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Voyage Galapagos – South Islands

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  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

A fascinating voyage through the southern islands of the Galapagos aboard the Xavier III, you’ll be treated to some of the most breath-taking views and experiences of your life. From snorkelling in search of sharks, take wilderness walks on Floreana Island and admire the views from the deck of the Daphne as you enjoy watching the sunset. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to learn about the wonderful history and ecosystem of this area from experienced guides who will accompany your adventure.

Highlights:

  • Visit the Pit Craters on Baltra Island and hike to the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Explore Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant and Flour Beach on Floreana Island
  • Hike to the top of Espanola Island for sensational vistas of the surrounding scenery
  • Relax on the powdery beaches of San Cristobal Island
  • Go snorkelling at Kicker Rock

Details

Day 1

Quito

Arrive into Quito and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the getting acquainted with the city and its many attractions, shops and restaurants.

Day 2

Baltra Island

Take an early flight to Baltra where you’ll meet with your tour guide and transfer to the ship. Upon arrival, you’ll visit the Pit Craters, also known as Los Gemelos, and El Chato in the highlands of Santa Cruz in the afternoon. While you’re here, there will be a chance to learn more about the flora and fauna, as well as the volcanic formations of the islands.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3

Floreana Island

Today you’ll journey to Floreana Island where you’ll begin by visiting Post Office Bay, which has a rich history dating back to the 18th century when passing ships would leave and pick up mail for loved ones destined at upcoming ports. You’ll depart for Punta Cormorant late morning which is on the northern portion of Floreana, passing Flour Beach and flamingos along the way. In the afternoon, enjoy a snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo and guided walks through the landscape.  

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 4

Española

Head to Punta Suarez on Española Island which is the southernmost island in the archipelago. There are some fascinating wildlife species found here, including masked and blue-footed boobies, and red-billed tropic birds. Take a guided walk through the scenery to observe the wildlife, then enjoy some free time for swimming and snorkelling.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5

San Cristóbal Island

Today you’ll visit the white sugary sands of Witch’s Hill before taking part in a snorkelling trip at the famous Kicker Rock to search for sea turtles and hammerhead sharks. Afterwards, disembark and transfer to the airport for the flight back to Quito.

(Breakfast included)

Day 6

Quito

Today marks the end of the tour – depart from Quito today.

(Breakfast included)

 

What's Included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: local flight; Xavier motorised yacht; van; Zodiac; private bus
  • Hotels (2 nights); aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (3 nights)
  • 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (Allow USD75-100 for meals not included. Drinks and tips while on the yacht are extra)
  • All landings, excursions and transportation; Snorkelling equipment Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands; Local representative in Quito
  • Small group experience; max 16, avg 12

Please note: You must pay a USD10 Transit Control Card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galápagos park entry fee immediately upon arrival to the Islands (subject to increase)

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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