GALAPAGOS: SOUTH & CENTRAL ISLANDS - XAVIER III

Cruise the Galapagos aboard the Xavier III on this 10-day sustainable, small ship adventure cruise.

Photos & Map provided by G Adventures. For more images of this trip,   CLICK HERE

Photos & Map provided by G Adventures. For more images of this trip, CLICK HERE

Untitled 1

GALAPAGOS: SOUTH & CENTRAL ISLANDS ABOARD THE XAVIER III WITH G ADVENTURES

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 Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier 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 you'll never end up on another operator's ship.

TRAVEL STYLE: Marine
Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

SERVICE LEVEL: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

PHYSICAL RATING: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

TRIP TYPE: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (7 nts)
• All meals aboard the Xavier
• Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
• Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, North Seymour, Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé and Champion Islet
• Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
• Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
• Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
• Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
• Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
• All landings and excursions
• Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
• Internal flights
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

MEALS:
9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

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

STAFF & EXPERTS:
CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.

AVAILABLE EXTRAS

Quito City Tour and Equator - From $50.00
Enjoy a city tour of Quito. Visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stops at the Basilica del Voto Nacional, La Compañia Church, San Francisco Square, Plaza Grande and the Panecillo, a towering statue of the virgin of Quito who looks out over a stunning view of the city. Drive 25km (16 mi) north of Quito to the Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Stand with one foot in each hemisphere.

From

$ 4,749 USD

*Prices may vary depending on seasonality*

ABOUT G ADVENTURES

G Adventures is one of the world’s largest and most sustainable small group adventure tour operators. In 2019, they launched a program called Ripple Scores, allowing you to see the percentage of local businesses and services used in the creation of each and every one of their trips. The higher the Ripple Score, the more money stays within the local community.

In addition to numerous awards celebrating their sustainability initiatives in the tourism industry, they’ve also been recognized by world-class organizations such as National Geographic and the Jane Goodall Institute. In 2016, G Adventures launched a partnership with National Geographic by offering a travel style called National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. These tours offer travellers opportunities to get closer to local communities, connecting you to local cultures, and which provide a greater emphasis on education and conservation. In 2017, G Adventures’ animal welfare policy was officially endorsed by the Jane Goodall Institute.

Through their non-profit arm, Planeterra, G Adventures connects social enterprises to the tourism marketplace. They do so by providing catalyst funding, capacity training and a market link for small businesses that support local and indigenous communities, women, youth, and the environment. Planeterra now supports over 50 social enterprises in over 40 different countries.

VIEW ALL TRIPS BY G ADVENTURES

READ OUR SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL GUIDE

ECUADOR