Galapagos Islands

Galapagos

Famous for its unique and fearless wildlife, the Galapagos Islands, just off the coast of Ecuador, are best experienced by cruise. You can swim with sea lions, float eye-to-eye with a penguin, stand next to a blue-footed booby feeding its young, watch a giant tortoise lumbering through a cactus forest and try to dodge the iguanas scurrying over the lava.

The wildlife is truly phenomenal and the scenery, which is barren and volcanic, is hauntingly beautiful. Diving here is thought to be some of the best in the world, but even just by snorkeling or kayaking you will encounter an abundance of endemic wildlife species and come face to face with harmless white-tipped sharks, sea turtles and giant manta rays. Volcanic landscapes provoke explorations on land, reaching crumbling craters and eerie lava fields, mangrove swamps and black sand beaches. Although well geared up to cater to tourists, any visit here will feel as though you are stepping back into a land before time; a truly unforgettable experience.

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Peru & Galapagos in Style

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Quito, Galapagos

Experience the very best of Peru and Ecuador on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines Peru's breathtaking Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with a Galapagos cruise on board the ultra-luxurious sister ships, MV Origin or Theory. Stay in stylish properties throughout and experience the finest South American hospitality.

Best for: Cruise, Culture, Honeymoon, Wildlife

Wild Ecuador

Quito, Amazon & Galapagos

Journey into Ecuador’s Amazon and stay at the amazing Napo Wildlife Center before experiencing the enchanting Galapagos Islands, both on a cruise and on land. Unique wildlife and unforgettable experiences await - an exhilarating adventure for families or couples ticking off two huge bucket-list destinations!

Best for: Cruise, Family, Teenagers, Wildlife

Galapagos in Style

Quito & Galapagos

Indulge in a pampering cruise around the Galapagos Islands and experience the unique wildlife from Silversea’s Silver Galapagos, a luxurious ship with highly specialized naturalist guides and personalized butler service. Combined your cruise with a stay on land at the spectacularly located Pikaia Lodge, where giant tortoises can be found roaming in this highland paradise.

Best for: Cruise, Ultimate luxury, Wildlife, Adventure

Active Ecuador

Quito, Cotopaxi, Galapagos & Otavalo

Ecuador may be small but it certainly packs a punch! Get under the skin of this diverse country; explore the highlands and speed down volcanoes by bike, visit indigenous markets and snorkel with weird and wonderful wildlife in the Galapagos Islands, finishing up at a charming hacienda near the colorful indigenous market town of Otavalo.

Best for: Adventure, Culture, Wildlife, Diving

Ecuador for the Family

Quito, Mindo Cloud Forest, Galapagos Islands

Ecuador is a wonderful destination for families, with an incredible array of wildlife to be found, adventure activities galore and short traveling times in between destinations. This itinerary includes time in the mysterious cloudforest and a cruise around the Galapagos Islands where you can get up close to wildlife both on land and in the water for an unforgettable experience. A perfect introduction to Ecuador for those traveling with children or teenagers.

Best for: Couples, Wildlife, Trekking

Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos

Cotopaxi, Quito, Galapagos & Otavalo

From adventures in the Avenue of the Volcanoes to wildlife encounters in the Galapagos Islands, this itinerary explores Ecuador's diverse ecosystems, celebrating its indigenous cultures and showcasing all that this tiny country has to offer. Take in Ecuador's absolute highlights, staying in luxurious accommodation throughout.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Culture, Wildlife

Quito & the Galapagos

Quito & Galapagos

Experience a once in a lifetime cruise around the enchanting Galapagos Islands and observe wonderful and unique wildlife and breathtaking volcanic scenery whilst staying on board the Sea Star Journey a luxurious expedition vessel which affords excellent value. Combine your trip with Quito, Ecuador's colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best for: Cruise, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism, Honeymoon

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