Galápagos — Central & East Islands aboard the Xavier III

Resort: Galápagos — Central & East Islands aboard the Xavier III
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
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Over View

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend eight days exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galpagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the days adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the regions largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience thats why you’ll never end up on another operator’s ship.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
QuitoPuerto Baquerizo Moreno

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

Day 3
Punta PittKicker Rock

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

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galpagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.

Day 6
Chinese HatBlack Turtle Cove

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.

Day 7
Cerro DragnIslas Daphne

Visit Cerro Dragn on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.

Day 8
Islas PlazaSanta F Island

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa F Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.

Day 9
San Cristbal IslandQuito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristbal Island before flying back to Quito.

Day 10
Quito

Depart at any time.

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