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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

2 girls sit on a rock, eyeing a rare bird

Breakfast Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Enjoy an early breakfast on the ship before your day of exploration begins.

Guided Tour of Genovesa Island – Prince Philip's Steps

Disembark the Santa Cruz II at Prince Philip's Steps for a guided tour of this dramatic island. Panga-ride along the cliff paths and perhaps catch a glimpse of great frigate birds, Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, storm petrels and more. Walk along a trail of volcanic rock and climb 90 feet (27.43 meters) on a series of steep steps along the rocky path carved directly into the island's volcanic walls for a magnificent view. Swim or snorkel in the bay as you like, with a chance to spot lots of fish, including hammerhead sharks.

Lunch Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Relax with your fellow Adventurers over lunch and share stories of your adventure.

Guided Tour of Darwin Bay

Enjoy a privately guided tour of Genovesa Island. One of the best bird watching areas in the archipelago, it is home to thousands of birds including red-footed and Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, herons, finches, Galápagos doves, great frigate birds and Galápagos mockingbirds. In addition to birds, there are California sea lions, fiddler crabs and an occasional waved albatross or shark. Hike along the uneven lava terrain to get spectacular views. Swim and snorkel in the cool waters—or else take a stroll along the beach or enjoy a panga ride.

Dinner Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Savor this dinner prepared by the ship's chefs with your fellow Adventurers in the dining room.

Exclusive Farewell to the Galápagos Islands Drink

Gather with your fellow Adventurers for an exclusive farewell drink. Toast the times you've shared on this unforgettable journey into Darwin's paradise.