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

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

From {{totalPrice}} EUR Extra expenses at the destination Galapagos Park Fee (US$100) & Transit Control Card (US$20) payable on trip
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together.
What's included?
From 1844 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together.
What's included?
Duration
7 days
Starts in
Quito
Ends in
Quito
Group size
Max 16, avg 12
Travel type
Marine
Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Explore the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos 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.
Itinerary

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

Day 1 - Quito

Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Please look for notices in the hotel lobby for a time and location of the welcome meeting.

Day 2 - Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristobal Island. Meet the Galapagos CEO and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre before setting off to explore the Galapagos.

Day 3 - Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock

Visit Punta Pitt and look for three types of boobies as well as frigatebirds. After, visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal 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.

Day 4 - Santiago Island

Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos 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.

Day 5 - Puerto Ayora

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galapagos tortoises. In the afternoon, explore Academy Bay on a boat tour. Snorkel with sea lions and walk over a volcanic path to a crystal clear saltwater lagoon.

Day 6 - Puerto Ayora/Quito

Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Fly back to Quito for a final night in the city.

Day 7 - Quito

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
Galapagos Park Fee (US$100) & Transit Control Card (US$20) payable on trip

Accommodation

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

Local transport

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

Meals

Allow USD105-140 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included. 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Please be aware

Quito
- Teleférico (8USD per person)
- Quito City Tour and Equator (50-60USD per person)
- Middle of the World (40-50USD per person)
- Quito City Tour (40-50USD per person)

Cotopaxi
- Cotopaxi Volcano - Full Day Trip (70-100USD per person)

Papallacta
- Papallacta Hot Springs - Full Day Trip (70-100USD per person)

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

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