Guayaquil & Galapagos Islands
Indulge in an exclusive cruise around the Galapagos and experience the unique wildlife aboard Silverseas' Silver Galapagos, a luxury expedition vessel offering highly specialized naturalist guides, imaginative itineraries and personalized butler service.
At a Glance
Fantastic week-long itinerary which can easily be extended to include Quito or the Amazon Rainforest
Suitable for travel year-round
Cruise on board one of the most luxurious expedition vessels in the archipelago and benefit from personalized butler service and highly specialized naturalist guides
Swim and snorkel with green sea turtles, Galapagos penguins, playful sea lions and giant manta rays
Explore one of the most volcanically active places on Earth, traversing spectacular lava fields, tidal pools and Scalesia forests
Meet our specialists
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation.
Choose from two exciting, fully comprehensive seven-day itineraries on a Silversea expedition that brings you close to the spectacle of the Galapagos wildlife and if time allows, why not ask us about exploring the colorful Andean capital of Quito or Ecuador's pristine Amazon rainforest pre or post-cruise.
Fly into the coastal city of Guayaquil in southern Ecuador, the jumping off point for expeditions to the other-worldly Galapagos Islands. Spend one night at the comfortable Oro Verde and if time permits be sure to explore the city's recently renovated waterfront, a hub of life offering a great selection of restaurants and bars.
The following morning you will fly to the Galapagos where you will board your cruise. A member of the exclusive Silversea Expedition fleet, the Silver Galapagos is renowned for its excellent service and imaginative itineraries, offering a personalized butler service and highly specialized naturalist guides, exciting interactive excursions, informative lectures and delicious cuisine.
Expeditions both on land and in the water are designed to make the most of the enchanting archipelago and guests can expect to enjoy snorkeling face to face with sea lions and manta rays, kayaking alongside sharks and colorful marine iguanas and hiking close to vibrant flamingos, frigate birds, land iguanas and blue-footed boobies, along with a host of other fearless wildlife species. The whole experience is simply magical and a week-long cruise gives you plenty of opportunity to experience the absolute highlights of the archipelago, whether you opt to explore the Western Islands or the North Central Islands.
Location & Directions
Guayaquil & Galapagos Islands
Spend a night in Guayaquil on Ecuador's southern coast before flying to the enchanting Galapagos Islands to enjoy a week long cruise.
When to go
There's never a bad time to visit the Galapagos. The peak season lasts from mid-June through early September and from mid-December through mid-January. The national park limits the number of visitors to each island and coordinates each ship's itinerary, so the Galapagos will never feel like Disney World. But if you visit in the summer, you are less likely to feel a sense of solitude and isolation.