flybe discount codes & top activities in the galapagos islands

Flybe Discount Codes & Top Activities in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most world-renowned travel destinations where you can find flightless birds and sleepy sea lions. You can indulge in a wide assortment of activities during your visit to the islands. In this article we’ll cover some of the top activities you can participate in during your visit to the island.

Flybe Discount Codes

Now Flybe is a discount UK-based airline and they don’t fly directly to the Galapagos Islands, but you can take advantage of their inexpensive airfares to travel to one of the major cities that does have flights to the Galapagos Islands and save some money on the first leg of your trip. If you take a look at Discountgo.co.uk you will likely find some vouchers as well. The Galapagos are a truly magical experience and as such, it is not cheap to travel there. Using Flybe for part of your trip… Continue reading
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Villa Escalesia Hotel – Puerto Ayora – Galapagos Islands

Hotel description: The Escalesia hotel is situated in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. The building features modern architecture and three rooms with sea view. Its modern architecture, three ocean view bedrooms, infinity pool, whirlpool, steam bath, sea front sun deck and bar, total privacy, unobstructed views of Academy Bay and Santa Fe Island, complete amenities and personalized services are sure to cater to the most discerning traveler, who whishes to explore the Enchanted Islands at his leisure and with the utmost comfort. The Villa facilities include Indoor and outdoor sitting areas, roof top dining, pool-side bar, sun deck with sea side seating, pool, whirlpool, steam bathroom. House amenities: 1 Master Bedroom with a king bed 2 Bedrooms with two double beds 3 ½ bathrooms All Bedrooms air-conditioned Kitchen Living room and dining room on main floor Sitting area in the second floor Suite amenities: Separate building inside the Villa… Continue reading
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Hotel Casa Natura – Santa Cruz – Galapagos Islands

Hotel Description: Casa Natura is a small charming hotel recently opened in February, 2009 in Puerto Ayora, in the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Archipelago. This port is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station, which is devoted to the investigation of the unique wildlife to be found on the islands. Accommodation & Service: With 15 air-conditioned rooms, the hotel has been designed to provide comfort and leisure for the adventure traveler, including facilities such as pool, bar, breakfast area and different recreational areas. The hotel is located in the residential area of Puerto Ayora, 8-10 minutes away walking distance from the fisherman’s pier and the town’s main promenade where most of the boutiques, restaurants and art galleries are located. Official website here: http://www.casanaturahotel.com/ Rates Include: Welcome Drink American Breakfast Use of Recreational Areas Air Conditioned Rooms Swimming Pool Rates do not Include: Airfare to Galapagos Galapagos… Continue reading
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Finch Bay Hotel – Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Finch Bay Hotel is located on Santa Cruz Island at Punta Estrada, across the bay from the town of Puerto Ayora. The hotel is situated in a quiet location, with only pedestrian and bicycle circulation. The hotel’s look features environmentally friendly materials and use of natural light, beach front access, large pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. Unfortunately this is not one of those properties where kids stay for free there, but Finch Bay Hotel accommodates 48 guests in 21 rooms; 17 rooms on the ground level and 4 on the second floor with modern design incorporating Galapagos natural elements…

Finch Bay Description:

The Galapagos Finch Bay Hotel is located on Santa Cruz Island at Punta Estrada, across the bay from the town of Puerto Ayora. The hotel is situated in a quiet location, with only pedestrian and bicycle circulation – there are no cars in the neighborhood and… Continue reading
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Andes travel and Diving at Galapagos

Enjoy the highlights of the mainland of Ecuador. Start you tour in Quito, go to the north and explore the Otavalo Region, hike through the Cotopaxi National Park where you can have amazing views of the surrounding volcanoes, get to the blue Quilotoa Crater Lagoon, take part in the amazing train ride through the Andes, and then relax in the quite atmosphere of the colonial town of Cuenca before travelling to the coast from where you will fly to the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy your time on board of the dive ships that visit Darwin & Wolf. Overview Itinerary Day 01: Arrival in Quito – City Tour Day 02: Calderon – Cayambe, Hacienda Guachala Day 03: Otavalo Indio Market – Hacienda Pinsaqui Day 04: El Angel Nature Reserve – Hacienda Pinsaqui Day 05: Cotopaxi National Park – Hacienda la Cienega Day 06: Latacunga – Zumbahua – Quilotoa Crater Lagoon Day 07:… Continue reading
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Daily Diving Information Galapagos Scuba Diving Tours

If you are interested in staying in a hotel on Santa Cruz and just do daily dive tours, you are right on this site. Here you can find different daily dive tours starting from Santa Cruz to the surrounding dive sites. These dive sites have something to offer for each level of experience. You will reach most of the islands between 1 and 2 hours boat ride but first you will have to cross the highlands to the Itabaca Channel which takes about 45 minutes. The tours start in the morning and you will return in the afternoon to Santa Cruz.

