Short & Sweet 2023 - no hotel

      Galapagos Islands

      52 reviews
      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 999
      Short & Sweet 2023 - no hotel
      Galapagos Islands

      52 reviews

      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 999

      About this trip

      5 Days / 4  Nights

      For those of you who unfortunately don’t have the time to relax in Galapagos, we have a package that is right for you. In 5 short days you will see, be amazed and never forget the magic that is Galapagos. We  have land tours and snorkelling to make sure you will meet the most diverse range of Galapagos inhabitants, as well as giving you the option to scuba dive to broaden your horizons just a little more. (This tour can also be Synchronised with your cruise itinerary if you would like to  see a little more of Galapagos).


        We have 4 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking or honeymooning or would just like a little more comfort we’ve got you covered!

      1.      Budget – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, TV and WiFi, some have cooking facilities.

      2.    Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, some have small swimming pool.

      3.     Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool or Jacuzzi at most.

      4.     First Class – Premier class private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool or ocean views.

      What’s included

      • Hotel
        Hotel in Santa Cruz (4 nights)
      • Meals
        All meals mentioned in the itinerary
      • Tranfers
        All transfers in Galapagos
      • Equipment
        Snorkel equipment and dive equipment on all tours
      • Tours
        All tours mentioned in the itinerary
      • Flights
        Flights unless organised with Academy Bay Diving
      • Entrance Fee
        National park entrance fee ($100 payable on arrival)
      • TCT Card
        Tourist card ($20 payable in airport in Quito or Guayaquil)
      • Extra Meals
        Meals not stated in tour itinerary

      Available Packages

      Deposit: $273
      Non Diver
      Deposit: $230


      Day 1

      Transfer from Baltra airport to hotel with Highland Visit

      This tour consists of visiting 3 sites: El Chato, Lava tunnels and  Los Gemelos. 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.

      After you return to the current century you will be taken to the lava tubes, where you can walk more than 1km 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.

      Lastly 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 Galapagos and walk along the small paths around the craters to spot some of the bird life.

      At the conclusion of the tour you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel.

      Your Organizer

      Academy Bay Diving
      52 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.


      Awesome training, feel very prepared! Our Instructor Anderson was awesome! We dove by Floreana and Santa Fe and both sites were very beautiful, good visibility.
      By Stavroula X for PADI - Open Water Course - CUSTOM on 01 Mar, 2023
      I enjoyed my 1 4 day / 3 island package. It was well organized with a good balance between sea and land based activities
      By James M for Complete Galapagos Package - Custom on 23 Feb, 2023
      Wonderful dive experience. Santiago was a great dive guide. Mosquera, Daphne were beautiful; lucked out and saw a school of hammers at Mosquera that would give Darwin island a run for it's money. Great company. If heading back to Galapagos will certainly go with them again.
      By Robert C for Daily Dive Tours on 17 Feb, 2023
      very friendly, helpful, everything went well, on time, food was delicious, small diving groups, equipment was in very good condition. The crew was super accommodating and humorous. I would dive with them again. Thanks
      By Monika B for Born to Dive on 06 Feb, 2023
      Excellent from start to finish Have done over 600 dives and found Academy Bay one of the most impressive operators that I have ever dived with. Comfortable boat wirh sufficient space, good briefings before the dive , good checks and help getting in and out of the water and superb diving sites Really happy with the experience!
      By Stephen D for Daily Dive Tours on 03 Feb, 2023
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