6 Day "Diving Lion" Tour - IDEAL - SMART23

      Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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      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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      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
      • 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



      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
      32 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

      The best trip of my life! I was hesitant at first as I didn't know where to start with planning my trip or the best places to visit etc. And having never heard of this company I was a bit dubious as the price is so much cheaper than other companies. But it paid off massively and is honestly the best thing I have ever done. Juan Pablo the organizer was incredible from start to finish. He made the whole process so smooth for me, I really didn't have to worry about anything the whole time, he even ensured I received the most beautiful vegetarian meals for the duration of my stay. He even helped when my phone broke on one of the islands and I needed extra assistance/ advice which I was so grateful for. I actually can't believe how much I saw/ did for the price I paid compared to the nearly double the price if not more of most cruise based tours I'd seen. I saw every animal I'd been hoping to, multiple times. There was always someone to pick me up and take me to my destination, they were always on time and super helpful considering I was by myself and couldn't speak any spanish! It really was the trip of a lifetime and I'd recommend this company to anyone, you won't regret it!!
      By Amber F for T. Amber EU x 1 - 8 Day "Galapagos Wisdom" Tour - ESSENTIAL on Jan 29, 2024
      The most amazing/ perfect trip that I ever could have imagined. The staff were incredibly friendly/ welcoming/ helpful. The site and chalet I stayed in were way better than I imagined, the food was gorgeous and freshly cooked for every meal, catering so well for a veggie diet in the middle of nowhere. The guide went out of his way to make everyone's experience there incredible and tailor it to anything you specifically wanted where possible. We saw the river dolphins 6 times in the 4 days, as well as a tonne of other wildlife. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience and I'd recommend it to anyone, the value for money in my opinion was phenomenal.
      By Amber F for 4 DAYS - CUYABENO AMAZON COMFORT TOUR - ENG on Jan 29, 2024
      My family (wife and two grown children) and I just returned from our trip to the Galapagos and I wanted to share our experiences. We booked our trip through Smart Galapagos after inquiring with several other companies. The service that was provided by Juan Pablo once we booked through him was beyond phenomenal! I can honestly say that through this experience I consider Juan Pablo a friend, which I do not say lightly. From the first time I communicated with him, he impressed me with his knowledge, friendliness, attention to detail, passion for the Galapagos and his resourcefulness, however, the most impressive thing of all was his ability to deliver! What separates him from others is that he is genuinely interested in your Galapagos experience and strives to accommodate you at every step of your trip. You can't find a better person to assist you in making your dream trip a reality. This is one of those cases where you can truly believe all of the wonderful things that other customers have written about Juan Pablo and Smart Galapagos, he is absolutely the BEST!!!! Now about our experience: First, the Galapagos is an amazing destination with an abundance of wildlife, activities and very friendly people; we were impressed with their commitment to preserving their unique ecosystem. We did a combination 4-day cruise (4 islands) with a 6-day land (2 islands) tour. I would highly recommend a combination tour because of the diversity of the islands and the fact that you get to see so much. We liked aspects of every island we visited, but there were certainly some that we enjoyed more. Our family particularly enjoyed Isabella (3 nights); you must do the Lava Tunnel tour and if up to it, I highly recommend biking to the Muro de las Lágrimas (Wall of Tears). The actual Wall of Tears is not the attraction, it is the wildlife, specifically the giant tortoises which I saw many of, including a faceoff between two large males; it was incredible. The city of Puerto Villamil is quaint and very enjoyable. We also had a great visit to Isla Floreana while on the cruise and saw flamingos, many sea turtles on the beach resting after nesting, and a great snorkeling experience. Our experience at Kicker Rock (San Cristobal) was not as good as many people report due to poor visibility, but that was simply Mother Nature. As towns go, we really liked Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) and I highly recommend Posada del mar Galápagos hotel; the rooms are very cozy, and the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. They also have a common room with a kitchen and if you are into cooking, go buy a Red Scorpion Fish at the local fish market and cook a nice meal! I could go on and on about our visits, but the bottom line is that the Galapagos is a great place to visit and we highly recommend that you book through Smart Galapagos!
      By Kevin B for T. BULLOCK x 4 - Custom-Made tour Land & Sea on Jan 07, 2024
      Words cannot express what an incredible experience we had in the Galapagos! Juan and his team were so incredibly helpful, beginning several months prior to our trip and through our last-minute indecision over activities and itinerary. We did a 6 day trip and spent time on both Santa Cruz and Isabella Islands. Cesar, our guide/driver for our first and last days, picked us up from the airport and rooms us to a tour of the giant tortoises before dropping us off at our hotel. Cesar is from the islands and shared a lot of interesting information about the public land and some of the flora and fauna, which we heard again from our various tour guides. For our other days we snorkeled nearly each morning, with sea turtles, sharks, sea lions, and many beautiful fish. Throughout the trip Juan communicates with us daily to make sure we had everything we needed, knew where to go for dinner, and to offer suggestions for activities during our unscheduled time. Cannot recommend Juan and his team enough!
      By Naomi K for T. NAOMI x 2 - 6 Day "Galapagos Wisdom" Tour - IDEAL - SMART23 on Nov 20, 2023
      This was an amazing trip. Incredible organization for a group of 26 people. We had various activities and a great overview of the Galapagos island. I highly recommend Smart Galapagos to fully enjoy the experience of this beautiful islands.
      By Manon C for UPGRADES - T. Cora y Juan Fernando on Nov 13, 2023
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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