Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier III

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+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)
Was $4099  — Savings of 20% on Oct. 07, 2014
10 days,Quito to Quito
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7 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier III, coming face to face with 200 year old giant tortoises, exploring large colonies of blue footed boobies and marine iguanas on the volcanic rocks, discovering 3 species of boobies and 2 species of frigate birds nesting together at Punta Pitt, sending a post card at Post Office Bay and bringing one home

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  • From$3314USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$3484USDUpper Deck Twin

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend seven nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier III to reflect on the day’s adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience—that’s why you'll never end up on another operator's ship.

What's Included

  • 7 nights crusing in the Galapagos Islands, Certified Galapagos Park Guide, all landings, excursions and transportation, flights to and from the Galapagos Islands, snorkelling equipment, visit to a wildlife interpretation centre, arrival transfer on Day 1.
  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners. (Allow USD75-100 for meals not included. Drinks and tips while on the yacht are extra. Not including is USD10 Tourist Transit card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galapagos park entry fee upon arrival to the Islands.)
  • Hotels (2 nts), on board Xavier III in twin-share cabins (7 nts).
  • Local flight, motorized yacht, van, zodiacs, private bus.
  • Galapagos National Parks Guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12
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Places Visited

Xavier Iii

Get an up-close look at your Galápagos ship, the comfy 16-passenger Xavier III.

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Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Baltra / Santa Cruz (B,L,D)

Fly to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora a stop at the twin sink holes in the highlands before boarding the Xavier.

Day 3 Rábida / Bachas Beach (B,L,D)

Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling.

Day 4 Floreana (B,L,D)

Land at Punta Cormorant, on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon, followed by a snorkeling excursion.

Day 5 Española (B,L,D)

Visit to Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.

Day 6 San Cristóbal (B,L,D)

Visit the Interpretation Center on San Cristóbal Island and enjoy free time to explore the port town of Baquerizo Moreno. Afternoon excursion to El Junco lagoon.

Day 7 Punta Pitt / Kicker Rock (B,L,D)

Morning landing at Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon.

Day 8 Isla Santiago (B,L,D)

Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos islands, with thick mangroves along with flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations before going to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools.

Day 9 Santa Cruz / Baltra / Quito (B)

Disembark at Puerto Ayora and transfer across the island to Baltra with a visit the Darwin Research Centre. Fly back to Quito.

Day 10 Quito (B)

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