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Galapagos — South & Central Islands aboard the Xavier III

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador

Visit: Quito, North Seymour, Santiago Island, Puerto Ayora, Rábida Island, Floreana Island, Punta Suárez, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 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. 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.

Highlights

    • Seven nights cruising through Galápagos National Park aboard Xavier
    • Come face-to-face with large colonies of blue-footed boobies and Galápagos penguins
    • Get to know the ecology of the Galápagos at the Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Hike over the dramatic volcanic flows to a viewpoint on Bartolomé

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 143599
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Local flight, motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, private bus.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Quito, Ecuador
Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 10 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (7 nts).
    • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    Transport
    • Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.
    Group Leader
    • CEO/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) $3,561 ($356/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)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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Ecuador Quito, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, North Seymour, Mosquera Islet, Santiago Island, Bartolomé Island, Puerto Ayora, Rábida Island, Bachas Beach, Floreana Island, Punta Suárez, Bahía Gardner

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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.

In Business Since 1990

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http://www.gadventures.com/

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