Galápagos — South Islands aboard the Xavier III

Spend four nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago


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Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend four 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 ad...

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This tour is operated by

G Adventures


Day 1Quito
Arrive at any time. A G Adventures representative will greet everyone at the hotel and brief the group on the various aspects of the tour.
Day 2Quito/Puerto Ayora
Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat. Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, which is moored in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. Visit a tortoise ranch in the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with these ancient creatures.
Day 3Rábida Island/Bachas Beach
Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling. In the morning, go on an excursion to Rábida Island, and land on a red sand beach. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach to see the sea lions and plentiful bird life.
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Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (4 nts)

What's Included

Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (4 nts). All meals aboard the Xavier. Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide. Snorkelling at Champion Islet. Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island). Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island). Excursion to see giant to...
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Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

What to Take

We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). A good size daypack is also essential. If you don't wish to take all of your luggage with you to Galapagos, please ensure you have an extra bag you can leave behind at hotel storage and pickup on your return. ...
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Galápagos — South Islands aboard the Xavier III