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Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists

Tourist Superior Galapagos Southern Islands Cruise

Sail along the Galapagos paradise on board a two-times World Travel Award Winner (2017-2018) Luxury Yacht and enjoy the countless marvels of the Islands, especially when visiting the Southern Islands of Española and Floreana plus the most wonderful visitor sites in the Central Islands. You will have the chance to visit incredible sites in 7 different islands in one wonderful 6-days cruise!

Activity level: Moderate
Ship: Xavier III Cruise  information here



Itinerary A
Wednesday-Sunday
5 Days- 4 Nights
►  DAY 01: Quito/ Puerto Ayora Details

Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel SpecialistsBaltra

Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat.

Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit

Head to Santa Cruz’s verdant highlands and the El Chato Reserve, a perfect place to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Explore the reserve’s lagoon and lava tunnels, keeping an eye out for owls that often roost in the tunnels’ entrances.


►  DAY 02: Rabida Island/ Bachas Beach Details

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Rabida Island Excursion

Arrive at a red sand beach at Rábida to explore its trails. A short trail leads to a saltwater lagoon; another trail goes past the lagoon to the interior, where the revered palo santo trees grow. (When burned, the branches of this tree give off a pleasing aroma and ward off mosquitoes.) Head back to the beach to see prehistoric-looking pelicans nesting among low-lying bushes–it’s a rare treat to watch parent pelicans return with gullets full of fish for the squawking youngsters..

Bachas Beach Landing

Head to Bachas Beach where the sand is made of decomposed coral, making it soft and white, and a favourite site for nesting sea turtles.Spot abundant Sally Lightfoot crabs on the lava rocks along the water’s edge–these crabs will eat anything they can get their claws on! Trek to see a wide range of wildlife, including flamingos, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and sea lions.


►  DAY 03: Floreana Island Details

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Punta Cormorant Visit

Visit Punta Cormorant, the only landing site on Floreana Island, and discover two amazingly different beaches: one with green sand, coloured by olivine crystals, and another with white sand particles known as ‘Flour Beach’. Spend the afternoon observing flamingos and other shore birds feeding in the lagoon. Spot penguins and marine iguanas at the water’s edge..

Post Office Bay Visit

Visit Post Office Bay and learn about its unique history. In the late 18th century,English whaling vessels placed a barrel here to be used as a post office. Today, the box is used mainly by tourists, who may drop off and pick up unstamped letters to be carried to far destinations. Continue the tradition–leave a letter and take one to deliver(be sure it makes it to the correct location)!

Snorkelling (Champion Islet)

Jump on in and get up close and personal with the playful sea lion colony that reside in the waters off this tiny island. Keep an eye out for sea turtles, rays and colourful fish swimming by. There can be currents in this area, this activity should be done by strong swimmers only.


►  DAY 04: Punta Suarez/ Bahia Gardner Details

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Punta Suarez Excursion

Head to Punta Suárez on Española Island, the southernmost island in the Galápagos archipelago and home to several wildlife species. Hike to the top of the cliff for spectacular photo opportunities, and explore the island’s untamed natural beauty.

GardnerBay Visit

Visit Gardner Bay’s magnificent white sandy beach, home to sea lions and sea birds.Be sure to explore the beautiful turquoise water and its incredible sea life. Spot young sea lions and large schools of surprisingly big tropical fish, including yellow-tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish, and bump-head parrot fish.

►  DAY 05: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Details


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San Cristóbal

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

San Cristóbal Interpretation Center Visit

Pay a visit to the Interpretation Centre to learn everything you wanted to know about the Galápagos from the islands’ natural history to their ecosystems and flora and fauna.

Hiking

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Photography

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Snorkeling

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Kayaking

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Swimming

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Panga-ride

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Highlights

  • Look for three different species of Darwin’s Finches and the Albatrosses at Española.
  • Snorkel with playful and curious sea-lions.
  • Send a postcard to your friends and loved ones back home from Post Office Bay.
  • Witness the magnificence of the waved Albatrosses at Española.
  • Enjoy amazing views while sailing on board your Yacht from its ample sun-deck or the Jacuzzi.

CRUISE INCLUDES

Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  All programed visits as per itinerary with specialized naturalist bilingual guide;
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities (surcharge for suite);
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  All meals on board, drinking purified water, coffee and tea;
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask & snorkel) & sea-kayaks;
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Transfers within the islands on cruise dates as per itinerary;
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Personalized 24/7 assistance during tour.

CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDES

Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Airfare to/from Galapagos from/to Mainland Ecuador (to be added);
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee US$100 per person (in cash only upon arrival);
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Galapagos Migration Card US$20 in cash per person (at Mainland’s Airport);
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Alcoholic/soft drinks, personal expenses, extras, and tips;
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  All sizes wet-suits for rent on board (in cash);
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Travel, medical & cancelation Insurance and any services on Mainland;
Itinerary 2: Xavier Voyagers Travel Specialists  Other services not specified in the program.

2019 Departures & Rates

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January 22STANDARD
February 05STANDARD
February 19STANDARD
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April 02STANDARD
April 16STANDARD
May 14STANDARD
May 28STANDARD
June 11STANDARD
June 25STANDARD
July 09STANDARD
August 06STANDARD
August 20STANDARD
October 01STANDARD
October 15STANDARD
November 07STANDARD
November 26STANDARD

All departures and prices are subject to availability. Please Contact Us to confirm preferred departure

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