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Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days)

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 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 won’t be sold onto someone else's ship.
28 August, 2018 to 03 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 28 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2002 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
06 November, 2018 to 12 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 06 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
20 November, 2018 to 26 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 20 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2062 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2181 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
04 December, 2018 to 10 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 04 December, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2002 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
18 December, 2018 to 24 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 18 December, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2121 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2240 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
01 January, 2019 to 07 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 01 January, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
15 January, 2019 to 21 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 15 January, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
29 January, 2019 to 04 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 29 January, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
12 February, 2019 to 18 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 12 February, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
26 February, 2019 to 04 March, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 26 February, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2542 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
12 March, 2019 to 18 March, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 12 March, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
26 March, 2019 to 01 April, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 26 March, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
09 April, 2019 to 15 April, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 09 April, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
23 April, 2019 to 29 April, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 23 April, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
07 May, 2019 to 13 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 07 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
21 May, 2019 to 27 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 21 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
04 June, 2019 to 10 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 04 June, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2618 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2764 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
18 June, 2019 to 24 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 18 June, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2694 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2839 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
02 July, 2019 to 08 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 02 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2245 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
16 July, 2019 to 22 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 16 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2245 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
30 July, 2019 to 05 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 30 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2245 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
13 August, 2019 to 19 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 13 August, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2245 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
27 August, 2019 to 02 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 27 August, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2005 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
10 September, 2019 to 16 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 10 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2005 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
24 September, 2019 to 30 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 24 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2005 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
08 October, 2019 to 14 October, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 08 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2005 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
22 October, 2019 to 28 October, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 22 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2005 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
05 November, 2019 to 11 November, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 05 November, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2065 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2185 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
19 November, 2019 to 25 November, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 19 November, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2065 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2185 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
03 December, 2019 to 09 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 03 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2005 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
17 December, 2019 to 23 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 17 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2245 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
31 December, 2019 to 06 January, 2020 Make a booking request for Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days), departing on 31 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Twin £ 2125 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four lower deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 2245 GBP pp (+ The National Park Fee/Transit Control Card 120 USD pp)
Four upper deck twin bed cabins with porthole. All with en suite bathrooms and A/C.
view cabin photo

Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days) itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time. Our representative will greet everyone at the hotel and brief the group on the various aspects of the tour. If you are not able to attend the welcome meeting, a representative will leave all important information at the hotel’s reception indicating what time to be ready on Day 2 of the trip.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
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, located 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. Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galapagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive at the boat in time for lunch before the afternoon activity. The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galapagos as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.
Day 3 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life. Spot Galápagos penguins and explore marine life that is fantastic for snorkelling. There is also a large sea lion colony at Chinese Hat as well as many marine iguanas that can be seen on the guided walk. Hike among the volcanic scenery, with good views to the cone of the island's volcano. In the afternoon, take an excursion by "panga" to Black Turtle Cove to witness the extensive mangrove system and interesting waterway canals. Sea turtles and different species of rays can often be seen in this cove, offering a peaceful and fascinating glimpse into the diversity of the area.
Day 4 Cerro Dragon/Islas Daphne
Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.
Day 5 Islas Plaza/Isla Santa Fe
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Day 6 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Transfer to the group hotel upon arrival, and enjoy one last night on the town. Flights from San Cristobal to Quito depart between 11:30am and 1:30pm depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into Quito between 4:00pm and 5:40pm with a refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will arrive back at the hotel in the early evening in time for dinner.
Day 7 Quito
Depart at any time.
Please Note:
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.
Day 7 Quito *
Depart at any time.
Day 6 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito *
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Transfer to the group hotel upon arrival, and enjoy one last night on the town. Flights from San Cristobal to Quito depart between 11:30am and 1:30pm depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into Quito between 4:00pm and 5:40pm with a refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will arrive back at the hotel in the early evening in time for dinner.
Day 5 Islas Plaza/Isla Santa Fe *
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Day 4 Cerro Dragon/Islas Daphne *
Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.
Day 3 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove *
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life. Spot Galápagos penguins and explore marine life that is fantastic for snorkelling. There is also a large sea lion colony at Chinese Hat as well as many marine iguanas that can be seen on the guided walk. Hike among the volcanic scenery, with good views to the cone of the island's volcano. In the afternoon, take an excursion by "panga" to Black Turtle Cove to witness the extensive mangrove system and interesting waterway canals. Sea turtles and different species of rays can often be seen in this cove, offering a peaceful and fascinating glimpse into the diversity of the area.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora *
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, located 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. Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galapagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive at the boat in time for lunch before the afternoon activity. The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galapagos as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.
Day 1 Quito *
Arrive at any time. Our representative will greet everyone at the hotel and brief the group on the various aspects of the tour. If you are not able to attend the welcome meeting, a representative will leave all important information at the hotel’s reception indicating what time to be ready on Day 2 of the trip.
* = Indicative
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Xavier III, the ship servicing Galápagos — Central Islands (7 Days)

