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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Galápagos Islands: Natural Treasures & Amazing Wonders

Discover the Galápagos Islands at a leisurely pace as expert naturalists immerse you in the ever-evolving story of one of the world’s iconic ecosystems.
Rating (4.83)
Program No. 23384RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
6,899
Flights start at
595

At a Glance

Sail among the Galápagos Islands aboard a luxurious yacht to uncover the true character of this pristine archipelago at a slower pace. On each island, set out on leisurely walks with expert naturalists who joyously narrate the island's stories, starring a unique cast of animals that have captured the imagination of nature lovers around the world. Then, experience life below the water first-hand with gentle opportunities to swim and snorkel among thriving coral reefs as marine iguanas feast on the sea floor and sea lions playfully glide through the surf.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Daily walks up to 2 miles/2.5 hours at a time on varied terrain, including sharp volcanic stones and loose rocks. Intermittent periods of standing. Wet and dry Zodiac/panga landings onshore. Potentially rough waters during Zodiac/panga transfers between ship and shore. Daily deep-water and/or beach snorkeling. Decks on the M/V Legend are connected by stairs with railings. Program not recommended for participants with walkers/rollators or wheelchairs due to lack of handicap accessible locations in the Galapagos and limited space on the bus.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the Galápagos Island’s unique volcanic formations on naturalist-led walks while watching for endemic species including Galápagos penguins and marine iguanas.
  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear coves and inlets among resident sea lions, pelicans and flamingos.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin at the Charles Darwin Research Station and learn their biological research and conservation efforts — including the station’s tortoise breeding projects.

General Notes

Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice. Please refer to the date-specific detailed itinerary on the Road Scholar to check on the visitor sites included in your program.
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