Exploring The Galápagos

October 27 - November 5, 2024
seal on a small island with boat in the background

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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.

Trip Highlights

  • 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.

INDAGARE IMPACT 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, and you can rest assured that the unavoidable emissions from your trip have been offset through trustworthy carbon projects. By offsetting all company operations, staff travel, and trips booked for both members and Journeys participants, our travelers know that they have done as much as possible to ensure they are not negatively impacting the environment. And through the Indagare Impact Fund, we donate an additional percentage of our annual revenue to carefully vetted non-profits committed to helping preserve culture, heritage and the environment.


Journey Details

Exploring The Galápagos

  • WhenOctober 27 - November 5, 2024 | 10 days
  • AccommodationsCasa Gangotena | M/Y Grace Yacht
  • DestinationEcuador, Galápagos
  • Group SizeUp to 15 travelers
  • Passion PointsAdventure, Social Impact, Wildlife, Outdoor Activities
  • Price From$12,950A spot on this trip may be reserved with a non-refundable full payment.View all Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 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.
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip
  • Carbon Neutrality: Offsetting 100 percent of unavoidable emissions through certified carbon projects

What's Excluded

  • 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)

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