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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galápagos: Natural and Cultural History

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Galápagos as you learn about iconic wildlife, delicate ecosystems, volcanic activity and the science-altering legacy of Charles Darwin.
Rating (5)
Program No. 6043RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
5,199
Flights start at
500
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galápagos: Natural and Cultural History

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Galápagos as you learn about iconic wildlife, delicate ecosystems, volcanic activity and the science-altering legacy of Charles Darwin.
Length
11 days
Starts at
5,199
Length
11 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
5,199
Flights start at
500
Program No. 6043RJ

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DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 5,299
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2022
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top IV. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 21 - Oct 1, 2022
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 29 - Oct 9, 2022
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Oct 19 - Oct 29, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Oct 27 - Nov 6, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 2 - Nov 12, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2022
Ship Outside 5,199
Itinerary Note

This program date is 1 night shorter and has a total of 6 nights at the islands - sailing on Tip Top II for 3 nights and the other 3 nights at a lodge on Isabela Island. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 9 - Nov 19, 2022
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top IV. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 30 - Dec 10, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top IV. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 30 - Dec 10, 2022
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top IV. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 7 - Dec 17, 2022
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 7 - Dec 17, 2022
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 8 - Dec 18, 2022
Ship Outside 5,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 6 - Jan 16, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 11 - Jan 21, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

Friends of Rich Chedester This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 18 - Jan 28, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 19 - Jan 29, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 25 - Feb 4, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 3 - Feb 13, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 8 - Feb 18, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 15 - Feb 25, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 16 - Feb 26, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 22 - Mar 4, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Mar 3 - Mar 13, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Mar 15 - Mar 25, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Mar 16 - Mar 26, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Mar 22 - Apr 1, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Apr 12 - Apr 22, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Apr 13 - Apr 23, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Apr 19 - Apr 29, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

May 3 - May 13, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

May 11 - May 21, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

May 31 - Jun 10, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jun 7 - Jun 17, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jun 14 - Jun 24, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jul 12 - Jul 22, 2023
Ship Outside 5,799
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Aug 16 - Aug 26, 2023
Ship Outside 5,799
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Aug 31 - Sep 10, 2023
Ship Outside 5,799
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 15 - Sep 25, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Oct 4 - Oct 14, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Oct 12 - Oct 22, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 1 - Nov 11, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 9 - Nov 19, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 29 - Dec 9, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 7 - Dec 17, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 8 - Dec 18, 2023
Ship Outside 5,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 6,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2022
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top IV. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 21 - Oct 1, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 29 - Oct 9, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Oct 19 - Oct 29, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Oct 27 - Nov 6, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 2 - Nov 12, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2022
Ship Outside 6,699
Itinerary Note

This program date is 1 night shorter and has a total of 6 nights at the islands - sailing on Tip Top II for 3 nights and the other 3 nights at a lodge on Isabela Island. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 9 - Nov 19, 2022
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top IV. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 30 - Dec 10, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top IV. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 30 - Dec 10, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top IV. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 7 - Dec 17, 2022
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 7 - Dec 17, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,199
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 8 - Dec 18, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 6 - Jan 16, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 11 - Jan 21, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

Friends of Rich Chedester This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 18 - Jan 28, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 19 - Jan 29, 2023
Ship Outside 7,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jan 25 - Feb 4, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 3 - Feb 13, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 8 - Feb 18, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 15 - Feb 25, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 16 - Feb 26, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Feb 22 - Mar 4, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Mar 3 - Mar 13, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Mar 15 - Mar 25, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Mar 16 - Mar 26, 2023
Ship Outside 7,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Mar 22 - Apr 1, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Apr 12 - Apr 22, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Apr 13 - Apr 23, 2023
Ship Outside 7,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Apr 19 - Apr 29, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

May 3 - May 13, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

May 11 - May 21, 2023
Ship Outside 7,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

May 31 - Jun 10, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jun 7 - Jun 17, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jun 14 - Jun 24, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Jul 12 - Jul 22, 2023
Ship Outside 7,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Aug 16 - Aug 26, 2023
Ship Outside 7,499
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Aug 31 - Sep 10, 2023
Ship Outside 7,799
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 15 - Sep 25, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Oct 4 - Oct 14, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Oct 12 - Oct 22, 2023
Ship Outside 7,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 1 - Nov 11, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 9 - Nov 19, 2023
Ship Outside 7,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Nov 29 - Dec 9, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Tip Top V. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 7 - Dec 17, 2023
Ship Outside 7,999
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Galaxy I. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

Dec 8 - Dec 18, 2023
Ship Outside 7,699
Itinerary Note

This program date sails on the Coral II. Cruise Itinerary varies by date. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice.

