Exciting news for 2015. All of our 6 day itineraries have now been extended to 7 days and include a night onshore in the Galapagos and activities to give you more time in natures wonderland.
1 night on San Cristobal, 3 nights cruising through the Galápagos National Park aboard the Xavier III, visit to see the giant tortoises, watching three species of boobies and two species of frigatebirds nesting together at Punta Pitt, snorkelling with rays and sea turtles in the shadow of Kicker Rock, witnessing the towering volcanic cliffs and the dark sand beaches of Santiago island.
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)
Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Begin with a night spent at a deluxe hotel on San Cristobal, then take four days to explore the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert naturalist guide. Giant tortoises, sea lions and island birds are in abundance here, and you’ll have the chance to spot them all in visits to Santiago Island, Punta Pitt and Cerra Brujo islands, and many more fascinating locales. In the evenings, return to the Xavier III to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars.
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Get an up-close look at your Galápagos ship, the comfy 16-passenger Xavier III.Learn more
Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).
Early flight to San Cristóbal. Meet your CEO and transfer to the hotel. Following lunch, begin your exploration of San Cristobal visiting the Intrepretation Centre, a hike to Tijoretas lookout point and Galapguera de Cerro Colordao to see the giant tortoises followed by a visit to the Interpretation Centre
Before transferring to the boat, enjoy a morning snorkel excursion at Islas Lobos and visit a nearby beach where you will be welcomed by frolicking sea lions. Visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre in the afternoon.
Morning landing at Punta Pitt and and islet Pitt. After, we visit 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.
Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla – one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos 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.
Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galapagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.
Depart at any time.
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