Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Begin with a night spent on San Cristbal, then take four days to explore the incredible wildlife of the Galpagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. Giant tortoises, sea lions, and island birds are in abundance here, and youll have the chance to spot them all in visits to Santiago Island, North Seymour, and Mosquera Islands, and many more fascinating locales. In the evenings, return to the Xavier III to reflect on the days adventure under a canopy of stars.
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A G Adventures representative will greet you at the hotel and brief you on the various aspects of the tour.
Early morning flight to San Cristóbal. Meet the CEO and transfer to the hotel for the first night's stay in the Galápagos Islands. Following lunch, begin the exploration of San Cristóbal visiting Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado to see the giant tortoises followed by a visit to the Interpretation Centre.
Before transferring to the boat, enjoy a morning snorkel excursion at Kicker Rock and visit a nearby beach. In the afternoon, transfer to the boat and head to Isla Lobos to visit a sea lion colony.
During the snorkelling excursion a mask and fins will be provided, opt to rent a wetsuit.
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.
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.
In the morning, arrive in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Then transfer to the airport on Baltra Island for a flight to Quito. Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy one last night in historic Quito.
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Trip Name: Galápagos Land & Sea — Central Islands aboard the Xavier III
Duration: 7 Days
From Price: £1,574
Supplier Tour ID: SEVL07MA.A/203873
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