Just off the coast of Ecuador’s mainland, the Galapagos Islands are an unspoiled ecosystem inhabited by numerous rare species.
Your eight-day odyssey begins in Quito, where you’ll tour the mainland alongside a trusted guide. Wonder at the gold leaf interior of the Church of the Society of Jesus and survey pre-Columbian art at the Casa del Alabado Museum.
Next, catch a flight to Baltra. Here, you’ll board a luxury vessel by the name of Isabella II and set sail to Santa Cruz.
Docking in Santa Cruz for the day, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and watch giant tortoises mosey around the El Chato Reserve.
On Santa Fe Island, stroll the white-sand beaches or embark on a snorkeling excursion before cruising to North Seymour Island. This small land mass is a great place for bird watching and iguana spotting.
Once on Bartolomé Island, climb 374 steps for unparalleled views of Pinnacle Rock, walk the lava trail, or search for marine life in caves and coves on a panga ride.
A farewell dinner will mark the end of your trip as you sail back to Baltra and prepare to fly to Guayaquil.
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Trip Name: Galapagos Islands
Date: Jan. 18–25, 2020
Tour Operator: ORBRIDGE
Price: From $4,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare not included.