Galápagos — Central Islands aboard the Xavier III

From$2924USD
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Please note, these local payments are not included in the price of this tour.

+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)
Was $3899  — Savings of 25% on Aug. 05, 2014
10 days,Quito to Quito
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7 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier III, snorkelling with sea lions and discovering amazing marine life, coming face to face with 200 year old giant tortoises, hiking along dramatic lava flows and exploring colonies of sea birds and sea lions, finding marine iguanas relaxing in the sunshine

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  • From$3899USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$4099USDUpper Deck Twin
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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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Offer valid for new bookings only with international air travel originating in North America added to a land booking. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion. Subject to availability. Must book by July 31, 2014, for travel by December 31, 2015. Subject to airline regulations and restrictions.

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 making a stop at a tortoise ranch in the highlands.

Day 3 Chinese Hat / Black Turtle Cove (B,L,D)

Visit to Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.

Day 4 Cerro Dragón / Daphne (B,L,D)

Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island, to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingoes and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.

Day 5 South Plaza / Santa Fé (B,L,D)

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.

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 Isla Lobos.

Day 7 North Seymour / Mosquera (B,L,D)

Visit North Seymour and Mosquera Islands. Guided walks to observe birds and wildlife like vast sea lion colonies.

Day 8 Isla Santiago / Bartolomé (B,L,D)

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations in contrast of the white coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Day 9 Santa Cruz / Baltra / Quito (B)

Disembark at Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station before we transfer across the island to Baltra. Fly back to Quito.

Day 10 Quito (B)

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