Galapagos Hotel & Diving Package

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Midland Travel
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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Galapagos Hotel & Diving Package
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Midland Travel
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11 reviews

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

5-DAY GALAPAGOS DIVING ADVENTURE WITH HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Experience the ultimate Galapagos adventure with our 5-day hotel and diving holiday package. Especially designed for divers of all skill levels seeking a truly immersive experience of the islands’ diverse marine life, with the convenience of a guided tour and comfortable accommodations.

Stay in one of our hand-picked hotels with modern amenities and personalized service, and explore Puerto Ayora  at your own pace to discover the vibrant and colorful Galapagos  maritime culture, with shops, restaurants, cultural centers, and more just walking distance from your hotel. Spend magical and unforgettable moments discovering this Galapagos Island’s wildlife underwater and on land! Galapagos is famous for its endemic wildlife, and on this diving trip there is no shortage of animal sightings, including iconic giant tortoises and sea turtles, diverse bird species, marine iguanas and sharks . 


-> 4 nights in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

-> 2 diving day trips (2 dives each)

-> Private tours on Santa Cruz Island


This tour can start on any date in 2023. You can indicate your preferred travel date during the booking process, where you fill out traveler information.


There are seven different diving day trips from Puerto Ayora. We send you the list of available dive sites for your travel dates and you may choose your favorite options.  

Pricing Information

Rates per person

All prices are in US dollars and apply for tours in 2023. For tours in 2024, please contact us at: info@midlandtravel.com.ec


- Budget class

solo traveler (single room) : USD 1640

two travelers (double room) : USD 1230
three or more travelers (double/triple rooms) : USD 1145


- Mid-range class

solo traveler (single room) : USD 1830

two travelers (double room) : USD 1370
three or more travelers (double/triple rooms) : USD 1280


- First class

solo traveler (single room) : USD 2260

two travelers (double room) : USD 1590
three or more travelers (double/triple rooms) : USD 1495


- Deluxe class
upon request

Why You Will Love This Vacation Package

-> Partake in not one but two diving day trips to explore the abundant marine fauna that Galapagos is famous for

 

-> Enjoy a guided excursion through the lush highlands of the Santa Cruz Island, observe iconic giant tortoises and walk through an impressive lava tunnel 

 

-> Don’t worry about linguistics, as you’ll be accompanied by certified bilingual English and Spanish speaking guides on all tours 


-> Experience the bustle of staying in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos’ largest town, where everyday port life and tourism collide 


-> Feel at ease and comfortable in the hands of our carefully selected reputable, local dive shops and certified guides 

 

-> Choose the best accommodation package to suit your budget - there’s something for everyone! 

Important Notes

-> A diving license is mandatory to dive in the Galapagos Islands. Every traveler must bring his/her diving license and diving log book to partake in this tour.


-> The specific hotel and the order of the tours will be confirmed at booking.

 

-> The itinerary is subject to change in case of circumstances out of our  control. These may include bad weather conditions, late arrival of  flights, orders of the national park, amongst others.

 

-> Midland Travel recommends all passengers to have travel insurance that includes  personal medical insurance and trip cancellation.

 

-> A holiday surcharge may apply for Easter, Christmas and New Year’s departures.

 

-> If you have any food restrictions, special health requirements or needs, please let us know in advance.

 

-> Level of difficulty: Moderate to challenging

   

-> Currents in the Galapagos Islands can be unpredictable and strong at times. 

 

-> Our vacation packages can be adjusted to your needs and preferences, please contact us to receive a personalized offer.


-> Midland Travel terms & conditions apply to all bookings.

What’s included

  • Airport transfers
    Baltra aiport - hotel in Puerto Ayora - Baltra airport
  • 2 diving day trips
    with 2 dives each including diving gear, guide, transportation
  • 1/2 day guided visit
    to Charles Darwin Station
  • 1/2 day guided visit
    to Santa Cruz Highlands
  • Bilingual guide
    certified by the Galapagos National Park during visits
  • Lunch
    except on the last day
  • 4 hotel nights
    in Puerto Ayora including breakfast

What’s not included

  • Airfares
  • National park fees
    Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 per person) and TCT card ($20 per person)
  • Water taxis
    to and from boats ($1 per person per ride)
  • Any additional services
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Tips
  • Travel/health insurance

Available Packages

Budget class hotel - solo traveler
Available until 15 days before departure

Hotel examples: Hotel Galapagos Native, Coloma Hotel, Casa Redonda

$1,640
Deposit: $492
Budget class hotel - 2 travelers
Available until 15 days before departure

Price per person. Minimum of 2 travelers required.

Hotel examples: Hotel Galapagos Native, Coloma Hotel, Casa Redonda 

$1,230
Deposit: $369
Budget class hotel - 3 or more travelers
Available until 15 days before departure

Price per person. Minimum of 3 travelers required.  

Hotel examples: Hotel Galapagos Native, Coloma Hotel, Casa Redonda 

$1,145
Deposit: $344
Mid-range class hotel - solo traveler
Available until 15 days before departure

Hotel examples: Hotel Plaza Luna, Galapagos Suites, Hotel Mainao

$1,830
Deposit: $549
Mid-range class hotel - 2 travelers
Available until 15 days before departure

Price per person. Minimum of 2 travelers required. 

