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.+20.00 USD (Transit Control Card)+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)
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.
Arrive at any time and transfer to the hotel.
Early morning flight to San Cristóbal. Meet the CEO and transfer to the hotel for the first night's stay in the Galápagos Islands. Following lunch, begin your exploration of San Cristóbal Island. Visit the Interpretation Centre and look for frigatebirds at the lookout point of Tijoretas.
In the morning, enjoy a snorkel excursion at Islas Lobos. Visit a nearby beach where you will be welcomed by frolicking sea lions.
Enjoy the beach's tranquil environment – it's perfect for snorkelling and photography. The area is is also a nesting ground for blue-footed boobies. After transferring to the boat in the afternoon, visit the tortoise breeding centre and have the chance to see tortoises in their natural habitat.
Morning landing at Punta Pitt and Islet Pitt. After, 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 and home to thick mangroves and 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 Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.
Depart any time.
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