Where and when

All day trips leave from Pto. Ayora, Santa Cruz Island crossing the highlands and then starting from the Itabaca Channel. Normally the tours start around 8h30am and, depending on the navigation distance to each site, you return approximately at 4h30pm.

What is Included

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Diving Galapagos is the trade – Safety the motto

On this website you will find all the information you will need if you are interested in diving in Galapagos. You will find information according to security, the two different seasons, the water temperature, visibility and the equipment. You will also find information on the different levels of experience we refer to. This will help you a lot in taking your decision when to go and what you should take with you. Of course for further questions we will gladly help you!

Two words: FABULOUS and UNPREDICTABLE

Fabulous because it is marine life. Unpredictable because its oceanic conditions.

EXPERIENCE FOR GALÁPAGOS DIVING

Beginners: Newly certified divers or divers with few dives logged (6 to 15 dives). Intermediate: 15 to 99 dives logged with experience in cold water and with drift and wall diving. Advanced: 100 dives or more logged with experience in cold water and with drift and wall diving.… Continue reading
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Current Flying After Diving Guidelines – Scuba Diving Cruises

Please take the time to have a look at this website. It is important for your safety and for planning your trip. The information given on this website is based on the recommendations of PADI and the “Flying After Diving Workshop”. Here you can find information about the times that you should take between your last dive and the next flight. Please keep this information in mind before booking your flight. Recommendations of the 2002 “Flying After Diving Workshop”

General Comments:

Experimental trials indicate the risk of decompression sickness (DCS) decreases as the preflight surface interval increases. Based on these studies, the workshop reached the following consensus recommendations. These recommendations apply to flights at cabin altitudes between 600 metres/2000 feet and 2400 metres/8000 feet and to divers who are without DCS symptoms. Work by Buehlmann, which was used by the US Navy Diving manual, suggests that immediate ascent to 600

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Galapagos – Motor Vessel Galapagos Legend

Characteristics:

The “Galápagos LEGEND” is a 300 feet cruise ship that provides all the facilities and services to make the cruise around the Galapagos Islands enjoyable and comfortable. Yet the Galapagos Legend is small enough for that intimate experience with nature that brings you to the Galápagos Islands. All the fully carpeted luxurious and ample cabins have ocean views, excepting the interior cabins. Features aboard include among others swimming pool, outside pool bar, an inside bar, library, piano lounge etc. Six naturalist guides aboard lead daily shore excursions and offer briefings to prepare passengers for the islands to be visited the next day.

Included in the price:

All transfers in Galapagos, cruise on board of the MOTOR VESSEL LEGEND in double accommodation with all facilities, naturalist guide, purified water free to drink. Not included in the price: Flights mainland to/from Galápagos (e.g. Quito – Galapagos – Quito USD 420.- per… Continue reading

Galapagos – Cruise Ship Isabela II

Characteristics:

Motor Yacht Isabella II This 40-guest cruise ship, Isabela II, with 20 outside cabins plus an owner’s suite, is one of the most luxurious yacht cruising the Galapagos Islands, and offers an elegant, relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure of the Galapagos Islands. Its three public decks offer the amenities of a larger vessel, including bar-salon, dining room and sun deck. The library contains a large selection of reference books on Galapagos and Ecuador, making this reference library the most complete source of information of any Galapagos vessel. The 40-guest ship, with 20 outside cabins plus an owner’s suite, is the one of the most luxurious yachts which is cruises the Galapagos, and offers an elegant, relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure on the islands. The ship is fully air-conditioned; all cabins are spacious and have private bathrooms. Its three public decks offer the amenities of a… Continue reading