Xavier III

Vessel Type: Expedition Cruising

Length: 25.5m

Passenger Capacity: 16

Built/Refurbished: 1998

 

When it comes to our stellar fleet of Galápagos vessels, the Xavier III is made for both great value and great service. Imagine all the luxury of fresh gourmet food, daily excursions to explore the islands, and picturesque views of the area from the top deck – all this with an unbelievable price to boot.

Capacity: 16 passengers.

Cabins: Eight twin-occupancy cabins with private bathrooms and A/C. All cabins feature side by side berths located on the upper or lower deck.

Boat layout: Main deck features the lounge, bar and dining room with coffee station. A deck above is the Sundeck and Upper deck cabins. Interior lounge on main deck with TV & DVD player for daily briefings and presentations.


Cabin layout for Xavier III
• Snorkel with sea lions and discover spectacular marine life in protected bays

• Find land iguanas feeding in the cactus forests on South Plaza Island

• Watch bright-pink flamingos and other sea birds feeding in secluded lagoons
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Optional extras & upgrades

Quito City Tour (50.00 USD)
This tour of Quito is perfect for seeing fascinating panoramas, churches, and historical architecture of Quito. Learn about colonial art, culture, legends, and traditions. The trip takes about 3.5 hours including the visit to the lookout point of El Panecillo. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation. Entrance fees for the churches and Panecillo are not included in the price and are approx $9 USD pp.

Quito City Tour + Equator Line (60.00 USD)
Combination of City tour and Middle of the World Tour. This trip takes about 5 hours in total and includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation. Entrances fees for City Tour : $6 USD (Churches), Equator line fees : $6 USD (Museums).

The Middle of the World (50.00 USD)
Driving 25 Kms. north of Quito, marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Here you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. We will visit the Inti ñan site museum (pathway of the sun), later we head up to Pululahua crater view point. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation). Entrance fees for the Museums are not included in the price and are approx $9 USD pp.

Mindo Cloud Forest – Full Day (100.00 USD)
Mindo is a tiny town set amidst some of the most beautiful and peaceful countryside in the entire country. It is a centre for both nature and adventure activities. Go walking through the cloud forest and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the different waterfalls, take time to ride up the cable car with amazing views. Time for lunch in a local restaurant (not included) and visit a butterfly farm where you will be able to see an array of colorful humming birds for which Mindo is renowned. In the afternoon there is also the option of an organic chocolate tour. This trip takes about 9 hours and can depart everyday at 07h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation). Allow: $10 USD for lunch and $20 USD for entrance fees.

Otavalo Market (100.00 USD)
The Otavalo market is considered one the biggest and best native markets in South America. Here you can find an extremely wide variety of handicrafts made in Ecuador. On the way we visit the village of Calderon to see the bread figures and Cayambe to taste the typical ‘biscochos’ (local biscuits). After you have explored the Otavalo market, we go to the leather market at Cotacachi or Peguche the weaving town. This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 08h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation)

Cotopaxi Volcano (100.00 USD)
Cotopaxi Volcano National Park is the highest active volcano in the world (5897 m). We visit a museum in the park and hike around a lagoon at the bottom of the volcano. We then continue by car up the volcano to the parking lot, at over 4500m. Then we walk approximately 1.5hrs to the refuge at 4800m, and after a short break, continue to the glacier (if the weather holds out). This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 07h00 am (trip includes guide/driver in English and private transportation)

Papallacta Hot Springs (100.00 USD)
Two hours drive to the east are the Termas de Papallacta. Things to do:
 a) Hot springs pools with different temperatures and sizes with views of the Antisana volcano 5750m. b) Trekking up the river
 on marked path c) Horseback rides
 - extra cost d) Relax in the new spa recently inaugurated (spa services not Included in entrance fee cost.) Important Note: - Lunch not included - Return to Quito in the afternoon. - This tour provides transport service only - Full day tour