At a Glance

Study unique animal and plant species on this small ship voyage in one of the world’s most extraordinary settings — the Galápagos Islands. Encounter the fascinating wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Daily walks on sharp volcanic stones and loose rocks. Potentially rough water transferring from yacht into a Zodiac. Wet and dry Zodiac landings onshore. Quito, Ecuador has an elevation of 9,350 feet. Some participants fly in a day early to acclimate.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Encounter the exotic animals that made the Galápagos famous including Blue-footed Boobies, Darwin finches, giant tortoises and marine iguanas.
  • Navigate inlets, swim with sea lions and snorkel off remote beaches in search of tropical marine life.
  • Learn about the unique and hardy vegetation of the Galápagos including lava cacti, Scalesia trees, lichens, mangroves and Opuntia cacti.

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 website to check on the vessel and visitor sites included in your program. The expedition-style Galápagos vessels offered on this program can hold 16 passengers in comfortable cabins with en suite facilities.
Featured Expert
All Experts
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Eduardo Borja
Although he is a native of Quito, Eduardo Borja lived in the U.S.A. for a time as a child, then perfected his English at the American School of Quito after returning to Ecuador. Following high school, he rediscovered his passion for Ecuador’s wonders and his enjoyment of sharing them. He returned to the U.S.A. to earn a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management. Today, Eduardo lives in Quito and enjoys both the city’s cultural offerings and the natural beauty of Ecuador’s countryside.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Eduardo Borja View biography
Although he is a native of Quito, Eduardo Borja lived in the U.S.A. for a time as a child, then perfected his English at the American School of Quito after returning to Ecuador. Following high school, he rediscovered his passion for Ecuador’s wonders and his enjoyment of sharing them. He returned to the U.S.A. to earn a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management. Today, Eduardo lives in Quito and enjoys both the city’s cultural offerings and the natural beauty of Ecuador’s countryside.
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Jorge "George" Carrera is an accomplished Ecuadorian group leader and a veteran with decades of field experience. He recalls as a child, being drawn to studies focused on history, geography and politics. Later, while studying for a degree in the travel industry, he also developed a passion for art, archaeology, ethnic studies and cultural anthropology. Jorge has traveled extensively throughout Ecuador and spent time in some stunningly beautiful locations, ranging from Andean landscapes to lowland forests and coastal beaches.
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Lourdes "Lulu" Pesantes' love of the Galapagos Islands began while growing up on Santa Cruz, where she attended school and volunteered at the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park. She attended college in Quito then returned to work at the Galapagos National Park. She saw the fulfillment of a lifelong dream when she qualified as a Galapagos naturalist leader and began leading field trips and teaching about local plants, animals and geology. Lourdes' favorite pastimes include snorkeling, wildlife observation and photography.
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Wilfrido “Wilo” Castañeda is a third generation naturalist guide who loves playing sports, including basketball, soccer, cycling, and swimming from a young age. Since 1999, he has worked as a certified Galapagos Park guide and in 2002 became a certified diver guide. He has two children; a son and a daughter. Wilo likes to travel internationally but says each time he leaves Ecuador he is reminded that there is no place like home! He looks forward to sharing his beautiful country with Road Scholars.
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Henry Terán hails from Imbaburra, in northern Ecuador. As a youth, he took every opportunity to go camping in the mountains with friends. These early outdoor adventures helped shape his decision to study tourism and qualify as an expedition leader. More than two decades later, he admits his favorite groups are still those that combine natural history with active-outdoor programming. Since Henry took up birding as a hobby, he enjoys using free time to study and perfect his birding skills.
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Patricio Madonado is a certified Galápagos National Park naturalist and a freelance photography instructor. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and is an expert when it comes to flora and fauna of the Islands. Patricio began working as a naturalist expedition leader in the Galápagos Islands in 2000 and in 2012 added photography instruction to his professional repertoire. He has led groups for a number of well-known Ecuadorian and international expedition companies over the years, and is experienced in cruise and land-based programming.
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Galapagos, A Natural History
by Michael Jackson
This comprehensive guide to the natural history of the Galapagos is practically mandatory reading -- the single best introduction to the geology and climate, habitats, plants, birds, animals, ecology and evolution.
Wildlife of the Galapagos
by Julian Fitter, Daniel Fitter, David Hosking (Photographer)
