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Introduction: Darwin's Discovery Dive. Never tried Scuba Diving before or would you just like a couple of days of diving? This is a great opportunity to see the other half of The Galapagos Islands!

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Day 1:

Activity: Beach and Bay Tour Santa Cruz

Route: Mainland Ecuador - Santa Cruz

Ferry crossing to Santa Cruz Island (10 min-ride). Check-in Aventura Lodge. Lunch

Snorkel with Sea Lions, Sting Rays and Baby Reef Sharks in the shallow, emerald waters of Tortuga Bay, then witness the nesting site of the famous Marine Iguanas. Equipment fitting and if Discover Scuba (if you are not certified yet) 45 minute introduction to Scuba Diving Video. Welcome Cocktail. Briefing. Dinner.

Day 2:

Activity: Diving

Route: Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz

Diving in Santa Cruz. with opportunities to see Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Hammerheads, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Galapagos Shark, Stingrays, Marbled Rays, Tiger Snake Eels, Moray Eels, Garden Eels, Sea Stars, Sea Turtles, Jacks, Blue and Gold Snappers, Flag Cabrilla, Creolefish, King Angelfish, Barracuda, Heiroglyphic Hawkfish, Frogfish, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, Spotfin Burrfish, Scorpionfish, Cardinalfish, Nudibranch and more!

Free time to relax

Day 3:

Activity: Diving

Route: Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz

Diving in Santa Cruz. with opportunities to see Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Hammerheads, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Galapagos Shark, Stingrays, Marbled Rays, Tiger Snake Eels, Moray Eels, Garden Eels, Sea Stars, Sea Turtles, Jacks, Blue and Gold Snappers, Flag Cabrilla, Creolefish, King Angelfish, Barracuda, Heiroglyphic Hawkfish, Frogfish, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, Spotfin Burrfish, Scorpionfish, Cardinalfish, Nudibranch and more! Afternoon free to explore downtown Puerto Ayora

Day 4:

Activity: Tortoise Quest/Highlands Tour/Charles Darwin Research Station

Route: Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz

Tortoise Quest/Highlands Tour This tour begins with a trip to "Los Gemelos" (The Twins) - two enormous collapsed lava chambers, an awe-inspiring visual reminder of the power of nature. The short, easy hike to each of the twins is teeming with endemic flora and fauna, including the remaining Scalesia Forest draped in Liverwort, large and small tree finches, the adorable Vermillion flycatcher and more.

Afterwards, we will visit a 600 acre private reserve where the famous, giant Galapagos tortoises freely roam, graze and sleep. After visiting the tortoises, we'll take a 5 minute ride to the entrance of a 450 meter (1350 feet) illuminated lava tunnel. With a ceiling nearly 20 feet high in most places, this is an incredible opportunity to ramble through the remnants of one of the most powerful forces in nature...lava flows.

Stalagmites, stalactites, sulphur and mineral colored walls and more await you here.

Charles Darwin Research Station Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Charles Darwin Research Station. Founded in 1964 with the purpose of studying and preserving the natural wonder that is Galapagos.

The station is supported by over 100 scientists and researchers from around the world, instrumental in the conservation efforts of the islands. The Charles Darwin Research Station is also home to Lonesome George, also known as the worlds rarest creature. He was discovered in 1971 on Pinta island and is the very last of his kind. Learn more about Lonesome George and much more fascinating natural history at this amazing center.

Day 5:

Activity: Departure

Route: Santa Cruz - Mainland Ecuador

Depart 3 hours before your flight in order to arrive back at the Baltra Airport the requested 1.5 hours before your flight. Transport and guide included from the hotel to the airport.

 

 

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