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Exploring The Galápagos

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.

At Indagare, we believe that travel can and should have a positive impact​ on​ the destinations we visit. We are proud to operate as a 100 percent carbon-neutral company. Through the Indagare Impact Fund, we donate nearly two percent of our annual revenue to carefully vetted initiatives and organizations. Together with our community, we ensure that your trips are helping to positively reshape and sustain the destinations you experience with us.

  • When
    October 27 – November 5, 2024
  • Length
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Trailblazers , Adventurers , Do Gooders
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    October 27 – November 5, 2024
  • Length
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 15 travelers
  • From


  • All accommodations as detailed in the itinerary. Indagare can arrange higher category accommodation upgrades at Casa Gangotena, subject to availability.
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Scheduled group airport arrival and departure transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles.
  • All gratuities
  • Domestic commercial air transportation to and from The Galápagos (from Quito)
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)—subject to booking accommodation through Indagare.
  • Carbon Neutrality: Offsetting 100 percent of unavoidable emissions, including flights booked through Indagare, through certified carbon projects
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • International air transportation to and from Quito and any visa or border fees
  • Airport transfers outside of scheduled group arrivals and departures
  • Meals not specified and premium beverages other than those included in the meals. Premium brands of wines, beer or spirits.
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes)
  • Custom trip-planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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