Galápagos — South & Central Islands aboard the Xavier III

From$3314USD
+ 110.00 USD (what's this?)

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 15% on select departures.
10 days,Quito to Quito
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7 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier III, coming face to with large colonies blue footed boobies, flamingos and galapagos penguins, gaining a deeper understanding of the ecology of the Galapagos at the Charles Darwin Research Station, choosing to hike along or simple relax on the white sandy beaches of Española, hiking over the dramatic volcanic flows to a viewpoint on Bartolomé

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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 San Cristóbal (B,L,D)

Fly to San Cristóbal. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon.

Day 3 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 4 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 5 Santa Cruz (B,L,D)

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galapagos tortoises and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.

Day 6 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 7 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.

Day 8 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 9 San Cristóbal / Quito (B)

Visit the Interpretation Center on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.

Day 10 Quito (B)

Depart at any time.

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