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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 girl snorkels underwater

Breakfast Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast and get ready for a day of adventure.

Guided Tour of Buccaneer Cove

After breakfast onboard, explore the coastline along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove and learn about the area's distant and recent history. The cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions and intertidal organisms. Enjoy fantastic natural formations such as the "Elephant Rock", "The Bishop" and an impressive nature cave. This is a great site for snorkeling or a panga ride.

Lunch Onboard the Santa Cruz II Ship

Gather together onboard to dine on a delicious buffet lunch.

Guided Tour of Puerto Egas on Santiago Island

Once we disembark at the beach, enjoy a swim or snorkel amid a rocky shoreline—usually in the company of marine turtles! From here, head off to your walk, which provides a great opportunity to see land and marine birds amid landscape of tuff-stone layers and lava flows. At low tide, you might see marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and a colony of fur-sea lions. Non-snorkelers can enjoy a longer walk.

Dinner Onboard the Ship the Santa Cruz II Ship

Join your fellow Adventurers for a fantastic family meal in the ship's dining room.

Ship Activity

Enjoy the game rooms and movie rooms on the ship.