You will have an mazing time during your 9 day Galapagos adventure.
With 6 days of diving and land tours you won't miss a thing!
Our guide will meet you at the airport arrivals section for your trip through the Highlands to see the Giant tortoise reserve & the Lava Tunnels.
You will arrive to your hotel approx 3 hours after departing the airport.
Please come to the Academy Bay office after you have checked in to try on your dive equipment and go over your itinerary.
Firstly a visit to Las Gemelos, the twin craters that are actually sink holes surrounded by Scalesia forest. Vermillion flycatchers and often seen here, as well as short eared owls on occasion. It is a beautiful place to take in the greenery of Galápagos and walk along the small paths around the craters to spot some of the bird life.
El Chato Tortoise Reserve is near Santa Rosa, approx 19km from Puerto Ayora. This is one of the only places where you can observe the ancient creatures up close in the wild. They look old, they smell old and they even sound old when they suck in their necks and heads and let out a hiss of air, like an old leather cushion. The reserve is also a great place to see the short eared owls, Darwin`s finches, yellow warblers and paint billed crakes. The walking circuit also includes the lava tubes, where you can walk underground. They were formed by the solidifying of the outside skin of molten lava flow. When the lava flow ceased, the molten lava inside the flow kept moving, emptying out of the solidified skin thus leaving tunnels. At the conclusion of the visit you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel.