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Marine: Galapagos - South & Central Islands aboard the Xavier III (SEV10MA)
Countries Visited: Ecuador
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12
    Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    Accommodations: Hotels (2 nts), on board Xavier III in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

    Highlights
    7 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier III, coming face-to-face with large colonies blue- footed boobies, flamingos and Galapagos penguins, gaining a deeper understanding of the ecology of the Galapagos at the Charles Darwin Research Station, choosing to hike along or simple relax on the white-sand beaches of EspaNola, hiking over the dramatic volcanic flows to a viewpoint on Bartolome

    Description
    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 Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier III 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 youll never end up on another operators ship.
  • Call (800) 533-5343 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13252756
    Tour OperatorG Adventures
    OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    Itinerary
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1QuitoDay 1 Quito
    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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Puerto Baquerizo MorenoDay 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (1B, 1L, 1D)
    In the afternoon, transfer to the boat. Continue to Lobos Island and be welcomed by frolicking sea lions. While snorkelling in the calm clear waters, keep an eye out for a chance to see swimming sea lions underwater. Additional Notes: Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galapagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive onto the boat in time for lunch on Day 2 before the afternoon activity. Please note: The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galapagos, as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuadors other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the national park system are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage. Included Activities: Isla Lobos Visit Snorkelling (Isla Lobos) Transport: Early morning transfer to the airport to catch the flight to the Galapagos. Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours) Plane (2.50 hour(s)) Xavier Xavier
    Day 3Mosquera IslandDay 3 North Seymour/Mosquera Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
    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. Included Activities: North Seymour Island Visit Snorkelling (North Seymour Island) Mosquera Island Excursion Transport: Xavier Xavier
    Day 4Isla BartolomeDay 4 Isla Santiago/Isla Bartolome (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolome Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint. Included Activities: Sullivan Bay Visit Snorkelling (Sullivan Bay) Bartolome Island Landing Snorkelling (Bartolome Island) Transport: Xavier Xavier
    Day 5Puerto AyoraDay 5 Puerto Ayora (1B, 1L, 1D)
    In the morning, arrive in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Santa Cruz is the second biggest island in the Galapagos, and has the largest population. Puerto Ayora is its main town. In the afternoon, there may be the opportunity to visit the highlands and see giant land tortoises in the wild. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit Transport: Xavier
    Day 6Bachas beachDay 6 Isla Rabida/Bachas Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
    In the morning, go on an excursion to Rabida Island, and land on a red sand beach. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach to see the sea lions and plentiful bird life. Included Activities: Rabida Island Excursion Bachas Beach Landing Transport: Xavier
    Day 7Floreana IslandDay 7 Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Morning visit to Punta Cormorant on the northern part of Floreana. This is a perfect spot to go snorkelling from the boat, as the waters are home to a multitude of colourful fish and sea lions. Please be sure you are a comfortable swimmer. Despite the protection from the open sea provided by the "crown," the water here can be rough and the currents are strong. In the afternoon, visit Post Office Bay, which has an older and less mysteRious history. A short hike up past the post barrel takes you to an interesting lava cave. Included Activities: Punta Cormorant Visit Post Office Bay Visit Snorkelling (Champion Islet) Transport: Xavier
    Day 8Bahia GardnerDay 8 Punta Suarez/Bahia Gardner (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Visit Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay on EspaNola Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling. Included Activities: Punta Suarez Excursion Gardner Bay Visit Transport: Xavier
    Day 9QuitoDay 9 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito (1B)
    Reach San CristObal in the morning. Disembark after breakfast then visit the Interpretation Centre, and transfer to the airport for the flight to Quito. Transfer to the group hotel upon arrival, and enjoy one last night on the town. Additional Notes: Flights from San Cristobal to Quito depart between 11:30am and 1:30pm depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into Quito between 4:00pm and 5:40pm with a refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will arrive back at the hotel in the early evening in time for dinner. Included Activities: San CristObal Interpretation Center Visit Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 10QuitoDay 10 Quito (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing
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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    June 24, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 5; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,649.00 (USD)Quote
    June 24, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 5; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,899.00 (USD)Quote
    July 08, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 6; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,649.00 (USD)Quote
    July 08, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 6; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,899.00 (USD)Quote
    July 22, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 11; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,649.00 (USD)Quote
    July 22, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 11; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,899.00 (USD)Quote
    August 05, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,649.00 (USD)Quote
    August 05, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,899.00 (USD)Quote
    August 19, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    August 19, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    September 02, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    September 02, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    September 16, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: Waitlist Available; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    September 16, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: Waitlist Available; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    September 30, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 8; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    September 30, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 8; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    October 14, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: Waitlist Available; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    October 14, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: Waitlist Available; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    October 28, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    October 28, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    November 11, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,599.00 (USD)Quote
    November 11, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,849.00 (USD)Quote
    November 25, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,599.00 (USD)Quote
    November 25, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,849.00 (USD)Quote
    December 09, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    December 09, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    December 23, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,649.00 (USD)Quote
    December 23, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,899.00 (USD)Quote
    January 06, 2018Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    January 06, 2018Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    January 20, 2018Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    January 20, 2018Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    February 03, 2018Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,549.00 (USD)Quote
    February 03, 2018Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$4,799.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Local Flights: All local flights to and from the Galapagos are included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you pRior to the flight departure.

    Flights to either of the airports in the Galapagos leave early in the morning on Day 2 and get you into the islands in the early afternoon. Flights back to the mainland depart between 10:00am and 1:30pm arriving in the early evening.

    Please note that all flights to and from the Galapagos make a 1 hour refuelling stop in Guayaquil.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days pRior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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