Hotel examples: Hotel Plaza Luna, Galapagos Suites, Hotel Mainao 

$1,370
Deposit: $411
Mid-range class hotel - 3 or more ppl
Available until 15 days before departure

Price per person. Minimum of 3 travelers required.  

Hotel examples: Hotel Plaza Luna, Galapagos Suites, Hotel Mainao 

$1,280
Deposit: $384
First class hotel - solo traveler
Available until 15 days before departure

Hotel examples: Ikala Galapagos Hotel, Hotel Cucuve, Acacia Galapagos Hotel

$2,260
Deposit: $678
First class hotel - 2 travelers
Available until 15 days before departure

Price per person. Minimum of 2 travelers required. 

Hotel examples: Ikala Galapagos Hotel, Hotel Cucuve, Acacia Galapagos Hotel

$1,590
Deposit: $477
First class hotel - 3 or more travelers
Available until 15 days before departure

Price per person. Minimum of 3 travelers required. 

Hotel examples: Ikala Galapagos Hotel, Hotel Cucuve, Acacia Galapagos Hotel

$1,495
Deposit: $449


Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to the Enchanted Islands

Upon your arrival to the Galapagos Islands, you will meet your driver at the airport exit and start your journey from the airport on Baltra  Island to the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.

First, you will take a bus from the airport to the Itabaca Channel  that separates the two islands. You’ll then cross the channel by ferry.  During this short transition from Baltra to Santa Cruz, you will have  the chance to observe sea birds fishing. Your driver then takes you from  the north coast of Santa Cruz Island to your hotel in the town of  Puerto Ayora in the south. The drive takes approximately 45 minutes and  leads through the island’s lush highlands. Your hotel is conveniently  located at walking distance to the port, the main avenue, many  restaurants, as well as the dive shop.

After lunch at a local restaurant, your guide will pick you up and  you head to the Charles Darwin Station that is located a little outside  of Puerto Ayora. Here, you will visit the interpretation center and the  breeding center for giant tortoises. At the interpretation center, you’ll learn about the continuous work of the Galapagos National Park  and its allies to protect the archipelago’s unique and fragile  ecosystems and species. At the breeding center for giant tortoises, you  can watch hatchlings and adult tortoises, and your guide will show you  how to distinguish different tortoise species.

After this visit, your guide drops you at the dive shop, so you can try your diving gear, sign the release form and receive important  information about tomorrow’s diving day trip. From the dive shop, it is a short walk back to your hotel.

Meals included: Lunch

Your Organizer


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Midland Travel
11 reviews
Midland Travel is an Ecuadorian travel agency and tour operator headquartered in Quito. Our wide portfolio includes tours to all four regions of Ecuador (Galapagos, Amazonia, Andean highlands and the coast) as well as to our neighboring country Peru. Midland Travel arranges vacation packages from budget to high-end luxury for individual travelers and groups.

Reviews

The cruise covered several islands with completely different landscapes. The variety of wildlife was amazing both above and below the water. The crew and guide were very friendly and provided a superior service. The food was of excellent quality, although I would have preferred more Ecuadorian food and the desserts far too sugary and bland. The boat and the bedroom/en-suite were kept immaculate for the whole week.
By GARY C for Galapagos cruise aboard M/C Anahi on Oct 05, 2023
We were very happy with the service we received from Midland Travel. They arranged for a mini-van transport from Quito to Cuenca with stays in Latacunga, Banos, Riobamba. Our English speaking driver/guide Guillermo was a very safe driver abd we got along with great. Guillermo also accompanied us on our hikes up Cotopaxi and Quilotoa crater. He made stops at local attractions along the way, educated us on local culture and history and never rushed us or pressured us to shop at any particular store or outlet.. Alejandro was our sales consultant and provided us with straight forward reasonable pricing with no games or bait and switch. Alejandro patently answered every question we had and his responses were super quick.
By Chandrashekar A for Private trip from Quito to Cuenca on Sep 04, 2023
Thank you for the fantastic experience
By ALEXANDER S for Galapagos cruise aboard MY Cachalote Explorer on Sep 01, 2023
Fantastic! Midland travel was very helpful with our travel needs for the Galápagos Islands. Alejandro found a child tailored experience for us as many ships do not allow small children. Payment was trustworthy and quick. Responses are quick! I highly recommend booking through Midland travel and using WeTravel for payment
By Jennifer A for Galapagos cruise aboard Tip Top IV on Aug 19, 2023
We had an amazing time, the boat was good but more importantly, the guide and the crew were amazing, they couldn’t do enough. They arranged trips at times when we could see the most wildlife, ahead of groups on other boats. It was a really good choice for us as most of the other cruise participants had a similar attitude, wanting to see as much wildlife as possible and take advantage of every opportunity. The locations on the cruise were perfect for what we wanted to see and do. Thank you so much for finding a cruise that suited our budget and our requirements so well.
By HELEN H for Galapagos cruise aboard M/Y Monserrat on Mar 16, 2023
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