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Galápagos — South & Central 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: SEV10MA

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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: SEV10MA

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

100

Itinerary

Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon to spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3North Seymour/Mosquera Islet

Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Puerto Ayora

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

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Rábida 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 7Floreana 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 8Punta 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 9Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying 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
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, North Seymour, Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé and Champion Islet
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal 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 — South & Central Islands aboard the Xavier III

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