Galapagos Islands Experience and Scuba Diving – Eight Days
Experience for yourself why Charles Darwin was so bowled over with the abundance of wildlife and the unique ecosystem in the beautiful environment of the Galapagos. Meet the giant tortoises, bask in sun amongst marine iguanas, forge a path between sleeping seals and discover a new world underwater with the chance to see rays, sharks and schools of fish.
Excursions on land and water are all guided; walks, kayaking, snorkeling and the opportunity to hike a volcano!
Accommodation is provided throughout in a range of basic but comfortable hotels throughout the islands.
All level of scuba diving can be accommodated, from experienced divers to beginners, and PADI-accredited courses can also be arranged (at extra cost), or if you are already a qualified diver, you can see the incredible marine life up close with some fun dives!
Trips run weekly, from Sunday to Sunday, and can be provided for independent travelers, couples or friends travelling together or groups. Prices are per person, and there is no single supplement.
Add this to your booking for trips either starting or finishing in Quito.
Price: £1585 per person
Deposit: £600 per person
(Please note pick-up times and excursion lengths are approximate, and the itinerary is subject to change without notice)
Day One (Sunday) – Santa Cruz
Day Two (Monday) – Santa Cruz/Diving
Day Three (Tuesday) – North Seymour
Day Four (Wednesday) – Santa Cruz/Diving
Day Five (Thursday) – Isabela
Day Six (Friday) – Isabala
Day Seven (Saturday) – Isabela and Santa Cruz
Day Eight (Sunday)
What’s Not Included:
We can book return flights from Quito to the Galapagos Islands for you, at a cost of £499 per person. If you would like to take advantage of this service please e-mail email@example.com, we are fully ATOL and ABTOT bonded so your booking is safe!
Tipping is usually expected. It is often more than a reward for services well done, but, as wages are extremely low, it is an accepted means of supplementing an income. Keep small change on you so as not to incur a large demand when it is seen you can afford more. All prices are negotiable, especially in markets. Many travellers find it a hassle having to bargain for everything they wish to buy, but prices are usually inflated so if you are not happy, move on to another place.
For meals that are not included, drinks, tips and other day-to-day costs, we suggest budgeting around US$20-30 a day.
Galapagos is a photographer’s paradise! The landscapes and of course wildlife present many opportunities for memorable and unique photos that will serve as a wonderful reminder of your time there, and will impress all your friends and family! Underwater cameras are generally not available to buy or rent locally, so we would suggest if you want to record your dives and take other shots of the marine wildlife you bring your own suitable equipment.
We use a range of simple hotels that are clean, comfortable and safe. If you are travelling solo you will be in a single room, friends/couples travelling together will be placed in shared rooms on a twin or double basis.
Just add this on to your trip when booking. Once requested your Add On cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Please be aware that up to 2 months before your departure, the cost of the Galapagos Islands Experience may change, due to currency fluctuations and/or price increases by the national park, local operators or government taxes.