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Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier III

10 days, Quito to Quito

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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 Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier 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.

10 days

Quito to Quito

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SEV10MC

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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 Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier 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.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

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10 days

Quito to Quito

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SEV10MC

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

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Ripple Score

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Itinerary

Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Quito/Puerto Ayora

Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Rábida Island/Bachas Beach

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Floreana Island

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. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Visit Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island and enjoy free time to explore the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Afternoon excursion to the tortoise breeding centre.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock

Visit Punta Pitt and look for three types of boobies as well as frigatebirds. After, visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon for a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Santiago Island

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 a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Puerto Ayora/Quito

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Snorkelling at Champion Islet and Kicker Rock
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Visit to giant tortoise breeding centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer)/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier III

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