Galápagos Land & Sea – Central Islands aboard the Xavier III

07/18/2019 through 12/16/2020
07/18/2019 through 12/25/2020
G Adventures

Galápagos Land & Sea – Central Islands aboard the Xavier III
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, North Seymour, and Mosquera 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. To finish off enjoy a night on Santa Cruz island to explore beaches and visit giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Highlights
One night in Santa Cruz with included visit to see the giant tortoises, three nights cruising through the Galápagos National Park aboard the Xavier, snorkelling excursions searching for sea turtles and rays, hiking through the lava fields of Bartolomé to get an amazing view, learn more about the ecology of the Galápagos with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station

Accommodation
Hotels (3 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (3 nts).

Group Leader
Galápagos National Park guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.

Group Size Notes
Max 16, avg 12

Meals Included
6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

What’s Included
Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (3 nts). All meals aboard the Xavier. Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide. Overnight on Santa Cruz. Visit to North Seymour to see nesting seabirds. Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock. Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Kicker Rock and Sullivan Bay. Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz). 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
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Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Day 3 North Seymour/Mosquera Islet
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Day 4 Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island
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Day 5 Puerto Ayora
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Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito
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Day 7 Quito
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