Short & Sweet

Galapagos Islands

AB
11 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Short & Sweet
Galapagos Islands

11 reviews

Duration: 7 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).

Accommodation

We have 5 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking, honeymooning or can’t stand the thought of a hostel and would like a little more comfort or would like to go all out and have the best, we’ve got you covered!

  1. Hostel – Single, Double or Dorm rooms, cooking facilities, breakfast not included.
  2. Budget – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, TV and WiFi, some have cooking facilities.
  3. Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, swimming pool.
  4. Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.
  5. First Class – Premier class private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.

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

Hostal - Dorm

(Price per person)

$965
Deposit: $386
Hostal - Single Room

(Price per person)

$1074
Deposit: $429
Hostal - Double Room

(Price per person)

$985
Deposit: $394
Budget - Single Room

(Price per person)

$1160
Deposit: $464
Budget - Double Room

(Price per person)

$1053
Deposit: $421
Budget - Triple Room

(Price per person)

$1022
Deposit: $408
Tourist - Single Room

(Price per person)

$1245
Deposit: $498
Tourist - Double Room

(Price per person)

$1105
Deposit: $442
Tourist - Triple Room

(Price per person)

$1063
Deposit: $425
Tourist Superior - Single Room

(Price per person)

$1628
Deposit: $651
Tourist Superior - Double Room

(Price per person)

$1297
Deposit: $518
Tourist Superior - Triple Room

(Price per person)

$1229
Deposit: $491
First Class - Single Room

(Price per person)

$2782
Deposit: $1112
First Class - Double Room

(Price per person)

$1797
Deposit: $718
First Class - Triple Room

(Price per person)

$1598
Deposit: $639

Available options

Nitrox Upgrade - Each Diver
$16


Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra

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


AB
Academy Bay Diving
11 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

Very bad instructor and agency was not mentioning anything about obvious difficult diving conditions. Absolutely not recommendable!
By Thomas D for Daily Dive Tours - $176 on 27 Sep, 2021
My husband and I did two day tours with Academy Bay and we were very pleased. The communication was great with the staff at the shop, the dive guides were super helpful and nice, and the food was super too! We will definitely be using them again when we return to the Galapagos and highly recommend them to anyone else. Thanks!
By Christina H for Daily Dive Tours on 09 Sep, 2021
Alice was fantastic. Professional and responsive. The crew and dive guides were excellent as well. Shoutout to Daniel and Paulo who were friendly, professional, and helpful! Would definitely dive with these awesome people again! Los llaves!
By Jennifer K for Humboldt Explorer Dive Cruise on 13 Aug, 2021
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We had a great time. Alice helped us for the organisation and we were able to visit 3 islands. The accomadations were correct. The diving team was super nice, our children passed their AOW and saw more than 80 sharks in 4 days !!! and a manta.
By benedicte g for Discover Galapagos - 3 islands Custom on 12 Aug, 2021
That was one of the best tours I did in Galapagos. Wonderful experience!!!
By David C for Tour Bartolome on 30 Jul, 2021
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