Galapagos Diving JANUARY Laura's Group

Galapagos Islands

AB
3 reviews
Jan 19 - 27, 2020
Group size: 1 - 30
Galapagos Diving JANUARY Laura's Group
Galapagos Islands

3 reviews

Jan 19 - 27, 2020
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

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!



What’s included

  • Hotel
    8 nights in budget class hotel with breakfast - double or triple room
  • Airport trasnfers
    In Galapagos
  • Tours
    As stated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee
    National Park Entrance fee $100
  • TCT card
    Galapagos Immigration card $20

Itinerary

JAN 19
AIRPORT PICKUP & HIGHLANDS

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.

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


AB
Academy Bay Diving
3 reviews
Academy Bay Diving is a family owned and run business dedicated to providing our customers with an amazing and safe dive experience in the Wonderful Galapagos Marine Reserve.

Reviews

I cannot say enough positive things about Academy Bay Divers staff and Alice. Alice goes out of her way to assist/help in any way. Their dive boat is a roomy and fitted for divers, and very comfortable. On the boat the dive masters help the divers gear up and put your fins on. I would dive with Academy Bay again. They are the best dive shop in Puerto Ayora Santa Cruz. Kudos to Alice for helping make our trip a great memory. Ralph and Lisa
I can't say enough about Alice and Academy Bay Diving. This was a fairly complicated trip to organize with 12 people coming from 4 different US cities over the course of 2 days with travel delays. The itinerary Alice suggested for scuba and land tours was ideal to see a wide range of wildlife in a busy, but well managed schedule. The guides she appointed were excellent and the dive leaders were outstanding. The logistics were flawless from start to finish. From the moment we arrived we had a guide to get us to each and every activity including to and from the airport. Taxis or buses were waiting for us at our doorstep for each tour, and Alice herself met us at different points along the way to make sure we checked in at the hotel, to point us in the right direction at the pier or make sure we knew what was coming next. It was a situation where I didn't have to worry about not being familiar with the local customs or requirements because Alice or someone she chose was there to help every step of the way without feeling herded from one stop to the next. There was plenty of free time to do what we pleased and explore the town, but the guides showed up exactly when we needed them. Academy Bay made this trip feel simple with the flawless logistics and outstanding guidance.
Alice had everything planned for us to a tee from the moment we stepped off the plane and it was wonderful! The dive masters and crew had everything organized and ran all six days of diving like a finely tuned machine. They even rinsed and dried the scuba equipment we brought with us. I would definitely dive with them again and I highly recommend them to anyone!