A compact identification guide to Galapagos nature and wildlife, featuring 400 color photographs, an overview of the history, climate, evolution and geology of the islands, and helpful full-color visitor site maps.
The Boy on the Back of the Turtle
by Paul Quarrington
Humorist, novelist and family man on a quest, Quarrington offers an entertaining account of a Galapagos voyage in the company of his seven-year-old daughter and 70-year-old father.
Galapagos: The Enchanted Islands, Through Writer's Eyes
by John Hickman (Editor)
Hickman weaves original accounts by Galapagos whalers, gentleman pirates, fitful castaways, settlers and scientists, including Ambrose Crowley, Herman Melville, Charles Darwin and William Beebe, in these tales of the colorful human history of the archipelago.
Galapagos Bedtime Stories
by Paula Tagle Saad
These delightful children's stories, organized by island, were inspired by Saad's many trips as an expedition leader. Each illustrated tale revolves around an animal or incident in the islands, including a newly hatched Waved Albatross, a sea lion pup and a nesting Flightless Cormorant.
Insight Guide Ecuador and Galapagos
by Insight Guides
Presenting the natural history, politics, culture, wildlife and attractions of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with style and authority.
Voyage of the Beagle
by Charles Darwin
The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life -- and our way of thinking about the world. First published in 1839, it's still a marvelous introduction to the wildlife, nature and allure of South America.
The Galapagos, A Natural History
by Henry Nicholls
Editor of the Galapagos Conservation Trust magazine and author of Lonesome George, Henry Nicholls charts the human and natural history of the archipelago from its fiery origins through famous visitors and current conservation challenges.
The True Adventures of Charley Darwin
by Carolyn Meyer
Meyer turns the facts of Darwin's early life in Shrewsbury and his transformation aboard the Beagle into a novel for young adults.
Understanding Galapagos: What You'll See and What it Means
by Sehoya Cotner, Randy Moore
An excellent introduction to the flora and fauna of the Galapagos and a stellar overview of evolutionary biography on the islands. Accessible for readers from all backgrounds.
Galapagos, A Novel
by Kurt Vonnegut
In this madcap classic, Vonnegut's narrator lives in a future where the human race has been wiped out -- all except for a small group who boarded the "nature cruise of the century" only to get stranded in the Galapagos.
Evolution's Workshop
by Edward J. Larson
A vivid history of the Galapagos and the role of the islands as a crucible of evolutionary ideas, written by a Pulitzer Prize winner. Larson covers Darwin and the discovery of the islands, the visits of Hancock and Beebe, the influence of the United States during WWII and the establishment of the national park.
Inside the Beagle with Charles Darwin
by Fiona MacDonald
MacDonald gives detailed accounts of daily life aboard the Beagle, animals and places encountered, as well as excellent illustrations and a balanced discussion of Darwin's ground-breaking scientific theories. Ages 8 and up.
Galapagos, World's End
by William Beebe
This wry, wonderfully evocative account of a 1924 scientific expedition includes an excellent chapter on the human history of the Galapagos.
The History of Ecuador
by George Lauderbaugh
this compact book includes chapters on Ecuador today, Ecuador's indigenous and colonial past, the oil boom and other events.
Satan Came to Eden
by Dore Strauch
The original memoir of Dore Strauch, early settler to the Galapagos and participant in the fascinating unsolved mystery known as The Galapagos Affair, the subject of a new documentary. First published in 1936, it's back in print after 80 years.
Galapagos Islands Explorer Map
by Ocean Explorer Maps
Not just handy for keeping track of your Galapagos cruise, this detailed map (1:400,000) of the islands includes illustrated biographies of famous visitors and a wildlife guide.
Galapagos, The Islands That Changed the World
by Paul D. Stewart
Stewart and co-authors, associated with the BBC natural history unit, present the natural and human history of the islands in this wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated book, the companion to the BBC series.
Galapagos, The Islands That Changed the World
by Paul D. Stewart (Director)
Also available on Blu-Ray, this stunning three-part BBC documentary captures the rugged beauty, allure, wildlife and history of the archipelago like never before.
Galapagos Wildlife
by Pocket Naturalist
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of the Galapagos.
Birds, Mammals and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands
by Andy Swash, Robert Stills
This strikingly compact, comprehensive field guide features 500 color photographs, distribution maps and information on status, habitat and behavior.
Ecuador Adventure Map
by National Geographic Society
This double-sided, waterproof map covers Ecuador in splendid detail (1:750:00) and also includes a Galapagos map (1:1 million).
Galapagos Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide
by David Horwell, Pete Oxford
With chapters on visitor sites, history, conservation and habitats, this compact photographic guide introduces birds, reptiles, marine and other life of the archipelago.
Galapagos, Islands Born of Fire
by Tui De Roy
A stunning celebration of the landscapes, wildlife and habitats of the Galapagos by a photographer who was raised in the archipelago. Tenth anniversary edition.





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