Why the Galapagos?
There is nothing quite like the first time I stepped onto the enchanted islands. I remember standing on Bartolome Island and surrounded by red throated frigates, blue footed boobies, sea turtles and sea lions at the same time. It is truly an incredible natural experience.
The archipelago of volcanic islands straddling the Equator in the Pacific Ocean and home to the highest number of endemic species on Earth. These are just some of the endemic species that can be spotted on the various islands: Marine Iguana, Darwin's Finch, Flightless Cormorant, Galapagos Penguin, Galapagos Tortoise. Other fascinating animals include the Frigatebird, Blue-footed Booby, Sea Lion, five species of dolphin. You can explore the islands on a variety of cruises or lodge-based programs. Whether on a cruise or staying at a hotel, all your meals and daily guided excursions are included: Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, island walks and wildlife spotting, a rigorous hike up Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela Island. The primary islands - Santa Cruz, Isabela, Floreana, Fernandina, Bartolomé, Española, Genovesa, Rábida, Santa Fe, Santiago, North Seymour – can all be reached and are included partly on most cruise itineraries, how many depends on the length of cruise. Boat options include small 16-passenger yachts, mid-sized vessels or large luxury ships. Hotel-based programs include daily land explorations and full-day trips to neighboring islands. Hotels are located on several of the inhabited islands, the main ones on Santa Cruz Island.
The Galapagos is an ideal year-round destination with two distinct seasons: warm, cloudy with a little rain; dry and sunny with little, if any rain. The varieties of trip styles and activities makes the Galapagos a perfect destination for families, honeymooners, young and old.
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration:: 13 days, 12 nights
For extreme wildlife enthusiasts! A Circuit of Nature that takes you into the Amazon rainforest, the highland cloudforest and to the Galapagos Islands on a Scuba diving program.
Duration:: 14 days, 13 nights
After a few days in the colonial city of Quito, set off for a full week of island-hopping in the Galapagos. Be prepared for an immersive marine wildlife experience.
Duration:: 11 days, 10 nights
Thank you. What a truly fantastic trip: the hotels, the guides, the transfers, the service level -- all perfect. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Every detail was well planned and thought through -- yet we had enough autonomy and free time to feel independent. We loved our cruise. The staff and service levels were extraordinary.