly, making sure everything was perfect. Thank you, Juan Pablo ! What a great experience ! All ' of us would highly recommend Smart Galapagos.
      By Catherine M on 12 Dec, 2023