An Edenic wonderland seemingly forgotten by time, the Galápagos have fascinated nature lovers and adventurers since Charles Darwin first proposed his theory of evolution, based on the living laboratory he found there. On this 10-day journey, designed to maximize the top experiences, sites and wildlife on land and sea, these islands, which are hard to navigate, have been made accessible onboard the M/Y Grace, one of the most luxurious boats in the archipelago. Led by naturalists and expert guides, guests will experience the otherworldly landscape, along with the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito.
A spot on this trip may be reserved with a 50 percent non-refundable deposit, with the balance to be paid in full by February 15, 2024.
What to Expect
Highlights and special experiences:
Discover the Galápagos by boat in total comfort and convenience aboard the M/Y Grace—from Santa Cruz to San Cristobal and beyond. Its illustrious history includes participation in the evacuation of allied soldiers from Dunkirk, France in World War II, as well as hosting the honeymoon getaway of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
Experience up-close encounters with rare species of wildlife. Observe sea lions, penguins, sea turtles and giant tortoises, along with dolphins, whales, Hammerhead sharks, marine and land iguanas, dancing blue-footed boobies and more.
Stop at Puerto Ayora, home to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the center of restorative efforts in the park. Its Giant Tortoise Breeding & Rearing Program began by rescuing the remaining 14 tortoises on the island of Española in 1970.
Explore Quito, the first UNESCO World Heritage city, and see its most famous churches and museums, including La Basilica Gothic Church, the gold-leaf-covered Church of La Compañia the Plaza Grande and more, all with top private guides.
Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.
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WhenOctober 27 – November 5, 2024
Length10 days / 9 nights
Type of TravelerTrailblazers , Adventurers , Do Gooders