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.

Galápagos Land & Sea — Central Islands aboard the Xavier III

+ 110.00 USD (what's this?)

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

+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)
Was $2649  — Savings of 15% on select departures.
7 days,Quito to Quito

1 night in San Cristobal with included visit to see the giant tortoises, 3 nights cruising through the Galápagos National Park aboard the Xavier III, snorkeling excursions searching for sea turtles and rays, hiking through the lava fields of Bartolome to get an amazing view, learning more about the ecology of the Galapagos with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station

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Room Prices

  • From$2549USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$2749USDUpper Deck Twin

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, North Seymour and Mosquera 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.

What's Included

  • 2 nts hotel in Quito, 1 nt hotel in San Cristobal, 3 nts cruising in the Galápagos Islands. Arrival transfer on Day 1. Certified Galápagos National Park guide. All landings, excursions, and transportation. Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands. Snorkelling equipment. Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre.
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD100-150 for meals not included. Drinks and tips while on the yacht are extra. You must pay a USD10 Tourist Transit card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galapagos park entry fee immediately upon arrival to the Islands (subject to increase).)
  • Hotel (2 nts) in Quito, hotel in San Cristobal (1 nt), aboard Xavier III in twin-share cabins (3 nts).
  • Local flight, motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, private bus.
  • Galápagos National Park 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 San Cristóbal Island (1B)

Early morning, fly to San Cristóbal. San Cristóbal. Today, you will meet your CEO and transfer to the hotel for you first night's stay in the Galapagos islands. Following lunch, begin your exploration of San Cristobal visiting Laguna El Junco, the only fresh water lake in the islands. As well, we visit Galapguera de Cerro Colordao to see the giant tortoises followed by a visit to the Interpretation Centre.

Day 3 San Cristóbal (1B,1L,1D)

Before transferring to the boat, enjoy a morning snorkel excursion at Kicker Rock and visit a nearby beach.

Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon.Visit North Seymour and Mosquera Islands. Guided walks to observe birds and wildlife like vast sea lion colonies.

Day 4 North Seymour / Mosquera (1B,1L,1D)

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

Day 5 Isla Santiago / Bartolomé (1B,1L,1D)

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 6 Santa Cruz / Quito (1B)

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

Day 7 - Quito (1B)

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