If you’re already exploring Ecuador on terra firma you’re this close to the eco-lover's paradise: the Galápagos, so we’ve brought both together in one 14-day tour. Start with all the on-land highlights like the Amazon, the stunning landscapes in the Ecuadorian highlands, and get an unforgettable experience staying right in the Amazon jungle. Experience the Galápagos aboard the Xavier III where comfy cabins, giant tortoises, and sea lions will have you wanting to jump ship — but only to go snorkelling, of course.

Please Note: Internal flights are included.

Highlights


• Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia

• Your Discover Moment: Baños

• Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena

• Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta

• Baños stay

• Amazon Jungle homestay and cooking demonstrations

• Papallacta Hot Springs stay

• Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier

• Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide

• Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, North Seymour, and Sullivan Bay

• Visit to North Seymour to see nesting seabirds

• Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock

• Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)

• Academy Bay tour

• Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild

Arrive at any time.
Travel to Baños and be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and canyoning. Or, take it easy and relax in local hot springs.
Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend two nights in rustic jungle huts in a local Quichua community. Enjoy nature walks and learn about local culture.
Enjoy a full day in the Amazon learning about local life in the jungle. Spend the night in rustic jungle huts in a Quichua community.
Cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Later, take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.
Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.
Enjoy a free day to get out and explore the many sights Quito has to offer.
Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon to spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions.
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. In the afternoon, explore Academy Bay on a boat tour. Snorkel with sea lions and walk over a volcanic path to a crystal clear saltwater lagoon.
Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Fly back to Quito for a final night in the city.
Depart at any time.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 4379 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 4579 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 4379 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 4579 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 4459 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 4659 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 4459 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 4659 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 4459 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 4659 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Lower Deck Twin

$ 4559 AUD pp
Lower Deck Twin
4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Upper Deck Twin

$ 4759 AUD pp
Upper Deck Twin
4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area.

Additional charges:

Galapagos Islands Park Entry Fee + Transit Control Card: 120 USD pp

Xavier III

Vessel Type: Expedition Cruising

Length: 25.5m

Passenger Capacity: 16

Built: 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 and tasty local and international cuisine, daily excursions to explore the islands, and picturesque views of the area from the top deck – all this with an unbelievable price to boot. Get on board!

Cabins:

4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, 4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area

Boat layout:

Very spacious indoor-outdoor seating areas and sun chairs. Interior dining room with coffee, tea and water service on the main deck. Large lounge and bar area with TV and DVD player for daily briefings.

Crew:

The Xavier III carries a team of seven crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide well-versed in the local wildlife, vegetation and geology and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service.

Amenities:

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits and beach towels included at no extra charge. Comprehensive breakfast and gourmet Ecuadorian and international cuisine prepared fresh daily. All meals on board included.

Cabin layout for Xavier III

Quito City Tour and Equator - From (65.00 AUD)

Enjoy a city tour of Quito. Visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stops at the Basilica del Voto Nacional, La Compañia Church, San Francisco Square, Plaza Grande and the Panecillo, a towering statue of the virgin of Quito who looks out over a stunning view of the city. Drive 25km (16 mi) north of Quito to the Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Stand with one foot in each hemisphere.

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$ 4379 AUD pp

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