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Galapagos Land & Sea — Central & East Islands aboard the Xavier III

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador

Visit: Quito, Punta Pitt, Santiago Island, Puerto Ayora, Quito

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. 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 Cerro Brujo, and many more fascinating locales. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars. Finish off with a night on Santa Cruz island for some beach time and to see tortoises in the wild.

Highlights

    • One night on Santa Cruz
    • Three nights cruising through the Galápagos National Park aboard the Xavier
    • 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.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 143767
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 7 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (3 nts)
    • All meals aboard the Xavier
    • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
    • Overnight on Santa Cruz
    • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock and La Loberia
    • Charles Darwin Research Station visit (Santa Cruz)
    • Academy Bay Tour
    • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Internal flights
    • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard Xavier
    Accommodation
    • Hotel (3 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (3 nts).
    • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.
    Group Leader
    • CEO (Chief Experience Officer)/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,439 ($348/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Ecuador Quito, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock, Santiago Island, Puerto Ayora

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Tour Operator

G Adventures

G Adventures is a tour operator providing small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. But there's more to it than affordability and product depth – G Adventures is in the business of changing people's lives.  

As the world's largest independent adventure travel company, G Adventures brings curious travellers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore this incredible planet we all inhabit.

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

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