Join us for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime voyage to experience firsthand why Charles Darwin made this keen yet simple observation of the Galápagos Islands. Today, the archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 95 percent of its natural biodiversity, first encountered when a Spanish ship drifted off course in 1535, still intact. Home to the amazing exotic birds, plants and animals that inspired Darwin, this “living laboratory of evolution” continues to offer the excitement of original discovery to every visitor.
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.
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- Trip Type
- Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
- Departure Dates
- Jan 11, 2021 - Jan 19, 2021
Feb 8, 2021 - Feb 16, 2021
- day 1
Depart the U.S./ Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador
- day 2
Guayaquil/Fly to Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands/ Embark Santa Cruz II/Mosquera Islet
- day 3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal Island/ Punta Pitt, San Cristóbal Island
- day 4
Santa Fe Island/South Plaza Island
- day 5
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, for Charles Darwin Research Station and highlands
- day 6
Punta Suárez, Española Island/ Gardner Bay, Española Island
- day 7
Eden Islet, Santa Cruz Island/North Seymour Island
- day 8
Baltra Island/Disembark ship/Fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador/Depart for the U.S. or Canada
- day 9
Return to the U.S
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