This journey for the whole family features a six-night cruise in the Galápagos Islands, a nature lover’s dream destination, aboard the first-class small ship Santa Cruz II. This exploration vessel is equipped for your family’s complete Galápagos experience, from a fleet of Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat to certified naturalists and complimentary snorkeling gear. Visit seven islands where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human interaction like nowhere else on Earth. Enjoy Five-Star accommodations in lively Guayaquil.
Barbara Horlbeck, M.A., is a passionate arts and culture professional with extensive global experience. She a lecturer, a writer, an independent researcher, and an adjunct instructor of art history and has traveled in more than 35 countries, including five continents and the North Pole. In her lectures and discussions with the National Trust programs, Barbara engages with participants to enrich their experience and deepen their understanding of the region and its important historical context.
A team of multilingual onboard Ecuadorian expert naturalists will share their in-depth insight and knowledge about the Galápagos’ distinctive ecosystem during daily excursions and natural history lectures. The ship provides a glass-bottom boat to observe marine life, Zodiacs for island landings and excursions, complimentary snorkeling equipment and a nighttime stargazing program.
Three-night Quito and the Equator Pre-Tour Option. Six-night Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Tour Option.