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Ecuador and Galápagos Islands

A man wearing a traditional Ecuadorian cape and brimmed hat walks through the jungle A boy holding a small camera squats on the shoreline to take a close-up picture of a marine iguana A frigate bird in a tree inflates his red throat
 
An iguana, a lizard and a crab rest on a lava rock surface Two islands in the Galápagos, a rock formation on one and a boat coasting by the other A woman stands on the deck of a ship, looking out at one of the Galapagos Islands at sunset
A man wearing a traditional Ecuadorian cape and brimmed hat walks through the jungle
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Ecuador and Galápagos Islands

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Journey to Ecuador, an untouched corner of the world where you'll explore Amazon rainforests, ancient cities, the mysterious Galápagos Archipelago and more.

Ecuador and Galápagos Islands

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Galápagos Islands

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Santa Cruz II Ship

The hilly shores of an island

Breakfast Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Fuel up for the adventure-filled day ahead.

Guided Tour of Rábida Island

Land on Rábida Island, with its red-colored beach caused by an unusually high content of iron in the volcanic material that forms it. As you walk along the beach, be on the lookout for sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin's finches. Also, visit a nearby salt pond that hosts migrating greater flamingos at certain times of the year. Enjoy snorkeling from this beach—a great place both for beginners and experienced snorkelers to see underwater species and submarine landscapes. Non-snorkelers can enjoy a ride on the glass bottom boat or a panga ride. And keep your eyes open when we navigate to the next island—dolphins are often spotted along the way!

Lunch Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Take a break with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy lunch onboard.

Guided Tour of Bartolomé Island

Begin with a wet landing on the golden beach of this famous island, dominated by the imposing Pinnacle Rock. Enjoy great snorkeling and swimming near the beach and take a wonderful ride in a glass bottom boat if you want. After returning to the Santa Cruz II ship, split into 2 groups. The first group takes a hike to this diminutive island's summit that boasts fantastic views of the archipelago. The climb is moderately steep but it's made easier with the help of a wooden staircase, resting platforms and handrails—and the view from the top is worth the effort! The second group jumps on pangas to explore the rugged and volcanic shoreline. After you've finished your activity, change groups and experience how the other half lives!

Dinner Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

After the day's adventures come to a close, adults can enjoy a dinner with other Adventurers while their kids participate in their own dining experience. This is a great chance to share not only a meal but also stories about your day's experiences.

Junior Adventurer Pizza Party

Junior Adventurers can get acquainted as they devour pizza at a private party designed just for them.

Disney Movie Night

Relax on the ship while Junior Adventurers have fun watching a Disney movie with snacks and soft drinks. Grownups can always join in the fun if they wish!