Xavier III - Land & Sea - Central and East

Overview

Begin your tour of the beautiful Galapagos archipelago with one night in a hotel on San Cristóbal Island, followed by 3 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard the Xavier III. Discover the incredible wildlife of the islands accompanied by an expert naturalist guide. Encounter giant tortoises, observe three species of booby and two species of frigate bird nesting together at Punta Pitt, snorkel with rays and sea turtles in the shadow of Kicker Rock and witness the towering volcanic cliffs and the dark sand beaches of Santiago Island.

 

TRIP CODE
SEVL07MB
DEPARTURE
29-Dec-2018 , 12-Jan-2019 , 26-Jan-2019 , 09-Feb-2019 , 23-Feb-2019 , 09-Mar-2019 , 23-Mar-2019 , 06-Apr-2019 , 20-Apr-2019 , 04-May-2019 , 18-May-2019 , 01-Jun-2019 , 15-Jun-2019 , 29-Jun-2019 , 13-Jul-2019 , 27-Jul-2019 , 10-Aug-2019 , 24-Aug-2019 , 07-Sep-2019 , 21-Sep-2019 , 19-Oct-2019 , 02-Nov-2019 , 16-Nov-2019 , 30-Nov-2019 , 14-Dec-2019 , 28-Dec-2019
DURATION
7 Days
LOCATIONS
Ecuador

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions
  • Hotel (3 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (3 nts).
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners - Allow USD 105-140 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.
    Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
    Overnight on San Cristóbal Island
    Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
    Snorkelling at Isla Lobos and Kicker Rock
    Charles Darwin Research Station visit (Santa Cruz)
    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Internal flights
    Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard Xavie
Difficulty Rating 1 (easy)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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