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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

A sea turtle swims underwater

Fly to the Galápagos Islands

Eat an early breakfast at the inn before your Adventure Guides take you to Quito International Airport for your flight to Baltra.

Arrive at Baltra Airport

Welcome to the Galápagos Islands! After arriving at Baltra Airport on the island of Baltra, take a motor coach to the Itabaca Channel and then board a small ferry that takes you to the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival, board a bus to the forested highlands of Santa Cruz Island where you will learn about the geology and biodiverse ecosystem of this mountainous region.

Welcome Briefing and Lunch Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the ship before exploring Santa Cruz Island.

Santa Cruz Island – Las Bachas

Take a privately guided tour of this glorious white beach on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island—with several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea. These lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. Take this opportunity to get acquainted with snorkeling gear and techniques for an afternoon of fun in the sun!

Welcome Cocktail & Dinner Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Join your fellow Adventurers for a welcome cocktail. Then, unwind in the dining room where you can swap stories while enjoying a satisfying meal.

Stargazing

See the night sky like never before. Identify the stars that are often obscured by city lights from the deck of this exclusive ship anchored in the waters of the Galápagos Islands.